Nintendo Says "Thank You" For Watching Its E3 Press Conference

E3 2008 is over. Finished. But Nintendo hasn't forgotten and is sending out thank you notes, thanking folks for attending its presser. The letter reads: "THANK YOU for attending our E3 media briefing. Nintendo aims to bring people engaging experiences...to make them smile...and we hope we provided you at least a… » 8/12/08 9:20am 8/12/08 9:20am

Does Kotaku Manscape?

E3 was pretty hectic for me, so I only vaguely remember Flynn and the GayGamer crew pulling me aside to answer me several questions, most of which were gaming related. Thankfully they've been posting a series of videos called "My Scrapbook of Precious E3 Memories, in which members of the gaming press offer up their… » 8/08/08 12:40pm 8/08/08 12:40pm

Do E3 Awards Really Matter?

On Tuesday we posted the official Best of E3 awards, but do they really make a difference? Do what the critics feel are the best of the best actually translate into higher sales? UBS analyst Ben Schachter seems to think so, compiling this handy chart to prove it.
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Game Critics Best of E3 By the Numbers

You've had a chance to digest the raw data of who won what from the Game Critics Best of E3 awards. Now here's a bit of fuel for that angry fanboy deep inside you: A run down of all of the 2008 Best of E3 Game Critics Awards stats. » 8/05/08 6:20pm 8/05/08 6:20pm

Kotaku's Picks for Game Critics Best of E3 Awards

Last week the Game Critics Best of E3 finalists were announced with much fanfare and debate. » 8/04/08 1:20pm 8/04/08 1:20pm Today, I turned in Kotaku's official ballot for who we think the winners should be. I have to say this was one of the harder years to judge. In particular you had games like Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3 and LittleBigPlanet all…

Hollenshead: E3 Was Pretty Much a Disappointment to Everyone

"E3 this year, in my opinion, it was pretty much disappointing to everybody" id CEO Todd Hollenshead told me early today during an interview. "The press were disappointed, the people I talked to in the industry are disappointed, almost everyone agree that that was the wrong way to do it." It's too early to tell if… » 8/01/08 5:00pm 8/01/08 5:00pm

E308 Michael Fahey's Snoring Scares Intern, Singing Karaoke Hilarious!

The idea of going to E3 for me was nothing less than a dream come true, seriously. About a week before we embarked to Los Angeles Crecente sent a letter of how the housing situation as going to work, along with a few friendly reminders. So of course I took a look at my roommate situation and saw that Michael Fahey… » 8/01/08 2:00pm 8/01/08 2:00pm

E3 2008 Predictions: How'd We Do?

Let's just say we shant be getting any job offers to be Michael Pachter's trusted aide, as our incorrect guesses about what we thought we'd see at E3 this year grossly outnumbered our correct ones. In our defense, we cast a wide net with our E3 '08 predictions » 7/30/08 7:40pm 7/30/08 7:40pm, with some clearly outrageous bets that were ground more…

Game Critics' Best of E3 Finalists Announced

Each year journalists from 36 North America media outlets come together to select what they believe are the best games of E3. The annual Game Critics Awards are meant to recognize the games that "will shape the future of interactive entertainment." The only rule? They have to be playable by the judges at E3. The… » 7/30/08 10:00am 7/30/08 10:00am

Indiecade 2008: Winterbottom! Gravitation! And More!

During my practically nonexistent downtime, I wandered down to check out the offerings at the E3 installation of Indiecade 2008. Indiecade is, as the name implies, a celebration of a variety of indie games ranging from 'art games' to more mainstream-type titles. We've covered at least two of the games here on Kotaku… » 7/27/08 6:40pm 7/27/08 6:40pm

The New York Times Analyzes the (Bitter) Core

We've chewed this topic to death, but it's always interesting to know how others see you. And The New York Times' Seth Schiesel comes up with a rather solid analogy to describe the backlash to the parade of dross we saw in Nintendo's E3 presser (and, to a lesser extent, others.) » 7/26/08 6:00pm 7/26/08 6:00pm

Naruto: The Broken Bond Raises The Ninja Higher

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Here's the E3 trailer for Naruto: The Broken Bond, the Ubisoft follow up to Rise of the Ninja on the Xbox 360, a game . This next installment is due out this fall, picking up where Rise left off with the Return of Itachi and Sasuke Retrieval story arcs. They've spiced up the fighting side of things this…

Sega Can't Find The Source Code For Your Favorite Old School Arcade…

In our last video featuring Sega of America's Simon Jeffery, the president of the company explains why we haven't seen any System 16 or System 24 games on Xbox Live Arcade or the PlayStation Network. He also talks about his reluctance to put some of those games on Live due to Microsoft's requirement to update a… » 7/25/08 11:00am 7/25/08 11:00am

What happened to Fatal Frame 4 At E3?

Tecmo, sensing a disturbance in the fanboy force, sent out a preemptive email today explaining to anyone and everyone why Fatal Frame 4 was not at E3 this year. Actually, to be fair it's more like they passed the buck... preemptively:
Several of you asked about Tecmo's other titles that have been announced in Japan… » 7/24/08 3:20pm 7/24/08 3:20pm

E308 Sega Can't Bring Back or Make Sequels to Previous Platinum/Clover…

God Hand 2? Viewtiful Joe 3? Not coming, at least not from the Platinum Games, formerly Clover, guys. But that doesn't mean we wont' be seeing echoes of those games in their fancy, new Sega published games. » 7/24/08 10:00am 7/24/08 10:00am

Don Mattrick Says Nintendo And Sony Have Been "On Vacation"

Forget what you think about how those E3 pressers went, Xbox honcho Don Mattrick is here to tell you what he thinks. And what does he think? He thinks the other companies have been slacking off — that they've been "on vacation." No, not just "on vacation," make that "on an extended vacation." Here's the sound-byte: » 7/24/08 7:00am 7/24/08 7:00am

E308 Simon Jeffery Destroys All of Your Hopes For Dreamcast 2, Shenmue…

See Brian try to talk the head of Sega of America into launching Dreamcast 2 to take on the Wii.
Dreamcast 2? Seaman 2? Shenmue 3? Hear Simon Jeffery crush all of your Sega wet dreams. » 7/23/08 6:20pm 7/23/08 6:20pm

E308 Simon Jeffery, "We're Saving Aliens For Something Special"

We explained it in detail, why Aliens didn't make E3. But it's so much more soothing hearing the news come in the Anglified voice of SEGA of America's head honcho Simon Jeffery. » 7/23/08 4:00pm 7/23/08 4:00pm

The Sims 3 In Full E3 Technicolor

Still The Sims, now with a shiny 3 after it. If you're interested in all things Simlish then you probably want to take a gander at the offical E3 Sims 3 trailer, sent over to our tower fresh this morning. What does this have, Sim faithful, that would make me want to drop whatever other Sims game I happen to be… » 7/23/08 3:00pm 7/23/08 3:00pm