Call of Juarez: The Cartel has fallen under a great amount of controversy. With the recent and eve5 more frequent drug wars in areas of Mexico, critics and state legislators have called for the game to be banned in Mexico. Mexican officials have cited that it not only creates a false pretense for all of Mexico, but it makes light of the drug war and those who have fallen victim to it. All of this even before the game hits store shelves. Clearly this is another example of "controversy creates cash."


LOS ANGELES– For the first time ever, GamerLive.TV will broadcast 3D video coverage of the E3 Expo, the premier game trade show in the U.S., to gamers and tech enthusiasts around the world.  The high-quality, stereoscopic 3D video will be viewable via the YouTube video player for users with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ PCs.


Sega will have an eclectic roster of titles on display at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2011). The company will present more than 13 new games across all major platforms, including several games in stunning stereoscopic 3D, support for PlayStation Move, Kinect for Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS. The lineup spans multiple genres and includes adaptations of blockbuster film franchises, an original squad-based shooter from the creative mind of some of SEGA’s most popular franchises, the first “M-rated” game on Kinect for Xbox360, AAA digital titles, an all-new title from critically acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and many more.


Over the past few months, we've covered Red Faction quite extensively. Whether it has been the game, the movie, or Red Faction: Battlegrounds, I've been personally excited about this title for quite some time. Having played the original on the Playstation 2, does Red Faction Armageddon continue the legacy of solid sci-fi gameplay?


Gamers are notoriously impatient when it comes to highly anticipated games. For me, my kryptonite has always been THQ's WWE Smackdown vs RAW game series. Rosters, art, anything I could get my hands on I was all over it. The same can be said for fans of the Deus Ex series who aren't waiting until E3 to find out about Eidos-Montreal's Deux Ex: Human Revolution.


 2K Games and Gearbox Software are proud to announce that Duke Nukem Forever, one of the most anticipated entertainment properties of all time, has “gone gold” and will be available at retailers on June 10, 2011 internationally and on June 14, 2011 in North America. The road to gold was paved over the course of 15 years and its legendary path climaxes on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system Windows PC, and OnLive. Gamers who pre-order the title from select outlets will ensure that they are among the first to experience this legendary piece of gaming history when the demo* launches on June 3, 2011 for all platforms, exclusively for Duke Nukem First Access Club Members.

With the recent success of companies like Gaikai and OnLive, the inaugural Cloud Gaming USA conference is set to take over San Jose September 7-8. The Crowne Plaza will play host to the largest meeting of multinational companies discussing cloud gaming monetization, distribution and advances. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell will be a featured keynote speaker, along with keynote speakers like Gaikai’s David Perry, Gamestop’s Tony Bartel, Electronic Arts’ Richard Hilleman and THQ’s Brian Farrell.
The International CES announced that 31,677 industry professionals from outside the U.S. attended the 2011 International CES January 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Up 30 percent from last year, international attendance at the 2011 CES set a new record for the show’s 45 year history.  An independent audit, performed by Veris Consulting LLC, confirms CES’ status as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and North America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind. Overall, the 2011 International CES welcomed 149,529 technology attendees during its four day run.
The Entertainment Software Association Foundation (ESA Foundation) today encouraged interested organizations and students to submit their grant and scholarship applications before the fast approaching May 15 deadline. Foundation grants and scholarships support positive programs and opportunities that benefit young people and contribute to a more digitally advanced generation. Peter Raad of one of the leading game schools, The Guildhall at SMU, talks about the advances in game design education in this exclusive video interview below.

Part of a first-of-its-kind transmedia deal, the THQ Inc. and Syfy Original Movie Red Faction: Origins, based on the highly successful Red Faction video game franchise, will premiere on SyfySaturday, June 4, at 9PM , less than a week before the Red Faction Armageddon video game is released.


Red Faction Armageddon is hitting streets on June 7th, but beforehand, THQ and Volition are doing some major marketing to convince you, the gamers to get out there and suit up. Not only have they released Red Faction: Battlegrounds, but they have a movie tie-in coming up on the SyFy network too! Additionally, waiting at retailers for those who pre-order are the Commando and Recon weaponry packs.


Physical media is a classic staple of gaming--no doubt about it. There's nothing like standing in line at a GameStop waiting for the next big release--talking to fellow fans as the employees from the inside taunt you (I know--I've been on both sides of the glass at different points in my life). But let's face reality--that's not here to stay. Digital distribution is the future and the PSN outage does absolutely nothing to slow that down. And here's why.

Child’s Play, the largest community-based charity in gaming, and the Entertainment Software Association Foundation today announced the first annual Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament at E3. The tournament will raise funds to supply over 60 hospitals worldwide with computer and video games. The event, which will shuttle participants from downtown LA to and from the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, CA, will take place on June 5, 2011. Michael Gallagher, head of the ESA, talks about the growth of E3 in this exclusive video interview.
Kobe Bryant is looking for a three-peat as the Lakers head into the NBA Playoffs with a first round match against the New Orleans Hornets. While gamers can see the Black Mamba in stereo 3D in 2K Sports NBA 2K11 game, anyone with a 3D TV will be able to see him and the rest of the NBA stars in 3D on ESPN 3D. For the first time, both the NBA Playoffs and The Finals, which start June 2, will be broadcast in 3D. Bryant talks about his video game playing in this exclusive video interview.