Kevin Hall and Nathaniel Wattenmaker contributed to this post. Although we've been posting E3-related news coverage all day, the year's largest game expo doesn't actually begin officially until Tuesday. Following a long day of big press extravaganzas from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony, we've sorted all the junk and gunk that's worth talking about. Here are our picks for the nine most important stories from E3 2012, day zero.
Sony revealed a ton of new and exciting games at its E3 press conference (many of which we've already known about), but it also introduced a new non-gaming experience — an augmented reality storybook that lets users interact with their books like never before with the PlayStation Eye and PlayStation Move.
Microsoft kicked off this year's E3 festivities with a whole host of game trailers, including one we've all been waiting for: a long look at the actual gameplay for Halo 4. There's a lot familiar about the look and feel of the game, but quite a bit that's different, too.
With the Xbox 360 already dominating the living room, it only makes sense for Microsoft to want to wrangle up the tablets and smartphones to create a seamless multimedia experience. That's Xbox SmartGlass.
E3 is upon us once again. While the "Big Three" (Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft) prepare to blow our minds (or not) with whatever gaming news each has in store, we're going to jump the gun a little early with a list of our most-anticipated E3 games. With hundreds of games and gaming-related gear ready to be shown off in the confines of an expansive convention center, we think these are these titles are the ones that'll shine through. These are our most anticipated titles. Don't see one of yours? Let us know what you're most excited about in the comments below. We'll have more E3 news and coverage throughout the week, so stay tuned.
Nintendo is sounding off in a big way before E3 even kicks off. In a direct video to consumers, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed some new details on the Wii U's tablet controller, as well as juicy new info on all of the unique technologies stuffed inside the console to make it worthy of being a next-gen system.