The annual E3 gaming convention is now over, but we're still digging through our video footage for content we might have missed. One interesting find was the cosplay video featured above. Long-time readers may remember when E3 prominently featured costumed booth attendants, sometimes with very little connection to the company's products (and even less clothing). But after 2006, when "booth babes" were banned from the convention, costumes overall also fell away.
More than anything else, E3 is about seeing games you've never seen before. Whether you were there in-person or you got a front-row view of the action from the press conferences, you probably missed something. That's why we've rounded up all of the most-watched E3 videos by GameSpot's audience. Note that the actual most-watched videos were the full press conferences. Here they are, in order of total views.
Prior to Sony's big announcements for its E3 press conference, the company released a handful of smaller news bits and trailers, and one of the new pieces of content was a trailer for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. You can check out the video above, which features a quirky remix of the original game's great soundtrack. The N. Sane Trilogy is set to launch at the end of June, and it includes Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
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