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Moore: E3 “was a lot better last year” than ’07 or ’08

EA Sports president Peter Moore has said last year’s E3 was miles “better” than the 2007 and 2008 versions of the US show.

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  • Hines: Fallout 3 tradeshow demos can be frustrating

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted that showing RPGs like Fallout 3 at tradeshows like E3 and Games Convention can be a frustrating business. “Sometimes, yeah,” he told VG247, when asked if showing such a large game to people in such a short space of time was problematic. “We had a lot of discussions about E3. […]

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  • Hines: Leipzig showing was "just as important as E3" for Fallout 3

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines reckons Games Convention’s just as important as E3 for games like Fallout 3. He told us so in Germany. “It’s hugely important to ‘do well’ here… to get a lot of people to see it and get excited about it,” he said. “It’s just as important as E3 was. E3 was important […]

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  • Wright: E3 "like a zombie at this point"

    In an interview with GI at last week’s Games Convention, Sims and Spore creator Will Wright said that the everyone’s favourite whipping boy, E3, isn’t even dead. It’s undead. “It almost feels like a zombie at this point; it’s the walking dead,” said Wright. “It’s such an abrupt end to what was E3, which had […]

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  • Yoshida: E3 isn't "the show" any more

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention yesterday, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said that E3′s importance for the firm in terms of announcements has diminished in favour of a global approach. “It’s always important to have something exciting for each key event that we have, and this Games Convention is really gaining lots of […]

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  • David Cage talks Heavy Rain

    Norwegian site Game Reactor has an exclusive interview with Heavy Rain creative director, David Cage. There’s nothing really new in there. The interview was conducted just before Cage was to show the game to the US press behind closed doors at E3. However, he did confirm that Quantic Dreams will be officially announcing the game […]

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  • Dunaway: E3 performance a disappointment

    Speaking with VGChartz, NoA marketing boss Cammie Dunaway told how the company was “disappointed with our performance at E3″ and how she wished Nintendo had announced Pikmin 3 on stage. “I would say the message is we were disappointed with our performance at E3,” said Dunaway. “There were titles like Wario which we think will […]

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  • LucasArts not too happy about Wii MotionPlus

    Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus add-on came as a shock to everyone – including publishers. So it’s not too surprising that a few aren’t exactly feeling buddy-buddy with Nintendo at the moment. Game Informer (via NeoGAF), however, claims that LucasArts is especially miffed. It’s not too hard to see why either. When you’re hard at work on […]

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  • Nintendo says thanks to E3 press conference attendees

    Nintendo’s sent out thank you cards to attendees of the company’s E3 press conference, signed personally by Reggie, Cammie and Denise Kaigler, as you can see on Kotaku. “THANK YOU for attending our E3 media briefing,” says the card. “Nintendo aims to bring people engaging experiences…to make them smile…and we hope we provided you at […]

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  • Lower review scores for Gears PC is "bullshit," says Capps

    Speaking at E3, Epic boss Mike Capps expressed dismay at the fact the PC version of Gears of War scored lower than the 360 game, saying the desktop outing was “much better” and the fact it achieved lower marks was “bullshit.” “I think it’s bullshit,” he told MundoRare. “Because what we did was take a […]

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  • Square wants FFXIII on 360 because of "the success of our console," says Microsoft

    Speaking at E3 Xbox global marketing director Albert Pennello scotched rumours that any kind of “behind the scenes” maneuvering has gone on to get FFXIII on 360, saying that Square simply can’t ignore the machine’s install base. “I think a lot of people assume a lot of things about why Square made that announcement,” he […]

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  • Best of E3 winners announced

    On Kotaku. Fallout 3 won game of the show, Mirror’s Edge won best original game and LBP won best console game. Congrats to all. Take a look.

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  • Riccitiello: EA has the best title plan in the industry

    Speaking to MTV at E3, EA boss John Riccitiello said that he believes EA has the best content plan of any games publisher. Well he would, wouldn’t he? What we’ve been focusing on is making the world’s most creative and innovative games,” he said. “Making sure we put the creators first — because that’s how […]

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  • Hollenshead: E3 was a disappointment to everyone

    Speaking to Kotaku at QuakeCon, id boss Todd Hollenshead has joined the “E3 was shit” chorus by saying that… E3 was shit. “E3 this year, in my opinion, it was pretty much disappointing to everybody,” he said. “The press were disappointed, the people I talked to in the industry are disappointed. Almost everyone agrees that […]

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E3 2008 Latest

  • Moore: E3 “was a lot better last year” than ’07 or ’08

    EA Sports president Peter Moore has said last year’s E3 was miles “better” than the 2007 and 2008 versions of the US show.

