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E3 2011 Summary

June 11, 2011

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Well, all good things must come to an end. As we say goodbye to E3 2011, let's look at some of the good times we shared. Here are the top news to come out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011!

Microsoft

Microsoft kicked off E3 this year with a press conference that focused a lot on the Kinect, a motion control accessory for the XBox 360 that has been out since last Christmas. Lots of games and added functionality will make Kinect owners happy. For core gamers, there are offerings in Madden, Ghost Recon, and more. As for family friend features, games such as Disneyland Kinect Adventures and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster are in development.

Sony

Moving on from the PlayStation Network hacking last month, Sony wowed the audience with screens and clips one of the best games of E3: Uncharted 3. Additionally, Sony revealed a PlayStation brand 3D TV designed for gamers and also revealed their next generation of portable handheld gaming in the PS Vita.

Nintendo

This year is the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. As such, Nintendo is offering free downloads of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for the 3DS and will be coming out with a 3DS version of Ocarina of Time as well as a brand new Zelda game, Skyward Sword, for the Wii. The 3Ds will also be getting lots of great games, including a new Mario, new Super Smash Brothers, and new Luigi's Mansion. The biggest news of E3 also comes from Nintendo, as the hardware giant revealed their next home console in the Wii U. Read more about this amazing new system in our Wii U preview!

Third Party Devs

On the E3 exhibition floor, third party developers were showing off their games. Electronic Arts' Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 looked impressive and contested Uncharted 3 for best of show. Disney featured Disney Universe and Ubisoft showed off Rayman Origins and its beautiful graphics while bringing famed movie directors/producers Steven Spielburg and Peter Jackson to the stage to talk about the upcoming Adventure of Tintin game, which will be based off of the upcoming movie.

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