While You Were Sleeping: E3 Catch Up Edition

Sleeping can be fun - necessary even. But what if stuff happens when you're sleeping - game stuff? What are you supposed to to do then? Thankfully we have a solution - While You Were Sleeping, a quick round up of all the news that happened… while you were sleeping.

Alright - this is going to be one huge almighty catch up, so let's get it started!

First off - the Microsoft conference has been and gone - you can check out our overall impressions here.

The conference was full of announcements, the most pertinent probably being the fact that Halo 4 was announced, and a Halo: CE remake is currently in the works. Both look rather spiffing.

Minecraft with Kinect support was also announced for the Xbox 360. Which was a bit of a shock!

Then we have Mass Effect 3 - which had a short showing at Microsoft's conference, then an awesome showing at EA's. You can check out one of many trailers here.

We liveblogged the EA conference, which also showed off Battlefield 3, which is looking absolutely incredible, as is Star Wars: The Old Republic

We also have seven minutes of Skyrim footage for you to check out!

There's much more already on the site, and we'll be adding plenty more throughout the day. We still have the Sony conference coming up later, which we'll also be liveblogging. Stay tuned for all the latest news.

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    The Plainview Report: Tuesday, June 07, 2011.

    Ahoy-hoy, good sport.

    Another day, another penny in the hand.

    Did not sleep in the car last night.

    A rip-roaring headache from front to back kept me out of action for most of the night and that’s the story I will, in time, relay to the proper authorities and keepers of justice.

    Just having a quick look through the notes and, to be as honest as can be expected after the events of last night, not too much to discuss before the day picks up its inevitable momentum and repercussions.

    There will be questions to be answered, but that is for another time after the appropriate alibis have been financially secured. True capitalist freedom is attained only when everything - and I mean everything - is for sale.

    Democracy? Democracy is not so cut-and-dry. Democracy is something I’ve never really understood. Democracy seems always so very undemocratic by its very process. George Orwell understood democracy better than most, and he was a better man than me.

    Just some general house-keeping and important memos to discuss.

    More of a diversion than anything else, but that doesn’t make them any less important. Of course, to remember, without diversions there is no magic in the world - only the sometimes painful realisation that everything is unreasonable and, at the same time, everything happens for a reason. At every turn more paradox holds tight to those who seek reason and scientific explanation in a universe unexplainable.

    Like I said, nothing of any real importance to discuss, but it needs to be got through all the same; a formality if you like, but an important formality all the same.


    First up is of course The God Father: Part 1. Released in 1972, directed Francis Ford Coppola. The important thing to note: John Cazale played Fredo Corleone. Cazale’s filmography is brief.

    1. Deer Hunter (1978)
    2. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    3. The Godfather: Part 2 (1974)
    4. The Conversation (1974)
    5. The Godfather: Part 1. (1972)

    Quite a list. Cazale one of Hollywood’s finest; forgotten behind California inspired movie machines and manufactured celebrity for fast modern times where disposable, plastic convenience equals desire. Do you want fries with that?

    Forger about it. Cazale didn’t ask for any sympathy: he didn’t want it.

    That’s the point. Cazale was one of the good guys and he didn’t have to tell anyone because everybody already knew about it and telling somebody something they already know about can end up being taken the wrong way and I’m right about that.

    I think you can still visit the McGinn/Cazale Theatre in New York: 2162 Broadway at 76th Street.

    In the end? Cazale died of lung cancer. The end. He had another 30 years left in him, but sometimes life has a way of burning you up too fast.

    Cazale immortalised for more than forever by 5 of the silver screens best, brightest moments.


    Let me just turn to my page here. This is what I was looking for: http://i52.tinypic.com/2uxy4vn.jpg Natalie Portman. This is a regular section of the Plainview Report and something of mild importance that I like to just keep up to date with. It’s important to not fall too far behind on topical matters in the public interest. Just keep a note of Natalie Portman as someone who - perhaps unexpectedly - has a moustache.

    Nothing more to it, straight forward, to the point. We can continue on this topic tomorrow for reasons of basic continuity and thematic uniformity. In the end, The Plainview Report prides itself on thematic uniformity.


    The Plainview report always finishes with milkshakes, fishnet stockings, racing cars and all things wonderful; you know, just for a bit of jolly old good times, something to make the day delightfully agreeable like mermaids and leather boots made in Italy. No! Not leather boots made out of mermaids! Oh what price to put on your frivolity when you say such things; the absurdity! Stop it at once!
    No, in all seriousness, and after most earnest consideration, today we look at an impala http://i51.tinypic.com/347b213.jpg portrait. The impala is a majestic creature and it has a beautiful face of wild freedom.


    Dave Berry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwkq48UetR8 and the Crying Game.

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