Nintendo's E3 Plans Include A World Championship Comeback

Nintendo has announced its E3 plans: the Nintendo World Championships are coming back after 25 years. What?! The championships are on June 14. The company will also have a “Nintendo digital event” on June 16 at 9am PDT (June 17, 2am AEST), and its Treehouse group will return with another set of all-day livestreams.

Announcement Of Announcement Of Announcements

By now we’re all used to announcements of announcements, but Nintendo is taking things to the next level: here, for your amusement, is an announcement of an announcement of how they will deliver their E3 announcements.

Square Enix Will Hold E3 Press Conference On June 16

Briefly: Square Enix has confirmed it will be holding an E3 press conference on June 16, which (hopefully!) suggests the publisher has lots to show off in Los Angeles. We’re sure to hear more about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided around then.

Bethesda Will Hold Its Own E3 Press Conference This Year

Briefly: For the first time ever, Bethesda will be holding its own E3 press conference this year. Fallout 4? Dishonored 2? Doom 17? Skyrim 360? Let the speculation begin.

'When You're Making Fun Of His Suit, You're Making Fun Of His Mum'

Video: Far Cry 4’s Executive Producer Dan Hay gives yet another eccentric tidbit of information about Pagan Min, the game’s villain, in an interview Ubisoft just posted.

Sony Has Completed Their Big E3 Mural.

Sony has completed their big E3 mural. The the man standing in George Washington’s place is none other than Mr. Joey Chiu, better known as the first guy to buy a PlayStation 4. Congratulations, Mr. Chiu. Say hi to the Minecraft guy for us.

Evolve Wins 'Best Of Show' At E3 2014

As voted on by 28 outlets and Kotaku, here are the official Game Critics Awards winners of various E3 2014 awards, a good chunk of which were stolen by Evolve and No Man’s Sky, unsurprisingly.

What Nintendo's E3 Would Have Been Like In Tomodachi Life

Last week in my review, I described Tomodachi Life as “a bizarre, alternate universe where everybody had giant heads and spoke in ghostly robotic warbles”. If that’s not weird enough as it is (and it’s already pretty weird), imagine a veritable chorus of Nintendo developers chirping and prancing about in Mii form to hawk their latest games.

Why Mortal Kombat X Is So Gory

If you, like me, were in the front few rows of Sony’s E3 press conference when they showed off Mortal Kombat X on stage, you would also have been deafened by the loud cheers of excited gamers. They were oohing and aahing at decapitations and exposed organs and lost limbs.

Miyamoto Ponders Nintendo Making Games That Run On Handheld And Console

Could you imagine Nintendo making games that play on both their console and their handheld? Nintendo’s top game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, can. He told me he sees that as a challenge but also an “area of opportunity”.