Here we go. I hit the deck running and spun the guns around at 5:30 this morning and haven't slowed down since. Please read more to vindicate my lack of sleep.
I'll start off with Pandemic/BioWare. These guys were seriously cool and had the best swag of the convention - ice cold bottles of Newcastle and Beck's. We got to view a demonstration of the upcoming XBox 360 exclusive title Mass Effect.
We spoke with the design team for Mass Effect and viewed some gameplay demonstrations. Cyberundead commented that they had just sold him a 360 and with good reason. Mass Effect promises to be a major selling point for the 360. You can see from the screenshots that the graphics are top notch. I can assure you that these are not pre-rendered screenshots - these are from the actual gameplay demonstration that we viewed. Everything in the game simply looks that good.
What could BioWare / Pandemic Studios do to improve Jade Empire? Toss in some astounding graphical effects add a few new martial art forms, selectable difficulty, smarter AI, new weapons, new creatures and enemies and viola perfection.
Checkout the screenies below, and see the rest of them in our gallery:
We have more pictures in our E3 2006 gallery and a quick update. We will be updating the album constantly. I just got word from Inform8n that he had a quick meet and greet with Will Wright, the creator of the Sims, and got a few pictures. Click "Read More" to get the whole story.
So as most of you that check out the site regularly know there are several of us that have headed out the great state of California to attend E3. We're recording almost everything about our adventures. The gallery is in chronological order and can be found here:
We will also be keeping track of all posts about E3 2006 here:
We'll be updating as frequently as we can so check back often... it's almost 4AM our time (I hate jet-lag) and it's time to wrap this day up!
Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot, recently released a teaser trailer for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
Sadly there is no love for the Imperials in this trailer.
Check out the newest images/renders from 2K Games big followup to the smash hit System Shock 2... BioShock. This is hopefully only the first of many screens to come out... we're all very anxious to see the "spiritual sucessor" to System Shock 2!!!