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The Gaming Update Nintendo Wii U Report for E3 2011

The Gaming Update Nintendo Wii U Report for E3 2011

14th Jun 2011 - While there were rumors of an important console announcement to be made by Nintendo at E3, the chaos of the approaching storm of the Expo combined with the reluctance of the company to say too much in its pre-event publicity meant that we could not know for sure... The first indication that there was to be movement on the 8th Generatio.. Read More.

Ranking Games: Perception of Values

Ranking Games: Perception of Values

12th Jun 2011 - E3 is over and the process of gathering a mountain of data in the form of notes, briefing handouts, demo materials, and the actual games and creating order from the chaos is invariably the most difficult part of the process of covering these events. When we are on site at the Expo and actually experiencing the games, there are two type.. Read More.

Team Gaming Update Diary -- E3 Day 0+2 Part 1 Microsoft Presser

Team Gaming Update Diary -- E3 Day 0+2 Part 1 Microsoft Presser

12th Jun 2011 - Regular readers here at Gaming Update will be familiar with the extreme efforts that we go to whenever there is a major gaming event to provide coverage, with our top-notch editors and subeditors dispatching a hand-picked team of skilled news hounds with the support of Interns, and words of encouragement that even under the most stressf.. Read More.

The Top Ten Action-Adventure Games of E3 2011

The Top Ten Action-Adventure Games of E3 2011

10th Jun 2011 - The exhibits have are being broken down and packed onto the trucks to be shipped back to their respective homes to wait for another expo, the army of workers from each publisher given only two short days to take down what was, for a cosmic blink of the eye (four days) the City of Games on the edge of the Continent, and here at Gaming Up.. Read More.

Team Gaming Update Diary -- E3 Days 0 & 0 + 1

Team Gaming Update Diary -- E3 Days 0 & 0 + 1

9th Jun 2011 - Regular readers here at Gaming Update will be familiar with the extreme efforts that we go to whenever there is a major gaming event to provide coverage for, with our top-notch editors and subeditors dispatching a hand-picked team of skilled news hounds with the support of Interns, and words of encouragement that even under the most s.. Read More.

France Sets its Sights Upon E3

France Sets its Sights Upon E3

24th May 2011 - The Electronic Entertainment Expo -- E3 -- is to gamers what Mecca is to half the world's population: a place of worship where special things happen, and insight into the future can be had. That being the case it is surprising that so few national governments have figured out that E3 is the place to go when you want to showcase the tal.. Read More.

Why are your kids better than you at Angry Birds?

Why are your kids better than you at Angry Birds?

18th May 2011 - There is a phenomenon attached to the incredibly popular mobile gaming apps in the Angry Birds series that has some adults scratching their heads, and their kids laughing. It seems that children are better at the game than adults, finding the puzzles that always stump their parents to be a snap. Part of that has to do with spatial re.. Read More.

Brink First Impressions -- We Can Talk Now

Brink First Impressions -- We Can Talk Now

10th May 2011 - When Bethesda Softworks today announced that its acclaimed first-person shooter, Brink , is now available in retail stores across North America and in Europe on May 13th, it actually meant more than just being able to go out and purchase your own personal copy of the game -- it meant that we can finally talk to you about Brink. As game.. Read More.

NSFW: A Sorceress in the Centerfold -- The Changing Face of Video Game Sexuality

NSFW: A Sorceress in the Centerfold -- The Changing Face of Video Game Sexuality

9th May 2011 - Unless you have been ignoring the gaming news over the course of the past week you are likely aware of the controversy brewing among fans of the RPG series The Witcher, as it relates to the surprise publicity appearance of game star and central character Triss Merigold, who seems to be everywhere in advance of the May 17th release of Th.. Read More.

Research Suggests Family Gaming on the Rise

Research Suggests Family Gaming on the Rise

9th May 2011 - The results of a recent survey of players of the online game Wizard101 by Trinity University suggests that Intergenerational play (family members from different generations playing online games together) is an important and emerging dimension within online games today. The report issued by the Trinity researchers shows that many famili.. Read More.

