E3 is about two weeks away now, so today, obviously, video game publishers have decided to drop a veritable treasure trove of delights onto the schedule of all games journos in the land… on the same ****** day!!!
Yes, there’s a tussle for the 23rd of May! Who will win the affections of gaming hacks? If you’re reading this and you happen to be fortunate enough to work in the games media – here are your options:
1) Activision’s pre-E3 showcase.
Upside: Er, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Anyone? ANYONE?
Downside: Hard to be excited by many of the other license-tie-in titles like Transformers, Spider Man and James Bond.
Deciding factor: Did you like Prototype? I did – even if the end boss battle was rubbish. Well, Prototype 2 is going to be there.
2) Rayman title preview (rumoured)
Upside: First new Rayman title in ages.
Downside: How much interest is there in a new Rayman game?
Deciding factor: It’s in France. I like France. And its food. And its wine. Especially its wine.
3) Saints Row The Third
Upside: Saints Row 2 rocked. Saints Row The Third will more than likely rock too!
Downside: The GTA clone without shame seems to be getting a wee bit pretentious. I mean, Saints Row The Third? Come on!
Deciding factor: How much do you want to live out your playa playa fantasies? Can you say, Bling Bling Bling Bling Bling!?
Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm
Upside: Are you kidding? It’s Starcraft II!
Downside: Well, if you don’t like RTS games…
Deciding factor: It’s in California. If you live in London, like I do, you might want to see what an actual spring/summer day looks like!
While you muse over which of these offering is the most mouth-watering, have some Underworld…