PS4 will not put any restrictions on used games, Sony's PlayStation boss Jack Tretton said today at the company's big E3 press conference in a hall full of reporters and games industry folks. Gamers can buy PS4 games, trade them in, lend them to friends or keep them forever.
E3 is the biggest event the video game business. Every company lays their cards on the table, and every AAA game for the next year is on display. Failure is not an option.
E3 is a den of promises. Promises sell products. And according to the cynics of the world, promises are meant to be broken.
Can you believe the hype you hear from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo at each year's big E3 circus of video games? Year after year, the big three make promises about their consoles and their games. Do they deliver?
We've been hearing about all kinds of big, exciting games in the last few weeks, all seemingly on the horizon. But they're not all coming out that soon. Let's face reality and sort the 2010 games from the 2011s.
The game critics have spoken, and the 2010 E3 Game Critics Awards winners have been chosen. Check out a Best of Show that isn't a game, big wins for EA and Rage, and a little vindication for our E3 awards.
Two men walked into a giant circus of video games in June and walked out with a 90-minute movie that shows them, sometimes, doing push-ups in the middle of E3.
Two weeks ago, something unusual happened in Los Angeles. Something amazing. And today I will agree with video game producer Tak Fujii that the man deserves an award for it.
What were our favorite games of E3 this year? Let's take a look!
The Game Critics have spoken, these are the best of E3 nominees for this year...
Video games need a top ten list. Movies have them, music has them, but the video game industry still hasn't found a solid way to track the country's most popular video games, according to Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association.
How did I get to E3? How did I get a VIP pass? I don't even know. The idea was that I would walk up to E3 and, telling nobody anything, manage to just get in. That's what happened.
UGO's Tracey John got a plush baby in her arms at E3. The baby contained a Wii Remote, the better to let her control Babysitting Mama.
Watch the E3 live gamplay footage of Halo: Reach and, 67 seconds in, you might hear.... is that techno music? That's part of the game's soundtrack? Why, yes it is!
The big new twist in DRIVER San Francisco is that the entire game takes place inside the comatose hero's head. What's that mean? Car swapping!
Shown exclusively during the Sony E3 2010 press conference, SCEA's Sorcery made enough of an impression on us to score a Best of E3 nomination for Best New Game. How'd that happen?
Keiji Inafune is worried that you might think that Capcom doesn't want to work with Western game developers anymore, that the studio that made Mega Man, Street Fighter and Resident Evil would happily just back games made in Japan.
The next Halo game will probably have the toughest enemies in series history, I learned this morning when I wasn't flying a spaceship (!) in Halo: Reach. But they'll only be tough if you force their hand.
Dead Space 2 is more of what you loved in the first game: More dismembering bodies, more freakishly frightening creatures, more zero-G.
Last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't just about video games. There were also cars there! Sure not lots of cars, but what the show lacked in quantity it made up for in quality... and cost.