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Crytek Reveals Kinect-Enabled Action Title Ryse 1
by Tom Curtis [06.06.11]
At Microsoft’s E3 press conference today, Crytek showcased its Kinect-enabled action title Ryse, which sees players hacking and slashing their way through battles set in ancient Rome.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

EA To Publish Insomniac's Multiplatform Overstrike 1
by Kris Graft [06.06.11]
Insomniac Games, known for signature PlayStation games like Resistance and Ratchet and Clank, has confirmed details of its first EA-published multiplatform title, the four-player Overstrike.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

XBLA's Summer Of Arcade Lineup Includes Fruit Ninja Kinect, Bastion 2
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
Microsoft announced five downloadable games that will be featured in its annual Summer of Arcade promotion, including titles like Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja Kinect and Supergiant's Bastion.
Console/PC, E3

Ubisoft Releasing New FarCry, Brother in Arms In 2012  
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
At is E3 press conference today, Ubisoft announced that two of its first-person shooters, FarCry 3 and Gearbox Software's Brothers in Arms Furious 4, will release next year.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

YouTube, Bing, Live Television Coming To Xbox 360 12
by Frank Cifaldi [06.06.11]
Microsoft will expand the non-game entertainment offerings on its Xbox 360 console with new video offerings, the company said Monday, including YouTube integration and a commitment to live television integration.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Halo 4 Announced, Coming Holiday 2012 2
by Frank Cifaldi [06.06.11]
Microsoft confirmed rumors Monday morning by announcing the next entry in its popular Halo franchise of first-person shooters, saying that Halo 4 will be available during the holiday season of 2012.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

In-Depth: Microsoft Leans Heavy On Kinect In Quest To Lead Console Space 23
by Leigh Alexander [06.06.11]
Microsoft's E3 press conference was heavy on explosions, spectacle, and a focus on Kinect -- Gamasutra brings you all the announcements and key issues from inside the event.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Kinect Fun Labs Entertainment Apps Live Today  
by Frank Cifaldi [06.06.11]
Microsoft launched a series of Kinect-enabled entertainment applications over its Xbox Live service Monday, including a photo recognition Avatar maker, an object scanner, and an art app.
Console/PC, E3, Art, Business/Marketing

Kinect-Enabled Minecraft Coming Exclusively To Xbox 360 2
by Frank Cifaldi [06.06.11]
The Xbox 360 will be the only home console with a version of the popular PC game Minecraft, Microsoft announced Monday morning. The game will be Kinect-enabled.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Ubisoft Commits All Future Clancy Games To Kinect 4
by Frank Cifaldi [06.06.11]
French publisher Ubisoft's next entry in the Ghost Recon franchise will be the beginning of a permanent commitment to integrate Kinect functionality in all games in the Tom Clancy's franchise.
Console/PC, E3, Design, Business/Marketing

EA Sports Football Club Adds Social Experience To FIFA 12  
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
Electronic Arts announced EA Sports Football Club, a new and free service that serves as "the heartbeat" of FIFA Soccer 12, tracking and sharing players' status, progression, and more.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Mattrick: Xbox 360 Will Be World's Top-Selling Console In 2011 5
by Kris Graft [06.06.11]
Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, home of Xbox, made the bold statement at E3 on Monday that the Xbox 360 will be the top-selling console globally this year.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Fable: The Journey, Kinect Fun Labs Using Unreal Engine 3  
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
Lionhead Studios has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming Kinect game Fable: The Journey, and Microsoft has done the same for its new Kinect Fun Labs release.
Console/PC, E3, Programming

Report: Microsoft E3 Press Conference To Include Halo 4, Dance Central 2 3
by Mike Rose [06.06.11]
Microsoft appears to have inadvertently revealed its E3 lineup ahead of the conference later today, including announcements that Halo 4, Kinect Sports 2 and Kinect Star Wars are on the way.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

New Spyro Boasts Cross-Platform Play Across Consoles, PC, Web, And Mobile  
by Eric Caoili [06.06.11]
Activision Publishing announced that Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, which has a toy component, will feature cross-platform play across Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, mobile devices, Windows, and online.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, E3, Business/Marketing

Pre-E3: Will Wright Developing Smartphone Game Based On Sci-Fi Short Story 3
by Mike Rose [06.06.11]
Respected game designer and Stupid Fun Club founder Will Wright has revealed he is working on a game inspired by one of science fiction author Bruce Sterling's short stories, which he aimed to have released in a year.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, E3, Business/Marketing

Gamasutra's Comprehensive E3 Coverage Begins Today 9
by Staff [06.06.11]
With the E3 Expo kicking off in Los Angeles this week, Gamasutra now has a dedicated webpage to report announcements, interview notable figures, and cover major Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo press conference
E3, Business/Marketing

Analysis: How Important Is This Year's E3? 5
by Chris Morris [06.04.11]
Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris considers how important E3 now is to the gaming industry, noting that "the industry has changed – and so have the marketing strategies of its players."
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Deadliest Warrior Sequel, Ugly Americans Coming From MTV  
by Frank Cifaldi [06.03.11]
Recently formed MTV Networks division 345 Games will unveil a follow-up to last year's popular Deadliest Warrior: The Game, as well as a new title based on Comedy Central's animated Ugly Americans, at E3 next week.
Console/PC, E3, Business/Marketing

Pre-E3: EA Launches Origin Digital Download Service 9
by Mike Rose [06.03.11]
Electronic Arts has launched its own digital gaming platform called Origin, while confirming that the digital download version of Star Wars: The Old Republic will be exclusively available via the service.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, E3, Business/Marketing