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E3 2010: Games To Watch

The worst part about E3 is the waiting. After injesting a flood of information for hundreds of titles and watching their excitement levels rise to critical peaks, players now must sit back and be patient.

Some of the games won’t be out for months. For others, it could be years.

Figuring out which will top this year’s sales charts is always a dangerous exercise. Publishers show carefully controlled demos of small segments of their games, specifically designed to pique interest. It might be fun in a five to ten minute microburst, but truly terrible after an hour of gameplay.

As we do each year, we’ve compiled a list of the games most likely to perform well at retail this holiday season. That doesn’t mean they’ll be critical smashes, but they’re likely to connect with today’s gaming audience. Keep in mind that while all of these are currently slated to release in 2010, development schedules are not always reliable – and the titles may slip for one reason or another.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 17 June 2010

Photo: Activision