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April 12, 2005

Every Single Confirmed E3 Title

Tomb RaiderIt seems like a day can't go by without the mention of E3, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 ... and today is no different. Although today is a rather slow news day it is interesting to see the list of confirmed games being shown at E3. However, keep in mind that the "really big games" won't be announced until just a few days before E3 or at the event itself, such as Spore and the new Blizzard game (oops, said too much!).

Anything on the list look interesting? Click on the continue link to view the entire list.

2K Games:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Cube, GBA, PC, PS2, Xbox)
NBA 2K6 (PS2, Xbox)
NHL 2K6 (PS2, Xbox)
Top Spin (PS2)
World Poker Tour (Unspecified Consoles)

Activision:
Call of Duty 2 (PC)
Call of Duty Console Sequel (PS2, Xbox)
Fantastic Four (GCN, PS2, Xbox)
The Movies (PC, PS2, Xbox)

Atari:
Dragonshard (PC)
Dungeons & Dragons Online (PC)
Indigo Prophecy (PC, PS2, Xbox)
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (PS2, Xbox)
The Matrix: Path of Neo (PC, PS2, Xbox)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! (PC)
Tycoon City: New York (PC)

Atlus Software:
Samurai Western (PS2)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Riviera: The Promised Land (GBA)
Snowboard Kids DS (DS)
Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)
Untitled Console RPG (PS2)

Bandai:
D.I.C.E. (PS2)
Digimon World 4 (Cube, PS2, Xbox)
Meteos (DS)
One Piece Grand Battle! (GBA, Cube, DS, PS2)

Bethesda Softworks:
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (Next-Gen, PC)

Blizzard Entertainment:
StarCraft: Ghost (Cube, PS2, Xbox)

Buena Vista Games:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Cube, DS, GBA, PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox)
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (PS2, Xbox)

Capcom:
Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance (PS2, Xbox)
Flipnic Ultimate Pinball (PS2)
Killer 7 (Cube, PS2)
Mega Man Battle Network 5 (GBA)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
Without Warning (PS2, Xbox)

Cenega:
El Matador (PC)
The Roots (PC, Xbox)
UFO: Aftershock (PC)

Crave Entertainment:
Sno-Cross 2 Featuring Blair Morgan (PS2, Xbox)
World Championship Poker 2 (PS2, Xbox)

Deep Silver:
Untitled RTS (PC)

Digital Extremes:
Dark Sector (Next-Gen)

DreamCatcher Interactive:
Cold War (PC)
Haegemonia: The Solon Heritage (PC)
Painkiller (Xbox)

Eidos:
25 to Life (PC, PS2, Xbox)
Commandos Strike Force (PC, PS2, Xbox)
Hitman: Blood Money (PC, PS2, Xbox)
Tomb Raider Legend (PC, PS2, Xbox)

Electronic Arts:
Batman Begins (Cube, GBA, PS2, Xbox)
Battlefield 2 (PC)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2, Xbox)
Black & White 2 (PC)
Burnout Revenge (PS2, Xbox)
The Godfather (PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox, Next-Gen)
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (DS)
James Bond 007: From Russia with Love (Cube, PS2, Xbox)
Madden NFL 2006 (Cube, PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox)
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (PS2, PSP, Xbox)
Medal of Honor: European Assault (Cube, PS2, Xbox)
NASCAR: Chase for the Cup 2006 (Cube, PC, PS2, Xbox)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Cube, DS, GBA, PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox)
NCAA Football 2006 (Cube, PS2, Xbox)
The Sims 2: Nightlife (PC)

Funcom:
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (PC)

High Moon Studios:
Darkwatch (PS2, Xbox)

Imaginary Numbers:
Tactica Online (PC)

KOEI:
Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PS2)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X (PS2)
Uncharted Waters Online (PC)

Konami:
Castlevania DS (DS)
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2)
Coded Arms (PSP)
Death Jr. (PSP)
S.L.A.I. (PS2)

LucasArts:
Star Wars: Empire at War (PC)
Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookies (PC)

