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E3 2013: Five things to look forward to this year

E3 2013

Every year, thousands of gamers, developers, journalists and publishers gather in Los Angeles for the biggest event in the videogaming calendar.

The E3 Expo is where all the biggest announcements are made and the newest games shown off. It’s massive, and always worth watching out for and this year’s extravaganza takes place next week.

Here’s our guide to what to expect from E3 2013.

More on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Both Microsoft and Sony have announced their next-gen consoles and reckon that they’ll be on sale by the end of the year, but up until now no one has been able to actually use one outside of those companies.

We don’t even know what the PS4 looks like – but by next week we will.

Wii U makes a resurgence

It’s no secret that sales of the Wii U have been disappointing, but Nintendo isn’t going to abandon its console – which was launched last November – just yet.

Expect lots of exclusive games for Wii U that will make it a must buy – might we even speculate on a Zelda?

Illumi-room returns

Back at CES in January, Microsoft showed off its curious projection technique known as ‘illumiroom’, which displays a game world on all four walls of a room. It wasn’t demoed as part of the Xbox One unveiling, though, so we’re sure a working prototype is being held back for E3.

The PC remains triumphant

The humble PC is often overlooked when it comes to games, but it’s been the home of some of the most innovative titles of the last few years and is still going strong as a platform.

There’ll be more on the Elder Scrolls Online for sure, and perhaps even more details about Valve’s plans for some kind of PC-based Steam Box.

Occulus Rift

This virtual reality headset has been in development for some time now, and has a huge following among big name game makers and writers who’ve tried it. It was shown off last year, this year we should get an official launch date and price. Can’t wait.

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