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E3 2013 Live Coverage (June 10-13th)


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Behind the mic drop: Sony re-wrote E3 script after Microsoft backlash

Sony's E3 2013 press conference was the definition of mic drop – Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton stepped on stage and d... Read more

Breaking down the cost of an E3 booth

Semiformal Studios secured a 600 square foot space on the E3 show floor this year, and it ended up spending $100,000 on the entire show. That figure ... Read more

How 10 indie developers got into E3, legally, with Indies Crash E3

Reserving 600 square feet of space on the show floor of E3 costs $30,000. That's $50 per square foot for the smallest offered space, and it doesn't i... Read more

Murdered: Soul Suspect E3 walkthrough combs the crime scene

Eric Stutter, Senior Design Director at Airtight Games, provides a thorough walkthrough of the E3 demo for Murdered: Soul Suspect above. The advent... Read more

How a couple of indie devs snuck into E3

Two days before E3 began, Steve Swink and Erin Robinson finalized plans to attend the convention. They packed their laptops with the latest builds of... Read more

Destiny sends E3 gameplay walkthrough into the wild

Bungie has sent out its full E3 gameplay demo of Destiny, containing all 12 minutes of footage from the Sony E3 2013 keynote. Within, we get a glim... Read more

Titanfall cleans up in E3 2013 Game Critics Awards

Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall won six awards at E3, besting all competition in every category it was nominated for in the E3 2013 Critics Awards.... Read more

Conan goes to E3, endorses everything

If you're looking for an alternative synopsis of E3, 'Clueless Gamer' Conan O'Brien provided one on his show this week. Keep an eye out for fleetin... Read more

Titanfall dominates Game Critics Best of E3 2013 nominations

Respawn's Titanfall picked up the most nominations ever in this year's Game Critics Best of E3 awards, notching up six compared to the previous recor... Read more

Tiny Brains is the 'Pinky and the Brain' puzzle game that never was

Tiny Brains didn't exist seven months ago – hell, Spearhead Games, the developer of Tiny Brains, didn't exist seven months ago. The studio was ... Read more

Keeping your eyes open in the cold of Company of Heroes 2

After navigating a troubled road alongside former owner and publisher THQ, developer Relic Entertainment has found a new home for its library of titl... Read more

Takedown: Red Sabre bringing tactical shooting back to Steam and XBLA

Indie developer Serellan billed its first-person shooter Takedown: Red Sabre as a "spiritual successor to the original Rainbow Six and SWAT 4" when t... Read more

Super Joystiq Podcast Live 054: Favorites from E3, Reader Picks

The Joystiq crew returns for another live edition of the Super Joystiq Podcast. When the show kicks off at 3pm Eastern, Joystiq editors will di... Read more

Beyond: Two Souls puts on its warpaint

The Beyond: Two Souls demo I played at E3 featured protagonist Jodi Holmes as a CIA operative, undergoing a perilous mission in the war-torn streets ... Read more

Miyamoto unsure where to take F-Zero franchise

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto stalled hopes for a F-Zero return after saying he doesn't know which direction to take with the franchise. Speaking to IG... Read more

Co-Opinion: Dark Souls 2

This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. This edition focused on the E3 2013 demo of Dark Souls 2, from... Read more

Mario Kart 8 drives us up a wall

Mario Kart 8 takes the series in a new direction, which is to say, "sideways." The Wii U's first entry in the franchise introduces the concept of r... Read more

Battlefield 4 'Spectator Mode' jumps into many soldiers' boots

Daniel Matros, producer on Battlefield 4, gives us a look at the new Spectator Mode direct from E3. The voyeur mode is there for those soldiers who... Read more

Here's a first look at the Need for Speed flick

Dreamworks offered a sneak peek of its Need for Speed film at E3, complete with Aaron Paul, flashy cars and flashy car crashing. The question remai... Read more

Titanfall's structure and 'cloud computing' on Xbox One explained

While we were given a quick description of the cloud computing at work in the Xbox One version of Titanfall, we weren't able to get an in-depth ans... Read more

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number unmasked: Blood, drugs, feelings

Don't worry, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is just as violent as Hotline Miami. In fact, it has everything that made Hotline Miami so brilliantly ... Read more

Suda 51 and Grasshopper are using Unreal Engine 4 'heavily'

No More Heroes and Killer is Dead dev Grasshopper Manufacture is "heavily relying" on Unreal Engine 4, with next-gen games in mind. Speaking to Joyst... Read more

Ridiculous Fishing creator reeling from Apple Design Award, talks TU

Vlambeer founders Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman didn't think Ridiculous Fishing would win an Apple Design Award. Sure, it was in the running, but... Read more

Earth Defense Force 2025 adds another cheesy chapter to D3's bug book

With all of the hubbub about next-gen at this year's E3, Earth Defense Force 2025 stood out as the product of an entirely different generation, one w... Read more

Crimson Dragon is Panzer Dragoon with a side of laser-gravy

Grounding Inc's Crimson Dragon already had a lot in common with the Panzer Dragoon series. Given that it was under development by the same core tea... Read more

PlayStation Plus subscription isn't required for auto-updates on PS4

Auto-updates, previously tied to PlayStation Plus on PS3, aren't tied to the paywall on PS4. Speaking to Videogamer at E3, SCEE UK & Ireland MD F... Read more

Plants vs. Zombies 2: it's about time we talked freemium vs. premium

PopCap Games is known for making games that appeal to a mass audience, and perhaps none are more so than Plants vs. Zombies. The cute 'n clever tower... Read more

Thief producer: 'We have a single shot'

In late March, Square Enix cited "weak sales" of big console titles to explain its massive restructuring, which saw the dismissal of now-former Presi... Read more

Navigating the Castle of Illusion with a 3D Mickey Mouse

When players look back on the platformers of yore, it's easy to forget one important thing about them: They're tough. Modern platformers allow infini... Read more

Panzer Dragoon creator wants to make Crimson Dragon RPG

If Crimson Dragon is successful, developer Grounding Inc. hopes it will become a franchise, creator Yukio Futatsugi told Joystiq during E3. When aske... Read more

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