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E3 2012: God Of War, The Last Of Us Gameplay = Sony Win

Fancy cinematics and CGI are one thing. Gameplay is quite another, yes?

Sony's E3 2012 press conference has just drawn to a close and although there wasn't anything especially groundbreaking (besides that unbelievable Beyond: Two Souls footage), the gameplay on display is what put Sony head-and-shoulders above the competition. No doubt about it.

The God of War: Ascension action was just plain bloody and fantastic from top to bottom. Featuring the gory flair for which the franchise is so well known, Kratos took on everything from sword-wielding elephants to a massive Kraken-like creature at the end. We also watched him switch seamlessly between his own sword and the traditional Blades of Chaos, which should indeed lead to quite a few combat options.

Then there was The Last Of Us gameplay, which looked absolutely stunning. The urgency and authenticity of the footage is almost indescribable, as Joel and Ellie fight to simply stay alive against weapon-toting guys who react and move quite realistically. Ellie created a distraction to give Joel the edge at one point, and in another example of a super cool mechanic, Joel took one guy hostage and tried to use him as leverage. Plus you've got the combination of the third-person shooting (which looked great) and the melee combat, which appears to be a major aspect of the experience.

Oh, and let's not forget footage for Assassin's Creed: Liberation, which should be one of the PlayStation Vita's most impressive titles to date. Factor in cross-platform tie-ins with Assassin's Creed III on the PS3, and PlayStation aficionados are definitely going to get the definitive AC experience this fall. Wonderbook was neat, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale looked kinda fun, and four-player co-op in Far Cry 3 looked like a blast. But above all else, the gameplay at Sony's conference dominated.

Tags: e3 2012, sony press conference, god of war ascension, the last of us, aciii liberation

6/4/2012 9:31:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (143 posts)

556pineapple
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:42:50 PM
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Last of Us: Day one. No questions. Even if it means I go without food for a week, that's a day one game for me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:08:56 PM

Ramen noodles are your friend.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:49:43 PM

Chicken flavored Ramen noodles = full 6-packs for a $1 around my way, and I buy them buy them case full(I should know since my unemployment doesn't quite cover my overdue-bill load)

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firesoul453
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:31:57 PM

Moving on campus means I have to buy a meal plan, so my meals are now covered -with student loans though :( - !


But dont forget about Beyond: Two Souls!

Three must have games

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Deathb4Dishonor
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:21:39 AM

God of War too... Might be without food for 2 weeks i guess

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Havoc
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 2:28:58 PM

Im probably in the minority but I was disappointed in the F-Bombs and the over the top brutality. I think ill have to pass onthis one. To bad too,the other trailors had me impressed;)

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manofchao5
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 2:31:21 PM

Lol first thought as the video cut out

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:42:59 PM
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That Last of Us gameplay was EPIC. Just Epic!!! Way to end an amazing press conference. And maybe it's only me, but that was some fast 90 minutes. Can't believe the conference was already over when it did.

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cLoudou
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:43:42 PM
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Mind blown, just like the guy at the end

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:46:03 PM

He begged for mercy....




he got none.

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SoulController
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:45:10 PM
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I thought we'd get another surprise or 2 but it was a great conference & made me see that Sony is all about the games.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:45:25 PM
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I like how MS ends their show with a multiplatform game (which is on its 9th game in the series), while Sony ends theirs with an original IP that brought about cheers from the crowd not only afterwards but during the presentation as well.

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firesoul453
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:34:13 PM

I'm sure Microsoft's three biggest series gears, halo, and forza, will still be decent with these sequels but I don't see how there are people who still won't admit Playstation has a better game library!

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Douchebaguette
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:46:03 PM
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The way he unmercifully shoots that hobo's head at the end... Ultimately swept the floor with all the other exclusives, and that isn't an insult; Beyond (I mentally jizzed) and GoW: Ascension (foak, that Elephant, I wonder if it implies Hindu religions - perhaps they'll be following GoWIII's originally intended story? Wishful thinking) were awesome. Allstars looks fun to play as well.

For once we'll see a game that doesn't concentrate on survival against the root problem. We'll see the effects it takes on everyone with detail and show the strives you'll have to take just to get by everyday and keep your supplies. And you'll have to be rutheless to achieve this... Awesome how through the years we see how darker each new Nauhty Dog franchise gets.

The graphics with all three titles show how much the PS3 hasn't seen it's limits yet. They actually look a slight level beyond Killzone, Uncharted and GoWIII.

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Microsoft's presentation was...horrible. EA's wasn't great. Ubisoft provided, espeically with their last new sleeper title, Watch Dogs. It looks totally awesome. And of course ACIII which I predict will be the best AC game up to date.

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Solid Fantasy
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:47:57 PM
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Well The Last of Us is a D1p with no questions asked. The new God of War looks like a slightly better polished version of GOW3 + muiltiplayer. The Assassins Creed Vita bundle looks like a spendid deal.

And best of all there was no mention of a PS4!!

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Qubex
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:48:13 PM
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Well, quite astonishing really. Pushed the bar beyond Uncharted 3 of course... quite stunning.

We see Cell parallelism at its finest here. Sony can do no wrong, now I wonder of the XBOX360 crowd would actually understand and appreciate what they would have just seen... quite spectacular...

Again, why do we need a PS4?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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inkme101
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:48:17 PM
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gow:a, last of us, and beyond were all amazing!!!

on a side note....is rockstar going to be making their presence fealt at anytime?

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inkme101
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:56:31 PM

nvm i see rockstar isnt attending!!! wtf????

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:13:49 PM

They never do, they are too cool for school.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:40:14 AM

After seeing God of War and The Last of Us, I can wait fot GTA without a problem

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Solid Fantasy
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:50:21 PM
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Forgot to mention, David cage is one of the best things to happen to the industry since Hideo Kojima.

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SoulController
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:53:09 PM

agreed

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John Shoemaker
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:55:59 PM
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Greatly disappointed by Sony. Too much filler, not enough games. Good ones at that. Not saying Beyond or GoW won't be good games but they don't interest me.
Was totally hoping for some Infamous 3 news or Ratchet and Clank PSN game news.
And was it me or did they show some games during the opening montage that you didn't recognize?
This whole E3 seems to be a major let down.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:00:41 PM

Did we see the same press conference? Because those games (maybe with the exception of Book of Spells) were huge to me. Like I said in my earlier post, that was some fast 90 minutes. That show did not drag. Sure, it would have been even greater if they've shown more games but I wouldn't complain with what I saw.

