IGN’s Best of E3 2013 Awards

IGN has not only provided their list of game winners in 25 categories for E3 2013, but also provided a number of runners-up and then listed every single game that was in contention for the award. Needless to say, it’s a VERY long list (covers five pages on their site). I’ve truncated that substantially and posted only the winners so this version of the article doesn’t require scrolling for 10 minutes to reach the end. You can head over here for the original, much more expanded list of nominees and such.

(By the way, IGN’s list is quite different from what TenTonHammer put together for their list of winners. I think you’d be surprised at the differences.)

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The most important gaming event of the year is now. Who won it?

WINNER: TitanFall Of all the games on display at E3, none said “next-gen” as loudly and clearly as Titanfall. Respawn Entertainment’s debut demo showcased the chaotic possibility of what players can do, rather than simply teasing the potential of what it may be. It’s beautiful, creative, and could upend the shooter landscape. For that, it’s IGN’s best-in-show.

WINNER: TitanFall Titanfall is the Xbox One’s killer app, at this point. Its use of cloud processing allows for competitive multiplayer that features the spectacular style of a single-player campaign, fills the world with A.I. ripe to mine for XP, and more ways to get through a multiplayer match than almost anything we’ve seen — especially on a console.

WINNER: Infamous: Second Son Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack are undeniably fun to play, but it’s Infamous: Second Son that truly stood out among the PS4-exclusive pack. The promise of Second Son – being a superhero in an open-world sandbox – is much like the first two Infamous games, but its new protagonist, Delsin Rowe, really promises to be a game changer (pardon the pun). The game also looks beautiful and totes motion-captured cutscenes, a first for Sony-owned Sucker Punch, and something that will allow them to elevate their storytelling.

WINNER: Super Smash Bros. Wii U Despite the hilarity of Super Mario 3D World or the depth and strategy of Pikmin 3,Super Smash Bros. for Wii U immediately stole our hearts once Masahiro Sakurai did a live, on-stage battle between Mega Man and Mario. We couldn’t technically play the game ourselves, but seeing that fight made us realize that nothing between now and that murky 2014 release date truly mattered. We’ll put on our Mario Cat Suits. We’ll help Donkey Kong fight Vikings. We’ll race with our hovering karts. But thanks to some brilliant trailers and new information, we just want to see how the Wii Fit Trainer will keep up with Link, or the Animal Crossing Villager will manage to KO Samus Aran.

WINNER: TitanFall PC gamers who grew up playing Starsiege Tribes and MechWarrior will find a lot to love about Respawn’s new multiplayer shooter. But it’s not just all nostalgia. The fresh design and fantastic next-gen graphics are sure to earn this game a spot on your hard drive. Just watching one of those giant Titans scoop up a tiny human pilot is enough to get us excited.

WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds At a glance, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a carbon copy of A Link to the Past, albeit with a more 3D visual treatment. Yet things are not as simple as they seem, and while the overworld of this sequel seems to be a carbon copy of its predecessor, the simple addition of the hieroglyph ability is enough to flip the proverbial ‘Zelda table.’ Suddenly off-limit areas are accessible, and barred windows might as well be open doorways. Though not as evident in the open fields of Hyrule, just five minutes in a dungeon reveals the potential of this new Zelda game. It’s that kind of brilliant mechanic, combined with classic, top-down Zelda gameplay, that has us craving for more.

WINNER: Killzone: Mercenary PlayStation Vita gamers are desperate for a competent first-person shooter, and by the look of it, they’re about to get what they want when Killzone: Mercenary launches in a few months. Mercenary’s three modes – Campaign, Contracts and Online – all gel with one another to create a compelling ecosystem worth exploring, and since a Sony-controlled studio is making the game, chances are this game will understand Vita’s capabilities and limitations better than others.

WINNER: Batman: Arkham Origins This prequel is built upon the foundation Rocksteady laid down in Batman: Arkham City, but the way its enhancements tantalized us at E3 proves we’re not nearly sick of Batman’s open-world crimefighting adventures yet. New more difficult enemy types, random street crimes that you can choose to intervene in, and an intriguing new detective system that allows you to reconstruct events to identify the perpetrator all make Arkham Origins stand apart.

WINNER: Rain Rain is a gorgeous example of what makes the PSN ecosystem so special. Told in a storybook format, Rain is a charming adventure game that stars an invisible boy wandering through a rain-filled city while searching for a mysterious girl. He can only be seen as he steps into the rain, and this mechanic creates brilliant puzzles that grow progressively more complicated as he progresses. Rain is a creative, truly unique work of art and a beautiful way for Sony to say goodbye to this generation.

WINNER: Deus Ex: The Fall Deus Ex: The Fall is the real deal, and it feels great. It offers all the same dirty futuristic open-world exploration found in Human Revolution, now in the palm of your hand. The Fall is compromise-free and demands your attention. Get ready to read more fake office emails, but now on your real tablet.

WINNER: Watch Dogs GTA5 is going to be tough to beat this year, but seeing Watch Dogs’ high-speed chases through its extremely detailed open-world version of Chicago reminded us of what its next-gen edge can deliver. Aiden Pearce has some good moves on foot, too – and not just his ability to hack people’s cell phones and find their porn stash. The E3 demo showed him use bullet-time gunplay and deliver some brutal baton beatings that show some tricks Ubisoft picked up making Assassin’s Creed games.

WINNER: TitanFall At an E3 where most other shooters played it safe, Titanfall took a risk to say “We know you want more from your shooters, so here’s something familiar enough that you know how to play it, but different enough to throw you off your game.” This isn’t just Call of Duty with robots. The Titans are not a gimmick. Jetpacks, wall-running, sci-fi weaponry, and robots to pilot give you plenty of new ways to play a fast-paced online action game.

WINNER: Super Smash Bros. Smash Bros. trailers are always spectacular events for Nintendo fans and gamers in general as they manage to feel both familiar and packed with surprises. But nobody could have guessed the rush (no pun intended) of nostalgic joy that hit the moment Mega Man took to the screen to knock around his opponents with vintage boss weapons and signature moves. We can’t wait to see which characters show up next in this fantastic looking fighting game.

WINNER: The Division The most stunningly detailed recreation of New York City you’ve ever seen is the backdrop for an always-connected action-RPG where survival meets open-world freedom. We were blown away by the interweaving of action, role-playing, and massively multiplayer systems and can’t wait to see what other mysteries lurk in the post-pandemic Big Apple.

WINNER: EVE-VR on Oculus Rift Developer CCP Games made it very clear before we donned our Oculus Rift prototype headset that the “game” we were about to play would never be released. It’s a tech demo. But holy &^#$ what a tech demo it was. Space dogfighting with headtracking and immersion like you’ve never experienced. You look down and you can see your own body. But it’s not your body! WHAAAAAAAAAAAT!

WINNER: New HD Oculus Rift The aforementioned EVE-VR demo for Oculus Rift is on the current version of the virtual reality headset. And as life-changing an experience as it was, it was a tad blurry because the screens were “only” 720p. But elsewhere at E3, a 1080p version of the device lurked. And it could change everything. Wow.

WINNER: Sony slams Microsoft over used games and always online

The PlayStation faithful had gotten used to, in recent years, a sort of blundering approach to Sony’s communication. For all of the amazing studios making great games for PlayStation platforms, Sony always managed to trip over itself. 2013 – and the roll-out of PlayStation 4 – has been very, very different. It all came to a head when Sony fired salvo after salvo at Microsoft during its press conference, impressing the gaming world and forcing Microsoft, in turn, to change its DRM, always-online tune.

WINNER: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U This epic clash of famous franchises would have easily outclassed its competition alone, but with Smash Bros. coming to Wii U and 3DS, and the addition of awesome fan favorites like Mega Man, the Animal Crossing boy and the bizarrely funny Yoga Instructor from Wii Fit, this looks like the best (set of!) Smash Bros. we’ve ever seen

WINNER: Rayman Legends Building on 2011’s excellent Rayman Origins, Legends includes dozens of beautifully imagined, seemingly hand painted platforming worlds to hop, bop and slap your friends around in. Throw in giant boss battles and the brand new music stages that have you running for your life to insanely deranged covers of classic rock and pop anthems and you’ve got the best platforming game of the show, easily.

WINNER: The Elder Scrolls Online Playing solo adventures in the world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is fantastic, but one of the most requested features is the ability to play together with (or against) friends in Tamriel. The Elder Scrolls Online is built around that idea, and especially now that it has the series’ signature option of first or third-person perspective, it that idea is more exciting than ever. And because it’s designed for next-generation consoles and PC, the graphics look great!

WINNER: Madden NFL 25 After starting from scratch at the beginning of this console generation, the venerable Madden series has evolved into a powerhouse of a football sim, with nuanced on-field gameplay complemented by TV-like presentation. Madden NFL 25 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, however, takes all of that to new heights. We saw it, we played it, and we like where the next generation of video game football is heading.

WINNER: Scribblenauts Unmasked Scribblenauts’ usual sandbox puzzles where you can literally write in your own solutions gets a super-powered makeover in Scribblenauts Unmasked. Think you know the DC Universe? Prove it by typing in any – and we mean ANY – DC hero, villain, or gizmo you can think of and he, she, or it will pop up onscreen to help or hinder your progress. Want to see Ma Hunkel (the golden-age Red Tornado) sock Darkseid in the jaw? We can practically guarantee you’ll never see that match-up in any other game.

WINNER: Total War: Rome 2 The original Rome is still the best game in the Total War series and this year’s update looks to take all the lessons the studio learned over the past decade to make an even better sequel. From building projects along the frontier, to assassinating your rivals in the Forum, to marching at the head of massive army of legionnaires, Rome 2 is the strategy game for all would-be Caesars.

WINNER: The Crew Remember the cheese-tastic, supercar-filled fun of 1980s film Cannonball Run? Or more recently, the unfulfilled potential of Need for Speed: The Run?The Crew looks to finally make a cross-country racing game a reality, with an always-connected driving experience that lets you roll with crews and challenge other clubs while visiting over 1,000 landmarks recreated in the game world, from the Grand Canyon to Miami’s South Beach. We played it, and it’s every bit as fun as it sounds.

WINNER: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Stunningly beautiful and almost impossibly huge, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was IGN’s readers’ pick for the best game of E3 2013 – and for good reason. The morally ambiguous Geralt faces monsters, both supernatural and human, in an intricately detailed open world that dwarfs that of The Witcher 2. Looking for a game that will really push the limits of your PS4, Xbox One, or high-end PC? You just found it.

OUYA? The Little Console That Could – Maybe

If you’re like me, you’d never heard of OUYA until last week when the cops were called to the convention to settle a dispute over the legality of OUYA showing up outside of the convention hall and offering their own booths. The publicity did nothing but excite folks about OUYA and give it a ton more press than it would have otherwise received. Go competition!

So, what is OUYA and why all the fuss?

Hands-on with the Ouya destined for store shelves

Eurogamer.net offers an extensive review of the OUYA. Below are a few excerpts of their review.

Kickstarted to the tune of $8.5 million, the Ouya console is one of crowdfunding’s high-profile success stories. Depending on who you listen to, it’s also the system to pull the rug from beneath Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo and forever shake up the video game industry as we know it. It liberates players, empowers developers and creates a brave new world for interactive entertainment – or so we’re told, at least. The hyperbole that has been written about Ouya would make the most seasoned spin doctor blush, but before you allow yourself to become too swept up in the hype, it’s worth remembering that when all is said and done, Ouya is just Android in a set-top box – and we’ve already spoken about how potentially disappointing that particular reality could be.

In purely physical terms, Ouya is small. The first thing likely to strike you when you open the packaging and remove the touching “Thank You” note inserted by the team behind the console is just how diminutive the system is. Compared to traditional gaming hardware, it’s absolutely tiny, although at 300 grams it has a heft which makes it feel solid and expensive. Béhar’s design is destined to divide opinion: the minimalist appearance ensures it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb when placed next to your Blu-ray player and surround system, but a little more pizazz wouldn’t have gone amiss. Still, there’s a subtle, almost understated beauty to the machine, thanks to its glossy black top and sand-blasted aluminium casing. Around the back, you’ll find an array of ports and outputs. HDMI, USB, Micro USB, Ethernet and power cables all dock here.

Essentially an Android device without a screen, Ouya is based around Nvidia’s ageing Tegra 3 chipset, featuring a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU and GeForce graphics processor, encased in a small, fan-cooled cube-like package. Retailing for just £99/$99, it’s cheaper than your average entry-level Android handset, but lacks the same app and game support offered by other Android devices.

The controller is powered by two AA batteries, fitted behind metal panels which clip onto the main body of the pad via a set of magnets. The interface arrangement mimics that of the Xbox 360 controller, with the left-hand analogue stick raised slightly higher than the right-hand one in order to accommodate an eight-way digital pad. The face buttons adopt the now-standard diamond layout, and across the top there are four shoulder buttons – none of which offer analogue control, which could limit the machine’s suitability for hardcore racing simulators and FPS titles. The middle of the controller has a small capacitive touchpad which acts as a mouse pointer and can be used to negotiate certain menus, but it’s awkward to use and rarely provides the degree of accuracy you desire. Finally, there’s the Ouya button, which can be held down to jump back to the main menu from any point. It’s worth noting that by default, the Ouya is designed to run one application at a time – exiting back to the main menu will terminate the current game, so saving your progress is vital.

The Ouya pad’s design certainly isn’t unappealing, and it’s comfortable to use. There are some minor niggles to contend with, however. The “O” button sticks slightly when pressed down hard, and while the analogue stick dead zone issues are mostly resolved, the sticks themselves are still rather heavy to use, making precise aiming rather a chore.

Because it’s an Android device, adding peripherals to Ouya is blissfully easy. Bluetooth keyboards and mice can be paired with little fuss, making it much easier to input text and navigate menus. Additional Bluetooth gamepads can also be linked to the system, such as the official OnLive pad. OnLive is partnering with Ouya for the official launch, and while the unit we reviewed didn’t have the app pre-installed (it’s also absent from the Ouya store), we were able to sideload it onto the system and jump into a game of Batman: Arkham Asylum with the minimum of effort. By adding a USB hub, keyboard and mouse functionality is easily added and it’s here that Ouya surprises as a pretty neat little browsing device – a world away from the world of hardship, endurance and woe encountered when using the Raspberry Pi.

The console’s online store offers a selection of games, all of which are free to download and play, thanks to the manufacturer’s stipulation that all Ouya content offers gratis demos or free-to-play elements. For example, endless-runner Canabalt HD has a credit system which is renewed each day, with additional credits awarded for reaching 5000 metres in-game. Paying cash for the full version removes this limitation, as well as offering other bonuses, such as a different soundtrack and “classic” 2D visuals. It’s a mechanic which means you can jump straight into the action and decide for yourself if a game is worthy of your cash, but there are issues here, too. There’s no indication on the store listing page of how much each game costs – you only become notified at the point of purchase within the game itself. This is partly down to the fact that many of the games don’t expect you to shell out for the full version once you’ve sampled the demo, because you’re already playing the full version, and are expected to throw money at in-app purchases which grant more credit, items or time.

So, generally good stuff. Unfortunately, while the OUYA offers an extremely accessible entry fee of $99 and has solid Kidstarter funding and some positive press, I believe there are two major issues ahead for the OUYA.

First, it’s already got less than half the processing power of smartphones launched earlier this year. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One have a ton more processing power than the OUYA. A 1GHz processor is so…2011. A console has to launch with enough power to play the latest games and give developers reason to continue launching games on your platform. I think the OUYA is already struggling in this regard.

Second, consoles need incredible games to convince players they “need it”. While OUYA boasts support for 150 games (it dinged up from 149 earlier today), are any of those games individually reason enough to buy an OUYA? Here’s the official list of games supported by OUYA. However, given it’s an Android OS, that does mean OUYA can run regular smartphone apps, streaming, etc.

All that 1080p goodness isn’t just for gaming. OUYA brings all your favorite apps to the big screen, streaming shows, movies, and music directly into the living room. We’ve already partnered with Twitch.tv, Crunchyroll, iheartradio, TuneIn, XBMC, Plex and Flixster and are adding more to our list daily.

Unfortunately, without a HALO or Mario or The Last Of Us or real support from the major gaming studios, I don’t have a ton of confidence in the OUYA’s success. According to OUYAGamingSource.com, the best games at launch will be The Ball, Saturday Morning RPG, and Polarity, none of which really excite me. Just one of the blockbuster titles or franchises could mean a world of difference for OUYA.

That said, it’s not really all doom and gloom. Engadget’s hands-on last week left them with this:

Our latest experience with the Android-based gaming device has us feeling optimistic. While there’s certainly work left to be done, not the least of which is convincing consumers this is the console they need, it’s obvious that the company is taking customer feedback seriously. And that’s not something most companies can brag about.

What do you think? Are you looking to drop $99 just to investigate the hype? Is the low cost of entry something that makes OUYA more appealing? I’ve always been a fan of competition and usually root for the underdog. I think the concept is great, but to get me to drop off my PC gaming, I need more incentive. I’m definitely interested in how OUYA’s launch goes on June 25th. You can pre-order yours here.

E3 2013: List of Games Appearing at E3 (IGN.com)

IGN has published and been updating the list of games scheduled/rumored to appear at E3 this year. If there’s a game you’re particularly interested in, take a look at the list below. If you have a favorite game you’d like more information about, just comment below. I’ll see if I can find out when it’s scheduled to be covered by various gamer groups.

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The Best Third-Party Titles Coming to E3 2013

The Big Games of E3 2013 list contains upcoming games likely to appear at E3 in some form (not necessarily in “playable” form).

E3 2013 Games List

Platform exclusive games are color coded in the list below: (NOTE: color coding is on the original website only.)

PS 3 / PS 4 / Vita Wii U / 3DS Xbox 360 / Xbox One

A column in the table below lists whether or not games are confirmed to appear at E3. This status is sure to change as E3 approaches.

Game Developer Platforms Confirmed
1954: Alcatraz Daedalic Entertainment PC No
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC, Wii U Yes [1]
Arma3 Bohemia Interactive PC Yes [n]
Batman: Arkham Origins Warner Bros Games Montreal PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Yes
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Armature Studio 3DS, Vita No
Barbie Dreamhouse Party Little Orbit Wii U, Wii, 3DS, DS Yes [2]
Battlefield 4 EA DICE PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, 360 Yes [3]
Bayonetta 2 Platinum Games Wii U No
Beyond Two Souls Quantic Dream PS3 No
Black Guards Daedalic Entertainment PC No
Black Gold Snail Games PC Yes
Blood Knights Deck 13 PC, 360, PS3 No
Bound By Flame Spiders PC, 360, PS3 No
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Silicon Studio 3DS No
Broken Age Double Fine PC, iOS No
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Starbreeze PC, 360, PS3 No
Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, 360 Yes [4]
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD  SEGA Studios Australia PS3, PC, 360, Vita, Wii U Yes [5]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Konami 360, PS3, PC No
Civilization 5: Brave New World Firaxis PC No
Command & Conquer Victory Games PC No
Company of Heroes 2 Relic PC Yes [6]
Dark Souls II From Software PC, PS3, 360 No
DayZ Standalone Bohemia Interactive PC Yes
Deadfall Adventures Nordic Games 360, PC No
Deadpool High Moon Studios PS3, 360, PC No
Deep Down Capcom PS4 No
Destiny Bungie PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360 Yes [7]
Deus Ex: The Fall Eidos Montreal iOS Yes [8]
Diablo III Blizzard Entertainment PS4, PS3, 360 No
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness NIS PS3 No
Disney Infinity Avalanche Software (USA) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, Wii U, 3DS Yes
Divinity: Original Sin Larian Studios PC No
Doki Doki Universe HumaNature Studios PS3, PS4, Vita Yes*
Dragon Age III: Inquisition BioWare 360, PS3, PC Yes [9]
Dragon’s Crown Vanillaware PS3, Vita No
DriveClub Evolution Studios PS4 No
Dying Light Techland PlayStation 4, Xbox One Yes* [10]
Dynasty Warriors 8 Omega Force PS3, 360 No
Elder Scrolls Online ZeniMax PC Yes
Farming Simulator 2013 GIANTS Software PC, PS3, 360, 3DS, Vita No
FIFA 14 EA Xbox One, PS4, PS3, 360, PC Yes [11]
Final Fantasy (PS4) Square Enix PS4 Yes [12]
Final Fantasy X / X2 HD Remaster Square Enix PS3, Vita No
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Square Enix PC, PS3 Yes [13]
Flower (Vita) thatgamecompany Vita Yes [n]
Forza Motorsport 5 Turn 10 Xbox One No
Frozen Synapse: Tactics Double 11 PC, iOS No
Game & Wario Nintendo/Intelligent Systems Wii U No
Goodbye Deponia Daedalic Software PC No
Gran Turismo 6 Polyphony Games PS3 Yes*
Hometown Story Natsume 3DS Yes [14]
Infamous: Second Son Sucker Punch PS4 No
Killer Is Dead Grasshopper Manufacture PS3, 360 No
Killzone: Shadow Fall Guerrilla Games PS4 No
Killzone: Mercenary Guerilla Cambridge Vita Yes*[15]
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Square Enix PS3 No
Knack Studios Japan PS4 No
LEGO Marvel Superheroes Traveller’s Tales 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii U, Vita No
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 Square Enix PS3, 360 Yes[16]
LocoCycle Twisted Pixel Xbox 360, Xbox One No
Lords of the Fallen Deck 13 PC Yes [17]
Lost Planet 3 Spark Unlimited PC, 360, PS3 No
Luftrausers Devolver Digital Mac, PS3, PC, Vita Yes*
Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Stainless Games PC, 360, PS3 No
Madden 25 EA PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC Yes [18]
Magrunner: Dark Pulse 3AM Games PC, PS3, 360 No
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Nintendo 3DS No
Mario Golf World Tour Nintendo 3DS No
Mario Kart Wii U Nintendo Wii U Yes [19]
Mario Party 3DS 3DS Nintendo No
Memoria Daedalic PC No
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions PS3, 360 No
Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Kojima Productions PS3, 360 No
Might & Magic X: Legacy Limbic PC No
Mistborn: Birthright Game Machine Studios, Little Orbit 360, PS3, PC No
Monster High 13 Wishes Shadow Secrets Little Orbit Wii U, Wii, 3DS, DS Yes[20]
Muramasa Rebirth Aksys Games Vita, PS3, Xbox, Wii No
Murdered: Soul Suspect Square Enix PC, PS3, 360 Yes[21]
NBA Live 14 EA Xbox One, PS4 Yes [22]
Need for Speed: Rivals EA PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Yes [23]
NHL 14 EA PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 No