Tales of Pirates II: Is the GM Your Friend or Foe?

Tales of Pirates II: Is the GM Your Friend or Foe?

25th Apr 2011 - Tales of Pirates (http://top2.igg.com) players love a good scrap, and never one to deny the people what they want, the game’s GM is all too happy to use himself as bait to incite even more mayhem. As one of the most notorious and popular characters in the game, he has more than his fair share of friends and foes. In a battle that pr.. Read More.

Majesty 2 Collection Launches

Majesty 2 Collection Launches

25th Apr 2011 - The royal event of the year is finally upon us as Majesty 2 Collection -- the Fantasy Strategy coupling of Majesty 2 and its three regal expansions -- has released today at retail for $19.99/E19.99. Who needs a Royal Wedding when you can have this? Oh yeah, and don’t forget your confetti! Cavort through over forty challenging miss.. Read More.

New Open Pokemon Video Game Championships

New Open Pokemon Video Game Championships

25th Apr 2011 - The first Pokemon Video Game Championships were held in 2004, and were in no small part prompted by the popular informal tournament play that cropped up at the regional and national Pokemon Trading Card Game Championships. The incredible popularity of the video games at the TCG events convinced Nintendo and the Pokemon Company that t.. Read More.

Pokemon Dream World not a Nightmare

Pokemon Dream World not a Nightmare

21st Apr 2011 - When the public relations machine for Pokemon Black and White began to build steam its focus in the games meant that when aspects that were outside of the game were brought up, many gamers mistakenly assumed that they were all game-related, which goes a long way towards explaining the confusion felt by Trainers who have been unable to.. Read More.

Gears of War 3 Public Beta First Impressions

Gears of War 3 Public Beta First Impressions

19th Apr 2011 - By now most gamers are aware that on April 25th the Public Beta for Gears of War 3 begins on Xbox Live. Starting on the 25th and running through May 15th, the Beta will give gamers the chance to experience multi-player combat in the newest Gears title, providing for what most gamers will be their first look at the new game and its int.. Read More.

Conflict Between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty Resolved

Conflict Between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty Resolved

18th Apr 2011 - Earlier this month Gaming Update offered a succinct assessment of our take on the upcoming Uber Title Battlefield 3 (http://www.gamingupdate.com/articles/42/Battlefield-3-Prediction) in which we pretty much state what is obvious to anyone who has spent some time playing the game -- like us -- and were we surprised by the literal flo.. Read More.

Third Event Format to be Added to Pokemon Games

Third Event Format to be Added to Pokemon Games

11th Apr 2011 - In the beginning there was the Mystery Gift, and Trainers came from far and wide to official Pokemon Events and verily, there they received special Pokemon, and it was good. Then came the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Nintendo WFC), and whoa! It was better! Trainers no longer had to journey long distances for their event Pokemon, they c.. Read More.

Battlefield 3 Prediction

Battlefield 3 Prediction

8th Apr 2011 - Every few years a game comes along that is special -- no way to put a finger on why it is special because it is a combination of so many things. It is the alchemist's art of heart and vision, and catching the imagination of the gaming public in the right way, and in the right time. There are no rules you can follow to reach this goal .. Read More.

Kongregate and the Simple Pleasures of Free Gaming

Kongregate and the Simple Pleasures of Free Gaming

3rd Apr 2011 - It was Sonny 2 (pictured above) that initially got us hooked on the cheesy fun to be had, but the wide variety and huge number of games is what ultimately convinced us that a bookmark was in order here! The staff at Gaming Update was put on the planet to explore games and gaming news and share that with you -- it is our raison d'ê.. Read More.

The Race for the Madden 12 Cover and its Story

The Race for the Madden 12 Cover and its Story

2nd Apr 2011 - Madden NFL 12 Cover Athlete to be Unveiled Live on ESPN2's SportsNation When the final choice of the athlete for the cover of the next game in the Madden Series -- Madden NFL 12 -- is chosen. it will be your votes that determine who ultimately wins that honor. The cover of Madden NFL 12 will be chosen by the fans through an elimin.. Read More.