When In E3...

LOS ANGELES | Adam Ghiggio from Australia poses next to mutant manequins which are lined up to be used as displays for the video game 'Rage' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

When In E3...Riptide GP Rips Android Gamers a Console Quality Racer

I knew absolutely nothing about gaming on the Android platform before Vector Unit sent me a build of its jet ski racer Riptide GP and a couple of devices to play it on. More »


When In E3...Need For Speed: The Run Is Mostly Not Running

Mirror's Edge meets Need for Speed: That's what I was expecting, hoping for as I stood in line last week to see Electronic Art's new racing game. The brief glimpse I caught of Need For Speed: More »


When In E3...Kid Gets School Ban On Pokémon Overturned

New York student Lucas Ayala, who goes to Out World Neighbourhood School in Queens, was so sick of a ban on playing with Pokémon cards during breaks that he wrote the school a letter, asking them to reconsider. Somehow, that actually worked. The school's assistant principal, moved by Ayala's... More »


When In E3...No! This is the Cutest Link You'll Ever See

This is Mannix. He's so convincing a Link that we're told Nintendo has approached him about cosplaying the character at conventions officially. But for now we see the child in a photo shoot by the talented Sid Ceasar in some dark and forlorn wood. More »


When In E3...The BioShock and Skyrim Show

I recently rearranged my life so I could see two important video games: BioShock Infinite and Skyrim. They are two games for which you should rearrange your life-or at least your Thursday in early June. They were the games people were buzzing about last week's E3, their titles the words... More »


When In E3...Sega Hacked, Says Payment Info Not Compromised

Sega joins Bethesda, Codemasters and Sony among the gaming companies to suffer a hack. The personal info of users of its Sega Pass online service users was compromised, but payment data was not. More »


When In E3...Hands-On With The Wii U's First Third-Person Shooter

Ghost Recon Online for the Wii U is a third-person shooter for Nintendo's next big thing packed with tons of cool bells and whistles. It also demonstrates some of the big hurdles the new console will face when trying to satisfy hardcore gamers. I'm a long-time shooter fan, so I was very excited... More »


When In E3...This Week in the Business: "Same five games over and over."

What's happened in the business of video games this past week... QUOTE | "Rot from the core." - EA CEO John Riccitiello talks about the fierce Call of Duty vs. Battlefield showdown and luring the core audience away from CoD. QUOTE | "Triple bump." - Epic's Cliff Bleszinki explains the advantages... More »




Friday! I can't believe it's Friday, the first full weekend since the big show. I plan on kicking back and forcing Tristan to wait on me for Father's Day. I will mostly likely drink many beers, eat much steak and play lots of games. –Brian Crecente

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