In collaboration with gaming partner IGN, YouTube will be giving full live streaming coverage of E3 across all four days at the official E3 Channel, ensuring you won't miss a thing; be it press conferences, product demos, developer interviews and everything else in between.
Not able to watch it live? No problem, there will be playlists made available with all the event highlights thanks to IGN's heavy involvement and lots of hot-from-the-floor E3 reports by games-media partners like Machinima.
The lucky folks at Gizmodo got a chance to go back stage after the opening E3 party last night where Microsoft officially lifted the curtain on Project Natal, now known to be finalised as "Kinect". It was whilst backstage they were able to get up close to Kinect and take some nice shots as well as trying out some of the initial release titles to support the new technology.
Looks like it would be better suited to the Sony camp, but at least it will match up with most plasma and LCD TVs.
You can check out Gizmodo's full gallery of pics at the source link.
In hastily fashion, 2 days prior to E3, Microsoft has already let loose some of its tricks it plans to reveal at the show through several posts and video advertisements.
This short advertisement below, posted up by an international gaming site gives everyone a first look at a new Slim Xbox 360 console coming out.
This upcoming model won't only be smaller, but is also shaped differently with a more angular design on the front and back to give more of an X shape. Not only this, but it's said to come with WiFi built-in, saving people from buying a costly adapter for what should have been a standard feature to begin with. The internal HDD capacity will also be larger at 250GB as standard.
It's been a while now since we have seen any updates to the PS3. The newish PS3 Slim was the last major change to the Sony console. A new listing over the FCC shows that some new models are coming.
Details are scant on the new models right now. What we do know is that there are four new versions including the CECH-2501A and the CECH-2501B. These two are identical save HDD capacity.
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E3 is just around the corner and Nintendo has been saying or a while now that it will unveil the 3DS at the show officially and offer up more details on pricing and specs. The machine is very anticipated and thought to be landing on the market in time for Christmas.
IGN has offered up a list of everything that it knows about the 3DS. Much of it is stuff we already heard like a 3D screen that needs no glasses. However, the publication has talked to several developers who have stated that the device is more powerful than the Wii.
With Computex 2010 behind us, gamers in particular now have something to get excited about. E3 is just around the corner, set to kick off at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 through 17.
With this, game developers have been rushing to get current projects polished off enough to impress the crowds with pre-release demos of their next big hits. This means trailers and teasers are starting to show up on the web now, too.
Below in order are some fresh trailers for a few blockbuster titles many are holding out for; Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3 and Red Faction 4 :-
Way back in 2008 Sony got a lot of us excited when it started to talk about the PlayTV add on for the PS3. The device let you turn the PS3 in to a DVR and watch over the air programs. The big catch was that the device landed in Europe but never came to the US.
Kotaku reports that Sony is now at work on the PlayTV and is working on a new PlayTV 2 according to a Sony producer at Cambridge Studio. There are no details on the PlayTV 2 system to share at this time.
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Microsoft's motion control system called Project Natal has been known about for a long time now. The system is cool and uses a camera to see where the player is an turn that into movement on the screen.
I mentioned earlier this month that the price for Natal was rumored to be about $200. Sources have come forward and told Edge-online that the price will be more like $149.
Sony and HBO announced today that they have teamed up to offer premium HBO shows on the PlayStation network. Typically, the only way you can see these shows is to subscribe to HBO on your cable network or get the DVDs.
The new deal apparently is not exclusive and the programs offered include many of the most popular current and old programs. Shows include True Blood, Rome, Entourage, and The Sopranos. Multiple season of each show are offered.
In our first batch of pre-Computex Taipei 2010 coverage this week, we visited ASRock who had some pretty cool new stuff on display that it will show at the big Asian IT show next week. The second thing we were shown was ASRock AIWI.
A few days ago Google added a PACMAN game to its front page with the Google logo embedded inside the game. It quickly gained rapid recognition and popularity online. Heck, most of the staff here at TweakTown even sat on the Google search page for once not searching, but playing the great game.
