Electronic Entertainment Expo

  • Music

    September 5, 2013

    DNA Project: Straight Outta OC

    How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    5 Most Important Video Game-Related News Stories of 2011

    ​2011 has come and gone, and the year that seemingly slipped right past us was full of major events--some of which may very change the landscape of the video gaming industry forever. Everything from new a new Nintendo console to the death of a computer pioneer was all crammed into the previous yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    In Memory: 5 Notable Game Studio Closures of 2011

    Dead Space 2​2011 has been a rough year for so many businesses. With the way the economy is heading these days, we should expect to see more and more companies go under, and video game development studios are not immune to such sad news. Despite many of them having popular and critically acclaimed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Top Eight Highlights from Tokyo Game Show 2011

    ​Tokyo Game Show, the Japanese expo equivalent of Los Angeles' Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), was held over the past weekend in the midst of the Japanese scorching summer heat. Along with new information regarding Sony's PlayStation Vita, new game and hardware announcements along with hands-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Nintendo Alienates Their Biggest Fans: 5 Nintendo Games that May NEVER Be Released

    Pandora's Tower: A game that you may NEVER get a chance to play.​This year's lineup of games for Nintendo's systems are running a bit thin. Sure, we've got The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and a few 3DS games to look forward to, but the number of games that are targeting the experienced gamer cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    The Best Free Sh*t from E3 2011

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Last week's annual Electronics Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles has come and gone, and other than the announcement of the Wii U, nothing truly exciting or new happened. Luckily, attendees of the show were given the next best thing--free junk. Every year, game companies ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2011

    E3 2011: Hands-off Impressions of New Kinect Hardware

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Unlike Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft's biggest focus this year is all about software--specifically, software to support the Kinect sensor that was released half a year ago. Although the peripheral sold a world-record amount of units since launch, the amount of games and applicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Moments in Video Games

    Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    E3 2011: Impressions of New Nintendo 3DS Software

    Peter Mai/OC WeeklyNintendo's booth receiving a technical difficulty​There was more to Nintendo's press conference during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo than just the Wii U announcement. Although overshadowed by the huge announcement of the new system, the software for the Nintendo 3DS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    E3 2011: Hands On With Nintendo's Newest Console, the Wii U

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Only hours after the official announcement of their newest gaming console, Nintendo opened the doors to their booth and allowed attendees of the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo to get their hands on the Wii U. Don't let the name fool you. This is not a mere update to their p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Six Awesome Video Game-Themed Balloon Sculptures

    The Balloon Guy​Gamers know that the week before the Electronics Entertainment Expo is the slowest week in video gaming news. All of the major game publishers want to save all of their "big guns" for the world's biggest gaming convention. Because E3 will be held from June 7-9 this year, we are cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    6 Years Later: Did Nintendo Keep its Promises With the Wii?

    Satoru Iwata unveiling the Wii during the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo​Believe it or not, but it was six years ago when Nintendo unveiled the very first details of the Nintendo Wii. Known only by its code name at the time, the "Revolution," Nintendo showcased a lot of promise for the system ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    E3 2011: 8 Reasons Why You Should be Excited As Hell

    ​The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is right around the corner, and the entire video game industry is focusing its gaze on what surprises the world's biggest gaming convention has in store. This year's E3, however, is going to be one of those really big, exciting ones that come come around eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Games That Are Not on the Wii Virtual Console-- But Should Be

    ​With all of the anticipation of a new console from Nintendo to be unveiled at this year's E3, we can safely say that the Wii is on its way to retirement. Within the past five years since its release in 2006, Nintendo's Wii system supported many great features that have pleased casual and not-so-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The Wii 2: Fact vs. Rumor

    ​News in the video game industry is typically slow within the few months leading up to the Electronics Entertainment Expo, since video game companies want to save their surprises for the biggest gaming event of the year. In a way, this is like the "calm before the storm." Nintendo, however, doesn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    The DOs and DON'Ts of Using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass to Avoid Looking Silly

    ​The greatest thing about the new Nintendo 3DS hardware has to be its StreetPass feature. This feature can very well change the way we play handheld gaming devices, and will encourage 3DS players to take their portable gaming into the public.StreetPass mode is activated when your 3DS is on standby ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 1, 2010

    Little Games Are Big Business at Armor Games

    These guys take 'casual' games very seriously

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Learn Real-Life Skills by Playing These Video Games

    This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) was all about motion control. Each of the major consoles during the annual event proudly featured new technology that involved players getting onto their feet to move, jump, wave their arms, and point in order to control their games. Because motion c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    PROS and CONS: Hands on impressions of the Nintendo 3DS

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​On the third day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, I was finally able to have a hands-on demonstration of Nintendo's newly announced 3DS hand-held system. Although the system exceeded the already high expectations that I had, there were still a number of issues that prevent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    E3 2010: Nintendo Press Conference Impressions

    Chris Victorio/OC Weekly​Nintendo held their annual E3 press conference inside the Nokia Theater this year, and offered a number of surprises for fans and the press. Everything from announcements of new games of their beloved franchises to the unveiling of a new handheld, Nintendo offered somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    E3 2010, Day One: Sony's Press Conference Wrap-Up

    Chris Victorio/OC Weekly​Click here to see a slideshow of photos from Day One of E3!Sony Computer Entertainment of America just held their annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference at the Shrine Auditorium earlier today, showing off the games and technology that they will have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Five Most Embarrassing E3 Moments

    With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaching in a few weeks, gamers and electronics fans across the globe have a lot to look forward to. During this event, industry giants such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will have the opportunity to show off all of the great products that they have t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Sin to Win?: Video Gaming's Most Ridiculous Marketing Stunts

    This Tuesday marks the release of Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno, a game loosely based on Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy. This video game perversion "re-imagining" of the fourteenth-century poem features a bad-ass, scythe-wielding badass who battles hordes upon hordes of demons and the u ... More >>