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 Nintendo E3 2012 Press Conference Live Stream

The Nintendo E3 2012 press conference is about to start and you can watch the live stream here, beginning at 9AM. If you want to watch all of the Nintendo magic as it happens, tune in!  New hardware and a whole slate of new games will be yours to enjoy.

Click here to watch Nintendo's press conference, LIVE!

Watch with us and learn about new games and products as they're announced! E3 2012 is here. Let's roll.

Black Wii U announced by Nintendo

A black Wii U was announced at the Nintendo E3 2012 Press Conference in Los Angeles. Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto unveiled the new color of the Wii U, which, in prototype form, has previously been white. Nintendo hasn't announced if multiple colors will be available at the Wii U launch.

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Pikmin 3

Miyamoto introduces us to the new Pikmin 3 title for the Wii U.

As one of the first games designed for the Wii U, Pikmin 3 takes advantage of the smaller second screen on the controller by giving you access to the map at all times. Now with four leaders to control, you'll need to use the map to move from each one of them if you want to survive in this tiny wilderness. Oddly enough, Captain Olimar was missing from the rooster. Where did he go and how does this fit into main story? We'll have to get our hands on it to find out.

Pikman 3 not only brings sharper graphics, but also more of those adorable Pikmin to the stage. The new Rock-type Pikmin will be able to break through objects easier than your typical little sprout.

At E3 2012, we'll be able to get our hands on the challenge mode, where we test our Pikmin skills against the clock in order to collect the most fruit. Players will be able to record their playthrough and watch as they take on the world. Learn. Collect. Win.

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The ZombiU trailer at the Ubisoft E3 2012 Press Conference clearly took its cues from the Dead Island trailer from a couple of years ago. Slowly moving through a frozen, zombie-filled environment and listening to a peaceful rendition of "God Save The Queen," we once again see how zombies transform people's otherwise tranquill lives into sheer madness.

Interestingly, ZombiU - not spelt Zombie U or Zombi U, mind you - will come out for the forthcoming Nintendo Wii U. Ubisoft didn't demo how ZombiU will make use of the newly named Nintendo Gamepad or anything about the game's characters. However, it's safe to assume that the ZombiU story will take place other side of the pond.

ZombiU Cinematic E3 Trailer »


The Assassin's Creed 3 trailer from the Ubisoft E3 2012 press conference demos the many differences between Old Europe and The New World, where grassy plains change up the typical battlefield in AC3.  These low-lying levels replace the tall, historic buildings that occupied the 15th Renaissance era from previous games. Needless to say, this changes up the gameplay in Assassin's Creed 3 quite dramatically.

Speaking of drama, the Assassin's Creed 3 E3 2012 trailer also clues us in on the new assassin, Connor, who doesn't have a horse in the Revolutionary War - although he does manage to steal one in this video. He borrows the horse to charge a battalion of red coasts and slaughter them at the AC3 trailer's dramatic conclusion.

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Rayman Legends for the Wii U Announced - Official E3 2012 News

We get our first taste of Rayman Legends of the Wii U with a brand new character that uses the Wii U touch pad.

With our first glimpse of the Rayman Legends, we get to see a new character, Murphy, help our hero through the beautifully drawn 2D levels. Using only the touch pad, Murphy zips along the playfield with the ability to manipulate the environment and pull in enemies for Rayman to destroy with a quick spin.

Along with up to five other players, we watched Murphy move platforms, stop enemies, cut ropes, and turn valves so your friends can get through the level relatively unscathed. To finish off the demo, we run through a level where the spots Murphy needs to touch sychs up with the music playing the background. One part superhero and one part fly; the hero of Rayman Legends may just be the character you control only through touch.


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Zombi U Has Been Announced


Posted June 4, 2012 - By Nikole Zivalich

Zombi U Has Been Announced

ZombiU has been announced exclusively for the Wii U. The rated M game takes place during a zombie apocalypse. The announcement trailer asked, "How will you survive?" It is not clear at this time if ZombiU will be a Wii U launch title.

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Just Dance 4 Announced


Posted June 4, 2012 - By Jake Gaskill

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Just Dance 4 Announced

Ubisoft has officially announced Just Dance 4. The newest installment in Ubisoft's massively popular dance game will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii in October 2012, and Wii U at a later date.

