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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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Xbox 360 Games Lineup E3 2012 - Compilation Trailer

Posted June 7th 2012 by Adam Grayson.

Tags: Colonial Marines, The Stick of Truth, Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Butters, Fable: The Journey, Spec-Ops, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, South Park, Steel Battalion Heavy Armor, DoA, Dead or Alive 5, XCOM: Unknown Enemy, Forza Horizon, Dance Central 3, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Madden NFL 13, Harry Potter for Kinect, FIFA Soccer 13, Far Cry, Borderlands, Wreckateer, harry potter, FIFA, soccer, football, Stell Battalion, fable, Trailer, NFL, Madden, Ascend, Marines, Dead or Alive, XCOM, Assassin's Creed, Forza, Kinect Sports, Dance Central, Marvel, Avengers, E3 2012, Hitman:Absolution, Lost Planet, lost planet 3, LEGO Batman, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Lego, Batman, DC, transformers, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Hitman, THQ, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Kinect, halo, Halo 4, Master Chief, Dishonored, darksiders, Darksiders 2, Darksiders II, Devil May Cry, DmC, Spider-Man, Spec-Ops: The Line, Lara Croft, RE6, Resident Evil 6, Leon, Chris, Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2, Ascend: New Gods, the amazing spider-man, Epic Mickey, Dante, DmC: Devil May Cry, Defiance, Sonic & All-Stars Racing, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Disney Epic Mickey, Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of 2, Sonic, racing, disney, Aliens

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PODCAST 48 E3 2012: Day One

Posted June 4th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Podcast 48  E3 2012: Day One

From Nintendo's sucker-punch NintendoDirect video to Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft's press conferences, E3 2012 has started in a big way. As per usual, the gang jaws about the deluge of news and trailers from the first day of E3 with opinions that range from jaded dissatisfaction to open contempt.

Streaming and download after the jump.

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Tags: itunes, E3 2012, nintendodirect, Wii U, Xbox 360, Kinect, EA, Ubisoft, halo, splinter cell, Resident Evil 6, farcry 3, podcast

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Resident Evil 6 E3 2012 Trailer

Posted June 4th 2012 by Adam Grayson.

Tags: Resident Evil, RE6, Capcom, horror, survival, Leon, zombies, Raccoon City, shooter, action, E3 2012, Resident Evil 6

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