E3 isn't open to the gaming faithful but it still attracts a large trade crowd and the game makers turn on the charm to woo them. One example: The big splash made Tuesday at the Nintendo press event where a large number of games were announced. This is the view from the nosebleed seats at the event.
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If the Master Chief wants me to wash my hands, I’ll wash my hands.
Scaled down replica of a North American Aviation P-51 Mustang outside the hall. It was there for the World of Warplanes launch.
The view E3 participants get as they enter the West Hall.
PCWorld’s own Alex Wawro playing a sort of tag game using PS3 move controllers… but the game runs on a Mac.
Even gamers need ergonomic seating.
The crowd lines up to enter E3 just before the doors open.
Dancing Zombies from Popcap. They don’t seem threatening…
A large mecha replica cockpit at the End of Nations booth. Alas, it’s nonfunctional.
The Cartoon Network's Adventure Time becomes a game…
PCWorld's Alex shows off a portable case for game consoles made by GAEMS. But it’s not just a tote bag…
The GAEMS case has a built in 720P LCD with HDMI input. It does require wall power.
Star Trek on the floor. This is from the new game, based on the J.J. Abrams movie.
Aliens: Colonial Marines. I think I’ve been waiting for this game for roughly forever.
The classic scene from Aliens. I think I don’t want to be in the exoskeleton. I’d probably have bad dreams.
One of the costumes shown off at the Elder Scrolls Online demo waiting area.
Another costume from the Elder Scrolls games. We dig the helmet.
Gearbox sponsored a cool booth for the Videogame History Museum. This is a Coleco Vision.
I’d never heard of the GCE Vectrex, but then, I wasn’t playing many electronic games in 1982.
What better way to relax after a hard day's work than driving a Formula 1 car at 220 MPH?
You can… smash this. Okay, not this one, the crate in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Okay, so you can buy your kids inflatable driving simulator chairs…
I’ll stay out of the dungeon. Honest.
There are more dancing games at E3 than I can count, and they’re more popular than Modern Warfare.
Put this warthog in my driveway, STAT.
Razer announced the Artemis, a prototype concept controller for Mechwarrior Online. And yes, the miniature LCD display is part of it.
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