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E3 2010 – The Top 10 Announcements

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4 – Twisted Metal rises from the ashes

Nintendo’s not the only one bringing the retro goodness.

After denying any involvement in a new Twisted Metal for what felt like forever, David Jaffe rolled on stage in Sweet Tooth’s signature ice cream truck as the heads of everyone in the room were on the verge of exploding.

The gameplay demo on Sony’s stage looked to retain the balls-to-the-wall action and speed that made Twisted Metal 2 and Black so great to play, while still pushing the franchise forward. The new TM introduces helicopters in which two people can fly and shoot from, while featuring the ability to lift cars below and moving them around. Players could also share cars, allowing a passenger to shoot a gun at other combatants.

The game was obviously still early in development, but past success on the Twisted Metal games he’s worked on leaves everyone with little doubt that Jaffe will deliver yet again.

3 – Gran Turismo 5 is finally coming

FINALLY. The game has a release date, one that you can circle on your calendar. And it should be here before the next Forza. Or so they say.

I hate to be cynical, but we were given a¬†holiday¬†2005 release date for GT4 at that year’s E3, and the game was pushed into February at the last minute. Not that I’m bitter. You know what? I’m just going to watch the damn impressive E3 trailer endlessly until the UPS guy rings my doorbell November 2nd.

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Comments (11)

  • SonyJunkie

    Gabe at Sony’s Conference and Twisted Metal. The only announcements ever that gave me goosebumps and I was in awe.

  • VofEscaflowne

    The Nintendo 3DS along with Kid Icarus: Uprising is probably the best surprise of the show for me. While I expected the 3DS to be there (I was surprised by the software lineup though, WOW), I never expected Kid Icarus to make an appearance. What a nice surprise to see Pit making a return! :D

    I agree with most of the list here… well a few I simply don’t care about such as CoD. Curious about Kirby and the LittleBigPlanet influence. I not once got that impression from the trailer and both are games I enjoy. Is it because of the yarn? :P

  • Joe Garcia

    @Vof — Yup, pretty much the yarn, lol. It’s definitely not a rip-off by any means, but I get the feeling that the Epic Yarn devs like them some LBP. ;)

  • VofEscaflowne

    @Joe Garcia

    Haha, well this’ll surprise you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GChec3ogDE

  • Joe Garcia

    @Vof — Well, then. o_O

    Though I’ll just stick to my guns and say LBP’s success showed Nintendo that people would dig a Kirby game like that, lol.

  • TRF

    Gabe Newell announcing Portal 2 on the PS3 was a pretty pleasant surprise.

  • Doominator99

    what is so good about portal 2? i thought its just a puzzle game . everybody is hyping it up more than anyother game at e3 so why is it so special!

  • Joe Garcia

    @Doominator — Sounds like you never played the original. It was simple and superbly written.

    More importantly, the major aspects of Steam making their way to Sony’s console is a huge deal, as detailed in the article.

  • Dreamer_Lion

    I do believe that de ds was the best announcement. Not in the showing of the but the games that could potentially come:

    Juts that tech demo for Zelda ocarina of time and Starfox 64 deserve a FTW. That honestly made me want to buy one, just for all those 64 games (assuming those are ever released).

  • Cody

    Where is the new redesigned xbox360…. that was a pretty big annoucement

  • Reigen

    no one expected the portal 2 thing
    especialy after 2 years of valves bulshit about the ps3

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