On the first day of [the 1999 Electronic Entertainment Expo], the game’s producers, Kana Ryan and Chris Trottier, watched in disbelief as two of the female Sims attending the virtual wedding leaned in and began to passionately kiss. They had, during the live simulation, fallen in love. Moreover, they had chosen this moment to express their affection, in front of a live audience of assorted press.
A year ago
, Microsoft was crucified in the press for the PR fiasco of the Xbox One
, with rival Sony winning thunderous applause
for its PS4 by simply maintaining the status quo
But after doing a
360 180 on its hated policies
, Redmond is attempting to close the gap with the most valuable package deal since The Orange Box
A remarkable feat of engineering, Halo: The Master Chief Collection
will feature on a single disc the complete HD-remastered campaigns
of Halos 1-4 alongside Ridley Scott's Nightfall
, the Halo 5 beta
, and the holy grail of Xbox gaming: every last one of the series' 100+ multiplayer maps
in a single unified matchmaking system incorporating the original engines, gameplay mechanics, and idiosyncrasies of each
Ten years after Halo 2 (and four years after MS shut the taps
), IGN suspects a plan by 343 to rekindle
) Bungie's magic for an uncertain Halo 5, while Eurogamer welcomes the return of what it calls online FPS's peak
. [More reaction: NeoGAF - Ars Technica - Reddit]
Bungie, meanwhile, stood with Sony to showcase its upcoming Destiny
, the vaunted space epic
that will beta this summer
before facing its revamped forerunners later this year. More E3 coverage: Microsoft
) - Sony
) - Nintendo (airing noon EST) - SW: Battlefront - AC: Unity - MGS5: The Phantom Pain - Evolve - No Man's Sky - The Order: 1886 - Sunset Overdrive - Grim Fandango - Bloodborne - Arkham Knight - Scalebound - Mortal Kombat X - The Division - LittleBigPlanet 3 - Inside - Uncharted 4 - Crackdown
is an electronic music style that is largely regional
, associated most strongly with the Bow
district of London (prime example: Wiley - "Bow E3"
), but in recent years, grime has grown in style and station
, moving out from London and expanding to Canada
and beyond. (NOTE: audio is likely to be NSFW to some degree) [more inside]
Talking VR with John Carmack.
John Carmack (previously
) talks about the state of head-mounted VR displays. Includes details about how he used software from his aerospace company
to make current commercial products better and homebrew kits
that outperform anything commercially released so far. [more inside]
With E3 2011 over and some majestically creepy
' galleries cropping up, you'd be forgiven for wondering whether the 2006 ban
ever happened. Never a site to shy from cheap titillation, RockPaperShotgun
gives us Booth Babe Babes Bonanza
. In a similar vein, Comic Con Pervs
has its zoom lenses at the ready for San Diego Comic Con this year.
NSFW scantily-clad ladies in first links, also a few incidentally featured in latter ones
The Day the Gaming Industry Died
: David Wong, editor of Cracked
, attends E3 2010 and finds it wanting: "For whatever reason gamers won't keep playing games unless given a completely new format every half decade."
Wait, what are they talking about?
Childish fun with edits and unnecessary censorship at Nintendo's 2009 E3 Media Briefing [SLYT].
The developers of the long awaited
masterpiece, Duke Nukem Forever
, had previously expressed their disdain for the E3 game conference, calling it "irrelevant nowadays,"
but in a surprise move they showed up for the conference and released this
stunning four minute trailer for the three new handheld Duke games that are in development
. "Duke Nukem Trilogy trailer redefines awesome," declares joystiq.com
The best E3 wrapup I've read this year.
Also the only E3 wrapup I've read this year. But there are pictures! And amusing musings! It's also by Our Boy Mefite kevspace.
two screen handheld console. More details expected at May's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3
). It's due for release at Christmas, around the same time as Sony's PSP
E3 is this week
- This week, geeks, gamers, booth babes, and movie execs gather in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo
, better known as E3, the
premier video gaming industry convention. As the LA Times reports, video gaming is a US$10 billion a year industry
, pulling in more money than movie theater box offices
. A US$25 billion global industry, video gaming is shaping culture around the world.
Are video games ready to join movies and music as mainstream art forms with game developers reaching celebrity status?
After nearly five years of silence
Valve is starting to talk about Half-Life 2. More to come at E3 in Los Angeles
. What ever happened to Team Fortress 2? (Vaporware?)