We learned a lot at E3 this year, and we've compiled a list of our coverage highlights. We also present our Best of Show Award!
E3 has come and gone, and we learned a lot during our time at the Los Angeles Convention Center. While we invite you to browse through all of our E3 coverage, we wanted to point out some of the highlights from the convention. You'll find all of our original features and a list of other noteworthy announcements after the jump!
We'd also like to take this opportunity to present En Masse Entertainment and TERA with our Best of Show Award! As we explored TERA's political system, the demo shined as the most polished one we saw at the convention. Expanding the role of politics in-game will create a whole new dynamic for players, and we believe TERA holds a lot of potential for its North American audience. We'll definitely be keeping our eye on this game as we wait for details on the testing and launch schedule.
Keep reading below for our E3 roundup!
TERA's Political System in Action: During our time at Masse Entertainment's impressive TERA booth, we learned how players can earn a seat of power in the action MMO and perform tasks like dictate tax rates, imprison players and enable PvP across their territory.
DUST 514's Connection to EVE Online: The floodgates for DUST 514 details opened at E3, and there's a lot to talk about when it comes to CCP's upcoming shooter. We stopped by their booth to discuss PS3 exclusivity and EVE Online integration.
Our First Look at Defiance: Trion Worlds and Syfy are undertaking an ambitious project that connects an open-world shooter MMO to a TV series. We witnessed the unveiling of Defiance at E3 and got as many details as possible.
Hands-On with End of Nations: Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Games showed off End of Nations at E3. We got our hands on their upcoming MMORTS and we liked we we saw.
Roundup of SOE Coverage: We've summarized all of the content that Sony Online Entertainment showcased at E3, including DC Universe Online's Update 4; EverQuest II in 3D; Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures' squads and tower defense game; Free Realms' upcoming ranching feature; their new PAYDAY: The Heist shooter; and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics' first expansion. We also learned that Station Access will soon be dropping to $19.99 per month!
Neverwinter's Foundry Feature: Cryptic unveiled their upcoming Dungeons & Dragons MMO at E3. We talked with them about Neverwinter's user-generated content system, which allows you to basically become a Dungeon Master.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Details: We stopped by BioWare's booth to get the latest news on Star Wars: The Old Republic's raids, an epic Alderaan quest and more!
Perfect World Unveils 3 New Titles: Perfect World Entertainment showed us their three new games at E3: RaiderZ, Rusty Hearts and Blacklight Retribution. We're also giving away Rusty Hearts closed beta keys!
Booth Babes Photo Gallery: What's a good way to entice gamers to your booth at E3? Booth babes, of course! Check out some of our photos.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Videos: During E3, BioWare released the "Return" Intro Cinematic, the Eternity Vault raids preview video, the Tatooine developer walkthrough video and a brand new game features preview video.
Wargaming.net Announces World of Warplanes: The company behind World of Tanks is working on a stand-alone free-to-play game that is based on military air dominance ranging from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Rise of Isengard Expansion launches Sept. 27: The next Lord of the Rings Online expansion arrives in three months. You can pre-order it now and immediately receive exclusive items!
Wizardry Online Revives Classic RPG Series: Japanese game publisher Gamepot announced at E3 that it's reviving the classic Wizardry series of RPG games with an upcoming free-to-play MMO called Wizardry Online.
New Warhammer 40K Teaser Trailer Released: THQ and Vigil Games teased fans with a short Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online trailer.
SOE Station Access Will Soon Drop to $19.99: You'll soon be able to get access to all of SOE's games for a little more than the price of one game subscription!
SOE Unveils PAYDAY: The Heist: PAYDAY is a squad-based first-person shooter that puts players in the roles of career criminals.
Curt Schilling Unveils New Reckoning Trailer: Check out the new trailer for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a game that paves the way for an upcoming MMO. A new Reckoning site was launched simultaneously.
Quest Online Outlines Alganon Expansion Plans: Alganon is getting its first expansion, as well as a comic from DC Comics, a European server, and two non-MMO games based in the same universe.
Vorp's 'DotA' Game Mode Discussed: END Game Entertainment revealed details about the MOBA-style "Defense of the Armada" game mode that's being added to the free-to-play Facebook game.