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E3 Demos

This list covers the E3 expo demos at the 2011 trade show. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is an annual video game industry trade show that takes place in Los Angeles, California. It's the industry's largest, most exciting event that offers a chance for video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. This is a list of the most exciting demos that are supposed to appear at E3 2011.

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    Nintendo introduced Wii U on Tuesday and it will be available to the public next year. The console has an iPad-like controller and it allows players the ability to look at the TV screen and the screen on the controller at the same time when playing as well as interact with both of them separately.

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    The Tomb Raider demo shows Lara Croft fearing for her life within a collapsing cavern. There's more dialogue than usual. BioWare's Mass Effect 3 now features voice recognition on Kinect which allows players to order commands during battles.

    The new Xbox 360 will feature YouTube and Bing support and the dashboard is more minimalistic. It will also have live television. All this will arrive Fall 2011.

    Crytke's Ryse takes place in ancient Rome; Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has greatly improved visuals; Forza Motorsport 4 has new community modes, over 80 manufacturers and realistic visuals; Fable: The Journey; Minecraft; Disneyland Adventures; Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is a possibility.

    Kinect Fun Lab will now appear on the Xbox Dashoard so players can create their own content by capturing objects, making images and doodling with their fingers.

    Kinect Sports Season Two; Dance Central 2 has new multiplayer dancing; Halo 4 brings back Master Chief and Cortona (set to release in Holiday 2012).

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    Electronic Arts


    Electronic Arts will have more Madden, Tiger Woods, Fifa and other stuff with Kinect support. It also introduced Battlelog which is a new version of Need For Speed's Autolog social networking and multiplayer gaming system. The Sims Social is also new and will run on Facebook. The SSX series is returning and features, with the help of NASA satellite data, all the mountains in the world.

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    Sony had a lot of things to show. Uncharted 3 features awesome water effects and character animations; Resistance 3 will be Move compatible; HD collections of the PSP God of War games and Team Ico are confirmed; Playstation's 3DTV will be providing an affordable, entry-level 3D TV; NBA 2K12 features Move support and point-and-click passing.

    Medieval Moves, Infamous 2, StarHawk, Sly Cooper, Dust 514, Bioshock Infinite, Star Trek, PlayStation Suite, PlayStation Vita and Ruin are also on their way.

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    Rare announced Kinect Sports: Season Two and the game features six brand new sports: ski, tennis, (American) football, golf, baseball and darts. There's also in-game voice and new Kinect gestures.

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    Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: F*ture Soldier grants players the ability to modify every possible aspect of their weapon, i.e. 20 million possible gun combinations(!). In the f*ture, all Tom Clancy games will feature Kinect support on Xbox 360.

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    2K Games


    2K is rebooting their sci-fi series XCOM which features players battling an alien race. It takes place in the 1950s and will be available to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in March 2012.

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    Sega announced that the fourth edition of Virtua Tennis 4 is scheduled to launch on PS Vita. The game will feature 22 world-renowned tennis pros as well as the option of adding the player's own photo on the head of the avatar. It will also feature Touch Versus Match, which allows 2 players to play head to head on the same device. Sega also celebrates Sonic's twentieth birthday with a party featuring the new game Sonic Generations.

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    THQ will launch their UFC Personal Trainer game late June. They will also have an "interactive athletic training system" in partnership with Adidas called miCoach for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It will feature Adidas' roster of endorsed athletes, their personalized training routines, real-time feedback and an ANT + heart monitor.

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    Trion Worlds


    Trion Worlds announced Defiance, a MMOG in collaboration with the SyFy Network, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It's the first multi-platform MMOG and will be set in the shooter genre. The game will be interconnected with a Syfy television show.

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    Activision debuts a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 footage which showcases an underwater mission that involves tracking down a submarine and planting explosives on its engine. The setting: a ruined New York City.

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    Capcom's Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has an E3 trailer now and players will play as one of four members in an Umbrella security team.

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    Star Wars Kinect features memorable locations from Coruscant to Rancor pits. Players control a human Jedi as they navigate through the game defending the city from Confederate droid OOMs and droideka. Unfortunately it does have some visible lag.

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    Epic Games


    Gears of War 3 feature players fighting off Locusts at sea.

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    CD Projekt


    CD Projekt confirmed the adaptation of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The enhanced version will be available for Xbox 360 at the end of 2011.

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