In perspective, I was hoping that Microsoft would convince me that there's really something for me in their console but there's just not. Theirs focused too much on Kinect and media offerings. I'm glad Sony did the complete opposite and dedicated most of its time to what I personally would like to see most: the games.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:00:46 PM

Uh...it was entirely about games. There were more cumulative gameplay minutes shown at this presentation than I can ever remember in the past.

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John Shoemaker
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:29:34 PM

I'm going to assume that it was just me but when I sit down and watch these conferences I want to see something new. New games, games I have not seen this convention.
And they honestly only showed, 2? Beyond and the AC Vita game? Which they never said was exclusive to the Vita did they?

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:46:31 PM

Exclusive or not, Liberation is still a new game. I suppose you're the glass is half-empty kind of person and there's no way to win over such folks. You did not get excited, fine. I got excited and that's what matters to me. I'm positive a lot more others are too. Besides, I saw what I was hoping for the most: Quantic Dream's new game.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:49:57 PM

Some people will always look for some reason to complain.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:50:20 PM

Two?

Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, The Last Of Us, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed: Liberation, and Far Cry 3 don't add up to two.

And given the Internet these days, you likely won't find anything "new" at any press conference, as it's almost all technically leaked ahead of time.

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:51:23 PM

Personally, I must disagree (I'm allowed). Even with the games that Microsoft showed, they lacked variety - just shooters (3rd and 1st person) and Kinect stuff. and many of the non-kinect games shown were Multi-console at that (COD, Tomb Raider, RE6...).

And then there was Sony with quite the variety of gameplay experiences and AAA exclusives.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:51:45 PM

He must have missed your article about E3 leaks Ben.

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Fabi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:40:21 PM

I kinda agree with you guys. Don't get me wrong, The Last of Us and Beyond looked great, but I'm from the idea that E3 has to WOW you with something you didn't expect, but it's true, in this day it's almost impossible to keep a secret.

I had already seen the screens from Beyond yesterday. God of War is great, but it's nothing we hadn't seen yet.

Anyway, I really hope Nintendo has a good conference.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 2:47:28 AM

I won't go as far as Shoemaker, because the games shown both looked *awesome* and are right up my alley (unlike those shown by M$), but I do agree with Fabi that there weren't any real "wow" moments like those at past E3s..."cool", "awesome", even "f*** yeah", but not "wow".

If they wanted to focus on the games, I would also have liked to see *less* of *more* games: more snippets and fewer live demos; each takes too long.

Overall, I was pleased but not blown away.

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firesoul453
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:54:07 AM

there were atleast 4 games where its the first time we've seen anything real.

just because they've already teased the last of us doesn't mean that its any less awesome when they show it off at e3

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Fabi
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:56:35 AM

Well that's your opinion, I do think it makes it less awesome. I mean not the game, but the impact. The game is ridiculously awesome regardless of what they do, but it's E3!

I remember how it used to be years back, those crazy moments that stay with you. Haven't had one of those this year.

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Kai200X
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:56:50 PM
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Alread pre-order them all. Gotta save some money lol.
Anyway, love the Last of Us live demo, great moment when the girl help out when he ran out of ammo. I'm always excited about God of War games so no question there. Beyond looked awesome as well. Nice news conference by Sony.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:06:29 PM

I loved when the crowd began cheering and applauding when Ellie came in and threw that brick - it only showed just how immersed and into the gameplay they were. I knew I clapped. Albeit I felt a little silly, it was highly deserved.

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Comic Shaman
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:28:29 PM

That part really got me, too. When I saw her picking up the brick, I knew that we were seeing a very different sort of AI companion. Then when she chucks it at the gunman at the critical moment... damn.

Can't wait for this game.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:01:18 PM
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I have to admit, I was a little worried they were going to say anything related to the PS4. There were points where they began talking about "future" and things like that, and I started to get worried. However, when they didn't announce the PS4 or even mention it, it made it one of the best show casings of exclusives. The realism that the Last of Us portrayed had me in ecstatics. I had to stop myself from jumping up and down all over the place (more of my nearby friend had to restrain me) and it only fuels me more to want to become a 3D Animator to work for that excellent company. It's a high order and a seemingly impossible dream, but I'd love to at least get to the point of an interview with all those talented men and women.

Once again, Naughty Dog has stolen my heart, and for the umpteenth time, I'm bucking proud to be a Playstation gamer. Sony, you devils you.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:08:08 PM
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For some reason I love the way ND transitions from cut scene to controlled gameplay, they swing around to your back and then you just know it's time to move.

Has MS been up yet? Did they have anything?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:11:31 PM

Their motion capturing is the best in gaming IMO. The fluid movements of everything on screen are lifelike, amazing stuff.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:13:51 PM

MS had their press conference a few hours before Sony. But yeah, they barely made a blip in the radar. Even Xbox fans I know ended up disappointed.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:22:51 PM

MS was at 11:30 central time. They showed off Halo4, Forza, a bunch of nongaming related media BS (Internet Explorer), a few multiplatform games with timed/exclusive DLC and ended their show with a 10min showing of the latest COD.

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cLoudou
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:24:29 PM

MS fans should be content with what they got. You know Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable. No new relevant IPs. Bunch of Kinect crap to appeal to the masses.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 12:54:12 AM

Mass Effect 3 has that same transition between cut scene and gameplay. It looks great indeed, makes the cut-scenes feel much more an integrated part of the game.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:11:57 PM
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The Last of Us looks freakin amazing. Can't wait for it.

As for who wins, I'll have to wait until after Nintendo's conference. XD

Though I gotta say, MS's conference was bunk. SmartGlass? Lol silly name for a reactionary move to the Wii U and PS3/Vita.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:24:10 PM

Matt and Trey (South Park) really burned them on SmartGlass by making fun of how ridiculous the product was.

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:34:01 PM

Yeah, I agree on all fronts!

and that smart glass.... I don't like the idea of killing my battery on all my touch devices while watching a movie...

...or going back and forth from my phone (or tablet) to a controller, and back again.

...Or trying to place my touch devices in an optimal spot for viewing while still being able to watch whatever is happening on the TV.

and I don't even like playing pac-man on a touch screen, let alone a game that requires the use of 12+ buttons.

