E3 2012 News


Last Guardian director says to 'keep an eye out' for release details

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2013 9:00am PST

The Last Guardian creative director Fumito Ueda wrote a note on his personal website stressing that the game is still in active development, and urging fans to "keep an eye out" for an official announcement from Sony.


"F them in the A, seriously. TLG is one of the main reason I bought a PS3. :( (that and BluRay)"

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Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself ye...


"That's what the rabid X-Com fans want to hear, though. And it wasn't every time something ..."

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PlanetSide 2 E3 presentation covers all the bases

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming MMOFPS is quite an ambitious undertaking. If you haven't been following the free-to-play shooter very closely, this seven minute video from E3 should cover the bases.


"id imagine they use the word ambitious cause they are claiming 2k people per continent ( 2000 ..."

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The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us.


"I think South Park winning best RPG is quite indicative of the lack of RPGs at E3 this year. Not ..."

- bobiroka see all 24 comments

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 22, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission can be played as either as a full-on RTS or players can jump into the cockpit of their own units for a more direct approach. Both ways prove to be fun and intuitive.


"Almost missed this preview. Bohemia is trying to do something a bit different, it's cool. I ..."

- guigr see all 2 comments

Shack Staff's E3 2012 disappointments

By Shack Staff, Jun 22, 2012 11:45am PDT

Earlier this week, we took a look at our favorite moments of E3. Now, we reminisce about what disappointed us at this year's show.


"Watchdogs, Splinter Cell, Zombiu, and Last of us were looking awesome! "

- alllivestaken see all 14 comments

Game Critics Awards reveals E3 2012 nominees

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 20, 2012 8:30am PDT

Every year, dozens of video game outlets--Shacknews included--vote on their favorite games from E3. Before the judges decide the ultimate winner, the organization has released this year's "Best of" nominees.


"It's possible. The definition of "playable" is somewhat nebulous I think."

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Shack Staff's E3 2012 favorites

By Shack Staff, Jun 18, 2012 9:30am PDT

It's been a week since E3 2012 closed its doors. The Shacknews team looks back, and reflects on some of their highlights.


Star Trek preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 13, 2012 5:15pm PDT

We step behind closed doors at E3 2012 to get a fresh look at the upcoming Star Trek co-op shooter being developed by Digital Extremes.


"I feel ya on that man, I had my mother sell mine on ebay years and years ago for some extra cash ..."

- KAF Elite see all 7 comments

The Cave preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 13, 2012 9:00am PDT

We sit down for a behind-closed-doors E3 demo of The Cave, an upcoming Metroidvania-style adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine.


"this does actually look pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing more as the release date approaches"

- Wiz74 see all 8 comments

Rayman Legends: the best Wii U platformer at E3

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT

We get some hands-on time with the Wii U version of Rayman Legends at E3 2012, and come away surprised and impressed by the its innovative use of the tablet controller.


"love the music at the end level that matchs in with the game play"

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Nyko PlayPad controller for Android impresses with backwards compatibility app

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT

Nyko is the latest peripheral manufacturer to attempt creating a game pad for mobile devices. However, what makes their controller so unique is not the hardware itself--but software that can ensure backwards compatibility with all mobile games.


"I wouldn't carry this thing around, but I'm considering getting something like this because I ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

Multi-touch Wii U GamePad would be too 'unwieldy' according to Nintendo president

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 3:45pm PDT

While Wii U's single touch screen may seem like a step backwards for gamers used to multi-touch offered by their smartphone screens, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime disagrees.


"It's stupid not to include it since they have the option now. Even if it's something that most ..."

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The Walking Dead: Episode 2 preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT

The Walking Dead's second episode, titled "Starved for Help," is set to arrive later this month. We go hands-on with the first twenty minutes.


"yeah why can't they just pump these suckers out on a weekly basis. What a bunch of slackers, ..."

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 11, 2012 12:30pm PDT

We grab some hands-on impressions of an Xbox 360 build of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at E3 2012, and get some more details about a couple of additional game modes.


"yeah but some people have to prove that can't be hoodwinked. They going to take a copy of CS:GO ..."

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