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E3 2010 - Madden NFL 11: Should You Care?

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

E3 2010 - <i>Madden NFL 11</i>: Should You Care?

This year's E3 has put a lot of pressure on EA Sports to really step their games up when it comes to the quality of the titles they are putting on the market. FIFA 2010 World Cup was a huge improvement over FIFA 2010 and FIFA 2009, and even Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 was graphically cleaner than in year's past. We were really hoping the same for Madden NFL 11, especially after the release of Backbreaker this month, but it seems like there's mixed emotions across the industry.

Want to know what we think? Hit the break for our take on the game.

E3 2010 - Nintendo's 3DS

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Scott Ertz

E3 2010 - Nintendo's 3DS

This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, it has been a year of 3s. We have seen Gears of War3, Fable 3, the third installment of the Assassin's Creed family and The Sims 3 coming to the console. Nintendo took this a step farther and announced the Nintendo 3DS.

The 3DS is different from previous DS family changes because this is the first time Nintendo has done a real upgrade on the hardware. In the past, we went from the original DS to the DS Lite, which just made the handheld lighter and smaller. The DSi made the screens a little bigger and added the extra camera. The DSi XL gave us even bigger screens, but the hardware was still the same as the original. That is not the case this time.

Hit the break for all the changes on the Nintendo 3DS.

E3 2010 - Nintendo Aims For The Sky With The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - Nintendo Aims For The Sky With <i>The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword</i>

This year's Nintendo Keynote kicked off with Regie Fils-amie unveiling a new Zelda game for the Wii console, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Just when you thought you had mastered the Master Sword, Nintendo has changed up the control scheme to reflect the capabilities of Wii Motion Plus.

In the live demo by Miamoto we saw that the player will need to use the new controls to their advantage in order to put down the enemies of Hyrule. For example, enemies with weapons will actually use them for defense as well as attacking. Therefore, you have to swing your sword in such a way that you will hit the enemies opening.

Hit the break to read about the shield and more!

E3 2010 - ESPN and Xbox now Playing for the Same Team

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

E3 2010 - ESPN and Xbox now Playing for the Same Team

At last year's E3, Microsoft was big on making the Xbox 360 the center of all family entertainment in the living room, by announcing the additions of Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, the integrated Zune Marketplace and the then-named Project Natal - now Kinect for Xbox 360. We were all in agreeance that moving into 2010, Microsoft would be in a perfect position to further their stance as the premier entertainment console for the family.

It seems that Microsoft has definitely progressed in that mission by announcing at this year's E3 the partnership between Xbox 360 and ESPN.

Hit the break to see what's in store for your console!

E3 2010 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Josh Henry

E3 2010 - <i>Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood</i>

Last night the highlight of Ubisoft's presentation was showing us the trailer for the new installment of the Assassin's Creed series entitles Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The trailer at first seemed to be just like all the rest of the AC trailers. You see an assassin in the traditional all white assassin get-up, walking through a crowd, showing who he's after you know the deal. But then you see a shot of a guard spotting the assassin- who happens to be Ezio from the second game- and begins to take aim, until suddenly it seems the guard is mysteriously disposed of.

For the full Assassin's Creed: Brotherhod preview, hit the break!

E3 2010 - Future So Bright You Got To Wear Shades

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Josh Henry

E3 2010 - Future So Bright You Got To Wear Shades

You may remember Golden Sun: Dark Dawn being officially revealed at last year's E3, and not much else was mentioned on the topic. Today, however, Nintendo featured the first video of the upcoming epic in their keynote speech. Naturally, Golden Sun has made the transition to full 3D, along with the series' famous Djinn battle animations.

Hit the break for the full game rundown.

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