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Konami TBA No
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff Majesco 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, DS Yes [24]
Pikmin 3 Nintendo Wii U No
Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 3DS Yes [25]
Primal Carnage: Genesis Lukewarm PS4, PC No
Prime World Nival Interactive PC, iPhone, Android No
Project Cars Slightly Mad PC, PS3, 360, Wii U No
Project X Zone Capcom/Namco Bandai 3DS No
Puppeteer SCE Studios Japan PS3 No
Rain Acquire/SCE Japan PS3 No
Quantum Break Remedy Xbox One Yes [26][27]
Rayman Legends Ubisoft Wii U, PS3, 360 Yes [28]
Rise of the Triad Apogee PC No
Rune Factory 4 Neverland Co. 3DS No
Ryse Crytek Xbox One Yes [29]
Sacred 3 Keen Games PS3, PC, 360 No
Saints Row 4 Deep Silver PC, 360, PS3 Yes
Shadowrun Returns Harebrained Schemes PC, Android, iOS No
Scribblenauts Unmasked 5th Cell Wii U, 3DS, PC Yes [30]
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Frogwares PC, 360, PS3 No
Shin Megami Tensei IV Atlus 3DS No
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Intelligent Systems/Atlus Wii U No
Skylanders Swap Force Activision Yes [31]
Sonic: Lost World Sonic Team Wii U, 3DS Yes [32]
South Park: The Stick of Truth Obsidian PS3, PC, 360 Yes [33]
Splinter Cell Blacklist UbiSoft Montreal PC, 360, PS3, Wii U Yes [34]
State of Decay Undead Labs 360, PC No
Super Mario 3D Wii U Nintendo Wii U Yes [35]
Super Smash Bros. 4 Namco Bandai / Nintendo Wii U, 3DS Yes [36]
Super T.I.M.E. Force Capybara Games 360 No
Tales of Xillia Namco Bandai PS3 No
Take On Bohemia Interactive TBA Yes
Tearaway Media Molecule Vita No
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 2K Marin 360, PS3, PC No
The Dark Eye: Demonicon Noumena Media PC, 360, PS3 No
The Evil Within Tango Gameworks TBA No
The Last of Us Naughty Dog PS3 Yes*[37]
The Legend of Zelda HD (New) Nintendo Wii U No
The Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD Nintendo Wii U No
The Night of the Rabbit Daedelic PC No
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt CD Projekt RED PC, PS4 No
The Witness Thekla, Inc PS4 No
The Wolf Among Us Telltale PC, 360, PS3, iOS No
The Wonderful 101 Platinum Wii U No
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Red Fly PS3, Xbox, PC No
Thief Eidos Studios Montreal PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes[38]
Time and Eternity Image Epoch PS3 No
Titanfall Respawn Entertainment TBA Yes [39]
Total War: Rome 2 Creative Assembly PC Yes [40]
Transistor Supergiant Games TBA No
Until Dawn Supermassive PS3 No
Valhalla Knights 3 K2 Vita No
Wasteland 2 inXile PC No
Watch Dogs Ubisoft Montreal / Reflections 360, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC Yes [41]
Game from Watch Dogs Developer Reflections TBA Yes [42]
Wii Fit U Nintendo Wii U No
Wii U Party Nintendo Wii U No
Wolfenstein: The New Order MachineGames PC, PS3, 360 Yes
X Monolith Wii U No
Ys: Memories of Celceta Nihon Falcom Corp Vita No
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Comcept PS3, 360 No
Yoshi Wii U Good-Feel Wii U No
Yoshi’s Island 3DS Nintendo 3DS No
Young Justice: Legacy Warner Bros. Interactive PS3, 360, 3DS, Wii U, PC No
Zumba Fitness World Party Majesco Xbox One, 360, Wii U and Wii Yes [43]

*These games have been seen by IGN at E3 Judges Week and will almost certainly appear at the show.

†Note: Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order were confirmed by Bethesda to IGN. Disney Infinity was confirmed by Disney Interactive to IGN. Saints Row 4 was confirmed by Deep Silver PR to IGN.

E3 2013: One Place To Watch

Just in case you were looking for a place to watch all the E3 2013 goings-on, look no further!

http://www.gamespot.com/e3/

E3 2013

For 18 consecutive years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo–or E3, as its friends call it–has been like the Super Bowl, the Kumite, and the WrestleMania of video games all in one. In a year with two new next-generation console announcements, not to mention all the games, this could possibly be the largest E3 ever!

As an industry- and press-only event, E3 is not open to the public, but don’t despair! GameSpot and Giant Bomb are here to bring you nonstop coverage of everything you need to know straight from the floor, with all the news, previews, trailers, and live video that you can take.

Join us beginning Monday, June 10, 2013, for some live E3 press conference action, and stick around for the rest of the week, because it’s going to get crazy!

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