The Bethesda Softworks booth at E3 always seems to be amazing at every show. While I was certainly expecting Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Rage to knock my proverbial socks off, there was one other game at the booth this year. Wandering to the back of the booth, I noticed some comfy-looking benches with a large-screen sitting directly in front of it and a podium. Sensing the promise of a live demo, I sat down and got comfortable. After a short time Brendan Blewett, Audio Director at Humanhead Stuidos, came out to do a demo of Prey 2. I wouldn’t have been able to predict how promising this game turned out to be.
I'm now 48 hours into the madness that is E3 feeling like I haven't seen anything yet, knowing that I've seen a ton, and that I only have 8 hours to go. There is constant, pulsing throbbing in my feet that assures me I've been busy, so here is a quick recap of my day 2 at E3 2011. You'll never guess what it started with.
The very first multiplayer HD home console game that I ever played was Warhawk. I continued to play it, bought all of the DLC for it and rose to a fairly high rank within the game. You might imaging then, that when they announced they were going to be releasing a sequel, I was filled to the brim with joy. On my way to the booth to play Starhawk, all that I asked of it was to still be Warhawk at its core, but have enough of a change to make it not just a spit-shined patch. I can definitely say that my requests were granted and then some.
After the craziness of what was the announcement of Nintendo’s new WiiU console, there was only one place I could head after the press event. As I would have had to use a chainsaw to get anywhere near the WiiU, I decided to head in a familiar-looking loft area where the newest 3DS titles were being showcased. With limited time, I was only able to get to two and if you are at all interested in high-quality 3D portable software then I suggest you read on.
The entire ESH team will be covering this one: KBD, Hamsterman, Panda and Ninja are all tweeting and picture taking at Nintendo's big event. Hit the jump and watch the stream or follow along on Twitter: #ESHatNintendo