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Articles tagged with: E3

Nintendo: 73% Of Gamers Use Our Stuff

An internal study done by Nintendo claims that 73% of US gamers prefer to use Nintendo products over other gaming consoles. Before you go, “Hey, wait a second…”, the large percentage includes 43% of players who play exclusively on its products and another 30% who play on Nintendo as well as other consoles.

If these statistics are supposed to make me by a console, better luck next time, Nintendo. Another thing I would like to see back up those percentages would be a sample group, who exactly was surveyed, etc. If the sample group was only 100 people, then the results should be taken with a grain of salt.

Next Generation Xbox Unveiled At E3 2012

According to VideoGamer, it looks like Microsoft is planning to unveil its all-new Xbox360 successor at next years E3 trade show. In fact, Crytek, has already begun creating a new TimeSplitters game for the new console.

No clue on what we can expect the specs to be but we do know that the next gen console will run on DirectX 11 (the same platform that the latest Windows 7 PCs run on). Both Microsoft and Crytek declined to comment on the issue, perhaps hoping to make it more of a surprise as the next E3 closes in.

Razer’s New Mouse Offers 6400 DPI

A good mouse is important for a number of reasons. Good mice are absolutely essential for those who game, as a greater DPI (dots per inch) allows the gamer to quickly re-aim his or her gun in a first-person-shooter game without losing too much time. For work, a mouse with a high DPI is essential for the telecommuter to quickly travel on the screen’s real-estate, allowing for patterned responses to come with ease.

At E3, computer manufacturer Razer unveiled their newest gaming mouse that is equipped with a 4G Dual Sensor that uses both an optical and a laser sensor.

New Study: The Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old

Don’t worry too much if someone has told you that you were too old to be playing video games, they’re wrong. According to a new study released at E3, 72% of Americans play videogames, and of the 72%, 82% of gamers are adults.

The research was collected from 1,200 nationally representative households that were identified as owning either a video console or a PC that was used to play videogames. It turns out that the average American gamer is 37 years old, and has been playing for 13 years.

Mass Effect 3: Full Trailer And Gameplay Revealed

It looks like Mass Effect 3 will arrive in the month of March 2012, despite the original Holiday 2011 release schedule. The update comes from Casey Hudson, the project lead for Mass Effect 3. BioWare’s CEO Ray Muzyka said that Mass Effect 3 will take full advantage of Microsoft’s Kinect controller, and even said that players will be able to give voice commands directly to squad members (using their own voice.)

In-Depth Look At Battlefield 3, Due 10/11

The Electronic Entertainment Expo carried big news for many major manufacturers, among those, more information about Battlefield 3 unfolded. Fans of the Battlefield series can expect the title to ship to their door on October 25th of this year.

The title will be available for PS3, Xbox360, and PC. Fans will be happy to hear that the game took three years to develop and is powered by the Frostbite 2 engine, supplying the best graphics, character animation, audio/sound, and of course, physical destruction.

Two players were introduced for the single player campaign, including Dmitri “Dima” Mayakovsky, a Russian undercover operative and Jonathan “Jono” Miller, an American Marine Corporal. Gamers can play through…

Next Generation Wii U, Coming 2012

It looks like E3 has finally brought something of great substance for Nintendo fans, worldwide. The company has just unveiled the next generation Nintendo system, named the Wii U. While this won’t carry the same intensive graphics as the PlayStation 3 or Xbox360, it is essentially a High Definition Wii.

The controller itself has an integrated touchscreen, allowing you to do more and interact more with your games. You can even enjoy videoconferencing with your new Wii controller, and it almost seems like the controller is the highlight of the console.

Get Ready For Halo 4, Due Next Year

Well, what do you know? I was nearly certain that the Halo franchise had ended. Not only was Halo destined to be a trilogy, but its latest game, Halo Reach was a prequel to the trilogy. I remember thinking it was kind of funny how the prequel to the trilogy turned out, in fact to be the best game of the entire franchise.

Fortunately, for Halo fanatics around the world, they’ll be able to rejoice to the news of Halo 4’s release. Assuming your Xbox360 hasn’t had a Red Ring of Death yet, you’ll be able to get more shoot-em-up action and be able to embark on new heroic missions.

Xbox360 Adds YouTube, Bing, And Live TV To UI

Just a week after Microsoft boasted that 40% of all Xbox’s use was nongaming, Microsoft has recently announced at E3, that it has improved the Xbox UI by adding both detailed voice and gesture controls. The new Xbox user interface will have Bing, Netflix, YouTube, and all of your usual games all in one system, creating the ultimate powerhouse for entertainment.

The only thing missing is a usable chat client, similar to what STEAM uses for its gamers. With the new system, gamers can simply say a term to bring up all games, movies, and TV-shows related to that term. Gamers will be able to watch clips of the content, view gaming tutorials through YouTube, and discover any new releases pertaining to their favorite titles.

Next Wii Coming 2012- Official Announcement!

Nintendo has just announced news about the next Wii, due for next year. A playable version of this new gaming console will be available this summer at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. The E3 expo is of course on June 7th, so mark your calendars! President Satoru Iwata from Nintendo stated that the company will “propose a new approach to home video game consoles.”

Iwata went on to say that “it’s difficult to make 3D images a key feature, because 3D televisions haven’t obtained wide acceptance yet.”