The industry event of the year to shame all others has finally come to pass. E3 is here and officially starts tomorrow, but everyone who actually matters is getting their major stuff out of the way now while they can secure exclusive press time. At the time of this post, EA is in the middle of their press release, with Microsoft already done their little dance in the limelight. Blizzard already jumped the gun yesterday with all kinds of juicy new Cataclysm details. These would be…..

– Path of the Titans got axed
– Inscription now has “Medium Glyphs”, which are described as cosmetic
– Guild Talents are gone, and they took its money with it
– Can now reputation grind your guild (ugh)
– New raid lockout mechanics, such as downshifting and swapping raid ID’s mid week
– New lore developments

All good stuff to look into and talk about. But not today, and probably not via blog. I’ll probably talk about it via video later this week.

Right now, at this very moment, I’m constantly hitting refresh on as many game news sites as I can for any scrap of information on the upcoming Warhammer 40K MMO. We have been told repeatedly that the details of the game would be revealed, finally, at this E3. I want that info. I need that info. If there is one franchise that will make me sign a Faustian Bargain for is WH40K. I love the lore, the board game, the RTS games, the novels, everything. It is the only franchise that surpasses Warcraft, in all of its incarnations, for me. Sadly, Warhammer 40K is saddled with Gamers Workshop, who I feel don’t necessarily do their genius IP right, like they are purposefully holding it back for some unknown reason.

For those of you who are not familiar with Warhammer 40k, it’s a dark gothic sci-fi setting set far in the future. Humanity is living in a dystopia, engaged in constant wars both from enemies at the gates and traitors from within. Space travel is dangerous and necessary, enemies are everywhere, mercy is for the weak and victory is never without cost. It portrays humanity in its greatest forms, with tales of honor, bravery, heroism and sacrifice. It also covers the darker sides, such as corruption, stagnation, ignorance and blind hate. It’s humanity in its decline versus enemies who show no remorse, no pity, no respite.

I love every second of it.

Anyways, the new Xbox 360 looks nice and sleek, and I will probably get one in a few months since my current 2 are broken, and have been broken for over a year.