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E3 2013 - EA Sports have been hyping up there IGNITE engine for sports games all week at E3. The company is so convinced that the engine has revolutionized sports gaming that they have brought several major professional athletes in to endorse EA's games based on their particular sport.
NBA superstar and self-proclaimed King of the court Lebron James appeared in a video in which he held conversation with his virtual self from NBA 2K14. The game features a new physics-based drilling technique that unbinds the hand from the ball. 2K Sports says that this new feature makes the game more realistic as well as the most advanced basketball game ever.
EA says that the footage in the video above is in game footage that is not been pre-rendered. The video goes on the show Lebron doing some massive dunks.
E3 2013 - Nintendo's recently revealed that gaming icon Mega Man would be joining the cast of the Super Smash Bros. franchise which will arrive on Wii U and 3DS in 2014. Mega Man will retain his classic "Blue Bomber" costume complete with Mega Buster, and his many Robot Master abilities. Mega Man's trusty sidekick / pet dog/ robot dog Rush will also be featured in the series.
Mega Man was not the only new character revealed during the show. The Villager from Animal Crossing will also be making way to Super Smash Bros. for those are wondering classic characters such as Samus Aran, Fox McCloud, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Pit, Bowser and Princess Peach, will also be featured.
This year is turning out to be one hell of a year for gamers who love racing games. With new titles in the Forza, Gran Turismo, and Need for Speed, racers will be experiencing some serious sensory overload when trying to pick a single title to play. TweakTown reporter Trace Hagan stopped by the Need for Speed booth at E3 to get us some in-game footage of the new Need for Speed Rivals title.
Rivals, like other racing games we have seen this week features mind blowing graphics, and many cool new features such as seamless integration between solo and online game play. Hopefully we will get a chance to go hands on later this week, so stay tuned to TweakTown for the latest E3 news.
E3 2013 - If the tech demo shown by Epic at NVIDIA's press conference is anything to go by, we have a lot to look forward to. Unreal Engine 4 features numerous NVIDIA PhysX features. The tech demo embedded below was first shown at GDC.
At E3, however, Epic focused on some of the NVIDIA features found in the demo. The graphics are seriously impressive and the entire demo is running in real-time from a single GTX Titan.
E3 2013 - At this year's E3, NVIDIA hosted a press conference with a bunch of developers showing how they used NVIDIA technology in their games. Sony Online Entertainment probably did the best job showing just how PhysX improved the graphical appearance.
The entire demonstration is narrated and quickly shows the difference between the game with and without NVIDIA technology:
E3 2013 - There are always a lot of new games showing up at E3, and this year is no different. We got a chance to check out in-game footage of the upcoming Splinter Cell Blacklist game. This Splinter Cell is likely the best yet.
It gives players the ability to shoot out or turn off lights to increase the amount of shadows for them to hide in. It makes use of PhysX technology to make the shadows look even better. The game looks quite good, but don't take our word for it:
E3 2013 - We got a chance to see Ubisoft's latest trailer for their upcoming Assassin's Creed: Black Flag game. This trailer was originally shown during Ubisoft's press conference on Monday and depicts a different aspect of pirate life and the game. It's a pretty cool and moving trailer.
Take a look for yourself:
E3 2013 - We got a chance to take an extended look at the upcoming DLC for Borderlands 2, which Gearbox is calling the largest DLC ever produced for Borderlands. According to Gearbox, all of the new stuff in this single DLC is more than all previous DLCs combined. However, they note that it is still available for just $10. Take a look at the DLC while a Gearbox spokesperson speaks about it and some of the cool things PhysX did for it.
If you already have the Borderlands 2 season pass, you'll get this DLC for free when it launches. If not, it will cost you just $10.
E3 2013 - At this year's E3, NVIDIA brought a bunch of game developers together to discuss how they implemented NVIDIA technology into their games. The upcoming The Witcher 3 game makes use of Fur technology from NIVIDA that brings real-life behavior to fur and hair. Impressively, this technology can be used on multiple animals without much performance impact. Take a look:
E3 2013 - Microsoft has just one of only two McLaren P1 hybrid supercars at its E3 2013 booth. While the car is absolutely beautiful, it's hard to tell it apart from the version found in Forza 5. On the screen behind the vehicle, they have the in-game version of the P1. As you'll see in the video, telling the difference between the two is nearly impossible. Take a look for yourself:
The good news is that Forza 5 will give many the chance to experience the McLaren P1. While not in person, it looks good enough that you'll feel like you've seen one in person. We don't want to know how much Microsoft had to pay to get the P1 in person...