It might all sound good on paper, but it's usability is suspect as far as I'm concerned.

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Qubex
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:53:22 PM

Must admit, I am looking forward to seeing what Nintendo has this time around. They will have some innovative stuff no doubt...

"Wonderbook" was pretty good for Sony though... nice for the kids!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Pandacastro
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:57:57 PM

Heres the burn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDPObOG97Ug

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FatherSun
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:00:28 PM

I was waiting for your post about Nintendos possible showings. What did you think about the Per-Event? I think Nintendo can surprise us depending on their games. If they show a new IP or two they can bag it. Or even an exclusive 3rd party IP! Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Smart Glass is either absolute laziness or total genius! It MSs way of capitalizing on the second screen without even creating a handheld device! It's what it is. Microsoft is now a cable provider! lol.. Explorer is a catch up as well.



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Jawknee
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:37:54 PM

FATH, I didn't get a chance to watch their pre e3 showing. :( excited for tomorrow though.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:27:43 AM

Matt and Trey's Smartglass burn was AWESOME!!! Totally called for and exactly what I was thinking!!

Smartglass won't work for games though, only as a 2nd interface for 360, and I'm guessing your 360 has to always be on for it to work, so if I'm away and my 360 is off, what's the point?

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burnedknight
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:23:14 PM
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The Last of Us was absolutely awesome and a D1p for me without a doubt.

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karneli lll
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:26:49 PM
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Sony loses for the sheer fact that they showed that book thing...really? and i think it took like 20 minutes,at least get a video from JK Rowling; the quote sounded like something her secretary wrote. I dont know why sports champions didn't have a video, that would have been a far better filler.

Also talking about exclusive DLC was dissapointing,probably didn't want to show that one exclusive multiplayer skin.Dont talk about the games,show them.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:41:48 PM

Want some cheese with that whine?

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:51:11 PM

Errrrm, yeah, because 5 or so minutes of less than expectacular game is enough to overshadow the rest that are actually brilliant. Yeah, Sony lost. How was Microsoft's press conference again? I bet Internet Explorer coming to the 360 would usher in a new wave of innovation in gaming consoles. Why didn't Sony see that coming?

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:58:21 PM

The wonderbook thing was fine, I REALLY don't think it's targeted to the 18 - 35 year old demographic, so don't fret too much over it.

While it's certainly not for me, I like that they are making creative products. Kids might really find it appealing.

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karneli lll
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:36:33 PM

Jawknee,

Im not whining, just stating an opinion.Its not about Sony being last here, i think there are no winners because when Sony and ms go head to head guess who wins? Now its like they agreed to do their conferences without competition.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:40:55 PM

Reaching for the absurdity that they lost simply because they showed a book is whining. No competition? REALLY?!

E3 is about games, Sony brought the games, MS...not so much.

Sony owned MS....Again.

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karneli lll
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:50:42 PM

The book thing was a move from the ms playbook, showing a fake video of the tech, the demo wasn't even working at some point.

In terms of the games,it was kinda even. They both showed exclusives and multiplats, i'd be surprised if they didn't exchange notes

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:58:08 AM

That a lot of BS for one thread, Karneli.

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matt99
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:29:50 PM
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Wish I could've watched it live, but I'm Canadian and it's NHL playoffs...anyways I've only had a chance to check out The Last of Us video and wow, just wow. Seven and a half minutes and I'm totally satisfied with the conference.

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sticklife
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:34:58 PM
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I'm sad for there not being very many vita games and also no new ape escape. I think a vita ape escape could be so much fun and add a ton to the series.

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:39:08 PM
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The Last of Us, Beyond, God of War...all day one purchases for me!! I can't wait!

And Microsoft should take some cues from Sony about press conferences - you don't need Joe Montana or Usher to have an exciting conference. Just have the developers get up on stage and show off what they have been working so hard on.

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YashaZz
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:48:26 PM
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Last of Us looks great, finaly somebody picked up the idea of surviving in such harsh survival into a game. Probably a day 1 for me.

Well now my most anticipated games are:

1. Beyond
2.Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
3. Last Of Us
4. God of War: Ascension

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Oyashiro
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:49:38 PM
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The entire conference was good, (except for Wonderbook, god that went on for way, way to long) but Naughty Dog again stole the show.

Man TLoU looks so good! I want it now!

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Kiryu
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:50:25 PM
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The Last of Us what an Experience!

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:01:44 PM
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After watching Sony's E3 trailers, Cage's game Beyond Two Souls, ACIII, Watchdogs, FarCry3, & Last Of Us have all catapulted right to the very top of my "Must Have" list!!!!

Now I've got figure how to squeeze a magical $240(plus tax) out of my meager money-bare unemployment checks.
Hmmm, maybe if I go go back to Undead Nightmare & try milking my Unicorn, maybe she'll sprout a pot of $20 gold pieces....."ARRRGGGGHHHHHH"!

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Pandacastro
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:02:49 PM
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Watching dogs, the last of us, Beyond: Two souls,and both AC games saved E3 for me. I hoped nintendo surprises me. My disappointment so far is resident evil 6, and dead space 3. They both look like they ditch horror and went with action.

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YashaZz
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:24:09 PM

Resident evil 6 and DE3 action makes sense, for RE6 it all comes down to this ultimate showdown, no more horror, the main characters need to fight for the world now - no more hiding and running away.

As for Dead Space 3, Isaac seems to be on his last chapter, time to destroy that "source" of necromorphs.

Anyway, that's just my opinion.

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FatherSun
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:08:30 PM
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Sony should create a layaway plan! Too many games. And there are still some that are to come that may not have been ready for prime time.

We should create a list of missed rumors or games that have been speculated upon. Was the GaiKai rumor a pure fabrication?

As far as VITA! Sony could/should just do a separate show with a slew of content and announcements. TGS maybe? Do they do any announcements during the rest of E3?

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:57:55 PM

FATHASUN,

I love your Sony Layaway Plan, but if that even happens, Sony will certainly wind up owning my butt all the way to the grave!

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Kevin5
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:12:08 PM
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The Last of Us, Beyond & God of War Ascension killed the show for me. All three of them look absolutely dazzling.

What a show for SONY.

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FxTales
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:46:14 PM
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Just incredible.

