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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Brings Back World Championships As Part Of E3 Plans

    Back in 1990, the house of Mario held the Nintendo World Championships. The company hasn't forgotten about the event, with the most recent nod to it found in NES Remix 2. At this year's E3, the Nintendo World Championships will return. The event kicks off on May 30, with regional events held... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Is Bringing HoloLens To E3 This Year

    At the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced a new augmented reality project called HoloLens. If you're eager to hear more about this interesting new technology you won't have to wait long. In addition to releasing a new YouTube channel for the Hololens , Microsoft's revamped HoloLens... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Nintendo's Presence At CES In 1992

    A video on YouTube shows Nintendo at CES three years before E3's first official show. It's not a new video (it's been on YouTube since 2010), but it's a fascinating peek at the video game trade show as it existed before E3. This video shows Nintendo at CES in 1992. E3's first show... More
  • Blog Post: Hideo Kojima Teases Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 30 Minute Gameplay Demo Tomorrow

    Update: Kojima's tweet ( which posted yesterday ) implied this morning would showcase the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay demo, but new details from Konami reveal the gameplay demo will air early tomorrow morning. According to Konami, the live demo will stream on online here tomorrow... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Walks Back Harrison’s Erroneous Kinect Voice Command Statements

    Last week following the Microsoft press conference at E3, we sat down with company corporate vice president Phil Harrison to discuss the current state of Xbox. During that conversation, we asked him if all of the Kinect functions, including system level voice commands, could be disabled to eke more power... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Was Your Favorite Part Of E3 2014?

    Another E3 has come and gone, and while we certainly had fun at the show, we want to know what you thought the highlights were. This year was certainly more game-focused, which probably means your controller hands got a little sweaty watching the excitement unfold. Were you enamored of the press conferences... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Nintendo Figurines Will Interact With Super Smash Bros.

    In an interview with a French newspaper, a Nintendo executive says that the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will use near-field communications technology to interact with an upcoming line of Nintendo character figurines. In an interview with Le Figaro , Steven Boyle, managing director of Nintendo France... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – What's A Long Shot You Want At E3?

    We're only a few weeks away from E3, and gamers have an idea of what to expect from much of the show. New entries in long-running franchises will be revealed and playable on the show floor. VR will likely have a major presence. We'll probably be surprised by some cool-looking new IP. This is... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Optimistic Towards Next Fiscal Year, In Early Planning Stages For New Hardware

    In a recent Q&A posted online addressing some of the concerns related to its recent underperformance , Nintendo shared a hope to return to "Nintendo-like profits" soon, and writes it is already in the planning stages for new hardware. Being in the planning stages of its new hardware should... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Confirms E3 2014 Press Briefing Plans

    Sony has recently confirmed that it will be holding an E3 2014 media briefing. While Microsoft's press conference will help kickstart the show, Sony's press conference should close out the first day with a bang. Set for Monday, June 9, 6pm PST at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Sony's E3 press... More
  • Blog Post: Development On The New Mass Effect Is Moving Right Along

    A recent tweet from BioWare Montreal studio director Yannick Roy reads a bit like a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A fan inquired about the current status of Mass Effect development and received an answer that helps us understand where the development arc of the game is. We’ve had... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces E3 Plans, Does Not Include Press Conference

    Nintendo has shed some light on its E3 plans. The company will once again be streaming its announcements, but there are some other plans in store. On June 10 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific, the company will be hosting a “digital event.” Nintendo says that this will take this new format will be its... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Contest Will Bring 12 Uplay Members To E3

    If you've ever wanted to go to the premier video game event of the year, you'll want to enter this new Ubisoft Uplay contest. The Uplay Fan Video Contest will choose 12 gamers from the Ubisoft community to attend E3 as VIP "Uplay Ambassadors" on a trip that includes "all-expenses... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Signs Deal To Be Official Live Streaming Partner For E3

    Twitch has signed a deal to make it the official live streaming partner of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo for the next three years. Being a partner means Twtich will have a noticeable presence on the show floor with its own booth, as well as through E3's assorted media channels. Twitch... More
  • Blog Post: Into the Pixel Opens Submissions For 2014 Show

    Every year the The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association run an art show based on video game concept pieces called Into the Pixel. This year's show is now taking submissions. Currently in it's 11th year, the Into the Pixel show honors the hard-working... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Re-Joins The ESA

    Back in 2008, Activision dropped out of industry trade association the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) . Now the Call of Duty publisher/developer – along with Chinese online services company Tencent – is back in the fold. Although Activision has not been a member of the ESA for a... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Weighs-In On The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Debate

    Conan O'Brien went to E3 in order to see what the next generation of gaming has to offer, and came away impressed by everything. He met with folks from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony's Aram Jabbari, who Replay fans will recognize as a frequent guest . As it turns out, Conan's favorite future... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers A Peek Behind-The-Scenes Of Creating Its E3 Booth

    Nintendo's E3 booth was full of photo-op ready statues highlighting some of its upcoming games. A collection of photos appearing on Nintendo's Facebook page shows the process of creating them. You can check out the photos in the galley below which shows the King of Red Lions from Wind Waker,... More
  • Blog Post: Redesigned Xbox 360 Model Not Much Different Than 360 Slim

    In the first few minutes of its E3 press conference on Monday, Microsoft announced that a redesigned model of the Xbox 360 is available now. Though actual details of this new 360 have been somewhat elusive , we know that the redesigned model is coming in at the same prices as the 360 Slim - $199 for... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Reader Discussion: Where Is The New Xbox 360 That Microsoft Announced?

    Update: I've found an official product page for the new Xbox 360, which says that it "will continue to roll out across all Xbox regions over the coming months." You can apparently purchase the console here , but details are "coming soon." The differences between the old 360 and... More
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