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E3 2013 – Live Blog! – Ubisoft E3 2013 Press Conference

Welcome to GameSaga’s Live Blog of the Ubisoft E3 2013 Press Conference. Newest updates are at the top of this page, oldest are at the bottom. Refresh this page for continuous updates.

  • And that’s it for the Ubisoft Press Conference
  • Games will be playable at Ubisoft’s booth
  • Online Open World RPG according to the press conference, still looks like a shooter to me
  • It’s for PS4 & Xbox One
  • It’s called Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Will feature PVP
  • Exploring the building
  • In a building, possibly a prison
  • Tablet player is controlling an aerial vehicle, can mark targets
  • Can play via a tablet as well
  • Showing a firefight now
  • Not clear if character chatter is in-game or players talking to each other
  • Exploring the city
  • Character can talk to someone else in a headset
  • Looks more like a third person shooter than an RPG to me
  • Showing a city scene
  • The pandemic strikes on Black Friday
  • Demo up now
  • President issues Directive 51
  • The attack is called a Dark Winter
  • Trailer so far is talking about this and the effects
  • Talking about a fictitious bio-terror attack
  • Trailer up now
  • Open world RPG from Massive Entertainment
  • Yves back on stage
  • Motocross/trick game
  • Frontier is for mobile, Fusion is for consoles & PC
  • Trials Fusion & Trials Frontier
  • Trials trailer being shown
  • Shows boat sailing off into sunset
  • Switching between island & city scene
  • Jumps off ship when it catches on fire
  • Back to ships with cannon battles
  • Shooting a bad guy with a pistol
  • Fighting in the city
  • Exploring a city
  • Crew spots land
  • Edward Kenway is steering
  • Showing a ship in the water
  • Direct in-game footage up now
  • Can board ships, find treasures, attack forts, etc.
  • Jean Guesdon on stage now
  • Shows a night scene with them looking at some treasure
  • Fighting each other on same ship now
  • Ships pull alongside each other
  • Showing pirates and soldiers shooting cannons at each other
  • Showing a ship sailing away
  • Back to the harbor
  • One of the other pirates starts a fight with the soldiers
  • Soldiers burst in
  • Bar scene
  • Harbor scene
  • New trailer up now
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is up next
  • Another trailer/demo was shown
  • Adrian Lacey on stage to talk about Rabbids Invasion
  • Trailer up now
  • You can interact with your phone or tablet
  • It’s a TV show through Nickelodeon
  • Rabbids Invasion is up next
  • Releasing in October on all systems
  • 6 player dances
  • Showing a trailer
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Cops arrest the other guy
  • He causes a blackout from his phone and fights off the cop
  • Cops show up
  • Sprinkler system is triggered from a phone
  • Showing him fighting bad guys
  • Switches back to Aiden Pierce, he hacks into their meeting
  • Takes the elevator to an underground meeting
  • He goes into a club of some sort
  • Following a man walking around
  • Trailer up now
  • Set in Chicago
  • Dominic Gay (?) is on stage now talking about Watch_Dogs
  • Will have other second screen experiences
  • Can create your car on your tablet
  • Can face off against other crews
  • Objective is to flip them over apparently
  • Target is a SUV like vehicle
  • You are timed in this type of mission
  • Still have to contend with other traffic
  • Showing The Crew chasing the target
  • Showing a takedown mission
  • Can change on the fly apparently
  • Can customize everything on the car
  • Can invite friends from within the game to help you co-op with a mission
  • Showing footage from Miami now
  • Will have ghosts for time trials
  • Showing footage from Nevada now
  • Showing footage in the Black Hills now
  • Very similar to the Need for Speed series
  • Game looks pretty nice visually
  • Showing a street race in New York outrunning police
  • Live demo up next
  • Can play co-op in every mission and race
  • Can play solo if you want
  • Can share & compete with friends
  • Online persistent world
  • Can customize cars
  • Looking to infiltrate and take over a criminal organization
  • It is a driving game, open world
  • Julian Gerighty is on stage now
  • Releasing Early 2014
  • The cars, “The Crew” rams an armored truck and we see a map of the world showing other players
  • Offroad now, grassland and desert scenes
  • Real licensed cars
  • Showing cops chasing cars amongst traffic
  • Possible Need for Speed/racing type game?
  • Showing a car racing through the streets of a city
  • Showing a car being assembled
  • A garage scene is shown
  • The Crew is up now with a trailer
  • Yves Guillemot on stage now
  • Cartman says it’s coming this holiday season
  • Showed group scene
  • Randy talking to a kid possibly Stan
  • Trailer is up now
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth is up now
  • He starts cursing out the archer
  • An archer character tells Sir Painhammer to go **** himself
  • Showing traps like spikes and swinging axes, he gets hit by them
  • Nigel is a frog companion
  • He gets smashed by the castle gate haha
  • Sir Painhammer is narrating
  • Trailer for the game is up now
  • Game is free-to-play
  • Closed Beta is going on now
  • UI is very Diablo-esque
  • Can pick a hero such as a knight
  • Can defend castle with traps
  • Steal from your neighbor and build up your loot
  • The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is up next
  • Over 120 levels
  • “Epic Boss Battles”
  • Will have competitive multiplayer modes
  • Then some blue characters (I don’t know the names of them, sorry)
  • Rayman is shown, then the viking chick
  • Another trailer for it
  • Releasing September 3rd
  • She frees Rayman and they go underwater
  • Rayman is shown being held captive by a giant frog thing
  • The viking chick is being chased by some enemies
  • Showing a trailer now
  • Rayman Legends is up next
  • Releasing in August
  • Showing Spies Vs Mercs footage
  • Lots of stuff going on in the footage, different screens and stats in the UI
  • Showing Splinter Cell: Blacklist footage
  • Aisha Tyler is the host
  • Sorry for the late start, was getting dinner

