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Tonight, Nintendo aired its latest Nintendo Direct Internet special, one that’s coming just two weeks after its E3 showcase, where it displayed the Wii U in action, along with various 3DS titles.  Now, the bad news is tonight’s presentation didn’t feature any new information about the new Wii U.  However, we did learn about a new model for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as when it launches.  There’s some other news as well – including who’s working on the new Super Smash Bros. game.


Every year, video game companies go all out at one specific event – the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which takes place every year in Los Angeles around June.  Here, companies like to show off what lies ahead in the next twelve to fifteen months, big projects, small uprisings, little advancements to their hardware…that sort of thing.  We’ve been to a lot of shows now, and they’ve been impressive, but E3 2012 should be an even bigger year, thanks to what the companies are bringing.


The "Doctor Who" series is one of the richest scifi series to hit television sets. The series has been around for more than fifty years providing their fans thrills week to week. While their have been video game spin offs of the "Doctor Who" franchise, none of them have carried elements of the show, which made it so great. Fans want to relieve experience and be apart of the show.


In its early days, THQ was best known as a kids game maker working with brands from Nickelodeon and Disney based on Hollywood TV shows and movies. But the Hollywood licensing business has dried up with the higher costs of development and the advances of smartphones and tablets (where those licenses still thrive). THQ isn’t exiting the games business, as had been rumored a few weeks ago. Instead, the game company is exiting the kids games business in favor of successful franchises like Saints Row.


Sony's been trumpeting the release of its PlayStation 3D monitor for months now, promising PlayStation 3 owners that they would get the ultimate experience out of it, especially with its innovative new SimulView technology, letting two gamers play at once with full-screen displays on the same TV.  Well, now that we've gotten our hands on one, how's it shape up?  Well, despite a few flaws, it really is a cool little device.


The latest Xbox Live Dashboard update has been coming for some time, and for months, fans have been buzzing about the changes that are being made, since they were first introduced at E3 a few months ago at Microsoft's press conference.  Now we're merely just days away from the update, as Microsoft has officially stamped it with a release date -- December 6th.

THQ will complement its new Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine game with a free playable co-op mode called Exterminatus. The exclusive content is scheduled to be available to download in early October for the new third-person action shooter. Relic Games’ Raphael Van Lierop talks about the new game, which ships September 6 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, in the exclusive video interview below.

Bastion is, in a word, incredible. It takes the standard Action RPG formula and adds enough quirks and style to make it feel completely different. It shows the incredible potential of downloadable games as rich and rewarding game experiences in their own right. 


When it was first announced last year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo heralded its 3DS gaming system as the next big thing in handheld gaming.  Many users were excited, with images of Mario dancing around in 3D and games such as Mario Kart and others getting new life breathed into them.  The system's launch in March, however, told a different story.  The launch turned out to be one of the most lackluster for a system in recent memory (perhaps outdone by the Sega Saturn's rush to stores years before) and, months later, it still feels like it's running behind.  But some new warning signs indicate that the once-promising handheld is in all kinds of trouble.


So we've got some good news this morning if you have a Nintendo 3DS -- you're no longer limited to playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in order to get the most out of your system.  As part of its weekly update, Nintendo has finally released a free Netflix app for the device, enabling you to access movies and shows from your Instant Queue anywhere you want to go -- provided you can reach a Wi-Fi point, obviously.  But is this enough to keep 3DS fans happy?


The E3 2011 Sony Press Event started off with an apology for their recent Playstation Network outages, but by the end of the night there was no need to repent for anything. The day started with tons of free food truck grub (and beer) and ended with a free-for-all of live game demos and a surprise performance by Jane's Addiction (also more food and beer). Below you'll find a selection of highlights from throughout the night: the new games, the PS VITA, Kobe Bryant, the ballerinas(?), and Jane's Addiction...

After the Playstation Store went back online yesterday, the next big question is when will the Welcome Back program kick in? Everyone has been eager to get their hands on some free games, but haven't had the chance to. That all changes today as Sony has made the Welcome Back program go live. However, the Playstation Store is having some connection errors, so you will have to wait a little bit before claiming your free goodies.

And the winners for the 2009 Video Game Awards are...