Sony unveils PlayStation Vita; Nintendo Wii U gets mixed reviews

Sony made E3 news by unveiling their new portable gaming platform, called the PlayStation Vita and code-named the NGP. As Hayley Tsukayama reported:Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vita, code-named the NGP, at the E3 conference Monday night. The new handheld, which sports a 5-inch multitouch screen, a rear touch pad and two analog sticks, in addition to the normal PlayStation controls. On Tuesday, Sony posted a few more details about the device in an FAQ on its Web site. Each answer Sony gave about the PS Vita stirs up more questions, but here is some information. The PS Vita will cost … Continue reading Sony unveils PlayStation Vita; Nintendo Wii U gets mixed reviews

Nintendo admits it faked Wii U game footage

You know, I haven’t been impressed with Nintendo in, well, just about ages. I much preferred playing Golden Axe on the Sega Genesis than Mario on the NES. True, that was many, many years ago – but some things never change. For example, I have long suspected Nintendo excels in little else but marketing, as the corporation seems to have an uncanny knack of convincing people they absolutely must buy a subpar system and play mindless games until their eyes are red from sleep deprivation. Admittedly, I probably do sound like an aging curmudgeon, but I always believed the color … Continue reading Nintendo admits it faked Wii U game footage

E3 News: Megadeath to Make Never Dead Soundtrack

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced legendary heavy metal band Megadeth are recording a customized soundtrack for the company’s forthcoming action-adventure franchise NeverDead. “Never Dead,” the official song sharing KONAMI’s video game title, will appear on Megadeth’s 13th album, which the band is currently recording. “The members of Megadeth are speed-metal music pioneers with a world renowned reputation for producing song catalogs with original and progressive lyrics,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The NeverDead soundtrack is an example of pure imagination and it fully captures the essence of our game. We’re proud to have such a … Continue reading E3 News: Megadeath to Make Never Dead Soundtrack

E3 News: Microsoft Keynote Hints at Halo 4

Live television and another chapter of the "Halo" game are landing on Xbox 360. Microsoft Corp. announced its plan for the video game console on Monday at a news conference kicking off the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the industry’s annual convention. The company said live TV would be offered by domestic and international broadcasters, but no other details were revealed. Partnerships with international broadcasters currently bring live TV to Xbox 360 in the United Kingdom, Australia and France, but the service unveiled Monday would be the first such offering available on a gaming console in the United States. Xbox 360 and … Continue reading E3 News: Microsoft Keynote Hints at Halo 4

E3 News: Dust514 To Be Exclusive PS3 Title

CCP and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced an agreement to bring the groundbreaking persistent shooter DUST 514 exclusively to PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system in Summer 2012. DUST 514 is the first console game to link players in real time with a multiplayer universe on the PC, CCP’s award winning sci-fi MMO EVE Online. "The ability for Sony Computer Entertainment to partner with a developer like CCP, known for pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the MMO genre, holds tremendous potential for the PlayStation 3 community," said Rob Dyer, Senior Vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment of … Continue reading E3 News: Dust514 To Be Exclusive PS3 Title

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