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E3 2010 - EA Sports MMA Takes The Fight To The Next Level

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - EA Sports <i>MMA</i> Takes The Fight To The Next Level

Peter Moore, the president of EA Sports, made an insightful presentation on a new MMA game they are proud to be working on. There are a multitude of features that MMA fans can look forward to. Do you want to fight in venues all over the world? You can do that. Do you want a control scheme that favors timing and simplicity over complexity? They got that. Do you want to take player customization beyond your wildest dreams. You can definitely do that.

Not only can you create your own fighter in your image and give him your personality but you can flaunt it to the world online with Live Broadcast which takes your fighter, your opponent, your venue, and a live audience with live commentators and puts them all in one place. Not only that but you can fight for real world swag!

This is for sure something new and exciting for MMA and MMA fans alike. Welcome to the next level.

Also, don't forget to check out PLuGHiTz Live! Radio Tuesday night @ 9PM Eastern for our Microsoft and EA recap show!

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E3 2010 - Ubisoft Brings Games to Life

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Scott Ertz

E3 2010 - Ubisoft Brings Games to Life

Any section of a Press Briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles that begins with the confused statement "There are attractive people running around..." has got to leading into something interesting. Especially when it is muttered by Joel McHale, who was asked to host the briefing for a second year in a row, despite being the reason everyone hated the Ubisoft briefing last year.

We may not know why Joel was there again, but we do know why there were attractive people running around. They were part of the demo team for Battle Tag, a new game from Ubisoft that really blurs the lines between videogame and real game.

Hit the break for the details on this new game.

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E3 2010 - Forza Gets Re-Kinected With Racing

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - <i>Forza</i> Gets Re-Kinected With Racing

We saw a lot of impressive things this year at Microsoft's Keynote. Some of the most impressive news came from the widely anticipated and aptly named Kinect for the Xbox 360. Everyone can pick their favorite parts but even I am surprised at how impressive Forza looks given my hardcore Gran Turismo fan status. Bill Geist and Dan Greenawalt from the Forza team introduced us to a whole new Forza experience but more importantly a whole new racing game experience which the genre has needed for a little while now.

Hit the break for the full game rundown!

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E3 2010 - EA's New Gun Club of Honor

posted Monday Jun 14, 2010 by Scott Ertz

E3 2010 - EA's New Gun Club of Honor

EA has really gone out with their participation in first person shooters lately. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been a huge hit. Such a hit, in fact, that it has inspired EA to create a new group, which they call The Gun Club. The Gun Club is a group for players who love EA shooters (not the drinks at their after-hours parties) and want to be kept in the loop about upcoming projects, events, etc. One of the things members get is access to Beta programs early.

One of the early Betas you can get access to as a Gun Club member is the new Metal of Honor: Tier 1 (which is just being called Metal of Honor, but since we have already had one of those, we will use a full title), scheduled to hit shelves this October 12. The multiplayer Beta is scheduled for release on June 21, but Gun Club members can get it this week!

For more info on the new Metal of Honor game, hit the break!

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E3 2010 - Microsoft's Worst Kept Secret

posted Monday Jun 14, 2010 by Scott Ertz

E3 2010 - Microsoft's Worst Kept Secret

We have known for months now that Microsoft had been working on a new version of the Xbox 360 hardware. We have seen photos, we have seen screen captures of POS systems at retailers with the new SKUs, we have even seen future ads for the product. What we didn't know were the details, and today at Microsoft's Press Briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Microsoft waited until the very end to show us the goods.

Although the console had been sitting on stage all day and we had been looking at it the whole time, we had no idea it was there. Clever Microsoft hiding it in the shell of Classic White right in the middle of the stage. Right before he closed the briefing he lifted the shell and revealed the new shiny black case.

Hit the break for all the details on the next generation of our faithful friend.

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E3 2010 - The Future of Project Natal

posted Monday Jun 14, 2010 by Scott Ertz

E3 2010 - The Future of Project Natal

The big deal at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) early on is about the future and the usability of Project Natal, now known as Kinect for Xbox 360. Going into the show a lot of people had concerns about the idea of Microsoft's controller-less interface for the Xbox 360, after leaving the Microsoft Press Briefing, I don't think there are nearly as many skeptics, myself included. Let's talk about some of what they have done to make me a believer.

First, they have bought into their own idea. Sometimes Microsoft doesn't seem to believe in themselves as much as they should to make something successful and their products fail. That is not the case here. Microsoft has committed to launching Xbox Live and Kinect in every country where the Xbox 360 is sold this year. That is a big change for them because previously there were big holes in the Xbox Live network and we expected the same holes with Kinect.

For the rest of what they have done right, hit the break!

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