E3 2012: The show's 5 most explodingest explosions reviewed and rated

E3 2012 has been full of explosions. In fact, Microsoft's press conference in particular was so full of them, whenever someone says 'Microsoft's press conference' in the office, we picture it as a big yellow fireball. Odd. Still, obviously explosions are a big deal at the moment, so we need to know which was best. Because there's no point to the internet if everyone isn't debating what's best. Here's our professional 'what's best' verdict of E3's 5 best explosions:

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Calling in an airstrike is one of the most sure-fire ways of seeing mass destruction in any military situation. Just tell the boys where you want it, press the 'go bang now' button, sit back (behind something, preferably) and watch the carnage. The new Splinter Cell knows this well. But is this explosion explodey enough?

Above: Would it be mean to point out that it's a whole 12 feet away from the 'target'?

Above: 'Kabo' and, indeed, 'om'. There's a big flash of light as the explosion explodes

Above: But what's this? Secondary explosion! Another whole explosion behind the first. FOR FREE

Above: And in a totally non-scripted (right?) coincidence, a wheel flies into the screen, man

And then it's all over. Time to consult the EXPLODE-O-METER. Which, apart from unnecessarily being written in caps, doesn't appear to be very impressed:


Stuff thrown around: Dust and a wheel
Size of explosion:
A second
Effect on surroundings:
If it was a song:
Jesus, take the wheel
Cheap tricks and surprisingly small. Must explode harder


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  • Viron - June 8, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    Good lord, imagine an explosion that does last forever. Oh gawd too awesome for brain shutting down
  • mattdark - June 7, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    What are the chances there will be an 'important' character caught in that big-ass explosion in Resi 6, yet they will appear a couple of chapters later without a scratch? I mean, Resi does enjoy its surprisingly unkillable characters!
  • bass88 - June 7, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    Did Super not have Ellen Page and explosives? And nice one with the Jesus Takes The Wheel. Very funny.
  • MasterBhater - June 7, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    "Press X to Juno" had me rolling
  • alex-roy-bristol - June 7, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    On the what different poke'mon would taste like artical, an MLP:FIM reference... And here a Limp Bizkit/DMX one... God I love you guys. Great article! :D
  • xMagnumMGx - June 7, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Am I the only one that is having a serious issue with the physics in Beyond: Two Souls? The game looks fantastic and I'm excited to play the game, but the unrealistic physics on the explosions and vehicles is really taking me away from feeling a real impact. It's really bugging me. I hope they address this or tweak it just enough for it to be believable.
  • TheHowetzer - June 7, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    If this article was a song: Jesus take the wheel LOL. Seriously though, this WAS entertaining, well done.
  • kiing8kong6 - June 7, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Awesome article! Good job this was very entertaining.
  • pr0tostar - June 7, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Resi's is the sickest explosion I've seen since the MGS2 "bomb detonated" game over screen. Freakin hardcore.
  • oliver-hux - June 7, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    Duration: Forever <3

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