  • Hines: Fallout 3 tradeshow demos can be frustrating

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines has admitted that showing RPGs like Fallout 3 at tradeshows like E3 and Games Convention can be a frustrating business. “Sometimes, yeah,” he told VG247, when asked if showing such a large game to people in such a short space of time was problematic. “We had a lot of discussions about E3. […]

  • Hines: Leipzig showing was “just as important as E3″ for Fallout 3

    Bethesda’s Peter Hines reckons Games Convention’s just as important as E3 for games like Fallout 3. He told us so in Germany. “It’s hugely important to ‘do well’ here… to get a lot of people to see it and get excited about it,” he said. “It’s just as important as E3 was. E3 was important […]

  • Wright: E3 “like a zombie at this point”

    In an interview with GI at last week’s Games Convention, Sims and Spore creator Will Wright said that the everyone’s favourite whipping boy, E3, isn’t even dead. It’s undead. “It almost feels like a zombie at this point; it’s the walking dead,” said Wright. “It’s such an abrupt end to what was E3, which had […]

  • Yoshida: E3 isn’t “the show” any more

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention yesterday, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said that E3′s importance for the firm in terms of announcements has diminished in favour of a global approach. “It’s always important to have something exciting for each key event that we have, and this Games Convention is really gaining lots of […]

  • David Cage talks Heavy Rain

    Norwegian site Game Reactor has an exclusive interview with Heavy Rain creative director, David Cage. There’s nothing really new in there. The interview was conducted just before Cage was to show the game to the US press behind closed doors at E3. However, he did confirm that Quantic Dreams will be officially announcing the game […]

  • Dunaway: E3 performance a disappointment

    Speaking with VGChartz, NoA marketing boss Cammie Dunaway told how the company was “disappointed with our performance at E3″ and how she wished Nintendo had announced Pikmin 3 on stage. “I would say the message is we were disappointed with our performance at E3,” said Dunaway. “There were titles like Wario which we think will […]

  • LucasArts not too happy about Wii MotionPlus

    Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus add-on came as a shock to everyone – including publishers. So it’s not too surprising that a few aren’t exactly feeling buddy-buddy with Nintendo at the moment. Game Informer (via NeoGAF), however, claims that LucasArts is especially miffed. It’s not too hard to see why either. When you’re hard at work on […]

  • Nintendo says thanks to E3 press conference attendees

    Nintendo’s sent out thank you cards to attendees of the company’s E3 press conference, signed personally by Reggie, Cammie and Denise Kaigler, as you can see on Kotaku. “THANK YOU for attending our E3 media briefing,” says the card. “Nintendo aims to bring people engaging experiences…to make them smile…and we hope we provided you at […]

  • Lower review scores for Gears PC is “bullshit,” says Capps

    Speaking at E3, Epic boss Mike Capps expressed dismay at the fact the PC version of Gears of War scored lower than the 360 game, saying the desktop outing was “much better” and the fact it achieved lower marks was “bullshit.” “I think it’s bullshit,” he told MundoRare. “Because what we did was take a […]

  • Square wants FFXIII on 360 because of “the success of our console,” says Microsoft

    Speaking at E3 Xbox global marketing director Albert Pennello scotched rumours that any kind of “behind the scenes” maneuvering has gone on to get FFXIII on 360, saying that Square simply can’t ignore the machine’s install base. “I think a lot of people assume a lot of things about why Square made that announcement,” he […]

  • Best of E3 winners announced

    On Kotaku. Fallout 3 won game of the show, Mirror’s Edge won best original game and LBP won best console game. Congrats to all. Take a look.

  • Riccitiello: EA has the best title plan in the industry

    Speaking to MTV at E3, EA boss John Riccitiello said that he believes EA has the best content plan of any games publisher. Well he would, wouldn’t he? What we’ve been focusing on is making the world’s most creative and innovative games,” he said. “Making sure we put the creators first — because that’s how […]

  • Hollenshead: E3 was a disappointment to everyone

    Speaking to Kotaku at QuakeCon, id boss Todd Hollenshead has joined the “E3 was shit” chorus by saying that… E3 was shit. “E3 this year, in my opinion, it was pretty much disappointing to everybody,” he said. “The press were disappointed, the people I talked to in the industry are disappointed. Almost everyone agrees that […]

  • Boom Blox probably coming to other consoles, says Riccitiello

    Speaking to MTV at E3, EA boss John Riccitiello said that it’s likely we’re going to see Steven Spielberg puzzler Boom Blox migrating from Wii in time. “We haven’t made announcements on that front, he said. “Frankly, its original design was all about the control of the [Wii] wand. But there are other ways to […]

  • Microsoft: Microtransactions for Avatars “may be in the future”

    Uh oh. Microsoft’s John Schappert gave an unnerving answer to VentureBeat when asked at E3 whether or not Xbox Live’s Avatar’s will come with microtransactions attached. “That may be in the future,” he said. “In the near term, we want to launch these with great customization and a great library of accessories this fall. “I […]

  • Hype overwhelming: The Conduit brings home truckload of E3 awards

    This one’s already almost guaranteed to sell through the roof, but why not give it one more push? GoNintendo sends word that High Voltage Software has made a few new additions to its trophy case. Says the press release: “In a limited showing throughout the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Media and Business Summit, The Conduit […]

  • Molyneux: Three more Fable games planned

    Speaking in the GameTrailers interview after the break, Peter Molyneux confirms that Lionhead has plans for another three Fable games. “We’ve got plans for Fable three, four and five,” he says, adding, “it’s actually a big story arc.” See for yourself. It’s around the 5.10 mark. Thanks X3F.

