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E3 2009

Metroid: The Other M not Metroid Dread

Nintendo fans had to be thrilled to the metal-encased gills when Nintendo announced during its E3 2009 press conference that a new Metroid game, Metroid: The Other M, was being co-developed by Team Ninja, the team behind the Ninja Gaiden series. If you missed the announcement, be sure to check out the new trailer to see what kind of madness this game promises to offer.

The announcement apparently led some gamers to wonder if the new game was in fact a Wii-ified version of the long rumored Metroid Dread, which was also rumored to be a side-scrolling shooter. Well, during an interview with Kotaku, Metroid director Yoshio Sakamoto confirmed that Other M is an entirely new game, and while he is familiar with Dread, the game remains firmly in the realm of potentiality at this point.

How are fans handling the news of a new Metroid game?

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UbisoftDuring its E3 2009 press conference, Ubisoft announced that a sequel to No More Heroes, the stylistic odd-fest that helped usher in the floundering genre of mature Wii games a few years back, was in production and would be published by Ubisoft sometime down the line.

Now, no doubt many an NMH fan was more than a little pleased to hear the news. However, according to Joystiq, who caught up with Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda (aka Suda 51) on the show floor, it seems that a bit of last-minute rearranging actually prevented No More Heroes 2 from receiving the proper unveiling that was supposedly planned for the game.

I’m going to guess that the last-minute bump had less to do with the game not being in reveal-quality shape and more to do with a certain high-profile director deciding to discuss his own project for a solid six hours without blinking or taking a single breath.

What are your theories, assuming Suda 51 is telling the truth?

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There are only a few games that are as closely guarded and as highly anticipated as the PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain. So, it's pretty exciting to get a real inside perspective on what we can expect from the title.

In this HD Developer Walkthrough, Heavy Rain writer and director David Cage talks us through a level of the game, explaining story elements, gameplay mechanics, tone and more.

 

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Red Steel 2

Chalk up Red Steel 2 as my current surprise of the show. I tried playing the first Red Steel shortly after the Wii's launch, and I just couldn't force myself through it. Motion control was still in its infancy, the setting didn't really appeal to me and it just didn't look very good.

What a long way we've come since then.

I picked up the Wii remote and Nunchuck, and after a few minutes of introductory disorientation, something clicked in my muscle memory. Specifically, it was Metroid Prime 3: Corruption -- Red Steel 2 has a very similar feel of fluid movement and character agility (pressing "A" will make you quickly sidestep or leap forward/backward).

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Fat Princess Fistful of Cake Heading To PSP

On Monday, I told you that fans of chubby video game royalty will be getting their dough-kneading hands on Titan Games' stylish and quirky action game Fat Princess later this month on PSN for PS3. Well, it seems players can expect even more big love down the line as the game's developers confirmed during E3 2009 that the game will be ported to the PlayStation Portable as Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake.

Kotaku reports that the new PSP game will feature six new levels, a lengthier single-player campaign, four new modes and eight-player online multiplayer support. This is obviously great news for players eagerly anticipating this title, but it also demonstrates Sony's determination to expand its console library in new and enticing ways through its portable devices.

How do you rate Sony's cross-platform integration at this point?

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Join Brian Leahy at Konami's E3 2009 Press Conference... Live!

 

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There's a lot to swallow at E3, but TheFeed team is here to break it down for you into easy to digest bite-sized pieces.

After the lights went out on Day 1, X-Play's Adam Sessler, G4tv.com's Billy Berghammer, Giant Bomb's Brad Shoemaker and Victor Lucas gathered together to discuss the day's events in this video, the first installment of TheFeed NightCap.

Also, if you were watching live last night, you might have noticed that the Los Angeles Convention Center inadvertently shut off Internet access during the show. The video below is the entire NightCap, including the portions that were not broadcast live because of that little mixup.

The boys discuss press conferences, new technology, great games and more. Check it out!

 

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 Want more? Tune in tonight for TheFeed NightCap - Day 2. All the hot action starts live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

We're in the throes of the video game madness otherwise known as E3. Right now, we're gazing into the virtual crystal ball and getting to glimpse the future of gaming. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and others are showing us what the next several years has in store for gaming, which is exciting; however, if you're the type of person who hates to wait, you should check out X-Play's "Summer Games Preview" to get an idea of all the stuff hitting shelves in the immediate future.

On June 17th, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will bring you previews of the biggest and most anticipated games of the Summer, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Overlord 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Champions Online, Madden 10 and many more!

In summation, after your face recovers from the constant assault of awesome that is G4's E3 '09 coverage, make time on June 17th for X-Play's "Summer Games Preview" show.

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Final Fantasy VII.

It's a very Final Fantasy E3.

First was the bombshell revelation that Final Fantasy XIV is in the works and will be an MMORPG for both the PlayStation 3 and PC, then some cool new action from Final Fantasy XIII, and now comes word that Final Fantasy VII, regarded by some as the best Final Fantasy RPG, is available right now for download on the PlayStation Network for both the PSP and the PlayStation 3.

