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We were joking before (since there wasn't a real competition at the time), but now the Game Critics Awards have come along to validate our enthusiasm. Contra 4 has been nominated for a 2007 Game Critics Best of E3 Award for Best Handheld Game. It's in the running with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Ho...

July 25th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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All of us here in the Joystiq network are finally settling back into the daily grind after the WiFi-less chaos of E3. We've spent a good week and a half collecting our thoughts and have compiled our own awards for E3. Of course, we've got best and worst awards, but we've also come up with a few "spe...

July 25th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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We haven't fully recovered from E3 2007 just yet, but in the final stages (there's 12, naturally) of recovery, we're told it's only proper to hand out awards for the best (and sometimes the worst) of what we saw in Santa Monica.The nominations for this year's Game Critics Awards were given out on M...

July 25th 2007 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Nintendo's SVP of Marketing and Corporate Communications, George Harrison, conducted an interview with GameDaily during E3 where he spoke on a number of subjects (seriously, this interview is long). What we were interested in hearing from the interview, however, was talk of a Wii revision to the har...

July 24th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In an interview with AMN during E3, Ninja Theory co-founder Tam Antoniades said that Heavenly Sword is being planned as a trilogy and that the story of part two has been written."When we set out to do Heavenly Sword ... we wanted it to be a three-game story," he said at around the 11-minute mark. "...

July 23rd 2007 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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MTV's Stephen Totilo managed to not only take down Reggie's name, but also got him to plant himself in a seat for 15 minutes so that an interview may be conducted. Divided into smaller bite-sized chunks, the first-part of the proposed three-part interview has Reggie tackling many a subject. Smash Br...

July 23rd 2007 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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Phil Rosenberg (left), and PS Fanboy lead writer, Andrew Yoon (right) At E3, we had a chance to talk to SCEA Senior Vice President Philip Rosenberg and John Koller, Senior Marketing Manager of the PSP. We talked to these two Sony executives to find out more about Home, possible PSP integration with...

July 23rd 2007 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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E3 is officially over, and PS3 Fanboy is now resuming regular coverage of the top PS3 news every day. Before we say adieu to the Media & Business Summit, we wanted to wrap up all our coverage of E3 in one handy place. Check it out:ImpressionsEveryday ShooterFolkloreHeavenly SwordHigh Stakes on...

July 22nd 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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E3 is officially over, and PSP Fanboy is now resuming regular coverage of the top PSP news every day. Before we say adieu to the Media & Business Summit, we wanted to wrap up all our coverage of E3 in one handy place. Check it out:ImpressionsCastlevania: Dracula X ChroniclesGod of War: Chains o...

July 22nd 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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When playing an MMORPG, you're essentially waging a war against the mind-numbing effects of repetition. There's no way to avoid it in a genre that's less concerned with immediate interaction than it is with protracted character building and management. The crucial trick in creating a good MMORPG th...

July 21st 2007 at 7:40pm 0 Comments
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Liquid Entertainment's Charley Price describes Rise of the Argonauts as an "RPG without the clutter." Menus and detailed statistics are absent from Jason's mythological quest to find the Golden Fleece, thrown overboard in the developer's attempt to focus on storytelling. Though Liquid's track recor...

July 21st 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Ontamarama! It really is fun to say, a polysyllabic power trip, if you will. Naturally, we were more than a little disappointed when the folks at the Atlus E3 booth proceeded to tell us about the game in a restrained and entirely professional manner. We think of "Ontamarama" as something you scream...

July 20th 2007 at 7:45pm 0 Comments