Nintendo E3 Conference – Live Blog

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

NOTE: All times are EDT

12:00 PM – Conference begins

12:02  – Miyamoto walks out and instantly begins with Pikmin 3

12:04 – Translater comes out to translate Miyamoto’s explanation of the Wii U in Japanese to English

12:06 – Pikmin 3 is finally unveiled. New Rock pikmin shown. 4 player co-op?

12:11 – Reggie Fils-Aime takes the stage!

12:12 – Talks more PR info about how the Wii U will revolutionize the living room.

12:14 – Wii U will support 2 GamePads confirmed.

12:16 – MiiVerse is re-announced.

12:20 – Reggie states how Mario will work with MiiVerse

12:21 – New Super Mario Bros. U revealed.

12:23 – Reggie talks Third party games

12:24 – Batman: Arkham City is shown.

12:24 – Name is changed for Wii U version and is called “Batman Arhkam City: Armored Edition”

12:26 – Live demo is shown. Showcases unique Wii U GamePad features like motion batarang and inventory list.

12:28 – Scibblenauts Unlimited for Wii U annaounced.

12:31 – A montage video is shown of the third-party games coming this Fall.

12:33 – Wii Fit U is announced and a video is shown.

12:37 – Sing! (Working title) is announced for the Wii U. A karoake type game.

12:39 – Scott Moffitt comes up to talk about the Nintendo 3DS

12:40 – He is stating that there’s another 3DS conference tomorrow.

12:40 – New Super Paper Mario 2 announced for Nintendo 3DS.

12:41 – Paper Mario 3DS is re-introduced as Paper Mario: Sticker Star

12:43 – Luigi’s Mansion 2 is shown as well.

12:44 – They show a quick montage of third-party games for Nintendo 3DS. More info will be at the live conference tomorrow

12:46 – Lego City Undercover is announced and a trailer is shown.

12:48 – Lego City 3DS is also announced to coincide with the Wii U version.

12:49 – Reggie introduces Ubisoft CEO to the stage.

12:50 – Ubi CEO mentions Zombi U and Rayman Legends and how they will utilize the Wii U and its GamePad.

12:51 – Just Dance 4 is shown for Wii U. Moves Like Jagger is demoed.

12:52 – Zombi U is shown. Gameplay is finally shown. Lots of interesting GamePad usage.

12:56 – Another Ubisoft montage showcasing Wii U games.

12:58 – The set has changed. Everything says “NintendoLand”

12:59 – NintendoLand incorporates 12 different Nintendo series into game “attractions”

1:05 – NintendoLand is confirmed to launch at the same time

1:09 – Conference Ends

Ubisoft Interview: Why so much Third Party support for the Wii U?

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An interesting read on Ubisoft’s Large 3rd Party Support for the Wii U and their opinion on new consoles at launch. Check it out here.

Sony E3 Conference – Live Blog

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NOTE: All times are in EDT.

9:00 PM – Sony E3 Conference begins

9:01 PM – Montage of PS Vita and PS3 gameplay and footage

9:06 PM – Jack Tretton takes the stage. He goes to say he’s honored that Playstation has been a part of E3 for 17 years

9:09 PM – Quantric Dream, the guys behind ‘Heavy Rain’,annouce a new IP called “Beyond”

9:11 PM – Main protagonist’s voice acting is done by Ellen Page.

9:18 PM – Beyond is a PS3 exclusive.

9:21 PM – Cinematic trailer for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale

9:22 PM – Game is confirmed to have Cross play with the PS Vita

9:23 PM – 4 Player demo is shown. Sweet Tooth, Fat Princess, Sly Cooper and Kratos are playable in the video.

9:26 PM – Nathan Drake and Big Daddy are new confirmed characters for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale

9:29 PM – LittleBigPlanet2 will have a new Cross-controller capability between the PSVita and Dualshock 3 controller.

9:30 PM – Jack Tretton talks about a revamped Playstation Plus which enables new full retail games for download starting tomorrow. First few titles are InFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet2, and Saint’s Row 2.

9:33 PM – PSOne Classics are coming to PSVita.

9:34 PM – PSN is getting quite a few new apps including Hulu Plus, Crackle, Facebook, etc…

9:35 PM – Music Unlimited is still having updates on PSN.

9:36 PM – Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation is announced and is coming October 30th, 2012. Featuring the first female Assassin as the main protagonist.

9:38 PM – White PSVita + Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation + 4GB MicroSD Card Bundle is coming in the Fall.

9:40 PM – Even More Assassin’s Creed 3 footage is shown. This time with Pirate ship DLC with the main character, Connor, steering the ship and having various battles.

9:45 PM – A new PS3 bundle is announced. PS3 + AC3 with exclusive DLC. Coming out October 30th, 2012.

9:46 PM – Far Cry again except showing off the 4 player Co-op Campaign.

9:50 PM – Far Cry 3 will also have exclusive DLC to the PS3.

9:50 PM – Jack Tretton speaks on the PS Move.

9:53 PM – Wonderbook for PS3 announces. A plastic book uses Augmented Reality to show gameplay on the screen.

