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  • 10Jun

    Nintendo President confused by Investor reactions during E3

    Nintendo focused this year’s E3 on two things: 3DS and the announcement of Wii U. The Wii U won’t go on sale until next year and because of that specifics on the new console/controller were not announced. Perhaps this lead to the consumer confusion about the announcement because Nintendo shares fell almost 10 percent in two days after the press conference. “Honestly speaking, the reaction to (Tuesday’s) presentation and what I heard from people I met and the mood of the convention did not chime at all with what happened in the stock market,” Iwata said in an interview at the E3 games show in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “It’s very strange.” Iwata was quick to point out that people also doubted the Wii in 2006. The concept for the Wii U is to bring new gaming experiences to both casual and the more dedicated hard core gamers. “In the

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  • 10Jun

    E3 Hands On: Battlefield 3

    E3 is one of the most impressive events for gaming on the planet.  EA made sure that their booth was equally impressive.  As you enter the South Hall of the LA Convention Center, the first thing you saw was the EA booth.  Huge screens, very loud music (Crank your music to 11… now do it again, and you might get close) and enough shiny things to make anyone happy. I immediately went to the Battlefield 3 side of the booth.  The line for attendees was long and winding.  Some of the attendees complained about how they had spent 2 hours in the line, but they were not moving much.  This was a game people wanted to see. The game promises to allow you to wage an all-out war as you step into the boots of Henry Black, a U.S Marine.  You have to eliminate the deadly force known as the

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  • 10Jun

    Atlus to publish ‘The King of Fighters XIII’ in North America

    Atlus announced this week that they’ve acquired the rights to publish The King of Fighters XIII in North America. Wow, there’s been 13 of those? I have clearly not been keeping up. Anyway, the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 title will feature fan-favorite characters like Mai (seen to the left), K’ and Vice. The engine’s also been improved as well as network connectivity. The developer appears to have been paying attention to community concerns after the twelfth release. Six new play modes have also been added, there are more moves…it sounds like fans of the series have a lot to look forward to. “We are excited to work with Atlus to bring The King of Fighters XIII to North America,” said Ryo Mizufune, President of SNK PLAYMORE. “Fans have waited patiently for an HD iteration in the series that could live up to the proud tradition of classics like KOF ’98. We

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  • 10Jun

    Insomniac’s ‘OverStrike’ has a thing for collateral damage

    Insomniac Games’ OverStrike is something I probably should have posted about by now. It’s a brand-new IP from the company, who you probably know more for games like Resistance and Ratchet & Clank. This time, they’re bringing their humor to a 4-person co-op action title. And the best part (well, as far as my opinion goes) is that they actually made the team 50-50 as far as the male/female balance goes. Hallelujah. Each member of the team appears to have his or her own specialty, which will make this even more fun. I can’t wait to see actual footage from this game, but for now, we’ll have to make do with the trailer shown by EA. Enjoy. Tags: GameTrailers.com, E3 2011: Debut Trailer (Stream), PC Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Follow

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  • 10Jun

    Pokémon trainers compete in 2011 Southeastern Pokémon Video Game Championships

    As Ash Ketchum learned from the television show Pokémon, becoming a true Pokémon Master can take a lot of dedication, skill and a little bit of luck. Over 1,000 Pokémon trainers competed for this coveted title during the Pokémon Southeastern Regional Video Game Championship in Atlanta on June 4. The regionals were split into three age-dependant divisions: Juniors, Seniors and Masters. The top 16 trainers in each division was given a spot to compete in the Pokémon U.S. National Championship on July 8 – 10 in Indianapolis, Ind. However, the winner in each division received the grand prize of a Nintendo 3DS and a four day, three night vacation in Indianapolis. The runner up in each division also received a Nintendo 3DS and a $300 travel allowance. Trainers from all over the US attended this event, including 13-year-old Seniors Division champion Natalie Kaspszak, a participant who flew from Phoenix, Ariz. to

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  • 10Jun

    Check out this lengthy ‘Far Cry 3′ walkthrough

    Just in case you didn’t get to watch Ubisoft’s press conference earlier in the week, they’ve provided their demo for Far Cry 3 online. It’s sparsely narrated, and lets you really get into it. Well, assuming games like this are your thing. You play as a guy named Jason who soon has a reason to be very, very mad. And, given that this is an FPS, you’ve…you know. Got to kill everything. For justice! I don’t think I could ever get that mad. Hopefully you enjoy this…it’s over seven minutes long. Also, there’s quite a bit of language, so don’t watch this at work or around your kids. Tags: GameTrailers.com, E3 2011: Demo Walkthrough, PC Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Follow

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