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E3 2010 - Star Wars: The Old Republic

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Josh Henry

E3 2010 - Star Wars: The Old Republic

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.

For more Star Wars news, hit the break.

E3 2010 - They All Said I Would Never Be A Jedi

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Josh Henry

E3 2010 - They All Said I Would Never Be A Jedi

A short while ago in a state far far away from Florida, us here at PLuGHiTz Live! got a chance to see a sneak peek of Lucas Arts new Star Wars based project utilizing the newly named Kinect. If you didn't get to see it yourself in the comfort of your homes, I suggest you start searching for the footage now.

While the Lucas Arts representative didn't give any details besides the fact that it would be coming to us in 2011, I will try my best to paint a picture for you of what we saw. I grew up watching the Star Wars movies and all I ever dreamed about was having my own lightsaber and defending the galaxy against the evil Empire. Thanks to the Kinect, it looks like I'll be able to realize that dream.

For the rest of the preview, hit the break!

E3 2010 - Ubisoft's Smooth Operators: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - Ubisoft's Smooth Operators: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

During the latter part of Ubisoft's very strange Keynote I was excited to see a few minutes of game play footage for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier. This particular game focuses on close range combat and physicality so if you aren't the up close and personal type then Halo Reach is more up your alley and you can stop reading now. If you prefer to be all up in the enemies grill then you have a plethora of weapons and tactics to get the job done.

Wouldn't it be cool if you could turn invisible? You can do that. Want a posse to help you execute coordinated strikes? You got one. If you just so happen to like guns then you can use your silent automatics to lie low or break out the big guns to go Rambo if that's your thing.

Either way, the game environment is tailored to provide a good gaming experience to new comers and veterans of the franchise.

Also, don't forget to check out PLuGHiTz Live! Radio Tuesday night @ 9PM Eastern for our Microsoft and EA recap show and Wednesday night @9PM Eastern for our Sony and Ubisoft recap show!

E3 2010 - EA Sports MMA Takes The Fight To The Next Level

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - EA Sports MMA Takes The Fight To The Next Level

Peter Moore, the president of EA Sports, made an insightful presentation on a new MMA game they are proud to be working on. There are a multitude of features that MMA fans can look forward to. Do you want to fight in venues all over the world? You can do that. Do you want a control scheme that favors timing and simplicity over complexity? They got that. Do you want to take player customization beyond your wildest dreams. You can definitely do that.

Not only can you create your own fighter in your image and give him your personality but you can flaunt it to the world online with Live Broadcast which takes your fighter, your opponent, your venue, and a live audience with live commentators and puts them all in one place. Not only that but you can fight for real world swag!

This is for sure something new and exciting for MMA and MMA fans alike. Welcome to the next level.

Also, don't forget to check out PLuGHiTz Live! Radio Tuesday night @ 9PM Eastern for our Microsoft and EA recap show!

E3 2010 - Ubisoft Brings Games to Life

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Scott Ertz

E3 2010 - Ubisoft Brings Games to Life

Any section of a Press Briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles that begins with the confused statement "There are attractive people running around..." has got to leading into something interesting. Especially when it is muttered by Joel McHale, who was asked to host the briefing for a second year in a row, despite being the reason everyone hated the Ubisoft briefing last year.

We may not know why Joel was there again, but we do know why there were attractive people running around. They were part of the demo team for Battle Tag, a new game from Ubisoft that really blurs the lines between videogame and real game.

Hit the break for the details on this new game.

E3 2010 - Forza Gets Re-Kinected With Racing

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - Forza Gets Re-Kinected With Racing

We saw a lot of impressive things this year at Microsoft's Keynote. Some of the most impressive news came from the widely anticipated and aptly named Kinect for the Xbox 360. Everyone can pick their favorite parts but even I am surprised at how impressive Forza looks given my hardcore Gran Turismo fan status. Bill Geist and Dan Greenawalt from the Forza team introduced us to a whole new Forza experience but more importantly a whole new racing game experience which the genre has needed for a little while now.

Hit the break for the full game rundown!

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