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  • Blog Post: EA Kills Battlefield Annualization, Delays Hardline Into 2015

    Many fans lamented the decision to turn Battlefield into an annual franchise when EA announced Visceral Games was developing a police-themed spin-off, Hardline, for release this year. Today, EA decided to go against its original intent and delay the game into 2015. Today DICE vice president Karl Magnus... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Collector’s Edition Described By Bungie

    Yesterday, we reported on new details regarding the Destiny beta and special edition releases. Today, Activision and Bungie sent along a link to this new video, which offers a more in-depth look at what players will snag if they pick up one of the three collector’s editions of the game, including... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve Wins Game Critics Award For Best Of Show

    Thirty-nine publications have submitted their ballots, and the results are in. The Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards have been announced. Turtle Rock’s Evolve takes home the Best of Show award (coincidentally, it was our winner for the same accolade ). Evolve also came away with three other awards... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2014 Game Critics Awards Nominations Announced

    Twenty-nine publications have submitted their ballots, and the nominations for the E3 2014 Game Critics Awards have been announced. This year’s lineup includes 47 products, with Evolve picking up six nominations, including best of show, to lead the pack. 2K Games, Warner Bros., and Ubisoft top... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Witnesses The Future Of Gaming At E3 2014

    Conan O'Brien, an admitted non-gamer who seems to keep playing them and attending gaming events anyway, paid a visit to E3 2014. In the video, which you can see below, Conan gets a chance to try out Sony's Project Morpheus, Sunset Overdrive, and much more. To see Conan's E3 2013 visit ( with... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Online Faces The Challenge Of Appealing And Adapting To Chinese Gamers

    At E3, we had the chance to get a look at a game we’ll likely never play. Call of Duty is about to enter its third beta in China, and Activision gave us a lesson in the challenges of bringing its flagship franchise to a new market in a brand new format. Activision is teaming up with Tencent, which... More
  • Blog Post: DICE Was Reluctant To Hand Battlefield To Another Studio

    Last week, we spoke with DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson about the studio’s work to improve Battlefield 4 and possible plans for embracing an Early Access business model. We also chatted about the handoff of the Battlefield franchise to Visceral Games, which is working on the upcoming... 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: The Legend Of Zelda Producer Confirms Wii U Footage Was In-Game

    It wasn’t the biggest surprise of E3 2014, but fans were nonetheless extremely excited for a first look at The Legend of Zelda on Wii U. One question has popped up since the Nintendo Digital Event a week ago, though. “Was the footage taken from in-game?” Producer Eiji Aonuma has taken... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Looks Out Of This World

    I had my first chance to get some hands on with Civilization: Beyond Earth at E3 2014, and I'm impressed. If you've played Civilization 5 at all, you'll be fine to jump in immediately and dig in. That said, there's a lot of new tweaks and nuances that make the process of colonizing a... More
  • Blog Post: Bloodborne Has A Lot Of Soul

    At E3 2014 I had the chance to see a live gameplay demo of one of From Software's PS4 exclusive title Bloodborne. Everything from the session indicates that Bloodborne has many similarities to the Souls titles, even if it's taking place in a decidedly different setting. While the demo only lasted... More
  • Blog Post: The Trends Of E3 2014

    Each year, as we walk through E3’s enormous halls, it’s easy to lose the forest for the trees. Giant displays, pounding music, and glitzy booths are fun, but if you take a broader look, you can see where the industry is going. Developers are Embracing Single-Player Again With the enormous... More
  • Blog Post: Sunset Overdrive Lets You Play As Who You Want To Be

    Insomniac's upcoming Sunset Overdrive posits the question: What would you do in the apocalypse? You play as a worker who's given near-boundless freedom in Sunset City following an energy-drink mishap. If earlier coverage and trailers have left you cold on the generic-looking dude that's been... More
  • Blog Post: EA Won't Pull The Plug If NBA Live Has Another Rocky Year

    NBA Live returned last year after spending four years on the bench. It met with critical disdain and community disappointment at launch, leading the team to invest time and energy in post-launch support that overhauled sources of player complaints. In a conversation with EA chief operating officer Peter... More
  • Blog Post: EA: NCAA Football Might Not Be Gone Forever, But Don't Expect More Soon

    EA and the NCAA have been embroiled in lawsuits for a number of years over the in-game use of college player likenesses. Those legal matters have recently been settled, and we caught up with EA's Peter Moore to inquire about the future of the NCAA franchise. While it's premature to suggest that... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2014 By The Numbers

    This year saw an interesting turn in the number of attendees and exhibitors at E3. There were more attendees than last year but fewer exhibitors. 2013 saw 48,200 people attending the show. It was up by 700 this year with 48,900. However, there were only 200 exhibitors as opposed to 230 the year before... More
  • Blog Post: DICE's Partnership With Visceral Already Improving Battlefield Hardline And BF4

    DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson tells us that the partnership between DICE and Visceral will have some immediate benefits due to ongoing work on Battlefield 4. Because of the shared technology, improvements to one title will have impact on the other. "There are knowledge transfers being... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2014 Day Four Recap

    It's the final day of E3 2014, and it's been a another great show. Today, we've continued to post more hands-on impressions, previews, trailers, screenshots, and news on some big games. This Day Four Recap is your one-stop shop for all the latest and greatest. Features E3 Rivals: Oculus Rift... More
  • Blog Post: Dreadnought Goes Big With Huge Ships

    Grey Box and YAGER are bringing a new space combat title to PC - Dreadnought. The game’s focus is on massive ships instead of the smaller ones you often see in flight and space dogfighting sims. I had a chance to get some hands-on time with the title at E3 2014 and take a look at the team deathmatch... More
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