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Temjin001
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:51:08 PM
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A great show. I love how game centric it was. It wasn't long winded statistics and market data exposition it was here's a whole bunch of great games, mostly the one's we're producing, targeted at a wide audience of user. Great stuff. Beyond was the surprise for me. I heard stuff about it, but I didn't think I'd find it all that interesting. but their presentation was uber cool. Aside from that, and hate me for it, I thought Halo 4 looked great and I want that one bad, too ;)

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:53:09 AM

Halo 4 did have a Metroid Prime-feel too it. Looked great. Halo 4 and hopefully The Last of Us will be the 2 day-1 purchases this holiday for me.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 12:21:06 AM
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Great show, had chills during Beyond. GoW, looks great and The Last of Us is unbelievable. Can't wait to play those games.

Also AC3 looked really good, but how bout AC3: Liberation? That looked freaking awesome! Id love to be able to play that on my PS3.

The whole show was great. Good job. Too bad I no PS4 mention though. Honestly I more than expected it. Oh well. Not like the PS3 is losing steam pr anything... The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, are you kidding me? Incredible!

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 12:25:24 AM
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another great entry added to my wishlist.

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JDC80
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 12:33:20 AM
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Is it just me but does it seem every year G4 does the OH NOES Sony is in trouble meme and every year Sony belts one of the E3 Park? Anyway Beyond looks really nice, God of War is always amazing and I look forward slicing the elephant man head open and I'm looking forward to The Last of Us. Oh yeah that AC PS Vita bundle is nice deal.

I didn't see the M$ presser but from what I heard it wasn't all that. It seems they rather talk about what you can watch on the 360, milking another Halo game, treating COD Black Ops II as a 360 exclusive and showing off their version of the Wii U remote.

I was watching Morgan Webb and that guy that used to be on Attack of the Show and they were trying to make it sound it was ok the 360 just talked about the other features and not the games. All I know when I brought my PS3 I viewed it as a gaming system and any perks that came with it i.e. web browser and PSN was cool.

To me it's about games and which system has them and once again Sony proves with the PS3 and the Vita it's about the games.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:01:03 AM
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I think what's most interesting about this years E3 is what was *not* said rather than what was shown.

Like I said beforehand, no mention of the PS4 woud make me disappointed no matter what. And I am. I wanted something bigger, and leave disappointed.

Much more interesting right now though, is how little attention was given to the Vita. I actually took for granted a lot more time would be spent on the Vita: Much more games, accessories, the obvious price cut... more *focus*, basically. And enthusiasm. Like a newly launched platform should have.
It felt like the Vita has been out for years already and was yesterdays news. Like the PSP the later years. Like they didn't really care anymore. If I were a Vita owner this would have made me real worried.

Looking at the bright side, there is an immense list of GREAT looking games ahead. So there's plenty to do while we wait for the next leap.


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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:29:26 AM

I couldn't possibly care less about the PS4 at this point, especially after seeing Beyond and The Last Of Us. You're too focused on something we obviously don't need right now.

As for the Vita, they dedicated a huge portion of their show LAST year to it. Why exactly should they be doing that two years in a row...? This is a handheld, not a flagship console.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:47:18 AM

I agree Beam. I really wanted to see something about the PS4, but I'm not upset I didn't, because Beyond looks unbelievably good, and The Last of Us looks simply like a masterpiece.

I actually thought there was too much on the vita haha. I don't care for handhelds and it makes me really angry to hear that games like AC3: Liberation, will be a Vita title. That game looked good and I'd much rather play it on my console. And going back now, like Ben said it had a huge unveiling at E3 last year. Even then they stated in this show, in 4 months the Vita has over 40 games, and mentioned all the PS1 classics that are going to be available, and much more including more cross functionality with the PS3, that's a lot to talk about really.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:18:05 PM

@Big, well from my *personal* perspective I agree with you, I'm not much interested in the Vita either.
My comment was more a question of what I expected from Sony.

@Ben, don't you even find it just a little bit odd that a brand new hand-held console that launched just a few months ago didn't get more focus? A product that's hardly visible in the media as it is, and now that they got the entire world looking at them had a great chance to give it an extra little push it so clearly need?

Regarding the ps4 I do realize I was being a bit optimistic (or pessimistic, depends on your pov). But I do reserve my rights to be excited about what's inevitably right around the corner. I can't wait to hear more about the ps4!


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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:43:58 PM

The Vita was consistently mentioned throughout the conference. Liberation was a big part of it, as was the cross-platform play with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and the Call of Duty for Vita.

I agree the Vita needs more AAA software to remain relevant, and there could've been one major Vita title we didn't know about at the show, but beyond that, I think the Vita presence was fine.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 12:49:04 PM

It was mentioned, yes. I dunno, I obviously expected too much but I almost took for granted that there would be at least *one* piece of accessory for the Vita that made me go, "oh my, ok now that's awesome". Or a new IP that just out of nowhere made me think, "man... Maybe this Vita is something worth looking at after all". Just... Something. You know. More than just a mention throughout, but a real, smashing headliner. That's what I was expecting.

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frylock25
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:35:36 AM
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so i will admit that i did not know how to feel about last of us until tonight. seeing the actual gameplay made me want it for sure. dont get me wrong, seeing the trailers so far it was very impressive. but the actual gameplay is what i was waiting to see. now seeing that i know i want to play this. sadly i think we are over a year off from it actually releasing.

wait a minute, i didnt see the M$ e3 did they show anything for gta V?

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:08:26 AM

Nope.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:53:43 AM
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Off topic for a sec, but I think this needs saying since it's something that nobody has even mentioned....


Sony's deep in the red ink, but they still saw fit to give every E3 attendee a free voucher for Playstation Plus, and they were redeemable for other voucher codes for whatever country they might've been from too.

Yeah, I'm sure it's mainly to hook new Plus customers in after they've gotten a little taste of the high(er) life, but still in all, Sony could've just given everyone only a 3 month voucher & be done with it.

Plus Jack Tretton also stated that starting later today, that Plus members will be getting at least 12 games a month now, and including higher caliber games too.

So that's what I call fan service!!!!!


"Thank you Sony"

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:13:43 AM

They did it so that the gaming press will stop being willfully oblivious to its existence...and maybe actually use their PS3s more than once in a blue moon.

p.s. I'm pretty sure it's "twelve great games soon", not "twelve games a month".

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frylock25
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:40:02 AM

as of today we get these 12 games for being plus members.

