E3 2011 News


Daily Filter: August 26, 2011

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 26, 2011 8:00pm PDT

Today's Filter features a documentary for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, a demo playthrough of Metro: Last Light, PAX 2011 Mass Effect 3 screenshots, and much more!


XCOM E3 demo video: 20 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 26, 2011 12:15pm PDT

We can now all watch the 20-minute XCOM reboot demo build shown off at E3, which reflects "some pretty aggressive design changes" made to capture more of the original feeling.


"I'll grant I don't know how far the gameplay was into the game but the big thing I remember ..."

- AhmNee see all 36 comments

Forza Motorsport 4 E3 trailer crosses the line

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 13, 2011 7:30am PDT

Microsoft has finally shared with the world the Forza 4 trailer it debuted at its E3 media briefing in June. It's awfully pretty, and apparently "all in-game footage."


"They were pretty affordable when they came out but now they are expensive."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 13 comments

Watch the BioShock Infinite demo uninterrupted

By Xav de Matos, Jul 08, 2011 7:30pm PDT

If you'd prefer to watch the entire 14 minute BioShock Infinite demo without commercial interruption or potentially spoiler-y discussion, jump in to watch the E3 2011 demo reel.


"Looks great! But I hate when the show demos using a gamepad playing a FPS. Use a keyboard and a ..."

- funkdrum see all 51 comments

BioShock Infinite's complete E3 presentation

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 08, 2011 10:30am PDT

Here's your chance to see BioShock Infinite's entire E3 presentation.


"True I viewed it more like an add-on extra than a sequel. Anything that takes less than 8 hours ..."

- Koral06 see all 13 comments

BioShock Infinite: two minutes of E3 gameplay

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 30, 2011 5:15pm PDT

BioShock Infinite won Best of Show at E3 this year, and for good reason. Now you can watch two minutes of the demo that had Garnett speechless.


"OK, I can already tell that Irrational will make you care deeply about Elizabeth and then off ..."

- cell9song see all 15 comments

BioShock Infinite tops E3 Game Critics Awards

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 28, 2011 11:30am PDT

Following E3, various outlets--Shacknews included--are invited every year to vote on the best of E3. After careful deliberation, the winners have been decided!


"That wouldn't really be splitting hairs to make the comparison though. This game still has the ..."

- s3condus see all 5 comments

Game Critics E3 2011 awards nominations announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 22, 2011 9:45am PDT

E3 2011 Game Critics awards have been announced. BioShock Infinite and Uncharted 3 lead the nominations with four each, including Best of Show.


"Wow, pretty bad year for hardware when Nyko gets something in there (as cool as the Zoom claims ..."

- Agrona see all 11 comments

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD demo video released

By Xav de Matos, Jun 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT

Have you been dying to see Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's upcoming HD console release in action? Have you been looking forward to seeing someone play it well? We can only deliver on one of those dreams today.


"More stoked for MGS3 HD. Has it been confirmed whether or not the re-release will be the (far ..."

- Priest77 see all 13 comments

Mass Effect 3 leads E3 media consumption

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 20, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Video game research firm EEDAR has called Mass Effect 3 the "most promising retail title" of E3. But, how did BioWare's space epic beat out other games on the list, like Battlefield 3 and Skyrim?


"No Bioshock? The press wouldn't shut up about it the entire time. "

- dubiousbrick see all 7 comments

E3 2011 video tour recap

By Xav de Matos, Jun 17, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Missed our video tours of the E3 2011 show floor and our detailed look at the PS Vita and Nintendo Wii U? Here are our videos, straight from the industry's biggest event for you to enjoy.


"I agree. They covered a lot.. but didn't blast the page full of crap... most of the stuff was ..."

- Gwyndion see all 8 comments

E3 2011: Prototype 2

By Xav de Matos, Jun 17, 2011 1:15pm PDT

Prototype 2 is set to deliver a new adventure, built upon a fresh engine, and starring a new lead character. Former soldier James Heller hunts down Alex Mercer (the original game's hero) in a revenge drama set for 2012.


"Similar to how they've addressed some of the biggest player gripes in AC2."

- shurcool see all 11 comments

Interview: Assassin's Creed Revelations presentation director Brent Ashe

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 17, 2011 6:45am PDT

We grab a few minutes with Assassin's Creed Revelations' presentation director, Brent Ashe, to find out a bit more about what to expect from Ezio's next adventure.


"Wow. That looks awesome. The smooth transitions between non-gameplay and gameplay remind ..."

- shurcool see all 2 comments

E3 2011: Serious Sam 3 BFE

By Xav de Matos, Jun 16, 2011 3:00pm PDT

Developer Croteam returns to the world of Serious Sam with his first new adventure since 2005. Serious Sam 3 might sport a new, impressive engine, but it's the same over-the-top and hardcore gameplay the serious is known for.


"Clicking 'buy now' on the official site takes you to the Steam page, so I assuming it's using ..."

- Happy Doodle Muffin see all 19 comments

E3 2011: Gears of War 3

By Xav de Matos, Jun 15, 2011 4:15pm PDT

The gears keep spinning as the trilogy starring Marcus and Dom come to an end with Gears of War 3. We take a look at the campaign and the game's completely different take on Horde mode.


"so you want developers to make any game other than the ones they are making?? lmao!"

- purekillforce see all 27 comments