E3 2012 News


Halo 4 preview

By John Keefer, Jun 06, 2012 8:00am PDT

While Halo 4 is known for its multiplayer, 343 Industries is putting more of an emphasis on the fiction and story for its campaign and cooperative Spartan Ops mode.


"Back of the box quote "Master Chief now heavier then you remember!""

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Sacrilegium coming from Two Worlds dev

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 7:30am PDT

The horrors still lurking in the shadows of our modern world are to be revealed in Sacrilegium, a survival horror from Two Worlds creator Reality Pump.


Nintendo undecided on making Nintendo Land a Wii U pack-in

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 06, 2012 7:00am PDT

Although Nintendo Land appears to the spiritual successor to Wii Sports, Nintendo doesn't know if it will include the game as a pack-in with the Wii U.


"yeah but Nintendoland is basically a tech demo to show how the system works, somewhat like Wii ..."

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Dead Space 3 preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 06, 2012 6:15am PDT

We get a look at the closed-door E3 Dead Space 3 live demo, and come away with some impressions of new things like the ice planet locale, human enemies, a cover system, and more.


"I know the chance won't come, but if the game had the level of freedom-of-choice that I would ..."

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Dead Island Riptide announced, is a mystery

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 5:30am PDT

Dead Island Riptide, a sequel to the undead shooter-RPG, has been announced for PC and consoles, but that's about we know for now.


"sweet!! i'm glad it's getting a full sequel and not just another expansion.... this and ..."

- megreedy see all 17 comments

This is what a next-gen Final Fantasy could look like

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 8:45pm PDT

What would a next generation Final Fantasy look like? Imagine, if you will, a pre-rendered cutscene from Final Fantasy XIII, but running in real time.


"Don't confuse "graphics engine" with "art direction" - most engines can all do the same stuff at ..."

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SiNG preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 05, 2012 7:30pm PDT

FreestyleGames, the makers of DJ Hero, return with more music-based fun without all the bulky peripherals.


Pikmin 3 preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 05, 2012 7:15pm PDT

The Pikmin series returns after an eight-year hiatus and helps launch Nintendo’s next-gen console with its classic formula.


F-Zero appearing in Nintendo Land

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 7:00pm PDT

Nintendo Land will feature F-Zero as one of its 12 attractions, Nintendo revealed tonight at a developer roundtable.


"Miyamoto said it wasn't a good fit for the Wii because of the controls or something. "

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E3 2012 Playstation Conference Highlights - Shacknews Daily: June 5, 2012

By Garnett Lee, Jun 05, 2012 5:45pm PDT

Garnett is entrenched at E3 and offers insights into the Sony Press Conference, talking about the two new IPs from Sony, The Last of Us and Beyond:...


"I love every Weekend Confirmed! Really looking forward to this one though :)"

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Star Wars 1313 gameplay trailers enter Uncharted territory

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 5:45pm PDT

Three short gameplay clips of bounty hunt 'em up Star Wars 1313 came out of E3, looking awfully reminiscent of the Uncharted series with big stunts and set pieces.


"Yeah I definitely think it's more interesting to explore other parts of the universe. "

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The Old Republic 1.3 beta test starts tomorrow

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2012 5:15pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic is starting a public beta test for its new 1.3 content patch tomorrow.


"Their plan is to supposedly merge into higher capacity "super servers." Why they didn't do this ..."

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Marvel Pinball hitting 3DS eShop

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 4:40pm PDT

Marvel Pinball is coming to the 3DS eShop this summer for $7.99.


SiNG music game announced for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Nintendo announced SiNG at its E3 press briefing, a karaoke game that lets the controller serve as a prompt for the lead singer.


"Why hold the words in your hand? It seems rather pointless to me."

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Magic: The Gathering 2013 launching this month

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 2:30pm PDT

The latest digital version of the addictive card game is arriving on June 20 for download on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iPad. Hey, come watch the E3 trailer for some hot card-on-card action.


"And the controller support was completely half assed. Not button icons and I think I got stuck ..."

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