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Sony’s E3 2009 Press Conference Summary

Sony’s 2009 E3 Press Conference can be viewed here.  See also my 2008 Sony E3 coverage. Click on images below for larger views. Exclusive PS3 Games Shown  God of War III:  (demo’d – coming March 2010 ) Looks terrific! Except, that is,  for Sony’s continued reliance on quick time events in boss battles. Grrr! But

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Nintendo E3 2009 Press Conference Summary

Nintendo’s 2009 E3 Press Conference can be viewed here. This has to be the most boring E3 conference I’ve ever watched.  See also: My 2008 Nintendo E3 coverage. Announcements Multiplayer Mario co-op: (holiday 2009 – yawn) Wii Fit Plus: 6 new exercise modes, 15 new balance games, available as software-only (fall 2009) User Generated Content:

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Microsoft E3 2009 Press Conference Summary

The Microsoft Press Conference can be viewed here. See also: My 2008 Microsoft E3 coverage. Big Announcements: Halo Reach: Bungie teased this new Halo game, set for a fall 2010 release. Whoo hoo! If its a Bungie shooter, and it has the name Halo on it, I’m in! Is ‘Noble 1’, Will Master Chief?  

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November 2008 NPDs – Nintendo Blowout

It’s time to create a whole new category for the Wii phenomena. Holy cow– more than 2 MILLION in sales in North America in November is crazy. Yet, to this day there still isn’t a single game on the Wii I’d want to play – not one. Yet you can’t deny those sales numbers. Video

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Replacement Xbox 360 Arrives

On November 3, I wrote about my Xbox 360 experiencing the Red-Ring-of-Death (RRoD) (original post here). Today, twenty-five days after shipping my unit out for repair/replacement, I received a replacement unit. Replacement Unit: The manufacture date of the replacement unit is 2008-05-29. I presume it is a Falcon. I did not receive a new power

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Yeah! My 360 Experienced the Red-Ring-of-Death – Just on Time!

Yeah! My Xbox 360 finally experienced the dreaded Red-Ring-of-Death (RRoD). Over the last few weeks my 360 experienced random freezing-up while playing “Dead Space”. It crashed/froze more and more frequently until I couldn’t run the 360 for more than 10 minutes without a freeze. Many times it froze on the boot screen. Initially, I didn’t

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E3 2008 Sony: Movie-TV Service Launch - Not Much More

  Sony Movie and TV Service: The biggest ‘news’ of the Sony press event was the U.S. launch, today, of the previously announced (see here) video service. Sony, Fox, MGM, Lion’s Gate, Warner, Disney, Paramount and Turner Entertainment have partnered with Sony to provide movie and TV content for the on-demand download service. The system

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E3 2008 Microsoft: New Dashboard, Netflix, Final Fantasy XIII

(Click image to watch abridged version of Microsoft’s 2008 E3 press briefing) [Full Microsoft E3 2008 coverage is here] A new Dashboard Interface for the 360: It’s coming this fall. [ Watch demo here]It’s nicer than, but seems influenced by, the PS3 ribbon. It looks like it will be easier to use than the current

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Are the Days of Microsoft Points Numbered?

I recently listened to the March 31, 2008 EGM Live Podcast (download) where Garnett Lee interviewed Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s Director of Product Management for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. Among other topics, Aaron had the unenviable job of defending the concept of Microsoft Points (time index 17:40). [Update: June 1, 2009: Today Microsoft announced

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How to get the Dual Shock 3 to Work with Resistance Fall of Man?

Grrr…..  Why does Sony make simple things so complicated? I’ll start with the answer to the titular question. After firing up the PS3 with your new Dual Shock 3 (DS3) controller: start Resistance Fall of Man (RFoM) choose “Multiplayer” choose “online game” – the following notice will appear: “An update to Resistance: Fall of Man

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The New Playstation Store

(2.5/5) The new PS3 Playstation store is a much needed improvement over the older store. The Old Playstation Store: The old store (pictured to the left) booted slowly, was unresponsive, had tiny print and was almost unusable. It relied on a ‘mouse’ like interface with a pointer that needed to be moved around the screen