E3 Coverage Roundup: It's In the Posts

E3's over, but that doesn't mean you've seen every bit of information that came out of the event. Oh no. Here's every single thing that came out of E3, starting with the liveblogs of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. What did Penny Arcade think of the event? Well, they weren't all too impressed with the big three's… » 7/17/08 11:10pm 7/17/08 11:10pm

The iPhone is More Powerful Than the DS, But Sucks As a Controller

You know that the iPhone is powerful enough to render 3D games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, as well as various other ones we covered in the marathon review session, but just how powerful is it? How does it compare to actual gaming handhelds like the Nintendo DS and PSP? An EA developer put it this way. On a… » 7/16/08 3:40pm 7/16/08 3:40pm

PlayStation 3 80GB Core Pack Debuts in Sept. for $399

The PS3 40GB model is getting pushed aside in September by a bigger, badder PS3-the 80GB is back in full swing. Dubbed Core Pack, it has "the same functionality" as the 40GB model, but you get double the storage for the same $399 price. Looks they'll stay ahead of the Xbox 360 storage-wise for the standard model. Update: … » 7/15/08 3:53pm 7/15/08 3:53pm

PS3 Gets Video Store and Rentals Tonight

Unveiling the new Home, Sony revealed that video rentals and purchases are finally coming to the PS3. Video will be fully integrated into the PlayStation Store, which will have a new video section. And you can transfer them to your PSP via USB, and have them on multiple devices at once! Standard and high def, with… » 7/15/08 3:33pm 7/15/08 3:33pm

LEGO Batman PS2 Bundle Comes With Game and Justice League: New…

Coming this Fall to North America is the LEGO Batman PS2 bundle, which includes the LEGO Batman game and the Justice League: New Frontiers flick for $149. I would buy this machine if it had a Batman logo on it, especially if it was released in the next two days as my Batman slobbering becomes fully torrential leading… » 7/15/08 3:12pm 7/15/08 3:12pm

WiiSpeak Community Mic: Online Group Chatting Comes to the Wii

The second new Wii accessory out of E3, the WiiSpeak community mic and speaker finally lets you chat with other people online. Unlike an Xbox 360 headset, it's more about group chatting and is placed on top of your TV, like a conference call mic (how does it filter out game sounds?). It's bundled with Animal Crossing… » 7/15/08 12:28pm 7/15/08 12:28pm

Xbox 360 to Play Full Games Directly Off the Hard Drive

Microsoft dropped a bunch of awesome bombs in their keynote, but there's more! Marc Whitten reveals that you'll be able to copy full games and play them directly off the hard drive to shrink load times (and silence disc spinning), though you'll still need the game inserted so they know you own it. » 7/14/08 4:22pm 7/14/08 4:22pm

Official Rock Band 2 Track List (Plus Carry Over "Most" of Rock Band's…

Harmonix has officially unveiled the track list for Rock Band 2. Besides being packed with rock gods like AC/DC exclusively, GNR's Chinese Democracy's official debut, Alice in Chains and Rage Against the Machine (I'm a child of the 90's), and full backwards compatibility with all DLC songs, you can "export most of the » 7/14/08 3:55pm 7/14/08 3:55pm

Xbox Live Getting Dashboard Redesign, Mii-like Avatars Designed by Rare

Microsoft revealed today at their E3 press conference that their dashboard will be completely redesigned in the fall, with an all new avatar system similar to that on the Wii. The fully customizable avatars, designed by Rare, can be imported into other games to be used as playable characters. New channels include the… » 7/14/08 2:27pm 7/14/08 2:27pm

Microsoft E3 Liveblog

We're here in LA and livebloging the Microsoft presser today at 10:30 PDT. Mark Wilson and I will be covering the hell out of the hardware announcements, but if you're interested in the new game announcements, Kotaku will be the place to go. What announcements will there be? A motion-controlled interface? A karaoke… » 7/14/08 1:03pm 7/14/08 1:03pm

Xbox 360's "Lips" Karaoke Game Microphone Has Motion Sensing, Vegas…

Could the rumored upcoming "Lips" accessory + game to the Xbox 360 have the most advanced karaoke microphone for a game yet? Quite possibly. The game's made by iNiS, a team that's no stranger to music games, and features the accessory that pulses in time with your singing, plus detects how you swing it around when… » 7/11/08 7:30pm 7/11/08 7:30pm

Xbox 360 Price Cuts Arrive in Australia, US Probably Following Soon

Normally we'd skip over Australia-only news, but the official Xbox 360 price cuts there most likely means those rumors of a drop in the US are pretty much locked in for sure (even if the European price reduction a few months ago didn't cross over). Kotaku says all three models got slashed, "with the Arcade down $50 to… » 7/02/08 2:57am 7/02/08 2:57am

Xbox 360 Price Cut Leaked By K-Mart Weekly Circular

A forum user High-Def Digest just posted a scan from next week's K-Mart weekly circular ad showing a price drop of $50 on the Xbox 360 Premium. The $299 price still includes a 20GB hard drive, and the timing of this supposed price drop matches up with whatever announcements Microsoft is going to have at E3-some of… » 6/26/08 7:54pm 6/26/08 7:54pm

Xbox 360's Rumored Avatars Might Be Their Nintendo Miis

Xbox 360 Fanboy found this Flash document on Intellisponse's servers, which is an online research and web-survey platform. It shows off a picture of a bunch of Mii-like characters called Avatars, that (according to the text above it) are supposed to be for the Xbox 360 and are used instead of the gamer picture. It's… » 6/15/08 4:30pm 6/15/08 4:30pm

Nintendo Shuts Down New DS Rumor Hard

Those of you hoping for a next-gen DS to be unveiled by Nintendo at E3 this year will have to stop by the supermarket to get a gallon of consolation ice cream on your way home from work. Nintendo Japan just shut down the rumor by saying "We cannot comment...but at the very least there won't be anything like what Mr.… » 4/16/08 7:10pm 4/16/08 7:10pm