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A disappointing first look at The Elder Scrolls Online

By John Keefer, Jun 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Zenimax Online has a lot riding on the The Elder Scrolls Online, a game that has been in development for five years so far. I would have thought they would have wanted to make a bigger splash with their E3 presentation.


"I think this should be cancelled. I'm not even going to try and add any "if" or "unless". This ..."

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Face-on with SOEmote, a real-time facial animation system for EverQuest

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2012 9:45am PDT

MMO's are fun and all, but imagine if there was technology to bring your face into the game. Sony Online Entertainment has taken a big step towards perfecting that technology with its new SOEmote software, which they showed off at this year's E3.


"So, did it work like your voice came from your character? That would be hilarious if your ..."

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E3 2012 Filter: The Elder Scrolls Online, Far Cry 3

By Tyler J. Smith, Jun 09, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Our E3 2012 Filter features a teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, a cinematic trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, an Empire's at War trailer for Planetside 2, a gameplay trailer for Trine 2: Director's Cut, and a cooperative gameplay trailer for Far Cry 3.


"That actually was a waaaayyyyy better video. The first thing that came to mind seeing some of ..."

- Saldrin see all 12 comments

Xbox 360 has 'a lot more than two years' left, MS boss says

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 08, 2012 5:30pm PDT

Although all signs point to a late 2013 launch for the next generation of consoles, Microsoft is attempting to downplay the impending new slate of video gaming hardware.


"I grew up playing video games and enjoy playing them regardless of how they look."

- CyCo_PL see all 65 comments

SimCity preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2012 3:30pm PDT

SimCity's E3 demo showed off a number of new features--big and small, including a look at the game's interesting online mode.


"won't happen. majority of major titles being offline available are a thing of the past now."

- mystikal see all 9 comments

Missing in Action: The Curious No-Shows of E3 2012

By Steve Watts, Jun 08, 2012 2:30pm PDT

A look back at the games that missed the cut to be shown at E3 this year, for one reason or another.


"And why not? Whoever decided to use the number 4 as an E is retarded and I'll seriously cringe ..."

- SabinRaijin see all 39 comments

Weekend Confirmed 116 - E3 2012 post-show wrap-up

By Garnett Lee, Jun 08, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A plethora of upcoming games are on the menu for this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed. Special guests David Ellis, N'gai Croal, and Justin Blankenship join Garnett the two Jeffs for a special E3 2012 wrap-up, and mull over more than a dozen new games.


"Agreed and well said. In relation to the whole representation of women in games, the world in ..."

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Editorial: Hands-on with the Wii U, and why it disappointed

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 08, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Nintendo should have "won" the show at E3 this year. But E3 failed to show first-party games that show off exactly what the Wii U is capable of.


"Really how many games does one need at launch? Launch lineups are in general very poor. One ..."

- Mysssss see all 41 comments

The big list of confirmed Wii U games

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2012 11:00am PDT

Nintendo started talking seriously about the Wii U at E3 this week, and shared a big list of all the games confirmed so far for the new consoles. It's looking pretty impressive, considering there's still no word on when exactly the Wii U will launch.


"I saw some ZombieU footage on the floor, but the bits at the conferences looked sorta prerendered"

- cygnus see all 5 comments

Resident Evil 6 has four-player co-op... sometimes

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2012 11:00am PDT

At a behind closed doors presentation at E3, Capcom revealed that RE6's three stories intersect at certain points, allowing gamers to experience four-player co-op in the zombie-infested sequel.


"This was something I wanted to see in MMO raids. Bring back the 40 mans, but the raid has to ..."

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Jaffe working on free-to-play shooter

By Steve Watts, Jun 08, 2012 10:00am PDT

David Jaffe talks about his new start-up and its first project: a free-to-play, browser-based third-person shooter.


"Invalid question; I can pay $0 to see a Giant Bomb Quick Look of a game (or YouTube search for ..."

- the archvile see all 12 comments

Wii U Zelda still in experimental phase

By Steve Watts, Jun 08, 2012 8:00am PDT

A new Zelda title is in development for the Wii U, but right now the team is still in the early phases of choosing a direction for the new game by examining what worked well in its most recent title, Skyward Sword.


"In over 15 Zelda, SS is the first that I did not finished. :( It was that bad."

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Unreal Engine 4 videos show off tech demos

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2012 6:00am PDT

As promised, at E3 Epic properly lifted the wraps off its next-generation engine, Unreal Engine 4. While the real-time cinematic teased before is jolly nice and all, the real highlight is a good long look at the tech and tools themselves.


"Nice to see them moving away from an inheritance based entity system to a component based one. ..."

- Professer12 see all 36 comments

Beyond: How Quantic Dream's latest is more than just Heavy Rain 2

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 07, 2012 4:00pm PDT

What if Quantic Dream could build upon the strengths of Heavy Rain--but add more meaningful gameplay, and higher-octane action? The end result in Beyond.


"This looks like an incredible game utterly ruined by QTEs. I am not now and doubt I will ever be ..."

- phreakshow see all 9 comments

Spec Ops: The Line getting co-op in free DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Cooperative multiplayer's pretty nice, isn't it. Rather than shooting your chum in the face, you get to join forces with them to shoot other people in the face. Lovely! How nice, then, that co-op is coming to Spec Ops: The Line in free DLC after launch.


"I called it Spec Fucking Ops: The Line right here, right now."

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