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BioWare bringing Mass Effect 3 to Wii U 13
by Eric Caoili [06.05.12]
BioWare will bring its popular Mass Effect 3 RPG franchise to a Nintendo console for the first time, with a port of Mass Effect 3 coming to Wii U.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Nintendo announces Wii Fit U  
by Eric Caoili [06.05.12]
Nintendo has announced Wii Fit U, a new entry for its huge-selling fitness franchise that targets casual audiences, that will release when the Wii U console launches.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

THQ lays off San Diego staff after giving up UFC license 7
by Eric Caoili [06.05.12]
THQ has laid off an undisclosed number of employees at its San Diego studio, following Electronic Arts' announcement on Monday that it had taken over the publisher's Ultimate Fighting Championship license.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

With Beyond, The Last of Us, Wonderbook, Sony understands appetite for newness Exclusive 53
by Leigh Alexander [06.04.12]
A noisy, enthusiastic crowd seemed refreshed by Sony's E3 focus, which saw the last presser of the day focused on showing the audience it knows what people have been longing to see here today: Actually-new games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Exclusive, E3

Heavy Rain house Quantic Dream debuts its latest title: Beyond 2
by Tom Curtis [06.04.12]
At Sony's press conference at E3 2012, the Heavy Rain house Quantic Dream revealed its newest game, a a narrative driven PlayStation 3 title dubbed Beyond.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

PlayStation Vita gets new Assassin's Creed title, white hardware bundle  
by Tom Curtis [06.04.12]
During its press conference at E3 2012, Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vita Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, as well as a new bundle that comes with a white version of the handheld.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Ubisoft focuses on hardcore at its E3 showing Exclusive 8
by Tom Curtis [06.04.12]
Ubisoft's recent press conference at E3 2012 pushed aside the casual in favor of what the stereotypical E3 audience member craves most: sex, cussing, and violence.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, E3

Sony partners with J.K Rowling for new 'Wonderbooks' initiative 4
by Tom Curtis [06.04.12]
During E3 2012, Sony announced that it plans to release a series of augmented reality storybooks, the first of which will come from Harry Potter author J.K Rowling.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Watch Dogs is a new triple-A IP from Ubisoft Montreal 4
by Frank Cifaldi [06.04.12]
At E3 on Monday, Ubisoft unveiled a new core IP in the form of stealth action game called Watch Dogs. developed by its triple-A Ubisoft Montreal studio.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Ubisoft bets big on Wii U launch  
by Frank Cifaldi [06.04.12]
French publisher Ubisoft is known for producing a strong lineup of titles that launch alongside new consoles, and Nintendo's upcoming Wii U will be no exception.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

EA press conference illuminates industry challenges, FPS fatigue Exclusive 19
by Leigh Alexander [06.04.12]
Electronic Arts' presentation doubled down on solid brands and illuminated the communication challenge traditional publishers have now in a game industry in serious transition -- where the once lucrative FPS genre sees overt signs of saturation.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, E3

EA picks up coveted UFC brand from THQ 2
by Frank Cifaldi [06.04.12]
Electronic Arts has entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement to publish games based on the UFC mixed martial arts league, with former publisher THQ receiving an undisclosed sum to end its agreement.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

EA announces Dead Space 3, Sim City Social 7
by Eric Caoili [06.04.12]
Electronic Arts brought out several new titles from internal studios and partner developers at E3, including a new entry for its popular survival horror series Dead Space, and Sim City Social for Facebook.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, E3

Dance Central 3 and other Kinect-powered titles debuted for Xbox 360  
by Eric Caoili [06.04.12]
Microsoft has unveiled a number of new titles coming to Xbox 360 -- like Dance Central 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist -- with most of those upcoming titles featuring support for the Kinect motion sensing peripheral.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Report: Nintendo set to unveil larger 3DS model 4
by Frank Cifaldi [06.04.12]
As part of its E3 press conference tomorrow morning, Nintendo will reportedly unveil a new, larger model of its popular 3DS portable game system, much as it did for the original DS.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

Xbox Live doubling entertainment offerings with Music app, 35 new partners 2
by Eric Caoili [06.04.12]
Microsoft will double the amount of entertainment experiences it offers on Xbox Live over the next year, as it launches a new Music app and adds dozens of new media partners to the service.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3

SmartGlass adds second screen experiences to Xbox 360 10
by Eric Caoili [06.04.12]
Microsoft has unveiled Xbox SmartGlass, a new feature that uses mobile phones and tablets to add a second screen experience for games, TV/films, and the web browsing on Xbox 360.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, E3

Microsoft swings for the future with integration, not games Exclusive 52
by Christian Nutt [06.04.12]
At the Microsoft E3 presentation, the company showed its hand in its plans to integrate Windows 8 and the Xbox platform -- Gamasutra's Christian Nutt analyzes the company's showing, from SmartGlass to South Park.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, E3

Microsoft buys Max & the Magic Marker developer 3
by Eric Caoili [06.04.12]
Microsoft has purchased Press Play, the Copenhagen-based independent developer behind Max & the Magic Marker. Terms for the deal were not disclosed.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, E3

E3 could leave Los Angeles next year 7
by Eric Caoili [06.04.12]
Organizers for E3 may move the trade show outside of Los Angeles next year due to issues concerning the city's remodeling of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, E3