E3 2012 News

News: The Last of Us Scoops Five Game Critics Awards

The Last of Us Scoops Five Game Critics Awards

Best of show

There’s no stopping Naughty Dog at the moment. Not content with dominating the generation with Uncharted, it’s now repeating that success with its upcoming survival horror The Last of Us. The PlayStation 3 exclusive was the star of this year’s E3, taking home five Game Critics Awards for Best Original Game, Best Console Game,...

News: Sony Scoops 12 Game Critics Awards Nominations

Sony Scoops 12 Game Critics Awards Nominations

Top dog

With E3 now little more than a distant memory, the games media has started to turn its attention towards the top titles on show. It turns out that Sony had a rip-roaring year, netting 12 nominations in total. Its closest competitors were Microsoft, Nintendo and EA, who each tied for eight nods apiece. Unsurprisingly, The Last of Us was...

News: Take a Look at LittleBigPlanet Vita in Action

Take a Look at LittleBigPlanet Vita in Action

Slimmed down Sackboy

Despite being set to hop onto PlayStation Vita later this year, we haven’t actually seen much of LittleBigPlanet Vita yet. Thankfully, the PlayStation Blog has found a way to rectify that injustice, by posting a new video of the title from the E3 show floor. The footage focuses on a number of features from the handheld...

News: Zen Studios' First PopCap Pinball Table Launching Soon

Zen Studios' First PopCap Pinball Table Launching Soon

Plants vs. Pinball

Hungarian developer Zen Studios may be working on a cavalcade of other properties – including the exciting looking KickBeat for Vita – but it has not forgotten about its most important title: Zen Pinball. With the sequel to the well-supported simulation on the horizon, the developer has announced that its first collaboration...

Reaction: New Franchises Prove Sony's Commitment to the 'Core'

New Franchises Prove Sony's Commitment to the 'Core'

Breaking barriers

It’s been a strange E3. Word is that the industry is treading water until 2013, when Sony and Microsoft will almost certainly join Nintendo in unveiling their latest boxes. That anticipation for next year’s show has arguably sucked some of the enthusiasm out of this one, with publishers opting to promote in-between titles...

News: Move Support in Lollipop Chainsaw Still Possible

Move Support in Lollipop Chainsaw Still Possible

Waggle master

The PlayStation Move kind of looks like a massive lollipop, so it would make sense for the motion controller to be utilised in Grasshopper’s upcoming undead slasher Lollipop Chainsaw. Still, while you won’t be physically hacking your way through the game at launch, gaffer Suda51 hasn’t dismissed the possibility. Chatting with...

News: Sony Not Talking About the Future of Uncharted Just Yet

Sony Not Talking About the Future of Uncharted Just Yet

Taking a Drake

Nathan Drake is a pretty pivotal part of the PlayStation brand right now – but short of the treasure hunter’s expected inclusion in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the smooth talker was nowhere to be seen during Sony’s E3 press conference. That’s because this year’s show was all about The Last of Us, Sony’s Scott...

News: Ubisoft Explains Rainbow 6: Patriots' Absence from E3

Ubisoft Explains Rainbow 6: Patriots' Absence from E3

Brand power

Remember Rainbow 6: Patriots? The game got a very impressive concept trailer late last year, but has been hiding in the shadows ever since. Chatting with IGN, Ubisoft’s Tony Key explained that, while the game is still in development, skipping E3 was the “best thing for the brand”. Key continued that there simply wasn

News: New Escape Plan DLC Visits the Asylum

New Escape Plan DLC Visits the Asylum

Gruesome twosome

One of the PlayStation Vita’s most enjoyable launch titles Escape Plan is set to expand a little further in the coming weeks. On the back of its most recent patch and expansion, developer Fun Bits Interactive has announced a new DLC pack named The Asylum. The premium content promises to add 18 brand new stages to the puzzler, in...

News: The Last of Us Character Change Had Nothing to Do with Beyond

The Last of Us Character Change Had Nothing to Do with Beyond

Popularity contest

At one point, The Last of Us’ lead character Ellie looked a lot like Ellen Page – but now she doesn’t. Ironically, Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS3 title Beyond features the same actress in the lead role. It’s caused many people to speculate that Naughty Dog was forced to change the design of the character in The Last of Us...

News: Sony Confident About Vita's Future Prospects

Sony Confident About Vita's Future Prospects

Chill out

Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, isn’t too concerned about the PlayStation Vita’s fragile state. In fact, according to CVG, he’s pretty relaxed. Speaking with the website, the executive explained that content will be key to improving the Vita's fortunes in all of its key territories — including Japan. He...

News: Watch This LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Demo

Watch This LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Demo

Absolutely incredible

Sony might have glossed over the ability to use the Vita as a PS3 controller during its press conference, but this video should offer all the explanation you need. Joystiq took a trip to Sony’s E3 booth, and managed to shoot a video of the Vita operating as a controller in LittleBigPlanet 2. The results are

News: Ubisoft Confirms Watch Dogs Is Coming to PlayStation 3

Ubisoft Confirms Watch Dogs Is Coming to PlayStation 3

Big brother

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was probably the most exciting announcement of E3. The open-world action title looked like the company’s first next-generation hit for sure, but the publisher has since elaborated that the title is actually coming to PlayStation 3. Chatting with Joystiq, producer Dominic Guay admitted that the E3 demo w

News: Journey: Collector's Edition In the Works

Journey: Collector's Edition In the Works

Pack your bags

Sony has a little treat prepared for Journey, the best selling PlayStation Network title of all time. During a sizzle reel on its E3 live-stream, the publisher outed a title known as the Journey: Collector’s Edition. The company’s keeping schtum about what the re-release might entail, but we’re assuming it’s going to be a...

News: Sony: Some of Our Competitors Are Losing the Plot

Sony: Some of Our Competitors Are Losing the Plot

Zing

Sony’s Jack Buser is not one to censor his opinions, which nearly always results in some entertaining interviews. Chatting with VentureBeat, the head of digital platforms has provided another cracker, launching a scathing attack at Microsoft. In the interview, Buser suggested that some of Sony’s competitors are “losing the plot” and...

Reaction: Wonderbook Should Not Be Overlooked

Wonderbook Should Not Be Overlooked

Reading comprehension

Wonderbook seems to be the butt of many E3 jokes this year. Aggrieved core gamers feel that Studio London’s latest casual endeavour should have been sacrificed in favour of a greater Vita push. They’re half right – we’ve already criticised Sony and said that its lacklustre Vita display was a huge mistake – but while...