Last year, one of our favorite games at the E3 video game trade show was Rage, the first-person shooter game coming from legendary game studio id Software. The company, which is now part of ZeniMax Media, hasn’t shipped it yet, so we’ve taken another look at it. By September, consumers will finally get their hands on it.
Nintendo showed off its new video game console, the Wii U, today at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles. The new system ships in the second half of 2012 and will feature a handheld touchscreen controller with a six-inch screen. Here are some close-up pictures of the console and controller.
Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Wii U, the successor to the Nintendo Wii, today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
Virgin Gaming is teaming up with the world’s biggest video game retailer, GameStop, to create online video game tournaments.
It’s been a long day at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Everyone can now start arguing about who won the battle of the press conferences. Was it Sony or Microsoft? Or Electronic Arts or Ubisoft?
Sony announced that it will release a 24-inch 3D-enabled television and include a number of other goodies in an effort to promote 3D gaming at home — however, the new TV will cost an extra $500 on top of the actual PlayStation 3 console.
Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vita, the official name of its next handheld gaming device, at its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Calif. today.
The latest version of 2K Sports’ basketball series, NBA 2K12, will be the next high-profile sports game to feature motion controls that are slick enough that basketball superstar can learn them on the fly.
Naughty Dog showed off Uncharted 3′s latest level at Sony’s press conference today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
Here are a few extra titles that Ubisoft announced alongside the rest of the triple-A titles it unveiled at its press conference for the Electornic Entertainment Expo today.
Ubisoft showed off the next version of its Far Cry series, which uses bleeding-edge graphics and sets the bar for technical prowess along with the Crysis game series, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today in Los Angeles, Calif.
Ubisoft unveiled the third chapter of its epic saga featuring ruthless assassin Ezio, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today in Los Angeles, Calif.
Sony‘s Mod Nation Racers game for its new portable game system, code-named NGP, has an interesting connection to the PlayStation 3. When the Mod Nation Racers game for the NGP launches, it will have more than 2 million user-generated race tracks.
Ghost Recon, part of the legendary Tom Clancy modern warrior franchise at Ubisoft, is about to push into the next generation.
Battlefield 3 is a critical game for the comeback of Electronic Arts. And today, at EA’s E3 press event, gamers got a first good look at the way the game will play when it launches on Oct. 25.
After playing hands-on with the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’m reminded that some gamers love massively multiplayer games and some don’t. So it’s pretty hard for me to predict whether this game will be a smash hit or not when Electronic Arts publishes it sometime later this year on the PC. I think that if you live and breathe Star Wars, this game is for you. But if you’re not a fan or are a casual fan of George Lucas’s sci-fi series, then you’re not likely to make a big time investment in playing this game. If the stock market investors among you want a clearer answer than that, I’m sorry but I just can’t tell at this point.
Electronic Arts‘ BioWare division has had a great run with the Mass Effect series. Today the company is releasing details about the latest game, Mass Effect 3. So far, it isn’t a disappointment.
Electronic Arts announced today that it is releasing a new social game for Facebook that is built off its popular life simulation game, The Sims. The company made the presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today in Los Angeles, Calif.
Electronic Arts‘ sports game chief Peter Moore announced today that the next version of trick-snowboarding game SSX will debut in January, 2012.
Double Fine Productions doesn’t believe in transitions. Its last game was Brutal Legend, a mature-rated heavy metal fantasy game for headbanging fans. Its new title is Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, a Kinect motion-sensing game for the Xbox 360 with plenty of flowers and love.
Microsoft game chief Don Mattrick closed the company’s E3 press conference today with a video of scenes from Halo 4, the first in a new trilogy of the popular Halo franchise starring Master Chief and Cortana.
Microsoft announced today that it is re-mastering its popular Halo game for the Xbox 360 with high-definition graphics and Xbox Live features. The company made the announcement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today in Los Angeles, Calif.
Xbox 360 manufacturer Microsoft announced today that one of the hottest titles that will be released next year, Mass Effect 3, will feature voice controls with the console’s Kinect motion controller. Microsoft made the announcement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, one of the video game industry’s largest trade shows, in Los Angeles, Calif. today.
Microsoft has just announced that YouTube is coming to Xbox Live, making millions of user-generated videos available to gamers.
Xbox manufacturer Microsoft accidentally launched a new landing page that included new games that will be announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo today — including the next iteration of the company’s wildly popular Halo franchise.
We’ll be live blogging the Microsoft Xbox 360 press conference here at the beginning of the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Thousands of press and other attendees are gathering at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California. Check back at 9:30 am and we’ll give you the view from the front row.
Microsoft will unveil three new games for its Kinect device tomorrow at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles — one of which will literally be a trip to Disneyland.
The video game industry’s E3 Expo starts on Monday morning in Los Angeles. This is the conference where all of the cool new games of 2011 and beyond will be announced. While the industry was hurting in the past because of the recession, it’s not in such a bad state today as profits return and game publishers reap new revenues from digital distribution and social and mobile games. Last year’s show drew about 45,000 people, and this one should do so as well. You can expect a blitzkrieg of announcements from game companies and lots of attempts to get attention in the spotlight. As we did last year and in 2009, we talked about the conference and industry issues with Mike Gallagher, president and chief executive of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association that puts on E3.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
VentureBeat‘s annual video game event — GamesBeat — will focus on the intersection of games and mobile, two of the hottest markets in the technology sector. The event will feature a keynote speech by Nolan Bushnell, father of the video game industry.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, one of the video game industry’s largest trade shows, is just around the corner.
Journey promises to be one of the most interesting video games of the year. Having played one of its levels, I have no idea what it’s about, but I really want to find out more.
The E3 video game trade show will draw about 45,000 attendees to the Los Angeles Convention Center next week. We aren’t sure of all of the big titles being announced, but we attended the pre-E3 judge trip a couple of weeks ago as part of the Game Critics Awards group and we have a good idea of what the big games will be.
Microsoft said it has sold more than 55 million Xbox 360 video game consoles since 2005 and it now has 35 million active Xbox Live users who spend an average of 60 hours a month on the service.
OnLive is announcing a bunch of partnerships today that show the company’s games-on-demand service has a lot of momentum. In advance of the E3 trade show in Los Angeles next week, OnLive has lined up seven announcements, including an interesting integration with Facebook.
Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and father of the modern video game industry, will be the keynote speaker at VentureBeat’s GamesBeat 2011 conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on July 12 and 13.
Magic Pixel Games is coming out of stealth today as a new game studio focused on making motion-control family games. The Los Angeles game studio hopes to benefit from the wave of popularity for motion-sensing game systems, from Microsoft’s Kinect to Sony’s PlayStation Move.
Sony showed off some of the cool new games it has developed for the NGP, the next-generation portable gaming device that will grab center stage at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles next week.
Sony is betting big that hardcore game fans aren’t going to be happy with the free games they can get on tablets or smartphones. That’s why the Japanese company is preparing to launch the NGP, the next-generation portable game system that it will show off fully at the E3 trade show next week.
Jonathan Mak is pretty serious about making perfect games. Back in 2007, as a solo game designer, Mak created an award-winning game called Everyday Shooter, a music shooting game that won some critical acclaim and was sold as a downloadable title on the PlayStation 3 and the PC.