Majesco:
Advent Rising (PC, Xbox)
Advent Shadow (PSP)
Aeon Flux (PS2, Xbox)
ATV: Quad Frenzy (DS)
Bloodrayne (PSP)
The Darkness (Next-Gen)
Infected (PSP)
Jaws Unleashed (PS2, Xbox)
Nanostray (DS)
Psychonauts (PS2)
Texas Hold 'Em Poker (DS)

Mastiff:
Pump it Up: Exceed (PS2, Xbox)

Microsoft:
Perfect Dark Zero (Next-Gen)

Midway:
Blitz: The League (PS2, Xbox)
Fear & Respect (PS2, Xbox)
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (PS2, Xbox)
L.A. Rush (PS2, Xbox)
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (PS2, Xbox)
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War (PC)
The Suffering: Ties That Bind (PC, PS2, Xbox)

Mirinae Entertainment:
Kahn the Absolute Power (PC)

Namco:
Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (PS2)
Gumby vs. the Astrobots (GBA)
HUGO Bukkazoom! (GBA)
Shogun Warrior: Real-Time Conflict (DS)
Pac-Man World 3 (Cube, PS2, Xbox)
Soul Calibur III (PS2)

Natsume:
Chulip (PS2)
Finny the Fish & the Seven Waters (PS2)

NCsoft:
Auto Assault (PC)
City of Villains (PC)
Guild Wars (PC)
Tabula Rasa (PC)

Nintendo:
Advance Wars DS (DS)
Animal Crossing DS (DS)
Dance Dance Revolution with Mario (Cube)
Donkey Konga 2 (Cube)
Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki (Cube)
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
Geist (Cube)
Kirby: Cursed Canvas (DS)
Mario Kart DS (DS)
Metroid Prime Hunters (DS)
Nintendogs (DS)
Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball (Cube)
Odama (Cube)
Super Mario Bros. (DS)
The Legend of Zelda (Cube)

NIS America:
Atelier Iris ~Eternal Mana~ (PS2)
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome (PS2, Xbox)

SEGA:
Condemned (Next-Gen)
Phantasy Star Universe (PC, PS2)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Cube, PS2, Xbox)
Shining Force Neo (PS2)
Spartan: Total Warrior (PS2, Xbox)

SNK Playmore:
King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout (Xbox)
King of Fighters 02/03 (Xbox)
King of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Maniax (Xbox)
Metal Slug 1 (GBA)
Metal Slug 4 & 5 (PS2, Xbox)
Samurai Shodown V (Xbox)

Sony Computer Entertainment:
Jak X: Combat Racing (PS2)
Ratchet: Deadlocked (PS2)
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PS2)
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2)

Sony Online Entertainment:
EverQuest II Expansion (PC)
Untitled Handheld Game #1 (PSP)
Untitled Handheld Game #2 (PSP)

Team Tarsier:
Metronome (PC, Next-Gen)

THQ:
Battlestations: Midway (PC, PS2, Xbox)
Big Mutha Truckers DS (DS)
Big Mutha Truckers 2 (PS2, Xbox)
Bratz (GBA, PC, PS2)
Danny Phantom (GBA)
Destroy All Humans (PS2, Xbox)
Fairly OddParents (DS)
The Incredibles 2 (Cube, DS, GBA, PS2, Xbox)
Juiced (PS2, Xbox)
Moto GP 3 (Xbox)
Nicktoons (DS)
Power Rangers (GBA)
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (Cube, DS, GBA, PS2, Xbox)
SpongeBob SquarePants Party (Cube, DS, PC, PS2, Xbox)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (PC)
Tak 3 (Cube, DS, GBA, PS2, Xbox)
Untitled Console Game #1 (Next-Gen)
Untitled Console Game #2 (Next-Gen)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault (PC)
WWE Day of Reckoning 2 (Cube)
Zoo Tycoon (DS)

Ubisoft:
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier (PS2, Xbox)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (PS2, Xbox)

Vivendi Universal:
Bulletproof (PS2, Xbox)
Crash Tag Team Racing (Cube, DS, PS2, Xbox)
F.E.A.R. (PC)
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (Cube, PC, PS2, Xbox)
Scarface (PC, PS2, Xbox)

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March 11, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 3 - 03.11.2005

GDC_30.jpgToday was the third and final day of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and today was the day of big announcements!

