Tag: E3

  • Feature Sony's Most Memorable E3 Moments

    Hype machine

    At this point in time, it looks as though Sony's relationship with E3 is over. The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been running since 1995, and PlayStation has been in attendance every year. That is, until 2019, when the Japanese giant broke its 24-year streak. It announced it would be absent at E3 2020 too, although it would later be...

  • News E3 as We Know It Is Dead, E3 2020 Set to Be a 'Fan, Media, and Influencer Festival'

    ESA outlines E3 rebranding

    E3 has changed a lot over the years. What started out as a relatively formal, business-oriented get-together was soon transformed into one giant, hype-fuelled advert for the industry and its biggest players. Over the last decade or so, E3 has established itself as the most important annual event in gaming, but it's no...

  • News Let's Take a Moment to Remember Sony's Iconic E3 Moments

    We're going to miss this

    Sony may be skipping E3 2019, and there’s currently no word on whether it will ever return to the event, but we’ll forever have our memories of PlayStation press conferences and no one can take them away. Because we have a quota of headlines with “Sony” and “E3” in them to fill today, allow us to republish this...

  • Poll Is E3 Still Relevant, Especially Now that Sony Has Abandoned It?

    Electronic Entertainment Exit

    So, Sony isn't going to be at E3 2019. No press conference, no presence at the show. It's surprising news that's rocked the gaming world, but as our own Sammy Barker has said, it's a move that's impossible to judge right now. There's little doubt that Sony is currently very busy behind the scenes prepping the PS5, but...

  • Feature Revisiting the Worst E3 Press Conference of All Time

    Konami 2010, 8 years later

    The year is 2010, and publishers are starting to spend more and more money on E3. In particular, companies like Sony and Microsoft are embracing E3 as means of generating hype and excitement for upcoming hardware and software. A global stage where dreams are made and fanboy tears are shed. And then, there's Konami. At...

  • Feature PlayStation's Iconic E3 Press Conference Moments

    Simply the best

    E3 2017 is approaching faster than The Flash, which gives us the perfect opportunity to pop on our nostalgia glasses and take a trip through memory lane. PlayStation has been at every Electronic Entertainment Expo since its inception, and it’s built up a catalogue of iconic moments in those two and a bit decades. But there are...

  • Blast from the Past On This Day 20 Years Ago, Sony Dropped the Mic at the First Ever E3

    A sign of things to come

    Sony's no stranger to dropping the microphone at E3 conventions. For many of you, ex-SCEA president Jack Tretton's used games beatdown will be fresh in the memory – but the affable executive was merely reading from a PlayStation playbook that was written by his predecessors many years prior. On this very day 20 years ago,...

  • E3 2013 Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4 Looks Lovely

    Phwoar

    Despite not demonstrating the next instalment of Guerrilla Games' franchise live on stage as many predicted that it would, Sony opted to show a new gameplay trailer for Killzone: Shadow Fall – and it sure looks good. We got a decent look at some of the new and improved brutal melee kills, high-tech weaponry, a very helpful-looking sentry...

  • Feature The Highs and Lows of PlayStation 3 at E3

    Third time lucky

    With the PlayStation 4 set to dominate the industry's attention over the coming week, we thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to look back on some of the highest highs and cringe-inducing lows from the PlayStation 3's time at E3. We’ve been astounded by gameplay demonstrations, shocked by surprise announcements, and...

  • News Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer Is a Cut Above

    Zan datsu

    We probably don’t need to convince you to watch this Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer, but we’re going to anyway. Towards the end of the video, protagonist Raiden runs up a wall, leaps into the air, and cuts a helicopter into a dozen pieces. Yep. Revengeance still has a long way to go before it proves its worth to hardcore Metal...

  • Rumour Sony Working with Gaikai on PlayStation Backwards Compatibility

    An interesting workaround

    When rumours regarding a prospective partnership between Sony and a major cloud gaming service started to spread, we speculated that the company might be looking to the technology to solve its platform's backwards compatibility issues. According to a report on GamesIndustry International this afternoon, that’s exactly...

  • News Explore the Criminal Underworld of Star Wars 1313

    Take a Luke

    LucasArts has raised the curtain on Star Wars 1313, a third-person shooter set within a “dark and mature world”. It’s the super secret title that the publisher teased last month. The game is set to unravel a “criminal conspiracy” in the “most dangerous place in the Star Wars galaxy”. If you’re curious, the title refers...

