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E3 recap video picks out the show's lowlights

We're likely to keep hearing about the highlights of all the big companies' respective E3 press conferences for the foreseeable future. Why don't we take a moment to look back at said presentations' lowlights, which have been compiled in the video posted after the jump?...

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E3 2011 spurs half a million PlayStation Home visits

We like to make fun of PlayStation Home, but it turns out if you put cool stuff there, people will log in. VentureBeat reports over 500,000 people showed up for the festivities, which included interviews and gameplay demonstrations of what was on offer on the E3 show floor, plus a live stream of...

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Zoom in on these SpyParty Joystiq E3 meetup stats

Playing SpyParty at the Joystiq E3 2011 reader meetup may have been a lot of fun, but it was also serious business. As it turns out, attendees were not only having a good time; they were helping SpyParty developer Chris Hecker collect some important data. During our roughly three hour shindig,...

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Shinobi preview: The re-revenge of Shinobi

If you've heard that the new 3DS Shinobi game feels exactly like the original -- or any Shinobi game to date -- you've heard wrong. Even though it's published by Sega and it's about a ninja, Griptonite's new Shinobi is definitely a modern action game. It does take some inspiration from the...

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations trailer sets the harbor on fire

During Ubisoft's E3 presser, we watched an elderly Ezio set an entire dock ablaze in Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Thanks to a just released developer walkthrough of the same demo, now you can join us in the pyromaniacal madness. Head past the break -- and bring a lighter!...

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Risen 2: Dark Waters preview: Murky depths

There's an interesting trend lately of hardcore PC RPGs coming out of Europe, of which The Witcher 2 is only the latest and greatest so far. One of the earliest entries in this sort of splinter genre was 2001's Gothic, a game that was extremely popular among its European audience despite being...

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Kirby Wii preview: King Dedede, you, and me

It's hard to speak about Kirby Wii without a tinge of regret, and harder still to do so after seeing this video of a very similar, cancelled Kirby title for the GameCube. The game was never quite "cancelled" per se, but it was put on hold for quite some time while its developer, HAL Laboratory,...

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Cave Story 3D preview: Pixel goes polygonal

I'll admit it: my excitement about a new version of Cave Story to play on the 3DS was tempered a bit by fears that it wouldn't turn out right. To put it more directly, my excitement was tempered by the first screenshots of Cave Story 3D. But upon playing the remake, it was immediately evident...

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Wii U won't have DVD or Blu-ray playback, will include social media functionality

We already knew that the Wii U's games wouldn't be coming on DVD (like the Xbox 360) or Blu-ray (like the PlayStation 3), but we didn't know that Nintendo's next console wouldn't be able to play video from either format. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed as much in a recent investor...

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon media is full of bugs

Bugs don't have emotions. Bugs don't have a sense of right and wrong. All they know is that our delicious human bones are delicious. And that's why we've gotta kill 'em all ... apparently....

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