Some thoughts, questions, and concerns as EA, MS, Sony, and Ubi wrap up their first day presentations.
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The at the LA Convention center doors won’t open until Tuesday afternoon, but if you want to stay up on all of the breaking E3 news Spike TV has you covered. Starting at 11:30 AM ET/ 8:30 AM PT TODAY you’ll be able to tune in to over 17 hours of live coverage on Spike TV or the simulcast on GameTrailers.com, and right here, to see press conferences, game demos, interviews, news and more.
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I have to admit to being pretty excited about NetherRealm getting their hands on the DCU again after 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This time around, the Mortal Kombat studio is letting the house that Superman built shine on its own with a one-on-one brawler featuring some of the heavy hitters from the DCU.

Well, based on the trailer reveal from yesterday, as well as new details from Gamespot, plus some good, educated guesses, here are ten things to watch out for with Injustice.
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Looking back at the list of titles that graced 8-bit consoles (and PCs) in 1987, you find that's it's a veritable parade of first entries in what would in time go on to either greatly influence gaming or spawn literally dozens of sequels between them. This is the year that modern video gaming was born, as simple left-to-right platforming was starting to experience previously unseen variations and mutations, while the standard bearers of fighting games and RPGs experienced their genesis. Take a look back at some of these classic titles celebrating their 25th anniversary as part of the 1987 Silver series on MTV Multiplayer.

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Run to the right, and shoot. Run to the right... and shoot. If you had a NES, you probably had Contra or knew someone who had it. I'm not sure what the actual numbers were in terms of ubiquity for the first game in Konami's series, but it seemed ever-present back in the day. While the NES port was released in '88, the game made its debut in arcades in 1987, eating up gamers' quarters as they tried to defeat the nefarious Red Falcon organization.

Contra was kind of a quintessentially 80's game, tossing a couple of brawny shirtless dudes into a jungle to fight faceless military guys and then oh no, aliens! Well, to be clear, in the Japanese version of Contra, the members of the Red Falcon organization were New Zealand-based terrorists bent on global domination, but for the U.S. localization, this was changed to aliens in South America.

Tough guy American-ism aside, Contra also happened to be a fantastic shooter and, to the best of my knowledge, the first platformer of its type to offer eight-way shooting. This meant what was at the time unprecedented control over characters Bill and Lance, but it also meant that threats could come from any direction. While this addition to shooting mechanics felt revolutionary in the arcades, it was a little bit of a challenge for the console version, particularly when it came to navigating with the NES D-pad.
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Kinect Star Wars Composers

Kinect Star Wars Composers Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster

Kinect: Star Wars was supposed to take players to a galaxy far, far away in ways unlike any other game. While the overall reviews were mixed, the game definitely had some high points, and some low ones – coincidently, the game's music happened to fall into both categories. While many critics, fans, and Star Wars enthusiasts took a bit of exception to the Dance Central-inspired, Galactic Dance-Off mode, the rest of the game's soundtrack was outstanding. It may have not been composed by the immortal John Williams, but two long-time Star Wars fans and franchise veterans, Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster, evoked the essence of the movies, while maintaining the fresh feel of the game. In case you missed out on the epic music from the game, never fear, you can give some of the best tracks a listen here while getting an inside scoop on the process that went into creating it straight from the composers themselves.
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What we know, what we've seen, and what we can guess about the November release.
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Okay, we're all duly curious/impressed with last night's Black Ops II reveal, but now the real fun begins (at least for us writing about the game, you readers out there might disagree): let's play "what if/what we want" with Treyarch's upcoming shooter. Below are 10 things we hope make their way into Black Ops II (and well, a couple that we're not so keen on seeing). We're sure to start getting a flood of information about the game heading into E3, but let's bask in this glorious moment of what could be.
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Looking back at the list of titles that graced 8-bit consoles (and PCs) in 1987, you find that's it's a veritable parade of first entries in what would in time go on to either greatly influence gaming or spawn literally dozens of sequels between them. This is the year that modern video gaming was born, as simple left-to-right platforming was starting to experience previously unseen variations and mutations, while the standard bearers of fighting games and RPGs experienced their genesis. Take a look back at some of these classic titles celebrating their 25th anniversary as part of the 1987 Silver series on MTV Multiplayer.

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A pretty slim week for releases, but that doesn’t matter, since there’s more than enough to keep you busy if you’re picking up The Witcher 2 which makes its console debut on the 360. Or, if you’re kind of pressed for time this week, there’s always the short and sweet pleasures of a new House of the Dead game coming to the PS3
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