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E3 2011 Show Floor Part One: Let the madness begin

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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Day one of the world premiere video game expo started on Tuesday June 7th, after the big Nintendo conference, at the Los Angeles convention center in California. Three companies were the highlight of the UP's day: Paramount, Paradox Interactive and Bethesda. Paramount After fighting my way through an extremely packed crowd full of journalists, ...

Game changers

Paul Cohen

August 30, 2011

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Electronic Arts is known as one of the largest distributors of 3rd party software. When EA goes to E3 they bring the best of the best. This year was no different. The first and possibly most impressive title (judging by the crowds reaction) was the display of the flag-ship title for next year, Mass Effect 3. The demo showed off new abilities, story sh...

U demanded, Wii delivered

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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Nintendo had a lot of pressure to reveal a new console that matches third-generation graphics and appeals to hardcore gamers. What they revealed was not only a new HD console, but a stack of new and classic games for the new platform. Nintendo started by celebrating Zelda's 25th anniversary. Nintendo had a live orchestra playing the music from the...

E3 2011 Show Floor Part 2: 3D gaming at its finest

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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Nintendo 3DS games Aside from the Wii U, Nintendo announced a ton of new games that will be coming out for the 3DS. I got my hands on six of them and am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Some played better than others, but overall, not too shabby, Nintendo. The 3D remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Ti...

E3 2011 Show Floor Part 3: free games and big players

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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The final day of E3 2011 focused on games for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. These included free-to-play PC games and some highly anticipated titles from big names like 2K and Sony Online Entertainment. Everybody loves free games Tower defense strategy games seemed to be a popular theme this year at E3, and the best part is that most of them are free...

Your Game Rocks

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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he UP had the honor of going to this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Calif. We saw and played tons of awesome new video games that are still in the early stages of development or are set to hit store shelves later this year. By the last day of the three-day convention, some booths were littered with "best of E3" tags by big names...

E3 and the real world

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

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The Entertainment Electronics Expo, a.k.a. E3, the world's largest annual technology and video game convention, stormed Los Angeles, Calif., from June 6 to 9. For the first time ever, the UP was there. A trip to E3 is like a trip to a theme park. People wait in lines for hours at incredible building-type booth structures just to play a game or watch a de...