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'Monkey Island 2 SE: LeChuck's Revenge' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 11:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge expands on first title with signature special edition features such as HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system all return in the sequel. Plus, experience all new unique special edition features that let you interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

'LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will include all the characters from both seasons of the animated TV series, as well as some fan-favorite characters from the theatrical Star Wars Saga. The game will feature brand new battle modes, giving players unique, head-to-head combat and an upgraded level builder, allowing the creation of customized bases and in-game battlefields.

'Shadow Harvest' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 10:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Harvest is a 3rd-person tactical action game set in the year 2025 on various current and future points of conflict around the globe. Featuring dual character control, realistic graphics and a refreshingly different storyline, Shadow Harvest is a completely new interpretation of the tactical-action genre.

'Alan Wake' (X360) DLCs Get Priced

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 10:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true. Alan Wake's first DLC is planned for release on July 27, and while the second DLC, The Writer, is not dated yet, both will be priced at 560 Microsoft points.

Nintendo's E3 2010 Lineup - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Check out the following new screens from Nintendo's E3 2010 lineup:

Impulse June 17 - June 20, 2010 Weekend Sale

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, is having its weekend sale, starting with a sale on THQ Ultimate Bundle (17 titles for $99.99), knocking 50% off Out of the Park 11, Lost Planet Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition, Tom Clancy's EndWar, while also dropping the price on Skyscraper Simulator, and CID The Dummy. Pre-order Making History II and get beta access as well as Making History Gold FREE!

'Landit Bandit' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Landit Bandit is a 3D helicopter game that combines modern technology with retro design to provide a unique experience for console gamers. Defy gravity over 20 levels in either singleplayer or co-op splitsscreen campaign mode, or battle your friends in 6 different duels.

'The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Journey through the land of Hyrule in this classic installment in the Zelda universe, Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.

'Wii Party' (Wii) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Nintendo brings the action into the living room with Wii Party, a game that changes the way people interact with other players. Featuring 13 different party game modes and 70+ minigames, Wii Party can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, regardless of age.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Sam Fisher, the renowned secret agent is back in this redesigned version of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. Experience one of the most acclaimed games in the Splinter Cell franchise for the first time in 3D.

'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Lead the Ghosts, the most elite special forces unit in the US Army, across multiple tactical missions to prevent a war from breaking out.

'Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Packed with 35 playable characters, bonus stages and cinematic Ultra combos, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition expands the action by allowing you to fight your friends around the world using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.

'Samurai Warriors 3' (Wii) - Features

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Samurai Warriors 3 is an evolution of the Warriors series, featuring an innovative new game mode and a completely fresh storyline. In addition to a host of new characters and combat and game-play elements, the game also will test players with new tactical and strategic challenges on the battlefield.

'Samurai Warriors' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

The Samurai Warriors hack-and-slash experience is being brought to a handheld console.

'Resident Evil Revelations' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Resident Evil: Revelations marks the next installment in the iconic gaming series and promises to deliver a new dimension in fear.

'Professor Layton and the Unwound Future' (NDS) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a confounding letter — from Luke 10 years in the future. But the message inside is even more troubling: London of the future is in disarray, and the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.

'Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Archaeologist and puzzle-solver Professor Layton is set to return in an all-new adventure that will take players deeper into the professor’s past than ever before in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

'PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Playing as Pikachu, you must solve the crisis that has befallen a strange new place, the PokéPark. Along the way, you’ll befriend key Pokémon as you take part in Skill Games and the many challenging Attractions to be found in the PokéPark.

'Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs' (NDS) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

The third installment in the action-packed Pokémon Ranger series lets players take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger tasked with protecting Pokémon, people and nature in the Oblivia region. As a Pokémon Ranger, players investigate the nefarious actions of the Pokémon Pinchers, who have been disrupting the peace by chasing and catching Pokémon.

'Pilotwings Resort' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Pilotwings Resort is an aerial sports game thaat puts the player in the pilot's seat as never before in this long-awaited three-dimensional update to the Pilotwings series!

'Paper Mario' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

The Paper Mario series is going portable for the first time with Paper Mario 3DS.

'Nintendogs + Cats' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Nintendogs + Cats is a sequel to the 2005 blockbuster Nintendogs.

'Metroid: Other M' (Wii) - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Metroid: Other M looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran's past.

'Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem' (NDS) Announced - Features

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

At the grand opening of Mario's third theme park, the first 100 guests receive a new Mini Pauline toy. Donkey Kong arrives as the 101st guest and finds himself out of luck. He grabs Pauline and heads into the park with Mario and his Mini Marios in hot pursuit. The game adds new challenges and new opportunities for users to share what they have created.

Microsoft's Kinect Priced At $150, Now Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kinect, previously known as Project Natal, is the new controller-free gaming and entertainment experience from Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console. According to Amazon, the Kinect, which will be available on Nov. 4, 2010, is now available for pre-order at $149.99.

