October 23, 2008 |
I get such a radically mixed reaction from anyone I talk to when I bring up the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) that I don't know what to believe anymore. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, E3 was actually kind of fun, a breathless spectacle of sound and light for people who can't get enough Disneyworld in their diet. Never mind whether anything substantive occurred, E3 had videos of games splashed across towering screens and phone-booth-sized speakers pumping bass like sonic heroin straight up your...
June 1, 2009 |
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then this week may have been a gratifying one for Nintendo, so far. During a set of dueling news conferences today in Los Angeles, both Microsoft and Sony revealed that part of their upcoming strategies to gain traction in the video game market include movement-detecting control schemes, in which natural-seeming hand and arm gestures replace button mashing. In other words, Nintendo's biggest competitors will both soon be offering technologies that...
January 8, 2013 |
The first official day of International CES, the enormous annual tech show in Las Vegas, brought news of new televisions, car technology and even some fun news for gamers. Panasonic was the main keynote speaker of the day, showing off some new television technology and a new 20-inch tablet with the capability to display ultra high-definition content. The tablet also has a stylus — what it lacks is any release or pricing information. Audi also made a splash with its announcements.
February 1, 2013 |
Sony's got something cooking, and a new teaser video drops heavy hints that the Japanese electronics giant is set to show off a brand new PlayStation console. All will be revealed at a Feb. 20 New York event Sony said is dedicated to the "future of PlayStation. " The teaser, posted on Sony's official YouTube PlayStation channel, doesn't tell eager fans much apart from the date of the big event. The company last released a new console, the PlayStation 3, in 2006. The PS3's shipments trail Microsoft's Xbox...
June 8, 2011
Sony made E3 news by unveiling their new portable gaming platform, called the PlayStation Vita and code-named the NGP. As Hayley Tsukayama reported : Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vita, code-named the NGP, at the E3 conference Monday night. The new handheld, which sports a 5-inch multitouch screen, a rear touch pad and two analog sticks, in addition to the normal PlayStation controls. On Tuesday, Sony posted a few more details about the device in an FAQ on its Web site.
June 20, 2013 |
In response to criticism from the gaming community, Microsoft will give owners of the Xbox One more freedom when the console goes on sale later this year. Users will not have to connect to the Internet every day, and they will be able to lend, sell and trade games they've bought: In a company blog post, Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, said that the changes have been made in response to consumer feedback to policies that would have limited video-game...