Mario Kart 8

One of Nintendo's big surprises at last week's E3 was the first playable demo of the next game in the "Mario Kart" franchise, "Mario Kart 8." The first (and likely only) entry on the Wii U has Mario and his friends defying gravity, as their karts can now travel anywhere the course takes them - even upside down. This new gameplay proves that there are still some new things left for a series that has been around for a couple decades.

Late last week, we had a chance to catch up with the man that has been working on the series since the first game, Hideki Konno, who is now serving as this game's Producer, as well as Kosuke Yabuki, "Mario Kart 8"'s Director, to ask them some questions about where the franchise has been, what it's like to work on such a cherished title, and where we can expect things to go from here.

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While Nintendo decidedly played it safe with their versus E3 Nintendo Direct announcements, one game in particular seemed to be missing -- "Metroid."

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TT Games gets delightfully goofy right out of the gate with this E3 trailer for the multiplatform "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes."


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It only happens every few years -- when the planets align and the secret cabal of developers, publishers, manufacturers, and retailers convening in ancient, forgotten depths to speak to life a new generation of console gaming. We all knew this day was coming, as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony riled up the throbbing mob of gamers to draw lines in the sand and choose or perish. We learned tons of new and interesting stuff about the Xbox One and PS4 and got to see a bit of the big three's gaming line-up for the upcoming months. That said, there were plenty surprises, disappointments, and confusion about where exactly are these console makers going.

But that doesn't really matter because if the mass of gamers are anything, they're passionately blind about their fangirl/boy-ism for which ever corporation they feel speaks to them on an intimate level. Naming a winner of E3 can have massive blowback if the company declared "victor" can't deliver but -- for now -- there's definitely one black box that everyone has their eye on.

The officially, unofficial winner of E3 is Sony.

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by Joseph Leray

Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl

Today Atlus announced that "Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl" would be making its way stateside some time this fall. It is, unfortunately, not a Lena Dunham-penned comedy-drama about a group of landsknechts and alchemists trying to figure out where DUMBO is. "Millenium Girl" is, however, a remake of the 2007 DS title that launched the entire "Etrian Odyssey" franchise.

The North American announcement brings new details on the new modes, mechanics, and cut scenes coming to Atlus' seminal cartographic dungeon-crawler.


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Pokemon-Amie Pikachu screenshot

During E3, Nintendo revealed that the pair of new 'Pokémon' releases would be headed to the 3DS on October 12, 2013.

Plus, after the jump, see some of the new Pokémon coming to "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" this fall when the game launches.


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Spike E3

Spike TV is returning to E3 this year as the exclusive broadcast partner, and they have a huge line-up of gaming coverage slated over the course of the first two days of the show. From interviews with industry heavy-hitters like Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Amie and Shigeru Miyamoto, Peter Molyneux, and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer to exclusive game previews for hotly anticipated games like “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Killzone: Shadows Fall,” and “Assassins Creed IV.” Plus stick around for press conferences from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony.

Hit the jump for the full schedule, and to watch the live stream, hosted by GTTV’s Geoff Keighley, starting today at noon.


Our excitement for E3 has grown from light simmer to full boil as the big event grows closer, and one of our most anticipated games is a first look at Disney Infinity. The upcoming mash-up of Disney properties with collectibles and game action has us freaking out more than Dash Incredible - and this first look at one element of the E3 Booth, courtesy of Disney themselves has us even more excited: Read More...

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In a new collection of screens for the upcoming "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes," developer TT Games takes us to Thor's home turf, gives us a glimpse of a Destroyer made of blocks, gives Mr. Fantastic time to flex on camera, and confirms that yes, Iron Man's classic bucket-style armor will be making an appearance in the game.


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This fan video from vfx specialist Clinton Jones reminds of of the most important thing when it comes to "Super Smash Bros.": always choose Link.

Or Meta Knight.


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