Feeds

E3 2012: Prepare to have your buttons pushed

Shoot 'em, zap 'em, hack 'em, RULE THEM!

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Show Roundup With current-gen consoles entering their twilight years and most next-gen consoles still merely dots in the distance, you'd expect 2012's Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA to be a fairly quiet show in comparison to last year. Fortunately, this wasn't the case and there was plenty to keep gaming's fanbois drooling.

Super Mario Brothers U

Super Mario Brothers U

While Nintendo was busy hyping its forthcoming console, the Wii U, which should be on sale for Christmas, Microsoft and Sony were more concerned with their mobile offerings, while the influx of game announcements from respective publishers were ten a penny.

Here's another brief-ish roundup, to keep you informed of what's going down in the world of gaming and where you should keep those well peeled-eyes focused in future.

Kinected futures

As previously reported, Microsoft discussed its Xbox mobile integration, as well as a new music service, although there was no mention of next-gen consoles. We expected that much, though.

Halo 4

Halo 4

On the games front, the biggest news was a new trailer for Halo 4 and talk of a Gears of War sequel, while a slew of Kinect-enabled content made up a huge chunk of the roster, including Fable: The Journey and yet another Forza.

Of course, Lara Croft's anticipated return in Tomb Raider was already highlighted this week with new gameplay footage, which was soon followed by Capcom's attempts to turn fans' attentions towards Resident Evil 6. Explosive footage there almost paved over memories of the less-than-satisfying experience of Operation Raccoon City earlier this year. The same publisher is also readying a new Devil May Cry by the way for January 2013. Lord have mercy on these reboots.

Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6

Plenty of XBLA titles plugged the gaps, but it was up to Trey Parker and Matt Stone to spice things up with the reveal of their RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth, which packs the same humorous punch as the TV series. When that gets released in March 2013 it'll be: "Screw you guys, I'm going home to play."

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.