The game will include over 40 tracks, including:

  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Disturbia – Rihanna
  • Good Feeling – Flo Rida
  • Maneater – Nelly Furtado
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 ft.  Christina Aguilera
  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  • Rock Lobster– The B-52’s
  • So What – P!nk
  • Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
  • You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
  • What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  • Wild Wild West – Will Smith

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Watch out Madam President! This explosive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gameplay video from E3 pits players against futuristic unmmaned jets trampling the Los Angeles skyline. After Call of Duty players recover from learning Los Angeles rush hour will be just as bad in the future as it is today, they get thrown into a chaotic combat scene without any tutorial to help man an anti-air rocket launcher.
Call of Duty: Blacks Op 2 takes the classic first-person shooter franchise and builds upon multiplayer features and game modes, including 4-on-4 zombie mode.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay Video »

The release date for COD: Black Ops 2 is November 13. It will be released for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U.

Nintendo Shows Off Wii U; Introduces GamePad, Miiverse

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata showed off the Wii-U's new function in a pre E3 2012 a video released, giving the gaming world a name for the Wii U controller, showing off a newly designed secondary controller controller,and explaining the Wii U's online platform, called the "Miiverse."

The Wii U controller will be called the Gamepad, in a nod to the NES's Gamepad. The controller itself is a little larger than the prototype shown at last year's E3. As was rumored, it will feature a pair of traditional control-sticks rather than the control pads on the original version. Also of note: There's an area for near-field communication (NFC) built in, which will allow you to scan tokens or cards without having to enter codes into the Wii U. For more, including the full presentation, be sure to click inside.

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Wii U Hands-On Impressions -- Battle Mii and Zelda HD

If you don't already know what to expect at the Nintendo Press Conference 2012, then I just have two words for you - Wii U. The new system that still has people scratching their heads will get its chance in the spotlight yet again. Along with the new system, Nintendo will surely talk about new games, something for the 3DS, and someone may actually remember that we still have a Wii.

I've gathered yet again the top minds behind games at G4 to find out what to expect at the Nintendo Press Conference.

Matt Keil

The big Wii U push: price (over $250 is suicide), release date, launch titles, the whole deal. I expect Pikmin 3 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii U as launch titles from Nintendo. I really hope the rumors of the insane Metroid/Star Fox crossover game by Retro are real. Nintendo will attempt to prove for the third generation in a row that they have strong third-party support, which will consist of current-gen multiplatform games with a Wii U screen controller gimmick added in. The 3DS section of the conference will focus on apps and online features nobody wants, because Nintendo is still trying to compete with Apple instead of making a successor to the DS and its exceptional game library.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition And Pre-order Bonuses Revealed

Sega may not be releasing Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines until February 12, 2013, but you can now take comfort in the knowledge that a pretty sweet collector's edition will be joining standard boxed versions of the game. The big box release will set you back $99.99, though some of the packed in digital goods can also be nabbed with a GameStop pre-order.

The Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition box itself is something of a collectible, taking the shape of a Xenomorph hive. The most prominent physical good inside that box is a resin statue of the same type of powerloader seen in James Cameron's Aliens. Also inside is a "USCM Dossier" that includes a mission briefing, a USS Sephora schematic, a recruitment card, an LV-426 recon photo, a USCM iron-on badge, and a USCM graduation certificate.

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LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Announced -- One LEGO Game To Rule Them All

LEGO The Lord of the Rings has been announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The blocky game will be developed by TT Games, the studio behind all of the other brilliant LEGO games to date. LEGO The Lord of the Rings will follow the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Also known as my favorite movies ever.

Players will assume the role of Frodo and friends as they journey to Mordor in order to destroy The One Ring. Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin will all be along for the ride. Players will get to, "explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring," according to WB.

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2K Games2K Sports today announced that basketball simulator NBA 2K13  will be available on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally. It's coming out on many platforms, too: The 360, PS3, PSP, Wii and PC. A Wii U version is even planned for a later date. 

Gamers who pre-order NBA 2K13 for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite. This add-on content will be set in Houston, the site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and will allow fans to stage their own NBA All-Star Game, including three NBA All-Star events - the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featuring all-new intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls.

"The NBA All-Star package is our way saying 'thank you' to fans for their ongoing love of the NBA 2K series," said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "This content provides a ton of depth and value to our fans, and it's just the beginning of a lot of big news about NBA(R) 2K13."

So what do you guys think? Are you excited for the release of 2K games NBA 2K13?

This Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30/5:30c X-Play gets on the Road to E3 with a full week of coverage leading up to E3 2012!

One of gaming's biggest events is almost here, and we'll have the latest on huge games making an appearance, like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, HALO 4, Borderlands 2, God of War: Ascension, The Elder Scrolls Online, Resident Evil 6, Far Cry 3, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Plus, we'll remember last year's most shocking E3 moments and make our predictions on what this year's biggest surprises will be.

Don't miss it when X-Play's Road to E3 starts this Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30/5:30c!

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