What's on Player Attack TV – 9pm Friday May 31

Want to know what’s on Player Attack this week? Well, here you go – a quick look at what you can expect from the next episode of Australia’s newest video games TV series!

E3

June 11-13, 2013

Following on from the success of our new generation console special last week, this time around we’re focussing on the history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo – that is, E3!

We’re headed to the L.A. Convention Centre in two weeks, so it seems as good a time as any to look back at everything that’s happened to get us here.

Back in the dark days of history before 1995, video games were simply shoved unceremoniously among the other tech at events like the Consumer Electronics Show or the European Computer Trade Show. Major game releases and new consoles nestled up against the latest hard drives, graphics cards and monitors – and not really given the spotlight they deserved. That is, until magazine publisher Infotainment World had a chat with the Interactive Digital Software Association and came up with a plan.

Of course, there’s been plenty of big successes coming out of E3 over the years, but Jimmy just can’t let us look at the good stuff. He’s compiled a list of the Top Ten E3 Failures, and Friday sees the first five go under the microscope.

In April 1997, the first murmurings of Duke Nukem Forever were coming to light. After paying an astronomical amount for the Quake II Engine, 3D Realms got down to business and development finally got underway. after a few screenshots, a trailer appeared at E3 in 1998.

This was the first taste.

All that, plus the latest in gaming news and fun giveaways!

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