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Nintendo: Wii U Design Is 'Near Final' 1
by Mike Rose [06.13.11]
Nintendo has revealed that the current design of its upcoming Wii U console is "near final", suggesting that what we saw at E3 last week is close to how the final product will look and feel.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Analyst: Wii U 'Two Years Too Late,' Has 'Dumbest Name' 41
by Mike Rose [06.13.11]
Michael Pachter, games industry analyst at Wedbush Securities, has given his verdict on last week's E3 show, expressing caution of the Wii U strategy while noting "sound business decisions" by Microsoft.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Microsoft's Woolsey Wishes Team Meat 'Best of Luck' 18
by Brandon Sheffield [06.10.11]
XBLA director of first party publishing says in spite of controversy, he wishes Team Meat the best of luck, and apologizes for any misunderstandings between Microsoft and the indie developer.
E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Molyneux Clarifies Fable Kinect Misconceptions 9
by Tom Curtis [06.10.11]
Fable creator Peter Molyneux said that the recent E3 press demo of the Kinect-based Fable: The Journey misrepresented the final product, and that the game will not be an on-rails experience.
Console/PC, E3, Design

Analysis: The Key Takeaways From E3 2011 21
by Leigh Alexander [06.10.11]
Gamasutra editor at large Leigh Alexander reflects on E3 2011, an event that demonstrated exciting possibilities for the games business even as it kept beauty and nuance at arm's length.
Console/PC, Social/Online, E3, Design, Business/Marketing

Iwata Confused By Nintendo's Stock Price Decline 13
by Tom Curtis [06.10.11]
Nintendo CEO and president Satoru Iwata reacted to the company's recent drop in stock price following the Wii U announcement, calling the decline "very strange."
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Best Of Console Digital News: The E3 Roundup  
by Ryan Langley [06.10.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest news for the major console and portable digital delivery services, this time highlighting E3 news about PixelJunk LifeLike and Fruit Ninja Kinect.
Console/PC, E3, Design

Square Enix 'Humiliated' By Lack of Japanese Titles at E3 13
by Mike Rose [06.10.11]
Despite Square Enix's strong showing at E3 of upcoming games like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Hitman Absolution, the company has said that its lack of upcoming Japanese titles is "humiliating".
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Microsoft: All First-Party Xbox 360 Titles Will Eventually Use Kinect 17
by Mike Rose [06.10.11]
Following a Kinect-heavy E3 showing from Microsoft, the company has now said that it's likely all future first-party Xbox 360 games will eventually utilize the motion-sensor in some way.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Nintendo: We Should Have Explained Wii U Better 23
by Mike Rose [06.10.11]
Nintendo has admitted that it put too much emphasis on the controller for the newly revealed Wii U console, noting that it "should have made more effort" to explain the console better.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: THQ's Bilson Says UFC Undisputed 3 Solves Differentiation Challenges 2
by Leigh Alexander [06.10.11]
THQ core games head Danny Bilson says the reason UFC Undisputed 2 didn't sell as well as its predecessor was a lack of differentiation -- a problem he says has been solved with the third title.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Crytek CEO - 'Cloud Gaming Is The Future' 27
by Kris Graft [06.09.11]
Cevat Yerli, CEO of Frankfurt-based Crysis developer Crytek, told Gamasutra that "cloud gaming is the future, inevitably," but he said future cloud games need to be built from the ground up with cloud-gaming in mind.
Console/PC, Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Insomniac's Price Talks Going Multiplatform With Overstrike 5
by Leigh Alexander [06.09.11]
CEO Ted Price talks Overstrike, Insomniac's newest foray into multiplatform development, and emphasizes that there is still "a lot of trust" in its relationship with Sony.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3 Interview: Riot Games' Bellezza On Managing Growth, Company Culture  
by Kyle Orland [06.09.11]
Riot Games producer Paul Bellezza talks to Gamasutra about how the company has managed its explosive growth since the success of League of Legends and its recent purchase by China's Tencent.
Console/PC, E3, Production, Business/Marketing

E3: BioWare Stresses Importance Of In-Studio Gamer Culture 6
by Kris Graft [06.09.11]
In a Gamasutra E3 interview, BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk stressed the importance for game companies to "play the crap" out of their own products, from high-level execs on down.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Nintendo Says 3DS Price Is Fine, PS Vita At $249 Is No Concern 15
by Christian Nutt [06.09.11]
As part of a larger Gamasutra interview, Nintendo's Charlie Scibetta explains that the company's games will draw buyers to 3DS, and the PS
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Halo Anniversary A $39.99 Retail Release 8
by Kris Graft [06.09.11]
At E3 this week, Microsoft confirmed more details about this year's Halo Anniversary release, including a $39.99 price point and multiplayer maps that utilize the Halo Reach engine.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3 Attendance Up, 2012 Dates Announced  
by Eric Caoili [06.09.11]
E3 organizers the Entertainment Software Association revealed that this year's conference saw 46,800 attendees, slightly more than 2010's 45,600 -- it also revealed planned dates for 2012's event.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3 Interview: Nintendo's Scibetta On 3DS And Wii U Challenges 3
by Christian Nutt [06.09.11]
With a lagging 3DS showing a strong core franchise lineup, and Wii U debuting a new experience, Nintendo's Charlie Scibetta tells Gamasutra he is upbeat about the company's E3 showing and confident of 3DS' long-term success.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

GamersGate To Launch Ad-Supported FreeGames  
by Eric Caoili [06.09.11]
Digital distribution service GamersGate has announced FreeGames, a new platform enabling users to play Windows and Mac titles without charge after they watch an advertisement.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing