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Shoot to Thrill: Thoughts on E3 2012

Posted June 12th 2012 by Jordan Mammo.

A couple of weeks ago, Square-Enix unveiled the latest Hitman: Absolution trailer to a whirlwind of controversy. The video featured the main character slaughtering a number of scantily clad female assassins in slow motion after they had (naturally, of course) undressed themselves. "Distasteful" would be a massive understatement. The game spurred a passionate and sometimes enlightening discussion on the internet, as well as enough outrage to compel its developers to clarify their intent. Speaking to IGN, Tore Blystad said, "We just wanted to make something cool, it wasn't the intention to stir up anything."

This is exactly the problem. Who thinks this shit is cool? Forget subtext or any other kind of deeper meaning, this was clearly imagined and engineered for one reason and one reason alone: spectacle.

No one could've predicted this, but Hitman was only the start of two weeks of gratuitous and repulsive violence. It segued into a new Tomb Raider trailer and peaked last week with the most disturbing E3 Expo I've witnessed yet.


Tags: E3, E3 2012, the last of us, Tomb Raider, Hitman:Absolution, Resident Evil 6

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Nintendo Wii U GamePad E3 21012 - Virtual Tour

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3, E3 2012, Nintendo, Wii U, GamePad, Trailer

Posted in: Entertainment, Gaming, News

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Game Changers @ EA SPORTS E3: NCAA Football 13 E3 Interview

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, Interview, Game Changers, football, NCAA Football 13, NCAA, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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Game Changers @ EA SPORTS E3: Madden NFL Physics Interview

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, Game Changers, football, Interview, Infinity Engine, Madden NFL 13, NFL, Madden, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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Game Changers @ EASPORTS E3: Madden NFL Kinect Interview

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, football, Madden NFL 13, NFL, Madden, Microsoft, Game Changers, Interview, Kinect, Xbox 360, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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Hockey IQ in depth video from E3 - NHL 13 Gameplay

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, gameplay, Hockey IQ, Interview, hockey, NHL 13, NHL, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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Madden NFL 13 @ E3: Raw Gameplay of RGIII & Andrew Luck - Colts @ Redskins

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, gameplay, football, Madden NFL 13, NFL, Madden, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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Madden NFL 13 Kinect Demo from E3 2012

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, football, Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox 360, Madden NFL 13, NFL, Madden, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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NCAA Football 13 CPU vs CPU Gameplay from E3 - West Virginia @ Texas

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, football, NCAA Football 13, NCAA, gameplay, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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NCAA Football 13 at E3: SEE Gameplay of Barry Sanders in game

Posted June 8th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, gameplay, Interview, football, NCAA Football 13, NCAA, EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts, EA

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