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After a barrage of internet leaks and blurry cams, Verizon has finally come clean about the DROID 3. The Moto-made lineup will become a trilogy on July 14th for a price of $199 on a two-year contract. Your hard earned pesos will score: a 4-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, dual-core processor and a fresh helping of Android 2.3. There’s also the addition of a redesigned keyboard, which now has a fifth row for numbers. As for all of you LTE hopefuls, you won’t find any 4G love here, but if Big Red hasn’t reached your coverage area yet, does it really matter? Full press release after the break.
Our friends over at Tmonews have received info on the EVO 3D making its way through the FCC with AWS bands. They’re the first to say this doesn’t mean it will show up on T-Mobile, but stranger things have happened. We’ve seen our share of EVO clones, but would HTC consider bringing this product line to another carrier? If T-Mo pulls this off, an EVO 3D, G2X, and Sensation lineup sounds like enough to make the other carriers a bit envious.
While making an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime shared a few upcoming titles. For starters Reggie showed some Kid Icarus AR gameplay, then showed a taste of Skyward Sword. As you’ll most likely be able to tell from Jimmy Fallon’s enthusiasm the games are pretty cool. Of course Reggie had to close things out with a touch of the new Wii U and this time the console got a little face time! The Focus was still on the controller, but hey at least the machine was there. Though he didn’t give up an official release date, he did say that the new system will release after April 2012. So by our count, we’d expect to see something released either just before or immediately after 2012′s E3. Oh and here’s a little spoiler, Reggie gave everybody in attendance a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D. Check out the energetic video after the break.
Microsoft started things off and in typical fashion, they opened with a bulk of third party games. Is it us or have they opened with a Call of Duty game the past two years? Aside from demoing a bit of MWF3, which seemed like the same old song and dance in our opinion. We saw a glimpse of the new Tomb Raider and confirmed that Mass Effect 3, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will have Kinect support. The Kinect integration for Mass Effect 3 was very subtle and was mainly voice recognition. The real shocker was Ghost Recon, there was an actual demonstration of using Kinect in a shooter, that looked fairly smooth. So this is the stuff we expected, but what about the rest of the show?
Nothing like a good web screw up around E3 to leak some info to the masses. Microsoft’s E3 presser isn’t until 9:30AM PDT but someone over at Xbox.com threw the switch early, resulting in what’s pictured above being briefly launched. Does anything grab your eye? We hate to say we told you so, but well, we told you so. We broke word of a Halo remake back in September 2010 and confirmed a new Halo project was indeed happening this past January. Recently we circled back a couple of weeks ago and updated a bit more info on the situation. Now this happens! After all that hardcore journalism, a web leak feels somewhat anticlimactic. We kid, we kid! We’re still excited as a kid on Christmas eve, it’s E3 time! May all of your fanboy/fangirl dreams come true!
Motorola hasn’t been the best at keeps unannounced devices under wraps lately. The Droid X 2 was recently one of the worst kept secrets in the mobile world, and it appears that the Droid 3 is now fighting for that prestigious title. No we don’t have blurry cam shots, or leaked fact sheets, nope, we’ve got something even better. Actual tutorial videos have surfaced showcasing the device and how to use some of its features. Speaking of features, we can now expect an 8-megapixel camera and a five row keyboard. We’ve gotta note that the videos clearly read: “Software Shown Not Final,” which means we could very well see something different from the final product. Three videos immediately after the break.
In the age of the internet, nothing is sacred! It seems no matter how hard a company tries, keeping a secret this close to E3 is next to impossible. Thanks to some web snooping, what could possibly be a chunk of Microsoft’s E3 Kinect lineup has been uncovered. Multiple domain names with Kinect tie-ins have been registered, take a look at this list: Fable The Journey, Kinect Fun Labs, Kinect Sports Season 2, and Dance Central 2. All of these titles, with the exception of the upcoming Fable game are considered a lock for Microsoft’s motion sensor. The reason we’re suspicious of Fable, is because Peter Molyneux has been working with Kinect since its early stages of development and is pretty much due for a motion controlled game. With the plot of the other games being all but obvious, perhaps at some point during the new Fable game we’ll run across a virtual boy by the name of Milo?
Ready for another dose of what might be happening at E3? Word around the campfire is that Microsoft is planning on raising the stakes in Xbox Live’s online entertainment sector. The going word is that the software giant is in the closing stages of last minute negotiations with a variety of media groups that will possibly participate in the announcement of their new premium grade of Xbox Live. The new service is said to carry the internal codename “Orapa,” which is the name of a South African town famous for having one of the world’s largest diamond mines. This reminds us of what Microsoft did with Kinect by giving it the codename “Natal” before giving it an official name.
NGP, PS Vita, PSP2, call it whatever you want, it is looking extremely promising. Sony has released three demo videos showcasing the early potential of the upcoming handheld. The developers go on to stress that this is first generation material we’re looking at. Unlike most new gaming hardware, NGP appears to show that next-gen leap right out of the box. We’ll be hands on with this sexy beast in a few more days and we’re ready to ask every question you could probably imagine. Until then, be sure to check out the three stimulating videos embedded after the break.
This image was pulled from EA’s online store and has since been taken down. Just a Mass Effect 3 box cover, no big deal right? It depends on who you’re asking. Notice that purple strip across the top of the case? That’s the infamous branding of Kinect sensor support, which points to some type of Kinect functionality for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Now before you go casting stones about this, remember you’re most likely one of the people that blasted Kinect for its lack of “hardcore” games. So be careful what you wish for! Besides if this platform is to succeed, it needs support from AAA developers like BioWare. With this and the recent Ghost Recon leak, we can’t help but wonder if some of Microsoft’s E3 thunder has been stolen?