E3 is a console showcase. The Western world's premiere video game trade show is where the big money bruisers of console gaming have laid out their grand plans for nearly 20 years now. Before you scoff and point to the many PC-only games and other sundries announced over the years, just stop. When obsessives talk about who "won" E3, who do they talk about? Console makers, that's who. But despite the home console presence, handheld consoles have earned a special place at the E3 table. The Nintendo DS announcement in 2004; PSP's second wind push in 2009 with major announcements like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
(which was great) and Resident Evil Portable
(which never existed); E3 is full of fine portable history.
In the second week of our E3 2014 giveaway extravaganza, we're spotlighting modern handheld gaming's unsung hero, the PS Vita. From surrealist action like Gravity Rush
to a cavalcade of independently developed gems like OlliOlli
, PS Vita has got the goods despite a shaky E3 history. And hey, it almost
had its own BioShock
If you want to get your hands on 14 free PS Vita games, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "E3 2014 Giveaway Week 2" and tell us about a handheld game announced at E3 that you badly wanted to play but it never came out. The contest will close at 10AM EST on Monday, May 5.
What 14 PS Vita games will one lucky winner get their hands on? The full list and contest rules after the jump.
PS Vita Games
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2+
Dead or Alive 5+
Hot Shots Golf World Invitational
ModNation Racers Road Trip
Touch My Katamari
Army Corps of Hell
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Official JoySwag Giveaway Rules