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  • 05Jun

    E3 THQ Investor Meeting

    I got to sit in and listen into the THQ Investor Meeting this morning. I was very interested to see what was going to be said, especially with the closing of their San Diego studio due to the sale of the UFC game rights to EA. Not much was said on the studio closing but there was a lot of talk about how they were pleased with the sale and that “this is a win-win situation for us as a company,” said COO Brian Ferrell. Brian went on to talk about how the sale money can go to their other properties that are in development. The talk then shifted into their upcoming games that they are working on: Darksiders 2, Saints Row the Third: Enter the Dominatrix, WWE13, Company of Heroes, Metro: Last Light and South Park: The Stick of Truth. Some good tidbits from this part included that they

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  • 05Jun

    E3 Press Conferences in pictures Day 2

    Remember how I said that we didn’t have any pictures in our Press Conference write ups? Well here they are in all their Flickr glory. Today’s slideshow is completely from the Nintendo E3 2012 Press Event at Nokia Live. I particularly like the pictures of Zombie Reggie. What did you think of the Conference today?

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  • 05Jun

    E3 Press Conferences in Images Day 1

    Yesterday we got out the information but it lacked pictures. That’s because while I was typing, Keri was taking awesome pictures with my Cannon 5D Mark II. We decided to post all the pictures from Day 1 together for your enjoyment. That means pictures from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony press conferences. What did you think of the conferences? Any clear winner? At Microsoft, visually we enjoyed their stage. In the pictures take a look at the side panels,which really integrated well with the content. At EA, we were pretty high up and there may even be a camera in some of the shots. Their live stream had a video camera moving constantly in our view. At Sony we had decent seats and they also had great presentation with their games. I believe there is a God of War Ascension shot that is awesome. Hope you enjoy these pictures. We’ll

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  • 05Jun

    Nintendo E3 2012 Press Conference

    Trina, Summer, and I sat ready and waiting for the conference to start. We had no time for a Starbuck’s run beforehand, which might kill me, but sometimes you have to make the sacrifice for the greater good of E3. I had very few hopes for this conference after my extreme disappointment last year, and sadly, my hopes were never lifted. I felt more “meh” about the Nintendo presser than I did Ubisoft. Shigeru Miyamoto kicked the show off with a bang as he always does with the announcement of Pikmin 3 for the Wii U. Pikmin 3 features a new Rock Pikmin, that will break down objects more readily, and several new controls implemented just for the Wii GamePad and the motion control capabilities. With the Wii controls, players can aim, throw, and target enemies or the environment. The GamePad can be used for map tracking while you play, and since

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  • 05Jun

    Book Review: Insurgent, by Veronica Roth

    Insurgent By Veronica Roth $10.79 Not too long after I bought this book on the day it was released, I came across the book on my dining room table at bedtime. I was heroically letting my daughter read the book first, so I brought it upstairs for her. “Did you know you left Insurgent downstairs?” I said. I wanted her to finish it so that I could read it! “Yes,” she replied, alarmed, something almost like hysteria in her tone,”I can’t have that book in my room at bed time! And neither should you!” She had a point. When I read the first book in the series, Divergent, I ended up staying up far too late and not getting enough sleep before work. I took the book back downstairs. This book was worth the wait. It opens with Tris dealing with a bit of PTSD due to the events at

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  • 05Jun

    UNIQLO celebrates Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary with sale

    UNIQLO is celebrating 25 years of Metal Gear Solid by hosting autograph sessions with the one and only Hideo Kojima and artist Yoji Shinkawa. Hideo Kojima is extremely nice to meet in person. It may be E3 right now, but right after, Kojima is heading to the UNIQLO event in New York for two days. June 8th is at UNIQLO 5th avenue from 6-8pm. June 9th is at the 34th st UNIQLO location. They do have tshirts forum women sizes as well. The event does require a minimum $30 UNIQLO purchase to participate in the autograph session. The 10 exclusive designs retail for $19.99 each and are limited edition. The merchandise will go on sale for both days in the morning of the 8th and 9th. The new line of tshirts feature characters and classic lines from the game. To get a look at the collection early head over to

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  • 05Jun

    Ubisoft E3 2012 Press Conference

    Ubisoft has kind of struggled for appealing hosts of their shows over the last few years, especially after Mr. Caffeine fell quite flat last year. This year they had actress Aisha Tyler at the helm with YouTuber Toby “Tobuscus” Turner running the backstage questions and occasional interruptions. The chemistry was not good to say the least, and I’m trying to be as nice as possible while saying so. At least the press conference started with an absolute bang, with teams of girls showing off Just Dance 4 along with Flo Rida. They should have left Flo Rida out there the whole conference. It would have been far more entertaining, especially with that ridiculous mic he had. The conference covered both Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, but it didn’t show anything else that wasn’t already covered from the Microsoft and Sony press conferences. However, they did say that Blacklist

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