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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,, 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.

E3 2010 - Star Wars: The Old Republic

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Josh Henry

E3 2010 - <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i>

It is another week and once again I am going to write about how excited I am for BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic to finally grace us gamers with it's presence. This week thanks to E3 I now have a reasons that everyone should be excited for. Some critics of the game, namely old Star Wars Galaxies veterans, have been concerned with the lack of player housing. Today BioWare has gotten rid of any reason to worry about where you're characters will virtually sleep while you aren't out exploring the galaxy. Because it looks like every character on TOR will be getting their own ship!

What will you be able to use your ship for exactly? Well... we don't exactly know yet, but BioWare did say that we would be able to use them as a base of operations, as well as a way to get around the galaxy. Will we be able to let fellow players board our ship and possibly show off trophies and the fruit of our endeavors? We will just have to wait and see to get those questions answered possibly later in the week.

For more Star Wars news, hit the break.

E3 2010 - They All Said I Would Never Be A Jedi

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Josh Henry

E3 2010 - They All Said I Would Never Be A Jedi

A short while ago in a state far far away from Florida, us here at PLuGHiTz Live! got a chance to see a sneak peek of Lucas Arts new Star Wars based project utilizing the newly named Kinect. If you didn't get to see it yourself in the comfort of your homes, I suggest you start searching for the footage now.

While the Lucas Arts representative didn't give any details besides the fact that it would be coming to us in 2011, I will try my best to paint a picture for you of what we saw. I grew up watching the Star Wars movies and all I ever dreamed about was having my own lightsaber and defending the galaxy against the evil Empire. Thanks to the Kinect, it looks like I'll be able to realize that dream.

For the rest of the preview, hit the break!

E3 2010 - Ubisoft's Smooth Operators: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

posted Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

E3 2010 - Ubisoft's Smooth Operators: <i>Ghost Recon: Future Soldier</i>

During the latter part of Ubisoft's very strange Keynote I was excited to see a few minutes of game play footage for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier. This particular game focuses on close range combat and physicality so if you aren't the up close and personal type then Halo Reach is more up your alley and you can stop reading now. If you prefer to be all up in the enemies grill then you have a plethora of weapons and tactics to get the job done.

Wouldn't it be cool if you could turn invisible? You can do that. Want a posse to help you execute coordinated strikes? You got one. If you just so happen to like guns then you can use your silent automatics to lie low or break out the big guns to go Rambo if that's your thing.

Either way, the game environment is tailored to provide a good gaming experience to new comers and veterans of the franchise.

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

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