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It might also be tempting to entitle this post “Cliché Limit: orc holding man over chasm”. However, knowing that the fabled orc will be taking the center stage — rather than the villain role — in the upcoming RPG, Of Orcs and Men, may change one’s mind.

The following screenshots attempt to show the other side of the orc race — the side that you get to play against vicious human oppressors.

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Another E3 has come and gone; and despite favorites being uncovered from the heaps of announcements and demos, the overall verdict was that there was no clear winner. Rather, the whole event was quite underwhelming — a lot of focus on already known IP with very little surprises.

If anything, 2012′s E3 was a textbook study of company philosophy. On a high level, Microsoft played a familiar hand showcasing its tendency to favor 3rd party partnerships ala Nike. Sony touted its tried and true dedication the developer network, letting Quantic Dream take the stage with Beyond: Two Souls and front runner Naughty Dog with The Last of Us. That left Nintendo.

Many knew Nintendo had a lot to prove, as it was the only one with new hardware to promote. Its strategy was a savvy one with three presentations strategically placed: one just before, one at the beginning and one toward the end of the expo. Of course, the goal was to put Nintendo and the Wii U at the top of everybody’s minds. This strategy didn’t quite work, however, but not because its lineup or hardware was lackluster as many may think.

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We’ve already presented you with some highlights from Microsoft’s and Sony’s press conferences, so now it’s Nintendo’s turn. As expected, Nintendo showed off it’s upcoming next-gen console, the Wii U. However, some of the aspects they decided to showcase left me with mixed feelings.

Here are some of the biggest highlights from Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference.

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sony e3 2012

Yesterday evening Sony presented their E3 2012 press conference, and in stark contrast to Microsoft started by revealing a brand new IP. For the most part Sony focused much more on games than supplementary services or features.

Here are some of the biggest highlights from Sony’s show.

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Microsoft wrapped up their E3 2012 press conference earlier this morning, and while there weren’t any mind-blowing new announcements, it wasn’t the worst conference E3 has ever seen.

Here are a few of the biggest highlights from Microsoft’s show.

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Sure, the highlight of this video is the ability to tear off a monster’s limb and beat him (or her) with it. Free-to-play MMO RaiderZ has so much more going for it, however. Take the fact that it has the Unreal 3 Engine under the hood.

This makes for a lot of detail and sheen, as would be expected from the engine that powers the BioShock and Batman: Arkham series’. Yes, there’s more!

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No new Xbox at E3 2012
By: | March 16th, 2012

Microsoft E3 2011

Hope you like your Xbox 360 because you’re not getting a replacement. Well you will eventually, but Microsoft isn’t talking about that this year. Company spokesperson David Dennis recently told Bloomberg that they have no plans to show off any new Xbox hardware at this year’s E3 conference.

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Stairway Games’ Rusty Hearts was a definite crowd pleaser at E3 this year. In fact, it was quite hard to get away from the Perfect World booth with this highly stylized, hack and slash, multiplayer online game beckoning.

Now, you have a chance to join in early on the action with Gamer Limit’s Rusty Hearts closed beta giveaway. There are several ways to snag yourself a key, so click on and let the games begin!

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Gamer Limit spent last week covering the latest news and industry developments surrounding E3 2011 straight from Los Angeles. From the big press conferences to the E3 show floor in the Los Angeles convention center, we provided you with the latest news and personal impressions from hands-on previews of exciting new titles.

Now that all the hustle and bustle is over, join us after the break for our personal favourites of E3 2011.

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Ever since its first trailer released several months ago, Dead Island has been one of my most anticipated upcoming games. The sheer irony of a lush island paradise marred by walking human decay carries a rare yet growing appeal. Now the game is almost upon us.

At E3, Gamer Limit spent some quality time with the title, along with representatives from Techland and Deep Silver. After about 40 minutes poring over the nooks and crannies of the fictional island of Banoi, I must say that no other game captures the elements of survival and fear quite like Dead Island. It’s enough to make this my E3 top pick.

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Barring objections about the name, the Nintendo Wii U was received with great applause and excitement at this year’s E3. The first thing many people did when the doors opened to the West Hall was rush to Nintendo’s massive booth to get a glimpse of the hardware and its capabilities. And the lines never let up for the entire three days.

The reward for waiting more than an hour and a half in line was a chance to experience several demos: Shield Pose, an editable video of Link battling a ginormous spider, Battle Mii, Chase Mii, Super Mario Bros. Mii, that questionable video of the bird, and Ghost Recon Online. The prognosis – hopeful.

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Last year, Zombie Studios gave the world Blacklight Tango Down. A competent FPS focused on multiplayer, it released for Xbox Live, Playstation Network and PC.  The title provided all we’ve come to expect from the genre. And although it wasn’t the most unique game out there, the title managed to surprise many with its depth and production value, especially since it was released at a price point of $15.

Zombie aims to surprise us again with its sequel Blacklight Retribution. Top of the surprise list – it’s going to be strictly a PC game. Coming in at close second – it will be free to play. While the latter may be off putting to some, our hands-on with the game at E3 proved that there is much to be excited about.

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