  • News EA Officially Acknowledges Dead Space 3

    At last

    EA has officially confirmed that the worst kept secret of E3, Dead Space 3, is an actual video game. Following a slew of leaks and rumours – including a set of screenshots – the publisher finally acknowledged the title overnight. It’s not willing to share any details just yet, but it promises all will be revealed during its E3 press...

  • News Debut Dishonored Trailer Deserves More Honour

    Early in the morning

    BioShock Infinite may have been delayed into 2013, but it looks like the industry has found its natural replacement. Bethesda’s released the first trailer for Arkane Studios’ upcoming cyber-punk adventure Dishonored, and it looks... well, brutal. We recently got a chance to check out the first-person adventure in action, so...

  • News Metal Gear Rising Demo Included with Zone of the Enders HD

    Temptation

    Zone of the Enders is destined to live in Raiden’s pronounced shadow. Just like Metal Gear Solid 2 before it, Hideo Kojima has revealed that the upcoming Zone of the Enders HD Collection will include early access to the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo. If you don’t want to buy Zone of the Enders, the demo will be made available...

  • News Konami Officially Confirms Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Symphony of the night

    It seems the rumours were right on the money: Konami has confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is in development at Spanish studio MercurySteam. Sadly, the publisher had very little to share other than the CG trailer embedded below. We had previously heard that the game was in development for Vita and PS

  • News Injustice: Gods Among Us Fights onto PS3 in 2013

    Immortal kombat

    Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios is taking a break from Scorpion and Sub-Zero in order to build a brand new superhero fighting game for PS3. The mouthy Injustice: Gods Among Us is set to lock DC Comics' greatest heroes and deadliest villains in battle next year. Confirmed fighters include Batman, Superman, the Flash,...

  • News PlayStation Takes Over the LA Convention Centre

    Never stop playing

    If E3 fever doesn’t officially start until the first photographs of the LA Convention Centre hit the Internet, then we're just about ready to declare this year’s party well and truly started. The eagle eyed folks over at NeoGAF have managed to uncover a snap of this year’s kitted out venue, and it looks like Sony's nabbed...

  • News Leaked Dead Space 3 Screenshots Confirm Co-Op

    Never walk alone

    If you were hoping the heavily rumoured Dead Space 3 would make a claustrophobic return to the vacant corridors of the USG Ishimura, then prepare yourself for disappointment. A handful of leaked screenshots have all but confirmed co-op for the unannounced sequel. The shots show series protagonist Isaac Clarke accompanied by a...

  • Rumour Splinter Cell: Black List Set to Infiltrate E3

    Sam you believe it?

    According to mounting rumours, Ubisoft is set to unveil the latest title in the Splinter Cell series at next week’s E3. The game – which is thought to be named Splinter Cell: Black List – is supposedly in development at Jade Raymond’s Toronto studio. It’s apparently scheduled for a January 2013 release on PlayStation 3...

  • News Battlefield 3 Goes Premium on 4th June

    Step your game up

    Despite not being officially announced by publisher EA, Sony has attached a 4th June release date to the heavily rumoured Battlefield 3 Premium. The platform holder listed the unannounced upgrade as part of today’s European PlayStation Store update. The download – which is poised to compete with Call of Duty: Elite – will...

  • News SCEE Planning Daily PlayStation Store Updates During E3

    Stay updated

    Sony’s planning to update the European PlayStation Store every day during E3, it’s announced on the PlayStation Blog. The updates will focus on brand new trailers from the big show in Los Angeles, in addition to a selection of E3 special offers. Starting today Sony will be launching a batch of discounts based on “games and...

  • Rumour Sony Close to Acquiring Cloud Gaming Firm

    Megaton

    Sony is not simply looking to partner with a major cloud gaming firm – it is poised to buy one. That’s according to a report on MCV, which claims the move could “rock the next generation of console gaming”. We reported earlier this week that Sony was set to announce a deal with a major c

  • Rumour Sony to Launch eBooks Initiative for PS3 and Vita

    Page turner

    According to a report on MCV this morning, Sony is set to detail an eBooks initiative for PS3 and Vita at this year’s E3. The move – supposedly entitled “Storyteller” – will be used to “present interactive documents and books, with a particular focus on children’s content”. We imagine it will work similarly to the PSP’s...

  • News Sony Details E3 2012 Live Streaming Plans

    Keep calm and carry on

    Sony’s going all out with this year’s E3. In addition to live streaming the press conference at a variety of online venues, the platform holder has also announced that it’s opening up the big show to 200 lucky fans. If you’re planning to get in, you’ll need to show up early. While you won’t need to register, this...

