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E3: F2P Shooter Dev Speaks Out Against Call Of Duty Elite Service 1
by Staff [06.09.11]
Zombie StudiosÂ’ Jared Gerritzen, developer on the free to play Blacklight: Retribution, spoke out against ActivisionÂ’s decision to charge a monthly fee for the services in the Call of Duty Elite program.
Console/PC, Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

Cooking Mama Series Has Sold 12M Copies  
by Eric Caoili [06.09.11]
Casual gaming franchise Cooking Mama, developed by Cooking Mama Ltd. (formerly Office Create) has sold some 12 million copies around the world since its introduction on the Nintendo DS in 2006.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, E3, Business/Marketing

Hirai: PS Vita Catering To 'Completely Different' Market Than Smartphones 1
by Eric Caoili [06.09.11]
Sony Corp.'s deputy president Kaz Hirai believes PS Vita isn't in direct competition with devices like Apple's iPhone and iPad, and shares the company's strategy in tackling the growing mobile market with PS Suite.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Sega To Focus Less On 'Sega Brand,' Highlight Product Instead 5
by Brandon Sheffield [06.09.11]
Sega West's CEO Mike Hayes tells Gamasutra the company needs to focus on its products, not on branding everything as a "Sega game," making the company more agnostic in its game offerings and marketing strategies.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Nintendo: Wii U Controllers Not Sold Separately, 3DS May Work As Controller 30
by Mike Rose [06.09.11]
There is confusion regarding whether or not multiple Wii U controllers will be able to connect to a single console, as Nintendo says that extra controllers will not be on sale, but the Nintendo 3DS may work as a controller.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3 Organizers Discussing New Contract With L.A. City Officials  
by Mike Rose [06.09.11]
The organizers of E3 are in talks with Los Angeles city officials regarding whether the huge games show will continue to be held in the L.A. Convention Center after the current contract runs out next year.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Nintendo Shares Fall For A Second Time After Wii U Reveal 10
by Mike Rose [06.09.11]
Nintendo's share price has fallen a second time in the wake of the Wii U reveal, with analysts citing high market expectations as the issue, rather than disappointment in the product.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Report: PlayStation Vita Will Be Region Free 11
by Mike Rose [06.09.11]
At an E3 PlayStation Vita session, Sony said that the upcoming handheld console will be region free, allowing games from any region to be played on any Vita console, according to media reports.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Namco Bandai Says Keep 3DS Faith 7
by Colin Campbell [06.09.11]
At this week's E3, Namco Bandai VP of marketing Carlson Choi told Gamasutra that Nintendo should keep the faith with its 3DS and resist calls to drop the system's price.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: David Perry Promises Gaikai On TVs In 2012 1
by Kris Graft [06.08.11]
David Perry, co-founder of cloud gaming technology company Gaikai told Gamasutra at E3 on Wednesday that Gaikai's service will be heading to family room televisions next year.
Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: PlayStation Home Sees Record Activity Levels After PSN's Return 2
by Tom Curtis [06.08.11]
Sony's Jack Buser revealed to Gamasutra that the company's online game platform PlayStation Home has seen an all-time high in user activity levels following the restoration of the PlayStation Network.
Console/PC, Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: id's Carmack, Willits Happy To Be Done With Engine Licensing 14
by Kris Graft [06.08.11]
id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack and creative director Tim Willits told Gamasutra that they're relieved that the studio chose not to license Rage's id Tech 5 engine.
Console/PC, E3, Programming, Business/Marketing

Wii U Will Have AMD Radeon HD, IBM Power Microprocessors, And 25 GB Discs 17
by Eric Caoili [06.08.11]
Along with its 6.2" touchscreen controller, Nintendo's Wii U will feature a custom HD graphics processor from AMD, Power-based microprocessors from IBM, and 25 GB game discs.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

OnLive's Game Streaming Coming To iPad, Android Tablets This Fall 4
by Eric Caoili [06.08.11]
Cloud-based video game streaming service OnLive unveiled support and controller features for tablets with a new iPad/Android app that will release in the U.S. and Europe this fall.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, E3, Business/Marketing

Nintendo Shares Fall To Lowest In Five Years After Wii U Reveal 37
by Mike Rose [06.08.11]
Nintendo saw its share price fall to the lowest it has been in more than five years, as analysts said they were sceptical about the potential success of the new Wii U console, noting that expectations "fell far short".
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Nintendo Roundtable Focuses on 3DS, But Offers Broader Insight 14
by Christian Nutt [06.07.11]
At Nintendo's E3 roundtable, Shigeru Miyamoto used it as an opportunity to talk about the 3DS, rather than the just-announced Wii U -- opening with an Ocarina of Time trailer and closing with Luigi's Mansion 2 -- and very good Q&A.
Console/PC, E3, Design

E3: Miyamoto Announces Nintendo's First Wii U Game: Pikmin 5
by Christian Nutt [06.07.11]
At a Nintendo roundtable at E3, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto announced the first Wii U game -- a new Pikmin title, despite the company showing only tech demos at the show.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Hands-On With The Wii U 24
by Frank Cifaldi [06.07.11]
At a private showcase following Nintendo's E3 presentation Tuesday morning, Gamasutra was invited to go hands-on with several proof of concept demos for Nintendo's upcoming Wii U.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Deep Silver Aims For U.S. Success, Franchise Potential With Dead Island  
by Leigh Alexander [06.07.11]
Deep Silver's Geoff Mulligan thinks the European publisher's found a recipe for North America success -- he talks Dead Island, genre challenges, and goals for a long-term franchise.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft Bringing New IPs, Major Brands To Wii U 1
by Eric Caoili [06.07.11]
Joining several other major publishers that have pledged support for Nintendo's new Wii U console, Ubisoft announced intentions to bring two new IPs and three of its existing brands to the system.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing