E3 2012: Five trends that will change video games

E3 2012: Five trends that will change video games
by Dan Ackerman It's unlikely that E3 2012 will go down as one of the more newsworthy installments of this annual trade show. But, while we may lack blockbuster news (or many must-play games), there are several trends on display that paint a clear ...

Photos: E3 2012 Video Game Conference
A man walks past signs in place for E3 2012, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, an annual video game conference and show, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, June 3, 2012. Attendees at the Electronic Entertainment Expo...


Plays Well With Others: Video Game System Transcends Solitude
New York Times
LOS ANGELES — Six years ago, while much of the video game industry continued to obsess over explosion-addled young men in basements, Nintendo had the gumption to move in a different direction with the introduction of the Wii.

Video-game consoles add more non-gaming features
The Republic
“Since I'ma gamer, I'm always going to need a console,” he said. “So why bother with anything else if I don't have to?” As nearly 50000 industry professionals gather in downtown Los Angeles this week for the annual E3 video game conference, ...

E3: Warner Bros. wants to reinvent the movie-based video game
Los Angeles Times
By Ben Fritz It's no surprise that Warner Bros. has video games with "Batman" and "Middle Earth" in the titles coming out this year, since "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Hobbit" are the studio's two biggest remaining movie releases of 2012.

Thinking outside the XBox: Console video games move off the television
Washington Post
Video game console makers are finally thinking outside the box. At this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo, each of the “big three” console makers have introduced features that move their content off the television.

Video game violence at E3: too far, and still not enough
Is that what it takes to sell games these days? by Molly Wood I'm no shrinking violet when it comes to video game violence. I cut my teeth on Unreal Tournament, and I am a machine with a shotgun in Halo. But the bloody displays at Microsoft's and ...

Eyes on to mobile as video game expo starts in LA
In many ways, the video game industry itself is following the career trajectory of "Words With Friends" creator Paul Bettner. Bettner had worked on hardcore video games such as "Halo" for some 15 years before the birth of the iPhone inspired him and ...

'Wreck-It Ralph' trailer: A bad video game character tries to turn good -- VIDEO
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
It's literally in their programming for video game villains to be troublemakers, but in the new trailer for Walt Disney Animation's Wreck-It Ralph, the smash-loving antagonist in an 8-bit 1980s arcade game decides to prove there is more to him than ...

Dfc Intelligence Reports Video Game Software Global Revenues to Grow to $70 ...
Houston Chronicle
DFC Intelligence today revealed new research predicting global revenue from video game software will grow from $52 billion in 2011 to $70 billion in 2017. This revenue growth will be split between three broad platforms: personal computers (PCs) leading ...

Video Games May Be Helpful in Treating 'Lazy Eye' in Adults
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (June 6, 2012) — Suppose someone told you that researchers had discovered that a major cause of vision loss is treatable, and that the most promising new treatment is -- playing video games? It may sound far-fetched, but those are the ...

5 Things I'm Excited For In 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Video Game
Comic Book Movie
From free-roaming to a brand new story, five things I'm excited for in the upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man' video game. The Amazing Spider-Man video game might not be released until June 26th but, based on leaked news and spoilers, the anticipation has ...

Musician uses video games to create life's soundtrack
Austin 360
Amanda Lepre writes music inspired by video games. Her new release, 'Beneath the Forest of Error,' is the focus of a Saturday show. As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months.

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A Video Game History of Ray Bradbury
The lesser known adapations of Bradbury's works come from two video games from the 1980s and another nearly twenty years later. The spiritual sucessor to his "Fahrenheit 451" was a game of the same name released for Atari, Commodore 64 and PC as an ...


Blackmon to face the press over DUI; video-game fever
NFL News
All the new video games premiering at E3 in Los Angeles prompted Adam Rank to reminisce about the best sports video games of all time. Plus, we asked some NFL rookies to pick their favorite video-game characters. • Twenty-four teams hit the field for ...

NFL News

VIDEO GAMES: The Walking Dead Episode 2 is "Way More Brutal"
Comic Book Movie
Greg Miller from IGN tells us about what was shown of TWD Episode 2 on the E3 show floor and when it is expected to release. Greg Miller from IGN posted a wonderful article about The Walking Dead Episode 2 not too long ago and let's us know how it ...

PlayStation's digital strategy relies on the 'core' gamer
But for Jack Buser, senior director for PlayStation digital platforms in the US, laying a strong foundation for the company's digital games business means focusing on the traditional gamer, as opposed to the more casual, mainstream audience.


Show attendees play video games at the Square Enix booth at the Electronic ...
The Australian
Image Video E3 2012: Halo 4 Spartan Ops trailer PREQUELS, sequels, threequels, remakes, reboots and reinterpretations - does the video game industry have the Hollywood disease? A quick look around at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles ...

Danica Patrick faces more competition in new video game
Video gamers can help by pitting Patrick against the SEGA characters in the new video game, “Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.” The game features Patrick and the SEGA characters racing across land, air and water in fully transforming vehicles.

Nintendo shows off new Wii U video game console
AP Nintendo demonstrated "Just Dance 4" on the Wii U during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Tuesday. The new game console features touch-screen controllers, in addition to traditional ones. By DERRIK J. LANG | The Associated Press Nintendo is ...

'Wreck-It Ralph': Video Game Nirvana Just in Time for 'E3' — TRAILER & PICS
If this is the case, it means you love video games. And that you've finally found avideo game movie worth watching. And we sure needed one. From the early days of Alan Turing's chess and William Higinbotham's "Tennis for Two," video games have managed ...


