E3 Day 2 Coverage: NVIDIA, NCSoft, Capcom & More
Next door was Nvidia. There we sat down and looked and some brand new cool tech behind closed doors - something that we'll reveal to you in due time.
NVIDIA's Booth was packed
GPU Physics Demo
Dell's XPS line-up gets a new look
Conroe & Quad SLI Courtesy of Dell & NVIDIA
The new XPS has a modular, upgradeable design
In the meantime, the Nvidia booth was a great place to try out some of the hottest looking PC games on the show floor. We also got to look at the GPU physics support in Havok-based titles. And then in the back corner was the sweet looking Quad SLI-powered Intel Conroe-based Dell XPS. It looks yummy and this time around it looked like Dell was keeping engaged enthusiasts sharply in mind. Don't be surprised if it's a box you end up wanting.
Later, in the Take2 booth I got some hands-on with Prey, which was a blast in multiplayer. The feature that lets you walk up walls will have some gamers sending back up their meals. Still, the design sounds pretty innovative for a tried and true genre. However, it was an interesting new feature for an FPS game. A new Civilization IV expansion and Side Meier's Railroads were also looking like a good time. Unfortunately, we missed out on playing Rockstar's (creator of the Grand Theft Auto games) Ping Pong title, which looked like it might be fun.
Capcom isn't a booth I normally spend much time in because of its very console-heavy focus, but Dead Rising really caught my eye. The plot line is a wee bit reminiscent of the movie "Dawn Of The Dead." You're a journalist doing research on a zombie story and end up trapped in a mall for a specific number of hours with lots of zombies. The sheer number of methods available to take out said zombies is nothing short of amazing. I had some doubts about this one, but those feelings were put to rest after playing the game.
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