Category Archives: E3 Expo 2011

E3 2011: Chillingo Hands-On - 'Roll in the Hole', 'Blobster', 'DrawRace 2', and 'Contre Jour'

Of all the outfits at E3 showing iOS related stuff, Chillingo by far had the best overall lineup. All four of these games look great, and I really can't wait to give 'em all a try. They really know how to pick the games they're going to promote now, and while I'm not entirely sure any of these will be the next Angry Birds, they might be the next Feed Me Oil...

E3 2011: EA Hands-On - 'Madden 12', 'FIFA 12', 'Battleship', and a new 'Monopoly'

Meeting with EA is always a little weird at conventions. Like most massive companies they're governed by many layers of management, marketing, and more. Because of this, details on a lot of these games are hilariously vague. In fact, I was able to get a peek at The Sims Medival, but at this point in time, the only thing EA is willing to let me take away from the event is its logo. Similarly, all they'd tell me about Madden 12 is that it's better than last year, and it has leaderboards...

E3 2011: Capcom & Beeline Hands-On - 'Street Fighter IV Volt', 'Monster Pet Shop', and 'Dream Park'

Capcom (and their tiny mobile division Beeline Interactive) had a massive booth at E3. In this tiny booth was a single kiosk showing off their iOS offerings. Regardless, the guys are Capcom were totally excited to show everything off. I'm sure people will be most interested to check out Street Fighter IV Volt, the upcoming addition to the iOS Street Fighter series:..

E3 2011: 'Pocket Heroes' Hands-On Shows Great Promise

It seems like every convention we see a game (or, sometimes, games) that make us take a step back and say, "Whoa, now that's really cool." As a former hardcore Dungeons & Dragons player, Pocket Heroes hit all the right notes for me. Here's the game in a nutshell: Take a party-centric tabletop-style turn based game, give it sprite-based UI, and then add in Words With Friends-style push-powered asynchronous online multiplayer...

E3 2011: 'Sonic & Sega Allstars Racing' Hands-On

Do you find yourself craving Mario Kart on your iPhone, but then are depressed every time you realize that there isn't a Nintendo logo on the device, making such a thing hilariously unlikely? Well, Sega might be offering the next best thing. Sonic & Sega Allstars Racing takes a load of hints from Mario Kart, and utilizes their array of Sega characters instead of the Nintendo favorites. It's got multiplayer, loads of power-ups, a cool drifting system, and more...

E3 2011: Muteki Corportation - Hands-On with 'Dragon Fantasy', 'Game Studio', and the new 'Jetpack Dragon' Update

Believe it or not, E3 wasn't all big name developers and publishers, even though the insane show floor would make most believe otherwise. No, actually, it turns out that there were quite a few indie developers around enjoying the sights and sounds that I was able to catch up with. The first of which was the guys from Muteki Corporation, who had a few really rad things to show off...

E3 2011: 'Shadow Gun' Actually Running on an iPad

We've posted about Shadow Gun a few times now, but really haven't gotten much confirmation that the game will actually look (and perform) like it does in the trailer footage. Heck, being skeptical about such things is entirely reasonable too, as it seems like over the course of video game history more than a few developers have released trailers that are either pre-rendered or captured running on hardware that far exceeds the target platform. And really, I suppose as a game developer the greatest compliment you can get is producing something that is so good that people don't think it's real...

E3 2011: Gameloft Hands-On Video Extravaganza

I heard you guys like gameplay videos. Well here are a ton. Gameloft had a ridiculous amount of games to show off at E3, and all of these games are scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2011. Of course no pricing was discussed (except for Let's Golf 3 which will be free) but we can likely assume these games will all be priced in line with Gameloft's fairly predictable pricing schemes...

E3 2011: OnLive on the iPad is Fantastic

At GDC in 2009, OnLive was originally unveiled with an incredible amount of entirely reasonable skepticism. The prospect of a service that removed the high-end gaming console and/or PC from the equation and instead did all the heavy lifting in a remote datacenter before streaming your game in HD via the internet was difficult to imagine at the time. Hell, when you stop and think about it, it's still hard to imagine today...

'Street Fighter 4' Follow-Up 'Street Fighter 4: Volt' Announced

Perfection is a strong word, but Capcom isn’t shying from using it when describing Street Fighter 4: Volt, a fleshed out iPod Touch and iPhone sequel to the original Street Fighter 4 [$4.99]. Volt will feature a cast of 18 characters, and will see the addition of Wi-Fi competitive play, which was something its predecessor lacked. It’ll also, according to Capcom, offer “perfected” action with a control feature set reminiscent of the original game...

Will Wright, the visionary behind The Sims franchise and the creator of Spore, is getting back into games design with his new studio, Super Fun Club. At E3, Wright revealed that this new title, which is ‘likely’ to hit tablets, smartphones, and Facebook according to UK news site Eurogamer, is based on science fiction author Bruce Sterling’s “Maneki Neko.”..

Next week is going to be insane. WWDC. and E3 are both taking place at the same time. If you're a gamer, there's going to be so much news to take in next week that it might take two weeks to read it all...

It's hard to believe it's already WWDC (and E3) season already. The always-accelerating fast-paced nature of the App Store (and mobile devices in general) have made this year absolutely fly by. Anyway, if you're unfamiliar, WWDC is Apple's event which falls around the same time every year and is usually kicked off with a keynote address by Steve Jobs. While this event is entirely Apple-centric, E3 is all about video games of all kinds. Unfortunately, these two events fall on the same week this year, which is going to make covering both events pretty tricky, to say the least...

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