E3 2013 - Banners first look

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sun, Jun 9, 2013 11:11 PM
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E3 2013 - it's going to happen. So we might as well analyse every single square-inch of it. So with that in mind, let's take a look at what's being plastered all over the walls in the small areas where people are actually allowed to go.

The LA Convention Centre is beginning to get plastered with banners, posters and imagery from all the new titles. We're going to stick our noses into it all and see what we can see...

Firstly, and most blatantly, is the ruddy great Battlefield 4 banner that covers the entire area above the main doors. We here at GD had to wipe a sentimental tear from our collective eye at this, as it's pretty much indistinguishable from the Battlefield 3 banner that graced the exact same spot when we were first at E3 in person back in 2011.

Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a 'clever' shout out to the next gen hardware we're all absolutely certain is going to dominate this year's show. PS4 stuff will appear at the Sony conference tomorrow, and Microsoft will no doubt have a little more to say about their new console offering, the Xbox One. Nintendo, though, are believed to be playing it a little more subdued. If I was them, I'd announce a new console. All the cool kids seem to be doing it. They could call it the Wii-ow! They can have that name for free.

Next up is the gigantic profile of swashbuckling pirater Edward Kenway from the eagerly-anticipated Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

There he is, look. Pointing stridently into the distance, just a hint of flintlock pistol visible... We here at GD hope that Ubisoft will open their treasure chest of Assassin's Creed news-booty (bear with me here!) and allow us to plunder their... okay, I'll stop now. Suffice to say, by the time the next few days are up, we'll know a sight more about the latest piratey chapter in the seemingly endless Assassin's Creed series.

But what's that? Over there, above that door? Why, it's a big old banner about the RTS the accountants just couldn't kill: Company of Heroes 2!

With a release date this actual month, you'd really rather hope that Relic had it in a playable state by now. But there it is - if you want to play CoH2 a little early, you better get to LA in the next couple of days. With the weather in LA forecast to be predictably warm and sunny, slogging it out in the frozen trenches of Russia might seem a little hard to swallow. But we're gamers, and we have imaginations, right?

Step inside for a moment, out of the heat. Ah, that's better. Right here, beneath the Bethesda Softworks window:

Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within, all present and correct, like you'd expect. But sadly, no mention of Prey 2. Is it under new management as the rumours suggest, now with Arkane Studios after their great success with Dishonored last year, or has it fallen into the lonely bin of 'could have been great' videogame rejects, there to sit forlornly beside Star Wars 1313? Never mind, though, eh? Let's all head over to the GD page for Wolfenstein: The New Order and watch the E3 trailer!

With the Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare banners we mentioned earlier on, that concludes our stroll through the hallowed halls of the E3 Expo. Tomorrow, the press conferences start. And then it gets REAL. Make sure you check in - GD will have the info as always!

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13:36 Jun-10-2013

how good is the writing in this article
no one is as good as squee

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16:44 Jun-10-2013

You are totally right. :)

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12:08 Jun-10-2013

Battlefield always taking the main board xD

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12:01 Jun-10-2013

Edward Kenway FTW!! :D

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11:09 Jun-10-2013

i have some leaked pics BF4 http://imgur.com/a/oBF5P
still on alpha test !

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12:27 Jun-10-2013

Legit?

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09:39 Jun-10-2013

DOOM 4 ??? :(

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09:54 Jun-10-2013

Yeah haven't heard much about that at all they were supposed to launch it this year,here's hoping :D

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19:20 Jun-10-2013

I hope so but the devs said they will start a new version of Doom 4.Most probably you heard that!

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00:50 Jun-11-2013

nope thanks for telling me I haven't heard any news since those "false" screenshots

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09:22 Jun-10-2013

Bethesda i love youuuu :)

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07:37 Jun-10-2013

II am not even going to bother watching the microsoft convention, I will just watch UBI (for watch dogs) SONY (forps4) and see what EA have, also alienware will be there, so I wonder what they are doing..

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09:59 Jun-10-2013

Alienware will be promoting a next gen set of overpriced PCs more than likely.

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05:59 Jun-10-2013

For everyone who did not knew, Company of Heroes 2 Beta is now playable on steam!

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04:30 Jun-10-2013

Awesome.. I wanna be there. :p

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16:44 Jun-10-2013

I also wanted to go there, to watch the trailers of best games, movies etc. But I am not so old, nor I have a job and so no money. Would attend the E3 in 2020 or 2021;D but at this time, We have GD to feel that we are really there :D

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22:01 Jun-10-2013

I'll be going when the Next gen. console comes out so it will be a while.

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03:08 Jun-10-2013

is there BF 4 multiplayer game play released yet, the campaign demo looked so... recycled I'm hoping they will add lean so when you are suppressed you have a fighting chance

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03:06 Jun-10-2013

I WANNA GO

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03:16 Jun-10-2013

Me too, me too...

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02:03 Jun-10-2013

Judging by the new Call of Duty gameplay I watched ealier, next gen is still a long way to go.

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02:13 Jun-10-2013

Call of Dutys "Next Gen" is our last gen.

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03:29 Jun-10-2013

lol. so true!

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07:52 Jun-10-2013

Cod ghosts isn't actually using a new engine, it's just the same one updated enough to call new :/ facepalm

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23:48 Jun-09-2013

lets see if Microsoft can redeem themselves after that awful press conference and PR bull****
all in all this e3 is going to be interesting at least that's what i think

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23:49 Jun-09-2013

GigaDrill? BREEEEEEAAAAAKEEEEEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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03:52 Jun-10-2013

gurren lagann reference?

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04:04 Jun-10-2013

damn right!

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nah

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23:36 Jun-09-2013

Nah?

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23:37 Jun-09-2013

bf4? nay
bethesda presentation? yay

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ALL YAY :D

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