Virtua Fighter 5
inFAMOUS 2
Little Big Planet 2
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Just Cause 2
Saints Row 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Hard Corp: Uprising
Choplifter HD
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone
Sideway NY

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:47:48 PM

Fane1024,

It's 12 free games "right now", go check them out(BTW, I'm D/L'ing about 2/3 of them right now too :-)

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Fane1024
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 1:58:50 AM

Biker,

I "bought" all of them, but I have no HDD room to download them at the moment.

Any who don't get a Plus subscription ASAP are just hurting themselves.

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Rogueagent01
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:10:16 AM
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Beyond: Two Souls was my favorite to see, I can't wait to play that game. The others that caught my attention were Watch Dogs, Dishonored, Far Cry 3, and Last of Us. I can't figure out why CCP aand Sony didn't include Dust 51 in there conference.

I am still not sold on Last of Us until I know it isn't a rail type game. Don't get me wrong I am pretty sure I am going to get it, but until I see a little more openess and or survival I will be willing to wait for a price cut.

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ProfPlayStation
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:53:35 AM
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Honestly, this was the first Sony E3 conference which left me completely tepid and unexcited. I know most people here go with an "anything and everything" approach to their entertainment, but I do not enjoy taking part in things which feature overly graphic violence or rampant filthy language.

Needless to say, God of War did nothing for me, and I quit watching after the first or second explosion of gore. Then, while I admire what David Cage does and am a fan of his, I absolutely hate how every character of his since the Heavy Rain tech demo has to have a filthy mouth. They made sure to show that off in the Beyond trailer, and it is, of course, never necessary for good story telling. It's lazy writing and a crutch to appear "mature," and I'm sad to see him continuing it. I'll hold off judgement until we see more, but the whole supernatural concept of the story is not impressing me at this point. And lastly, the supreme disappointment was The Last of Us, whose dialog consisted of almost nothing except f-bombs. No matter what the rest of that game is like, the sheer overbearing amount of unnecessary swearing is what will stop me from playing it.

As for the other half of Nintendo rip-offs and sugary kids nonsense, eh....

If this E3 is any indication of where things may be heading, I don't like it one bit. It's as though you have to choose between the most vanilla and boring pieces entertainment, or you must dive straight into the deepest depths of depravity.

I'm still looking forward to games such as Sly 4, The Last Guardian (assuming it exists), Ni no Kuni, and so on. But it seems like the compelling, well developed video game which isn't dripping in blood and having objectionable content plastered over every surface is becoming an endangered species.

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Mog
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 4:52:09 AM

Last of us? swearing?

Oh, I see.
They are the last forms of life on the planet so they should definitely watch their mouths.

Seems logical.

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ProfPlayStation
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:11:01 AM

Reality check: We're talking about a piece of entertainment. You can include or exclude anything you choose.

By the logic of "it's what would happen," I suppose that means the game should include hardcore rape scenes, as well. But...it doesn't. Funny, isn't it? Someone made a choice that they did not want to include that piece of objectionable content.

Naughty Dog can make the game however they chose to do so, but when they choose to showcase the game with a scene that is overflowing with content that I find objectionable, I will pass. I'm disappointed that they chose to take that route, when they have done so well in the past without it.

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Rogueagent01
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:21:20 AM

The God of War part I am with you, not because of the gore I just don't care for the games, though I did watch the whole thing.

As far as swearing in games like "Last of Us" and "Beyond: Two Souls" I have absolutely no issue with it. They both offer up reasoning in which you would swear, one being your survival and the other being as you said supernatural might make you say something you normally wouldn't. I definitely don't think it is lazy writing or a crutch, it is just like someone using a ! in a sentence. Swearing has been around since we developed language get over it, or as you point out don't take part in it. I would almost have sympathy for someone with children, but these games are not being made with children in mind, so if you don't like what you hear or see just don't play them.

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ProfPlayStation
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:45:28 AM

"it is just like someone using a ! in a sentence"

Yes, that is more or less my point. When the meaning is conveyed effectively, there is no need for language that many people do find objectionable. In the same way, there are Japanese games and anime which, in Japanese, have not one single word in them which is considered on the level with 4-letter swear words in the West. Yet a lazy translator can change that into having untold amounts of objectionable language, to no purpose other than to include objectionable language. A Western product is no different, in that a good story does not need "adult" language for it to be good.

Like I said, everyone can buy whatever you want, but I'm disappointed to see things heading in this direction, in that developers feel that they *must* include this content to be taken seriously. If anything, I would expect it to have the opposite effect on non-gamers.

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Rogueagent01
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:59:37 AM

I agree that a good story does not need profanity to be good, but I also would say that a story is not harmed by it either. Shakespeare laced many of his plays with profanity and it is taught nearly worldwide. Profanity has its place and will be used by writers in both an effective and pointless way(sometimes both at the same time). There is nothing wrong with profanity at all, it falls down to context to me, if there is a reason for it I have no problem with it, and if it is there just for the sake of being there then I usually have less respect for whatever I am reading, playing, ect.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:15:08 AM

You don't realize how mainstream advertising works? Really?

You don't know that the most controversial and potentially offensive parts of basically any piece of entertainment will hit a presentation or commercial? Sadly, it's what the masses want. It's titillation. You can be mad at the game industry for doing the same thing, but it's business.

In no way would I believe all the dialogue from Beyond is just going to be about swearing. You shouldn't, either, based on their previous projects. Same goes for The Last Of Us. Speaking of "reality checks," you should probably acknowledge the difference between the reality of a product and what is shown to audiences to get them interested.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:42:24 AM

I agree with ProfP in regards to the over use of the F-Bomb. It's unnecessary. They're approaching Rico levels of absurdity. Once in a while is whatever's, but the word was used way too much in such a short amount of time, I'm getting the feeling Naughty Dog might be over doing it a bit.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:19:41 AM

Jawknee- previously you said The Last of Us looked amazing. Obviously you heard the dialogue at that point too. Part of the reason they use Cursing is probably because of the intense nature. I'm sorry but even thinking realistically if I was one of those characters in the same situation, I'm gonna say F***. Because saying Oh, No! Just doesn't have the same effect. Sorry but it doesn't.

