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e3 2013

The third of four press events start at 6:00 EDT, 3:00 PDT: EA.

Expect to hear about their latest game releases.

Click on the link below for access to the live stream and our live coverage.
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e3 2013

E3 starts tomorrow in Los Angeles.  As last year, I wish I was going like I did the year before that, but my wallet let me down anything by nicely, again.  So since I can’t be there in person, I plan on doing what I can from the home office to cover the main press events that start later today.

Thanks to the Video Game Voters Network, here is a convenient image set up to show the starting times of each event:

e3 2013 schedule

Spike TV will air Microsoft’s and EA’s press events live on their network, but not Ubisoft or Sony since they claim it is prime time so other programming is more important.  I’m not sure that Tattoo Nightmares and two showings of the 2004 Dodgeball movie ranks over the remaining E3 events in importants, but I’m starting to swing off-topic, so I’ll stop my mini-rant with that.

E3Insider.com will also be live streaming all four events on their web site, so presuming that they don’t have bandwidth issues, we plan on supplying links to each event with our live blogging coverage.  I won’t be able to live blog Sony due to a prior commitment, so I’m hoping others on staff will be able to cover for me, but I’ll be able to cover the other three events and Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct tomorrow morning at 10AM EDT.

As of the time of this posting, Microsoft’s event starts in about two and a half hours.  Additional articles for each event will be posted along with the live stream, if available, and our live blog embedded.

Thanks for following along with our coverage of E3 2013.


It would appear that Ubisoft really knows that the map editors of the previous games in the series were one of the main charms of the franchise, as they’ve vastly improved the editor in Far Cry 3 for players to enjoy.

With endless possibilities in creating the battleground of your dreams, the multiplayer map editor is quite appealing for those who are more creative. Not only have they made it simple to share your map online for others to battle in, but they have a strong emphasis on a new single-player sandbox mode as well, complete with wildlife, vehicles and AI.

Just think: You can spawn as many tigers as you want. If that’s not a selling point, I don’t know what is.

This trailer, which is narrated by a couple of the developers working on Far Cry 3, shows off some of the sandbox elements that players can entertain themselves with. The series appears to be almost going back to the roots when it comes to location, giving players the freedom to explore the giant tropical island of which only a fraction is shown.

It also demonstrates how players can choose their missions and tasks freely, even going on hunting expeditions when they deem it necessary. Bored of taking over enemy camps? Why not go murder a bear and his family in its humble abode? That is if you’re not already being attacked out in the open by a vicious tiger, whom you can also slaughter and loot. Spoils from animals can even be used to craft certain equipment for the character.

It appears that Ubisoft is going wonderfully deep with the freedom and options given to players in Far Cry 3, and we’ll all find out just how much depth there is when it hits store shelves on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 29th in Europe and Australia, November 30th in the UK, and December 4th in North America.

Ubisoft is here to tease us once again with a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed III. This new video, aptly named “An Assassin’ Journey,” gives us a glimpse into how Connor Kenway (a.k.a. Ratohnhaké:ton) came to be a master assassin, and how he eventually had his story is intertwined with the birth of a new nation during the American Revolution. This promotional mini gives us a look at Connor’s background, motivation, storyline, and prepares us for this young assassins entry into the long running Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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I just read this article on Kotaku and I have to say I’m simultaneously disappointed and relieved. Disappointed because Ubisoft, like many other developers before it are planning to turn a $60 game into a $100+ game (assuming you buy the standard edition, and not one of the many other pricier collector editions.)

Yes, according to what I read, Assassin’s Creed 3 is getting a season pass. What does this mean? It means Ubisoft expects you, the consumer, to buy their game, and then pay to unlock future content, but make you feel like you’re getting some kind of deal by purchasing both the game and the season pass together.

A season pass doesn’t even make sense for a game like Assassin’s Creed. Its multiplayer components are easily dwarfed by just about any other multiplayer title, and although Ubisoft has made great strides to expand upon it, I’ve never found myself compelled to play it for any great length of time. So does this mean Ubisoft is holding single-player content hostage? Perhaps. Read the rest of this entry »


For gamers who didn’t have the chance to check out Assassin’s Creed III for themselves at E3 last week, the fine folks at Ninten2 have provided us all with a side-by-side comparison of what Assassin’s Creed III looks like running on both PlayStation 3 and Wii U. The differences aren’t very substantial but, from what I can tell, the Wii U version looks a little crisper and has a better draw distance. Of course, considering the fact that Wii U is a brand new system, that’s to be expected.

 

Nintendo uploaded 15 videos from games mentioned in this morning’s press event, developer interviews, and a game that will likely be talked about during tomorrow’s Software Showcase Event.  The videos are:

Videos about Nintendo hardware and games:

  • Wii U GamePad Virtual Tour
  • Wii U – New Super Mario Bros. U E3 Trailer

Videos about games from Third Party Publishers:

  • Activision
  • Nintendo 3DS – Activision – Transformers Prime The Game E3 Trailer
  • EA
    • Wii U – EA – Mass Effect 3 Take Earth Back Trailer
  • Frozenbyte
    • Wii U – Frozenbyte – Trine 2: Director’s Cut E3 Trailer
  • Namco Bandai
    • Wii U – Namco Bandai – Tank! Tank! Tank! E3 Trailer
  • Ubisoft
    • Wii U – Ubisoft – Just Dance 4 E3 Trailer
    • Wii U – Ubisoft – Rayman Legends Levels E3 Trailer
    • Wii U – Ubisoft – Rayman Legends Platforming Hero E3 Trailer
    • Wii U – Ubisoft – ZombiU E3 Trailer
  • Warner Bros
    • Wii U – Warner Bros – Batman Arkham City Armored Edition E3 Trailer

    Developer Interviews:

    • Wii U – Aliens Colonial Marines Developer Interview
    • Wii U – Assassin’s Creed III Developer Interview
    • Wii U – Batman Arkham City Armored Edition Developer Interview
    • Wii U – Scribblenauts Unlimited Developer Interview

    Click on the link below for access to every video.
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    Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, the debut of the Assassin’s Creed brand for the Playstation Vita, brings many firsts to the series, from using cross platform connectivity with the PS3 version to unlock unique items, outfits, and skins, to introducing a female assassin to the series, Aveline.

    Aveline is an Assassin of mixed African and French heritage, and is amazingly skilled with a machete, blow-darts, and dual pistols. She is also the first assassin in the Louisiana Bayou location, which is used to incorporate various deep underwater diving, humid expansive swamps, and a mixture of lost Mayan treasures into the game.

    Liberation will also launch with a unique “Crystal White” Vita bundle that will include a 4GB memory card. Both the game and bundles will hit store shelves on October 30.

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    04

    Far Cry 3 is an upcoming open-world FPS by Ubisoft Montreal in which you find yourself stranded on a series of islands, right in the middle of a conflict between rebels and “psychotic warlords”. The new thrilling Far Cry 3 trailer shown above gives us a glimpse at the deranged story of the single-player campaign. If the beautiful lush environments aren’t enough to draw you in, maybe the fact that the game has tigers will sway you.

    You can journey into the heart of insanity on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 4th, 2012.