Members of the ZAM team were on the floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center last week to bring you all sorts of information on your favorite MMOs.
Members of the ZAM team were on the floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center last week to bring you all sorts of information on your favorite MMOs. You can check out all of our coverage on our E3 news feed, but we've compiled all of our noteworthy features and news posts in this post for easy access. So keep reading below and after the jump for our in-depth E3 coverage, from the unveiling of Final Fantasy XIV Online to our impressions on Star Wars: The Old Republic!
ZAM E3 Features
All Points Bulletin E3 Impressions: Andrew "Tamat" Beegle gives us a first look at All Points Bulletin, Realtime Worlds' upcoming fast-paced third-person action MMOG. While he didn't see any live gameplay, he was highly impressed with the level of depth available in character creation, as well the number of car models and in-game MP3 player.
Star Wars: The Old Republic at E3: The ZAM team had the opportunity to enjoy a private gameplay demonstration of Star Wars: The Old Republic, and everyone was amazed by what they saw. Of course, the team wasn't allowed to record footage of any of the gameplay, but Tamat did get an exclusive interview with SW:TOR Lead Writer Daniel Erickson and Lead Designer James Olhen. Check out the video!
The Potential in Heroes of Telara: Trion World Networks unveiled its new fantasy MMO at E3, and Tamat gives us his first impressions on the game. While he says it's too early to tell if Heroes of Telara will deliver on its promises, he does emphasize it's a beautiful game with some new ideas and improvements to ideas that have potential.
E3 Interview with Jens Andersen: Once you've watched the PS3 gameplay demo for DC Universe Online, check out our interview with Jens Andersen, the game's creative director.
E3 Gameplay Footage of The Agency: The ZAM team was able to get some video of a mission being played out in The Agency. Take a closer look at this espionage action game from Sony Online Entertainment.
Jumpgate Evolution PvP Demonstration @ E3: Does the thought of epic large-scale PvP battles in space excite you? If so, watch as NetDevil President Scott Brown gives us a taste of the fights going on in the "friends and family" beta.
League of Legends at E3: Tamat got the chance to speak to Lead Creative Designer Shawn Carnes about League of Legends, which has gameplay similar to the famous Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients. Check out our video for both the interview and to see Tamat's bowling skills.
Square Enix Press Conference: Tamat was one of 75 members of the press able to attend SE's press conference, which focused on the newly announced Final Fantasy XIV. He blogged about the event live, and you can read our full transcription here.
Tanaka & Komoto Interview: Elmer the Pointy, our new FFXIV content manager, summarizes numerous interviews that were conducted on Final Fantasy XIV with Hiromichi Tanaka and company following the Square Enix press conference.
ZAM Exclusive: New FFXIV Information: ZAM's Final Fantasy XI team sent 10 questions of their own to Square Enix following the company's press conference on Final Fantasy XIV. You can keep reading for answers to four of the 10 questions.
E3 Demonstration of DC Universe Online: For the first time, the ZAM team got the chance to see a live PS3 gameplay demo from DC Universe Online. You can watch our video of the demo to see what you think.
Blizzard a No-Show at E3 Again: Snub or Strategy?: Josh "WaxPaper" Bashara takes a closer look at Blizzard's absence from the floor of this year's E3 expo in this editorial. What are your thoughts on the topic?
Noteworthy E3 News Articles
Chapter II — The Elven Prophecy Announced at E3: Frogster announced at the expo that the second chapter of Runes of Magic will launch in September, and will introduce elves as a playable race, as well as raise the level cap to 55.
Global Agenda Content, Features Unveiled at E3: Hi-Rez Studios announced more detailed on its upcoming action MMO, including new PvE mission content and PvP areas.
The Dares Rock Free Realms!: The Dares performed a Guinness World Record-setting concert at E3 by playing simultaneously in the real world and the virtual world at the same time!
Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy XIV Online!: The newest Final Fantasy online game is coming to PC and the PlayStation 3 in 2010. We already have a forum set up, and you can be sure we'll have a site built for the game in the future!
Electronic Arts to Publish All Points Bulletin: EA announced at E3 that it will be publishing Realtime Worlds' upcoming urban MMO.
G4 Shows Exclusive Jumpgate Evolution Trailer: "Your destiny awaits," says the narrator of the new Jumpgate Evolution trailer. Even though the release of the space MMO has been delayed, you can check out this trailer as your destiny looms on the horizon.
SW:TOR to be 1st Fully Voiced MMO: If you haven't seen it yet, check out the amazing new cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic that was released at E3. Now that you're caught up, BioWare's Ray Muzyka and LucasArts' Darrell Rodriguez announced during the unveiling of the trailer that SW:TOR will be the first fully voiced MMO!