e3 2012

Whither The Console: Is This The Sunset Of The Dedicated Game Machine?

After sitting through three major press events at E3 this year and wandering the hall, I began seeing comments regarding the viability of consoles in a constantly-changing tech landscape. First there

Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

According to <a target="_blank" href="http://wiiudaily.com/2012/06/wii-u-games-run-in-720p/">WiiUDaily</a> (and we're confirming), the games shown at E3 are native at 720p resolution, a considerable

Achievement Unlocked! Sidequest Pokes Fun At RPG Gaming Tropes

In honor of today's arguably <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/05/live-from-nintendos-2012-e3-keynote/">lackluster Nintendo presser</a>, I present Sidequest, a game that asks you to do all sorts

Live From Nintendo’s 2012 E3 Keynote

The geeks have gathered, the music is loud, and paired with the graphics on the big screens, this place is basically a stoner's wet dream. The doors of the Nokia Theater have opened, and as more n

Sony Rebrands The PlayStation Suite, Reveals HTC As First New Hardware Partner

Sony is certainly no stranger to the mobile space -- the recently-divorced Sony Mobile Communications branch has been announcing plenty of handsets lately, but the company has decided that their PlayS

Yer A Wizard, Sony: PlayStation Introduces Wonderbook, The AR Ebook For Kids Complete With Harry Potter Content

Although the vast majority of Sony gaming content is focused on adult/teen titles, a new title called Wonderbook is particularly interesting. Using an augmented-reality book, kids can turn pages and w

The Xbox 360, Now A True Cable Box Killer

Microsoft just threw down at E3 2012. After exciting the crowd with Halo and Gears of War titles, the company unveiled new additions to the 360's vast media offering. Don't be distracted by the video

Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds With New Casual Game

We haven't been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who ar

Internet Explorer Will Land On The Xbox 360 “This Fall” With Kinect Controls In Tow

The announcements just keep pouring out of Microsoft's press event at the Galen Center, so here's another one to chew on -- Microsoft has announced that a version of their Internet Explorer browser wi

Microsoft Introduces Second-Screen Feature, Xbox SmartGlass

Microsoft just announced a new feature called Xbox SmartGlass, a "second screen" feature that allows you to view information about media on the screen of a mobile device or PC. SmartGlass allows yo

Xbox 360 “Kinects” You With Media With New Voice Features

Microsoft just announced an upcoming improvement to the Xbox 360 that allows you to search for movies and video content simply by calling out a few simple phrases ("bing action" for action movies, for

Microsoft Xbox 360 Now Top Selling Console Worldwide

Microsoft's Don Mattrick announced at the Microsoft media event at <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/E3-2012">E3</a> that the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/Microsoft">Microsoft</a> Xbox 360 ha