June 2013 Archives

Invigorated E3

This year's conference was a gaming game-changer

By Rhuaridh Marr
June 20, 2013 6:14 AM |
E3 2013 was big, brash and bursting with content. And, as Metro Weekly’s inaugural conference, it couldn’t have been better. We were on the show floor watching the presentations, playing the games and soaking in as much content as we could to bring you our five highlights of this year’s E3, which was one of the most memorable in recent ... [Read]

10 hottest games of E3 2013

Posted by Rhuaridh Marr
June 12, 2013 8:41 PM |
This is in no way a definitive list of the games on show at this year's E3. The selection in 2013 has been vast, with hundreds of titles from developers and studios making their appearance on the show floor. To distill all those games into one article would be madness, so instead, we've selected a choice few of the ... [Read]

13 snapshots from E3, Day 1

Posted by Randy Shulman
June 11, 2013 9:52 PM |
Day 1 of the E3 gaming expo is over, and as we recover from the aural and visual assault, we've hand-picked a few items from the show floor to sum up some of the immense gaming action on display. Look out for great hands-on reports and more news and photos as E3 continues, and in the meantime, enjoy!     ... [Read]

Sony's conference had the air of a boxing match. Thousands of onlookers, bets made, discussions over outcomes breaking out across the stadium, anticipation in the air. Fanboys waiting for the knockout blow, that one announcement that seals the pre-E3 conference "win", developers and industry insiders judging overal performance to assess Sony going forward. As the lights dimmed, and the ... [Read]

We finally have it, the finished PS4 in all it's matte/glossy mix. An interesting piece of design, the console is an unusual parallelepiped shape, with a glossy, black top and a matte, black lower half. Really, though, the big news came at the end of Sony's conference, and it was teling that the biggest cheers of the night came ... [Read]

Microsoft surprised attendees at its E3 conference this morning with an announcement of a redesigned Xbox 360. Cunningly styled to look more like its Xbox One sibling, the new 360 has the "modern look and feel of the Xbox One," and Microsoft states that it is smaller and quieter than the current model. Eh, make that yesterday's model. Shipping ... [Read]

With most of the specs for Microsoft's next generation console confirmed at last month's reveal, there remained one vital piece to the gaming puzzle that many needed to know -- and we now have it. Launching this November, as expected, the Xbox One will cost $499 in the U.S., €499 in Europe and £425 in the U.K. It will ... [Read]

Game On

There are some big announcements to look forward to at next week's E3, with two new consoles and a new generation of games on tap

By Rhuaridh Marr
June 6, 2013 7:27 AM |
Gaming's annual product orgy is just around the corner, and this year Metro Weekly is hitting E3 live to bring you all the news, releases, previews and updates fresh from the show floor. (You can follow us on Twitter at @Gameface_MW and visit us online at MetroWeekly.com/games.) To whet your appetite, we've extracted five things we're most excited to hear about next week ... [Read]