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E3 2014 Live Coverage (June 10-12th)


Joystiq Presents: One missed call

In the latest episode, Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) talks with Weekend Editor Thomas Schulenberg (@T_Schulenberg) about the years leading to him joining... Read more

Latest Rainbow Six: Siege trailer nearly blows the roof off

Ostensibly a showcase for E3 hype, this Rainbow Six: Siege trailer depicts all the neat ways in which police can wreck a suburban home in the pur... Read more

Evolve wins E3 Game Critics Awards, PS4 leading platform

As voted on by 29 publications, here are the winners of the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3. Spoilers: Evolve won quite a few, along with No Man's Sk... Read more

Natural selection: Evolve leads E3 Game Critics Awards nominations

Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve notched six nominations in this year's E3 Game Critics Awards, including Best Online Multiplayer and Best Action Game. Th... Read more

Nintendo CEO to miss shareholders meeting following major surgery

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata underwent surgery last week to remove a bile duct growth, and as a result he will miss the company's upcoming... Read more

Playing virtual beer pong with Control VR

Virtual reality in video games is all about new technology that places players within an interactive digital environment. By now, most know about O... Read more

Suda51 and Let It Die's carousel of death

From the sound of it, GungHo Online and Grasshopper Manufacture's PS4 exclusive Let It Die is some sort of giant death recycling program. As we det... Read more

You can't cover your eyes in Oculus Rift, a study of Alien: Isolation

With Oculus Rift dev kit 2.0, the world of Alien: Isolation appears more real than ever before – you peer around dark corners by tilting your... Read more

Hello Games wants No Man's Sky to surprise you

We still don't know much about No Man's Sky, but after seeing a live demonstration we can say it was one of the most intriguing projects on display... Read more

Watch Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's E3 demo

Snake? Yo, Snake? Snake! Oh, there you are. Hey Snake, check it: You've read our E3 preview of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and its a... Read more

Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity looks old, and that's good news

Pitched as a return to the days of games like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment – isometric RPGs developed on BioWare's Infin... Read more

Conan 'Clueless Gamer' O'Brien luges through E3

Conan O'Brien may have not been the only clueless gamer at E3, but the TV star's take on gaming's annual LA-palooza is always worth a watch. After ... Read more

Crystal Dynamics sheds light on Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

During E3 last week, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix came out of left field by announcing not only a new Tomb Raider, but also a new Lara Croft ga... Read more

Snooping brought Grim Fandango to PS4 & Vita

One of the most pleasant surprises at E3 2014 was the announcement that LucasArts' beloved adventure game Grim Fandango is coming to PS4 and Vi... Read more

No Man's Sky: Name your own dinosaur, get eaten by it

A 10 minute, hands-off demonstration is not enough time to take in No Man's Sky. I know that because 10 minutes is about all I've seen, and I still d... Read more

Sherlock Holmes and The Case for Trying New Games

Walking the show floor of the LA Convention Center, you see games that take you by surprise. Maybe these games didn't have the budget to promote as v... Read more

Night in the Woods' snappy dialogue inspired by Twitter

The protagonist of side-scrolling adventure game Night in the Woods is a cat named Mae. Like the other characters in the game, Mae acts more human th... Read more

Monster Hunter reaches new heights with bug-shooting pogo stick

To some, each subsequent version in Capcom's Monster Hunter series only adds a few new beasts, weapons and gear while maintaining one core concept: S... Read more

Midnight Star is a mobile FPS that works (no, really)

From the mind that co-created the Halo universe, Midnight Star is a robust, alien-infested first-person shooter – for mobile devices. Wait, whe... Read more

Sports-platformer #IDARB takes Twitch chat trolling to a new level

The last thing I expected to see during my playthrough of Other Ocean's #IDARB at E3 last week was an airbrushed Rick Astley strolling across the s... Read more

Far Cry 4 is Far Cry 3's worst enemy

In Far Cry 3, you are the savior that fell from the sky. Unfortunately, you are also Jason Brody, the rich white kid diving out of an airplane joyrid... Read more

10 Years Gone: Today is Joystiq's most decadent birthday

Shunted out of the Los Angeles sunshine and E3's all-encompassing embrace, the Joystiq crew returned to their respective homelands over the weekend, ... Read more

Persona's demon designer wants your opinion

Shigenori Soejima is the man behind the distinctive look behind super stylish games like Persona 4, Persona 5 and Catherine. Yes, he's the man you th... Read more

Cartoonish Cuphead fills up on new trailer, has hopes for Master System port

Cuphead, the first game from StudioMDHR, received a stylish new trailer and screens last week that puts its 1930's-inspired design on display. The ... Read more

E3 2014 had more attendees, fewer exhibitors than last year

While we've already covered some of the weirdest stories from E3 2014, here's another eyebrow-raiser from this year's big video games conference: whi... Read more

The next Adventure Time game is a link to the past

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will be the first in the WayForward-developed series under publisher Little Orbit, and a new name ... Read more

E3 2014 round-up: Weird tales from Los Angeles

Had you been on the floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center this year, you would have heard one question, echoing from journalist to journalist: "... Read more

Oculus CEO: 'We invited' Sony to see Oculus prototypes

Oculus VR isn't threatened by Sony's rival virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, and Oculus even invited Sony to check out its own internal... Read more

Farming Simulator devs go against the grain

When you think about games with an active modding community, you likely think of heavy-hitters like Skyrim, Counter-Strike and the like. Dig a little... Read more

Evolve's new Kraken monster is a 'flying squid magician'

When I played Evolve during PAX East, I lost. I was playing as Goliath, an aptly named brute of a monster, well-suited for up-close-and-personal atta... Read more

E3 Info


This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo will follow the trajectory of mainstream mega-games, culminating in the largest, loudest show yet.

Joystiq will be on-site, gathering as much information as can fit on our humble website. We'll cover the indies, the sequels, the ports and the sports, so hang out with us as we dismantle this year's E3.