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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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