E3 2013 – Hands On: ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes’

Short answer: it’s exactly what you expect. The combination of the vast movie/comic Marvel universe with the assured success of a LEGO video game adaptation was a business move only the dimmest of executive wits could pass up forever. And despite the plethora of known character abilities, dynamic lighting and […]



This Week’s SingStore Update is Very European

The great thing about SingStar coming from UK developer London Studios is that I will occasionally get DLC featuring my favorite BritPop acts like McFly or Girls Aloud. Of course, the flip side to that is that more often than not, the SingStore Update is full of acts that I […]

Deus Ex Director’s Cut Coming To Everything Else, Too

With the Wii U getting ports of older games like Mass Effect 3 and Arkham City, I’d initially thought that Square Enix’s release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut on Nintendo’s new system was spruced up as a way of not just doing a quick and dirty port […]


E3’13: Hands On: Saints Row IV 1

On the second floor of the LA Convention Center, in a room decorated to look like the Oval Office, I was able to get my hands on two areas of Saints Row 4. These two areas included a section where you as the president began to fight off the beginning […]

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E3 ’13: The Beautiful Simplicity of ‘rain’ 1

During their E3 press conference, Sony made clear that indie developers would be embraced on both PS3 and PS4. They then played a montage of indie titles and mixed in with the standard SNES throwback platformers and cutesy flash games was a mysterious title that…didn’t seem to have much going […]

E3’13: Defiance DLC and ArcheAge

My first E3! I’m a couple of days late, but at last I’m in LA, and my first appointment was with Trion Worlds, the makers of RIFT and Defiance. Given that the Storm Legion expansion was released last fall RIFT was in absentia, but Defiance had some brand new DLC to […]


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E3 ’13: Impressions – ‘Beyond: Two Souls’

Our E3 demo of Beyond: Two Souls was all about making a Somali child cry. Set during the CIA tenure of protagonist Jodie Holmes, we wandered through the streets of a war-torn Somalia looking for our high-value militant leader target. Making regular use of Jodie’s ethereal companion Aiden and some […]

E3 ’13: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Extended Trailer

Warning: video contains VERY graphic violence. Yesterday Hideo Kojima opened the Microsoft Press Conference with a brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Today he unveiled an extended cut of the trailer that delves more into the game’s story, shows off the setting (1980s Afghanistan) as […]



E3 ’13: Hands On: Mario Kart 8 1

Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U is insane. There, I said it. The series has always been a fun and wacky racer, but this one takes it over the top and then spins it around and shoots it back underwater before sending it careening up walls! I got my […]

E3 ’13: Hands On: The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 3

Wind Waker is my personal favorite Legend of Zelda game, and I don’t care what you say. I know a lot of people love it, but I also know that quite a lot of people hate it and would be happy never to see that boat again. However, Nintendo is […]



E3’13: Nintendo Liveblog

This year, Nintendo did something different and decided to forgo the traditional large conference and instead reveal its games through a Nintendo Direct followed by a hands-on event for the press. So we found ourselves waking up early in the morning to watch from our GayGamer E3 headquarters. Was this […]