'Tron: Evolution' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the era between the two Tron films, Tron: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the Tron mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

'Mario Sports Mix' (Wii) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Four great sports make their move to the Mushroom Kingdom: volleyball, basketball, ice hockey and dodgeball. All four are included on one game disc — a great value for Mario fans, sports fans and everyone in between.

'Mario Kart' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

The ninth installment of the Mario kart series, Mario Kart 3DS is an upcoming racing game for the Nintendo 3DS.

'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' (Wii) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword introduces full motion  control to synchronize player movements with Link's actions while offering the most  intuitive play control of any game in The Legend of Zelda franchise to date.

'Naughty Bear' (ALL) Multiplayer Details - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naughty Bear is a cheeky action game featuring a unique blend of comic mischief and astonishingly bad behavior. You take on the role of Naughty Bear, a bear driven to seek vengeance after the other bears don’t invite him to the big birthday party, and is now hell bent on manipulating and terrorizing the blissful bears inhabiting the Island of Perfection.

'Kirby's Epic Yarn' (Wii) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Kirby's Epic Yarn introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the gameplay and allows the ever-morphing Kirby to take on a variety of new forms.

'Hollywood 61' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Live the thrill of mastering tailor-made mind games and become the obsession of a criminal mastermind in the first interactive 3D movie. Solve the deadly mystery with 150 classic and 3D puzzles.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Debut Miley Cyrus TrackPack

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample features different scenes from the original game. It's most likely a 3D port.

Guinness World Records Honors Video Games/Companies At E3

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Guinness World Records traveled to the Electronic Entertainment Expo to recognize the best of the video game industry where top interactive companies were officially honored for their record-breaking achievements by Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition Editor Gaz Deaves.

'Journey' (PSN) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Journey delivers simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.

'Kid Icarus: Uprising' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Pit makes his return in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The world is 3-D, and combat is split between land and air.

'Golden Sun: Dark Dawn' (NDS) Gets Official Name - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn picks up 30 years after the first two games in the series left off. At the end of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the heroes succeeded in bringing the world-healing power of the Golden Sun back to the world of Weyard. In the years since, the immense power of the Golden Sun has changed nearly everything.

'FlingSmash' (Wii) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

When the tropical Suthon Island is invaded by the evil Omminus, the ball-shaped hero, Zip, is summoned to save the day. Using the Wii Remote controller with the Wii MotionPlus accessory, you'll fling Zip at targets to smash your way across eight colorful worlds.

'Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies' (NDS) - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

In Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies players begin their adventure as a city guardian who is sent to retrieve a sacred tree’s fruits, which have the power to grant wishes. Players travel the world, conquer fearsome monsters and unravel an epic storyline.

'Donkey Kong Country Returns' (Wii) Announced - Features & Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Controlled by a group of evil Tikis, the animals in Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard and stolen his stash of bananas — and he understandably wants them back. Retro Studios brings Donkey Kong back in a new side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and new levels that reignite the passion players had for the Super NES original.

'DJ Hero 3D' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

DJ Hero 3D is a new installment in the DJ Hero series and the first handheld DJ Hero title.

'Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike' (3DS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

The Battle of Giants brand offers young players the thrill of controlling a giant creature and fighting against other creatures for survival, immersing them in a cataclysmic Jurassic world.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mortal Kombat'

by Thomas Wilde on June 18, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

The newest chapter of the fight franchise marks a return to the series' mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all-new graphics engine, the Fatality is back, presented in more gory detail than ever before, as well as a number of new gameplay features and a deep story mode.

'Animal Crossing 3DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Animal Crossing: New Leaf will feature updated graphics. You are the town mayor, and, with the help of its citizens, your goal is to make the town a better place to live.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'MindJack'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 18, 2010 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

A unique action shooter set in 2031, MindJack offers a distinctive experience that throws players into a revolutionary playing field where an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling, cooperative multiplayer gameplay.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Enslaved: Odyssey to the West'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 18, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal.

'Rock of Ages' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Rock of Ages is a game of fast-paced strategy, high art... and gigantic boulders of doom. Two castles stand opposed, bridged by an uneven, narrow pathway. One is yours, the other is your enemy's, and their crappy crenellations are driving down your property values,  justification enough to try crush it using an enormous rolling stone.

'Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring, using the Unreal Engine 3, features the most popular wrestlers from the quintessential & world famous Mexican sports event.

'Trine 2' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17

Trine 2 is an physics-based action platformer that takes the original's beloved triad (the powerful knight, the swift rogue, and the crafty wizard) and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series's popular cooperative 3-person gameplay.

A Good Body With A Dull Brain Is As Cheap As Life Itself

by Rainier on June 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

E3 is over! Long live E3! Next year's date has already been announced, so the countdown has begun.

We went out to dinner with the crew to blow off some steam, and tomorrow, most of the guys are flying back to their hometowns.

While we were mostly hiding in the press room doing various updates, we did venture out yesterday afternoon for some meet & greets with various PR people we work with on a daily basis, but we also ran into Steven Seagal and Sam Witwer.

We'll be sticking around in L.A. until Saturday, and then on Sunday, we're off to see Iron Maiden!