In pictures: E3 2008 picks and pans

The E3 fallout

Genre Benders

Y'know that old Peanut Butter cup ad? "Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter..?" Used to be that nobody would mix a first-person shooter with a strategy or role-playing game. Now, it's everywhere! Take Sega's stylish Valkyria Chronicles. It's a beautiful-looking strategy game that unfolds with action the second you spot the enemy. Fallout 3 is the opposite: a gritty post-apocalyptic gun-toting game which, at the tap of a button, can become a turn-based strategy shootout. And both will be played — often — this fall. —Darren Gladstone

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