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  1. Gaming

    Conan O’Brien Versus E3 [Video]

    Most videos of E3 focus on the usual types of attendees-- games journalists, developers, PR managers, and booth babes. This year, talk show host and clueless gamer Conan O'Brien crashed the party. He tried out some of the big games on display and spoke to a number of familiar faces, including Microsoft's Major Nelson and the voice of Mario himself, Charles Martinet. It's especially funny to see an outsider's perspective on an event that we scrutinize annually.

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  2. Gaming

    11 Next-Gen Video Games We’re Excited to See at E3 2013

    It's finally here! The Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 for short, has already kicked off with a series of press conferences in the past couple days. Regardless of how you feel about the console war, the Big Three are throwing their weight around as far as video games go. Some are more interesting than others, but there are scads of neat games coming out on next-gen consoles. Here's 11 games that we're particularly hoping we see more of as the first actual day of the show kicks off.

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  3. Gaming

    Three Hundred And Ninety-Nine U.S. Dollars: PS4 Will Retail for $100 Less Than Xbox One

    Let's face it, folks -- I think we were all a little put off by Sony's "unreveal" of the PS4 earlier this year, and no one was particularly impressed when the company tried to steal the Xbox One's thunder with a blurry video of pieces of their own hardware. Credit where credit's due, though -- yesterday at E3, Sony made their time on the big stage count, revealing (for realsies!) the PS4 with a bevy of attractive details, from simple sharing and reselling of your games to a price point of $399 -- $100 lower than Microsoft's new console.

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  4. Gaming

    Sony Unveils Used Game Policy With Handy Instructional Video

    Hot off the announcement at their E3 press conference, Sony's own Adam Boyes tweeted an instructional video to simplify the used game/game sharing policy on the new Playstation 4.

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  5. Gaming

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Dog Has A Name, Various Dog-Like Abilities

    Just as E3 begins, two new gameplay trailers have been released for the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts, one which showcases the game's much-publicized canine companion, Riley. Game footage of the "No Man's Land" level shows Riley in first-person perspective, providing reconnaissance, pouncing on unaware enemies, and barking to distract them so his human allies can take them out. A reassuring "Good boy, Riley" follows some particularly vicious animal-on-human violence.

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  6. Gaming

    Watch All of Today’s E3 Press Conferences Live Right Here [Live Stream]

    It's E3 week, and, well, you know what that means, don't you? It means that starting at 10 am PT today, we'll be bringing you a whole week full of live press conferences, trailers for new games, and new looks  at the latest next gen consoles -- the PS4 and Xbox One -- that are about to leave a smoldering crater in your bank account where 599 U.S. dollars used to be...give or take.

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  7. Gaming

    No Big Press Conference for Nintendo at E3 This Year

    Well, it's hard to call this good news for Nintendo: The storied game company announced late yesterday that it will not be putting on the standard "big goofy to-do" press conference at this year's E3 gaming showcase in Los Angeles.

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  8. Gaming

    Microsoft to Officially Reveal Next-Gen Xbox at May 21st Event

    It's finally time, folks. Microsoft has decided that they're going to pull back the curtain and let us in on "a new generation of games, TV and entertainment." What that actually means is anyone's guess, but they're almost certainly going to try and push whatever's coming next as an all-around device. Regardless, we'll all find out for certain soon enough -- Microsoft's hosting an Xbox reveal event on May 21st.

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  9. Gaming

    Microsoft Posts E3 Countdown Clock, May or May Not Have to Do With New Xbox

    It seems like only yesterday when Microsoft's Xbox 360 was hailed as the pinnacle of video game hardware and left us all waiting in long lines in front of the local Best Buy to bring home the future of gaming entertainment. Sadly, now in 2012, the old girl is starting to show some cracks and is known to make a make a mess in the house from time to time, which is all indicative of a brand new game system on the horizon. It's a forgone conclusion that Microsoft is already hard at work cobbling together the successor to the Xbox 360, but the question really boils down to when this new system will be unveiled. According to an Electronic Entertainment Expo countdown clock that was posted on the blog of Microsoft's Major Nelson yesterday, we may at last get our first glimpse of the next addition in the Xbox family later this year. With that, let the speculation commence!

