Tech: It's Time To Play

Video-game makers unveil their new wares at E3. Here are our top picks

Like fine wine, the video-game business has some very good years. The product may not always be tasteful, but you know in advance when the vintage will appear--and which vintners you trust. Indeed, the scintillating previews on display at last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles had gamers salivating for more. We scoured the show to come up with our favorites. But if these examples leave you wanting more, visit www.time.com/games for additional reviews and commentary from the show.

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