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The Evolution of E3: A Decade in Games

For your viewing pleasure, we've put together a rough outline of the notable games, tech, and genres present at the last ten shows.

The Background

It's only been a scant few days since E3 2011 has come to a close, and with another year under our collective belts, we've put together a rough outline of the notable games, tech, and genres present at the last ten shows.

E3 2001 - The Games

Pictured: Halo: Combat Evolved, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

E3 2001 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo's GameCube, Microsoft's Xbox

E3 2001 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Racers, Action-Adventures

E3 2002 - The Games

Pictured: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Doom III, Kingdom Hearts

E3 2002 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo's Wavebird Controller, Microsoft's Xbox Live

E3 2002 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Action-RPGs, Action-Adventures/Platformers

E3 2003 - The Games

Pictured: Half-Life 2, Viewtiful Joe, Halo 2

E3 2003 - The Tech

Pictured: Sony's EyeToy, PlayStation Portable Reveal

E3 2003 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: MMORPGS, Shooters

E3 2004 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo DS, Epic's Unreal Engine 3

E3 2004 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Shooters, Action-Adventures

E3 2005 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo's 'Revolution' prototype, Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 3

E3 2005 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Shooters, Action-Adventures

E3 2006 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 3

E3 2006 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Action-Adventures, Action-RPGs

E3 2007 - The Games

Pictured: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Assassin's Creed

E3 2007 - The Tech

Pictured: Sony's PlayStation Home, Nintendo's Wii Balance Board

E3 2007 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Action-Adventures, Shooters

E3 2008 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus, Microsoft's New Xbox Experience

E3 2008 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Shooters, Action-Adventures

E3 2009 - The Games

Pictured: Metroid: Other M, Scribblenauts, Modern Warfare 2

E3 2009 - The Tech

Pictured: Microsoft's 'Project Natal,' Sony's unnamed motion controller

E3 2009 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Action-Adventures, Shooters

E3 2010 - The Games

Pictured: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2, Dance Central

E3 2010 - The Tech

Pictured: Nintendo's 3DS, Microsoft's Kinect, Sony's PlayStation Move

E3 2010 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Shooters, Motion-Controlled Games

E3 2011 - The Tech

Pictured: Sony's PlayStation Vita, Nintendo's Wii U

E3 2011 - The Dominant Genres

Pictured: Shooters/Multiplayer Shooters, Motion-Controlled Games