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While the rest of our E3 Previews will be coming out in-depth over the next few weeks, Andy's stuff is up and available on the website already! As well as daily wrap-up videos our Weekly Updater also interviewed a whole heap of people - and I've thrown them all below in one easy to grab location!
Also - just to prove I was actually there I'm going to embed the video I'm actually in right here in this news post!
BigPond GameArena e3 2012 Show Wrapup with Andy & JoabyPosted: 12 Jun 12 | 878 views | 368MB
According to wikipedia Tokyo is populated by 35 million human beings. For comparison, Sydney - the largest city in Australia - has just 4.6 million humans. Australia overall has just 22 million humans, not even two thirds of the population of Tokyo alone.
Imagine if one day all those humans just disappeared.
Then imagine if all the animals in Tokyo - in the zoos, being kept as pets, starring in amazing game shows - all got out and decided to animal it up. Also, for what could only be described as 'gameplay purposes', they could dress themselves.
Tokyo Jungle is the game that you - through various leaps of the imagination - just envisioned. At E32012 the just-released-in-Japan game was on-show - helpfully translated into English - and yours truly got to experience two different survivors in this brave new world.
As we all know, the Lamia is a part-human-part-snake child eating demoness of Greek myth. While I assume Andy is still attempting to get an interview with her, he did accidentally manage to get a much more interesting interview with Mark Lamia - the head of Treyarch - and they discuss Call of Duty Black Ops 2!
You can watch the interview embedded below or in our videos library - see if you can spot his serpent's tail!
BigPond GameArena Interview with Mark LamiaPosted: 07 Jun 12 | 385 views | 210.7MB
Posted 12:32pm 07/06/12 by: limimi
It's not just me is it? Video game titles are getting ridiculously long. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is the first handheld excursion for Konami's Castlevania reboot and while I was disappointed not to see them making another 2D Castlevania, Mirror of Fate looks like it might be up my alley regardless. After all, it's not the 3rd person action adventure most people expected - it's a 2.5D metroidvania style platformer, with four playable characters - including Alucard. Woop!
Nintendo's second, 3DS focused conference is hardly worth talking about on the whole, but it did have some key points of interest - and a new exploration based Castlevania title is definitely one of them. I've embedded the trailer for the game below and it looks rather stunning - you can also check it out in our videos library if you're so inclined - and tell me, are you looking forward to a new exploratory Castlevania, or are you only interested in Lords of Shadow 2? I assume it's not neither because that would be BLASPHEMY!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate E3 2012 3DS Debut TrailerPosted: 06 Jun 12 | 228 views | 29.8MB
Posted 12:33pm 07/06/12 by: limimi
Who is not excited for Planetside 2? Chumps, that's who. Reading about dozens of video games a day, I had actually forgotten about it, making me the biggest chump of all - but with this new trailer I am right back on board - and you should be too. Planetside 2 is the sequel to the original MMOFPS Planetside and as you can see embedded below, it looks kick ass.
You can also sign up for a spot in the beta over at the official site - the beta hasn't started yet, but you'll learn when it does. If you don't want to watch the trailer embedded below, you can watch it in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. Are you looking forward to Planetside 2? Let us know in the comments below!
Planetside 2 "Empires at War" E3 2012 TrailerPosted: 07 Jun 12 | 382 views | 255MB
Finding out Australia specific information about Battlefield pricing has been incredibly difficult, but I finally have it - apologies for the delay. For those unfamiliar with Battlefield Premium, it's a premium service for Battlefield 3 fans to get early and exclusive access to in game goodies - similar to Call of Duty Elite, but for a better game. Heh.
Purchasing Battlefield Premium will get you early access to all five of the expansion packs for Battlefield 3 - Back to Karkand, Close Quarters, Armored Kill, End Game and the newly announced Battlefield 3: Aftermath. So all up, you'll get 20 maps, 4 game modes and the plethora of new weapons and vehicles which come with the expansions. You'll also get new camo options for your character and weapons and deeper personalisation options - whatever that might mean.
