E3 2013

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual trade fair being held in Los Angeles from June 11 to 13 in 2013. Technology companies and video game makers are expected to make highly anticipated announcements, including the unveiling of Apple's iOS7, Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. 

Nintendo focuses on games at E3 with new ’Mario’

Nintendo shows off its latest Donkey Kong game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP

Instead of a typical flashy presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase several games for its Wii U system during a brief Tuesday presentation at its booth on the show floor of the gaming industry’s annual trade show.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 2:32pm

Disney goes to Infinity to turn around gaming unit

A fan checks out the Infinity display at the E3 Gaming and Technology Conference in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP

When Walt Disney introduced its latest video game, Infinity, to the gaming faithful this week at the annual E3 gaming conference, it rented a Los Angeles movie theatre to show 30-minute clips of upcoming films and hosted a party with the glitz it usually reserves for its blockbuster movie wannabes.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:27pm

Sony's new PlayStation 4 designed for full entertainment

Top Sony executive, Andrew House, unveils the PS4. Photo: Bloomberg

Sony has revealed its new PlayStation 4 console, promising to combine its film, music, television and game strengths in a powerhouse home entertainment box.

The machine, with sharp edges and blue highlights, allows unlimited used-game sales and doesn't require an internet connection, a contrast to two unpopular Microsoft features.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:30am

Aaron Paul, Drake promote EA video games at E3

Aaron Paul, with the customised Ford Mustang that his character drives in Need for Speed. Photo: AFP

​Drake and Aaron Paul are bringing some star power to the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The rapper and the Breaking Bad co-star appeared on stage Monday at Electronic Arts’ E3 presentation to promote games from the video game publisher. Drake hyped the next edition of the soccer simulator FIFA 14, while Paul teased the racing game Need for Speed: Rivals.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:12pm

Microsoft prices Xbox at US$499 for November launch

A McLaren sports car is unveiled during the announcement of the new video game Forza Motorsport 5 at the Microsoft Xbox briefing on Monday. Photo: AFP

Microsoft said on Monday its new Xbox One console would launch in November at US$499 (HK$3,874) in the United States, higher than most gamers had expected.

The price is greater than its current console, the Xbox 360, but it includes a Kinect motion sensor for hands-free game playing.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:08pm

Apple unveils music streaming service, revamps iOS

Apple chief executive Tim Cook. Photo: NYT

Apple has unveiled a music streaming service called iTunes Radio and new mobile software, in the biggest re-design of its operating system since the original iPhone was introduced in 2007.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:09pm 1 comment