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 loved … » 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 in … » 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

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

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

Sony Actually Has A Very Different Future In Mind For PlayStation 4

Sony's successful, if counter-intuitive next-gen message for the PlayStation 4 at last week's E3 is that things won't change. No disc DRM changes. No new online checks for PS4. You might think Sony doesn't want gaming to change in the PS4 era. Oh, but they do. » 6/18/13 5:45pm 6/18/13 5:45pm

Xbox One's Awful DRM Drowned Out Some Really Cool Games

If you were in Los Angeles last week, and you happened to stumble into a bar or a restaurant, and you saw a group of people in business-casual attire and/or flannel, you probably overheard something like "Wow, Sony sure won E3." » 6/18/13 1:30pm 6/18/13 1:30pm