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Sony

Tickets for Sony's E3 Experience events available now


What are you waiting for? GO GO GO!
May 28
// Vikki Blake
Tickets for Sony's free E3 Experience events have gone live. Theaters across North America will be live-streaming Sony's E3 press conference, as well as showing an exclusive thirty minute post-show interview. There'll be Sony...

Donut County is a feel-good physics toy with flashes of Katamari Damacy

May 26 // Jordan Devore
Creator Ben Esposito describes his game as a "whimsical physics toy," and that's apt. A racoon chucks donuts from an airship and also rides a scooter, sometimes. Objects and animals topple when you trip them (and you will trip them). Puzzles feel organic, not forced. [embed]292754:58669:0[/embed] Early on, you'll discover that consuming fire and corn will cause popcorn to shoot back out of the hole (which you can then eat, obviously). Later, nabbing two rabbits results in lil babies spilling out of the pit. Another level involves interrupting an ant picnic with fireworks. The more I played, the more I didn't want to stop. The hungry hole is one of those mechanics that instantly makes sense but never seems to lose its energy or appeal. It just feels right. I wish I could've beaten the whole game in one sitting, right then and there, but this was only a preview. Donut County wont be ready for PC, Mac, and iOS until later this year. I'll be waiting. [embed]292754:58668:0[/embed]
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Unwinding: The Video Game
In Katamari Damacy, you roll up stuff. Small stuff, to start. Then cars, ships, buildings, mountains and, eventually, entire worlds. In Donut County, you slide an insatiable hole around to help it eat anything it can fit inside its maw. The more the hole consumes, the bigger it becomes. Where does it end up? How big can the hole grow? I'm not sure. But damn do I want to find out.

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Sony

Experience E3 2015 with PlayStation


All US states are represented, plus three Canadian cities
May 22
// Vikki Blake
Sony will be rolling out the PlayStation E3 Experience to more theaters in more states than ever before. In a recent PlayStation blog post, Sony confirmed that the free event -- starting at 6pm PT on June 15 -- will...
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Oculus

Oculus has something to show us in June


Step into the Rift
May 20
// Vikki Blake
Oculus is inviting selected press to a special event in San Francisco on June 11. The plain invites merely bear the words "Step into the Rift" and an image of an Oculus Rift headset. What exactly the event will cover remains ...
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E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will not attend E3 again this year


For the second year in a row
May 19
// Chris Carter
For health reasons, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata did not make the trip to LA last year to attend E3. This year, his physician has advised him not to travel, and according to IGN, he will also not be attending. Acco...
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Minecraft

Why is Notch in LA during E3?


Commence wild speculations in 3...2...1
May 18
// Vikki Blake
Minecraft creator Notch is going to be in LA during E3 next month. His tweet - a casual comment about "being in LA in a month" - tells us nothing. And I know what you're thinking: we're reading too much into it, ri...
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Square Enix @ E3

Square Enix won't run up against Nintendo at E3


Damn straight
May 15
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo will hold its E3 2015 Digital Event at 9:00am Pacific on Tuesday, June 16. Square Enix had the exact same date and time in mind for its E3 2015 press conference. Uh, guys? Can we not? Thankfully, Square Enix budged. ...
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Sony

Like clockwork: Sony's E3 presser is evening of June 15


As it should be
May 15
// Brett Makedonski
This year's E3 will be a bit busier than usual, due to some press conferences we're not used to seeing. Bethesda, Square Enix, and a PC-centric show will all play a part in making the news schedule more hectic than it wo...
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Microsoft @ E3

Yup, Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference is Monday, June 15


9:30am Pacific
May 14
// Jordan Devore
Who's ready for E3 2015? I'm sure not! As ever, Microsoft will hold its media briefing at 9:30am Pacific on Monday, June 15. We'll cover all of the news and weird moments to come out of the event but you can watch along with ...
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Nintendo @ E3

Reggie's body is almost ready for the return of the Nintendo World Championships at E3


Reggie stole my workout routine
May 13
// Alissa McAloon
If you've ever wanted to see Nintendo of America's president stuff bananas into his mouth or fall off of a Wii Balance Board, you're in luck. Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo World Championships for E3 2015, and R...
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Nintendo

His body is (nearly) ready


Soon
May 12
// Kyle MacGregor
It looks like Reggie "Sweet Meats" Fils-Aime is gearing up for E3. Stay tuned. Nintendo of America [Twitter]
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Fallout 4

Rumour: Guillermo del Toro's production company creating Fallout 4 trailer


Seems pretty legit!
May 11
// Laura Kate Dale
[Update: We received an email from Mirada Studios demanding we pull this story. A representative cited inaccuracies, but also confirmed the story was breaking a non-disclosure agreement. As nobody at Destructoid signed an N...
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Need speed

