E3 2011: Bastion and Crimson Alliance: Beautiful, Brillaint (And They Should Be In Boxes!)

Games like these deserve more than just a mere XBLA or PC download. Stick a few copies on disc and get it out to retail so you get more people picking it up. Hell, it’ll be a great “impulse” buy either direct from the developer’s site, an online retailer that does both packaged and download content. Indie developers SuperGiant Games and Certain Affinity have winners here and I want to see as many people as possible grooving on their work who don’t have a Xbox 360 in the house (not everyone does) or access to a high-speed connection.

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E3 2011: Hawken: Mech -Stomping Indie Powerhouse

WOW is pretty much my tired-ass response to seeing this phenomenal game in action. Armored Core meets Phantom Crash meets Mechwarrior = all kinds of spectacular. Yeah, yeah, it’s OLD footage, but heck, the game is being made by under ten people (six), so I’m cutting these chaps some slack for the moment. PC-only, but according to that G4 interview, console deals are indeed a possibility. Right now, the game is multiplayer only, but I’d love to see a well-done single player campaign added just so this awesome game engine isn’t wasted on the “pew-pew” drool cup crowd who just wants to clank around and shoot each other in the head while bragging about their tricked out PC configurations. You don’t need any psychic powers to predict Adhesive Games is going to be one of those developers on everyone’s lips once their “little” game is completed. WOW.

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Trailer

For the first PS3 Sly adventure, Sucker Punch hands off the development chores to the more than capable team at Sanzaru and based on this sneak peek, die-hard Sly fans have nothing to fret about. Go pick up that cool Sly Collection if you haven’t, by the way. I’m gathering we’ll be getting a longer adventure this time out and perhaps some sort of multiplayer or perhaps other online content, but I personally prefer a straight up single-player focused story-driven game. Oh, and some sort of Vita functionality (or a standalone portable version). We’ll see how it goes…

inFamous 2 Launch Trailer/TV Ad: Kevin Butler Still Has A Job!

While it might seem like an odd strategy to release such a huge game during E3, Sony’s doing all it can to get PS3 owners glued and wired back into a more normal gaming life. Go Sony! The rather funny Kevin Butler TV ad for the game is below. I guess Sony had to keep the man busy even with their more serious tone at this year’s press conference. Now I just need to make time to play this somewhere in all this updating and running around. That mission editor deal sounds pretty spectacular, that’s for sure…

E3 2011: Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon Trailer (UK)

Yes, it’s the UK version (Namco Bandai is publishing the game there), but sonce D3 hasn’t posted this yet, I’m running this version here (which is the same save for an ESRB descriptor at the beginning and D3Publisher’s logo at the end) just to keep you EDFIA fans happy and ready for July 5, 2011. EDF! EDF!

E3 2011: Armored Core V Trailer

Or: More stuff I like a LOT, Vol. Whatever (I’ve lost count thanks to too many games in previous volumes)- One of the best mech series on a console is back in action in this new CG trailer. FromSoftware is pretty much at the top of their game, I’d say… now where are the Wii U and PS Vita versions? Give it time, I say…

E3 2011: Check Out The Atlus Booth!

So, what’s going on with one of my favorite publishers? Take a super-quick tour of their E3 booth and find out, that’s what! Now, if only I could get them to fly to NYC one day with all their wonderful games…

E3 2011: Captain America: Super Soldier Prologue: Secret Level’s On the Right Track…

Can Cap rescue Sega from the not quite stellar superhero game doldrums? Well, I think it can, but I guess it’s up to you guys and gals with the wallets to decide. Here’s a look at a cool CG movie from the upcoming game. Remember kids, “When he’s led to a fight and a duel is due, then the red and the white and the blue will come through…”

E3 2011: Nintendo Has Its Day In the Sun (Indoors)

Here’s Nintendo’s always sunny take on its E3 press conference. I’m still surprised as hell SO many so-called professionals were “confused” by the Wii U unveiling. Reggie? Call me – I got it. Boy did I get it… Now I hope to hell all the developers that get cooking making games for the new console get it as well…

E3 2011: Killer Freaks Trailer

As I’m always on the hunt for oddball games, here’s one of those “What the…” peeks for another upcoming UbiSoft title. This one looks pretty interesting, but I’d gather some hands-on time will tell all…