Xbox SmartGlass might just save the Wii U

At Microsoft's 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press briefing, the company introduced a new technology called Xbox SmartGlass. What appears to be an app for tablets and smartphones will allow you to tie your console experience to other related content, such as in-game maps and information about the game you are playing or the show you are watching. 

Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt has to create mass lust for the Wii U game console (interview)

Scott Moffitt is the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo. He’s got a tough job because video game marketing is changing. Nintendo is trying to sell its 3DS gaming handheld in the face of huge competition from Apple. And he had to create desire in the mass market to purchase the upcoming Wii U video game console. We caught up with him at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show yesterday. Here’s an edited transcript.

The big gallery of E3′s huge banners

The Electronic Entertainment Expo isn’t just a place for publishers and developers to show off their newest games and technology to journalists and peers; it’s also an opportunity for them to litter the gigantic Los Angeles Convention Center with enormous banners that shill their upcoming releases, as seen in this gallery.

Sony’s new racing wheel is a little goofy

Realizing that a company has not truly embraced motion controls until it has built a bizarre steering-wheel attachment for them, Sony announced the PlayStation Move motion controller for the PlayStation 3 via its official blog immediately following its Monday press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show.

The 5 different games you’ll be playing in Dishonored (preview)

I’m certainly not the first to say that Dishonored is a blatant amalgamation of other games. Though publisher Bethesda Softworks (Rogue Warrior, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and developer Arkane Studios (Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, BioShock 2) have been deliberately avoiding the words “bio” and “shock” while referencing inspiration for their upcoming hybrid FPS, it’s still pretty easy to dissect Dishonored into its various individual ingredients. But being the “mother of all gaming cocktails,” as Atomic’s Nathan Lawrence puts it, is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when your product is derived from some of the more unique titles gaming has ever known.

Nintendo details 3DS Mario titles, Luigi’s Mansion, and third-party games

Nintendo took a few minutes during its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event in Los Angeles, Calif. to talk about 3DS games. The Kyoto-based company showed new gameplay for New Super Mario Bros. 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. Additionally, the company introduced a handful of high-profile, third-party software that will hit the 3DS in the coming months.

Zombify your face with ZombiU for the Wii U

Xavier Poix, managing director of the Ubisoft France game studios, joined Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, on stage during Nintendo’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference on Tuesday to show ZombiU, a survival horror game where players have to fight off the undead.