Listen im not sure Amy Hennig handles some or all of the script writing in The Last of Us, but she's amazing at her job (hence the Uncharted games) and if anyone can pull something off and make it believable it's her. And regardless I think ND is capable of that in general (again look at Uncharted). And I fully believe they achieved that in that scene.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 1:12:09 PM

Hey Professor, don't pull the rest of the western world into this - this is an uber-ultra-American style rant.

In the part of the western world that I live in we don't censor words at all. This simply is no issue whatsoever.

What's the big fu*king deal with the "f word". It's a word. THAT'S what most of the western world are thinking.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 4:43:16 PM

Railer, one can still admire this game on the level I do and still dislike the profanity. I don't mind profanity when it's tasteful but to hear "f***" that many times in 6 minutes is tasteless and bad writing.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 4:47:07 PM

It is just a word, we made it a big deal, and slowly but surely we are flipping that and it's becoming normal.

Jawknee- I can understand that. But for me it wasn't bad writing. What words would you replace the F word with in those same situations to get the same impact and nature of the situation to the audience?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:57:46 PM

I have to respectfully disagree. It's a foul word and many people find it offensive. The commonality that it's acceptable to lace our entertainment and public discussions with foul language is a sign of cultural decay. I know you think it adds immersion to the game but the visuals do that just fine.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:01:20 PM

It is a foul word. I'm not saying it isn't, so I agree with you on that. Plus I think it's perfectly normal to not like vulgarity. I just feel like in the context of things it's fine. But thats just me. I wouldn't ever expect anyone that isn't ok with that type of thing to understand why I think it's ok. I just look at it like, I probably would say the same thing if I'm in that position. I wouldn't be screaming "Oh no" that's for sure, because for whatever reason the F word is more dramatic. It's hard to explain really. I just feel like it fits, and adds an impact otherwise not felt with another word.

Unless you can come up with different dialogue, I'm good with it! I'd be a terrible writer, I know that. ;)

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gray_eagle
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 4:45:09 AM
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through the whole conference, i was waiting for the PS4 to be announced.
after watching the last of us being played, who needs a PS4 just yet?

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marcusfrommo
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:14:28 AM
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E3 sucked hard, the sony's e3 sucked a little less than xbox. Xbox was predictable, sony wasted time showing off their children's story book game, but no game footage of dust 514? Everyone knew they were going to show gow and the last of us gameplay footage. Big effing deal.

Hey, what was all that talk about the next gen system being talked about at this years e3? This website, ign, probably a few others dropped the ball hard on this one. What are you six? The last of us and god of war, Sony wins? Really?

The only game I knew very little about was Beyond 2 worlds. There not telling me anything until I see actual gameplay footage her moving with your controller, even though he said it was in real time though.

Gee, I wonder who will win, 2 predictable consoles sony, xbox, or nintendo, when the majority of there topics just might be their new console.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:17:23 AM

You really are 8, aren't you?

Either stop insulting this site and everyone else when you post, or shut it. If you actually read a single solitary word of any given article, NOBODY said Sony or Microsoft would unveil their new machines at this year E3. A few unsubstantiated rumors (mostly for the sake of headlines), but nobody in the industry gave them any real attention.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:20:19 AM
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Microsoft's presentation was... okay.

Halo 4 looks pretty cool, but after Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST and Halo Reach, AND Halo Anniversary, I'm a bit burnt out on Halo. Gears Judgement could be good, but it's not a D1P like Gears 3 was. I'm still loving Dance Central 2, and have barely played it, so DC 3 isn't a big deal to me like DC 2 was. Forza Horizon? Meh. Still playing GT5 and Forza 4. Fable Journey? Will wait for reviews. If reviews are glowing and it turns out to be Kinect's killer app, then yeah, why not?

Xbox Smartglass looks like a cool feature, but I doubt I'd use it often. I feel like it pulls me away from the content, not immerse me more, since I'm flicking between screens. I reckon, like the Kinect, it'll be a huge success in the first 3 months then die off.

Only thing about MS' conference that interested me personally was Nike + Kinect Training! Perfect motivation for blending my 2 passions, gaming and fitness!! And it's far more social and community-based than other Kinect fitness titles. I'll definitely be getting my friends onto that one.

Living in Australia, no one here is interested in ESPN, or Kinect integration of services. Netflix isn't even available in Australia!! More than half the services listed at the 360 conference aren't even available here!!!

In Australia, it's all about the games, the tech and the "WOW" factor. Book of Spells was a bit of a "wow" moment, but while I can see a definite market for families and kids, just doesn't interest me personally. Getting JK Rowling on board was a good move to kick this thing off!!

As far as games go, Sony was the clear winner compared to MS. Am still awaiting Nintendo's Press Conference.

Vita, PS All Stars, Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, God of War Ascension, Assassin's Creed 3, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation, CoD on Vita, all this stuff makes PS3 the go to machine for my gaming needs!! Nintendo a very close second!!

No Last Guardian or new MGS sadly. I'm glad they held off from announcing new consoles, there's still so much love in the PS3 to tap!! Shame 360 had to hit it's peak so early.

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 7:01:17 AM
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wow love the last of us footage ....it looks great has a real uncharted feel about it which i love this is a great opportunity for ng to show they really are one of the best

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___________
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 7:28:16 AM
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IS THAT ALL!?
come on $ony you have teased us like little school girls, and this is all you show us!?
come on i was expecting a trailer at least 3 times that length!

$ony had BY FAR the weakest conference this year!
spent WAY too much time beating the chest and whipping the ruler out.........
if theres 1 company in the industry that is so up themselves its $ony!
than the time they did not spend beating it out, they wasted on that crappy book game!
yeah that is totally why i have sunk thousands into playstation products, so i can play a crappy wii wannabe!

guess i should not be surprised they only had 1 new game, everything else we pretty much knew was coming and even that was a bit of a disappointment!
i really wanted to see it take off from the kara tech demo!
where are the games sucker punch, GG, insomniac, the other ND team, ect, ect?
come on $ony you cant turn up to E3 with such few content!
they spent more time showing those crappy book games then they did their biggest franchises!

plus where the hell were the vita titles?
no soul sacrifice, no killzone, no sly 4, no LBP.
not to mention they did not have a gameplay trailer for the biggest 2 vita games, AC and COD!
been announced for 18 months now and we STILL dont have a single gameplay trailer for either!

not to mention what happened to the plus upgrade?
typical $ony, ross was on twitter last week hyping it up like the second coming!
again $ony hype a announcement up like the second coming and than just release the smallest crappiest thing they can!
gotta love the north america part too!
sigh $ony gives EU the finger YET AGAIN!
we pay MORE, wait LONGER, and we STILL get given the finger!

so disappointed, this has to be THE WEAKEST E3 conference in the history of E3!
hell, the history of press conferences!





