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Sony's E3 2013 press conference was the definition of mic drop – Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton stepped on stage and devoted his finale speech to tearing down the contentious DRM, always-online and used-game restrictions that Microsoft had just announced for the Xbox ...

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Semiformal Studios secured a 600 square foot space on the E3 show floor this year, and it ended up spending $100,000 on the entire show. That figure may be shocking – because it's so low. "If we hadn't second-guessed everything, worked really hard, and gotten clever it would have been abou...

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Eric Stutter, Senior Design Director at Airtight Games, provides a thorough walkthrough of the E3 demo for Murdered: Soul Suspect above. The adventure game revolves around a detective who must solve his own murder – as a ghost. The E3 walkthrough of Murdered: Soul Suspect is lengthy, spa...

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One million beta testers strong, the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is poised to possibly deliver a comeback story unlike anything we've seen in the MMO genre to date. The rebranded makeover of the flopped 2010 fantasy title is currently preparing for the conclusion of beta phase 3, which has be...

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Two days before E3 began, Steve Swink and Erin Robinson finalized plans to attend the convention. They packed their laptops with the latest builds of their games, Scale and Gravity Ghost, threw some clothes in a suitcase, and started the six-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles, Californ...

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Destiny, the first post-Halo project of former Microsoft indentured studio Bungie, received a nice long play demo at E3 2013 showing off its open-world and MMO elements. And thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can now watch the 12-minute clip for yourself in full, glorious HD. Check out the...

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Bungie has sent out its full E3 gameplay demo of Destiny, containing all 12 minutes of footage from the Sony E3 2013 keynote. Within, we get a glimpse of some combat, the remnants of humanity following the collapse of its Golden Age and that Peter Dinklage-sounding AI companion....

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Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall won six awards at E3, besting all competition in every category it was nominated for in the E3 2013 Critics Awards. Titanfall is the first game to win six awards in the history of the E3 Critics Awards, snatching Best in Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game,...

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I got to see Plants vs. Zombies 2 running at E3, and the game looked essentially done. That's why this news is so surprising. PopCap has tweeted that the title has been delayed from its July 18 launch to "sometime later on this summer." Note that it will still premiere on iOS. There could be se...

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If you're looking for an alternative synopsis of E3, 'Clueless Gamer' Conan O'Brien provided one on his show this week. Keep an eye out for fleeting appearances from Hohokum, Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Mario Kart 8, and the "tragic" Charles Martinet....

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Respawn's Titanfall picked up the most nominations ever in this year's Game Critics Best of E3 awards, notching up six compared to the previous record of five. The multiplayer mech-stuffed shooter is up for Best of Show, and is one of 16 nominations for publisher EA. Endeavoring to stand tall ag...

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After navigating a troubled road alongside former owner and publisher THQ, developer Relic Entertainment has found a new home for its library of titles with Sega. Though shifting to a new company with different policies and directives could hurt a studio's progress, a recent mission playthrough at ...

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The Joystiq crew returns for another live edition of the Super Joystiq Podcast. When the show kicks off at 3pm Eastern, Joystiq editors will discuss their favorite games and moments during E3 2013 and talk about yours. Expect Dark Souls 2, Quantum Break, PS4 indie Outlast, a discussion on nex...

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The Beyond: Two Souls demo I played at E3 featured protagonist Jodi Holmes as a CIA operative, undergoing a perilous mission in the war-torn streets of Somalia. Quite how Jodi and her accompanying supernatural entity 'Aiden' came to this point is unclear, and that's fine; Quantic Dream has a curiou...

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Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto stalled hopes for a F-Zero return after saying he doesn't know which direction to take with the franchise. Speaking to IGN at E3, Miyamoto said there's "only so much capacity" within Nintendo's internal staff, where the next hypothetical entry would likely be developed. ...

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Bethesda revealed an exorbitant amount of information about its MMO The Elder Scrolls Online at E3. With this being the year the game was originally slated to release, I was not surprised. Of course, Massively reporters could not keep their hands off the game. Staffer Jasmine Hruschak and freelance...

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This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. This edition focused on the E3 2013 demo of Dark Souls 2, from developer From Software. Richard Mitchell: So you and I both got a chance to try out Dark Souls 2. I was prepared to die, and I did. Many times...

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