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E3 2008

Nintendo will not hold large E3 presentation this year

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced in a financial results presentation that the company is not planning on holding a large presentation at E3 this year.

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E3 2008 headlines

  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist response has been "uninformed" and a "kneejerk reaction"

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist is in a difficult position. The game must atone for the failings of previous title Conviction, whilst bringing something new to the table. Ubisoft showed off a torture scene at E3, but much of the response has been negative.

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  • New ArmA III videos showcase awesome visuals and British weather

    Awesome visuals and British weather.  Yes, I just put those two things in the same sentence.

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  • Sony: "We should never say never" about a smaller and cheaper PS3

    Do you enjoy your PS3 slim but wish that it was somehow even slimmer and cost even less?!

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  • The Weekly Wrap – Nintendo's next, Portal 2, DRM

    We’re dedicating this week to Jade Empire 2. Goodnight, sweet prince. Here’s some other things that happened this week as well.

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  • ESA clamps down on E3 ticket scalping, stops pre-mailing

    Everybody wants to go to E3, but this year it’s going to be harder to slip in unnoticed: the ESA has introduced a new ticketing system in order to combat counterfeit, scalped, and misplaced badge passes, and will no long pre-mail badges to journalists.

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  • Video - Skate 3 goes Lord of the Rings

    Skate 3′s first commercial has been released, and the guys behind it appear to have been watching too much Lord of the Rings.

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  • E3 still on despite California's swine flu concerns

    E3 organizers say the show must go on, despite the State of Emergency issued by ‘governator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger over swine flu concerns. “The 2009 E3 Expo is progressing as planned,” an ESA spokesperson told MCV. “Public health officials are taking all appropriate steps and we continue to follow their direction on all measures. “We look […]

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  • Blizzard: Ongoing games dev more important than attending E3

    Following news today that Blizzard won’t be attending E3 this summer, the company has told VG247 that working on its games is preferable to having a presence at the show. “[Regarding] E3, our current focus is on the ongoing development of Diablo III, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft,” said Blizzard US PR boss Bob […]

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  • Geoff Keighley: Spike Videogame Awards’ “goal” to be bigger than E3

    Oh, Geoff Keighley: you so crazy! The Gametrailers TV host has decided to toss his young, upstart award show in the ring with wily veteran E3. Not only that, he sees E3 — new E3, even – crumbling to the canvas in this tussle’s opening stanza. “Spike has made a huge commitment to games and […]

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  • PAX organizers not afraid of new E3, say ESA approaching it from “wrong angle”

    Before yesterday’s announcement of the new E3, many considered Penny Arcade Expo to be “the new E3.” So, now that the industry’s best-known conference has popped a few pills and stormed out of the ICU, is PAX feeling the heat? Nope. Not even a bit. “I … can’t imagine it stealing any of our thunder,” […]

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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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  • Lucasarts: No new games at E3 due to "noise"

    Margaret Grohne, director of public relations for LucasArts has said that there is “too much noise surrounding ” E3 and therefore the company will not be showing any new games at the LA event next month. However, she did say that despite the recent layoffs, “internal development of projects is continuing.” More over at Venturebeat. […]

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  • ESA paid $5 million to move E3 from LACC, says site

    According to this Kotaku piece, it cost ESA $5 million to break contract with the LA Convention Center and move E3 to Santa Monica last year. The charge was due to loss of earnings: ESA was contracted to hold the expo at the Convention Center until 2012. The site claims the cost forced up ESA […]

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