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  10. Gaming

    Rumor: Microsoft Planning to Launch New Xbox System by Fall 2013

    Having fun playing Halo 4 on your good ol' Xbox 360? You are? Good, good, enjoy it while it lasts because by Thanksgiving of next year, Microsoft is planning to launch the latest iteration of their game system just in time for the holiday shopping season. That and the company wants to relish watching you squirm over the knowledge you're currently playing on a console soon to be out of date within the year.

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  11. Gaming

    A Friendly Reminder: E3 Isn’t For Gamers

    With E3 in full swing, gamers and journalists alike are all over the press conferences and announcements. This year in particular, things have been a little dull. Microsoft's press conference was chiefly concerned with the Xbox as a "media console," and Nintendo's Wii U stuff sort of panders to the Wii Fit-using masses. Many of the hardcore gamers who watch increasingly accessible E3 footage are feeling a little miffed that their interests aren't being catered to. After all, they're the real fans, and E3 is about real gaming, damn it! Well, not really. E3 is a trade show; it's not for gamers.

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  12. Gaming

    What Will Gabe Newell Announce at This Year’s E3? [Video]

    If you're really hoping that head Valve honcho Gabe Newell is going to announce a third game in one of their more popular series at this year's E3, you obviously don't know that Valve can't count to three. YouTube user aekime needed to learn Flash, so aekime made this little animation as both an extremely accurate prediction of what Valve will do come this year's E3, and a way to, you know, learn Flash. Gaben approves.

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  13. Gaming

    We Might Have Just Witnessed the Beginning of the End of Nintendo

    Sony's and Microsoft's conferences were basically par for the course, nothing too surprising, franchises we know and love, like or hate, and a surprisingly low price tag for the PSP 2, now known as the PS Vita. Last, we have Nintendo. They're notoriously awful at E3, leaving us with such amazing memories as using Wii Music as a conference surprise that ultimately fell flat because it was ridiculous. With the news that Nintendo was to show off the Wii's sucessor, known as Project Cafe, surely, this Nintendo conference wouldn't be the widely-perceived failure that many of their previous conferences were, right?

    Well, with only a handful of games shown and announced, none of which being new first party IPs, an E3 presentation that honestly seemed put together the night before the conference, and their new console and controller combo, dubbed the Wii U, I think we might've just witnessed the beginning of the end of Nintendo. It happened once before with the GameCube, but Nintendo had the Nintendo DS and Wii rushing in to save the day. This time around? The Nintendo 3DS only launched a few months ago, so a new handheld can't really rush in and save the day. If the Wii U fails, a new console can't come rushing in to save the day like the Wii did, and it seems like this would be it for Nintendo. It is admittedly difficult to predict if a weird concept will succeed or fail, but after that press conference, it seems like Nintendo neither cares about either market of gamers (hardcore or casual), nor has any idea what they're doing anymore. If Nintendo flounders this generation, we can look back at this conference and pinpoint the exact moment in time their downfall began.

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  14. Gaming

    Sony’s E3 2011 Keynote Recap

    We've seen what Microsoft had (or didn't have, depending on how disappointed you were) to offer from this year's E3. Did Sony do any better? The short of it: It was similarly predictable, though it did have a few more interesting surprises -- the price and date of the PSP2, otherwise known as the NGP, now officially known as the PS Vita have been set, and Sony matched Nintendo's flailing 3DS in price with a $249 price tag on the non-3G PS Vita model and a $299 price tag on the 3G-enabled model. An honestly stunning move, considering the Vita's tech is far more powerful than the tech inside the 3DS and must be much more expensive to produce. They also announced a 24-inch PlayStation brand 3D television and 3D glasses bundle for the (again) honestly low price of $499. As for games, everything we already knew about: Uncharted 3 looked great, the previously-mentioned God of War PSP games bundle is indeed coming to the PS3, BioShock Infinite will include Move functionality and come with a free copy of BioShock, the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD remake bundle got dated for September, and there was a bunch of PS Vita news, as well as a few new games and added Move support. Jack Tretton also gave a sincere, though kind of awkward, apology regarding the recent PlayStation Network hack mess.

    Are you ready to dive into Sony's presser?

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  15. Gaming

    Watch Nintendo’s E3 Presentation [Live Video]

    Nintendo's E3 presentation is live and underway right now; though they've led off with small things, the two big questions on people's mind are 1. what Project Cafe, Nintendo's next-gen console, will be like, and 2. if there's any new magic in store for the 3DS, which lacked strong launch titles. We'll have a full recap later. Check it out postjump:

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