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Familiar Titles Stand the Test of Time at E3 Convention

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Out at the E3 video game convention, some games always seem to rise to the top of the eagerly awaited list including some old regulars. NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.

In theory, gamers should be bored of them. Those handful of games that return each and every E3 with a refresh and a slight name change. Well, don't believe that theory because many of those games are the ones that generate the biggest cheers at the expo. Here now are three perfect examples:

First, "Call of Duty." In 'Advanced Warfare,' which is set about 50 years from now, developers looked at real budding military technologies today and tried to imagine what they’d be like half a century from now. And the one they just had to depict - the super-soldier creating exoskeleton.

"This allows you to boost and have strength and speed and assisted hover, so all these great news ways to play Call of Duty you’ve never played this way before," explains Michael Condrey of Sledgehammer Games.

And where there's one there’s the other. If you see "Call of Duty" you likely also see a "Battlefield" game, and to the non-gamer observer, it can often be tough to tell which is which.

Now here’s why at least this year you will not be confusing "Call of Duty" with "Battlefield." It’s because "Battlefield: Hardline" doesn’t actually take place on a battlefield, or at least not a traditional battlefield.

"Well we got all kinds of different locations mostly taking place in American cities like L.A. and Miami, and the various situations are kinda like the stuff we used to play in the backyard; cops and robbers stuff like. 'Let’s rob that bank,' or like an armored car crashes and spills money all over the freeway and it’s a free for all to grab it all," says Ian Milham of Visceral Games.

And finally, to the one that owes its popularity in large part to its stunning locations, "Assassin’s Creed." And "Assassin’s Creed: Unity" will be no exception; Paris during the French Revolution.

"We’ve got a one-to-one scale of the entire city at that time. It is an amazing, dense, gritty location and it’s a lot of fun to play around in," says Max Spielberg of Ubisoft.

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