Despite What You May Have Heard, E3 Featured More Than Just Shooters
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E3's non-shooters

This year's E3 has come and gone, and in its wake it has left many gamers feeling negative over the number of games which revolve around shooting. Particularly when you look at the big press briefings, shooting was all over the place -- without naming them all, Microsoft had Halo 4, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2; Sony had The Last of Us and Far Cry 3; Electronic Arts had Crysis 3 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter; Ubisoft had ShootMania Storm; and even Nintendo had some shooters with brief appearances by Mass Effect 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and ZombiU.

That is inarguably a lot of shooters, and they ended up coming across as the show's main attractions due to their positioning in the briefings. The response to this from many gamers and a number members of the press has been to bemoan the lack of originality on display. However, before succumbing to this pessimistic point of view, it's worth noting that this was really only true of the press briefings themselves. And there's a reason for that -- these showcases are not geared toward fans of Lumines, nor is the intended audience the type looking for platform holders to convince them with graphs, charts, and sales numbers that they are doing great, thank you very much.


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