Not surprisingly, Yahtzee was not amused by almost anything at E3. I can understand that; there were a lot of promises made which have yet to be followed through on (probably some never will) and a lot of rehashing of old stuff that was never particularly original to begin with.
Sure Shigeru Miyamoto is a god in the pantheon of game manufacturers but he’s always up for a little competition. Look at how he’s eyeing the PSP Go. He looks like he’s thinking about buying one. → Read More
We’re live at Konami’s press conference at E3 in Los Angeles… → Read More
It appears we got most of what needed to be gotten yesterday (Mario, Red Steel 2, Need For Speed, a nice interview), so with a spare hour today I took upon myself the ignominious job of photographing the ladies of E3. There were surprisingly less than expected, but we still got a good dozen shots of these partially-clad booth sirens. Hats off to Sega and Alpha Protocol, the secret agent girls win… → Read More
Fatal1ty, the world’s most recognizable (and most frequently name-checked) pro gamer, took a little time out of his busy schedule giving stuff away for OCZ to have a little chat with us. His press shots have him mugging like a bro who just took you down in Halo and is ready for his close-up, but in reality he’s a pretty straightforward guy. That said, having an entire line of gaming peripherals… → Read More
Oh, to be young again and be playing Super Mario Bros for the first time. Not possible, unfortunately, but at least I can play New Super Mario Bros for the first time — and I just did. The new side-scrolling Wii Mario game was playable here at E3 and we spent a good amount of time checking it out. Watch closely and you can see Peter twice die on the first two things in the game that can… → Read More
The brutal yearly schedule for Need For Speed games has produced some excellent ones (Wanted) and some dogs (ProStreet). Need For Speed: Shift looks like a good one, although it’s far more sim-ish than the ones in the series I’ve enjoyed the most. I failed real hard at playing this thing, believe me, despite the promise of a BMW M3 if I played well enough. Greg did a little better, and if you… → Read More
Red Steel 2, which just got its first real gameplay debut yesterday, is now out in the open and being played by every Tom, Dick and Harry who passes by. Of course, we had to take a shot at it. I’m happy to say I was pleasantly surprised by how it controlled, although I’ve never mastered the Wii shooter style. It helped that the guy in front of us was hopeless; why learn from my own mistakes when I… → Read More
So what do we make of Final Fantasy XIV? The game, which will be an MMO à la Final Fantasy XI, was announced at some point during Sony’s 18-and-a-half hour press conference at E3. The trailer is available online, but I haven’t yet figured out a way to grab it and put it here. Oh, well. → Read More
While the call of the open E3 show floor left us with nobody in an actual seat at Sony’s two-hour-long press conference, we have eyes and ears everywhere. Everywhere. → Read More
We’re skimp on details until we hit the Nyko booth, but we have images of Nyko’s upcoming accessories for this year. They all seem to be pretty straightforward. So without further ado, I present to you the DSi Zoom Case, PSP Charge Grip Flex, and the Wii Type Pad Pro. There’s the Speakercom 360, but there aren’t any images of it yet. No release dates or prices have been announced, but… → Read More
We’re live at Nintendo’s press conference at E3 in Los Angeles… → Read More
Are any of you ardent Sony PS3 supporters concerned with the way things have turned out? You lost Final Fantasy exclusivity (well, outside of Japan) at last year’s E3, and Metal Gear this year. Those are two of the biggest franchises that made PlayStation what it is today. Or what it was yesterday, as it were. I’m just trying to think, if I were to buy a PS3 today, what’s in it for me? → Read More
We were on the scene down here in LA, and today was the first big day of the show — even though it doesn’t really even start until tomorrow. Today was actually the day of press conferences by some of the big players, where they drop all their big news and tell you where to check out the latest big franchise games. It’s also a showcase for the latest acquisitions and technology, as well as… → Read More
You’ve seen the trailer, now see the gameplay. They actually modeled Sam Fisher on a younger, fitter now-CrunchGear-editor John Biggs. John was never quite that deadly, let’s be honest, but we have to allow a certain level of artistic license in these things. The lithe movements are very Biggs-ish, though. → Read More
Red Steel was a groundbreaking game in the truest sense: it broke ground. Not necessarily very well, but it was the first Wii game to really try to do what we were all thinking: guns and swords. Red Steel 2 may actually deliver on the promises its predecessor made, but at the very least it looks like a fun game to flail around in.