Google added PAC-MAN as its logo on the 30th anniversary of the game and due to huge popularity, the search engine giant has decided to keep it up online permanently.
Google said in a blog post, "We've been overwhelmed - but not surprised :) - by the success of our 30th anniversary PAC-MAN doodle. Due to popular demand, we're making the game permanently available at http://www.google.com/pacman. "
I think the coaches got a sick thrill out of seeing the smaller kids get pounded by the bigger kids at dodgeball in middle school. It always seemed like someone was aiming for your nads too. Samsung has set a new world record for the largest game of dodgeball ever.
The game was certified by the Guinness World Record people with a game of two teams with 712 players total. The game had 600 dodgeballs in play. I can't imagine the carnage that the initial volley caused, talk about a target rich environment. I bet one throw took out ten geeks.
I was in elementary school in the 80's and we had Lego's in the room for playtime. We often built guns and cars with them and fought over the wheels and little men. The 80's were also the heyday for arcade gaming like Pac-Man.
Some geeks at Big Ben Bricks have put two of my favorite things from the 80's into one device, and it actually works. The contraption is a video game cabinet that is made from Lego blocks and it actually plays 80's arcade games like Donkey Kong.
The cabinet has a Jamma 48-1 board inside letting it play all kinds of arcade classics like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and more. I doubt it would stand up to an irritated player bashing the buttons.
Steam has been around on the PC for a long time now. The service was both loved and hated by many, but the cool factor of being able to download new games was undeniable. Even if it took way longer to download than it would take to drive to the store and buy frequently.
Steam has recently landed on the Mac and the service has new cross-platform multiple player titles. Steam is announcing that new cross platform titles that include Killing Floor, Altitude, and Madballs in Babo: Invasion.
In celebration, Steam is offering Mac gamers Killing Floor at 33% off for a limited time and Altitude is heading for a free weekend promotion with the game 50% off regular price. More Mac titles are set to hit Steam next week.
We all know that the Nintendo 3DS is coming to market and will be unveiled at E3 next month. The new portable console has 3D graphics along with a 2D mode and the 3D gaming needs no glasses.
Nintendo is gearing up for the launch of the device and has filed trademarks on the 3DSWare and 3DSPlay trademarks. Those two trademarks will take no one by surprise and would fit in along with the WiiPlay that Nintendo already has.
There are lots of gamers out there looking to get their hands on the 3DS console and hopefully it will spawn some competition. We are hearing grumblings that a PSP 2 may be coming soon.
We have been hearing a lot about Project Natal for a while now. The device is a camera for the Xbox 360 that allows the user motion control without holding a controller. New information on the price of the tech has surfaced.
A place holder for Project Natal has been put up on a Scandinavian website that lists the price at 1,499 SEK. That price tag breaks down to about $191 here in the US.
It is worth noting that those countries have very high markups and taxes. Games selling for $60 here go for $80 over there. Still, at least we have some idea of the price will be looking at when the device launches.
You would have to be under a rock to not know that Microsoft has a cool motion sensing controller coming that is a camera and not an actual controller. The camera turns the player into the controller and is called Project Natal.
Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq has let slip that the Natal camera is set to launch in October. He didn't specify an actual date, but we should find that out next month at E3.
He also confirmed that the Natal tech would launch globally at the same time. Natal should be in stores in plenty of time for the holidays.
We knew the Wii Controller Demo app (now known as "Wii Controller IME") was close to being able to interact with Android in a meaningful way, but we certainly didn't expect to see Average Joes playing Donkey Kong on their Nexus One devices this soon. Not that we're kvetching or anything -- and in fact, we'd argue that this landed at a perfect time for you hard-workin' Android owners to give this all a spin over the weekend. Jump on past the break for a look at the setup procedure as well as bona fide proof that a Wiimote and Android can indeed work together for the greater good. Mind those coconuts, though.
Update: Whoa, we just spotted that this app is actually pikipirs' completely free Wiimote Controller app (available now to download in alpha), which just so happened to surface at about the same time as Ryan Frawley's Will Controller IME (also available now). The more the merrier, right?
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