Ouya video game console goes on sale this week for a modest $99 along with a free-to-try library of about 150 games. Crowdfunded and built on the Android platform, the Ouya is meant to really change the way games are developed and marketed. Easy to set-up and fun to play with intuitive controls and a tiny cube console, statements from the company state that although this will definitely compete for your attention in the upcoming months as Xbox One and PS4 ramp up marketing efforts for the holidays, founder Julie Uhrman formerly on IGN says that this “customizable, hackable” console should act as a companion or secondary system for gamers who already have “commitments” to the other major consoles. The Ouya features an open eco-system which will definitely create a platform big name and independent developers alike to test the waters with perhaps more experimental titles. The Ouya will come with acces to Flixster and radio service TuneIn, giving this tiny console entree into being your living room entertainment hub perhaps competing against Apple TV and making a play for Xbox One’s entertainment system play. Check out the full article on the Reuters site: Ouya’s $99 videogame console challenges pricier Xbox, PlayStation
Also set to release this year are Nvidia’s Shield, recently lowered to $299 and BlueStacks’ GamePop which will but run Android games.
Apple stocks take a tumble. This morning Apple stock traded below the $400 mark, the lowest it’s been since it hit all time high of $705 per share after the release of the iPhone 5. This slight dip may reflect an investor perception that Apple does not have a breakthrough product up its virtual sleeve, despite the MacPro announcement at the WWDC. Right now we’re in a wait-and-see moment, but more news about the iPhone 5S and iPodTouch and new iPads may quiet the doubters. See the full article on Mashable: Apple Stock Falls Back Below $400
Amid torrents of negative press around the restrictions that Microsoft was imposing on its customers who buy games for the recently announced Xbox One, the company made a rare “apology” of sorts. Gone are the restrictions on reselling used games, sharing games with friends, and regional locks. Also gone is the necessity for a customer’s Xbox One to always be connected. Here’s the retraction on the Xbox One blog: Your Feedback Matter
Hopefully that news will let customers get back to comparing what they get vs. what they don’t get when purchasing and Xbox One.
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E3 2013 Day 1 delivered an astounding volume of information about upcoming video games and the treasures each one brought to the table. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are more than a few thousand words about the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
I’m not afraid of clowns. This one sort of made me laugh because he wasn’t that scary. Payday2 was the name of the game.
GameCenter’s Josh hamming it up with the Microsoft Xbox One Forza team
GameCentergets the interviews…
Who says Sony isn’t committed to family gaming?! You wanna take it outside?
I was trying to get this guys picture all day at E3. Finally caught after he missed the picture with his team.
Displays at E3 are absolutely amazing…
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More exciting pictures from day 1 of what appears to be the largest video game expo on earth, E3.
Nintendo promised to keep us busy with a regular release schedule of predominantly family games. Every other software develop made no such promise. E3 was filled to overflowing with an endless supply of over-the-top displays ranging from cute and charming to graphic and full of zombies. What you see here has been cleaned up and vetted to keep it safe-for-all (Well for most. Some people just don’t like video games.). Can you dig it?
Sony PS3 does family gaming like the best of them: Cloudberry Kingdom
Sony PS3’s LEGO / Marvel
Gran Tourismo Drivers must be… focused!
Puppeteer was ominous but cute. Dark but somehow sweet… like Johnny Depp or Tim Burton.
The Madden franchise continues to look amazing on Sony PS3. Can’t wait to see what the PS4 can do with it.
Once we pulled ourselves away from Xbox One and Sony PS4 gawking, we were able to see the true character of the show.
PC gaming and online gaming was far from dead. There was a new mantra going around and it looked like this:
Speaking of free, there was lots of interesting schwag to be had. In particular, this crown was everywhere despite being ill-fitted and made of foam.
The game was called Dragon’s Crown and the designer was coming to sign posters. This was not him.
Disney’s Infinity set up a modest booth that was swarmed even on the first day…
More pictures to come from E3 Expo day 1 and day 2…
PS3 not dead and will be majorly support and the PS vita is reborn with tons of classics reimagined
PS Vita is made to be the perfect companion
Speaking to the epic title Last of Us
Lots of accolades for this title
Exclusive content also coming.
Warner Brothers games
Arkham Origins debuts this fall
Who will kill the Batman for the bounty that Black Mask has put on his head
Exclusive content available on PS3
Rockstar Games no gameplay shown
Exclusive titles and bundle
$299 – Sept 17th
GTA V Headset
Only on PS3
Andrew House on stage – The console is revealed
PS4 is sleek clean and simple on the outside.
Kind of looks like a small suitcase. Not spectacular but still quite nice.
