This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, it has been a year of 3s. We have seen
Gears of War3, Fable 3, the third installment of the Assassin's Creed family and The Sims 3 coming to the console. Nintendo took this a step farther and announced the Nintendo 3DS.
The 3DS is different from previous DS family changes because this is the first time Nintendo has done a real upgrade on the hardware. In the past, we went from the original DS to the DS Lite, which just made the handheld lighter and smaller. The DSi made the screens a little bigger and added the extra camera. The DSi XL gave us even bigger screens, but the hardware was still the same as the original. That is not the case this time.
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This year's Nintendo Keynote kicked off with Regie Fils-amie unveiling a new Zelda game for the Wii console, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Just when you thought you had mastered the Master Sword, Nintendo has changed up the control scheme to reflect the capabilities of Wii Motion Plus.
In the live demo by Miamoto we saw that the player will need to use the new controls to their advantage in order to put down the enemies of Hyrule. For example, enemies with weapons will actually use them for defense as well as attacking. Therefore, you have to swing your sword in such a way that you will hit the enemies opening.
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At last year's
E3, Microsoft was big on making the Xbox 360 the center of all family entertainment in the living room, by announcing the additions of Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, the integrated Zune Marketplace and the then-named Project Natal - now Kinect for Xbox 360. We were all in agreeance that moving into 2010, Microsoft would be in a perfect position to further their stance as the premier entertainment console for the family.
It seems that Microsoft has definitely progressed in that mission by announcing at this year's E3 the partnership between Xbox 360 and ESPN.
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Last night the highlight of Ubisoft's presentation was showing us the trailer for the new installment of the
Assassin's Creed series entitles Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The trailer at first seemed to be just like all the rest of the AC trailers. You see an assassin in the traditional all white assassin get-up, walking through a crowd, showing who he's after you know the deal. But then you see a shot of a guard spotting the assassin- who happens to be Ezio from the second game- and begins to take aim, until suddenly it seems the guard is mysteriously disposed of.
For the full
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhod preview, hit the break!
You may remember
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn being officially revealed at last year's E3, and not much else was mentioned on the topic. Today, however, Nintendo featured the first video of the upcoming epic in their keynote speech. Naturally, Golden Sun has made the transition to full 3D, along with the series' famous Djinn battle animations.
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It is another week and once again I am going to write about how excited I am for BioWare's MMO
Star Wars: The Old Republic to finally grace us gamers with it's presence. This week thanks to E3 I now have a reasons that everyone should be excited for. Some critics of the game, namely old Star Wars Galaxies veterans, have been concerned with the lack of player housing. Today BioWare has gotten rid of any reason to worry about where you're characters will virtually sleep while you aren't out exploring the galaxy. Because it looks like every character on TOR will be getting their own ship!
What will you be able to use your ship for exactly? Well... we don't exactly know yet, but BioWare did say that we would be able to use them as a base of operations, as well as a way to get around the galaxy. Will we be able to let fellow players board our ship and possibly show off trophies and the fruit of our endeavors? We will just have to wait and see to get those questions answered possibly later in the week.
Star Wars news, hit the break.