Posts Tagged ‘2011

2011 in Spoilers

In: Articles by Nick "Alsop Live" Dinicola

6 Mar 2012

The year 2011 was a mixed bag as far as game stories go. Despite all the “threequels,” there wasn’t much resolution; questions weren’t answered and plot threads were left open. Then there were the games that just didn’t have any story to begin with. They really made my job hard. How can I spoil something [...]

Episode 149: The E3 2011 Wrap-Up Show

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

13 Jun 2011

We’ve mostly recovered from the news torrent called E3. Mostly. Still, there was so much to talk about. In this first full episode with all four of our hosts together, we got to review once again the big news of E3 — what we liked, what we hated, and what simply confused us. This episode [...]

Whether you love or hate the newly unveiled Wii U and its multi-touch window into 360-degree gaming, no one can deny that it’s a game-changer. We mean that figuatively and literally. Figuratively, it’s changing how the industry is viewing gaming. Literally, it’s changing how games are being built. Want proof? Sony Computer Entertaiment Studios chief [...]

During a week where the overarching theme was Xbox 360 and Playstation3 games making their way to the Wii U, it was kind of refreshing to talk about a Nintendo Wii game being ported to the Playstation 3. And in this case, a damn fine game it is. Sega confirmed that first-person, zombie-themed rail shooter [...]

Think of the number three. It’s a nice number for a story to come in three parts. That’s why so many game series call themselves “trilogies.” Uncharted won’t be a game that’s limited by the trilogy paradigm, however, according to developer Naughty Dog. In an interview with UK’s The Guardian newspaper, Naughty Dog co-president Evan [...]

Even if you’re not all that into the Wii U — or Nintendo, for that matter — think about this: What if you could stream a movie from your living room to watch in your bedroom? That may be a possibility, according to Satoru Iwata. In an interview with Time’s Techland website, Nintendo’s chief executive [...]

If you know us — and we think that you do — all of us are not entirely into the Kinect thing. The range of emotions runs from Edie, who owns one, to Goalie, who hates, hates, hates it. Needless to say, the overwhelming focus by Microsoft on the Kinect at this year’s E3 keynote [...]

The best thing about E3 is the interviews. Little things that don’t seem clear in the big, fat, glitzy press conferences inevitably get cleared up — somewhat — when you get face to face with theyguys who are making it. One of the many, many questions about the Wii U is how much it will [...]


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