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  • Zero Punctuation rips E3 a new Natal

    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. It was a fun show and I look forward to a lot of the games we saw demoed, but I have to share his perspective on a lot… Read More

  • Miyamoto eyes the PSP Go

    Miyamoto eyes the PSP Go

    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

  • E3 2009: Konami's E3 press conference

    E3 2009: Konami's E3 press conference

    We’re live at Konami’s press conference at E3 in Los Angeles… Read More

  • Booth Beauties of E3, 2009 Edition

    Booth Beauties of E3, 2009 Edition

    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

  • E3 2009: Interview with Jonathan Wendel, AKA Fatal1ty

    E3 2009: Interview with Jonathan Wendel, AKA Fatal1ty

    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

  • E3 2009: Hands-on with New Super Mario Bros Wii

    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

  • E3 2009: Hands-on with Need For Speed: Shift

    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

  • E3 2009: Hands-on with Red Steel 2

    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

  • … and now there's Final Fantasy XIV!

    … and now there's Final Fantasy XIV!

    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

  • Notes from Sony's E3 press conference

    Notes from Sony's E3 press conference

    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