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Nintendo E3 2013 keynote presentation recounted: franchise after franchise

Nintendo E3 2013 keynote presentation recounted: franchise after franchise

As titans like Microsoft and Sony brought forth new waves of games for their next-generation consoles coming later this year, Nintendo brought on an E3 2013 presentation with franchise continuations for the console they'd already had on the market for months: Wii U. Showing up via live video feed from Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto, President and CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata spoke on the future of the Nintendo Wii U, 3DS, and all games in-between. Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Monolith Soft bring the power to this conference.

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The Order 1886 brings steampunk exclusive to PlayStation 4

The Order 1886 brings steampunk exclusive to PlayStation 4

This week at E3 2013, the folks at Ready At Dawn studios have shown a title that'd been just whispered of before today - The Order: 1886. This game will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive title and will follow a band of steampunk-like characters heading in to battle with what appears to be an age-old stagecoach. Once they reach a bump in the road, on the other hand, a bit more appears than meets the eye.

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PlayStation 4 console hardware official: lean back

PlayStation 4 console hardware official: lean back

This week the folks at Sony have made the console official for the PlayStation 4 - not just a box, but something a bit more sharp. This machine doesn't take on any new specifications here at the start of the week at E3, but here with the reveal of the machine, the keynote just got a whole lot more interesting. For those of you just joining in on the PlayStation 4 journey, this is the second PlayStation 4 keynote address of the year but the first in which we've seen the device.

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Xbox One licensing statement details used game gifting and reselling

Xbox One licensing statement details used game gifting and reselling

It has been a bit since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, and today it has posted a write-up detailing how game licensing for the gaming console works. One particular area of concern has revolved around used games, which was partially detailed on May 24 in a policy leak. The licensing details posted by Microsoft clear up a few areas of questioning, such as whether used games can be given to friends and resold.

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Xbox 720 console prototype cuts tell of a stripped-down final release

Xbox 720 console prototype cuts tell of a stripped-down final release

This week traffic in the game console realm has ramped up, and not just because Microsoft will be releasing one half of the information necessary to understand their next release in the Xbox 720. While Xbox evangelist Major Nelson makes sure the world knows that they'll be able to watch the whole event with a Live Video Player app on Windows Phone 8, SlashGear prepares by revving up the analysis engines and thumbing through the tiplines.

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Metal Gear Solid V revealed: hard-hitting mega-title coming up!

Metal Gear Solid V revealed: hard-hitting mega-title coming up!

This week at the 2013 Game Developer's Conference a couple of mysterious trailers from the past few weeks have been combined by the folks at Kojima to create Metal Gear Solid V. This is the first time the game has been officially revealed as existing, while two trailers - "The Phantom Pain" and "Ground Zeroes" - were both actually part of a series of pieces leading up to this final first push. Metal Gear Solid V (or Metal Gear Solid 5, if you prefer), is loaded and ready for action.

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