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The Recap - 06/12/13 'E3 News Recap special [part 1]'

Welcome to another Recap episode where we go over the day's biggest headlines, making sure that you're caught up in all things video games.

Today's News Recap is a little different then normal because of the sweet news coming from E3! Therefore I've created the perfect run-down for the hottest titles and crazy console war news!!

Star Wars: Battlefront 3 teased with 23-second trailer

Star Wars: Battlefront fans can finally end the crusade. Your prayers for a new Battlefront game were answered as Electronic Arts revealed today that Star Wars: Battlefront 3 is currently in development at DICE (Battlefield 4).

These are new times, Kingdom Hearts 3 will be on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

It's been eleven years since Kingdom Hearts first set out to win the heart of every PlayStation 2 owner. We certainly must be entering a new generation, otherwise, we wouldn't have a third Kingdom Hearts installment.

E3 2013: Halo 5 announced for Xbox One

It isn't enough that a live-action Halo show is headed to the Xbox One, now we have the promise that Halo 5 will also be making its way to the Xbox One.

E3 2013: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare revealed

Kicking off the EA press conference at E3 was PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

E3 2013: Super Smash Bros. on Wii U/3DS gets new characters and stages

As promised, Nintendo showed off the first trailer for the new Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. The lenghty trailer was a mix of CG and gameplay, but revealed the addition of new characters and stages, as well as the return of past favorites.

E3 2013: Nintendo announces Mario Kart 8 to keep your childhood nostalgia rolling

Ever since the Super Nintendo Entertainment system, every Nintendo console has had a Mario Kart game – almost like some sort of rite of passage. With the Nintendo Wii U being out for a while now, it seems nearly like fate that a brand new title in the franchise to come out. Well, here it is. Mario Kart 8 has been announced for Wii U.

E3 2013: Super Mario 3D World is coming to the Wii U

During Nintendo's E3 Nintendo Direct broadcast,they announced that Super Mario 3D World will be releasing for the Wii U. That's the 3D Mario game that Nintendo has been referencing for the Wii U for some time now.

E3 2013: Dead Rising 3 announced for Xbox One

Capcom has revealed Dead Rising 3 today through the Microsoft E3 press conference.

E3 2013: Dragon Age 3: Inquisition revealed

Inquisition is set in a world that has been torn asunder, a world where every choice you make will have an affect.

E3 2013: Bungie shows off some gameplay for Destiny

After creating Halo Bungie didn't just sit around twiddling their thumbs wondering what to do next. Well, they might have done that for a little bit - but they are bringing us a new Destiny. You see what  I did there? I plugged the game title into that line, in case you didn't notice.

Nintendo E3 Direct: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y get a worldwide release date

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, two new Nintendo 3DS Pokémon titles, finally have a solid release date.

E3 2013: Battlefield 4: Commander Mode Revealed

Electronic Arts revealed Battlefield 4 Commander Mode at the E3 press conference.

E3 2013: Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's The Division for PS4 and Xbox One

One last announcement before Ubisoft ended their E3 2013 press conference was a new title for next-gen consoles. That game was Tom Clancy's The Division.

Sony teaches us (and the Xbox One) how to share games on the PS4

Talk about a low blow. Microsoft may have had an impressive E3 press conference, revealing dozens of Xbox One exclusives, but Sony didn't let us forget about the tiny significant detail Microsoft left out -- how the Xbox One handles (or mishandles, rather) used games.

Third party publishers can push DRM on the PS4

Last night, much to the joy of the gaming community, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 won't have any DRM restrictions. Today, we have more information on the policies outlined in last nights E3 press conference.

E3 2013: PlayStation 4 will cost $399 in the US

I'm calling it now: Sony and the PlayStation 4 has just won the next-gen console war. After already announcing that there's no online requirement on the PS4 AND that it supports used games, Sony wowed everyone when they released the price of the PlayStation 4.

Don't always have internet? Stick to the Xbox 360, says Microsoft

Well, this certainly isn't going to win Microsoft any praise from consumers already frustrated at the console maker for the Xbox One's constant internet connection requirement. In an interview filmed prior to Microsoft's E3 2013 press briefing, Don Mattrick spoke out about concerns regarding the connectivity requirement of the Xbox One.

Xbox One Day One Edition gives you an achievement and so much more

If you want to be one of the limited amount of people with a special achievement on the Xbox One you might just want to pre-order the Xbox One Day One Edition. That's basically an invitation to an exclusive party, will you RSVP?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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