Commitment to entertainment
Michael Litton on stage
Nextgen curated for gamers on the Playstation network
Leveraging full network to support the PS4
Gamer oriented TV – seems limiting
Sony pictures really behind PS4
Unique original content from Netflix
Netflix and soon Redbox
Live sporting events
Another exclusive launched
The Order 1886
Santa Monica on the PS4
Ready at Dawn developed
Killzone: Shadow fall demo
Drive club demo
Infamous Second Son: thriller with what appears to be psychokinetic powers – kinda awesome
Something for the kids
New Dark Sorcerer
Super Giant Games on stage
Transistor is the title
Sony also loves independent Game Developers
New titles this year:
Oddworld: New and Tasty
Galak-Z – open world space shooter
Debuting on PS4
Diablo 3 being released with exclusive content
Square Enix takes the stage
Final Fantasy 15
Disney Kingdom hearts in develop (3)
Final Fantasy 14 Exclusive content on PS3 and 4
Nice crisp gameplay
1 hour of extended gameplay only on PS4
Time for sports
2K Games – two LeBrons on screen: one real , one digital
The Elder Scrolls – Online
Street date Spring 2014
First on PS4
Dead body in the desert?
Road Warrior survival kit only available on PS4
BIG NEWS – PS4 supports used games – roars from the crowd!!!
You own your game
Do what you want with it
Gloves are off
Xbox One slaps are everywhere
Don’t need to be connected
Build the best gaming network
Play as being loading
Playstation benefits carried across platforms
IGC – Instant Game Collection
World premiere of Destiny
On stage gameplay
Joined public event
Bungee and Activision
Cloud service 2014
Technology for streaming
$399 dollars beats out the Xbox One – Slap!
Touting trust and customer ownership
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Announced Monday at the WWDC
You know you’re in the right place when Al Gore is mingling. I was not there. He was. Doh!
While we were paying close attention the PS4 vs. Xbox One, Tim Cook was not so quietly stepping into the shoes of his predecessor and filling them quite nicely with a very big announcement at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC).
image courtesy of iLounge
1. New Mac Pro design
It’s like your own mini nuclear reactor. Amazing looking but possibly inconvenient shape. Check out the specs over at iLounge.
Watch out Pandora. Apple’s coming out swinging. I hoping the intelligence understands MY needs a little better.
3. iOS 7
Jonny Ive begins the flattening of your icons right here. Easier to view, more interactive and a tad familiar. Check out the Mashable comparison here.
4. OS X 10.9 Mavericks
image courtesy of iLounge
No more kitty. Oddly timed since cats are so popular right now. Better Finder (yay, tabs and multiple screens!), better battery life (we love efficiency), better Safari (it might be home page worthy.), iCloud Keychain (all my secrets in the iCloud, oh my.), iBooks & Maps (ok, thanks)
More details coming about Apple’s game-changing game day announcement. Less about how it stole some of the fire from competitor Microsoft who had an important announcement at the same time about the Xbox One.
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Nintendo Announce new games for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.
For now, holiday, and 2014, Nintendo delivers a notable lineup of family friendly titles. Here are notable excepts and images from the press conference that was held on June 11 at the start of E3.
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New Mario Kart
Anti gravity play
New Super Smash Bros – new characters
Connect your Wii U and 3DS – coming in 2014
Wii Fit U
Wii fit meter
Super Mario 3D world
Princess peach has new powers
Mario as a cat power up. Meow!
Who doesn’t love cats
Focus on content – look for expanded content
Wii U lineup
Game & Wario – June 23
Super Luigi U – digital download available – June 20 / August 25 full game available
Pikmin 3 – comamand an army
Cute and dangerously addictive – August 4th
Light Green Lantern for kids in rainbow colors
Legend of Zelda – the windwaker HD
Mii verse integration
October 2013 available
Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics Sochi 2014
Social updates to leaderboards from around the world
Wii Party U
Use of gamepad
Combo of gamepad and controller
Fun for family settings
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Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
hypercute and realistic play
Nintendo to make announcement in this mornings press conference.
Conference hall relatively empty compared to yesterday’s announcements…
Scott Moffitt takes the stage
Speaking to satisfying what the consumers are asking for
Gamers, and kids, and family games promised
August and December are key dates
Did he same Gameboy?
eShop and Video touted as heroes
Super Mario 3DLand and Mario Kart are top and key to customer satisfaction
Super Mario Bros 2, Mario Kart, Luigi, Animal Crossing, Zelda, Pokemon added
New Software about to be announced for Wii U / 3DS XL
Kevin Wilson – VP Sales NA
3DS – Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion
3DSXL keeps coming up…
Speaking to the nature of portable gaming iPhone / touch vs. N3DS
N3DS still strong due to software
Luigi is “man of the year”
Mario Luigi Dream Team – Luigi with more Swagger!
Pokemon X and Y – October 12
New Pokemons, new features
Really cute and sweet compared to yesterday…
Pokemon Mii – play with you Pokemon like a pet
Zelda – a link between worlds
– 2d and 3d – flat Zelda – November
Mario Party – 81 different miniworlds – November
Yoshi is back for 2014 – Yoshi’s New Island – use of gyro use, bigger eggs
Steve Singer takes the stage – Licensing / 3rd party developers
Tons of new titles for 3DS and Wii U
Scribblenauts meets DC Universe
Skylanders Swap force
Just Dance – Wii U for Holiday
Splinter Cell – Use of second screen
Sonic Lost World