Source: IGN & GameSaga Original

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E3 2013 – Live Blog! – EA E3 2013 Press Conference

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Welcome to GameSaga’s live blog coverage of EA’s E3 2013 Press Conference. Newest posts are at the top, oldest are at the bottom. Refresh this page for continuous updates as they happen.

  • And that’s the end of the EA E3 Press Conference
  • Peter Moore wrapping up
  • Shows Faith running and getting a tattoo
  • Showing in-game/engine footage
  • Mirror’s Edge 2 confirmed
  • This was different footage than what was shown during Microsoft’s event
  • Building is about to collapse, they jump and parachute out
  • Fighting on the roof now
  • Can fire missiles from your tablet
  • Copter comes up to attack them
  • At the top floor looks out the window, clouds are very realistic looking
  • Escapes via jet ski to go back into a new building
  • Copter attacks them on the boat
  • On boats now, shooting from boats
  • Outside a helicopter joins the fight
  • A tank corners them, they shoot a pillar to collapse the roof and make an alternate route
  • Going inside a building and killing bad guys
  • Squad lands via helicopter in a city
  • Can view stream at the Battlefield website
  • 64 players up on stage
  • Siege of Shanghai map is going to be demoed
  • Stream cut out briefly
  • Can do this on the console or on a tablet or smartphone
  • Talking about Commander/Command Mode
  • Karl Magnus Troddeson (sp?) on stage as well
  • Air/land/sea combat
  • 64 players
  • Dynamic environments
  • Patrick Bach on stage
  • Battlefield 4 up next
  • Shows the deformation mechanic mentioned, slowing down to show it, but that could be just for the trailer
  • Trailer up now
  • Releases Spring 2014 on Xbox One & PS4
  • Full Body Deformation feature
  • MMAi system, can alter strategy throughout the fight
  • Talking about UFC
  • Andrew Wilson, Dana White, Jon Jones, & Benson Henderson on stage
  • Bruce Buffer on stage
  • Trailer for the game
  • Fully playable at E3
  • Releasing this Fall on Xbox One & PS4
  • “Living Stadiums”
  • Elite Technique feature
  • Pro Instincts feature, players react like the real life pros
  • Showing gameplay footage now
  • Matt Bilbey on stage now talking about FIFA
  • Fun annoying music in the background
  • He’s talking about FIFA
  • Drake the rapper is on the stage
  • Showing players talking about soccer, similar to the Xbox Reveal event
  • FIFA 14 up next
  • Very impressive graphically, brief trailer
  • Trailer up now with actual game footage
  • Adrian Peterson is on the cover, cue Madden Curse for him and the Vikings
  • Dynamic shifting of lines based on threats
  • Focusing on defensive and offensive line play
  • Player Sense feature allows players to scan environment and react on-the-fly
  • True Step motion system for enhanced footwork
  • Showing footage on side screens
  • Cam Weber on stage talking about Madden NFL 25
  • Very brief
  • NBA Live 14 trailer up now
  • Data from the real NBA will be sent to the game every hour
  • NBA Live World is another feature apparently
  • Focusing on dribble with a tech called bounceTek
  • Kyrie Irving & Sean O’Brien on stage talking about NBA Live 14
  • Some guy on stage, no name was given talking about NBA Live 14
  • Andrew Wilson on stage
  • Showing montage from games over the years
  • EA Sports up next
  • Showing meteors raining down with alien looking dudes
  • Showing an army storming a castle
  • Showing a soldier mourning a fallen comrade, lots of ashes and flames everywhere
  • Showing trailer, “The Fires Above” now
  • Release date is Fall 2014
  • Showing artwork from the game
  • Aaryn Flynn from Bioware on stage now talking about Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Showing behind the scenes footage from filming of the movie, director talking about it
  • Aaron Paul (Jesse from Breaking Bad) is on stage talking about the Need for Speed movie
  • All 3 are controlled by humans
  • Helicopter has been called in
  • Game looks great graphically speaking
  • Shifts from a single player racer to a cop being called (the 2nd player) who gives chase
  • Tablet support for helicopters to be called in apparently, SmartGlass maybe?
  • Can apparently play as the cops now too, not just the racers
  • Can start out in single player and end in multiplayer
  • Focusing on online mode
  • New feature called All Drive
  • Marcus Nilsson on stage now talking about Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Showing cops chasing you
  • Need for Speed: Rivals footage up now
  • Was a scene from Hoth
  • Star Wars next-gen footage, it’s Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Talking about Frostbite 3 & EA Sports Ignite engines
  • Frank Gibeau on stage now
  • Confirmed that you can leave your Titan (mech) at any time and get back in at any time
  • Footage appears to be mostly the same as the footage from Microsoft’s conference
  • Showing artwork from the game as well
  • Developers commenting on the game with footage interspersed
  • Footage showing now
  • Spring 2014 release date
  • Xbox One, PC, & Xbox 360 versions announced
  • Titanfall up next
  • Nothing shown for it
  • Peggle 2 announced for this year
  • John Vechey is back
  • Garlic plants are airborne drones
  • The Gargantaur is shown, giant zombie boss
  • Boss shown is a Disco Zombie, yes disco…
  • Cactus is a sniper-like plant
  • Sunflowers are healers
  • Bok-Choi is a new plant
  • Showing a pea shooter and chomper looking one
  • You can plant other plants
  • You control your plants in 3rd person mode
  • Showing 4 player mode now
  • Brian Lindley and Justin Wiebe on stage
  • Xbox One & Xbox 360 versions confirmed
  • Confirmed to be 3rd person action, not puzzle
  • John Vechey on stage now
  • Looks to be more of a shooter than a puzzle type game
  • First up is footage of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, it’s confirmed!
  • 11 new games
  • Focusing on PS4 and Xbox One
  • Peter Moore on stage first
  • Showing some logos in a psychedelic video loop with music