Personally, I'm not "into" Final Fantasy. I've really tried to get into this series, as it seems to mean so much to so many people, but the truth is, I'm just not able to enjoy it. It's just not my thing. What about you? Are you into Final Fantasy? Which number is your ultimate favorite?




Dantes Inferno

Handing out pamphlets promising eternal damnation for anyone who plays EA's upcoming Dante's Inferno video game, Christian protesters are targeting E3 attendees with their warnings of brimstone and hellfire.

The protesters are handing out pamphlets with the following dire warnings:

  • "The Cross is not a Weapon!"
  • "Our high score is in Heaven... and we hope you'll join us on the leaderboard."
  • "Those who fall victim to the trappings of this VIRTUAL HELL game will not have to wait long until they find themselves in REAL ACTUAL HELL where they will not be given any weapons or power-ups to protect themselves from fiery demons, razor blade babies, or spewing bodily fluid."

I'm not sure what "razor-blade babies" are, and I'm not sure I want to find out! I'm looking forward to Dante's Inferno, and I hope it's worth the eternity in Hell. It comes out in early 2010, by the way. Don't say I didn't warn you.

There's some cynical part of me that wonders if this is a publicity stunt... but it's probably not: Religion is a serious thing, and I doubt any game company would use it as a way of getting attention. Let us know how you feel in our comment section, but be respectful, okay? It's not like a few wacky protesters are representative of all Christians, you know?

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Final Fantasy XIV Online

During Square Enix's E3 press conference (aka as Q&A session specifically about Final Fantasy XIV that started an hour late), director Nobuaki Komoto and producer Hiromichi Tanaka were on hand to discuss and reveal a slew of details about Square's recently revealed and hotly discussed MMORPG FFXIV, scheduled for release next year.

The first comments made were among the most compelling, as the developers admitted that while FFXIV is currently planned to be released only on PS3 and PC, the team is "considering all options at this time, including Microsoft hardware." Not entirely sure what that might mean, but it's certainly an interesting thing to know.

From there it was all about the FFXIV, so hit the break to see how the Q&A went down.

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King of Kong

While E3 is generally a time of great joy in which the triumph of the human spirit is on display at every video game booth, for old-school video game legend Steve Wiebe, this year's E3 will forever be tinged with the bitter regret of having failed to earn the World Record at Donkey Kong.

Wiebe, whose previous Donkey Kong record attempts were chronicled in the documentary The King of Kong, was only around 60,000 points from the record in his heroic fourth and final E3 2009 game when he hit Donkey Kong's kill screen and was forced to give up the lives he had left. The final score: 989,400.

All of Wiebe's attempts were broadcast live on G4, including the tragic third try, where a power failure forced cyber-athlete Wiebe out of the game. Wiebe seemed to take the defeat graciously, like a true champion, and I have no doubt he'll be back again to challenge that accursed gorilla and his barrel-flinging ways...not to mention current record-holder Billy Mitchell. 

If you missed the drama and pageantry of Wiebe's attempt, shame on you. Don't miss any more G4: Keep your dials tuned to our channel and your browser pointed at our E3 site.

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Alpha Protocol

Spy…RPG? That's the promise of Obsidian Entertainment and Sega's Alpha Protocol. Obsidian is one of the industry's premiere underdog developers. Everyone wants to believe in them, but almost every time they've been poised to succeed -- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Aliens RPG -- something's gone awry. With Star Wars, there were technical issues. With Aliens, the project just disappeared. So long as Alpha Protocol avoids the former issue, we could be in for something special.

Like Mass Effect, Alpha Protocol is a game of choices. In my 30-minute developer-driven demo, Obsidian tried to curb the cynical voice in my head that would otherwise assume the choices in Alpha Protocol don't really matter. Obsidian's smartest move, however, is the way they handle dialogue decisions. Games typically give you plenty of time to plot your next move -- Alpha Protocol does not. You have only moments to choose your next dialogue action, whether it's playing it cool, becoming aggressive or shooting someone in the head. A meter counts down, forcing your first choice, if you don't change it. Choose fast, choose wisely.

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Army Of Two: The 40th Day preview

It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were at EA’s offices in Los Angeles, playing a bit of Army Of Two: The 40th Day. While our E3 demo of the game was largely the same level we played before, the team has added some new elements to the game that, well, didn’t make it seem all new, but they did add some depth to the game.

The most obvious change is in the A.I. of your computer-controlled partner when you play the game on your own. Granted, the game is meant to be played with a friend, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to skimp on the stuff for those of us who don’t play well with others. Your partner A.I. is a lot smarter this time out, and, according to the developers, is far less likely to get himself shot up by doing something stupid. He also seemed a bit more proactive this time out, more willing to take the kill shot, where before he was just so polite, waiting for you to go first.

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2

We know exactly what you’re thinking; we thought it too. When we heard LucasArts was doing a second LEGO Indiana Jones game, but it was just the four movies and not some new adventures, we thought it was kind of a sleazy move. After all, we just played the first three movies in LEGO-style in last Summer’s LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. But when we actually saw LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues at LucasArts' booth at E3 this year, it was clear that's not what's going on here at all.

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