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LOS ANGELES, CA | A woman picks up a mock grenade launcher at the EA exhibit at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16, 2010. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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The Unsung Secret of Great Games-and How Some Games Get It So Wrong

Any great video game has a groove to it, a kinesthetic dance of feedback and response that can easily be thought of as a kind of music.
Call it "The Rhythm of Play." Our fingers push and pull with the beats and pulses of the game, using the controller to develop a cadence as surely as a drummer... More »


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The New Star Trek Game Boldly Goes Where No Star Trek Game Has Gone Before

Just as J.J. Abrams brought us a fresh new look at the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the 2009 theatrical revamp, Paramount Digital Entertainment's 2012 Star Trek takes the series' games in an exciting new direction, casting players in the role of Kirk and Spock in an epic co-op action adventure. More »


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UFC Undisputed 3 Aims For A More Accessible Brutality

UFC Undisputed 3 represents more than just THQ's abandonment of the mixed martial arts simulation series as an annualized franchise, it's the game designed to welcome more virtual fighters into the fold. More »


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The Big and Small Ways That the Gears of War 3 Beta Improved the Xbox 360's Big Shooter

There wasn't going to be a Gears of War 3 beta last month.
The huge Xbox 360 shooter was simply going to come out in the spring, no beta to precede it. More »


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The Traveler's Guide to E3

Once a year all things video game descend on Los Angeles for a nearly week-long celebration of gaming.
The Electronic Enterainment Expo is three days of gaming, parties and news. More »


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Why You'll Pay for the NGP, According to Sony

Sony's new gaming portable is priced just right, at least in the company's eyes. In fact, the NGP's price was determined before they started designing the dual-thumbstick portable.
While Sony Computer Entertainment's head of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida declined to tell Kotaku the official... More »


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Why I Am Not Going to E3 2011

Last weekend I spent nearly $100 on new clothing for E3 2011. Now my flight is cancelled, I'm not going, and the only question I have is how are two unborn babies going to come up with the cash to pay me back? More »


I spent today pre-writing a ton of stories for next week's big show. Sunday I, and the rest of the team, fly out from our various cities to converge on LA. –Brian Crecente

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