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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:49:40 AM

They did have the AC Vita gameplay trailer. But I was really expecting like 2 or 3 Vita titles we haven't seen or heard about yet. I was hoping Sony would give me a reason to go out and get one later this year.

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___________
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:09:54 AM

it was not gameplay it was a teaser trailer.
50 bucks ninty will announce more games for the 3DS tomorrow even though their focus will be on the wiiU, than what $ony did today!

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sirbob6
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:30:33 PM

Well, you lost that bet... I counted about one game for the 3DS

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___________
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 10:19:07 AM

obviously, they only had a hour they did not have enough time to announce the stuff for wiiU!
thats why there having a new conference specifically for the 3DS!
wheres $ony dedicating a show to the vita?

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:34:26 AM
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It was good, albeit predictable. The only thing that I was suprised by/impressed with was the Beyond reveal, and gameplay footage of The Last of Us. And they couldn't even give us a release date for The Last of Us? I'm really really hoping that it comes out this holiday. It seems all the games I want have been pushed back until Feb/March. Playstation Allstars looks fun though. Kinda bummed we didnt see inFamous 3 or the next GG IP.

I was also really surprised by the lack of a price drop for Vita/PS3 and the complete lack of game reveals for the Vita. A CoD and AC isn't going to do it for me.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:54:49 AM

Perhaps inFamous 3 or GG's next IP will be for the PS4??

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:07:40 AM

Could be. The general vibe I got from both the Sony and MS conferences was that there wouldn't be too many more game reveals for this generation.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:49:18 AM
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I thought we'd see/hear something about Agent. It seems like it was what...three or four years ago that we heard an announcement of this PS3 exclusive. It's not like Take-Two (R*) has their own E3 event to announce it at.

Also, what about the report of Gaikai service coming to PS3 (and why not PSV) for at least PS2 games?

Finally, did they reveal any dates for Beyond and The Last of Us?

Oh well, here's hoping for more surprises throughout E3 and if not the Tokyo Game Show!

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:51:15 AM

David Cage said beyond would be out in 2013. ND wouldn't comment on a release date. I'm hoping for Nov/Dec though. There already seems to be an unusually large number of games coming out early next year.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:56:58 AM

Yeah I noticed between EA and Ubisoft, it seems like there will be a lot of games released on October 30. The other date I saw come up a lot was February 2013.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:14:10 AM
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... It just looks like Uncharted... just a bit grittier... Is it bad that I cannot get excited for the game. I know I said I have had enough of post apocalyiptic games... but it just feels more liek Uncharted than Fallout or Borderlands (Properly a good thing.) I mean yes as it is like Uncharted the gameplay is mechanics are phenominal but I saw no real difference. I just feel indifferent about the project as a whole.

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Casual Friday
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 9:15:17 AM
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I agree that Sony beat MS yesterday, but for me it had more to do with how bad Microsoft did than how great Sony's presentation was.

I guess I was disappointed that they had very few things we didn't expect and also seemed to be missing things we would liked to have seen (more new Vita stuff).

I also cringed when the announcer joked about being able to keep the wonderbook thing a secret (unlike the Vita last year) so it could be the big reveal. It took probably fifteen minutes out of the hour and a half presentation, but it felt quite a bit longer and didn't seem to work that well. I sort of wish they had kept it a secret quite a bit longer.

I also don't see how you can declare a winner before Nintendo gets their chance. I realize that many of us don't like to consider them the competition, but I bet that Sony does. Without Sony or Microsoft announcing anyting next-gen, I think it sets up pretty nicely for Nintendo to have a big show.

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___________
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:12:36 AM

bad?
halo, gears, forza, fable, tomb raider, splinter cell, black ops 2, all the awesome XBLA games, make a bad show?
had allot more games, and allot better games than $onys did!
it may not of been the best conference they have had, but everything they showed there bar the stupid silly music and movie crap was freaking awesome!

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xenris
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:44:19 AM

Three of those titles are multiplatform that microsoft showed. The other four are old IPs that. Sony had 3 brand new IPs and the returning juggernaut that is God of War. Sony should have shortened the magic book demonstration but sonys show was much better.

Sony will be getting tomb raider splinter cell and black ops, so they didn't have way more and way better games. If you like Halo, gears and forza more thats cool. But Microsoft really only has those three IPs that they can rely on, where as sony has dozens of awesome IPs.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 10:50:33 AM

where did i say they were exclusives?
WHOLE point of E3 is showing games, and M$ showed more games AND better ones!
$ony showed 6 games most people will get excited about.
beyond, the last of us, AC3, ACL, FC3, and GOWA.
they did not even show off sly 4!
WTF!?
there was a MASSIVE reaction at E3 last year when it was announced!
why was it not there?
dust 514 is one of the most innovative MMOFPS games out there when it releases its going to be MASSIVE!
so why wasent that there?

M$ showed COD BO2, splinter cell 6, resident evil 6, south park, fifa 13, madden 13, their smart glass tech, fable the journey, halo 4, gears of war liberation, forza horizon, tomb raider, dance central 3, Ascend: New Gods, Lococycle, Presenting I.R.I.S, Matter, and Wreckateer.

thats 18 games most xbox fans will be excited for.
does not take a calculus genius to figure out 18 is a larger number than 6!

not to mention M$ was the ONLY ones who did not waste any time showing boring crap!
EA had some boring disappointing games, ubisoft did, ninty did, $ony did, M$ was the only ones that showed 100% awesome!
worst game they showed was dance central 3 and 2 was a freaking awesome game!
as i said M$ showed MORE, and BETTER games!

what the hell, ill run with your logic too, M$ showed more EXCLUSIVES too!
$ony had that all stars game, ACL, beyond, GOWA, the last of us and thats it!
sorry that crappy book game does not count were talking about games 99% of fans will want, not 1%!
M$ had halo 4, gears of war liberation, forza horizon, Ascend: New Gods, Lococycle, Presenting I.R.I.S, Matter, Wreckateer.
thats 5 exclusives from $ony, versus 8.
yeah, you were saying?

