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Ouya's alleged tussle with the ESA at E3 48
by Mike Rose [06.12.13]
The Ouya team chose to rent out a parking lot across from the Los Angeles Convention Center for E3, but the ESA has allegedly tried to shut the operation down.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, E3

Further clarification on Sony's DRM policies: No more online pass Exclusive 31
by Christian Nutt [06.11.13]
Gamasutra speaks to Scott Rohde, software product development head for Sony Worldwide Studios America, who says that things are "just like" PS3, but "better, in fact" for players.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Video, E3

Thief producer on next-gen dev: 'We're trying not to go crazy' Exclusive 12
by Patrick Miller [06.11.13]
Gamasutra spoke to Thief producer Stephane Roy about the challenges of rebooting classic franchises, producing games for next-gen, and finding inspiration in indies.
Console/PC, Production, Exclusive, E3

E3 Podcast #1: Sony, Microsoft and the ESA Exclusive 7
by Staff [06.11.13]
The Gamasutra crew found some basic recording equipment, and we decided, "Hey, let's give this a whirl." Here's our first podcast from E3 this week, direct from downtown L.A.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Podcast, Video, E3

Final Fantasy's had ups and downs, but Square Enix still committed to series 13
by Kris Ligman [06.11.13]
Square Enix's brand director for Final Fantasy, Shinji Hashimoto elaborated on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3, remarking on the "evolving" nature of the franchise.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Business/Marketing, E3

On PS4, DRM measures are up to the third-parties 32
by Kris Graft [06.11.13]
Sony's first-party games will not implement DRM measures such as online authentication or one-time use codes. But if a third-party wants to implement those measures on PS4, they have the ability to do so.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Next-gen game development costs will stay the same...for now 13
by Patrick Miller [06.11.13]
"In the first two years, I expect [next-generation dev] costs to remain the same...but, quickly, in two years, we'll have to spend more money...and it can grow quite fast." -Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot
Console/PC, Production, E3

Nintendo keen to stay out of the E3 fray for now, but can it last? 18
by Christian Nutt [06.11.13]
Nintendo's approach to E3 2013 is understated and aloof, argues Gamasutra's Christian Nutt. Is it the right move for the company and its struggling Wii U, though?
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video, E3

Nintendo bets on new Mario, Smash Bros. games to save the Wii U 29
by Mike Rose [06.11.13]
Although there weren't any real surprises during Nintendo's E3 broadcast today, the Japanese publisher was ready to pull out the big guns in a bid to save its flagging Wii U console.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video, E3

Microsoft Points will be retired this fall 1
by Mike Rose [06.11.13]
Microsoft revealed during yesterday's E3 event that it will soon retire its Microsoft Points virtual currency in favor of local currency. This transition will begin in fall 2013, says the company.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Xbox One will launch in Asia in late 2014 2
by Mike Rose [06.11.13]
Microsoft's Xbox One will not see a release in Asia later this year alongside the U.S. and European releases. Instead, Asian territories will have to wait until late 2014 to get their hands on the console.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

'We knew we were gonna land cheaper than those green guys' 9
by Mike Rose [06.11.13]
"We knew we were gonna land a little bit cheaper than those green guys." - Sony's Scott Rohde says that the PS4 pricing and used games policy were not direct responses to Microsoft's Xbox One.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Opinion: Sony's E3 showing a spiritual victory for PlayStation 33
by Leigh Alexander [06.11.13]
"The Sony of 2013 was reminiscent of the company that forged the PlayStation brand and created a long, resilient life for the PS2." Leigh Alexander weighs in on Sony's conference.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Sony: No restrictions on preowned PlayStation 4 games 26
by Kris Ligman [06.10.13]
Sony has confirmed in its E3 press conference that there will be no restrictions on preowned games for the PlayStation 4, and no online authentication for single-player games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing, E3

Sony makes appeal to indie game devs 19
by Kris Ligman [06.10.13]
Following on this morning's E3 press conference from Microsoft, Sony appealed to indie developers, with robust list of console exclusives and the ability to self-publish on the PlayStation 4.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, E3

PlayStation 4 hardware unveiled, priced at $399 58
by Kris Ligman [06.10.13]
Just moments ago, Sony unveiled the official model for its PlayStation 4. It bears a not unsurprising resemblance to its direct rival, the Xbox One, but smaller and, dare we say, cuter.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing, E3

Fixing the industry's image problem still a work in process 9
by Kris Graft [06.10.13]
Mike Gallagher, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, was optimistic when talking about moving video games beyond their often violent ties.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, E3

Where they stand: Xbox One and PS4 launch prices 50
by Matt Matthews [06.10.13]
UPDATE Gamasutra contributor Matt Matthews looks at a few figures and analyst forecasts to see how the Xbox One's $499 and PlayStation 4's $399 launch prices fare against consoles past.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

EA doubles down on sequels and spinoffs, teases Mirror's Edge 2 13
by Kris Ligman [06.10.13]
Electronic Arts kicked off its E3 press conference this afternoon, previewing 11 titles intended for next-generation platforms.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Opinion: Xbox One's tough value proposition Exclusive 33
by Leigh Alexander [06.10.13]
We were promised a great deal after Microsoft's Xbox Reveal in May. So did this morning's E3 press briefing deliver? Gamasutra editor-at-large Leigh Alexander remains as skeptical as before.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, E3