E3 2012

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The ShootMania Beta: Serious Competition

One of the biggest issues with competitive games (Starcraft 2, League of Legends, SFIV, etc) is that any balancing changes made affects both the competitive and non-competitive communities of the game. This means that competitive gameplay can remain unbalanced, broken, or substandard until fixes are implemented that don’t also break…
Posted 18 Jul 2012 | E3, E3 2012, Editorials, Featured Articles, industry, PC, Preview | 0 Comments
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Beyond: Two Souls Will Give Players More Control Than They Had In Heavy Rain

Quantic Dream’s E3 reveal of Beyond: Two Souls didn’t exactly light up the Brutal Gamer news room. As we discussed on our post-E3 Hangout, the footage shown during the conference was dull and we were left with the impression that the game would be another cutscene QTE-fest like Heavy Rain….
Posted 13 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, PS3 | 0 Comments
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Pikmin 3 Has No Online Multiplayer For You

With Nintendo working to launch the Wii U with a fully functional online service you may have been expecting to play a little Pikmin 3 online with your new easy to use Friend Code, sadly it appears that the company’s flagship launch title will hit without any online functionality.
Posted 13 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Wii U | 0 Comments
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Miyamoto “Satisfied” With Current 3DS Design, Thinking More About Future Handhelds

Just prior to E3 rumors circulated around the Internet that Nintendo was set to announce a larger version of the 3DS, dubbed the 3DS XL. That obviously didn’t happen, and word from The Big N is that the company is “satisfied” with the current design.
Posted 12 Jun 2012 | 3DS, E3 2012, News | 0 Comments
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Nintendo: Wii U Will Have Better Friend Codes, Achievements, And Data Transfer From Wii

Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo president of America Reggie Fils-Aime clarified some of the concerns about the upcoming Wii U console and shed some light on features that were not touched upon during the company’s E3 press conference.
Posted 11 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Nintendo Wii, Wii U | 0 Comments
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Report: THQ Sold UFC License To EA After UFC 3 Failed To Break Even

According to a report by Wedbush Securities, UFC Undisputed 3 failed to reach its break-even sales mark of 2 million units, prompting THQ to sale the UFC license to Electronic Arts.
Posted 11 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, industry, News, Rumor | 0 Comments
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Miyamoto: Zelda Wii U In The R&D Stage

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly last week during E3, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that a new The Legend of Zelda title is in development for Wii U, however the project is so early in development that they are still in the experimental phase.
Posted 11 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Wii U | 0 Comments

Brutal Gamer Hangout #3: E3! Huh… What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing, apparently.
Posted 09 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, Hangout, News | 0 Comments
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E3 2012: Moderators Will Approve All Wii U Miiverse Messages Before They Are Posted

The heavy hand of Nintendo online protection methods gets even heavier on Wii U.
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Wii U | 1 Comment
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Epic Demos Unreal Engine 4

Epic took some time this week to publicly show off a tech demo for the successor to their Unreal Engine 3 video game engine, the sequentially named Unreal Engine 4.
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, industry, News | 0 Comments
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Retro Studios “Hard At Work” On Something Nintendo Won’t Talk About

Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, told IGN that Retro Studios (the developer behind Donkey Kong Country Returns and the Metroid Prime trilogy) is currently working on a new project but it will be some time before we hear anything about it.
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Wii U | 0 Comments
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Sony Confirms They Are Looking At Cloud Gaming, But Are Concerned About Infrastructure

Speaking to MCV during E3 this week, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the company is looking into cloud gaming and that it could at some point become part of the PlayStation brand, however, there are major concerns about the current state of the Internet’s infrastructure.
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, PS Vita, PS3 | 0 Comments
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E3 2012: The Last of Us Demo Plays Out Different Depending On Player Choice

By far one of the best things seen at E3 this year was the phenomenal gameplay demo for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us that debuted on stage during Sony’s press conference. Now that the dust has settled a bit from all the E3 announcements one of the things we are hearing is…
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, PS3 | 0 Comments
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E3 2012: Reggie Talks Wii U Launch Titles, Third-Party Support, Price, And More

Speaking to IGN at E3 this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime talked a bit more about what gamers can expect from the Wii U when it launches later this year.
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Wii U | 0 Comments
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E3 2012: NBA Baller Beats Trailer And Show Floor Demo Footage

If your downstairs neighbors complained about your Rock Band drumming, they are going to murder you for playing NBA Baller Beats.
Posted 07 Jun 2012 | E3 2012, News, Xbox 360 | 1 Comment
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Alucard joins cast of Castlevania Mirror of Fate

The son of the Dragon appears for the first time in rebooted Castlevania continuity with this special extended edition Mirror of Fate trailer.
Posted 07 Jun 2012 | 3DS, E3 2012, News | 0 Comments
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