E3 2009 News


Mafia II Walkthrough: 15 Minutes of Gameplay Footage

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 17, 2009 8:50am PDT

Mafia 2 producer Denby Grace introduces a whopping fifteen minutes of play from the mobster shooter's early game, as was demonstrated during the E3...


"Because the murders weren't real, but the words were? Does it make sense? Not really, but ..."

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Borderlands Interview: Gearbox's 'Games Are Fun' Epiphany and Why It's Already Thinking DLC

By Chris Faylor, Jul 02, 2009 3:13pm PDT

"The art style...is the glue to everything," Gearbox's Mikey Neumann explains above the gentle hum of a crowded meeting room during E3. "It allows...


"All it means about cert is that they can't ADD anything new, now they have to polish. There ..."

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'Splosion Man Impressions: Blown Away

By Nick Breckon, Jun 11, 2009 12:46pm PDT

As a platformer, 'Splosion Man (XBLA) is a blood relative of Sonic the Hedgehog. But as a relative, 'Splosion Man is the freakish uncle that your...


"Looks like a cool little game. Hope it lives up to the potential."

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More Guitar Hero 5 Songs Revealed 'Under Pressure'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 11, 2009 8:55am PDT

While publisher Activision has been rather tight-lipped regarding the songs found in Guitar Hero 5--only a few tracks have been...


"Say what you like about GHM, but GH:WT was most certainly NOT a milking of the franchise. They ..."

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Stages Leveled in Uncharted 2 Gameplay Footage

By Nick Breckon, Jun 10, 2009 4:52pm PDT

Still catching up on all the E3 videos that hit last week? So are we. Here's one of the stand-outs, a four minute look at Naughty Dog's very impressive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The action game hits the PlayStation 3 this fall.


"It looks that way, but what's impressive is that significant portions are NOT, apparently. Lots ..."

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The Last Guardian Media Shows Off 'Project Trico'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 10, 2009 9:16am PDT

Following through on last week's official announcement of The Last Guardian, publisher Sony has released several screenshots from Team ICO's debut PlayStation 3 game.


"I missed out on Ico. Now it's impossible to find anywhere other than eBay :("

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Xbox Live Arcade Technical Size Limit Pegged at 2GB

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2009 4:24pm PDT

While the artificial size constraint on Xbox Live Arcade titles has been steadily increased since the platform's launch, Microsoft now tells us...


"probably because their download system stores the entire file into memory until it's actually ..."

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Aliens vs. Predator Impressions and Interview: Bringing It All Back Home

By Nick Breckon, Jun 09, 2009 12:57pm PDT

Being a big fan of Rebellion's original Aliens vs. Predator FPS, the studio's new sequel--a faithful three-campaign amalgamation of the original experience--is extremely exciting to me. And while I didn't go hands-on with it at E3, I did get a behind-clos


"i found a jaguar on ebay and got a copy of avp just to relive this. I cannot believe how far we ..."

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Lost Planet 2 Coming to PlayStation 3 Too

By Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2009 9:08am PDT

At long last ending the perpetual platform drama regarding Capcom's Lost Planet 2, a PlayStation 3 version of the action game sequel was confirmed...


"Hopefully they will take the time to make optimize it for PS3. I didn't see the sense in ..."

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Xbox 360 Game Download Store Uses Cash Prices, Remainder of Marketplace Could Follow Suit

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 1:02pm PDT

Microsoft's August-due Games on Demand section of the Xbox Live Marketplace, set to enable users to digitally purchase and download full-fledged...


"There's a good reason for micro-transactions -- credit card fees. Some cards have a minimum ..."

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Borderlands Slated for October

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 8:31am PDT

Developer Gearbox Software is targeting an October release for its post-apocalyptic shooter-RPG Borderlands, the studio told Shacknews during a...


"The problem is, without the RPG elements, it'd be just another random shooter, maybe one with a ..."

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Fight Night Round 4 Gets Bumped Up

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 7:51am PDT

Previously slated to arrive at North American retailers on June 30, EA Canada's latest boxing effort, Fight Night Round 4, has now been bumped up...


"The demo didn't have my control scheme from FNR3... I'm not getting it. I'm not buying it if ..."

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Hey Everybody, It's Starfy!

By Chris Faylor, Jun 05, 2009 5:04pm PDT

When E3's over, who do you call? Starfy! Starfy! When everyone is tired and not smiling at all? Starfy! Starfy! He's the greatest starfish...


"And fish aren't fish, they're sea kittens. Please don't kill the sea kittens for food!"

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New Wii Zelda Concept Art Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2009 3:54pm PDT

Photographs were forbidden when Zelda series creator Shigeru Miyamoto teased a new Wii Zelda game this week at E3 by showing a single piece of...


"Yeah, still looks like a female elf with an ugly green outfit and a shield. What is so appealing ..."

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Jumpgate Evolution Trailer Calls for Champions

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2009 2:15pm PDT

A new trailer for NetDevil's spaceborne PC action MMO Jumpgate Evolution shows the seriousness of the big black yonder, while several new screenshots capture its bea


"no way dude, that was high sec space. you don't want to get concorded."

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