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The Escapist's We Love It Awards at E3 2013

| 13 Jun 2013 20:15

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Pacman CE DX+
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
You can read our full preview of Pacman CE DX+ here.

From AJ Glasser's preview of the game

The full Plus edition keeps this fast-and-furious gameplay, adds new social features like friend rankings and medals or achievements, and also introduces all-new maps to the experience. Most of the maps are fresh layouts on the traditional game; a few, however, are reskinned maps done in the style (and with the music) of classic games like Dig Dug and Rally X. A sure crowd-pleaser for the retro set. Those that already own CE DX will get a tiny taste of this with an update that adds the leaderboards, the non-reskin maps, and the medals/achievements. Unlocking all the medals and achievements will win the player ONE of the reskin maps - but these players can get them all as downloadable content.

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ArcheAge
Developer: XL Games
Publisher: Trion Worlds
You can read our full preview of ArcheAge here.

From Greg Tito's preview of the game

Once you get past the game's starting areas, which are unique to each race, you'll eventually have to cross the Sea of Serenity. The devs playfully call this massive open world PvP area the Sea of Slaughter, because it's terribly dangerous to traverse on your own. In the Sea of Serenity is the Land of Origin, and players can build castles and other structures there. Other players can move onto your territory, and pay you tithes to plant farmland, etc. To build those things and craft the necessary components, you need raw resources like wood, sheep and metal. The best place to gain those resources aren't on the Land of Origin, but spread around the Sea of Serenity or back on the main continents. You have to move those resources using mounts like donkeys or cattle and eventually cross the open PvP area of the sea, and that's where it gets interesting.

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Watch_Dogs
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
You can read more about Watch Dogs here.

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