Check out a few minutes of gameplay inside, including the… → Read More
Raise your hand if you thought Microsoft’s press conference was a bit of a bore this morning? Aside from Natal, I wasn’t all that impressed by any of the upcoming titles (except for Conviction and maybe The Beatles Rock Band) or the updates to Xbox Live. Lionhead really stole the show when they unveiled a little AI boy named Milo. → Read More
We had a bootleg that we almost uploaded, but we decided to download and re-up Ubisoft’s streaming version instead. Are you ready for some new-school Assassin’s Creed? Are you? Well then what are you waiting for? Click!
Hard to tell anything specific about the game other than that part of it takes place in picturesque Venice (hopefully one of several locations you can again ride to), but the… → Read More
Fancy a ODST wireless Xbox 360 controller? Well, it’s going to cost you $99 when Halo 3 ODST drops on September 22, but don’t worry that includes the game as well. Hit the jump to see the controller and the official ODST trailer. → Read More
This, if you haven’t already seen it on G4 or whatever, is the début trailer of Splinter Cell: Conviction. Sam has gone rogue! → Read More
CrunchGear is on the scene down here in LA, and today was the first big day of the show — even though it doesn’t really even start until tomorrow. Today was actually the day of press conferences by some of the big players, where they drop all their big news and tell you where to check out the latest big franchise games. It’s also a showcase for the latest acquisitions and technology, as well… → Read More
We’re live at Ubisoft’s conference at E3 in Los Angeles… We expect to see a lot of AssCreed 2, Red Steel 2, Tom Clancy and possibly DLC for Far Cry 2 from Ubi tonight. Stay tuned. → Read More
We’ve got to run to the Ubisoft event, but the last thing up from the EA press conference is this cinematic trailer for their new semi-MMO sandbox-style crime game. You and 99 other people, slugging it out cops and robbers style.
Damn, we gotta book. Watch the trailer. → Read More
When I first saw the poster, I kind of thought Brutal Legend was going to be like Guitar Hero with blood and guts… but it actually looks to be a pretty fun-looking third person action romp. Plus it’s got the voice talents of Jack Black, Ozzy Osborne, and other legends of rock, so you know it’s at least going to be… well, I guess you don’t really know anything at all. But watch the trailer and… → Read More
Those crazy Star Wars types. Always like to make a scene. The music came on with no warning so I missed the first part of the fanfare, but I sure didn’t miss the two dozen lightsaber-bearing eunuchs (I think) that accompanied the Bioware and LucasArts dudes on the stage. They announced that The Old Republic will be the first-ever fully voiced MMORPG. That’s a lot of voice acting, and they say it… → Read More
I’ll let the E3 boys to their business on this but I thought you might like to see the new Left 4 Dead trailer. It involves zombies and killing. → Read More
Fresh from EA’s press conference, we’ve got hot footage of The Saboteur, with the titular character racing around in a black & white Paris and blowing up Nazis. It’s kind of like Grand Theft Auto meets Hitman meets Sin City. Let’s hope it’s as good as any of those. The city itself isn’t always monochrome; it colors up as you free the sections of the city from Nazi occupation. Lots of brothels… → Read More
We’re live at EA’s press conference here at E3 in Los Angeles… → Read More
Forget Twitter, Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Project Natal, this is huge. Xbox Live is getting full, downloadable games this Fall. The games can be purchased with just a credit card meaning you don’t have to mess around with Xbox points. Nice. More as we get it. → Read More