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[E3 2010] Playstation Press Conference – Live Blog

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[E3 2010] Playstation Press Conference – Live Blog

Hope you all enjoyed what Nintendo had to say during their press conference. Now, it’s straight to the Playstation press conference.  (No rest for the wicked.) I hope Sony can “move” us. Get it? Get it? Bah, whatever. I know. Still too early for bad jokes. What I really hope for from this conference is a DAMN LIGHT SABER. Any hoot. As usual, go past the break to join the fun.

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[E3 2010] Nintendo Press Conference – Live Blog

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[E3 2010] Nintendo Press Conference – Live Blog

Good morning video game geeks. We are currently neck deep in E3 craziness and the show floor hasn’t even opened yet! The first press conference of the day is with Nintendo. Both Dave and I will be covering this event and live blogging it for you. Will Zelda 2 be shown? Will Other M rock our socks off? Will the Wii Vitality Sensor thingy actually have more purpose? Find out and join the fun after the break.

Also, if you didn’t catch our live blog from the Ubisoft press conference, it’s over here. I love Joel McHale.

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[E3 2010] Yoostar 2 – Turning Gamers Loose on Famous Cinema

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[E3 2010] Yoostar 2 – Turning Gamers Loose on Famous Cinema

Yoostar 2 promises players an expensive alternative to Amateur Night at their local theater. Now, at last, we geeks across the world can butcher famous scenes from cinema and television history, just like we always wanted!

Yoostar 2, scheduled for unveiling this week at E3, hopes to join Rock Band in the escapist make-believe genre. By using sensors such as the Kinect or the Playstation Eye, it will utilize green-screen effects to digitally insert players into famous scenes in place of the original actors. Planned support for social networking will allow a player to upload their performances and have them rated on the Playstation Network, Xbox Live, Facebook, and other networks. Gameplay modes include a party mode- like the acting equivalent of karaoke- where players swap off in quick succession- and a progressive challenge mode.

Yoostar 2 promises to include 60 scenes with the initial purchase, with additional ones available as downloadable content. Players can mangle classic scenes from several major studios, including MGM, Lions Gate, Paramount, and Universal.

Details are scarce, but color me skeptical. The market for Yoostar 2 seems heavily restricted by its expense. It seems a bit odd to pay more than a hundred dollars for a slightly more advanced equivalent of amateur acting combined with a glorified YouTube.

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.042 – E3 Edition [E3 2010]

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.042 – E3 Edition [E3 2010]

We broadcasted today from “The Shire” to talk about E3, which starts tomorrow. The whole E3 staff was in on the conversation about Xbox’s Kinect, Playstation Move and Nintendo.  Well, everyone but Chris.  Chris didn’t say much.

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  • Xbox Kinect
  • Playstation Move
  • Nintendo

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[E3 2010] New Xbox 360 with New Kinect Port

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[E3 2010] New Xbox 360 with New Kinect Port

Since Project Natal’s now dubbed Kinect introduction last year, Microsoft has often said the peripheral will work with all existing Xbox 360 consoles. Today with the unveiling of the newest revision to the Xbox 360, a new proprietary port marked Aux is actually a special Kinect port that handles both data and power for the new motion sensor system. Existing 360 owners will still however be able to use Kinect just not natively like the Xbox 360 “slim”. This means you will need to utilize a USB port and an independent power source.

[via Engadget]

[E3 2010] Microsoft reveals Kinect – Video

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[E3 2010] Microsoft reveals Kinect – Video

Last night, Microsoft had their Cirque De Solei extravaganza to reveal the official name of their newest toy, Project Natal.  The new official name of the motion capture controller is now, Kinect.  Watch the video below of how Microsoft intends to compete with the Sony Move and Wiimote.

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We’ll be on the show floor to demo this Kinect.  Will it be just another gimmick? or will it be the REAL future of gaming. Stay tuned!

PAX to Booth Babes: Change Your Act

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PAX to Booth Babes: Change Your Act

If you’ve ever been to a convention or trade show, or even just seen some of our previous event coverage, you probably have seen some booth babes. It’s not uncommon for retailers to use sex appeal to raise public interest in their products. However, after Penny Arcade Expo fans voiced their opinion on the subject in a recent community poll, the organizers of PAX have enacted stricter rules for booth babes.

According to the poll results, in which 6,313 people participated, only 20% of respondents were against a ban, with 60% in favor of the ban and another 20% being indifferent. The new restrictions being put into effect will require booth babes to be knowledgeable in whatever product they are promoting, as well as banning anything that would be considered “partial nudity”. However, the partial nudity rule is waved for cosplayers, assuming, of course, that the cosplayer’s outfit is true to character, meaning no over-sexualization of characters that are otherwise not known for wearing skimpy characters.

Now, while there are definitely those people that are going to be outraged at the idea of not seeing more of girls like these at PAX, fans have made it clear that they prefer have fun and learn more about games without the gimmick of a sexy woman. It’s great to see that the PAX organizers care about what their fans think to base these policies on the community’s thoughts. So, if you go to conventions mainly to ogle women, PAX might be one you want to skip.

[via Ars Technica]

Comic Con Parking now pre-selling [Comic Con 2010]

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Comic Con Parking now pre-selling [Comic Con 2010]

If you were one of the smart geeks that bought their 4-day or single day passes before they sold out this year, you could become even smarter.  First the first time in Comic Con history, you can pre-order your parking spot online.  It beats looking for a parking spot somewhere super far and paying $20 or even $30 for it. Speaking of parking prices, pre-ordering is one is about $8 cheaper!

Each parking permit costs $10 + $2.95 (convenience fee) per spot, per car, per day. Get your parking spot now before this too sells out.

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You've got questions? We'll get you answers [E3 2010]

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You've got questions? We'll get you answers [E3 2010]

E3 2010 is coming and everyone is excited. Well, everyone except for you.  Why? Because you don’t get to actually go on the show floor, walk up to the developers, and ask them the real questions that matter.  The questions that don’t go through the press media first.  This is where the Pixelated Geek Staff comes in.

Past the break are the names of the companies that we will be meeting with at this year’s E3. If you have a question for any of them, lets us know by leaving a comment. We know you have questions that are probably better than ours, so ask away! We’ll do our best to ask them and get them answered by the right people.

Example: SQUARE-ENIX: Is Lara Croft your way of competing with Diablo 3?

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