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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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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 IGN at E3, Miyamoto said there's "only so much capacity" within Nintendo's internal staff, where the next hypothetical entry would likely be developed. ...

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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 relativistic gravity – an idea not entirely foreign to Mario himself – to the vehicular antics enjoyed by Nintendo's mascots. It also ma...

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Co-opinion: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (E3 2013)

This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. Dave Hinkle: As far as piggy back rides go, I think I've had the best one of my life in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U. You made me feel safe during our E3 demo, Jordan. You protected me. Jord...

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Hometown Story hopes to recapture that Harvest Moon magic

The Natsume booth feels more than a little out of place amid the murder and mayhem that defines the E3 show floor experience. For those weary of the pulsing music, constant explosions and gruff voice-overs blasting from every ear-level speaker in sight, Natsume's display of gentle, colorful games...

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E3 2013 wrap-up with Joystiq and Engadget

E3 2013 is officially at an end. There was a lot to take in, so join Joystiq Reviews Editor Richard Mitchell and Engadget Senior Associate Editor Ben Gilbert as they do their best to encapsulate everything that went down this year. They talk about the showings from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, ...

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EA: Wii U's lack of Madden, FIFA a 'rational' business decision

Nintendo's Wii U is struggling in sales and support. During an interview this week at E3 with Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America's head of corporate communications, we noted that the Wii U's lack of Madden this year puts it in the company of Sega's ill-fated Dreamcast. EA currently has no games...

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Super Smash Bros: What happens when Kirby eats Mega Man is 'classified'

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai may have been forthcoming about the new Super Smash Bros' lack of cross-platform play, but when it came to the really important information, he was still pretty cagey. For example, what could be more important than finding out what happens when Kirby eats ...

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Reconstructing crimes in Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros. Montreal is bringing a new side-mission distraction to Batman: Arkham Origins that will pique the interests of those who've enjoyed the forensic focus of Rocksteady's games. At E3 I put on my detective cowl to try out the new "Crime Reconstruction" mechanic. It began, as it so oft...

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