E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

July 7, 2008 -

Yesterday GamePolitics linked Dean Takahashi's VentureBeat piece predicting that PC games would be noticably sparse at next week's E3 in Los Angeles.

Writing for Big Download, John Callaham begs to differ:

The Games for Windows Event this week had... Civilization IV: Colonization, Call of Duty: World at War, Bionic Commando, Ghostbusters and Space Siege... E3 2008 will have those same five games plus a ton more titles. A number of publishers are scheduled to show a lot of PC only games at the show such as Electronic Arts (Crysis Warhead, Spore, Warhammer Online), THQ (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II) Codemasters (Jumpgate Evolution) Sega (Empire: Total War) and Deep Silver (STALKER Clear Sky).

 

UK based Jagex is scheduled to show off for the first time their next generation version of their hugely popular free MMO Runescape at the show. Russian based publisher Akella will only be showing PC games at the event. As far as hardware, Big Download confirmed this week that Toshiba will be showing off a new high powered gaming laptop PC which will be officially launched at the show...

 


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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Gaming Laptops are a joke. Very little upgradability. Very little cooling. And usually 2 to 3 times the cost of a comparable non-gaming laptop.

Worthless.

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

they do have some worth in that you can take them anywhere, so if you travel a lot and want to play games at a hotel or something, they might be worth the $$. If you're just going to sit at home and play all the time, I wouldn't bother though.

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

I'm honestly not even excited about E3 anymore. It used to be, neat. I found myself waiting for its arrival like Christmas and then getting as much info from websites and magazines as I could. It was awesome.

Now it's... basically like Easter as far as excitement goes. When we were kids it was fun to hunt down the eggs and get our photos with the Easter Bunny but when we got older, it all pretty much changed, the rabbit wasn't real, and it was our parents hiding the eggs. The holiday comes and goes and you barely even notice.

That's essentially E3, it'll come, it'll go, and I probably won't know.

Edit: Also. You know you're just grasping at straws when next-gen Runescape is a highlight of your show.

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

DID THEY SAY NEXT GENERATION RUNESCAPE?

I guess Jagex hasn't been spending all the insane amount of cash they've been reeling in from that game on hookers and crack.

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Let's see here...

Id? No

Blizzard? No

3d Relams (hahahahahaha)? No

 

I'm not seeing many big names in the PC gaming industry here. I remember the days when you could buy freakin DVDs of E3 at game stop. it was that BIG. Now it's just a joke amongst consumers.

 

Producers showing their product to other producers doesn't sell anything. they cut out the part that makes them money.

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Notice how most of those games listed have console counterparts?  Of course, then, it would be easier to show them as well as their console brothers.  I'm not impressed.

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

er, i dont know about the GFW ones, but stalker, crysis warhead, spore, DOW 2 and warhammer online are pc only, unless i am mistaken. But i would be surprised if a Call of duty game was PC only.

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Warhammer online might be going to the 360 at least (I think ti was supposed to though I can't recall at the moment). All of the other games are pc only though, but it is still a fairly limited selection of games.

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

What ABout Diablo 3?

Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

D3 is made by Activision-Blizzard, which earlier dropped out of the ESA and won't be attending E3.

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Empire: Total War and STALKER are the only titles that interest me in the least.  The PC market has taken an unfortunate downturn the past few years.

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

That's me, with the addition of DOW II.

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Company of Heroes really disappointed me.  It had great potential, it was one of the most well thought out RTS games in awhile, but they didn't do anything with it.

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Re: E3 WILL Have Plenty of PC Games Says Scribe

Gaming laptops... eww.

I guess its good news, but it does seem that some big names are absent.

 
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