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June 17, 2015 6:40 AM E3: Nintendo's old games find new life

A woman poses with a video game character at the Microsoft Xbox booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Gamers play Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Wii at the Nintendo booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. People play the Battleborn video game at the Microsoft Xbox booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. A man plays a PP Gun at the Electronic 36

June 17, 2015 6:40 AM E3 BUZZ: Old Games Find New Life

E3 is all about the new: new games, new gadgets, new ways to connect with like-minded players. So the inventors and developers who are hoping they're creating the next big thing must be bewildered by the outpouring of enthusiasm for a remake of an 18-year-old game. That game is Square Enix's landmark "Final Fantasy VII," a classic Japanese role-playing 29

June 17, 2015 5:52 AM E3 2015: Console kings battle with grand games and virtual worlds

LOS ANGELES: Console kings Microsoft and Sony battled for players’ hearts with blockbuster games and the lure of virtual worlds as the Electronic Entertainment Expo was poised begin in Los Angeles. The companies behind Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles staged flashy media events where they showed off dizzying action games and spotlighted exclusive 63

June 17, 2015 5:47 AM Nintendo Sees Transformation, but Won't Forget 'Mario'

Nintendo played to "Super Mario" fans on Tuesday while talking transformation as the Japanese video game giant strived to regain momentum. "If there is a secret to the longevity of Nintendo franchises, it is transformation," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said during a presentation streamed online before the show floor opened at an Electronic 26

June 17, 2015 2:17 AM E3 2015: Sony goes dark on virtual reality headset Project Morpheus

The stage was set at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this week for a vicious battle of virtual reality, with both Microsoft and Sony eyeing the tech for their gaming consoles and several players muscling in on the PC space. Yet while there still may prove to be blood on the show floor as E3 goes on, at day zero on Monday — where the big names in gaming 31 1

June 16, 2015 10:03 PM HoloLens Is Awesome, but Microsoft Has a Long Way to Go

Microsoft is continuing to use its HoloLens “mixed reality” headset to steal the show at E3. On Monday, it brought down the house with an onstage Minecraft demo in which one player wore the headset to play the game while another player used a tablet. On Tuesday, it unveiled another demo, this one connecting the HoloLens to Microsoft’s most important 24

June 16, 2015 9:33 PM Nintendo charts return of 'Legend of Zelda,' 'Star Fox' at E3

LOS ANGELES -- Link is set to return to the Nintendo 3DS before he arrives on the Wii U. Nintendo announced plans Tuesday during the Electronic Entertainment Expo for a multiplayer-focused installment of "The Legend of Zelda" on the Nintendo 3DS set to debut this fall. However, the Japanese gaming giant didn't provide any more details about a previously 30

June 16, 2015 9:16 PM Microsoft aims to shake up console wars with cheaper Xbox

As Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. battle for the hearts and minds of gamers, Sony has held one big advantage: the PlayStation 4 was cheaper than the Xbox One. But things are different now. Xbox has steadily moved toward cheaper prices, and one of the things that Sony didn’t announce at E3 this year was a price cut that would have kept pace. A standard 42

June 16, 2015 8:03 PM Want $175 toward an Xbox One? Here's how

Best Buy is offering a great deal on its Xbox One gaming consoles... provided you're willing to trade in your old console. Here are all your questions about the promotion, answered. Any working Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 console will get you a $75 coupon toward an Xbox One. However, trading in an Xbox 360 250GB or a Sony Playstation 3 Slim will get you the $75 coupon 23

June 16, 2015 7:51 PM Deus Ex game play footage unveiled at E3

The first footage from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video game has been unveiled at E3. A video trailer created using the game itself was shown during Square Enix's press briefing at the giant games show. The cyberpunk-themed game once again features augmented human Adam Jensen who this time takes on a role as a cop hunting terrorists 24