As you can plainly see, we've been crazy busy bringing you all of the best coverage from E3 2011. It's pretty clear to see that the MMORPG.com team (and the teams at RTSGuru.com and FPSGuru.com, our sister sites) have liked a lot of what we'd seen while we were in LA, and it's pretty hard not to get excited about some of the things making their way down the pipeline. That being said, it's time for us to walk away from our tribute quiz from last week where we started to say goodbye to one of the genre's oldest and truest friends, and this week look to the future. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the "What MMORPG.com has seen from E3 - So Far" Quiz! Get your #2 pencils ready! (Tee-hee, I said number 2). Here we go!
Q: Which of the featured games takes place on a post-alien invasion Earth, wherein the aliens, upon realizing that the world they wanted to cultivate for themselves was already inhabited, ultimately escalate things to war? Bonus Points: The video game company is making this game in association with a television channel. Name them both.
Defiance, coming to us from Trion and SyFy, is hoping to provide fans of MMOs, shooters and science fiction an MMO that will make them proud.
Q: Let's see how closely you've all been paying attention, shall we? In Garrett Fuller's article, "Star Wars: The Old Republic: E3 2011: Demo Impressions", which advanced class did the cinematic we were shown highlight? Bonus Points: Whose booth was SWTOR seen at this year, developer BioWare, publisher EA, or license holder, LucasArts?
In the cinematic we were shown at E3, Garrett states: "The Star Wars cinematic was amazing as always. It emphasized how important story is in the game and shows off the Gunslinger advanced class." The display and presentation were held in the booth of publisher, EA Games.
Q: As mentioned in Richard J. Cox's article, published yesterday, one of the champions added to the League of Legends line-up is Leona, The Radiant Dawn. According to the presentation Richard saw, what was the community-driven motivation behind adding her?
In the article, Richard talks about the community outcry for a female melee tank: "For the longest time fans had been complaining about the lack of a female melee tank in the game. So Riot spent some time researching exactly what they meant by that, and the result was specifically a strong, knightly/paladin type of kick-ass female Champion"
Q: MMORPG.com's very own Community Guru, Michael Bitton, gave us a sneak peek from the home base during E3 on Star Wars. Mike made mention in his article of EA's new (announced June 3rd) digital distribution service. What's it called? Bonus Points: Star Wars: The Old Republic will be digitally available exclusively through this service, true or false?
The name for EA's counter to Steam is "Origin". For the record, the bonus question is most definitely true.
Q: Space and science fiction MMOs seemed to be a theme at this year's conference, and Richard's other article published yesterday focused on the Gamigo/Reakktor free-to-play giant, Black Prophecy. In the article, Rich mentions a system in place that, when a specific bar in the UI fills up throughout combat, you're able to conduct special manoeuvres "such as the infamous flip-over from Top Gun where he ends up behind the pursuing jet". How do they refer to that system? Bonus Points: What's the URL of the website where you can sign up to participate in the game's open beta?
The Reakktor team and the game itself refer to the system as the "Tactics" system. Does that count as a trick question? It kind of feels like it. You can always sign up for the open beta at Black Prophecy
Q: Carolyn Koh brought her A-Game to E3 for us here at MMORPG.com and she sat down for a visit with the Keen Games/GameForge effort, Star Trek: Infinite Space. Carolyn explains in her article that the game brings three basic mission types to the table. What are they? Bonus Points: What hilarious Picard-ism does Carolyn bring up in the closing paragraph?
Free Exploration, wherein the player might look for planets, alien life forms, and essentially everything from the opening credits monologue of The Next Generation. Battle Scenarios, wherein players have to attack or defend bases or ships. And Storyline Quests which, naturally, advance the plot of the game. Oh, as for the Bonus Question? Amazing.
To close out the Quiz this week, I present you with two bonus questions (because I'm so generous)! They are bonus questions because while the articles themselves are related to E3, neither is specifically tied to a game. So here we go!
Bonus 1: What article contains mention of World of Tanks, Lord of the Rings Online, End of Nations and Dragon's Nest, among others?
Why, that would be our E3 awards of course (which you can see here). The action on the show floor at E3 this year was impressive and competition was tight. We're very pleased to present the awards this year.
Bonus 2: Oh, why not. For your final bonus question, I'll throw you a softball. Which world famous wrestler had our Lead Writer Bill Murphy just a little star-struck?
None other than "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan! Yeah, that's right, I just referenced his forgettable time in WCW instead of his world famous time with the then WWF, now WWE. Don't hate, love the Hogan!
Well ladies and gentlemen, thanks again for joining me on this wacky adventure through quiz-dom in the world of MMOs. Our E3 coverage will be continuing over the next few weeks and you can expect to see more of what we saw and loved, as well as what we saw and were maybe a little less fond of. Until next week, students!