New Need for Speed coming 2015, Titanfall and Plants vs Zombies 2016


Who needs to be surprised this E3?
May 05
// Steven Hansen
Electronic Arts is adding to its holiday lineup (sports, Battlefront) with a new Need for Speed, according to EA financials. The company decided to chill on yearly Need for Speeds after going from developers Black Box to Crit...
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Sega not at E3

Sega continues to wind down relevancy, won't have an E3 booth


Japan's gaming giants lumber off
May 05
// Steven Hansen
As a business, Sega is doing fine. It has two mobile games that, on their own, each turn over $5 million a month. That's to say nothing of Sega's succesful non-gaming businesses. The company's projected revenue forecast on th...
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PC at E3

PC Gamer and AMD are hosting a PC conference at E3


Interesting
Apr 30
// Chris Carter
PC at E3? Well I'll be! PC Gamer has just announced, in partnership with AMD, that a "PC Gaming Show" will be held at E3 this year. It will be on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, to be streamed on Twitch. Speake...

Final Fantasy XV getting demo update, mostly skipping E3

Apr 28 // Steven Hansen
The two also talked new features that will make it in Final Fantasy XV, including difficulty options. The more action-oriented style seems to have fans clamoring for an easier setting. Voice acting will be improved, too, as the demo's acting represents non-final dialogue (Noctis will sound less like Batman). The sexy mechanic Cid, however, will stay sexy. "She's actually not meant to be an erotic character," Tabata said, explaining that her cleavage represents her "energetic...cheerful, and active character." He was also perplexed by the "too sexy" complaints, which mostly came from Europe, combined with the desire for a female party member, again hitting up the "bro-trip, men can't be themselves around women" excuse that sort of flies in the face of series history. Other little changes are already promised or underway. A mini-map will be added with enemy radar now being considered additionally. You'll be able to evade and cancel out of most attacks. You were meant to be able to warp outside of battle, but the team hasn't been able to implement it without bugs (and might not be able to). So, if it wasn't obvious, Final Fantasy XV is still a work in progress. This is where we loop back to the headline and note that the game will have a short trailer at E3, but "the promotion for the main title will officially begin at Gamescom" in August, a month ahead of the Tokyo Game Show. Final Fantasy XV feedback live stream full report: Episode Duscae 2.0 coming mid-May [Gematsu]
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Demo gets camera, combat and targeting tweaks, main game gets difficulty settings
Ok. Final Fantasy XV isn't skipping E3. It'll only pay lip service, though. The above Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report, which is helpfully subtitled in English, sees director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji...

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Square Enix

Square Enix is the latest publisher to announce an E3 press conference


It'll be a busy E3
Apr 23
// Brett Makedonski
E3 press conferences are traditionally held by the three big console manufacturers. However, videogame publishers have been known to host their own when their upcoming line-ups call for it. Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are the...
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Bethesda E3

Bethesda's E3 invites could hint at a Fallout 4 reveal


Sometimes what isn't said is most important
Apr 20
// Jed Whitaker
Bethesda, creator of the Elder Scrolls and the newer series of Fallout games, has sent out invites for its E3 press conference that takes place on Sunday, June 14. Pictured on the invite are reserved seats for chara...

Calm down: Nintendo still has a lot in store for Wii U

Mar 30 // Jed Whitaker
Splatoon - May 2015 The paint-splattering Splatoon comes out in under two months and is Nintendo's first attempt at a third-person action shooter. Information has quickly been trickling out as release nears with Nintendo posting a huge dump of screenshots revealing new characters, modes, weapons, and stages. Chris Carter recently previewed the game, saying "I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Spaltoon's campaign" and seemed to have fun with the multiplayer.  Xenoblade Chronicles X - TBA 2015 The original Xenoblade Chronicles was a great game, and Xenoblade Chronicles X is shaping up to be even better. Character customization, multiplayer, beautiful graphics, and JRPG goodness make this one to watch for this year. No precise release date has been announced thus far. Yoshi's Woolly World - First half of 2015 Yoshi's Woolly World hasn't had much press since E3 of last year where it won over Steven. Taking Yoshi's Island-style gameplay and making it have a nice yarn aesthetic seems like a winning formula to having the best Yoshi game since Yoshi's Story on the N64. With the lack of information and the peculiar absence from Nintendo's game release calendar, I won't be surprised if this one slips to later in the year to fill in the gap Zelda left. Star Fox - TBA 2015 Star Fox for Wii U was originally teased with a blurred screen behind Shigeru Miyamoto, and only the above screenshot has ever been shown to the public. We do know that you play with a dual-screen perspective, and you pilot Arwings, tanks, and a new helicopter vehicle, but other than that it hasn't really been mentioned since E3 of 2014. That means less has been shown than the now-delayed Zelda.  Project Giant Robot and Project Guard - TBA 2015 Miyamoto has his hands full, as he has been working on not only Star Fox but also Project Giant Robot and Project Guard, two games shown last year at E3. Giant Robot has players building skyscraper-sized robots on their Wii U GamePad and then battling them to the death, while Guard is a mix between tower defense and watching security cameras. Neither game has been shown or mentioned since E3 last year, nor has a release date been announced.  Mario Maker - TBA 2015 While the name is pretty self-explanatory, Mario Maker looks to have a lot of depth, offering the ability to make levels in the style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U. Not just easy levels either, but levels described as masochistic. No firm release date has been announced. So there you have it, seven games that potentially could be coming to the Wii U this year, pending any "please understand" cancellations that Nintendo has become infamous for. A nice mix of genres that should have something for everyone. Nintendo won E3 2014 in my opinion, so hopefully it can bring surprises to woo me again this year. The Wii U isn't dead, long live the Wii U.
The Wii U isn't dead yet photo
Unless it delays everything, please understand!
After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but. So join me as I refresh your memory and get you back on the Nintendo hype train for 2015.