  • News Rockstar Not Attending E3 2012

    Diva fever

    Rockstar’s acting all, er, rock star again. The developer of the Grand Theft Auto games has hinted that it’s not attending next week’s E3 in any capacity. CVG reports that the mega developer has “no plans” for the big show. It’s not exactly a huge surprise – Rockstar’s been skipping E3 for years – but with speculation...

  • News Ubisoft Releases Twisted Far Cry 3 Teaser Trailer

    Trippy

    You should know the drill by now: no publisher is going to release a full trailer for its latest blockbuster on the eve of E3. Instead you’re getting to get short teasers and snippets of the kind of content you can expect to see next week. This Far Cry 3 teaser trailer is no different – it spends more of its time showing off press quotes...

  • Rumour Sony Preparing to Announce PlayStation Plus Revamp at E3

    More for your money

    We’ve been big proponents of the PlayStation Plus platform over the past couple of years. The value proposition continues to be exceptional, with frequent discounts and giveaways making up for the subscription fee alone. But while the service is solid as it is, Eurogamer.net reports that Sony is planning to announce a complete...

  • News Hitman: Absolution Gets Cryptic Ahead of E3

    Look sharp

    We’re on the cusp of E3 now; the madness is less than a week away from transpiring. As such, publishers are opting to fill the time with cryptic teases of major announcements they’re not quite ready to share yet. First out of the blocks is Square Enix with this playful Hitman: Absolution image. You know it’s a tease because, well,...

  • Rumour Quantic Dream's Next Title to Be Announced at E3

    It begins

    Dreams can come true. Just days after this ecstatic author cited Quantic Dream’s next project as his most wanted E3 announcement, rumours of exactly that have hit the ‘net. CVG is reporting that studio head David Cage is set to take to the stage during Sony’s press conference next week and raise the curtain on the successor to He

  • Rumour Retailer Lists Ghost Recon: Final Mission for Vita

    Whoops

    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has barely had time to settle on store shelves, but it looks like publisher Ubisoft is already gearing up for the next title in the Tom Clancy branded series. The eagle eyed folks over at NeoGAF have uncovered a retail listing for Ghost Recon: Final Mission on PlayStation Vita. The listing was supposedly uploaded...

  • Feature Round Table - What We Expect From Sony At E3

    Time to bring it

    So E3 is almost upon us. The LA extravaganza will no doubt bring all of the hype and big reveals that we’ve come to expect over the years, but what will we see from Sony? We’d expect a big push for Vita to kick-start the system, while PS3 still has plenty to offer. Sony has also stated it won’t be unveiling PS4, but will it...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Races into Sight

    Schedule outs reboot

    A booth schedule released by Twitch TV has revealed the title of the next Need for Speed game. Like Hot Pursuit, EA looks set to revisit another classic subtitle – this time Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which was last used back in 2005. Apparently, the game is due out in November, and will be fully revealed

  • News Gaikai Teases Major E3 Announcements

    Connecting the dots

    Yesterday we reported that Sony was preparing to announce a partnership with a leading cloud gaming service at E3. One of the potential candidates for that team-up, Gaikai, has since followed up with a batch of press invites, teasing “major announcements” for next month’s show. Apparently, the company's reveals have...

  • News Spike TV to Debut New Star Wars Game

    May the force be with you

    Spike TV is set to officially announce the next LucasArts developed Star Wars game. The reveal will be teased during a pre-E3 episode of GTTV on 31st May, and will be followed by a full gameplay demo during E3 All Access Live on 4th June. Details are scarce right now, but we've got our fingers crossed for a new Star Wars:...

  • News The Dragon Returns in New Konami Teaser

    Lords of Shadow 2?

    It’s probably not a coincidence that Konami’s launched a new splash page featuring distinctly Castlevania: Lords of Shadow artwork just days after rumours about its sequel emerged. The website – which shows little more than a door – teases that the “Dragon Returns” on 31st May. That just so happens to be the same day...

