The 18th Annual E3 expo took place in LA between the 5th and 7th of June last week.
I'll link to PCGamer's list of reviews at the bottom of this post, but will go through a few things I found exciting about E3
- CS:GO Finally has a release date
Global Offensive will be released on August 21st, and will cost $15 "on all platforms". The price seems low (No complaints here), given that CS currently costs $19.99 at the steam store.
- Battlefield Premium
Right before the Head of Origin took a shot at Valve for "cheapening IP", DICE decided to cheapen their own product by introducing Premium. Get all of the upcoming expansions for cheaper, while obtaining new dog tags and camo.
- Simcity looks amazing
Take a look at the game trailer. I played a lot of simcity in my childhood, and it's nice to see them bringing it back, with a host of new features and the new 'glassbox' engine. Think: Google maps for your city.
- Fifa 2013 introduces no swearing at the refs rule
From the 'thats odd but awesome' files, FIFA'13 will be listening to what you say when using a headset. If you swear into your mic after a decision goes against you, the referee will issue you a yellow card for dissent, or send your player off.
- Rumors that DayZ creator has been asked to work on it fulltime
PCGamer is reporting that according to Fan who spoke with Rocket at E3, he has been instructed to stop work as a multiplayer designer, and work on DayZ fulltime. It has also been ported to the Arma3 engine, and appears that it will be able to support 100-200 players per server.
E3 Day One
E3 Day Two
E3 Day Three