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xenris
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 11:31:51 AM

Um, because Sonys exclusives were easily better than anything at Msofts show. I'm going to make a mental note on how you think Dust 514 will be massive and awesome, just to remind you when you b%@$# about it when its released okay :) Sure they could have showed those two games games you just mention but they didn't, not showing games that might not be ready to show is not better than showing a dozen games over half of which are multiplatform.

I'm well aware that 6 is a smaller number than 18, thanks for showing that you are a hostile rage filled internet punk, that uses the power of online anonymity to harass people ;)

You had a really awesome time watching usher dance...right that was just filler dude. They showed more games, better is subjective but the "better" games your listing are multiplat so who cares?

I don't care if Xbox wants to show a bunch of garbage looking xbla games, Ascend looks like a trash God of war rip off, lococycle what did that trailer do, just showed a bike again pointless filler because they think quantity = quality. Wrekateer is another garbage looking kinect game. The gears trailer was short and pointless, as were most of microsofts trailers. Halo 4 was the only good demo and honestly I think master chief has had his run, probably why bungie didn't want to make any more.

Msoft has four real exlusives and they are all getting tired and old, not to mention fable kinect looks laughably bad.

Also lol at smart glass tech.

See I can have the same condescending tone as you ;) So what I am saying is yeah Sony had a better show. If I want to watch Usher dance I'll throw on much music.



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___________
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 9:17:08 AM

right, so anything that does not have $ony in front of it is garbage.
whatever dude im done arguing with a brick wall!

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xenris
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 10:06:43 AM

No things that look like garbage look like garbage, regardless of what platform they are on :)

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 3:09:37 PM
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For me, the best of Sony's E3 showings in recent time have to be either 2009 or 2010.

2009's E3 for it's amount of top, top exclusives (GOW3, UC2 & Heavy Rain), & 2010's for it's presentation; the opening sequence went really well with the music, and overall I found it enjoyable to watch. Guess as a gamer I'd have to say 2009 though.

This year and last year however, have been a bit of a downer. Not saying I expected much from this year - infact, the only thing I WAS looking forward to was The Last Of US. So, I guess I'm happy in that respect. However, the GOW:A gameplay looked same old, same old - which I'll admit isn't a bad thing in the slightest, but...I don't know. Was just expecting something more 'grand'; I killed Cronos - whom is the size of the empire state building - in GOW3, so why should I be impressed by this?

I'm not excited by Beyond just yet, it'll probably click for me abit later (t'was the same with Heavy Rain). Pretty much forgotten the rest of the show - though in fairness, I did watch it half-asleep at 2AM (damn time-zones).

....buuuuuut despite all what I just said, I'm still preoccupied with some of 2011's releases - LBP2 & UC3, mostly - so I'm not hugly intrested in new games. I'll probably be playing these two well into 2013 to be perfectly honest... :P

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 4:34:29 PM
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Sony wins. I enjoyed Nintendo's conference and their Wii U demonstrations after but Sony owned it with the best games.

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Robochic
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 5:33:55 PM
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Sony totally wins E3 i really enjoyed it. Last of Us is a day one buy for me ND did it again the demo was amazing and really interesting. I didn't see a release date for this though?

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Jaylynn
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 6:51:38 PM
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Most definitely a day one buy.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 7:21:57 PM
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I watched all 5 presentations yesterday & this morning and as I saw it(or maybe just of the genres I'd play), at least for myself, I put their shows in this order

1. Sony
2. Ubisoft
3. EA
4. Nintendo
5. MS

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xenris
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 7:59:18 PM

Yeah, I would put ubisofts up there with Sonys for sure. They have a really impressive line up coming out in the near future.

I'm so stoked that Splinter cell is coming back to the PS3 and returning to its roots. Conviction felt to forced, and the levels felt like levels and not actual locations.

AC3 was obviously awesome as well too. However I think Ubisofts star was Watch dogs, that game looks mighty cool.

However Sony inches ahead for me because of The Last of Us demo. I literally was like Holy F!@% at the end when the guy says no DONT, and then BLAM!!!! Seriously it was awesome.

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sirbob6
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:34:45 PM

What Splinter Cell did you see?

Blacklist looks nothing like the older Splinter Cell games. For about the first minute of the game I seriously thought it was some CoD trailer about the Afghanistan section. It wasn't till he put on the goggle I was like, "Wait a second..." At which point I watch with sadness as Sam Fisher ran through a camp gunning down everyone and calling in an airstrike.

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xenris
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 11:35:40 AM

It reminded me of Chaos Theory because of the knifing. I'm sure you can play it differently than using the mark and execute feature.

I will admit I miss the old Splinter Cell games, but Conviction to me was really really trashy. Like I said the levels felt like levels, not actual locations. This game looked more organic to me.

Just because it has a middle east section doesn't mean its all going to take place there. It just looked much better than conviction and like it was trying to return to sams roots a little.

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PharaohJR
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 8:22:14 PM
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Sony
Nintendo
Microsoft

Sony & Nintendo got the handheld integration move in right direction. games on Ps3 smh..... incredible. it makes me think what more could we see of Ps3 if multi plat developers spent more time on Ps3 architecture. if it wasnt for Xbox live microsoft wouldnt have a heartbeat. I wanted to know more of GtA5, Rockstar run on own schedule though. overall Ps3 some serious & its applying pressure hope the competition can bench press.

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erislocker
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 10:22:24 AM
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i am so speechless regarding TLOU. it's so amazing! the sounds, the versatility, the freedom. Can we decide to let somebody live? the guy says "don't", ellie is like, "dude, fire?" it's just so deep. the way the stairs creak, holy shit, i am really flabbergasted at this production. indeed genre defining.

i am a huge uncharted and Assasin's Creed fan. played them all. but TLOU totally eclipsed them. do not care about anything but this game now...
sucks we have to wait till next year...

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Lazerbyte
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 10:25:05 AM
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See if you show gamers GAMES they will be interested.

Seems Nintendo and Microsoft kept it safe as MS had Halo 4 and a new gears game and Nintendo has a new Mario game and they teased the WiiU but there was NO price or launch date. Holiday 2012 could mean on Black Friday or right before Christmas!

Also is the system gonna be $250 or will it be more?

With my PS3 I don't have to worry about hardware cost I just have to pick up games!

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