Preliminary Wii U specs emerge

By on June 8, 2011 at 5:43 PM.

Preliminary Wii U specs emerge

While Nintendo has been quiet when it comes to the specs of its newly announced Wii U gaming console, preliminary details are beginning to emerge from the E3 2011 show. We obviously already know plenty about the Wii U touchscreen controller, which we went hands-on with yesterday, but the console itself is a bit of a mystery. A few of Nintendo’s hardware partners got a little excited, however, and we now have a few pieces of the puzzle. We know the Wii U will support full HD 1080p gaming, and now we also know it will be facilitated by a custom Radeon HD graphics processor from AMD. In addition, IBM will be supplying Nintendo with a 45nm multi-core processor with embedded DRAM for the console.There are also four USB ports on hand, an HDMI port, an S-video port and component jacks, and the console with obviously feature 802.11n Wi-Fi. The rest, for the time being, is still a mystery. In case you missed it, we’ve also included Nintendo’s full press release below. More →

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Four EA Sports titles to support Kinect next year

By on June 8, 2011 at 3:07 PM.

Four EA Sports titles to support Kinect next year

During Microsoft’s E3 2011 press conference on monday, Peter Moore, president of EA Sports, confirmed that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect motion controller will support EA Sports games in 2012. The initial titles compatible with the Kinect controller will be Madden, FIFA, Tiger Woods and a fourth title that has not yet been named. Now we’llMore →
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Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary edition landing November 15th

By on June 8, 2011 at 1:04 PM.

Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary edition landing November 15th

During Microsoft’s keynote at the E3 2011 tradeshow in Los Angeles on Monday, Microsoft confirmed that it will launch a special edition of Halo, titled “Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary” edition on November 15th — the 10 year anniversary of the franchise’s launch. The game will offer the same seven amazingly addictive multiplayer maps like theMore →
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Mass Effect 3 landing in March 2012

By on June 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM.

Mass Effect 3 landing in March 2012

During Microsoft’s press conference at E3 in Los Angeles on Monday, Casey Hudson, the project lead for Mass Effect 3, announced that the game would be available on store shelves sometime in March 2012. Ray Muzyka, BioWare’s chief executive officer, also said that the Mass Effect 3 will take advantage of Microsoft’s Kinect controller, andMore →
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Sony PlayStation Vita hands-on!

By on June 8, 2011 at 3:20 AM.

Sony PlayStation Vita hands-on!

We’re here at E3 2011 in Los Angeles and we just got our hands on Sony’s brand new PlayStation Vita — its next-generation portable gaming console — and we’re impressed with what we’ve seen so far. Games were crystal clear in HD and the device was light, but large enough to feel like we wereMore →
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Hands-on with OnLive’s new tablet support on Flyer, XOOM, and iPad

By on June 8, 2011 at 2:01 AM.

Hands-on with OnLive’s new tablet support on Flyer, XOOM, and iPad

OnLive — the popular gaming service that allows you to purchase, subscribe, or rent games and play them on your television —  has now announced that it’s extending its gaming support to mobile devices. Later this summer the company will debut a new controller, as well as applications for iOS and Android. OnLive basically streams the game your playing, which means you don’t need to have an insane amount of hardware muscle on your device just to play Duke Nukem in all of its glory while on the road. We had a chance to go hands-on with OnLive running on the iPad, HTC Flyer, and Motorola XOOM, and the experience was virtually the same across all three devices; we were blown away at the performance. The custom controller, which will also launch later this summer, felt a lot like an Xbox 360 controller, and we felt right at home. Check out our gallery below, then hit the jump for the full press release.
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Hands on with Nintendo’s new Wii U controller

By on June 8, 2011 at 1:00 AM.

Hands on with Nintendo’s new Wii U controller

We just stormed the show floor at E3 and strong-armed a few people to get right up close and personal with Nintendo’s brand new Wii U controller. The demo game required a lot of movement on the user’s part — there was a lot of shaking involved with controlling the character on the screen — but theMore →
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Nintendo unveils Wii U gaming console

By on June 7, 2011 at 9:49 PM.

Nintendo unveils Wii U gaming console

After all of the rumors and speculation, we now finally have a name and details for Nintendo’s next-generation Wii console… the Wii U! Nintendo just announced the new Wii U at its keynote presentation from the annual E3 conference. As the rumors suggested, the Wii U controller features a 6.2-inch touchscreen centered between a d-pad and anMore →
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Microsoft site leaks E3 announcements: Halo 4, redesigned Xbox Live, Voice Search

By on June 6, 2011 at 8:21 PM.

Microsoft site leaks E3 announcements: Halo 4, redesigned Xbox Live, Voice Search

Microsoft’s own Xbox Live homepage recently leaked some new details that we should be hearing about shortly at its annual E3 press conference in Los Angeles. According to the website, which appears to have been pulled, Microsoft will introduce Voice Search within a newly redesigned Xbox Live user interface and preview the ever-popular Halo francise’s new release, Halo 4. The website also mentioned a possible Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition and new titles such as Kinect Sports Season 2 and Dance Central 2. We won’t have long to wait — Microsoft’s press conference is set to kick off at 9:00 a.m. Pacific / 12:00 p.m. Eastern. More →

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