One Year Later, Did Nintendo Keep Their E3 2013 Promises?

One Year Later, Did Sony Keep Their E3 2013 Promises?

Back in June 2013, it seemed like Sony pretty much stole the show from Microsoft with their E3 briefing. But do their promises still hold up now, almost a year later? Following yesterday's look at Microsoft's big press conference from last year, it's time to examine Sony's. » 6/03/14 4:30pm 6/03/14 4:30pm

One Year Later, Did Microsoft Keep Their E3 2013 Promises?

E3 is a-comin'. Next week, great gaming companies will take to the stage to show off all kinds of games and make all kinds of promises, as they did in the past. Like last year, for example. » 6/02/14 1:00pm 6/02/14 1:00pm

Here's the full E3 demo of Airtight's Murdered: Soul Suspect, an action/adventure game with a cool premise. Well, okay, it's basically the same premise as the 1990 Patrick Swayze/Righteous Brothers vehicle Ghost, but hey, that could make for an interesting game. » 7/12/13 4:00pm 7/12/13 4:00pm

There Was No Real Reason to Be Excited During E3, You Fool

Did you cheer when Sony delivered that epic smackdown retort to Microsoft’s unpopular policies during its E3 press conference this year? Did you gasp at the shiny newness of The Division? Were you choked up at seeing Mega Man in the upcoming Smash Bros. game? You shouldn’t have been. The hobby/medium that you’ve… » 7/08/13 2:00pm 7/08/13 2:00pm

Japanese Gamers and Retailers on the Next-Gen Consoles’ Pricing

This year's E3 turned out to be one of the more interesting and exciting conventions in recent memory. Unfortunately for yours truly, I was stuck across that pesky barrier, commonly referred to in geography classes as the Pacific Ocean. But that didn't keep me and other interested peoples here in Japan from checking… » 7/05/13 9:30am 7/05/13 9:30am

Titanfall Sweeps Game Critic Awards With Six Wins at This Year’s E3

E3 is for showing off the games that everyone will be talking about in the future. It’s a show about building buzz. And this year, according to the various members of the media who dole out the Game Critics Awards, Titanfall is a game that folks should be paying attention to. The upcoming title from Respawn Studios… » 7/02/13 12:15pm 7/02/13 12:15pm

Sorry, Sony, Microsoft or Basically Anyone Else: Conan O’Brien Won E3.

Maybe you went to E3. Maybe you reveled in all the console reveals, hands-on time with next-gen games and fancy open-bar parties. Maybe you thought you had a great time. Sorry, but Conan O’Brien clearly had a better time at E3 than any of its thousands of attendees. » 6/26/13 9:40am 6/26/13 9:40am

Here Are The Official "Best Of E3 2013" Nominees

The Game Critic Awards, of which some editors of this website (not me!) are judges, have announced their nominees for the 2013 Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 awards. » 6/26/13 12:24am 6/26/13 12:24am

Nintendo's E3 Presentation, Now Shorter And With Way More Jokes

Nintendo may not have given an "official" E3 press conference, but that doesn't mean they skipped the show entirely. If you didn't get up early enough to watch their Nintendo Direct and its accompanying announcements (or if the lousy feed crapped out), you may be wondering just what they showed. Maybe you'd like to… » 6/20/13 5:00pm 6/20/13 5:00pm

I Can't Stop Watching This GIF From E3

Taken from a video by the folks at Digital Trends, this GIF is kind of unreal and I can't stop watching it. Just another example of what it can be like for women at a convention like E3. » 6/20/13 1:30pm 6/20/13 1:30pm

No, Bethesda Didn't Secretly Show Fallout 4 At E3

The rumor windmill spun out of control this week as a number of people speculated that Bethesda had shown their newest Fallout game behind closed doors at E3, but the publisher says that's just not true. » 6/19/13 3:00pm 6/19/13 3:00pm

The Vaguest Hints About The Wii U's First Original Zelda

After the fall 3DS sequel to the classic Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, after the fall Wii U release of a Wind Waker remake, we will eventually get an original Zelda game on Wii U. It's being made now. Nintendo's barely talking about it. » 6/19/13 12:30pm 6/19/13 12:30pm

The Creepy Side Of E3

You might not have heard about the security guard that groped a journalist at this year's E3. Or the writer who gave a PR woman his business card by slipping it in her dress. Or the women presumed to be booth babes simply because of the way they looked. » 6/19/13 12:00pm 6/19/13 12:00pm

Nintendo: All These Sequels Don't Mean We're 'Playing It Safe'

In a season of new Mario Karts and Donkey Kong Country games Nintendo hears the calls from supporters and critics to make something new. Their answer: we're already doing it. » 6/19/13 9:20am 6/19/13 9:20am

A Fresh Look At Gravity Ghost, The Little Indie Mario Galaxy That Could

It's been a full year since we last checked in with Gravity Ghost, developer Erin Robinson's 2D take on gravitation-influenced platforming and Mario Galaxy-like star-collecting. We caught up with Robinson again at E3 2013 to see how the game is shaping up. Short version: It's looking great. » 6/18/13 9:00pm 6/18/13 9:00pm

Nintendo Wants To Re-Convince You The Wii U Gamepad Is Cool

Nintendo has been having a bit of a tough time communicating just what the Wii U is all about. In particular, the company still seems unable to clearly articulate just why the Wii U's gamepad—a combination game-controller and touchscreen—makes their system worth buying. Perhaps, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata… » 6/18/13 7:00pm 6/18/13 7:00pm

What If There Were Tons Of Cats Roaming E3 And No One Noticed?

With the tens of thousands of people that descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center every year for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, it can be easy to miss seeing a few people. But this year was a little different. Cats roamed the showfloor and no one even seemed to notice. Let's look at the evidence, shall we? » 6/18/13 6:00pm 6/18/13 6:00pm