E3 2012

Microsoft ‘Smart Glass’ app tipped for E3

Microsoft ‘Smart Glass’ app tipped for E3

Apparently Microsoft is working on a brand new app for the Xbox 360 called, or at least code-named "Smart Glass." If visions of Google's Project Glass start dancing in your head, shake them away because this is nothing like the ambitious augmented reality program over at Mountain View. In fact, we're a bit confused as to how the name actually ties into the new service.

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Let’s Face It: E3 Is the Best Show of the Year

Let’s Face It: E3 Is the Best Show of the Year

Looking at all of the major conferences in the technology space, it’s hard to find one that easily stands above the others. After all, the Consumer Electronics Show is great, and Mobile World Congress is great for mobile customers. Even CTIA can be a winner.

But as far as I’m concerned, the upcoming E3 Gaming Expo, which kicks off on Monday, is the best technology-related show of the year.

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Konami Castlevania 3DS game confirmed ahead of E3

Konami Castlevania 3DS game confirmed ahead of E3

As we go from the final weeks leading up to E3, to the final days, we start to make the transition from speculation to fact. Companies that are afraid of being overshadowed at the show typically tip their fare just ahead of E3. The latest tidbit to make its way to the forefront is that a Castlevania game is in the works for Nintendo’s portable 3DS system.

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Sony to reveal PS3, Vita ebook platform

Sony to reveal PS3, Vita ebook platform

If you like the idea of ebooks, but hate the fact that you can't read them from 10 feet away on the living room sofa, Sony might have the solution to your problems. Okay, we're exaggerating a bit. There's a rumor that Sony is working on a digital books section to the PlayStation Store, but it is hardly going to try to be a competitor to the Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Nintendo Wii U three launch games teased on Facebook

Nintendo Wii U three launch games teased on Facebook

As the time before E3 continues to dwindle down, Nintendo is getting the hype gears churning. For the company, next month's trade show will be all about proving the Wii U's power to compete against big boys Sony and Microsoft. Last year, it was tech demos, this year, it will be games. Oh, and Nintendo better also harp on the fact that the Wii U is coming out this year, if it hopes to take any immediate excitement from its competitors.

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Sony mulling cloud gaming purchase

Sony mulling cloud gaming purchase

Here’s an interesting little rumor: Sony is reportedly looking into streaming game services, and more specifically aiming to acquire either Gaikai or OnLive. Information has pointed towards Sony purchasing a cloud gaming company and announcing the buy at its E3 conference this coming Monday. Sources have told MCV that Sony is poised to sign an agreement with “a high profile cloud gaming firm.”

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Wii U name change increasingly unlikely

Wii U name change increasingly unlikely

After the admittedly bungled showing that was E3 2011's Wii U coming out party, it looks like Nintendo may still decide to keep the console's name after all. It has been speculated that the company may alter the console's title and say the "Wii U" was just its codename. But after ramped up marketing efforts, it appears Nintendo has no plans to do that.

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Warner Bros Harry Potter game gets motion controls on Xbox 360

Warner Bros Harry Potter game gets motion controls on Xbox 360

Warner Bros will be releasing a new Harry Potter game using the Xbox 360's motion camera peripheral. The announcement was made ahead of next month's E3 trade show, where Warner Bros will be exhibiting and will no doubt be showing off the new game. Players will be able to scan their face with the Kinect camera to become their own character in the game.

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ESA: E3 is not irrelevant

ESA: E3 is not irrelevant

The industry trade group responsible for setting up next month's E3 show insists that the event is not losing its importance. The ESA, or Entertainment Software Association, used to be one of the biggest powerhouses in the video game industry. It still carries a lot of weight as the primary organization for Congressional lobbying, piracy fighting, and legal support, but it doesn't have the clout that it used to.

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