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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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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

  • E3 2009: Nyko's latest accessory offerings revealed

    E3 2009: Nyko's latest accessory offerings revealed

    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… Read More

  • LIVE: Nintendo E3 2009 press conference

    LIVE: Nintendo E3 2009 press conference

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

  • E3 2009: Why would you buy a PS3 in this day and age?

    E3 2009: Why would you buy a PS3 in this day and age?

    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… Read More

  • CrunchGear does E3: day one roundup

    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… Read More

  • E3 2009: Splinter Cell Conviction first gameplay footage

    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

  • E3 2009: Red Steel 2 actual gameplay video

    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

  • E3 2009: Lionhead's Project Milo

    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

  • E3 2009: Assassin's Creed 2 direct-feed trailer

    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… Read More

  • E3 2009: Halo 3 ODST to include exclusive wireless Xbox 360 controller

    E3 2009: Halo 3 ODST to include exclusive wireless Xbox 360 controller

    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

  • E3 2009: Splinter Cell: Conviction trailer, shooting grenades in mid-air edition

    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