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Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, says the company isn't changing its sales projections on the Skylanders franchise, or this fall's Skylanders: Swap Force, in the face of Disney Infinity. "We're still bullish on our projections. We feel like it was only a matter of time, given the sca...

June 13th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Considering how many games trace their dystopian wasteland roots to it, it's interesting to see the E3 hands-off demo of the new Mad Max hone in something with plenty of room for exploration: vehicular combat. Just Cause dev Avalanche Studios promises 50 "authentic" Mad Max vehicles for players to...

June 13th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In the video above Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer game director, Damien Kieken, explains the benefits of Game Lab, a new tool allowing you to create and share their own custom multiplayer match types. Over 200 different parameters can be tweaked through Game Lab, allowing you to limit...

June 13th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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While the PlayStation 4 doesn't yet support the Oculus Rift, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida is full of love for the VR device. Speaking to Engadget during a roundtable today, Yoshida said, "We've got a couple of the development kits, and I tried it out and I love it." While we've...

June 12th 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Though one of Microsoft's biggest announcements to grow Xbox Live's social community was an exclusive partnership with video game broadcaster Twitch, the service could potentially be found on any platform, Twitch VP of Marketing Matthew DiPietro told Joystiq. "The strategy for Twitch is twofold ri...

June 12th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Arguably the defining point of Sony's E3 conference was the PS4 'Used Games Instructional' video, in which Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida simply handed a PS4 game to SCEA VP of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes. It was an unexpected jab at the Xbox One policy, and a fun...

June 12th 2013 at 5:59pm 0 Comments
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Traditionally, racing games are mainly a competitive affair, but The Crew will feature a co-op element where players can team up to tackle missions while racing across America. At E3, Ubisoft Reflections production director explains to Joystiq the appeal of teaming up with others and undertaking m...

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch doesn't need wild marketing antics. As a physics game about an Octopus father navigating domestic life on land, it has more than enough madness on its own. Still, Sony featured Dadliest Catch during its E3 press conference, alongside a selection of indie games coming to Pla...

June 12th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments