E3 Roundup – Day 1

With E3 in full swing over in the US, it would be horribly irresponsible of me not to give you some of the news that I thought was most interesting.

And by “interesting” I really mean “stuff I’d probably buy”.  This means: it’s shooty, it will probably be for PC, oh and did I mention that it’s shooty?

Here are a few of the cooler stories to come out of E3 yesterday:

Battlefield Premium & Close Quarters

Rumours and speculation have been thrown all around the Internet like a piece of leper flesh about the impending updates to Battlefield, the new DLCs and also a new “Premium” service that aims to suck more money out of your wallet in exchange for cool shit.

Yesterday, EA unveiled details about Battlefield Premium and also the first two of four new DLCs coming for Battlefield over the next few months.  Most notably, the cost of upgrading to Battlefield Premium (R399 on Origin) will cover all of the new DLCs, early access to the DLCs, special double XP events, soldier loot drops and a bunch of other cool as-yet-to-be-mentioned stuff.

Check it out:

Far Cry 3

Ubisoft gave the lucky sods at E3 an extended look into the world of Far Cry 3.  Far Cry’s always been a very pretty game, set in idyllic locations that are usually overrun by brutal baddies in need of a good lesson in common courtesy.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

The Medal of Honor franchise needed a hefty kick in the pants after the latest instalment tanked so horribly.  Warfighter looks like it has promise, with improved gameplay mechanisms, a story that’s co-written by actual army veterans and based on actual events.  The graphics engine has also been upgraded and now makes use of the same graphics engine as Battlefield 3 (Frostbite 2.0), which sets the benchmark for awesomeness (yes, I’m biased).

Here’s some of the gameplay from E3:

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft has had a fantastic make-over.  This latest instalment is gritty, the graphics are amazing and, although the gameplay looks similar to what we’re used to in previous Tomb Raider games, I think the story is going to more than make up for it.

March 2013 is still a long way away though.

Halo 4

Microsoft pulled this ace out of its sleeve during its E3 press conference.  Halo is a staple for most online multiplayer gamers, but it usually carries a strong single player element driven by a very good story.  Halo 4 picks up where Halo 3 left off and is the second instalment in a new trilogy of Halo games called the “Reclaimer Trilogy”.  Halo 4 is also the first instalment not to be developed by Bungie.

Yes, I said I was a PC gamer and this is a title that’s exclusive to Xbox, but this one is too big even for me to ignore, even if I don’t play console games.

Crysis 3

A lot has already been said about Crysis 3.  It’s the latest instalment in a highly successful series of games that put you in a suit that can enhance your abilities Lone Star-style.  This is the definitive sandbox shooter and it’s looking as impressive as ever.

The question still remains though…will your PC be able to run it?



Wash is our resident uber-geek. He sleeps on a pile of comics, speaks fluent Klingon and spends his weekends unleashing all manner of Hell on the battlefields of his PC. If it’s related to gaming, comics, sci-fi or any other form of geekitude… chances are Wash has his sticky paws all over it.




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