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Don’t you wish you could go back in time and skip through Microsoft’s awkward multimedia promotion to get to the center of the conference? Well, for anyone that hasn’t seen all the conferences yet, we’ll do just that; so you don’t have to.
The conference started with a song by Flo-Rida (pronounced Flow Rider) to a background of Just Dance 4 and a foreground of a microphone with more bling than a small diamond mine. After that, we’re presented with this year’s cringing host or hosts, as this year introduces some girl from the moving pictures and random Youtube personality Tobuscus. Changing things towards another momentum, an extensive look at Far Cry 3 details frontal nudity, sex, a ton of profanity and a circus of death, complete with the shooting of wild tigers. This ends in a cutaway that reveals a pathway of TVs and strange hallucinations. Far Cry 3 will mess with your mind.
In a similar way, Splinter Cell: Blacklist shows some of its earlier tricks in a trailer. Sam Fisher is stealthier and deadlier than ever, grabbing the pins off a man’s grenade belt and dropping him from a building into more bad guys. A short reveal trailer of Marvel’s new game Avengers: Battle for Earth is shown that will feature people like Spider-man, Wolverine, Magneto and Venom, along with all your favorite Avengers from the flick.
Rayman Legends then takes the stage and shows its Wii U gameplay that builds on the rhythmical success of Rayman Origins. Music can be heard reacting to the environment as Rayman runs over it. Then, ZombiU shows a short clip of its Wii U gameplay that includes hacking zombies by waving the gamepad or shaking off zombies from the screen. This is concluded with a short clip of all upcoming Wii U launches.
Assassin’s Creed walks through a mission with a live presentation featuring a snowy landscape. We can see our protagonist move freely on trees, shoot a deer with a bow and bring that meat to a nearby camp for an objective. There is also a scuffle with armed guards, after which an encampment is attacked by the assassin.
This is followed by a live tournament of new shooter ShootMania, featuring some pro gaming veterans. Game modes are a bit different, as teams take turns being in offense or defense mode with handicaps.
The cream of the crop is saved for last with new cyberpunk game Watch Dogs. This game handles the current topics of always-online and receding privacy and displays the manipulation of electronics for one’s benefit. A live presentation of one mission is shown where a man messes with local cell phones, looks up detailed information about people present in the room on the fly and then messes with city lights in order to wreak havoc.