e3 2011

  • The JDome: An Immersive Gameplay Experience

    When I look at this odd, immersive screen, called the jDone, I'm reminded of Coleridge's epic poem: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately jDome decree: Where guns roared out, soldiers ran Through caverns measureless to man In a boot of Battlefield 3. The J-Dome costs $1,200 and sets up in a few minutes. It fits in a package about as big as a pack 'n' play playpen for kids and works with any… Read More

  • We're Live Once Again At E3 2011, Starting At 10 AM

    We're Live Once Again At E3 2011, Starting At 10 AM

    It’s time for another day of live video down here at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Today we’ll be covering the massive South Hall, where we’ll find the big publishing houses showing off their latest. But first, we’re dropping by the Sony booth (signal permitting) to spend a little time with the Playstation Vita, their powerful new handheld. After that, a… Read More

  • Here's A 20 Minute Video Interview With id's John Carmack

    We're big fans of John Carmack. He knows his business better than anyone else and tells it straight. He doesn't speak in PR nonsense and it's almost guaranteed that he'll teach you something . This may be one of the best interviews to come out of E3 2011. I just wish we did it. Oh well, CVG snagged 20 minutes with the gaming legend and it's embedded after the jump for your viewing pleasure. Read More

  • The Nintendo Wii U Completes The Traditional Nintendo Circle Of Life

    The Nintendo Wii U Completes The Traditional Nintendo Circle Of Life

    There's seemingly a philosophy inside Nintendo that form factors and ideas don't die, but rather are shelved and re-released once the proper technology is ready. The Wii U is just the latest in a long line of consoles that use rather old form factors and ideas. Just look at this chart we found on Reddit. The Nintendo Watch & Game spawned the DS 24 years later, the Power Glove preceded the Wii… Read More

  • A Visit To The Indie Games Pavilion At E3

    IndieGames supports indie game developers by showcasing them at various events and putting them in front of the big boys. The results? Cooler gameplay, exciting new titles, and lots of fun. Yesterday we played some of the coolest indie games we've ever seen including the Rogue-like Desktop Dungeons and Q.U.B.E., a game that is reminiscent of Portal but completely different. Take a look at both and… Read More

  • CrunchGear Is Streaming Live From Showstoppers @ E3

    Watch us interview people while drinking! Here we go again: talking to the exhibitor's at this year's Showstoppers at E3 where we can sit down and get up close and personal with a few fascinating tech companies. We'll be streaming for about an hour and then we'll start up again at 10am Pacific when the show floor opens again. Expect live hands-ons of the Vita and the Wii U as well as lots of great… Read More

  • Nox Audio Walks Us Through Their Updated Admiral Headset, And It Looks Great

    Nox's Admiral headset has been around since CES, in a way — it's still not quite final, and by "not quite final" I mean "not final at all." But it's still awesome, and once you get over how... shall we say, not lightweight it is, you can kind of see just how great it could be. They've changed a bit since CES so we dropped by to get a tour. Read More

  • Actually, Sony Won E3 With The Vita

    Actually, Sony Won E3 With The Vita

    Matt may think that the Wii U is the E3 champion, but I'm not convinced. It looks like a fun and versatile device, but I'm not sure it's as accessible as the Wii, which focused on motion and a few primary buttons to make gaming as simple as possible. The Wii U is clearly powerful in some ways but not nearly the breakthrough device the Wii was. The Playstation Vita, on the other hand, isn't even… Read More

  • Razer's Old Republic Mouse, Headset, And Keyboard Are Sithy (With Hands-On)

    Razer's Old Republic Mouse, Headset, And Keyboard Are Sithy (With Hands-On)

    The Old Republic is, potentially, every Star Wars-loving gamer's dream. Own your own ship, travel the galaxy, pick a side in an epic conflict... if they pull it off. Razer's taking the chance they won't, though, and have put out a few peripherals customized for the Old Republic experience. Read More

  • The Nintendo Wii U Won E3 2011

    The Nintendo Wii U Won E3 2011

    Alright, everyone. You can go home. E3 2011 is a mainly bust besides Nintendo's amazing Wii U. Microsoft added Bing to the 360 and Sony announced the name of the NGP, the Vita. Sure, there are several clever games like Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, and several new Zelda games. But there really isn't anything new per se here. It's a bunch of rehashing of the same, I'm sorry, tired story… Read More