For most people, beating a game is rewarded with a ending cutscene or in the case of Metal Gear Solid 4, a 90 minute movie. I'm not complaining about either really. With the game over, the threat is dealt with. The crisis has been averted. However I don't just stop with the closing movie. Read More.
Okay Cerebus operatives, it's renegade dialogue time. Regarding Mass Effect 3, sit down and shut up until you know what you're talking about.
If you've been living under some facebook rock, at issue is Bioware's announcement that they will offer additional pay-to-play DLC content at launch that includes an additional playable character from an alien race. Read More.
This is it boys and girls, the new Playstation handheld device is hitting the market! With Sony having hopefully learned from their previous endeavor there is honestly no reason that this venture shouldn't be a huge success. We're looking at stronger hardware, a better release day lineup and a console that fully embraces online network so we should have a winner right? Read More.
So the Vita has been pseudo launched here in North America as of this writing, what with those people who preordered already holding their shiny new gadgets while the rest of us have to wait until the 22nd and beyond to get our mitts on Sony's new toy. Already, the forecasters are proclaiming doom and gloom for Sony's new handheld machine based on less than stellar sales up front in Japan. Read More.
When Nintendo announced that they were releasing a peripheral to add dual analog, I, like many others, was intrigued, yet skeptical. I didn't really follow the attachment for a while until it came out touting support for Resident Evil Revelations, Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater, and Monster Hunter 4. Read More.
Okay, so I think most of us agree that 2011 can go die in a fire. While it was a tough year for many, at least the gaming aspect of last year was not only phenomenal, but quite possibly the greatest in the history of our favourite medium. Competitiveness being what it is, and the fact that everyone needs a definitive answer to the best of the best, we've seen it fit to join the parade and name our greatest games of 2011. Read More.
I was lucky enough to try several demos of Nintendo's recently announced Wii-U controller for their Wii console, and while it wasn't necessarily "new" news (the rumours that they'd have a new something-or-other at E3 have been flying for months now) it was still a very impressive device to see. Read More.
Every year, it goes the same way for the GamingExcellence squad. The first day we're overwhelmed with the new content on display at the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Centre, by the second day we're exhausted, and by the end of the third day we leave the centre blown away by the creativity and technological prowess on display at the ever popular Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. Read More.
The show started with a bang: a symphonic orchestra walked in front of the crowd, sat down, and started playing an immediately recognizable tune, just as a montage of footage from The Legend of Zelda series started showing on the big screen. From the original Legend of Zelda on the NES to the yet-to-be-released Skyward Sword, the final note from the orchestra played just as people started to cheer. Read More.
Ubisoft needs to go back to a conference where they offload the talky bits to a comedian, like they did in 2009. Today's conference was just absolutely brutal. Too many bad jokes and rambling screamed for some editing by someone familiar with American culture. I mean, that crap may fly in Montreal but this is a classic case of not adjusting to your audience. Read More.
EA unveiled its 2011 lineup earlier this afternoon, and two themes permeated the presentation. The first, is that EA is strongly pushing its new Origin distribution platform, repeatedly stating that all the trailers shown are available now for viewing on origin. Read More.
Sony started off the night with a long apology for the PSN debacle, and then promptly moved on to business.
The show really started off when Uncharted 3 came up on the 70-foot screen, in glorious 3D HD. And it looked fantastic. Uncharted 3 takes the grandiose flair of theatricality one step further, this time by showing us a boat, rocking in a violent sea. Read More.
[8:15] Sony decides to arrive "fashionably late" to its own conference.
[8:18] Short clips of various games shown.. can't pick apart anything particularly new. Some of it is in 3D. Read More.
[5:30] Ubisoft celebrating 25th year. I'll pretend the lame joke didn't happen.
[5:33] Rayman Origins. This reminds me of a game I played on the SNES once upon a time... Read More.
[3:XX] (implicit unveiling of the previously announced Origin distribution site/platform)
[3:32] Mass Effect 3 trailer and demo. Read More.