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E3 2011: Day the Third

Tomb Raider Screenshot

For the final leg of my E3 adventures, I made my way back to the Square-Enix booth to watch a guided demo of the new Tomb Raider. Some have brought up issues with this new presentation of Lara Croft, where she is shown as vulnerable and inexperienced, but I think this is quite a different thing than games like Metroid: Other M and The Third Birthday.

Consoleation: The E3 Experience: Day Three (Star Wars Kinect)

Star Wars Kinect Screenshot

After three consecutive nights with three hours of sleep apiece, walking into a closed meeting room at 10am and seeing Star Wars Kinect didn't seem to show much promise. After all, other sites had been less than kind to the game and the reaction during Microsoft's press conference wasn't exactly warm. When I volunteered to test the game for a group of my peers and the other members of the KmartGamer team, I didn't have high expectations… but when the demo was over and my pulse was racing, I wanted more.

Consoleation: The E3 Experience: Day Two (Wii U)

New Super Mario Bros. Mii (Wii U) Screenshot

If you're a console gaming fan, like I am, you probably remember where you were when the name and specifics of Nintendo's Wii follow-up were announced. I was in a Starbucks on the morning of June 7th, a few hundred feet from the Nokia Theater where Nintendo was holding its press conference. I also remember exclaiming out loud something to the effect of, "That's really what they're calling it? Wii U? No. NO!"

Consoleation: The E3 Experience: Day Two (Namco Bandai)

Dark Souls Screenshot

Dark Souls was my next destination, and I can already tell fans of Demon's Souls that this game is going to be as good as advertised. From Software has ratcheted up the difficulty; in fact, the person who demonstrated the game for me was having a difficult time staying alive himself.

Consoleation: The E3 Experience: Day Two (THQ)

Saints Row: The Third Screenshot

The KmartGamer E3 team visit to the THQ booth had a common theme: violence. Gunplay and fisticuffs ruled the experience, and we saw some titles that will make a definite impact at retail over the coming months.

Video: E3 in 30

Couldn't make it to E3 2011? Let Brandon Bales tell you everything you need to know in 30 seconds!

Video: E3 in 30

E3 2011: Day the Second

Hitman: Absolution Screenshot

And so the second day of E3 begins! I had some scheduled events to hit up with fellow GameCritic Brandon Bales that day, so I tried to keep things light until it was time to hit up the Bethesda demonstrations.

Video: South Park's Stan hates on L.A. Noire (NSFW)

South Park's Stan hates on L.A. Noire (NSFW)

South Park explains why Daniel Weissenberger is so critical of Rockstar's L.A. Noire: he's a cynical  a**hole.

E3 2011 Explodorama, Part Three

Journey Screenshot

Thanks for coming back. This is the sad end to another year at the Biggest Show in Downtown Los Angeles in June. Ha. Ah, seriously, I was sad to see another one go.

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