E3 2011 news
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At the E3 Game Critics Award, the highly-anticipated BioShock Infinite won Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best PC Game and Best Action/Adventure Game. The unexpected clean-up has stemmed primarily from a gameplay demo shown to the press which has still not been fully released to the public.
Amongst other surprises, the Nintendo Wii U was beaten out by the PlayStation Vita for Best New Hardware, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (despite four nominations) came home empty.
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One of my favorite games on the PS3 of all time has got to be 2009's Warhawk. Its graphics were amazing, gameplay mechanics were spot on, and the amount of vehicles you could pilot could make anyone feel like a juggernaut. That's why I was really excited when I heard Warhawk's spiritual successor, Starhawk , was being developed.
In the cinematic trailer embedded below, you'll get an idea of what Starhawk is all about. Just as in Warhawk, there are two factions battling it out known as Rifters and Outcast as they wage war in order to control the precious resource known as Rift Energy.
Warhawk was a multi-player only game, but Starhawk will not only feature some great multiplayer action, but it'll also contain a single player campaign where yo…Read more >
We saw a lot of amazing games come out of E3 last week, but one particular game is still as highly anticipated as ever and that's Mass Effect 3. One of the biggest news stories to come out of E3 was the fact Mass Effect 3 will be supporting the Kinect with in-game voice commands that will allow the player to give orders to squad mates during battle as well as select dialog options with their voice. Aside from that massive reveal, BioWare has released a new trailer for E3 showing the fall of Earth.
In the video embedded below, you'll see the moments when Earth is taken over by the Reapers. It's up to Commander Shephard to stop the invasion and save Earth as well as the entire Galaxy. Much of the gameplay footage looks similar to previous ins…Read more >
Following up with Sony's release with the Vita, we are happy to announce Sony is developing an updated model of the PS3, something which no industry has ever undertook - The Sony PlayStation 3D!
'Course, the hardware is nothing new, but it comes with a 24" Sony 3D Television and 3D Glasses and is capable of play PS3D games!
The dual-full-screen trick will only work with PlayStation 3 games specifically programmed to make use of the feature, and although none have been announced yet, we wouldn't be surprised if pack-in title Resistance 3 is compatible. Staff couldn't say if the games featured in the demo video, Motorstorm Apocalypse and Wipeout, would be updated to support this feature. While the demo units we saw performed their trick reason…
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Just one glance at the title should tell you that this is worth watching. It's an extended demo from what you likely saw at Microsoft's E3 press conference, and shows off a large amount of what Mass Effect 3 has to offer, including more choice, a new levelling tree, weapon customization, deeper and harder combat, and the return of some old familiar faces.
Take a gander below.
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At E3, BioWare showed not only a new cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, but also new gameplay footage from the upcoming Star Wars MMO. This time the developers take us to the desert planet of Tatooine, familiar to every Star Wars fan:
Are you excited about visiting the sand world long before the birth of Anakin and Luke? Admittedly, it doesn't look like it's changed much in the millennia that passed.
For more information about the game, check out our Star Wars: The Old Republic Wiki, as well as Wookieepedia, the wiki about the Star Wars universe.Read more >
Ask any Nintendo Wii owner what their pet peeve about the system is, and they'll most likely deliver a laundry list of issues. High on that laundry list will most likely be Nintendo's terrible attempt at providing an online service where a 12 digit friend code was necessary to be input by both parties in order to add each other onto the Wii. Add on top of that there was no was no way to see what your friends were playing or how to message them without leaving your game, and you can see why gamers were frustrated. That's all about to change as MTV Multiplayer is reporting we won't have to worry about any of that when the Wii U is released next year.
During an E3 demo of Ghost Recon Online, Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt was asked why he belie…Read more >
It looks like the honeymoon period of the Wii U's announcement has come to an end as more information regarding Nintendo's highly anticipated and mysterious system is leaking out of E3.
The latest news to come out of E3 on the Wii U is its lack of support to play Gamecube games. The Wii U is only backwards compatible with Wii and its accessories such as the Wii remote, nunchuk, and Wii Balance Board. So if you were planning on ever finishing Super Mario Sunshine or Eternal Darkness, you better get to work as you won't be able to experience them on the Wii U.
Seeing as how the Virtual Console is host of many classic games on a variety of Nintendo and non-Nintendo systems, I could see Gamecube games making their debut once the Wii U is release…Read more >
Do you hear that? It's millions of game importers cheering in their native tounges around the world in joy as it turns out the PlayStation Vita will follow in its predecessor's and the PS3's footsteps and not be locked by region.
Speaking with the press at E3 yesterday, Sony Worldwide Studios Europe VP Michael Denny said, as far as he knows, the PlayStation Vita will be region free.
If you've ever wanted to play a game from Japan that you know would never make be made available in the US, then you know how important this news is. The only "issue" that I can see in the future is being able to download PlayStation Vita games from the PSN of the country it's released in. But you all should already know the trick to jumping over that hurdle, rig…Read more >
Joystiq is reporting from the E3 2011 show floor that fans of the House of Mario, eager to get their hands on a few concept demo games running off the Wii U engine, are so numerous that wait times had balooned from one hour Tuesday morning to five hours by yesterday morning (that's three hundred precious minutes, folks). The wait got so bad that Nintendo officially closed the line for the day early yesterday afternoon.
Despite Nintendo's stock plummeting another five percent, it seems that consumers are more than willing to pick up the slack in their wake. The hardware itself is still another 18 months away or so, but regardless of whether the Wii U will be a success or failure, it will undoubtedly be interesting to see whether Nintendo's nex…Read more >