E3 2012

Treyarch doesn’t even know who’s developing Black Ops on Vita

Treyarch doesn’t even know who’s developing Black Ops on Vita

As part of Sony's all-encompassing push to prove the PlayStation Vita's relevance at last month's E3 trade show, it made sure to mention that a special version of Call of Duty: Black Ops would be making its way to the portable console. However, aside from a brief tease, we didn't learn much about the game. But we can't feel too bad, because apparently even the company that's in charge of the Call of Duty franchise doesn't know much.

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Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime blames you for being unimpressed at E3

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime blames you for being unimpressed at E3

If you didn't think Nintendo hit it out of the park at E3, that isn't Nintendo's fault. It's yours. Such was the message in a recent Kotaku interview with the man at the top of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, who called gamers "insatiable." He feels that no matter what, they won't be pleased. He was responding to the criticism the company faced at the big trade show earlier this month.

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E3’s future in Los Angeles is uncertain

E3’s future in Los Angeles is uncertain

Even though everyone in the video game industry just finished wrapping up this year's E3 trade show, sparks are already starting to fly about next year's event. Specifically at issue is the fact that the current Los Angeles Convention Center as we know it is set to be drastically redesigned by this time in 2013 due to the construction of a new stadium called Farmer's Field.

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Analyzing E3 2012

Analyzing E3 2012

E3 is an interesting event – it’s a cross between CES and Comicon. Technically, it is an “industry” event not open to the public, but apparently if you work at a Gamestop you qualify as “industry.” Were people dressed up in costume? Yep. Were there scantily clad booth babes? Lots. One company just outside the convention center had women in bikinis posing for photos as a tie-in with their… no, it was entirely gratuitous. Did people stand in line for hours to get cheap SWAG? Absolutely. In fact, the lines were far longer to get free Oswald Rabbit ear hats in the Disney booth than to play games on the Wii U in Nintendo’s booth. That sort of blew my mind: you get the chance to go hands on with unreleased hardware and software and instead you wait for a silly hat? And yet E3 is not a gaming festival – there was plenty of actual news at the show.

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Unreal engine 4 shown off on videos

Unreal engine 4 shown off on videos

Every year at E3, we can see lots of technology demonstrations and new video games that will eventually (we hope) come to market. Looking back at previous years, some of the coolest games I played have been based on the Unreal Engine. The latest version of the Unreal engine, Unreal Engine 4 has been shown off in a pair of videos outlining different aspects of the game engine.

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Ubisoft’s ZombiU might be ported to other consoles

Ubisoft’s ZombiU might be ported to other consoles

Even though ZombiU has a name that sounds like it has to be a Wii U exclusive, there is a chance that it might be turned into a cross-platform title. ZombiU was among the title that made the most waves among Nintendo's requisite lineup of Mario titles and mini-games on the Wii U. So to be exclusive would be a huge benefit to the platform.

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It’s Official: The Wii U Is In Deep, Deep Trouble

It’s Official: The Wii U Is In Deep, Deep Trouble

Nintendo earlier this week held a keynote address at the E3 gaming expo. And although the company showed off a new Super Mario Bros. game, some 3DS titles, and a new Wii Fit, the big story out of the event was that the Wii U is in deep, deep trouble.

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New Nintendo 3DS video games unveiled at E3

New Nintendo 3DS video games unveiled at E3

Nintendo's 3DS game console is getting a dose of what it needs most at E3- new video games. The game console hardware is decent enough; the big drawback to the video game system so far in many opinions has been the lack of a bunch of video games people actually want to play. At E3 Nintendo has confirmed seven new video games that will be coming to the 3DS game console in 2012 and beyond.

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Microsoft’s E3 2012 Xbox keynote video goes live

Microsoft’s E3 2012 Xbox keynote video goes live

Microsoft didn't stint on news in its E3 2012 media briefing, with fresh content deals, game previews and Xbox SmartGlass on show among other things, and now you can re-watch the whole event. The near-2hr video runs through all of the new Xbox 360 game demos, including Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, as well as outlining Microsoft's new multi-screen strategy.

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Wii U Gamepad 3-5 hour battery limit revealed

Wii U Gamepad 3-5 hour battery limit revealed

Nintendo's Wii U Gamepad controller will last anywhere between three and five hours on a full charge, the company has confirmed, paying a runtime penalty for its 6.2-inch touchscreen. The distinctive tablet controller is the all-singing, all-dancing hub of Nintendo's next-gen console strategy - not only allowing for primary game control, but independent use and even replacing your TV remote - but the limitations of battery technology mean gamers can't expect to go wireless all day.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 5, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Or maybe I should say, "Happy E3." That's right; today is the start of the biggest event in gaming. As of today, all the major news has come and gone, so let's recap that: E3 2012: The best so far. So today there was a lot of focus on Nintendo. Check out these two stories - and Wii Fit U pedometer tracks you outside the home.

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Nintendo Wii U walkthrough goes live

Nintendo Wii U walkthrough goes live

Nintendo has bet big on the Wii U at E3 this week - new games, new social network, new classic Pro controller - but it's the Wii U Gamepad itself that is still grabbing the most attention. The touchscreen-toting handheld is Nintendo's key differentiator between the Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PS3, and so the company has release a new walk-through showing just what makes it special.

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