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06.02.2011

GAMESPOT UNVEILS ITS MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES OF E3 2011 LIST

Surprisingly Diverse Offering of Titles Generates Much of the Buzz Ahead of World's Biggest Video Game Trade Show

 

SAN FRANCISCO - June 2, 2011 - GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/), the leading source for gaming information online, today unveiled its "Most Anticipated Games of E3" list.  The list is a collection of 25 titles across platforms that have been chosen by the GameSpot editorial staff as they get ready to cover the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 6-9 (http://e3.gamespot.com/).  GameSpot's coverage will feature five live webcasts of press conferences, a live stage show broadcasting up-to-the-minute programming, as well as features and previews of the biggest titles from the show.

 

The "Most Anticipated Games of E3" were chosen by the GameSpot editorial staff based on their personal preferences and years of industry experience.  The games and their diverse offerings reflect the mature state of the current videogame console market, which began in 2005.

 

"Everyone is a gamer now," said Ricardo Torres, editor in chief, GameSpot. "With games becoming a viable form of mainstream entertainment, there's a refreshing array of titles that appeal to a wider audience, which is reflected in our choices for this year's list."

 

Gamespot will also be offering show-specific content on the GameSpot Video Network, which includes YouTube, Livestream and Ustream, as well as via its mobile channels.  Visit gamespot.com on any mobile browser-enabled phone, or download the application for your iPhone from the iTunes App Store (http://bit.ly/bHHln4) or iPad (http://bit.ly/iZ8IJP).  Get up-to-the-minute news from E3, plus browse the hottest game trailers, previews, exclusive interviews, game play clips and demos.  The iPad app also features original GameSpot shows such as "Sync" in which Jody Robinson offers an essential download of the hottest gaming content and news from around the Web. 

 

Following are some of GameSpot's "Most Anticipated Games of E3" (listed in alphabetical order by category, not in order of importance):

 

•·        3D Fighting

Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

 

•·        3D Platformer

Super Mario Bros. 3DS (Nintendo for 3DS)

 

•·        Action Role-Playing

Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Warner Bros. for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

 

•·        Fantasy Action Adventure

Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo for Wii)

 

•·        Modern Action-Adventure

Tomb Raider (Square Enix for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA for PlayStation 3)

 

•·        Modern First-Person Shooter

Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

 

•·        Role-Playing

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

 

•·        Sci-Fi Action Adventure

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

 

•·        Sci-Fi Shooter

Gears of War 3 (Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)

 

•·        Sci-Fi First Person Shooter

BioShock Infinite (2K Games for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)

 

•·        Sci-Fi MMORPG

Star Wars: The Old Republic (Electronic Arts for PC)

 

For more information on GameSpot at E3, please be sure to visit http://e3.gamespot.com/ for updates on programming and gaming news.

 

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