9:54 PM – Wonderbook: Book of Spells. PS3 game using the AR book collaborating with the Pottermore service. Coming Fall 2012.

10:04 PM – Playstation Suite is being discussed. Beta has been available for Android developers earlier this year.

10:07 PM – Playstation Suite is now rebranded as Playstation Mobile.

10:10 PM – God of War gameplay has begun at long last!

10:16 PM – God of War: Ascension. March 12th, 2013.

10:17 PM – Entire conference room gets dark and quiet. Suddenly audio from The Last of Us plays.

10:18 PM – Last of Us Gameplay starts.

10:24 PM – Last of Us Gameplay ends. What a rush!

10:25 PM –  Sony Conference Ends.

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Ubisoft E3 Conference – Live Blog

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6:05 PM – Ubisoft E3 Conference begins

6:05 PM – Kicks right off with a performance of Flo Rida showing Just Dance 4 

6:10 PM – Aisha Tyler (host) show Tobuscus on a Web stream

6:11 PM – Far Cry 3 is shown off by Dan Hay, one of the producers of the game

6:20 – Far Cry 3 game trailer ends, Dan Hay and Tobuscus talk about exploration and single player

6:22 – Splinter Cell: Blacklist is shown again except now with Max Beland, the game director.

6:23 – Co-op from Splinter Cell: Conviction is confirmed to return. 

6:23 – Another trailer is shown for the game, except with CGI graphics.

6:26 – Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is coming Fall 2012. Also for Wii U.

6:28 – Rayman Legends talk for the Wii U

6:29 – Demo is shown from early Wii U Developer Kit. Murphy is a playable character using the WiiU GamePad screen. 

6:35 – ZOMBI CGI trailer unveiled. Another Wii U title. 

6:37 – A short trailer showing many different games for the Wii U including Rayman, Zombi, and Assassin’s Creed 3. 

6:39 – Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer. 

6:43 – In-game footage being showed off. 

6:51 – Assassin’s Creed 3 demo ends. The main character fights both British and American Templars. 

6:52 – Another short AC3 clip was shown. Nothing but a montage of assassination clips. 

6:53 – Shootmania demo is shown off next. Two teams from Ubisoft play against each other.

6:59 – Another short montage trailer showing smaller, more social games like The Settlers Online

7:05 – A new IP is being shown. A trailer about the New York blackout is shown

7:06 – In same trailer the game shows a fictional OS called “ctOS” which is an A.I. that controls an entire city.

7:07 – Gameplay of same game shows. The city you walk in is indeed your weapon. 

7:19 – Game is called Watch Dogs. 

7:20 – Ubisoft E3 Conference Done.

Nintendo 3DS Conference Announced for Wed, June 6th

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Nintendo is going all out this E3. Nintendo is planning a 3DS conference this Wednesday, June 6th @ 6pm PDT/9 EDT. Expect lots of games and a possible surprise…

EA E3 Conference – Live Blog

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NOTE: All times are in EDT.

4:00 PM – EA Conference starts

4:04 PM – Trailer of Dead Space 3 is shown

4:05 PM – Game will feature new areas and have drop in/drop out co-op gameplay

4:06 PM – Co-op Demo is being shown off

4:11 PM – Dead Space demo ends. Coming in February 2013.

4:12 PM – Cam Weber comes out and shows Madden 13

4:12 PM – Madden NFL 13 is running on the Infinity Engine, which goes by each players mass, speed, and physical capabilities

4:14 PM – Weber introduces Michael Irving and they talk upgrade system in Madden 13

4:18 PM – Sim City Social is announced and is coming to Facebook.

4:19 PM – Sim City is also coming to PC February 2013.

4:24 PM – Next up is Battlefield 3

4:25 PM – EA DICE announces Battlefield 3 Premium.

4:26 PM – 5 Expansion packs over the course of 9 months will be released. Available now.

4:27 PM – Battlefield 3 Premium trailer is shown

4:28 PM – *Cue iconic Star Wars theme* Bioware and Star Wars: The Old Republic

4:30 PM – Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free to plau up to Level 15 in July 2012

4:31 PM – New content trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic is shown.

4:32 PM – Medal of Honor: Warfighter demo is shown. Running on Frostbite 2.

4:39 PM – Demo ends, introduces Global Warfighter as a part of the Campaign.

4:41 PM – They announced new versions of Madden and FIFA for mobile devices and tablets.

4:50 PM – UFC Unleashed 2013 is unveiled

4:53 PM – Need For Speed Most Wanted is shown

5:01 PM – Crysis 3 is shown. Coming 2013.

5:05 PM – EA Conference Done.

Categories: E3 2012, Microsoft, PC, Sony

Minecraft is the best selling XBLA Game…Ever

June 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Markus “Notch” Persson recently tweeted:

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With it being on XBLA for nearly a month, the incredibly addicting game Minecraft has indeed become the best selling game on the platform. Quite a feat as several games before took a couple of years to reach that spot. Congrats to Notch and Minecraft!

~Jahranimo