Tuesday, June 15, 2010

E3 - Day 1 Vids

It was Nintendo, Sony, and Konami for our daily dose of E3 goodness. Here are a few of the trailers presented, with more to come.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Donkey Kong Country

Infamous 2


Twisted Metal

Epic Mickey

Portal 2

Medal of Honor

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Xbox 360 Slim

So this happened...
 Microsoft revealed the new console today with some very nice stats attached:
  • 250 Gigs of Memory
  • Smaller, Sleeker Look
  • Built-in Wireless N Router
  • Goes on sale TODAY for $299
It looks damn impressive, but one thing still bugs me....does this thing still have the same red ring likelihood of any of the previous consoles? *shrug* At least it will look pretty when you send it back!

It's a strange transition from showcasing new consoles like the typical shows have been, to showcasing an improvement. Here is the unveiling:

E3 - Day 0 Vids

Microsoft, Ubisoft, and EA had their turns today. Here is your convenient one-stop look for all the big game trailers showcased.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising

Gears of War 3

Star Wars: Old Republic

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Dead Space 2

Halo: Reach

Fable 3

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pre-E3 Game Trailers

Wet your appetite for the next big names in gaming with three trailers for some of the bigger titles we'll be seeing on the show floor.

Dead Space 2(Xbox 360, PS3)

Force Unleashed 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)

Killzone 3 (PS3)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker

Platform: PSP
June 8th

It's the fun of Metal Gear in the palm of your hand. The trailers promise the same type of stealthy combat entertainment with much more emphasis on co-op play. Either way you look at it, it's portable Metal Gear. Nuff said.

Toy Story 3

Platform: Multi
June 15th

I know what you are thinking, but hear me out. This game has had great attention paid to it, to make it not just another movie tie-in. From what I've heard, it is a blast to play and gives a fun and entertaining sense of interactivity with the characters from the movie. With a Story mode and "Toybox" mode, it looks like an entertaining play.

Transformers: The War for Cybertron

Platform: Multi
June 22

More than meets the eye, indeed. This will take place before they met Michael Bay, offering tons of third person shooting and transforming action. Players will even customize their own personal Autobot or Decepticon.

Naughty Bear

Platform: Multi
June 29th

Adorable and utterly disturbing at the same time. This game promises a "Manhunt" approach to the adorable, giving a sandbox open-world experience and encouraging you to dispatch the other cute bears as horribly as possible. It looks quite funny, and seems to imitate many classic horror movie sequences to play out. 

Choice Watch of the Month


Platform: Xbox 360/PS3
June 29th

THE game to watch out for this month. Promising some truly incredible time manipulation moves. These range from aging objects like wooden cover to expose enemies, to sending objects/enemies back and forth through time itself. One I will be watching closely.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Your 360 Could Soon be Hulu-Looping

There is no denial that Netflix Instant Stream has been quite the hit on the 360. Instantly streaming terrible classic films to showcase to your friends who end up utterly disappointed with your childhood entertainment choices. With Twitter and Facebook additions in place, it was only a matter of time before television needed to hop on board.

According to "a very reliable source", gadget site Gear Live is reporting that Microsoft is set to unveil Hulu streaming via Xbox Live during its E3 press conference. Don't get too excited just yet. This will require a separate subscription fee, much like Netflix. It allows users to watch their favorite TV shows on their...you know...televisions, instead of a computer monitor.

Though Netflix does have a few television seasons already online, this will allow users to watch more current episodes to show off to their friends, who for the 20th time already told you they don't understand Lost. Combining this with the already popular Netflix could shift the media friendly buyer in their purchase of a console. We'll have to wait two weeks at E3 for more details and price points.

Source: Kotaku - Hulu Coming to Xbox 360?