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2013 E3: The most anticipated games

The teaser trailer for XBox One's forthcoming Halo

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The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off June 11 in Los Angeles and runs through June 13. The event brings together the biggest names in video game development and offers them a grand stage to unveil their latest, greatest titles. 

Click below for our ongoing list of the hottest games displayed during the conference. We'll continue to update it as more games are announced.

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Sony delivers a headset ready to rumble

Sony's all new PULSE wireless stereo headset -

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"The audio quality and BassImpact should be experienced by PS3 owners and those wanting to be immersed in their entertainment."

- Warp Pipe

 

Tapping buttons on a gamepad has evolved into a physical interaction with what you do on the screen. When you see it happen, you feel it happening.  Prior to E3, Sony announced its plans to release the new PULSE wireless...

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You and Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime

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Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimes hit the stage this past Thursday morning in New York City to announce that the Nintendo Wii U will hit U.S. retailers Nov. 18 with two price tags of $299 (basic model) or $349 (Deluxe edition which include NintendoLand gaming experience and more). Now that the cat is out of the bag, or should I say the Italian plumber is out of the pipe, is...

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Wii U best of the 'Big Three'

"Pikmin 3," the first original entry in the

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have concluded their presentations at E3 this year, and it's no surprise that the Wii U left the biggest impression.

The Wii U's impact at the Electronic Entertainment Expo began even before Nintendo took the stage Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The final version of the Wii U controller was shown during a pre-E3 Nintendo broadcast highlighting comfort...

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Netflix raises price of DVD-streaming combo plan

Netflix Price: $107, one year subscription For gamers

Netflix is announcing a new pricing system that will make the DVD-only option cheaper but  jack up the price of the bundled DVD and streaming services plan nearly 50 percent.

Subscribers of the unlimited DVDs per month (one at a time) plan will now pay $7.99 per month – that’s down from $9.99. Great, right? Well, that price reduction will strip those customers of the ability...

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Report: YouTube reaches VOD deal with major studios

YouTube is set to take on the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Apple with the revamping of its video-on-demand service.

Thewrap.com is reporting that the online video streaming giant has come to an agreement with some major movie studios, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Universal, as well as some independent studios, including Lionsgate and Kino Lorber.

YouTube has...

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