  • Rumour Sony Partnering with "Leading Cloud Gaming Service"

    Head in the clouds

    Sony may be teaming up with a leading “cloud gaming service”, if a report on VG247 is to be believed. The rumour originally emerged as part of an off-the-cuff remark made by editor Patrick Garratt in an E3 predictions post, but the site has since followed up with a separate article focusing on the rumour. The site isn’t sure...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Headlines Ubisoft's E3 Line-Up

    Start the party

    Ubisoft’s raised the curtain on its E3 line-up, confirming the likes of Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3 and Rayman Legends for the big show. The publisher also promised to reveal some “surprise announcements” too. CEO Yves Guillemot said of the offering: This year’s E3 promises to be one of our biggest and best yet...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Could Be Brawling onto Vita

    Crossover combat on the go

    Gamers are giving mixed messages at the moment. The hot point of discussion before PlayStation Vita’s launch was that players didn’t want PS3 ports on the handheld platform. But post release, almost every home console announcement has been greeted with demand for a handheld release. It’s enough to confuse even the...

  • News Pachter: Exciting Unannounced Vita Title on the Horizon

    Get hype

    If Sony’s going to come anywhere near to achieving its sales targets for Vita, it’s going to need some big software releases over the next 12 months. Thankfully, lovable industry analyst Michael Pachter has teased that there’s at least one exciting title on the horizon. Speaking on the latest episode of the Bonus Round, the...

  • News Sony Coy About The Last Guardian E3 Showing

    Believe

    Of all the games Sony has to showcase at this year’s E3, Team ICO’s long in development The Last Guardian remains right at the top of our most wanted list. But after a protracted development cycle and countless delays, the platform holder is not promising anything about the title’s potential reappearance at next month’s big show. The...

  • News Bite Your Nails in Anticipation for Sony's E3 Press Conference

    Not long to wait

    Sony’s launched a massive splash page counting down the seconds until its E3 2012 press conference. Apparently we have just 26 days to prepare ourselves for the bombshells and megatons. That’s scary. Like last year, the press conference will be streamed online, with pre-show coverage provided by the PlayStation Blog team. What...

  • News Final Fantasy Versus XIII Won't Be at E3

    Sorry

    Look, Square Enix knows you’ve waited over 5 years to get your hands on Final Fantasy Versus XIII – but the publisher wants you to hold out a little longer. The Japanese company has unveiled its E3 2012 line-up and, unless there’s a last minute miracle, it does not include the oft-delayed RPG. In fact, much of Square Enix’s line-up is...

  • News Sony to Showcase 20 Games at E3 2012

    Big guns

    Sony’s confirmed that it’s bringing 20 games to next month’s E3. The platform holder boasted on its website that the “new gaming experiences” will be demoed across 200 playable kiosks. Recently announced titles such as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, God of War: Ascension and LittleBigPlanet Karting are certain to make an...

  • News THQ Won't Have a Booth at This Year's E3

    Limited presence

    E3 is an expensive endeavour, especially if you’re beleaguered publisher THQ. While the company’s fortunes appear to have improved over the past couple of weeks, it has decided against splashing out on a costly booth at this year’s show. The decision seems like a sound one: the publisher will still be present at the show,...

  • Feature How Sony is Dominating Pre-E3 Headlines

    The early bird gets the worm

    There’s little doubt that E3 is the most important date in the gaming calendar. The trade show plays host to the industry’s biggest announcements on an annual basis, and its importance continues to grow with the introduction of live streaming technologies and up-to-the-minute online coverage. But for all its...

  • News Sony's E3 Press Conference to Drop Bombs on 4th June

    Stock up on coffee

    It’s that time of the year again: Sony’s just confirmed that its E3 2012 press conference will kick off at 18:00PST on Monday, 4th June. Unfortunately, that’s translates to a yawn-inducing 02:00BST the following day in the UK. It’s going to be a late one, folks. Last year’s press conference was packed to the rafters with...

  • News Avalanche Studios to Unveil New Game at E3

    Just 'cause

    Avalanche Studios is getting ready to raise the curtain on its next title, studio founder Christopher Sundberg has revealed. The title – due to be announced at E3 – will not be a sequel to Renegade Ops or Just Cause, opting to try something new. While the game will be based on a license – widely believed to be Mad Max – Sundberg...

  • News Sony Hints PS Vita Is Region Free

    Will it follow the footsteps of the PSP?

    During an E3 Vita press event for European and Australian press, Sony Worldwide Studios' Michael Denny was asked whether or not the PS Vita would be region free. While not an absolute confirmation from the company, Denny did respond that "to the best of his knowledge" the PS Vita will be region...

  • News New Everybody's Golf Trailer Tees Up

    Take a swing

    Golf games have changed a lot over the years. With the now widespread implementation of motion controls on each of the three major gaming consoles, the sport has gone through a bit of a gaming evolution, picking up new controls schemes that let players set up shots, view the course and swing their club in new ways. Everybody's Golf on...