Category Archives: E3 2010
Mon, Jul 12, 2010 | 13:01 BST
Mon, Jul 12, 2010 | 10:44 BST
Madden and FIFA in 3D? Sounds as though there’s some convincing to do, if comments from EA Sports president Peter Moore are any indication.
Mon, Jul 12, 2010 | 09:19 BST
Insomniac employees have pegged Vanquish as a stand-out E3 game.
Fri, Jul 09, 2010 | 11:55 BST
Just as a game of Civilization constantly shifts through the ages, evolves, and occasionally pits horse-riding cavalrymen against 1,500-horsepower tanks, so too does the videogame industry grow and change. A mere five years have passed since the launch of Civilization IV, but already, the industry’s a different beast entirely.
How, for instance, does one of gaming’s most legendary franchises deal with pirates’ overrunning of the PC, the issue of restrictive DRM, the waning influence of the strategy genre, and new input devices like Kinect and Move?
We got a chance to sit down and quiz producer Dennis Shirk over those questions and more. See it all after the break.
Fri, Jul 09, 2010 | 08:52 BST
Everyone’s wanking on about it. “It’s fucking great,” they say. “Better than shagging your mom,” they laugh, showering their pizza with tobacco spit. But you’re not stupid. You’ve been burnt before. You don’t believe them. Can any videogame possibly be better than going balls-deep inside a friend’s middle-aged relation?
On the basis of the movies after the break, apparently so.
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 | 23:31 BST
Activision executive VP of worldwide studios Dave Stohl has said the company has moved away from a business model where multiple studios work on more than one project at a time.
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 | 15:52 BST
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 | 12:29 BST
BBC reporter Marc Cieslak has said “innovation was in short supply” at E3 this year, with the majority of the show floor being taken up by “shooters and sequels.”
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 | 02:12 BST
In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, you battered Darth Vader and The Emperor, yanked a Star Destroyer clean out of the sky, and pretty much made every other Jedi ever look like a baby swinging a glowstick. So, of course, the question arises: how the hell do you top that?
We got a chance to quiz senior product manager Gavin Leung about what the TFU team’s doing to ensure that its force-fueled sequel is the next Empire Strikes Back and not the next Star Wars Christmas Special. Click past the break to hear Leung’s thoughts on why bringing back Starkiller’s the right thing to do, how to design a compelling story when we already know how it ends, stormtrooper-disintegrating force fury powers, and more.
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 | 06:02 BST
We were honestly a bit surprised when Ubisoft offered us an interview involving its newly announced Michael Jackson game. After all, our experience with the game – like everyone else’s – was limited to a surprise dance-off at the end of Ubisoft’s E3 conference. Flashy? Sure. But about as revealing as women’s fashion in the 1800′s.
And so, having literally seen neither hide nor iconic white suit of the game, we decided to start from the top. What is the Michael Jackson game? What do you do in it? Is it Moonwalker 2, and if so, why would you do that to the world, you monster? We asked all those questions and more, and international brand manager Felicia Williams was kind enough to answer.
Thu, Jul 01, 2010 | 22:03 BST
Valve today released the sixth and seventh parts of the Portal 2 E3 demo in HD.
Thu, Jul 01, 2010 | 20:52 BST
SCE Worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said Sony is “aware” of the demand for a Team ICO Collection on PS3.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 | 18:31 BST
The nominations for the 2010 E3 Game Critics awards were announced today, with RAGE gaining five – including one for the Game of Show award.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 | 19:17 BST
Masahiro Sakurai has said that he’s using Kid Icarus: Uprising as a way of addressing the lack of creativity in the gaming industry.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 13:44 BST
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 11:35 BST
Activision’s EVP of studios, Dave Stohl, has told VG247 that the release of Bungie’s new IP, to be published by the company for ten years, will be “incredible”.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 11:29 BST
Activision’s EVP of studios, Dave Stohl, has told VG247 that “great new franchises” can emerge from a rebuilt Infinity Ward.
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 | 23:29 BST
Activision’s development ethic is one of stability, based on large franchises capable of longevity and market leadership. The shocking news of Infinity Ward’s meltdown earlier this year, then, can only have been intensely troubling for the publisher’s EVP of studios, Dave Stohl, but the “unfortunate thing,” as he describes it, appears to be in the past for the exec. Talking to VG247 at E3 earlier this month, he looked only to a future of rebuilding the studio and reattaining former glory.
There was some little Bungie deal to chat about as well. Frapper le lien.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 09:56 BST
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 08:03 BST
With Flower being one of PSN’s stand-out products, Jenova Chen’s That Game Company’s next step has always been one of interest. Dan Boutros went along to see the firm’s next title, Journey, in LA during E3 week.
This is what came back.