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E3 2010 Day -1: Highlights

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I’ll be doing full day summaries once the event commences tomorrow both here and on Zath.co.uk, but until then, here are some of the most exciting things from today’s keynotes. As we feared, Microsoft, Ubisoft and EA were all too excited to instruct us how to stand up in our living rooms and look like prats, with the horde of new games built for the newly named Kinect, but there was thankfully, some proper E3 goodness. So take heart in these highlights:

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  • First and foremost was a first look at the insanely cool Metal Gear: Rising. Remember how badass Raiden’s entry scene was in MGS4? Imagine yourself doing it for real, slicing limb from limb in cyborg madness. Slicey!

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  • Microsoft’s answer to the PS3 slim: Sleek new design, built in Wifi, 250gb hard drive and quieter running noise, because of course, silence is golden or shiny back. Whatever.
  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier complete with large explosions and stealth camouflage in order that you might experience the joy of shooting unwitting terrorists point blank in the back of the head.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops still looking awesome.
  • Medal of Honor passing off as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 crossed with the best parts of Modern Warfare 2, with a BETA on the way

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Other noteworthy stuff:

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Catch you tomorrow when the fun begins.

June 14th, 2010
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