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This year’s coolest technology at E3

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.

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This year’s top surprises at E3

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.

Dust 514 drops a shooter into EVE Online MMO universe

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.

Sony expects gamers to pay an extra $500 to play 3D games at home

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.

Kobe Bryant goes one on one with NBA 2K12 (video)

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.

Ubisoft’s E3 presentation round-up

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.

EA debuts a Sims social game

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.

Classic Halo remake coming to Xbox 360

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.

Microsoft demos a Kinect-enabled Mass Effect 3 for hardcore gamers (video)

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 leaks details about next Halo game

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.