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Survey Of 1000 People Shows Wii U Purchasing Intent Increased 50% After E3

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A recent survey of 1000 people commissioned by IHS in partnership with GamesIndustry.biz parent company Gamer Network, shows that those surveyed showed an increased interest in purchasing a Wii U after last month’s E3 event. 89 percent of Wii U owners also surveyed said they will buy Zelda Wii U when it’s released. You can read the findings of the small survey, right here.

Thanks, Retrogaminglord

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Yoshida Compliments Nintendo, Says They Help Provide Balance In The Video Game Industry

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studio, has praised Nintendo in a recent interview. Yoshida says that while the industry is currently obsessed with military first person shooters, Nintendo provides a good balance with their creative and unique titles.

“I was very happy to get a very positive reaction when we announced LittleBigPlanet 3. We are concerned a little bit when we work on a game like LittleBigPlanet 3, about how people will react, because people want those big-budget, realistic, military shooters. But there were lots of cheers, a lot of affection.”

“And the reaction to Nintendo’s games in general, or a game like Splatoon. If you look at the whole industry, and you consider Nintendo, I think the balance is actually better than past years.”

Thanks, Cammo

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Platinum Games Were Pleased With The Way Nintendo Structured E3 2014

Akiko Kuroda, the producer for Bayonetta 2 and the Wii U port of Bayonetta, has commended Nintendo for the way they structured their E3 plans. Kuroda says that the Treehouse live segment, which was streamed on Twitch, was a massive highlight. There’s plenty more interesting content that you can read on the Platinum blog.

“Believe it or not, you don’t really get the chance to convey what you want about the game, or show it to your fans in such a direct way so often, so it felt great to be able to take part in Treehouse Live, and I hope to be able to do more events like it in the future. Also, as a game fan myself, it was pretty cool to see Miyamoto-san and Tezuka-san (Yoshi’s Woolly World) up so close! I heard 60,000 people tuned in to hear about Bayonetta 2. Normal numbers for attendees at a conference stop around the 100s, so it’s hard for me to even imagine that large of a crowd.”

Thanks to those who sent this in

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Nintendo Says Their E3 2014 Digital Conference Was Viewed Around 4 To 5 Million Times

Although Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference at E3 last month, Miyamoto has shared some insight into viewing figures. Mr Miyamoto says that the captivating Nintendo Digital Event was viewed four to five million times. He also said that the rest of Nintendo’s converge of E3 numbered in the tens of millions.

“In past E3 shows, the main method of communication was through the media that attended the show. However, recently we have also started to actively disclose information directly to consumers. A good example was the video we have just shown, which you can watch on our website at any time. Another example, “Treehouse Live,” is an online program featuring video game developers giving out information on the latest video games from our E3 booth. People enjoyed it through new game program channels on Twitch or YouTube. The “Nintendo Digital Event,” which we broadcast on the morning of the first day of E3, was viewed 4 to 5 million times, and the total views of our E3-related videos numbered in the tens of millions. This means that our messages reached a large number of people all over the world through the Internet, not only the people who attended E3 events.”

 

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Here’s The Results From The E3 Game Critic Awards 2014

The results are now in from the E3 Games Critics Awards 2014. There were plenty of interesting nominations this year, which some agreed with and some strongly disagreed with. However, the results are here. The game of the show went to Turtle Rock Studios latest project Evolve for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Nintendo won a couple of awards with Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Here’s the results for E3 2014.

Best of Show

  • Evolve

Best Original Game

  • No Man’s Sky

Best Console Game

  • Evolve

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Best PC Game

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Best Hardware/Peripheral

  • Oculus Rift

Best Action Game

  • Evolve

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight

Best Role Playing Game

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition

Best Fighting Game

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Best Racing Game

  • The Crew

Best Sports Game

  • NHL 15

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth

Best Social/Casual/Family Game

  • Mario Maker

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Evolve

Best Independent Game

  • No Man’s Sky

Special Commendation for Innovation

  • No Man’s Sky

 

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Game Critics Awards Best Of E3 2014 Nominees Announced

The Game Critics Award nominations for E3 2014 are now up. There are 29 judging publications involved in the voting this year and a lot of great games. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 1st. Here’s this year’s nominees from a variety of categories.

Best of Show
- Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)
- Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)
- No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Original Game
- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
- Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
- No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
- Splatoon (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
- Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)

Best Console Game
- Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)
- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
- Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)

Best Handheld Game
- Murasaki Baby (Ovosonico/Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus/Atlus)
- Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo)
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)

Best PC Game
- Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware/EA)
- Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
- Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Hardware
- Alienware Alpha (Alienware)
- Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
- PlayStation TV (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Action Game
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
- Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
- Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Action/Adventure Game
- Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
- Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)
- Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)
- The Order: 1886 (Ready at Dawn/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best RPG
- Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware/EA)
- Fable Legends (Lionhead/Microsoft Studios)
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus/Atlus)

Best Fighting Game
- Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (Arc System Works/Aksys Games)
- Killer Instinct Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
- Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE)
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)
- Super Smash Bros Wii-U (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo)

Best Racing Game
- Driveclub (Evolution/Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
- The Crew (Ivory Tower/Reflections/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game
- FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
- NHL 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
- Madden NFL 15 (Tiburon/EA Sports)

Best Strategy Game
- Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)
- Grey Goo (Petroglyph/Grey Box)

Best Social/Casual
- Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Avalanche/Disney Interactive)
- Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
- LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (TT Games/WBIE)
- Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
- Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Best Online Multiplayer
- Battlefield: Hardline (Visceral/EA)
- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
- Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
- Splatoon (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Indie
- Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
- CounterSpy (Dynamighty)
- Below (Capy Games)
- No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
- Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Game Studio)

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Here’s 15 Minutes Of Sonic Boom Rise Of Lyric Footage For Wii U

NWR have captured fifteen minutes worth of footage from the latest Sonic title to grace the Wii U, Sonic Boom. The footage of Rise of Lyric features a lush jungle setting for Sonic, Knuckles and Amy to race their way through collecting as many gold rings as possible. The game looks as though it could do with some polish, but there’s still a while to go before release. The game is due out in November.

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Twitch Broke Their Viewership Record With This Year’s E3 Event (Infographic)

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Video streaming service Twitch has revealed that they had 5.9 million unique viewers on the first day of E3. Throughout the whole event Twitch had 12 million unique viewers. The site was used to broadcast the E3 press conferences as well as stream live footage from Nintendo’s very own Treehouse. You can see all the stats and figures in the handy infographic posted above.

“By helping our partners get the most value out of their E3 presence with our centralized platform and our partnership with the ESA, the numbers illustrated it was a resounding success,” Twitch vice president of marketing Matthew DiPietro said. “As a result, we were able to offer our global community a front row seat to all of the best content from the show.”