• EA, Ubisoft: E3 was a waste of everyone's time this year

    EA, Ubisoft: E3 was a waste of everyone's time this year

    Should they make a comeback? How big of a waste of time was E3 this year? Watching the coverage on G4, you’d think something important was happening. Maybe FPS With Different Shades of Brown 87 still interests y’all, but I’d say the show was rather bland. Even Electronic Arts, everyone’s favorite giant of a publisher, agrees that the show has lost its luster, saying that… Read More

  • 60GB Xbox 360 on the way says leaked e-mail

    60GB Xbox 360 on the way says leaked e-mail

    Remember this? We should know for sure by E3, but for now it looks like Microsoft will release a 60GB Xbox 360 sometime this month. An internal e-mail, which I refuse to copy-paste here out of respect for the original source, Xbox Family, supposedly sent from Microsoft to GameStop and Best Buy details the company’s plans. In addition, Microsoft will release a stand-alone 60GB hard drive for… Read More

  • 3D Realms calls E3 ‘irrelevant,’ won't show Duke Nukem Forever there

    3D Realms calls E3 ‘irrelevant,’ won't show Duke Nukem Forever there

    Mythological developer 3D Realms wants you all to know that work on Duke Nukem Forever continues at an acceptable pace. So acceptable, in fact, that its CEO Scott Miller used the phrase “seriously nicely” to describe progress. But it gets even better! The same Miller, when asked whether or not 3D Realms would be using this year’s “E3” to show off the game, laughed a… Read More

  • Full-page ad showing Xbox 360 price cut revealed: Should happen at E3 week

    Full-page ad showing Xbox 360 price cut revealed: Should happen at E3 week

    That Xbox 360 price drop rumor is gaining traction. This is the full-page Kmart ad; isn’t it grand? More importantly, the flyer where the ad is from is for the week of July 13, which coincides with E3 week. Don’t put it past Microsoft to use the pared down trade show to announce price cuts. Read More

  • Enterbrain says President is on crack, denies anything about a new DS

    Enterbrain says President is on crack, denies anything about a new DS

    Nintendo put the kibosh on the rumor of a new DS at E3 after Enterbrain’s president supposedly told Bloomberg that there would be one. Now Enterbrain has issued a statement saying that Hirokazu Hamamura never said any such thing. “No such statement or announcement was made by the president,” the company said. “He did not, however, make a comment about the possibility of an… Read More

  • No new DS at E3, says Nintendo Japan

    No new DS at E3, says Nintendo Japan

    A few days ago I reported that Enterbrain’s publisher Hamamura was predicting that Nintendo would reveal a new DS at E3. Nintendo Japan is now clearing up the situation altogether instead of giving the typical “we don’t comment on rumors blah blah blah.” Nintendo Japan’s head of PR said, “We cannot comment on the specifics of what will be announced at E3, but at… Read More

  • Rumor: Nintendo unveiling new DS at E3

    Rumor: Nintendo unveiling new DS at E3

    The current Nintendo DS rumor going around according to Enterbrain publisher Hirokazu Hamamura is that a Nintendo will announce a new DS at this year’s E3. It was, however, unclear in the Bloomberg report whether or not it would be completely new hardware or a simple redesign. We’ll find out in mid-July. Read More

  • E3 back in LA, still no booth babes

    E3 back in LA, still no booth babes

    What do you think of the sell-through rate on Madden titles versus Take 2′s urban sports series? Miss? E3 was once the promised land for game geeks. In a huge hall in LA you could get and play games, watch scantily clad women who were vying for your attention, and generally feel like you were a plugged in member of an elite gaming force. Now, however, it’s going to be a big boring… Read More

  • E3, way back when

    http://p.castfire.com/Xu7m0/video/3425/bbtv_2007-11-02-213900.flv The video is a little choppy and the host is manic (and his story is quite sad) to say the least, but it’s fun to see what E3 used to be — a malevolent pleasure dome of scantily clad women and video games — and what happens when you subvert the status quo by dry humping Miss Pac Man. SFW unless you work for Pac… Read More

  • Rock Band Wins Top E3 Award: Huzzah For Innovation

    Rock Band Wins Top E3 Award: Huzzah For Innovation

    ¡Viva la Rock Band! The expensive rock & roll band simulator won the Game Critics Award for best game at E3, beating out the likes of Derivative Shooter 42 and Mario & Luigi: The Golden Years. It’s a victory for something called i-n-n-o-v-a-t-i-o-n, something that, save for the Wii, hasn’t been seen in video games for quite some time. I wonder how Activision feels about… Read More