The Top 7... games we want announced at E3 2009

1) 3D tech games

Yes, we know that three-dimensional environments, characters, polygons and textures have been present in videogames for ten years now. What we’re talking about here is 3D as in “holy shit, those graphics are coming out of my TV!

Don’t get it? Well, in case you haven’t noticed, Hollywood is currently attempting – for about the billionth time – to make audiences care about 3D movies. For some odd reason, though, it’s finally working. People are flocking to see Coraline, Bolt and Monsters vs Aliens in record numbers. Those films are just the beginning – many more 3D theater experiences are in production or development. But how does that extend to videogames? The television sets, dear reader.

See, while you may be happy with that 1080p LCD widescreen you just purchased, brand new cameras are now shooting in 5000p (5K). Sony’s new projectors are 4K. In other words, your technology is already outdated… you just don’t realize it yet. Beyond those super high resolutions, many companies are also investing in 3D television sets, waging a format war like that between HD-DVD and Blu-ray. We’ve noticed these, as well as 3D desktop monitors, cropping up at trade shows with Burnout Paradise and Call of Duty 4 on display. And they look good.

Above: Namco Bandai takes the first tentative step into true 3D gaming with Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao   

Can we finally agree that next-gen means current-gen? And if we do that, what about next-next-gen? What about Gears of War 3? Will we see Marcus Fenix blast a Locust a mile away, which actually appears a mile away? What about Geometry Wars extending outside of the screen, blasting pixels that seem inches away from your eyes? What about a new Mario Tennis… in 3D!

While we’re probably at least five years away from proper 3D television sets working in your home, we hope some courageous developer will decide to throw down the gauntlet at this year’s E3. C’mon guys, show off your forward-looking plans and let the competition know the future is on the way.

May 25, 2009

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  • CreeplyTuna - November 18, 2009 10:40 p.m.

    3-D games will probably destroy people eyes or something technical from the strain. im fine with games the way they are
  • daquon1234 - June 1, 2009 4:52 p.m.

    what about a new zelda
  • Smash_Bro - June 1, 2009 2:02 a.m.

    Smash Bros DS! I soo called that on the "First Look At the DSi" article! Aww yeah. See, other people agree that my ideas are schweet. It had BETTER happen. I think 3D games would be cool. It would be the first step into virtual-reality gaming (which WILL happen). They should make games with 3D and normal versions, in case the 3D sucks, y'know?
  • Ell223 - May 31, 2009 12:47 p.m.

    thought this might warrent some attention
  • pueojit1 - May 31, 2009 1:04 a.m.

    go ssbs and sly cooper!!!!
  • BeastlyB - May 30, 2009 10:54 p.m.

    half life 2 ep 3 is going to be announced I'm not just positive I'm HIV (or should I say HEV) positive
  • r3ap3r - May 30, 2009 6:13 p.m.

    YES FUCKIN BRING BACK SLY COOPER! i loved the series from the first game to know i would love a knew one to comeback and revive those good ol times.
  • secretsearcher - May 30, 2009 12:50 a.m.

    YES! I love the sly cooper games. I practically cried when I beat the third one. BRING IT BACK!!!!! Oh, and the character on the far left in the disney photo is Maiden Marian from the old disney robin hood :)
  • blademage20 - May 29, 2009 1:58 p.m.

    A DS version of SSB would b awesome!
  • RedOutlive10 - May 28, 2009 10:18 p.m.

    More info about id Soft next games would be nice in this E3.
  • thephntm - May 28, 2009 2:58 a.m.

    sly 3 already had 3d missions my captcha: whose delegate
  • kingdomknight0 - May 28, 2009 1:29 a.m.

    I have no doubt that Square will make another Kingdom Hearts. And I also have no doubt that all the parts we hate about it will come back with the parts we love. (Yes, the damned gummy ship and the little mermaid too.) So long as we get to see Mickey kick ass like you didn't know he could it's worth it right? Right!?
  • stlman90 - May 27, 2009 8:26 p.m.

    sly cooper and kingdom hearts would be great!!!!!!!!!!
  • georgeguy - May 27, 2009 8:14 p.m.

    i would want a LittlebigPlanet sequel. that would be fun... Captcha: Congress byplay
  • thefarkinator - May 27, 2009 6:46 p.m.

    Good luck with the HL3 thing guys! lol. Cool article, though.
  • Unoriginal - May 27, 2009 6:12 p.m.

    I really wrote a meaningfull comment but then realized that I was the 113th to comment so I guess no one would read it. Well, great list GR.
  • MGOidBOSS - May 27, 2009 12:05 p.m.

    Get the Low down on MGS5...Gamesradar fail, they could do one of their stupid articles, 10 things we mostly think will be in mgs5 although were probably wrong.
  • Cerberus1838 - May 27, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    What about MSG5, seen an ARG or something along those lines out @ the official Konami (Japanese) site. Snake even shows up on the countdown..... and all signs point to e3, they appear on the countdown aswell.
  • Smeggs - May 27, 2009 12:44 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure I heard that Square Enix wasn't going to show up for E3. So no KH-anything.
  • ChrisCom66 - May 27, 2009 12:30 a.m.

    i have an idea!with tatsunoko vs capcom being released in North America and Marvel vs Capcom 2 being re-released why not have NINTENDO VS CAPCOM: Can u say EPIC WIN!

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