It’s E3 time again, and there’s been a few blips on the horror game radar. Of particular note is the tons of press that Resident Evil 5 has been getting, even though it’s not due out until next year. There’s also a little video of water physics from tech demo / horror game Hydrophobia. And Dead Space, which used to look like Bioshock to me and now looks like Doom 3, has gotten a fair bit of coverage itself. Oh, and Dead Rising 2 is coming out for Wii. Bet you didn’t see that one coming!
I went to E3 a couple of times before it was cancelled and reincarnated as (as far as I can tell) exactly the same thing, and I didn’t like it very much. It’s cool to see what everybody in the industry is working on, but it also brought out the worst parts of the industry (namely, shameless marketing to cover lacking content). I’m not there this year (and really have no desire to ever go again), and since it’s been transmogrified into the “E3 Media Summit” maybe it’s gotten better. I’m still waiting for more information on games like Dead Island, Alan Wake, and Rainy Woods.