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South Park: The Stick of Truth Official Trailer

South Park: The Stick of Truth

For your viewing pleasure, the just released trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth. Do you have what it takes to be the fifth member of the South Park gang?



South Park: The Stick of Truth will be available March 5, 2012 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.

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Xbox E3 2012 Press Event Wrap Up

Xbox E3 2012

Microsoft just concluded their annual E3 press conference, and has opened the expo guns blazing. They kicked things off by showcasing eight minutes of Halo 4 single player, which highlighted a new, as yet to be named enemy and new UI elements. Following the stage demo, Ubisoft took the stage to introduce the sixth entry in the Splinter Cell franchise; Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Following Sam Fisher's renegade stint in prior entries, he is now back in an official capacity, as the leader of forth echelon. Blacklist features Kinect support, co-op, and spies vs mercs mode, and will ship sometime next spring.

A teaser trailer for the just announced Gears of War prequel was unveiled. Now officially known as Gears of War: Judgement, expect more information to come soon. Later, Yusef Mehdi, head of Xbox Marketing and Strategy, took the stage to announce new media and entertainment partnerships for the Xbox 360, as well as expanded bing voice search functionality. Soon, Xbox users will be able to search by genre, and the functionality will be expanded to 12 new countries, including Mexico. Four new entertainment providers - out of an additional 35 - were revealed; Nickelodeon, Paramount, Machinima, and Univision. In addition, expanded sports offerings were revealed; NBA, NHL, and new Watch ESPN functionality. Beyond third party entertainment, as largely anticipated, Microsoft has officially nixed the Zune Branding. Soon, Zune Music will be renamed to Xbox Music, and like Zune, will retain the branding across PC, Tablets, Xbox, and Windows Phone.

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New Wii U Details Announced

Wii U

Earlier this evening, Nintendo streamed a pre-E3 edition of Nintendo Direct, focused entirely on the Wii U. Although no launch titles were announced in the broadcast, it offered a closer look at the upcoming console. In particular, the innovative - and much talked about - tablet controller has been given a new name and redesign. Now officially known as the Wii U Gamepad, notable changes from last year's prototype include the addition of NFC functionality, a TV button, and control sticks as opposed to nubs. Additionally, the face buttons have been moved for added player comfort, as have the start and select buttons.

Wii U Gamepad

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Wii U Hands On Preview

Wii U

Last week, Nintendo unveiled the successor to Wii, dubbed the Wii U. There were no confirmed first party games playable for the new console this year; instead, Nintendo showcased a series of interactive proof of concept demos. As Wii U was one of this year's biggest reveals, lines to try the new hardware were substantial - anywhere from 3 to 5 hours, depending on the time of day! We braved the lines at Nintendo's booth, and had the opportunity to try all 8 of the playable demos on display for the console. Read on for wrap ups of every Wii U demo Nintendo had to offer this year.

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Mass Effect 3 Updates and New Trailer

Mass Effect 3

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo gave way to several new exciting new reveals for fans of the Mass Effect franchise. Bioware detailed new Kinect functionality, a new gameplay trailer, and has now locked down a release date for Mass Effect 3. While some may be skeptical about the prospect of using Kinect in an RPG, skeptics can rest assured; the new functionality is optional, and does not entail the use of gesture based controls. Based upon the live stage demo of Mass Effect 3 that was held at EA's Game Changers event, Kinect is being leveraged primarily as a method of voice command in game. Using the device, players may complete dialog trees without the necessity of a controller, and can also dictate tactical orders to other team members.

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