A look back to E3 2012

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E3 2012 was televised on Spike and streamed online, on mobile, on PlayStation Home and Xbox Live. Konami again held a pre-E3 conference while EA and Ubisoft held conferences during E3 similar to the main Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo ones.

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox SmartGlass which would enable gamers to use their mobiles devices in conjunction with the games they were playing, as well as announcing Internet Explorer 10 for their console. Sports partnerships with the NBA, NHL and ESPN were also announced as well as Xbox Music, which would be the start of the Xbox/Windows Crossover with Windows 8 at the time, which would have been some planted seeds for the Xbox One/Windows 10 amalgamations we’re starting to see some of today.

Nintendo announced 23 WiiU titles as well as the new design for the WiiU controller, now known as the Wii U GamePad, as they were still the first of the 3 major consoles to have any plans thus far for the next-gen of consoles.

Sony announced a whole host of new games for the PlayStation 3, and gave some more information on the PlayStation Suite mobile framework, now calling it PlayStation Mobile and including HTC as a main partner. The Wonderbook augmented reality reading system was also unveiled.

Yet again, there was a massive slew of games making their E3 debut in 2012, including:

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Dishonored
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Command & Conquer: Generals 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Dead Space 3
  • SimCity
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • The Last of Us
  • Pikmin 3
  • Gears of War: Judgement
  • Forza Horizon
  • Star Wars: 1313
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • Metro: Last Light
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • ZombiU
  • Watch Dogs

Yet again, another year and another massive amount of awesome games making their debut at E3. Have I missed any great games off this list? It’s by no means exhaustive! What about the games that are on the list? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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