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G4's Best of E3 2011! Check Out The Nominees!

The E3 2011 dust is just starting to settle, but we're going to be talking about the games from the show for days, weeks, months, and even years in the case of some of these titles and hardware options. We'll especially be talking about everything that managed to knock our socks off, or at least die trying. Because, you know, our socks can get pungent after four straight days of video gaming action.

Head beyond the break to see G4's complete list of E3 2011 Best Of nominations, and then tune in to X-Play on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 PM Eastern to see who the winners are! Got your own favorites? Chime into the comments below and let us know what you liked, then start the countdown to E3 2012. You only have about 360 days to prepare for it!

UPDATE: Now you can check out all of the winners!

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E3 2011 was huge for Nintendo and their new console, the Wii U. That's why we brought in our 360 degree camera so you could place yourself right in the middle of the action and scope out The Big N's booth for yourself. While we were able to skip the hour-long lines for you, we haven't yet invented a way for you to reach through space and time to interact with what you'll see. But hey, there's always next year right?

Click the image below to be taken to the 360 camera's Nintendo page, where you can click and drag at any point to look around.

Nintendo E3 2011 360 camera

I personally made a little game to find people who were obviously intrigued by our magical contraption and follow them like an all-knowing puppet god, but I obviously have a lot of mental problems. How about you? Enjoy our 360 camera view of Nintendo's booth? Got suggestions? Let us know!

Super Mario 3D is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and we got Krysta Yang, Nintendo's North America PR Coordinator, to show us some of the new features in this E3 2011 interview!  Get a better feel for what's in store as we go through new level designs, 3D innovation, and oh yeah--Tanooki Goombas ARE COMING!!!  See the latest right here with our extended coverage of E3 2011 here at G4TV.com!

Super Mario 3D E3 Interview »


 

 



Kid Icarus: Uprising gets a pep talk from the Unsinkable Krysta Yang, Nintendo of America's P.R. Coordinator at E3 2011. 

Pit returns in an all-new (not remastered or rehashed) Kid Icarus adventure and he's come a long way from the sprite-rendered 2D videogame that flew onto television screens 25 years ago.

A 3-on-3 multiplayer mode provides variety and the Augmented Reality technology of the 3DS uses collectible cards (distributed separately) that can be made to fight when the 3DS camera is pointed at them.  You'll just have to see it!

Kid Icarus: Uprising E3 2011 Interview »


Kid Icarus: Uprising comes down to Earth for the 2011 Holidays.



Nintendo's ubiquitous P.R. Coordinator, Krysta Yang, gives G4 the skinny on Star Fox 64 3D at E3 2011.

Everyone's favorite bipedal stellar vulpine, Fox McCloud, and his crew get remastered for Nintendo 3DS.  Yes, it's the same game from the Nintendo 64 but with 3D depth of field.

The most intriguing feature is in the multiplayer function thanks to the 3DS camera that let's the player see the faces of their opponents when they blow them into oblivion.  So, while you won't be able to taste their tears, you can see them screaming. 

Starfox 64 3D E3 Interview »


Star Fox 64 3D goes intergalactic September, 2011.

 

 

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E3 2011 might be over, but it certainly isn't done yet. The Feedback Crew assembled on our G4 stage to talk all things E3, and shouldn't we have that set all the time? It was very swanky. Join Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Eric Eckstein, Nikole Zivalich, and myself in an info-packed episode of Feedback where we talk about Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, and more! Want to know what we thought about the Sony Vita? The Wii U? Kinectapalooza? Battlefield 3's puzzling tank demo? Tune in and see!

 

Feedback -- Live From E3 2011 Edition »


 

Feedback: Delightfully ready to slip into a post-E3 coma. At least until some good games come out.

The AUDIO MP3 of this episode of FEEDBACK is available here: Right-click and Save.

Krysta Yang, PR Coordinator for Nintendo America, gave us a E3 2001 interview and showed us the latest progress on Luigi's Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS!  It's been quite some time since Luigi's Mansion first came out and we got a chance to see what's new in this spooky sequel adventure! Check it out!

