Category Archives: E3

At the Xbox One reveal event a few weeks ago, Microsoft mentioned that SmartGlass was being built into its upcoming console, presumably allowing for more functionality and less of a bolted-on feel than the companion app has on the Xbox 360. Today, at its E3 2013 press briefing, we got a small look at what SmartGlass can do on the One -- and, spoilers, it's looking kinda the same...

Video games! Chances are we'll see a handful today at E3 in Los Angeles, as four of the biggest names in the biz take the stage at their own respective events. If you want to watch alongside us, we've collected some links to various live streams and the times they start:..

Following the traumatic experience of WWDC and E3 landing on the same week two years ago, we've steeled ourselves and have a way better game plan in place to handle both events this time around. Or, that's what we're fooling ourselves into believing. It'll be OK, right, guys? ...Guys? Anyway, since we're going to be all over the place, coordinating for both events is going to be a little weird if you're a developer that's looking to meet up...

E3: Hands-On with 'Infinity Blade Dungeons'

Not to be lost amongst the craziness that has ensued with the ending of E3 last week – with a hectic travel schedule, a major California freeway being shut down for an entire day, and preparing for WWDC in San Francisco this week – I was able to spend some time with a demo version of Infinity Blade: Dungeons at Epic’s E3 booth. And I’ve got to say that it was probably my favorite iOS title at the entire show...

On Friday we posted a hands-on of the upcoming Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. It was great. Really great, actually: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 for the iPad is the full experience. I'd argue it's the best way I've played a Duels of the Planeswalkers game so far. The touch controls work exactly as you'd expect them to. Playing cards from your hand is as simple as dragging them on to the play field, targeting is done by tapping, and a few on-screen buttons control the rest of the things you need to do to advance the game. It feels so much better than playing with a controller...

E3: Hands-on with 'Street Fighter X Tekken' on iOS

Yesterday we learned that Capcom had an iOS version of their recent console release Street Fighter X Tekken hiding somewhere in their massive E3 booth. Eli and myself searched it out and dove right in to see how it played, and we're happy to report that so far it gets the big thumbs up. The controls feel identical to previous Capcom fighters, that is they're actually pretty darn good. The option to move them around the screen wasn't present in this demo, so it did feel a bit awkward playing on the iPad, but it still felt good nonetheless...

E3: 'Fieldrunners 2' In-depth Developer Overview

Last month we learned that Subatomic Studios was in the midst of working on a sequel to their iOS classic Fieldrunners [$0.99 / $2.99 (HD)], one of the early App Store success stories and likely the game that had the biggest hand in sparking off the explosion of games in the tower defense genre. A couple of days following that announcement we talked with them on our bonus podcast where they gave us additional insight into the new game...

E3: Upcoming Titles from Square Enix

Square Enix had a number of new mobile titles on display tucked away in the corner of their massive E3 booth this year, as well as some that are already released. We briefly checked out all of them, and took some video of the ones that caught our attention the most. Check 'em out:..

Capcom has seen a great response to the portable iOS versions of their big name fighting franchises like Street Fighter IV Volt [$4.99], Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 [$4.99], and Street Fighter II Collection [$3.99]. So it’s not really surprising that their latest fighting epic, Street Fighter X Tekken, which pits two rosters full of long-time franchise rivals against each other, might be making its way to iOS...

E3: Hands-on with 'Need for Speed Most Wanted' and More from EA and Chillingo

Need for Speed Most Wanted - At the beginning of the week, EA announced a reboot of their beloved racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which launched on the last generation of consoles as well as the Xbox 360 back in 2005. The console version looked fantastic, but EA is also releasing a mobile version which we had a chance to check out at a hands-on event here at E3...

Looking back at E3 last year we got a first look at the OnLive client for the iPad. It was an impressive demo, and a few months later OnLive was going full steam ahead with the launch of the app. They even went as far as to send me the actual Bluetooth controller and a build to play on my iPad, and I'd say it worked even better than the E3 demo, as my home WiFi was substantially more reliable...

E3: The Choppers, Planes, And Other Vehicles Of 'Fieldrunners 2'

In May, Subatomic Studios unveiled that it was in active development on Fieldrunners 2, the sequel to its original genre-defining tower defense game. What's had us so excited about the upcoming project is its guts. Subatomic isn't just adding new modes, new maps, and generally updating the original game and slapping a "2" on it. Instead, it's introducing new mechanics and concepts that will radically change up the core experience. AI has soul and brains now, terrain has actual depth, and the game's systems will freely interact with each other. It sounds like a much more emergent game...

What happens when two publishers work together? You get social games. GREE and 2K Games have announced a new partnership that will see the release of at least two new social, and presumably free-to-play, twists on Sid Meier's Civilization and Sid Meier's Pirates in "select global social gaming markets," and more specifically, Japan...

E3: 'Duels of The Planeswalkers 2013' Hitting This Month

It's official: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, the third entry in the annualized Magic: The Gathering digital series, will hit this June 20 across Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and PC. It'll ship with new decks, some finer points of customization, new puzzles, and new cards from Magic: The Gathering's 2013 core set. ..

Global mobile and social publisher GREE is showing at E3 in Los Angeles this week, and it has at least 20 new games to unveil to the world. One of them is a new tentatively titled Resident Evil VS game dubbed, for now, Resident Evil VS. ..

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