E3 2012

Nintendo new Mario game to be revealed at E3

Nintendo new Mario game to be revealed at E3

Not that it should come as much of a surprise to anyone, but Nintendo has apparently made it official that it will unveil a brand new Mario Bros game for its upcoming Wii U platform at the E3 trade show in June. Perhaps more than any other character in the history of video games, the mere presence of Mario is enough to make a new console worth buying. At least, that has been the case up until this point. We'd have to assume the Wii U will be no different.

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Microsoft E3 press conference to be held first

Microsoft E3 press conference to be held first

It's less than two months before the biggest event in gaming happens in Los Angeles. E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, will bring in lots of news and video game goodness from June 5 to June 7, but we all know that it's the day before, when most of the major companies hold their high-octane media events, that really matters. And Microsoft will be the company that sets the E3 bar this year.

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Dear Nintendo: Don’t Launch the Wii U This Year

Dear Nintendo: Don’t Launch the Wii U This Year

At the E3 Gaming Expo later this year, Nintendo fans are going to get what they’ve been waiting about a year to know: the Wii U’s launch date and price. Even better, they’ll be able to see a host of games slated to come to the device to see if they’ll be worth playing.

But perhaps Nintendo shouldn’t give that gift to consumers this year, and instead, should give itself the gift of discontinuing the Wii U.

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Sony: No PS4 reveal in 2012

Sony: No PS4 reveal in 2012

Rumors of a new Sony console to be demonstrated at E3 2012 in June have been denied by Sony this week, company gaming chief Kaz Hirai revealing there are no plans to show a new model at the show. Hirai, who has also said that the PS3 is only halfway through its expected 10 year lifespan, suggested that "there is no reason" to depart from that decade-long plan for the existing PlayStation, the WSJ reports, despite speculations on shuffling from within Microsoft's Xbox division.

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