E3 2014: top five moments from gaming's biggest show

The best of the best

We're still alive and kicking, and trying to see everything before the last day.

So far, the monster-demo-Batmobile-filled show floor is looking great, games are being played and hardware is being seen and touched.

Speaking of, we were able to go hands on with Sony's PlayStation TV and it's safe to say, there's a lot of potential riding on the shoulders of the little, black streaming box.

It's not the PS4 or the Project Morpheus VR headset, but PlayStation TV could become both a new avenue for hardcore gamers to make their gaming hobby more flexible, as well as a low-cost gateway to a Sony gaming experience for new casual gaming consumers stepping up from mobile gaming.

Nintendo seriously loves secrets

Being secretive as always, Nintendo held a private event to show off a new, really weird sounding 3DS game.

Specifically, the company unveiled a new IP called Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., a steampunk turn-based strategy game that is set in a Victorian London during a fictional "age of steam," and features a team of steam-powered heroes rallied by Abraham Lincoln to fight off an alien invasion.

Sounds fake, totally not, is absolutely bonkers, yep.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is scheduled to launch exclusively for 3DS in 2015.

Facebook wants you to have a cheap Oculus Rift

Yup, Mark Zuckerberg wants to sell you a low cost virtual reality headset.

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe took the time at E3 2014 to basically reassure everyone that the social media giant's purchase of Oculus means good things for consumers.

A surprising positive, as outlined by Iribe in an interview with Ars Technica, is that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to sell the Oculus Rift at a lower price than even he does:

"I think [the Facebook buyout] is going to allow us to deliver consumer V1 at a lower cost, because we're not trying to drive a high margin on this," Iribe said. "Mark [Zuckerberg], especially, wants to bring the cost down, him more than me.

It'll still be awhile until the Oculus Rift hits the shelves, so there's no telling how much will change in that time - it's likely the influx of VR devices and growing interest will definitely help determine pricing points for the Rift.

Keep an eye on the SteelSeries Sentry

Puns aside, SteelSeries and Tobii have been hawking its eye-tracking hardware for awhile now. We saw it during CES and GDC where both were prototypes. We were hoping this time around, we'd be able to go hands on with it but alas, there are still kinks being worked out.

However, it does have a name now: the SteelSeries Sentry. Maybe CES 2015 will have a more promising show than tell.

Razer's newly, improved Nabu

The Nabu smartband from the PC and peripheral maker has been redesigned and will be shipping off to 500 lucky beta testers.

Razer announced it's selling early versions of its Nabu wearable for just a dollar (about £0.59, AU$1) as part of a hardware beta. Sign-ups for the program start on its website have started but only the most die-hard fans will receive the wearable.

Razer also announced it has begun shipping a developer edition of the Nabu to programmers. Coupled with the free, open software development kit, coders will be able to build their own applications for the activity-tracking wristband.

Check out our video below of the Nabu as detailed by Razer's CEO Min-Liang Tan.