An estimated 45,000 people are going to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A.
The new Game Informer reveals the Vita game will star Aveline, a French woman of African decent, who lives in New Orleans. Aveline will also have no connection to Desmond, which means a new character will be in the Animus machine.
Each year, a world-wide audience of gamers collaborate to create Photoshop jokes and animated gifs based on the most awkward and odd moments of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. In preparation for E3 2012, we’ve looked back to remember some of our favorites from years gone by.
Electronic Arts is unveiling a cute romantic game today called The Act that has a unique emotion-driven gameplay that takes advantage of the iPad’s touch controls.
Hitman Absolution is shaping up to be one of the most interesting stealth games of the year. Square Enix showed it off recently and we got a hands-on preview of a level where the cold-blooded assassin Agent 47 has to infiltrate a crowd in Chinatown to perform a hit.
Konami’s pre-E3 video revealed their line-up for the 2012 Electronic Enterntainment Expo in Los Angeles, including a sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and new details for Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance.
E3 is just around the corner and that means it’s time for another eye-popping Tomb Raider trailer.
The Internet can get a little cluttered the week before E3, but the good news is that we’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest rumors for your convenience.
Microsoft said today that it has generated more than $56 billion at retail from its game business, and it has sold 67 million Xbox 360 consoles since 2005. It has also sold more than 19 million Kinect motion sensors since 2010.
Metro Last Light, the upcoming sequel to shooter game Metro 2033, is a creepy story-driven amalgam of several different game types. That might make it fresh enough to give it considerable mass market appeal when it debuts in 2013. At its core, the game is a first-person shooter set in the subways and ruins of post-apocalypse Moscow. But it also has adventure elements, a cinematic story, great graphics, and a light role-playing game angle.
GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi sits down with Mike Fischer, head of North American operations for Square Enix, who says that Activision was crazy to let True Crime: Hong Kong go. Square Enix is publishing that game as Sleeping Dogs
With a month to go before this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo video game trade show (E3), rumors are surfacing about next-generation console announcements. We’re not likely to hear much about what sort of features they’ll have for a while with the exception of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U, which is launching this fall.
Qualcomm wants gamers to know that it’s serious about them. That’s why the mobile chip maker is planning a record-breaking event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game trade show in June.
Microsoft has announced that a significant service update for the Xbox 360 will arrive on Dec. 6, bringing with it a newly designed user interface, cloud storage, expanded voice control with Kinect, and more.
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The head of streaming game service OnLive, Steve Perlman, said his new wireless data transmission technology will be so fast that the latency will be less than a millisecond. He made the comments onstage at the GamesBeat 2011 conference in San Francisco today.
Gamers interested in Dust 514, an online first-person shooting game that ties in with the EVE Online universe, will have to pay a “cover charge” to begin playing the game.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories published by VentureBeat in the last seven days:
Every year, we get a glimpse of the video game industry’s future at E3. The trade show drew more than 45,000 attendees to Los Angeles last week, to gawk at the show’s 35,000 displays.
We are still showing off all of the goodies we saw at the E3 trade show last week in Los Angeles, where 45,000 attendees got their first look at the video games of the future. At the Sony booth, we caught up with Jenova Chen, co-founder of Thatgamecompany and co-creator of Journey, one of the best games at the show. Amid the noise of E3, you can hear in Chen’s own words the thinking behind the game while VentureBeat’s Matthew Lynley plays it in the background.
We saw lots of video games at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles last week.
With the video game industry’s largest trade show over, it’s time to wrap up some of the highlights. Here’s a look at some of the coolest new types of gaming technology VentureBeat saw at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Every year after the E3 video game trade show, people ask me what it’s like to go. It’s hard to explain the madness of E3 without video to show you what it’s like. So here’s what the U.S. video game industry’s largest trade show looked like in one small section of the show floor.
Frank Gibeau, president of the EA Games label at Electronic Arts, is responsible for taking the battle to EA’s arch rival, Activision Blizzard, in a big way this fall with the coming launch of Battlefield 3. That’s a heavy burden, since Activision Blizzard has the world’s most popular modern combat shooting game franchise — which generates more than $1 billion a year in revenues — and it is preparing to launch Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 on Nov. 8. Last week, EA announced that it was launching Battlefield 3 on Oct. 25 and that the game will have its own social network.
With the video game industry’s largest trade show over, it’s time to wrap up some of the highlights. We’ll start with the biggest surprises that VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi and I saw at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, introduced the Wii U game console at the E3 video game show before a crowd of thousands inside the Nokia Center in Los Angeles. The new console, pictured above, is smaller than an Xbox 360 and larger than a Wii.
The only thing bad about an E3 photo gallery is that you can’t hear the sounds. E3, the video game industry’s trade show, is an extremely loud trade show, with game exhibitors blasting sounds as much as they can to draw attention to their games. The convention drew an estimated 45,000 people to Los Angeles this week. We were there from the first parties to the last. We saw many of the 35,000 screens showing off new games. Here’s the show in pictures.
This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was loud, crowded, and reporters trying to cover the show ran into technology problems left and right.
The Blue Blur is back.
If a game isn’t broken, don’t try and fix it. In fact, make the rest of your games follow that same formula.
Fresh takes on old franchises are back in style. But rebooting a beloved classic franchise that died a decade ago without missing a beat is a tall order.
Let’s get this out there right now — Star Wars: The Old Republic probably won’t kill World of Warcraft. At least, not in terms of sheer gameplay.
Get ready for a new experiment in online gaming: A game universe that’s tied directly into a television show.
EVE Online is a pretty popular online game that has around 400,000 subscribers and a massive universe, but it’s mercilessly complicated and can be quite daunting for new players.
OnLive announced today that it can run high-quality video games on tablets.
There are more than 300 books embedded in the game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. That’s an astonishing thing, considering this is just a video game. Then again, this is a fantasy role-playing game, so there’s no such thing as having too much detail in the universe.