  • Jumpgate Evolution combat, ship control and environments shown in videos

    There are two videos after the break of associate product manager Tim Hodges demoing the NetDevil’s space-based MMO, Jumpgate Evolutiuon, at E3. The footage shows the first real look at the title being played, and fluid combat is the name of the game. Hodges says in the second movie that Jumpgate’s playable with a joystick, […]

  • New 10-minute Resident Evil 5 gameplay vid posted

    In two parts after the break. They’ve been lifted from Videogamer.com from the stamps, and even though they’re shot off-screen the game just stinks of quality. There’s loads to look at in there, so take your time.

  • Hines on Fallout 3 E3 press response: “I think we’re pretty pleased”

    Talking to VG247 today, Bethesda’s Peter Hines said the firm’s “pretty pleased” with the press reaction to Fallout 3 from E3, and that many journalists we shocked they could actually play the game. “I think we’re pretty pleased,” said Hines. “A lot of folks that came to the booth were surprised they were getting to […]

  • Reeves: PS3 has the best line-up

    Speaking to MCV at E3 last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said today that he believes PS3 has the best line-up based on the platform holder showings at E3 last week. “I think from what Jack Tretton said, the reaction has been well summarised by Yahoo, who said that in terms of games, the competition […]

  • Square rubbishes claims of FFXIII PC version

    Despite a slew of reports “confirming” Final Fantasy XIII for Windows in the past 24 hours, Square Enix has told VG247 this morning that nothing of the sort is planned. “We have no current plans to release Final Fantasy XIII for PCs,” said a company rep. The chatter appears to have arisen from the fact […]

  • Moore adds voice to consumer E3 parade

    EA Sports’ Peter Moore, posting on his blog, has added voice to an increasing chorus of industry-watchers calling for a consumer component to E3. “We’re confident that we can work with the ESA to make this right. There are important meetings ahead that we think will be substantive and be productive in finding the right […]

  • New Samba di Amigo trailer and screens released

    They’re from last week’s E3 and GamersHell has them. It all looks very “shaky shaky” to us, but any game that let’s you play as a grinning, sombrero-topped monkey gets a double thumbs up. Sega’s Sonic Team behind it too. All good. See for yourselves. By Mike Bowden

  • Sega: “E3 was like being in a hospital corridor”

    Speaking to MCV recently, Sega of America president Simon Jeffery commended the efforts of this year’s E3, but compared the atmosphere of the event itself to being in a hospital corridor. “E3 was a strange beast this year,” he said. “We had an extremely strong product showing, had some great meetings, and got our messaging […]

  • Bungie president “certainly didn’t agree” with decision to postpone Halo E3 reveal

    Oh, fucking hell. Bungie’s Harold Ryan’s told Eurogamer that Don Mattrick’s idea that Bungie wasn’t miffed at being pulled from the Microsoft E3 conference is a load of bollocks. “Keeping things clean, I certainly didn’t agree with the decision to delay our news until sometime after E3,” said the developer’s boss. “Bungie is always concerned […]

  • Microsoft’s Mattrick: When I said we’d win, I meant it

    Speaking to Eurogamer at E3, Xbox boss Don Mattrick reiterated in capital letters his claim that Xbox 360 will win this console generation against PS3. “Yes, absolutely,” he said when asked if he meant 360 would beat PS3 on a global level. “It gets boring getting asked the same question from different people all the […]

  • Hirai calls out Mattrick on E3 generation win claim

    Speaking to MCV at E3, Sony boss Kaz Hirai’s questioned Xbox head Don Mattrick’s claim that Xbox 360 will outsell PS3 this generation, saying the American exec needs to clarify the statement. “The key word there is this ‘lifecycle’ or ‘this generation’,” said Hirai. “As you probably know, we’re working on a ten-year lifecycle, we’ve […]

  • Nintendo: Wii storage issues concern geeks, otaku, and – oh – our mainstream audience

    You may remember this ill-advised comment from Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer, saying that only “geeks and otaku” care about Wii storage. Well, among everyone else ever, Reggie Fils-Aime strongly disagrees with his statement. “We have a consumer base who loves virtual console,” Nintendo of America’s commander-in-chief told MTV Multiplayer. “We have a […]