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E3 2006: Where games mean business

special coverage The biggest game show on the continent is in full swing with new games and booth babes.

E3 2006 - Where games mean business
Gamers have descended en masse on the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, this week to try out the game goodies and hear the good word from luminaries like "Sims" creator Will Wright and Peter Molyneux, founder of Lionhead Studios. There will also be much scrutiny on the console front, with the Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii gearing up to challenge Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Reporters' Roundtable: A look at E3

audio Beyond the glitz and gizmos, who were the winners and losers at this year's show? Join CNET News.com's Charlie Cooper, Jim Kerstetter, Ina Fried and Dan Terdiman to find out.

May 12, 2006

Video game art pushing edges of realism

Exhibit highlights game artists who push the limits of technology or tell stories with subtler, more complex imagery.

May 15, 2006

Few games stand out at E3

While visitors to the trade show are excited about some games, namely Will Wright's "Spore," few titles cause a tremendous stir.

May 12, 2006

Nintendo's Wii stealing show at E3

The wait to try out the console pushes past four hours, while hands-on time with the PS3 requires barely 30 minutes in line.
GameSpot looks at the endless Wii line

May 12, 2006

Casual games get serious

What the games lack in hipness, they make up for by being cheap to make, addictive and highly profitable.

May 12, 2006

Paris Hilton at E3 to promote Gameloft

blog Yes, the company is coming out with a new line of mobile titles based on the famous heiress. Will wonders never cease?

May 12, 2006

Electronic Arts' Spielberg connection

newsmaker For the game maker's Neil Young, collaboration with the famed Hollywood mogul is worth its weight in Oscar gold.

May 12, 2006

Nintendo game guru's new mission

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of "Legend of Zelda" and "Donkey Kong," wants to bring fun back to an industry obsessed with high-definition graphics.

May 12, 2006

Robin Williams yucks it up for 'Spore'

At E3, comedian uses game's creature editor to make a critter that would make Darwin say, "Hey, I'm not taking acid ever again."

May 11, 2006

EA-ESPN partnership bearing fruit

blog The companies are showcasing some new features, and to hard-core gamers and sports fans, there's something to be excited about. Plus, more from News.com reporters at E3.

May 11, 2006

Nintendo may not launch Game Boy Advance sequel

Instead, company may opt to focus resources on its latest hit handheld machine, the DS, president Satoru Iwata says at E3.

May 11, 2006

Despite controversy, 'booth babes' still prowl E3

After "Hot Coffee" scandal, gaming trade show said days of scantily clad models known as "booth babes" were through. Ahem.
Bloggers weigh in on 'booth babes'

May 11, 2006

Clamoring for a round of 'Pac-Man'

Game enthusiasts at E3 get a touch of nostalgia with old handheld games and classic arcade machines like Galaga.

May 10, 2006

Microsoft wants you to feel young again

Company announces deals to breathe new life into classic titles such as "Dig Dug," "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Root Beer Tapper."

May 9, 2006

Blu-ray a player in PlayStation pricing

Sony's console may cost more than the Xbox, but it also comes with the next-gen DVD format Blu-ray. Will that lure buyers?

May 9, 2006

Nintendo shows off Wii controller

But at press conference ahead of E3, company says talk of pricing info would divert attention from roster of Wii games.

May 9, 2006


'Dirty Harry' feels lucky as video game

Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Laurence Fishburne are among those who will contribute to game version of movie classic.

May 11, 2006

California man pleads guilty to Xbox tampering

Co-owner of a Hollywood video game store pleads guilty to selling video game consoles modified to play pirated games.

May 10, 2006



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Microsoft E3
Microsoft's latest
From new game franchise titles to wireless microphones to steering wheels.
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PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3 play
See some game play and find out what you don't get with the cheaper model.
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See Nintendo's next-gen console, Wii
See Nintendo's Wii
Play tennis with a flick of the wrist. CNET's Molly Wood takes a first look at the Wii.
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Microsoft unpacks surprises
Microsoft unpacks surprises
Xbox 360 HD DVD player and "Grand Theft Auto 4" on their way.
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Gates on new 'Live Anywhere'
Gates on new 'Live Anywhere'
Xbox Live service to expand to Vista and Windows Mobile.
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Playing games on the Wii
Playing games on the Wii
Nintendo offers a peek at Wii titles like the new "Legend of Zelda" at a pre-E3 briefing.
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Checking out the PS3
Checking out the PS3
During a press event prior to this year's E3, Sony shows off PlayStation 3 specs.
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PS3 controller gets moving
PS3 controller gets moving
Watch a demo of the PlayStation 3's new motion-sensitive controller.
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Photos
Art of the video game
Art of the video game
Exhibit recognizes game artists' achievements.
May 15, 2006
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Gauging the E3 games
Gauging the E3 games
While few titles cause a huge stir, plenty entertain.
May 12, 2006
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A view from the E3 floor
A view from the E3 floor
Visitors get an eyeful of the hottest upcoming titles.
May 11, 2006
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'Booth babes' then and now
'Booth babes' then and now
New rules require scantily clad women at E3 to cover up.
May 11, 2006
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Games out of the past
Games out of the past
Enthusiasts flock to classic titles, consoles.
May 10, 2006
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Gadgets for the gung-ho gamer
Gear for the gung-ho gamer
New devices add mobility, excitement to next-gen games.
May 9, 2006
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Wii swings into action
Wii swings into action
Nintendo shows off console and its motion-sensitive controller.
May 9, 2006
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