Norwegian extremist played video game intensively
A 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his older sister as she slept at their family's rural Arkansas home has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. A 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his older sister as she slept at their family's rural ...

Video games make kids, aggressive
Times of India
46 percent said their sons or daughters had become 'less co-operative' since they started playingvideo games. 44 percent said that they were more 'rude or intolerant towards others', 40 percent said that they were more impatient, 36 percent reported ...

Video Games and Autism
The Ledger
After reading the May 20 article "Parents Find Children With Autism Benefit From Video Games" by Vanessa Hornedo, I felt compelled to respond. I am a mental health counselor in Winter Haven and I work with many children with autism, as well as other ...

Gamer's Domain: The Unveiling of E3 2012
Hello and welcome to a very exciting Gamer's Domain blog! I'm Levi Castle, and for the next few minutes I'll be talking about the best few days that a gamer looks forward to each year: E3. This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo originally was ...


Danica Patrick To Be Featured In New Sega Video Game With Sonic The Hedgehog
SB Nation (blog)
by Jordan Bianchi • Jun 6, 2012 11:27 AM EDT In an upcoming video game titled Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Patrick will be a free playable character where gamers will have the opportunity to race across land, air and water in vehicles that are ...

Video games 'making children rude and aggressive'
Belfast Telegraph
Some 204 parents of children aged from nine to 18 were surveyed about their children's use of video games, with 46% revealing they had become 'less co-operative' since starting to use them. Other alarming descriptions of 'rude or intolerant behaviour ...

'Harry Potter' author writes augmented-reality video game
A book-like controller is placed on a lap, which then transforms one inside the video game as the storybook comes alive. "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling helped to write the game's storyline. 9NEWS spoke with USA Today tech and gaming contributor Marc ...

Brooklyn Decker: PlayStation Gamer! | Brooklyn Decker : Just Jared
By Just Jared
Brooklyn Decker: PlayStation Gamer! Brooklyn Decker tests out some exciting video games with PlayStation Network fans at E3 on Tuesday (June 5) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old actress and model, who rocked an Isabel Marant dress with ...
Just Jared

Kaley Cuoco Flexes Her Hardcore Gamer Skillz - News - www ...
By Jeff Cork
Officer Gigglez commented on interrogator122's post about re: Kaley Cuoco Flexes Her HardcoreGamer Skillz. TarHeels129 .... The only celebrities I've ever heard talk about video games in a good way are the voice actors for characters.

EA Sports talks new UFC video game release date - MMAmania.com
By Jesse Holland
That means EA Sports, a division of software giant Electronic Arts (EA), will now be charged with producing the latest and greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) video game for 2013 and beyond. So, how long before we get a new UFC video game ...

The Entire History Of Video Games In Less Than Three Minutes
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Considering that video games have only been around for the past forty years, their progress since then has been pretty remarkable. This video ... Pitchfork Launches Soundplay: Play A Video GameWith Your Favorite Indie Hits. With Bjork's ...
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Video: The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game - E3 Trailer ...
By nickestrada
Peep the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man video game from E3. ... This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 2:30 pm and is filed under Video Games. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Tags: the ...

Five Unbelievable (but Necessary!) Video Game Tropes « Mancave ...
By mreal197
Aliens trying to wipe out Earth. Zombies have taken over the world. A plumber actually gets something done. These are all hard to believe premises we instantly buy into when we play video games so we can get to the action. Once the action ...
Mancave Daily - Boston

New Images of Star Trek Video Game Reveal… THE GORN! [Pics ...
By Brian Wilkins
On Tuesday, in coordination with their E3 hype, video game publisher NAMCO BANDAI released several photos of the upcoming Star Trek video game through a new.
Star Trek News | TrekNews.net

Eyes on to mobile as video game expo starts in LA - seattlepi.com
Bettner had worked on hardcore video games such as "Halo" for some 15 years before the birth of the iPhone inspired him and his brother to create "Words With Friends." By contrast, brick-and-mortar retail sales of video games discs, consoles ...
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E3: Maniac Mike's Discount Video Game Emporium - Dueling Analogs
By Steve Napierski
I know E3 isn't over yet, but I really think we can agree that Maniac Mike's Discount Video GameEmporium's keynote address was definitely the big winner at this year's convention. source: YouTube...
Dueling Analogs

Everything Is Terrible!: VIDEO GAME TIPS FROM THE PROS
By Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass
VIDEO GAME TIPS FROM THE PROS. Posted by Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass at 11:05 AM. Labels: 80's, America, Defenestrator III, nerds, video games....
Everything Is Terrible!

Madagascar 3 The Video Game RF XBOX360-ZRY – Releaselog ...
Description: In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, players must help Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe find a way home while working for a traveling circus. In single or two player co-op mode, players will ...
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A Brief History of Video Games « Bits and Pieces
By Jonco
A Brief History of Video Games. An abridged history of video games in under three minutes. Made using only sounds, music and video from the video games themselves. Thanks sg. June 6th, 2012 | Category: Interesting. Leave a Reply ...
Bits and Pieces

E3 2012: Star Trek Video Game Enemy Announced - IGN
During this year's E3 Namco Bandai and Paramount Pictures revealed that the iconic Gorn will ...

Eyes on to mobile as video game expo starts in LA - Yahoo! News
In many ways, the video game industry itself is following the career trajectory of ... Bettner had worked on hardcore video games such as "Halo" for some 15 ...

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