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High notes from a low-profile E3

The new-style E3 is no longer a huge free-for-all, but that doesn't mean Microsoft and others in the video-game business aren't making some noise.

The new-style E3 is no longer a huge free-for-all, but that doesn't mean Microsoft and others in the video-game business aren't making some noise.

More scenes from the scaled-down game expo in Los Angeles.
July 17, 2008, 3:37 p.m. PDT

Activision at E3 is 'Guitar Hero' and beyond

While none of the major press conferences at E3 this year has had shocking news, the pressure is on Activision to match EA's performance.
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
July 15, 2008, 8:16 p.m. PDT

E3 2008: 'Spore'

Spore is best described as The Sims on a cosmic level, but we do hope that Electronic Arts isn't banking on it to do Sims-like numbers.
(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
• E3 2008: 'Star Wars: Force Unleashed'
July 15, 2008, 5:27 p.m. PDT

A spin around the show floor, where Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and others make their big announcements and gamers rev up for new titles.
July 15, 2008, 5:21 p.m. PDT

Live blog: Sony's E3 press conference

The stakes are high for the PlayStation maker as it finds itself trailing Microsoft and Nintendo in sales and perception. Can it overcome the odds?
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
• Sony girl game winner doesn't want shallow characters
July 15, 2008, 12:08 p.m. PDT

At E3, Nintendo talks sports, music

At the famous Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the Wii maker gets set to show off what it has to offer this year and beyond.
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
• What was missing from the Nintendo E3 press conference
July 15, 2008, 10:30 a.m. PDT

Video: Latest Xbox 360 software upgrades and titles

CNET TV looks at stuff for the Microsoft game console, including Dashboard changes, avatars, Netflix streaming, and unique new games.
(Posted in CNET TV by Brian Tong)
July 15, 2008, 9:00 a.m. PDT

Logitech goes wireless with its PS3 racing wheel

Casual driving and racing aficionados will be happy, then, to see the newly announced Driving Force Wireless.
(Posted in Crave by Matthew Panton)
• Logitech's new cordless Wii keyboard
• Logitech updates its PlayGear Pocket
July 15, 2008, 1:00 a.m. PDT

EA announces 'Sims 3,' deal with 'Quake' maker Id

The video game publishing giant showcases the best of its 2008 lineup, as well as games that are coming down the pike next year.
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
July 14, 2008, 6:35 p.m. PDT

Microsoft opens up E3 with loud, energetic press conference

Having already released news of the price cut for the Xbox 360, what will the company announce beyond progress on well-known games? We bring you live updates.
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
• Microsoft E3 2008 press conference wrap-up
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• Guns N' Roses to release song on 'Rock Band 2'
• Microsoft press conference wrap-up
July 14, 2008 10:30 a.m. PDT

Microsoft issues open letter to Xbox Live community

Company clearly wants to explain its full redesign of Xbox Live directly to users, especially because it's not immediately evident why it would do it.
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
July 14, 2008, 3:27 p.m. PDT

Netflix streaming movies hit Xbox 360 (legitimately)

As part of Microsoft's autumn update of the Xbox 360, the game console will be able to instantly stream movies and TV shows available on Netflix's Watch Now video-on-demand service.
(Posted in Crave by Jeff Bakalar)
July 14, 2008, 11:45 a.m. PDT

Nintendo announces Wii MotionPlus

Nintendo has announced a new add-on accessory for the Wii remote that gives the player a more accurate sense of control by better measuring movements in a 3D space.
(Posted in Crave by Jeff Bakalar)
July 14, 2008, 9:55 a.m. PDT

Is E3 game gathering still influential?

With the emergence of many other video game events and a lack of big hardware news, many wonder what this year's E3 will be about.
(Posted in Geek Gestalt by Daniel Terdiman)
• E3 2008: Game over for the Electronic Entertainment Expo?
July 14, 2008, 4 a.m.

Microsoft cuts price of Xbox 360

Widely expected price cut comes as Microsoft also announces a new model with a 60GB hard drive.
(Posted in News Blog by Steven Musil)
July 13, 2008, 9:50 a.m.