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Here’s What You Need To Know From This Year’s E3 Gaming Conference

June 9, 2012   ·   0 Comments

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Today wraps up the final day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012, most commonly known as E3.

Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the three-day conference is an annual trade fair where video game designers, including giants Electronic Arts (EA) and Toy Headquarters (THQ), show off their upcoming games, technology, and products.

Sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), this year’s conference certainly didn’t disappoint.    

Each company held their own press conference where it announced their upcoming games and products.

A video of Ubisoft‘s highly anticipated game, “Watch Dogs” was shown for the first time. Microsoft showed gameplay demos of “Halo 4,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” and of course, the ever successful “Resident Evil 6.” Sony announced a new title called “Beyond: Two Souls” and debuted “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale,” where “Kratos,” “Sly Cooper,” and other infamous video game characters from Sony duke it out together on a new game for PlayStation 3.

And finally Nintendo‘s smaller “software showcase” promoted the Nintendo 3DS, featuring new games including “Super Mario Brothers 2.” 

Another highlight was a display by Square Enix showing the possible future for Final Fantasy, “Agni’s Philosophy.” The real time tech demo displays the next-generation of technology, which, if everything goes as planned, will be able to support game consoles, PCs, web applications and smartphones.

While many remain skeptical that such high definition graphics will be impossible on even the fastest PC, the cinematic cut-scene graphics of this video are pretty awesome.

Check it out below.

Of course, the conference would not be complete without the Editor’s Choice Awards for Best E3 2012. You can see the full list here, but among them are “The Last of Us,” “Assassin’s Creed III,” and our personal favorite, Bethesda Softworks’ “Dishonored,” who were the masterminds behind the Skyrim series.

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