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Bethesda at E3

Bethesda's holding an E3 press conference this year


We're talkin' E3 already, huh?
Feb 10
// Brett Makedonski
February snow's still on the ground. All eyes are trained squarely on the rapidly impending GDC. Lo, Bethesda comes out of nowhere and wants to talk about E3! Los Angeles is still so many months away; just settle down. Oh, Be...
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Phantom Dust

Microsoft's Phantom Dust reboot will be a '30-hour JRPG'


Flexible pricing models were mentioned
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
Remember last year when Microsoft said it was rebooting Phantom Dust? Me neither! It's been a while since we've heard about the project, but now we have some juicy details compliments of creative director Ken Lobb in a recent...
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gamescom gaining on E3 for PR impact


Whatever the hell that is
Sep 02
// Dale North
We don't attend videogame trade shows for their "PR impact," but it is interesting to hear that gamescom is gaining on E3 as far as that measurement is concerned. Analytics company ICO Partners says that the European event is...
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Sony

Of course Sony rewrote their PlayStation 4 script for E3 2013


They would have to have been crazy not to
Jul 09
// Brittany Vincent
In a move that should shock absolutely no one, it appears that Sony actually did rewrite bits and pieces of its E3 2013 presentation after witnessing Microsoft's own announcements crash and burn.  Sony Computer Entertain...
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Awards

Evolve, No Man's Sky win big at the E3 Game Critics Awards


E3 2014 winners announced
Jul 01
// Jordan Devore
The Game Critics Awards for E3 2014, as determined by 29 media outlets including Destructoid, have been announced. After seeing the nominations, it's no surprise that Turtle Rock's one-versus-four multiplayer shooter Evolve c...
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MGSV

Hollywood loves the E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V


Filmmakers offer praise for MGSV and look to the future
Jun 28
// Alessandro Fillari
It should go without saying that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain had a great showing at E3. Not only was the official trailer a stellar piece of work, and a big indication of how grim the game will be, but the 30-minute ...
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Devil's Third

Photo realistic cat heads in Wii U's The Devil's Third


Itagaki's insane multiplayer Wii U game
Jun 25
// Steven Hansen
It's weird clicking a mature content warning on a video on Nintendo's YouTube with Mario staring innocently at me. But the collaboration between Itagaki and Nintendo for The Devil's Third, revived as a Wii U exclusive, is we...
Game Critics Awards photo
Game Critics Awards

Evolve and 2K lead the way for E3 Game Critics Awards nominations


PS4 was the platform with the most nominees, barely
Jun 24
// Brett Makedonski
With E3 2014 in the rear-view mirror, it's time to see which publishers and games impressed the Game Critics judges the most. The Game Critics Awards are handed out after judges from 39 outlets vote on titles that were a...

The 5 best parts from the E3 demo of MGS V: The Phantom Pain

Jun 20 // Max Scoville
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...in under 2 minutes!
Sure, you could go watch the whole half-hour demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain we saw at E3, but then you don't get to look at my pretty face. Also, an animal shows up at the end of this video! Can you guess what it is? 

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Nintendo

Nintendo's E3 2014 streams are now up on YouTube


Live with Treehouse
Jun 20
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo's decision to let its Treehouse staff stream games throughout E3 2014 was smart. It gave those of us at home extended looks at the latest 3DS and Wii U titles, let us hear from developers themselves, and overall hel...






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