Currently the Battlefield Premium pack is showing up at $79.95AUD on the PlayStation 3, $66.50 (4000 MSP) on the Xbox 360 and only $50AUD on EA's Origin store - so clearly the PC is the only platform you should purchase it on until somebody explains why they would charge so much extra for a digital download. The extra $30 you'll pay on the PS3 is not without benefits however - PS3 has exclusive access to the Close Quarters pack from now until next week. The extra $16 you'll pay on the 360 will get you wishing you didn't live in Australia.
Embedded below is the the Battlefield Premium trailer, which gives you an overview of the expansions and the features you'll get with the service. Naturally, you can also watch it in our videos library. Are you getting Battlefield Premium? Let us know in the comments below!
Battlefield 3 Premium E3 2012 TrailerPosted: 05 Jun 12 | 452 views | 61.7MB
I'd hoped to be able to put this up yesterday, but it seems there isn't an official trailer out for it yet. Nevertheless, the gameplay demo from EA's press event lets you see the game in action, as if you actually sat through the presentation yourself! Ironically, you'd have to sit through the presentation to recognise how great it would be to not have to sit through the presentation. Or you could read my live blog of the event.
On to Dead Space 3, what do we know about the game so far? The multiplayer component now consists exclusively of drop in drop out co-op - gone is the competitive multiplayer of Dead Space 2. Your two characters are Isaac Clarke (of course) and John Carver - a soldier whom I know nothing about. The game takes place on an ice planet and has Isaac getting to the root of the necromorph problem. How does it look? It's hard to say. As I said in my live blog wrap up, it seems alarmingly non-survival horror, but that's not really something you can tell from a gameplay clip.
You can watch the gameplay video embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. What do you think about the game, are you worried too - or do you have faith in Visceral to bring the goods? Let us know in the comments below!
Dead Space 3 E3 2012 "Gameplay Stage Demo" VideoPosted: 06 Jun 12 | 398 views | 142.5MB
As you know, Andy and Joaby are at E3 right now and Andy has given us his round up of the events of Day Zero - which you can watch now! I've embedded Andy's Day Zero Update below, or you can watch it in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course!
BigPond GameArena e3 Day Zero updatePosted: 06 Jun 12 | 486 views | 178.1MB
Ok folks, the fates transpired against me and while I was hoping to bring you a Live Blog of the Nintendo E3 Presentation, I could not. Nevertheless, I've wrapped up the important events below, so check it out!
The focus this year was on the launch of the Wii U obviously - Nintendo have a separate 3DS presentation happening tonight. The Wii U will have fitness titles - as you'd expect, with Wii U Fit and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 announced. There are also several party games on their way (of course) - Ubisoft with titles like the ridiculously named SiNG, Just Dance 4 and Nintendo with Nintendo Land and Game + Wario.
We learned that the Wii U can support two Game Pads as opposed to the single Game Pad support expected from last year's E3 - although Nintendo are focusing on single Game Pad support for the launch. Nintendo has a strong line up of launch titles from third party developers - with some big hits like Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Assassin's Creed 3 and the surprisingly interesting looking ZombiU.
In fact, you can watch Nintendo's Lineup embedded below right now, or in our videos library - to see all of the titles on show - then come back for more thoughts on the console and its lineup.
Nintendo Wii U "Software Lineup" E3 2012 TrailerPosted: 06 Jun 12 | 200 views | 94.1MB
Posted 03:22pm 05/06/12 by: limimi
Ok, you Quantic Dream fans out there know that Heavy Rain and David Cage aren't particularly popular around here - to be honest, I'm still mad from Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit, or whatever it's called these days. Nevertheless, it's not my place to tell you how wrong you are and I'll certainly not deny how much I'd enjoy a decent story-based game.
Beyond: Two Souls stars Ellen Page of Inception fame and looks... weird? I don't know - see for yourself and tell us what you think. We'll have more information on the game in the coming days, so for now you can just kick back and watch the trailer embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course.
BEYOND: Two Souls E3 2012 "First Look" Debut TrailerPosted: 05 Jun 12 | 376 views | 59.9MB
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