E3 2008 News


Nintendo of America 'Disappointed' by E3 Showing, Regrets Downplaying Wario Land, Pikmin

By Aaron Linde, Aug 19, 2008 5:21pm PDT

Echoing remarks made by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, Nintendo of America marketing VP Cammie Dunaway expressed disappointment over the...


"I can't believe they have to issue these press releases to appease the few hundred people who ..."

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Interview: AIAS President Defends E3's Relevance, Criticizes Publishers for Spoiling Games Too Early

By Chris Faylor, Aug 07, 2008 11:44am PDT

As the president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Joseph Olin certainly has a lot to say. Head of an organization dedicated to...


"Move E3 back to May, then. I've been saying this forever! You simply CANNOT announce a game ..."

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Losing Faith: Nintendo's Ignorance of the Hardcore

By Aaron Linde, Jul 29, 2008 1:21pm PDT

Like many, I was utterly bewildered by Nintendo's E3 2008 press conference. The missing "core" game announcement was disappointing, but not quite...


"The sad thing is I see the video game industry looking like what the current film industry has ..."

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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Preview

By Chris Faylor, Jul 24, 2008 10:41pm PDT

I am fairly confident that with Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (PC, 360, DS) developer Infinite Interactive is beginning the second phase of its master...


"People don't buy games for the PSP, that's it's biggest problem, and alternately why it sells so ..."

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Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Preview

By Chris Faylor, Jul 24, 2008 2:19pm PDT

Warning: The following article contains endgame spoilers from Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, the next entry in Insmoniac's cartoony PlayStation 3 platforming series, is a little diff


"What concerns me is that Sony was comparing this to a movie... ie, 1.5-2-5 hours maybe. So, ..."

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Bungie: Halo E3 Snub 'Not a Laughing Matter'

By Aaron Linde, Jul 24, 2008 2:15pm PDT

Bungie president Harold Ryan voiced disagreement with Microsoft over the publisher's decision to bump the Halo maker's latest project reveal out of...


"I Love Bees was big because: A.) It fed off the Halo 2 hype B.) it was organised by dedicated ..."

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The Borderlands E3 Interview: Gearbox Opens Up on Its Diablo/Halo Hybrid

By Nick Breckon, Jul 24, 2008 10:44am PDT

The Mission: It's the last day of E3, and a tired team of Gearbox Software employees are willing to sit down for an open interview. Your stomach is growling, and your schedule is tight, but there will be lunch involved, and the developer's


"The news about this game are getting me anxious, I mean I've already pre-ordered the damn thing, ..."

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Borderlands Gameplay Walkthrough Available

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 23, 2008 12:20pm PDT

Following our flood of content from last week's E3 Media & Business Summit, we'll be highlighting noteworthy previews and features that may have gotten lost in the shuffle.


"Being like Cliffy B. is a good thing? Did I not get the memo?"

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E3 2009 Planned Despite Criticism

By Aaron Linde, Jul 23, 2008 11:46am PDT

Amidst criticism from publishers, developers and media alike, the Entertainment Software Association revealed that it plans to carry on with the E3...


"I have to say that I played more games behind closed doors this year than any previous year. ..."

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Gearbox Talks Aliens Creative Team: BSG Writers, Original Film Artists, Craig Mullins

By Nick Breckon, Jul 22, 2008 2:38pm PDT

"This is no joke," said Gearbox president Randy Pitchford, and I had to agree. The more we hear about Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC, 360, PS3), the...


"Orson Scott Card wrote a good novel. These guys wrote a good mini series. I think the talent ..."

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Project Origin E3 Preview: New Ways to Die

By Aaron Linde, Jul 22, 2008 11:42am PDT

In every way but its name, Project Origin (PC, PS3, 360) is unquestionably F.E.A.R. 2. Though former publisher Vivendi has retained the rights to the F.E.A.R. name, developer Monolith Productions has retained all of the shooter's hallmarks and stor


"The problem with recharging health is that it might be badly metered. It might be easy to lose ..."

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Far Cry 2 Interview: Ubisoft's Clint Hocking on Missions, Multiplayer Maps and Discarded Features

By Nick Breckon, Jul 22, 2008 11:37am PDT

The Far Cry 2 level on display at E3 was the same one we got a look at months ago, and I managed to play through it in an almost identical fashion....


"Yeah, co-op could be awesome in this game. Imagine having a buddy or you scouting around the ..."

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Industry Leaders Speak Out on E3's Relevance

By Aaron Linde, Jul 21, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Following last week's E3 2008 Media and Business Summit, several industry veterans have weighed in on the usefulness of the conference, with many...


"Agreed, just because they were the first doesn't mean they would have been the only company to ..."

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The Highlights of E3 2008

By Shack Staff, Jul 21, 2008 12:44pm PDT

Shacknews editor Nick Breckon is a sleepy bear. Why's he so tired? Because the Shack Staff was quite busy at last week's E3 Media and Business...


"I agree, I felt like the E3 coverage was exceptional this year."

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Spore Hands-on Preview: An Hour with the Civ Phase and Galactic End-game

By Nick Breckon, Jul 18, 2008 6:15pm PDT

It was somewhere between ordering my army of blue-blooded Max Reebo soldiers to crush an enemy civilization, and conquering the galaxy from the...


"Spore looks great, I have the free trial of the Creature Creator and I have made over 100 ..."

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