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I just remembered I had a blog.  Since starting the dreariness of a 9-5 job I kind of forgot that I had one. Anyways, since Håkan asked I shall here present som thoughts on E3.

First of all, as I noted earlier, E3 came as something of a shocker this year. I’m not one to note down dates in press-releases, so I didn’t actually know the exact kick-off for the E3, but I had a vague recollection of June. So E3 crept up on me, kind of like a bad rash which feels real nice to scratch. Yes, that’s how I’d describe E3 this year. Like a rash. You don’t always keep in mind it’s there, but sometimes you just check in on it and give it something of a scratch, and it feels good. I poked my head in to the E3 coverage every once in a while and it was an alright scratch. While there were no releases that blew me away, it wasn’t wholly disappointing either. It never is in fact, it’s just that usually E3 brings awaited footage of games you have been waiting on for a LONG time, or some new spectacular IP reveals.

This year’s E3 brought details on motion gaming. Kinect and Move. Both useleless concepts in my opinion. Just as I feel the motion controls for the Wii are useless. My favourite Wii game, Monster Hunter 3 as you might recall, is shite with the motion controls and calls for the use of the Classic Controller Pro. Hence more of it seems like a waste of time. On some level I don’t really view this motion fad as gaming at its core. It’s something else.. something dark and horrible. And I do hope it’s just a fad. Because I really don’t want to be playing my fps games on Kinect. Nor do I want to play my racing games(not that I play any) holding on to a make-believe steering wheel rather than a bulky expensive store bought steering wheel that I can actually show off to my friends. The make-believe steering wheel also has no second-hand value, so you can’t sell it off when you’re in need of your dope.

Highlights then. A bit of talk about the upcoming X-Com game. I dig that. And some gameplay vids(which were leaked) of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the game that started this blog. It looks true to the original Deus Ex so my excitement has been refuelled. And just generally a lot of games that look cool. Metal Gear Rising, for example. With Peace Walker being the last game in the Snake canon of the series it seems fitting to put Raiden at the helm again. This time him subbing for Dante. DMC and Bayonetta being the sort of games I generally don’t play for their, I don’t know.. japaneseness, Metal Gear Rising looks to improve on the concept with another sort of japaneseness that I quite like. Cutting people in half never looked so good.

Blizzcon ought to be soon too right? Hopefully we’ll see that goddamned new IP they promised us last year.

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So, E3 has begun. It started sort of under the radar without me noticing it. Kind of like how Patapon 2 came to the stores without it being featured in any of the online magazines. Well, up till now there’s been nothing to ramble about. The reveals have been sort of lukewarm in the excitement factor. I’m sure we’ll see some cool features soon, but this E3 seems like a disappointment. Anyways, here are some actual big news.

http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/marusen/

For those who have tried it, you’ll notice a very specific art-direction when the lightning flashes. Yes, it’s back. Back again. Tell a friend. It’s Patapon 3, hopfully. My favourite race of war-crazy eyeballs have returned to conquer yet another tribe of blob-men. Looking forward to it!