E3 Trailerpalooza: EA Edition

e3palooza-bannerWelcome back to Trailerpalooza!  EA followed Microsoft onto the main stage, and didn’t give the audience (or the poor, overworked writers) much time catch their breath.  But they totally rocked, so it was worth it.  Read on to see what was shown.

EA opened up their set with the first trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.  Admitting that I’ve never played the mobile game is probably a class 3 gamer felony, so I’ll just say that Garden Warfare looks pretty gosh darned cool.

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Next up was another look at Titanfall, the new game from Respawn.  This video is more of a dev diary than a demo, but it’s worth it for the live mic that was apparently left on backstage during the presentation.  Way to QA, EA!

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Star Wars. Battlefront.  Nuff said.

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More vroom vroom cars!  A new trailer for Need for Speed Rivals was shown off, and was followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the Need For Speed movie.  I’ll spare you the movie preview, but here’s the trailer.

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EA Sports then took the stage and talked about sports for awhile.  Many of you probably took a bathroom break, so here’s what you missed.  First was NBA Live 14, which features a revolutionary ball handling system.  Heh… “ball handling.”

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Next up was Madden NFL 25, which along with Call of Duty, is the only reason my brother continues to buy videogame consoles.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  He has his priorities, and I have mine.

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FIFA 14 looks amazing and/or boring, depending on which country you live in.

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Finally, there’s EA Sports UFC.  Apparently, the devs really want you to feel like you’re getting hit when you play this game.  Does the Kinect 2 come with one of those comically spring loaded boxing gloves?

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That was a lot of sports, I know.  Let’s cleanse our palates with some Dragon Age Inquisition.  I’ve got some good news and bad news with this game.  The bad news is that it isn’t coming out until the fall of 2014, but that’s also the good news.  After rushing out a bugged and incomplete Dragon Age 2, Bioware are committed to taking their time with the third installment.  Good for them, I say.  Let’s hope the game will be worth the wait.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh8v3Et4tGE&w=560&h=315]

DICE then took the stage to show off more of Battlefield 4, and they brought 64 of their closest friends with them.  The 64 player multiplayer demo that followed was very impressive, and the video below features the best moments, minus the painfully scripted banter between players.

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DICE remained on the stage to unveil the finale: a brand new Mirror’s Edge game!  This is apparently an origin story, not a true sequel, but who cares?  Faith is back!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6PXba8X6N8&w=560&h=315]

Oh, and there’s no timetable for release.  I wanted you to enjoy the trailer before I dropped the bad news on you.


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    Joe

    Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.