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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 devoted his finale speech to tearing down the contentious DRM, always-online and used-game restrictions that Microsoft had just announced for the Xbox ...

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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 may be shocking – because it's so low. "If we hadn't second-guessed everything, worked really hard, and gotten clever it would have been abou...

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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 include other necessary costs – fees for the E3 management company GES, union labor and various red tape – which can add up to $15,000. Mor...

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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 adventure game revolves around a detective who must solve his own murder – as a ghost. The E3 walkthrough of Murdered: Soul Suspect is lengthy, spa...

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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 their games, Scale and Gravity Ghost, threw some clothes in a suitcase, and started the six-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles, Californ...

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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 glimpse of some combat, the remnants of humanity following the collapse of its Golden Age and that Peter Dinklage-sounding AI companion....

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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. Titanfall is the first game to win six awards in the history of the E3 Critics Awards, snatching Best in Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game,...

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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 fleeting appearances from Hohokum, Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Mario Kart 8, and the "tragic" Charles Martinet....

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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 record of five. The multiplayer mech-stuffed shooter is up for Best of Show, and is one of 16 nominations for publisher EA. Endeavoring to stand tall ag...

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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 founded in December by a trio of AAA deserters, including Dead Space 3 Game Designer Malik Boukhira and Assassin's Creed 3 Design Director Simon Darve...

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