Luigi's Mansion 2 E3 2011 Interview »


 

Need for Speed: The Run takes you on a cross-country race to New York City, and, this time, you get to get out of the car and evade pursuit. Adam Sessler got an E3 2011 Live demo of the game onstage from Black Box's Jason De Long.

Gentlemen (and ladies...), start your engines!

Need for Speed: The Run E3 Gameplay Demo »


Our First Look At Mario Kart 3DS From E3 2011

Mario Kart is a staple for every Nintendo console to date. Mario Kart for the Nintendo 3DS will be the next in a long line of racing games starring everyone's favorite plumber, princess and dinosaur. One of the new additions in Mario Kart 3DS is a sail for the karts.

"The first track I played had me zipping along green hills with pipes protruding from them and overgrown fungi peppering the aptly titled Mushroom Kingdom. Powerups and controls were as they were on Mario Kart DS, but this isn't a simple rehash.

During several points on the map I encountered booster pads before ramps that would launch me high into the air, at which point my craft would sprout a sail allowing me to guide it's slow decent. Pulling back made the vessel swoop up, and forward made it dive. This simple para-gliding mechanic was extremely responsive and and gave a good deal of variety to the proceedings."

Get all the details from our Mario Kart 3DS preview.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Impressions From E3

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D marks Solid Snake's debut on Nintendo's new handheld console. The game started out as Metal Gear Solid 3 and is now being ported to the 3DS. Just because the original was an amazing game doesn't mean this one might need some work.

"It all sounds good on paper, but the reality is less than ideal. Simply put, the controls need some work. In the original game Snake couldn't move and shoot simultaneously. Players held down a trigger to go into first-person mode, and used the left analogue stick to aim from there. Since the 3DS only has one analogue stick, this should have been a simple conversion. Instead, Snake can now move and shoot at the same time ala MGS4, only there's no analogue stick, so aiming by using the face buttons as a d-pad never feels quite natural. Sure you're more agile, but it feels loose and awkward compared to Subsistence's slow, methodical tactical espionage action."

Check out our full Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D hands-on E3 2011 preview.


Street Fighter X Tekken at E3 2011 has captivated fans of both immortal fighting franchises, excited to see the Street Fighter and Tekken universe fight together. Capcom wizard Seth Killian joined Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb live on stage at E3 2011 Live for a gameplay demo.

Watch it now!

Street Fighter X Tekken E3 Gameplay Demo »


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E3 2011 came with its usual grip of press conferences, and, in this E3 2011 Live Feedback, Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, and G4tv.com's Eric Eckstein talked about the good, the bad, and the weird from the Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo presentations.

Check it out now.

 

Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo Reactions on Feedback E3 2011 »


 









Beenox Studio Head, Dee Brown delineates Spider-Man: Edge of Time for G4 at E3 2011.  This latest Spider-Man entry will release for Xbox, PS3, Wii, Nintendo DS and 3DS.

The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 must work together to correct a catastrophic calamity visited upon the timestream that results in Peter Parker's untimely death.  

Dee Brown, after untangling the frayed webs of the time continuum, shifts the focus to unique gameplay abilities not seen in previous Spider-Man titles and the PIP feature that allows  the player to see how his actions in the present as the Amazing Spider-Man alters the world of Spider-Man 2099.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time Dee Brown E3 Interview »


Spider-Man: Edge of Time webs its way into stores in Fall 2011.


To the joy of fans across the world Nintendo announced at E3 2011 that Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is getting a rerelease on the Nintendo 3DS, as Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TIme 3D. As one of the most beloved and iconic games from one of the most respected series it comes as no surprise that Nintendo would being Ocarina of Time back for yet another run. Improved graphics and the addition of 3D leave the classic game looking pretty, umm, pretty.

An Old Adventure Comes to a New System, Zelda Ocarina of Time for the 3DS

The screenshots may look familiar, but the revamped graphics make them look fresh. The gallery isn't in 3D, but you can use your imagination. Check it out here.

Nintendo continues its strong showing at E3 2011 with screenshots for Super Mario 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. While it takes 3D technology to truly appreciate the perspective depth of the game, these shots do a good job of showing off the look and feel of the game's redesign for the 3DS platform. Take a look!

Super Mario 3DS Screenshots have arrived. They're 2D, but they manage to look good anyway.

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