In this podcast I have an extensive, detailed preview of Will Wright’s new game Spore. My preview is almost an hour long and I go through painstaking detail of every screen, mouse-click, and item I saw during the Spore demo. In addition I’ll gladly answer any and all questions anyone might have, feel free to email me or post a comment and I'll respond.

I also cover a lecture on The Sims 2, find out how to get a free lunch at the GDC, check out some of the independent games featured at the conference, preview new games on the show floor, and talk about the worst presentation I have ever seen!

Get the podcast from here: Gaming Steve at the GDC Day 3.

You can also subscribe to the weekly podcast.

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Okay, so I didn't manage to get any pictures of Spore. But after getting yelled at twice I didn't want to get kicked out of the presentation (you couldn't take pictures during the presentation). So here is a nice picture of Will Wright instead, enjoy!

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Hey lookie! Another picture of Will!

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This is where the Independent Games Festival show off their stuff.

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March 10, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 2 - 03.10.2005

GDC_20.jpgToday was day two of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and I have yet more coverage.

Listen to my thoughts on the Bioware lecture and their preview of Jade Empire, the Nintendo keynote speech, leveling up in "ConfQuest" (the real-world massively multiplayer RPG I'm playing at the GDC), listening to Tim Schafer, Warren Spector, and Neil Young talk about interactive stories, my first roundtable, finding out why all the movies in Resident Evil 4 were done in real-time, and the big finish to "ConfQuest"!

Get the podcast here: Gaming Steve at the GDC Day 2.

You can also subscribe to the weekly podcast.

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The banner from the super cool ConfQuest game.

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The list of character classes from the ConfQuest game.

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Raph Koster during one of his many speeches during the conference.

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On the show floor Sony had a small presence this year with some PlayStation 2 and PSP games (as did Nintendo).

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Ooh, the PSP, just a few more weeks until it's released here.

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More PSP fun.

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Now that is a lot of crazy GameBoy Advances.

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Nintendo DS madness.

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March 9, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 1 - 03.09.2005

GDC_01.jpgToday was the first day of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) began and I try to cover all the madness. This is my 6th GDC and in this first podcast I talk about the differences from this year and past years.

I also cover "ConfQuest," the real-world massively multiplayer RPG I'm playing at the GDC, Microsoft's keynote (will they unveil Xbox 2?), the "Game Design Challenge" where Clint Hocking, Peter Molyneux, and Will Wright try to design a game based upon the life of Emily Dickinson, Peter Molyneux's new games, an interesting speech by Raph Koster, boozing it up on the Expo floor, the GDC Awards ceremony, and so much more.

Get the podcast here: Gaming Steve at the GDC Day 1.

You can also subscribe to the weekly podcast.

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It might not look like much, but it's the entrance to the awesome GDC.

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Before the big keynote speech by Microsoft.

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J Allard from Microsoft talking about everything except Xbox 2.

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A sample of the new Xbox interface which will work across all Xbox games.

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An example of the Gamer Profile page for online play across all Xbox games.

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An example of the online marketplace where you can buy -- using real money -- new items for your video game characters.

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Clint Hocking, Peter Molyneux, and Will Wright before the Game Design Challenge: The Emily Dickinson License

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Peter Molyneux and Will Wright chatting it up.

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Okay, normally I wouldn't post each and every slide from a presentation, but Will Wright's presentation was so funny that these slides are worth the bandwidth.

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Here Will shows the huge crossover between Emily Dickinson fans and GTA fans.

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Will's solution to the problem was creating an intelligent agent with all of these properties.

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The agent would come pre-installed on USB cards and automatically install itself onto your computer.

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The "game" would involve the user interacting with Emily during their everyday computer use. Here Emily starts an IM conversation with Will.

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Emily using l33t speak.

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The Emily agent commenting on your web browsing.

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Eventually this concept can be expanded to other agents.

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Adam and Morgan from X-Play on the show floor.

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And Kevin from The Screen Savers.

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