E3 2011

10.06.11

“Welcome. And congratulations. I am delighted that you could make it. Getting here wasn’t easy, I know. In fact, I suspect it was a little tougher than you realize.” Alright, alright, I didn’t write that. That charming prose belongs to Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003). Awesome book. But in theme, these few lines apply greatly to your predicament in Rage, id Software’s heavily anticipated first-person shooter for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

07.28.11

Bastion is, in a word, incredible. It takes the standard Action RPG formula and adds enough quirks and style to make it feel completely different. It shows the incredible potential of downloadable games as rich and rewarding game experiences in their own right. 

07.03.11

Twisted Metal is a series near and dear to this gamer’s heart.  It was the first game I ever played on the PlayStation, and it’s also one of the few game franchises that I put more hours in than I have to my personal hygiene.  Between the firefights with friends in the original TM, stalking my brother in Paris (Spectre was his main) in TM2, to the epic four-way dances-of-destruction in Twisted Metal Black, I’ve put more hours into blowing up sports cars with ice cream trucks than time studying for college.  And, quite frankly, what more education do you need than knowing that clowns are even scarier when their head is on fire?  And that paper bags make the best friends in the world?

07.01.11
Out of all of the games that were shown at E3, it seems that Bioshock: Infinite left a huge impression on judges and critics alike, scoring lots of awards including Best of Show. The reason it won so many people over was a demo that was shown at E3, but only privileged people were allowed to see this. You may be wondering what was so good about the demo in the first place, but now you'll get the chance to see it for yourself. In preparation for a 30-minute special on Spike TV, 2K Games sent out a teaser that shows the first 2 minutes of the E3 demo.
06.16.11

At E3, Konami had a large number of upcoming games on display, and among them was No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise. Heroes' Paradise is a PS3 port of the original Wii version, featuring updated HD graphics and Playstation Move support. No More Heroes is definitely a franchise aimed at the “core gamer” demographic, and the Playstation 3 is more widely accepted by that demographic than the Wii. Porting the game over sounds like a smart move.

06.15.11

LOS ANGELES -- Playboy's Hugh Hefner and his now ex-fiancee Crystal Harris might be calling off their wedding but their humble abode, better known as the Playboy Mansion, was the site for the best party of this year's E3, in our humble opinion. Bigpoint, developers of massive multiplayer online games such as Battlestar Galactica Online, Fast and Furious and Dark Orbit celebrated its 200th million user in a big way by throwing by far the sexiest and most exclusive party on the last day of E3 and GamerLive.TV was the only video crew allowed in to capture all its glory in 3D. Check out all the fun and the girls in this exclusive video.

06.14.11

Every year, E3 brings us world premieres and exclusive reveals of new games. This list isn't about those games. Instead, we honor the top 5 remakes of crappy NES games we still didn't get (and hope not to ever get) at this year's E3.

06.14.11
In the past few days, I looked at each major company's E3 press conference and gave my overall impression of each one, elated at some of the things that were announced as well as growl at others. But now, it's time to take a look the big picture. What overall tone did E3 set for the industry? From what I saw, it seems that the industry relied too much on sequels to get things done, not taking enough risks with new IPs to pave the future for each company.
06.14.11
Sonic the Hedgehog will be turning 20 years old this year after making his debut on the Sega Genesis back in 1991. As Mario's #1 rival, Sonic has enjoyed quite a successful career on the Genesis, as well as other platforms further down the line. To celebrate the anniversary, Sega's gift to gamers is Sonic Generations, a game where Sonic travels back in time and speeds alongside his former self in some of Sonic's most memorable levels throughout his career. A few more screenshots have been released, showing off the remastered Green Hill Zone in all of its beauty.
06.14.11

Are you interested in learning more about the PS Vita? This article will tell you all you need to know and more about what new and exciting features this hand held has to offer. What makes the PS Vita stand out from its competitors? These five features are sure to show you what make the PS Vita so great to gamers around the world!

 

06.13.11
Superman has his flight and his laser sight. Spider-Man has his web and his spider sense. Batman has his gadgets and his bare hands. Sometimes, that's all you really need to fight crime. Sure, there have been plenty of other comic book heroes with more impressive abilities, but no one does it in style like Batman does. While everyone was checking out the new games on the E3 floor, Rocksteady Games released a few more screenshots for Batman: Arkham City. These screenshots show Batman going old school and fighting with hard fists and a few gadgets for good measure.
06.13.11
Sucker Punch Productions became one of the well-known production houses with the work they did on the Sly Cooper series for the PS2. After receiving numerous awards for the series, Sucker Punch took the leap onto the PS3, except they brought someone else with them. That person was Cole McGrath in inFAMOUS. With a solid first title telling the tale of a man who suddenly gains new powers at the cost of innocent lives, it was only right to expect a sequel to build off of inFAMOUS's success. Does inFAMOUS 2 ride the lightning, or has the storm passed over the franchise?