Probably fake E3 2010 list is hilariously obvious. And weird

Pro tip, kids: If you’re going to try to prank the worldwide gaming community in relation to the most exciting, most scrutinised event of its year, spend more than three minutes thinking about said prank.

The first of the (probably numerous) supposed leaks from E3 2010 has appeared, and by the looks of it, someone either rattled it off at home (early in the morning, before coffee), or we’re in for the most generic - yet nonsensical - E3 ever this year.

It’s a mixture of the can’t-fail-to-be-there (Gears of War 3, Killzone 3, Guitar Hero 6), obvious genero-sequel ideas relating to current big-hitters (Forza 4 and Bad Company 3 so soon, really? And Fahrenheit 2 being mentioned so soon after the release of Heavy Rain is just painfully unsubtle) and obvious internet fanboy bait ("Hey, Battletoads was a meme, and people got really excited about those Killer Instinct 3 and Road Rash rumours a while back. That makes them totally plausible, right? Also, MASS EFFECT ON PS3! LOLZ!")

Our favourite detail though? The slightly suspicious way that the list only details the four biggest publishers most relevant to the hardcore gamer. Surely Nintendo would be listed with the other platform holders. And what about the numerous E3 certs that are left off this list, presumably because they weren’t obvious enough for the writer to think of before his morning dump? No Last Guardian? No Fable III? No PlayStation Move whatsoever? And the total lack of Halo: Reach is ludicrous.

Above: Uncertain to be at E3, apparently

But what do you reckon? Are we being too cynical? Is a list as obvious as this one actually plausible, and are the omissions just unconfirmed presentations at this time? Or is it, as we think, a lazy grab-bag of stories that have been big on the internet over the last couple of years, thrown together without a hint of care for believability? How would you feel if this list was genuine?

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(Seriously though, a new Battletoads would be sweet)


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  • R_U_Guys_From_British - April 30, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Looks too generic and not thought through. I would be greatly dissapointed if this list was true :-(
  • philipshaw - April 30, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    Looks fake because Fahrenheit 2 would make no sense, saying how the 1st game ended. Heavy Rain 2 would be more likely
  • shinigamiDude - April 30, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    It's obviously fake, not probably. Or maybe, deep down, we all want it to be real. lol @ James Bond for XBLA. Every game announcement should be short to point like that one.
  • TrIp13G - April 30, 2010 12:38 a.m.

    I wish this was real simply for Road Rash. :(
  • Mexiflan - April 29, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    Dude,they totally left GTA V,and MW3 out of that list. And of course,smash bros IV
  • sleepy92ismypsn - April 29, 2010 7:28 p.m.

    fake but the sony lineup wouldnt be so bad but they left out alot of games i wanna see at e3. and jaffe says if any twisted metal its gonna be a remake theyre done with harbor city.
  • Wriggly - April 29, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    @n00b I'm guessing Ninja Solid was supposed to be the Raiden Metal Gear Solid game.
  • TyeTheCzar - April 29, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    I was hoping for the stupid hoax that Nicalis would pick up the Touhou games(PC-98 onwards) and give them an (at least cosmetic) overhaul. And they would all be on the Wii, of course.
  • Conman93 - April 29, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    Epic Fail. Leaving out Zelda Wii was a massive flaw. Its one of the most anticipated games of E3!
  • n00b - April 29, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    James Bond game for XBLA lol actual words, could you be more generic and what the heck is ninja solid? lets see: -a crossover of ninja gaiden and metal gear solid -a new ip for team ninja -some random game microsoft thought would be cool and wanted to show off like too human.
  • oryandymackie - April 29, 2010 3:41 p.m.

    'James Bond Game for XBLA'. Says it all, really.
  • MaynardJ - April 29, 2010 2:50 p.m.

    Yes! God I miss Fulgore. An XBLA remake of the original would help.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - April 29, 2010 2:30 p.m.

    It would. Oh yes it would. :(
  • CH3BURASHKA - April 29, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    Troll has sense of humor. I laff at his joke. Ha, ha, ha. KI3 would be awesome though. :(
  • Unoriginal - April 29, 2010 11:03 a.m.

  • AlexMercer1337 - April 29, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    I love how he spelled "Okamiden" wrong and said it was created by Sony when it was on the Wii and DS.
  • ColonelKc - April 29, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    Oh noes!! i was 3rd.... now 4th..
  • ColonelKc - April 29, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    FAIL!!! first
  • camelfro - April 29, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    LOL at call of duty mmo dwarves with m16's are the future!
  • alexhuzar - April 29, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    Call of Duty MMO. 'Nuff said about this being fake. Obvious Troll is obvious. lulz.

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