There were some pretty impressive showings at this year's E3 conference in LA, and now everyone can relive the moment with the 2010 Game Critics Award winners. Every year, a number of gaming critics vote on the best games, hardware, and developments after the show is over. What took home the big prize as best in show? Find out (along with some other notable winners) in this slideshow!
Demoed extensively at this year's E3 conference, Epic Mickey tells the tale of Mickey Mouse after he is flung into a place called Wasteland.
This twisted version of the Magic Kingdom is ruled by Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Mickey's half-brother), and Mickey must make his way through the land — using a paintbrush to fill in colors, elements, and battle foes, while splashing paint thinner to take things away — to ultimately go toe to toe with Oswald and the massive Phantom Blot. It's totally appropriate then, that players of Epic Mickey would use a Wii controller that looks like a paintbrush.
Ryan may have the upper hand when it comes to chiseled chests, but Zachary dominates in the cute, geeky guy next door department. After hearing him wax poetic about video games at last year's WonderCon, it's not a surprise to see Zachary enthralled in a heated 3D game at the Nintendo booth, but what does come as a surprise is how hard it is to decide which is hotter — Zachary Levi or a Nintendo 3DS?
Both are totally hot in their own right. But while one has been hot for years, the other is about to reach an all-time high. So tell me fellow geek gals, which is hotter — Ryan Phillippe or the Nintendo 3DS?
So for pop culture nerds like myself, it means that I can quote my favorite flicks to my heart's content in a competitive video game format. Titles like Terminator and The Princess Bride are already available, and I can't wait to see if Billy Madison or my other most quoted movies are available for Yoostar 2. I'm really looking forward to showing off my vast knowledge of the movies I've memorized over the years, but I'd like to hear from you — which films do you know best?
Amid the by-the-minute iPhone 4 news, you may have forgotten that the biggest gaming event in the US is taking place right now in Southern California! The E3 expo has proven itself once again to be the place for gaming developers to announce new and cutting-edge devices, titles, and accessories. Find out what you've missed in this E3 roundup.
- Animal Crossing
- The Sims 3
- DJ Hero 3D
- Kid Icarus
- Mario Kart
To see even more games you'll be able to play on the Nintendo 3DS, just keep reading.
During the Nintendo presentation this morning at the E3 conference, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata took the stage to officially show off the Nintendo 3DS. It's a pretty amazing gaming device, coming with a 3D widescreen on top and touch panel (non-3D) screen on the bottom, a 3D slider (to adjust the level of 3D projection, or turn it off all together), an analog stick, dual 3D camera on the front and a single front-facing camera on the inside, motion sensors, and a gyroscope to enhance your game play. You'll get all this without ever needing to wear a pair of 3D glasses.
Additionally, Iwata announced that you'll be able to view 3D movie trailers from Disney and Dreamworks from the 3DS, with more trailers — and eventually full movies — rolling out soon. Further, the 3DS will come with upgraded WiFi communications that let your 3DS download upgrades, new levels, and extras from your games automatically, without any monthly fees.
Find out what titles will be available for the 3DS, and see a video from the presentation after the break.
Remember yesterday when I said that the new Microsoft Kinect controller system would change the face of exergaming? Well the proof is in the pudding — yesterday, Ubisoft revealed their new title Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, that has you jogging, squatting, jumping rope, and kickboxing, all with some nice beats and hot trainers to move with.
First, you'll get a body profile (including weight, height, BMI, and calorie burn), and set up goals to reach. Then using the Kinect's motion sensing, player projecting, and voice recognition technology, Your Shape will offer a wide range of workouts to keep you from getting bored — yoga, Pilates, cardio workouts, group classes, mini-games for the family, and personal trainer-based programs (led by well-known trainers like LA-based Michael George, who's worked with Reese Witherspoon and Spiderman's Tobey Maguire).
Additionally, the game's website will act as a hub for users to share their experiences, exchange tips, and get inspired by success stories. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved will be hitting stores this Fall, but until then, take a look at the fun trailer after the break.
Finally, the latest installment to one of my favorite franchises, Fable III, will be launching on Oct. 26. Coming on the Xbox 360 and PC, Fable III will feature the voices of Ben Kingsley and John Cleese and will keep your faithful dog by your side. The game also includes a new and exciting storyline — check out the brand-new E3 trailer after the break.