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E3 In-Depth: Nintendo's Cult of Personality Helps Wii U 17
by Brandon Sheffield [06.07.11]
Nintendo's E3 press conference showcases Wii U, props up 3DS' future, and shows the importance of making your executives someone that the average person can relate to.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Nintendo Unveils Wii U, Controller With Built-In 6.2" Touchscreen 53
by Eric Caoili [06.07.11]
Nintendo revealed the name and controller for its new system, Wii U, which features HD graphics and a built-in 6.2" touchscreen, and is meant to offer "a new structure for home entertainment".
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3: Mario Kart, Luigi's Mansion More Franchises Coming To 3DS This Year  
by Kyle Orland [06.07.11]
At its pre-E3 press conference today, Nintendo showed off new 3DS versions of the Mario Kart and Luigi's Mansion franchises for the first time, also highlighting other major franchises coming to the portable.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Wargaming.net Licenses BigWorld Tech For World Of Tanks  
by Eric Caoili [06.07.11]
London-based developer and publisher Wargaming.net has licensed BigWorld's MMO technology for its popular free-to-play online game World of Tanks.
Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

Final Fantasy Series Hits 100M Units Shipped 1
by Mike Rose [06.07.11]
Square Enix has revealed that the entire Final Fantasy game series has now surpassed 100 million units shipped in total, spread over the fourteen main, numbered titles of the series and the various spinoffs.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Telltale Games Secures $7M In Funding 1
by Mike Rose [06.07.11]
Episodic adventure game publisher Telltale Games has secured $7 million in a round of funding with private investors, which it says will go towards upcoming product launches and building its existing infrastructure.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Nintendo's eShop Releasing Zelda: Link's Awakening Today, Four Swords For Free  
by Eric Caoili [06.07.11]
To commemorate The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary and yesterday's launch of DS's eShop, Nintendo will release Link's Awakening on the service today, and Four Swords for free this fall.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

RedLynx Reveals Trials Evolution For 2011 1
by Mike Rose [06.07.11]
Helsinki-based developer RedLynx has revealed Trials Evolution, a sequel to its best-selling Xbox Live Arcade title Trials HD, with an expected release sometime in 2011.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

E3 In-Depth: Sony's Press Conference Charts A Steady Path 14
by Christian Nutt [06.07.11]
Sony's E3 2011 press conference didn't have any significant surprises, but hit all the right notes -- putting the company in position for a successful, if not paradigm-shifting year ahead.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

CCP Announces PlayStation-Exclusivity, EVE Online Connectivity For Dust 514 4
by Tom Curtis [06.06.11]
Developer CCP announced that Dust 514, its upcoming online persistent shooter will be exclusive for PlayStation Network, and that the game will interact with the company’s own EVE Online.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Sony Debuts PlayStation-Branded 3D Display, Glasses 1
by Tom Curtis [06.06.11]
At its E3 media briefing this Monday, Sony revealed two new 3D products -- a monitor and glasses -- aimed at "broadening 3D to a broader audience" via more affordable pricing.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Sony: 8.8M PlayStation Moves Sold Worldwide 5
by Kris Graft [06.06.11]
At E3 on Monday, Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton said the company’s motion controller PlayStation Move has sold 8.8 million copies worldwide, with new Move games on the way.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Sony Apologizes For 'Elephant In the Room' PSN Outage 4
by Tom Curtis [06.06.11]
Sony, at its E3 media briefing this Monday, apologized for the recent outage of its PlayStation Network service, referring to the problem as an "elephant in the room," but noting that network activity is improving.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

In-Depth: Ubisoft Sticks To Its Guns, Celebrates Its History  
by Frank Cifaldi [06.06.11]
During its E3 2011 presentation, French gaming giant Ubisoft was remarkably more confident and lean than in previous years, showcasing a strong lineup consisting of quality product representing its most successful brands.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Sony Officially Dubs NGP 'PS Vita,' Announces $249 and $299 Models 21
by Tom Curtis [06.06.11]
At E3 this Monday, Sony announced that its Next Generation Portable is officially dubbed PSVita, and that the company has partnered with AT&T for the device’s optional 3G functionality.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

In-Depth: EA Touts Core Franchises, Social Features Across The Board  
by Leigh Alexander [06.06.11]
At E3, Electronic Arts gave a taut presentation that clung closely to its strongest core brands, which meant very few surprises -- but also included subtle details telling of its digital focus.
Console/PC, Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

The Sims Social Coming To Facebook 1
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
EA Play announced that popular casual game franchise The Sims will finally appear on Facebook with The Sims Social, a new game that will launch around the world this summer in five languages.
Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft's Guillemot On Bringing The Best Of Facebook To Console Games 5
by Kyle Orland [06.06.11]
Speaking to Gamasutra, Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot says he's been so impressed with the gaming features brought to the industry by Facebook that he'll bring a lot of the platform's best features to the company's console games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, E3, Design, Business/Marketing

Majesco Expands Social Strategy With Quick Hit Acquisitions  
by Kris Graft [06.06.11]
Cooking Mama publisher Majesco on Monday said it is expanding its social gaming strategy through key acquisitions from social game developer Quick Hit, including key assets and developer talent.
Social/Online, E3, Business/Marketing

EA Shipping Battlefield 3 In October 2011, Mass Effect 3 In March 2012  
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
Electronic Arts announced expected release dates for two of its marquee titles -- first-person shooter Battlefield 3 on October 25 this year, and action RPG Mass Effect 3 on March 6 in 2012.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing