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Xbox E3 Press Conference Wrap-Up: Halo 4, Dance Central 2, and More

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Microsoft held their annual E3 press conference at The Galen Center earlier today, detailing their plans for upcoming games, future Xbox Live enhancements, and not one, but two Halo announcements. As they had promised last year, several Kinect supported titles aimed at the core audience were shown, including:

Kinect Star Wars

Ryse (formerly known as Codename: Kingdoms)

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Forza 4


Fable: Journey

Mass Effect 3



10 New Kinect Games To Be Unveiled At E3


E3 will undoubtedly be a big event for Nintendo fans, but Microsoft also has some exciting plans for the show. No less than 10 new games are slated to be announced at E3. Sources at Eurogamer said that these games will be directed at a more hardcore audience, and they wont be obvious. Another interesting tidbit is that Microsoft recently had a job posting for a studio that is focused on "Highly experimental gameplay." That could mean anything. According to Eurogamer, "Microsoft plans to triple the number of games available for Kinect by the end of 2011."

A list of the anticipated announcements follows after the jump.



Wii Successor to be Revealed and Playable at E3

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Nintendo announced last night that they will showcase their new console this June at E3. In their letter they said, "We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles." Sony and Microsoft may have a tough time competing at E3 with Nintendo's playable version of the new system. Read Nintendo's announcement letter for yourself here.

Rumors abound on many different sites detailing possible specs for the system, but Nintendo has yet to release anything definite at least we know when we'll know for sure. In their announcement Nintendo also said that the console will be released next year. Since they can already showcase a functioning model this June, the console may be ready for release early 2012.

Via Games Radar


Nintendo's Next Console: Rumors & Beyond

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With the initial report coming from GameInformer, a slew of articles based on rumored and/or “sourced” information followed, setting the gaming industry (fans included) ablaze. The initial thought of a new console from Nintendo is well interesting enough, but with all the added hype stemming from reports and tidbits from major gaming media outlets, bloggers, and even twitter accounts make this story just that much more intriguing. So, with the plethora of information that has accumulated just over the last 24 hours, we thought we’d lay down the highlights for you to keep that hype train rolling.

* Console is currently unnamed and rumored not to possess the Wii named brand, however is noted as being codenamed “Project Café”.

* Controller to feature a standard d-pad along with bumpers, triggers and dual-analog sticks.

* A touch capable screen appearing on the controller that measures 6 inches in size, along with a possible front-facing camera in which case could give the controller the ability to act as a Wii Remote sensor bar by itself.

* The controller’s touch screen has been mentioned to be “one-touch” rather than multi-touch.



New Nintendo Console May Be On The Horizon

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Various rumors around the industry are stating that Nintendo is prepared to reveal a brand new console between now and E3 in June.

According to Game Informer, the system is capable of the long asked for ability to run games in HD. It is also said to be close in power to a PS3. This alone will help the next console gather more 3rd party games that are identical to its competitions. Nintendo has began showing the console to developers to help raise interest for a launch in 2012.

Whether or not this console is a whole new one is not yet known. Will it hold the Wii title? Will it attempt to attack the hardcore fanbase? Only time will tell.

Via Gameinformer, IGN