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  • FFXIII's 360 version only a few months old

    FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase told GiantBomb at E3 that work only started on FFXIII’s 360 version when the game’s Japanese demo was released. “Up to the trial demo version that was released [in April] in Japan, [FFXIII] was PS3-only in terms of development,” he said. “The Xbox 360 version is definitely following after the PS3 […]

  • Watch a thirty-minute demo for Darksiders: Wrath of War

    There’s a 30-minute demo for Darksiders: Wrath of War posted after the break. Shows loads of swordplay and the like, with the lead designer and creative director chatting to Gamespot about it at E3. The game’s set in a post apocalyptic demon filled world where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed, stripped […]

  • DiRT 2 gameplay trailer from E3 shows loads of racing

    Of course the DiRT 2 gameplay trailer shows loads of racing. What else would it show? Has stunts, cheering fans, roll-overs, you name it. It’s posted after the break courtesy of GameTrailers. Expect it to drift into stores in September.

  • Tetris creators talk multiplayer for the series, making it a sport

    Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and founding partner Henk Rogers were at E3 last week, and while having a bit of a chat with Kotaku about the future of the classic puzzler, Rogers revealed that he would like to see the title become more than just a game. The latest iteration of the series is a […]

  • Tretton: "People don’t respect confidentiality in this industry"

    Sony boss Jack Tretton’s had a bit of a boohoo to CNBC about the fact his E3 press conference got spunked all over the internet before he got anywhere near the LA stage. “People don’t respect confidentiality in this industry,” says Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America. “It’s tough enough […]

  • Shane Kim says Natal launch will be as big as Xbox 360's

    Shane Kim has said that when Project Natal launches it will be as big of a deal as when Xbox 360 hit the market. “Conceptually, the launch of Natal will be like the launch of Xbox 360,” he told Kotaku at E3. “It’s going to be that big. We’re not just going to ship it […]

  • EA boss: Bizarre's Blur is "completely underwhelming"

    This won’t end well. Patrick Soderlund, senior VP of EA Games Europe and dev lead on Need for Speed: Shift, told VG at E3 that he’s baffled by Bizarre Creations’ Blur and that his game is “better” than Forza 3. “Let me tell you this,” he said, sounding very pumped. “I think Split/Second looks great. […]

  • Other M is a "more traditional" Metroid, says Reggie

    Team Ninja Metroid remake Other M marks a return to the series’s “traditional” values, NoA boss the Reggie “Double-Bomb” Fils-Aime told Gamespot at E3. “A year ago, someone could have asked me, ‘What’s going on with Metroid?’ When are we going to go back to the more traditional Metroid series versus the path that we […]

  • Newell: Left 4 Dead updates to continue despite sequel

    Speaking to G4, Valve boss Gabe Newell’s assured that Left 4 Dead content updates are to continue despite the fact a controversial sequel’s on the way. “From a customer’s perspective, we think that given the sort of insane popularity of Left 4 Dead, that people are going to be super excited about getting a sequel […]

  • Assassin's Creed has sold 8 million copies

    Speaking to Joystiq at E3, Assassin’s Creed II producer Patrice Désilets has confirmed just how popular the original game actual was. “We sold some eight million copies of it, you know,” he said. Apparently the king of understatement, he added: “Some people really enjoyed and loved the game.” Assassin’s Creed II looked very awesome at […]

  • Ubisoft provides more details for Your Shape

    Ubisoft announced Your Shape at E3 last week, and today the publisher has detailed the game and its technology a bit more. “The game will scan your body and then project the image onto the TV, creating a personalized and interactive workout”, said a company statement. “Based on your specific body shape analysis, fitness level […]

  • Valve says PS3 is too complex for game development

    Valve says that developing games for PS3 is too complex for the firm, and it wants to focus on experiences instead. We have all heard this from the firm before, but a recent chat with designer Tom Leonard at E3 pretty much reiterated the fact. “The PC and the 360 are just more straightforward,” he […]

  • Sony had "no other choice" but to include Blu-ray in PS3

    PlayStation mega-chief Kaz Hirai told the Guardian at E3 last week that Blu-ray was the only choice for PS3’s drive. “Purely from a gaming standpoint there was no other choice for us,” he said. “Why? The capacity of the disc. Last year’s Metal Gear Solid 4 was pushing 50GB as it was. If it was […]

  • ESA research shows 68% of Americans play games

    The ESA handed out its annual handbook of Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry at E3 this year. It’s a nice little book that details the demographics, facts, figures, and what customers purchased in 2008. Here are just some of the numbers. Parenting and content data is posted after the break courtesy […]

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