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playCAST Episode Eight: E3 2011 Special

All the major E3 2011 press conferences have occurred, and it’s time for your boys at playWISE to editorialize and grade how each company did. Spoiler: Ubisoft blew us away, and their conference should be used as a template for all following press conferences until the end of time — Mr. Caffeine FTW!  The show line-up is as follows:

  • 01:07 — EA presser shows off “Mass Effect”
  • 07:33 — Ubisoft presser with Mr. Caffeine
  • 11:38 — Microsoft presser with our thoughts and grades
  • 37:17 — Sony press conference with our thoughts and grades
  • 51:12 — Nintendo press conference with our thoughts and grades
Music Credit: Andrew Wade

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Microsoft E3 2011 conference recap: Halo 4, Minecraft and more!

MSE3Con f- playwisegaming.comMicrosoft just finished their E3 2011 press conference. Their major announcements and our entire liveblog of the event can be found below. If you missed the conference, you’ll can watch it on Gamespot soon.

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The playWISE portal to E3 2011

UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Nintendo press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Sony press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Microsoft press conference HERE

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E3 2011 starts tomorrow, June 6, and there is a 100 percent chance that tons of videogame news will come from its tech-laden announcements. While we can say with certainty that not every single piece of E3 news will appear on playWISE, we can at least claim that all the best information from E3 might make an appearance — we don’t exactly get paid for this, so cut us some slack.

However, we know for sure that we’ll be able to liveblog the three major conferences. Below, you’ll find the conference schedules, links to our liveblogging pages with their corresponding RSS feeds, and links to the live broadcasts. Let the game announcements begin!

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E3 2011 predictions and dreams: Microsoft

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Microsoft has a lot to live up to as top dog in the console market. They could completely wow their fans at this year’s E3 or bust entirely. Keep reading to see what playWISE thinks will, should and won’t happen at the E3 2011 Microsoft press conference.

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E3 liveblog for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo conferences and two podcasts

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E3 2011 is just around the corner, and playWISE will be bringing you all the action. We’ll be liveblogging Microsoft’s press conference on June 6 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Sony’s on June 6 at 8 p.m., and Nintendo’s on June 7 at 11:30 a.m.

We’ll also be posting two podcasts to discuss our thoughts on the major press conferences and touch on the smaller ones that we’re not liveblogging.

Stay tuned to playWISE for the best E3 2011 coverage you’ll find on the whole-wide Internet.


Huge price cuts on Xbox Live games and DLC with Extreme Shopping sale

Microsoft just launched their Extreme Shopping sale, which will be running until April 4. The sale includes discounts up to 50 percent off Xbox Live Arcade games, downloadable content and Avatar items.

Right now the half-priced items include “Monkey Island 2” and “Darwinia+” for 400 points, or $5, and “Costume Quest” for 600, or $7.50. The full “Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection” has also seen a hefty reduction down to 1,000 points, or $12.50. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge into this zombified DLC, there’s no longer any excuses.

Check out the official sale page and stay tuned for their special one-day sale on April 1. Hopefully, this has no correlation to April Fools’ Day. Click through to see the full list of games and prices.

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Kinect to get Gears of War on-rails shooter

Rumors of a “Gears of War” title being developed for Microsoft’s Kinect are true.  A source familiar with the project has confirmed the existence of the title, which will be an on-rails shooter.

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Microsoft acquires Kinect Halo domain, could it be a reality?

Microsoft has secured the rights to, CVG reports.  The Whois page confirms that Microsoft acquired the page on June 14, 2010.

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2010 saw industry-wide gaming sales slump sales soared in what was otherwise a fairly dismal sales year in the videogame industry, which saw an almost across-the-board slump in sales figures.
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