I was completely sideswiped by the more detailed announcement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I’d read something earlier about it being a “Vehicle Battle Game,” which I took to mean “Star Wars With Cars,” like that Demolition shit. That’s not what it is at all. Heading to the ‘Cube and the PS2, it has more in common with Tribes - and, one might hope, Battlezone 2 - than it does with Twisted Metal. Pandemic is behind it, so I can be excited well in advance of details. There really isn’t a Star Wars title in this conceptual space on the PC, and one wonders why this title in particular isn’t slated to appear there. Seems like a natural fit.
Of course, any time I see some new Battlefield 1942 stuff, I have to wave it around in front of you. This is the E3 trailer for it, and I found the experience exhilarating. You might need the latest Divx shit to make the video work right.