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On E3's Missing Cavalcade Of Games 39

Posted by simoniker
from the crying-fanboy-tears dept.
Thanks to the Gaming-Age forum regulars for discussing "notable games not actually shown at this week's E3 show", despite the insane flood of new titles, with particularly noticeable no-shows including Raven-developed PC FPS Quake IV, Sony's "oft-rumored [PlayStation 2?] sequel to ICO", Nico, as well as Microsoft/Level 5's "massively multiplayer Xbox RPG" title True Fantasy Live Online, in addition to Sony's PSX hardware, with the PS2/DVR combo now heavily rumored to have had its U.S. release canceled. Is there any other hardware/software you've been disappointed not to hear about, besides the obvious?
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On E3's Missing Cavalcade Of Games

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  • Whutt!? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Leffe (686621) on Friday May 14, 2004 @03:48AM (#9148725)
    There were enough games to make me happy [gamespot.com], IMO (IANAL)!

    Including some new Thief game and Half-Life 2, anything else pales in comparision :)
    • some new Thief game

      !!!!

      This is one of the most anticipated games out there. I for one an salivating at the prospect of there being Review code available next month.

  • Would have been nice (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Jmechy (656973) on Friday May 14, 2004 @04:09AM (#9148806) Homepage
    to see Doom III PC there. Also, Halo 2 was only being shown to the press and other extra special people today. Guess I'll just have to stand in line for hl2 again...
  • Mario 128 (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Seriously. "New Super Mario" and Mario 64x4 is nice and all. But I need the goods.
    • Re:Mario 128 (Score:5, Informative)

      by Servo5678 (468237) on Friday May 14, 2004 @06:31AM (#9149285)
      Mario 128's status is revealed here [gcadvanced.com] . Here's a partial quote.

      "Shigeru Miyamoto is still working on the game but is not ready to show it just yet. Apparently with his ongoing work with the Nintendo DS and his other projects, the next Mario game has dropped to the back burner for the moment. Kaplan assures that is has not disappeared and we will see it when Miyamoto is ready to show it. As soon as it is revealed you can count on GCA to bring you the information."
    • I'll second that. We've been hearing hints about really revolutionary gameplay for a while, and I'm getting rather curious.
  • In case you hadn't heard, http://www.filerush.com/ [filerush.com] has torrents of a lot of interesting E3-videos.
  • Gamecube add-on (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sayron1 (606638) on Friday May 14, 2004 @05:02AM (#9148961)
    I personally was looking forward to seeing the mysterious GC hardware peripheral that Nintendo was theoretically going to show at E3. Hopefully, whatever it is, it won't do a 64DD and be poorly marketed in Japan and never release stateside.
  • Mother 3 (Score:4, Informative)

    by shoptroll (544006) on Friday May 14, 2004 @07:16AM (#9149446)
    I had heard they were going to be showing Mother 3 this year.

    Well if today is the last day, maybe some news will make it out.

    Otherwise, there's always Spaceworld.
    • There hasn't been a spaceworld for like three years.
    • I was expecting Mother 1+2 for GBA to at least show up on a release list. Looks like it's gonna be a Japan only title. I was also looking forward to Giftpia and Nintendo Puzzle Collection for GC. Both have been available in Japan for a while now so it's disappointing to see no mention of either of them.
      • I really hope Mother 1+2 (Earthbound 0+1) comes to America. I missed EB the first time around, and everybody tells me how great it was. Nintendo Puzzle Collection? How hard can that be to translate!?! And is Giftpia really out in Japan? I might just import it if it doesn't come out soon.
  • by Tickenest (544722) on Friday May 14, 2004 @09:05AM (#9150142) Homepage Journal

    Now #2 on the current list of most vaporous vaporware titles, behind only the obvious.

    • In 2001 I swore we'd have that ellusive title by Christmas with the E3 video they gave us. The game looked practically finished. I have no idea what happened to the game that they showed at 2001 E3 but it is obviously not going to be the game that ships.
  • Fire Emblem... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by damiangerous (218679) <1ndt7174ekq80001@sneakemail.com> on Friday May 14, 2004 @10:09AM (#9150880)
    I'd like to know when Fire Emblem is going to make it over here. I saw a blurb in a gaming mag a couple months ago that said it was coming, but that's about it. There's not very many turn-based strategy or RPGs on consoles, especially the Cube (the only one I have). Besides Gladius, which rocks, I don't know of much else.
  • Is there any other hardware/software you've been disappointed not to hear about, besides the obvious?

    Anybody who's still disappointed about the non-appearance of Duke Nukem 4 needs to re-evaluate her priorities. Really. Duke Nukem 3D was nice, but given the recent Duke offerings, I can't imagine that DN4 would be the life-expanding experience that it's vapor-fueled hype has promised. Valve has a better track record than the progenitors of the Duke franchise. Valve.

    Yawn. Now, if anybody can tell me h
  • Mare Crisium was developing this for ages, a sequel to the original "Stars!"... couldn't find a publisher... seems like MOO3 would be kind of similar to it, but I tried it and yeah, it's the same. Except with all the good parts taken out and replaced with crappy parts.

    I think the most recent news on their site last time I saw it was 2001 sometime... and now the site seems to be down. Damn. Seems like it's totally lost...
  • I want to buy Civilization 4. Or Civilization IV. Whatever they want to call it. I'm hooked on that game, and would love to see what they come up with next.

    I heard they actually dropped terrorism from CIV3, I think it would be an interesting addition to add to the game, especially for smaller/weaker countries to attempt to at least slow down bigger countries' growth.

    More technology would be fun as well. And add Fundamentalism back to the choices of government.
  • I haven't heard anything about this cell shaded adventure? [capcom.co.jp] yet.

    I saw it on an unconfirmed Capcom E3 games list but so far have yet to clap eyes on a preview.

    Anyone seen it about?

  • Hey Perrin, where's the eReader?

    Silence follows.

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