The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is undoubtedly the highpoint in many videogames players' calendars. The one time of year when most major publishers gather to show-off their wares and raise anticipation for the titles that will be gracing shop shelves, more-often-than-not, in time for retail's busy Christmas season. More than this, though, it has now become a challenge: a testing a ground for that which you are sure about and a time when those unprepared will be barraged with unpleasant commentary – both from professionals, and the public.
E3 2009 is, of course, no different. Each of the three hardware manufacturers has their time to shine, and each delivered what they believe is the future of videogames. Internet debate is as rampant as ever, but today I [the editor] intend to take a look at my top-pick from each of the console manufacturers – quite possibly resulting in adding fuel to the fire.