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E3 Gaming Expo Underway In Downtown LA

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Downtown Los Angeles has transformed into a gamer’s paradise as the Electronic Entertainment Expo gets underway.

The next wave of computer and video games is on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the E3 Convention.

KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold reports Nintendo has the crowd buzzing about Smash Bros. Seasoned gamers were impressed by the new spin on an old favorite.

“It feels completely fresh. It feels new,” Bradley Shapiro said.

“I love Smash Brothers a lot. I was looking forward to the new one. I am super glad there was a demo. I’m super excited. I’ve got my friend over here with me and I’m ready to have a great time,” he said.

Another gadget that has visitors buzzing is Sony’s Project Morpheus, a virtual reality system that takes the Playstation 4 to a new level of immersion, allowing players to feel that they are physically inside the virtual world of the game.

“I really like how you can use your hand to grab things,” gamer Heriberto Tirado said. “There is interaction with the environment. I really like it. There is a lot of potential,” he said.

For racing fans, Microsoft showed of Forza Horizon 2 for X-Box One and X-Box 360. The game is scheduled to hit shelves this fall.

KCAL9 also took a look at the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, a show-stopper and fan favorite.

“It’s exciting. You get to see everything new and it’s like [being] a kid in a candy store,” one gamer said.

E3, which kicked off on Tuesday, is scheduled to run through June 12.

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