Source: IGN & GameSaga Original

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This Day In Gaming History – June 10th

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1992

  • Street Fighter II Champion Edition is released by Capcom for Arcades (ARC) in the U.S.

2001

  • Earthworm Jim is released by Game Titan & Majesco Games for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2004

  • Rallisport Challenge 2 is released by Digital Illusions & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox (XB) in Japan.

2005

  • Nickelodeon airs an episode The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the U.S. In this episode there are a few references. There is a scene where an arcade video game machine appears. It used as an example of “fun.” The building for a video game arcade is shown as well. There is also a scene where a handheld video game system is shown. It resembles the Nintendo Game Boy (GB), but it is called “FUN BOY.”

2008

  • NASCAR 09 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), & Mobile Phones (MOB) in North America.
  • Don King Presents: Prizefighter is released by Venom Games & 2K Sports for Xbox 360 (X360) in North America.
  • The Incredible Hulk is released by Edge of Reality & Sega for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is released by Dimps & Atari for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (X360) in North America.

2009

  • Prototype is released by Radical Entertainment & Activision for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (X360) in Australia.

2011

  • Kung Fu Panda 2 is released by Griptonite Games & THQ for the Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, & Xbox 360 (X360) in Europe.
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is released by Double Helix Games (PS3/X360), Griptonite Games (Wii/DS/3DS), Other Ocean Group (iOS), & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), Wii, Nintendo DS (NDS), Nintendo 3DS (3DS), & iOS in Europe.
  • Infamous 2 is released by Sucker Punch Productions & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.
  • Red Faction: Armageddon is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), and the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLCG) in Europe.
  • The poster child for vaporware, Duke Nukem Forever is FINALLY released after 14 years in development by 3D Realms, Triptych Games, Gearbox Software, Piranha Games, Aspyr Media, & 2K Games for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), Mac OS X (OSX), & the OnLive cloud gaming service (OL) in Europe.

2012

  • Pikmin 2: New Play Control! (AKA Nintendo Selects: Pikmin 2) is released by Nintendo EAD & Nintendo for the Wii in North America.

2013

  • The pre-events for the 2013 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) begin as Microsoft holds their E3 Press Conference. The launch price for the Xbox One (XO) is announced as being $499, €499, or £429. The launch date was narrowed down to November 2013, but a specific day has not yet been announced.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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E3 2013 – New Xbox 360 Model Announced

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E3 2013 – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (XO) – E3 Trailer

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E3 2013 – Halo (XO) – E3 Trailer

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E3 2013 – World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition (X360) – E3 Trailer

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E3 2013 – Minecraft: Xbox One Edition – E3 Trailer

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E3 2013 – D4 (XO) – E3 Trailer

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E3 2013 – Sunset Overdrive (XO) – E3 Trailer

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