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REVIEW OF THE YEAR: Sony’s E3 Victory

That video games lack recognisable stars is a criticism the industry often faces, but for one night in June PlayStation US CEO Jack Tretton certainly felt like rock royalty. As much as certain forum communities may swoon over the fact that Reggie Fils-Aime’s body is ready or about Shuhei Yoshida’s …

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A Tale of Two E3s – Xbox vs Sony vs Sega

E3 2013 harked back to the glory days of the trade show. We step back in time and discover striking similarities between E3 this year and the very first expo in 1995 Two of the biggest names in entertainment went head-to-head at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Both unveiled new …

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VIDEO: Conan O’Brien rounds up E3

American funnyman Conan O’Brien was at E3. And his experience was probably a little different to everyone else’s. In the short below the presenter visits all three platform holder stands, admires some cosplay, plays a few games, pokes fun at Major Nelson and says Bayonetta is a future version of …

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The Sony Interview: Play to Win

Sony’s stinging attack on the Xbox One business model at E3 saw the PlayStation firm take pole position in the next generation console race. Here, SCEE CEO Jim Ryan tells MCV why it hasn’t won yet… What’s the aim for PS4 2m consoles sold by Christmas? (Laughs). I think right …

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OPINION: Xbox One strategy revamp was logical – but it might only accelerate Mattrick’s digital vision

One of the best bits of games industry scuttlebutt I have been told is about Xbox boss Don Mattrick. It’s actually about his shrewd hiring and management skills, so it’s effectively a HR anecdote. But bear with me. A few years ago I was told that when running teams at …

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Fresh rumours say Xbox One will abandon controversial policies

If the latest web rumours are true, Microsoft is poised to announce a revised agenda for second-hand games and online check-in. Whathifi and Giant Bomb are both claiming via independent sources that the format-holder will abandon controversial plans that would demand Xbox One connect to Microsoft HQ servers once every …

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Sony: "We had one good day, but it’s not over yet"

An aggressive Sony took E3 by storm last week, but says it was only ‘one good day’. The company’s pre-E3 press conference was quite low on new games compared with Xbox. But its decision to not force online checks every 24 hours, or block trade-ins, was a real crowd-pleaser. And …

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Sony: "If you buy it, you own it"

E3 may be over but Sony will do all it can to ride on the wave of goodwill that it generated in LA for as long as possible. Speaking to Yahoo, SCE chief exec Andrew House and made further statements about the company’s appreciation of the public backlash to Microsoft’s …

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Mad Max: Five things you should know

Not much was shown about the new Mad Max when it was announced at Sony’s E3 media briefing, but we had the opportunity to go behind closed doors with developer Avalanche Studios to see the game in action. Here are five important facts about Mad Max: This is not a …

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