E3 2006: ULTIMATE VIDEO COVERAGE
E3 2006: Ultimate Video Coverage
Kikizo presents the ultimate E3 video package, with the highest quality coverage of absolutely everything that matters on Wii, PS3, 360, PC, handhelds and much more. Ten hours (and counting) of immaculate viewing inside.
E3 2006: AFTER THE SHOW
360: The new face of Xbox talks to us in an extensive new video interview - lots inside.
Wii: NCL veteran Katsyua Eguchi talks to Kikizo about all things Nintendo Wii.
AM2: We sit down for a rare chat with Sega AM president, Hiroshi Kataoka, about VF5.
360: Possibly the best interviewee in the games industry talks to Kikizo once more.
SOJ: Detailed new interview with the Sega boss on Yakuza, Monkey Ball & more.
Toshihiro Nagoshi Interview Summer 2006
Exclusive, detailed new interview with the Sega boss on the making of Yakuza, the latest with the Monkey Ball franchise, and various other Sega goings on. Special video feature of the interview highlights included.
SEGA-AM2 Video Interview: Virtua Fighter 5
We sit down for a rare chat with AM2 president and Sega arcade boss, Hiroshi Kataoka, and his staff working on the monumentally awesome VF5 for arcades and PS3.
Peter Molyneux Interview June 2006
Possibly the best interviewee in the games industry talks to Kikizo once more to get all loose-lipped about Fable 2 and being part of Microsoft's gaming empire. Plus: Is Project 'Dimitri' actually... Fable 2?!
Nintendo Video Interview: Katsuya Eguchi
NCL veteran Katsyua Eguchi talks to Kikizo about all things Wii, including Animal Crossing Wii, WiiConnect 24, the remote speaker, Mario and protecting top secrets.
Xbox Video Interview: Peter Moore
The face of Microsoft's gaming business and mastermind of the strategy behind Xbox 360 and Games for Windows talks to us in an extensive new video interview.
Nintendo Talks Secrets & Wii Peripherals
Top bod at Nintendo's Japanese headquarters discusses the strategy of keeping secrets and says Nintendo will make whatever controllers for Wii that gamers demand. Plus: Animal Crossing Wii and Mario 128.
Moore Talks Xbox Growth, Evades Handheld
Microsoft's VP of gaming discusses the "monstrous growth opportunity" of the Xbox business and says that "profits will come"; Live Anywhere, HD-DVD, a larger HDD, price drops, Square Enix, and competitive advantage.
E3 2006: THE CONFERENCES
The industry's "big three" players battle it out over Monday and Tuesday of E3 week, before the show even starts...
E3: The Microsoft Xbox Conference 2006
E3: Detailed report covers everything you need to know from Microsoft's briefing.
E3: Nintendo showed its strength with a slick presentation for Wii. Complete report.
E3: Full report from Sony's anticipated PS3 showing as E3 week kicks off.|
Our detailed report covers everything you need to know from Microsoft's briefing, including Bill Gates' personal appearance, Halo 3, Fable 2, Forza 2 and much, much more, as we wrap up E3's Pre-show coverage.
E3: The Nintendo Conference 2006
Nintendo showed its strength with a slick presentation that unveiled the final mysteries of Wii and finally delivered on long-promised software. Full report and all sorts of photo joy.
E3: The PlayStation Conference 2006
The complete report from Sony's anticipated PS3 showing as E3 week kicks off, complete with the photographs that prove it's real. We look at the final PS3 controller, launch details, massive game line-up and much more besides.
E3 2006: THIRDPARTY CONFERENCES
This year, three publishers held special pre-show events during E3 week - we checked out all three for these reports.
E3: The Konami Conference 2006
E3: Full report from Konami's pre-show brifing - with a 'library' full of surprises.
E3: The "number two" publisher had some goodies for us at the start of E3 week.
E3: Final Fantasy doubled up for PS3 with FFXIII and FF Versus XIII.
It was time to head back Downtown for Konami's briefing and a first look at the exceptional, extended MGS4 trailer, Konami's first game for Wii, Coded Arms PS3, and a 'whole library' of surprise games. Detailed report inside.
E3: The Activision Conference 2006
The number two publisher had some goodies for us at the start of E3 week, including Spider-Man 3, Call of Duty 3, Tony Hawk's Project 8 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Full report inside.
E3: The Square-Enix Conference
Final Fantasy doubled up for PS3 with FFXIII and FF Versus XIII - and there's a Dragon Quest coming to Wii too. First details and screens from Square's pre-show briefing.
E3 2006: FROM THE SHOWFLOOR
News, previews, hands-on game impressions and more
Sega: Sega's next-gen facelift scrutinised in our latest hands-on.
360: Look up! It's Superman, GTA style - that's a good thing.
PS3: Okamoto's second swipe at the samurai crown.
Wii: Another great reason to get your hands on Wii.
Wii: Sonic goes Wii and so do we - hands-on and hot new media.
Wii: The WarioWare team has been busy crafting another zany WarioWare game.
PSP: Namco's arcade brawler hits the portable screen in impressive fashion.
PSP: Three new Sonic titles, and here's "the other one", for PSP.
PSP: A port of the legendary PS2 game arrives on PSP.
PS3: Heavenly Sword is the best example right now of what the PS3 is capable of.
360: The squeamish need not apply. New impressions of Epic's hellish masterpiece.
PS3: Our first hands-on impressions fresh from Insomniac's recent playable build.
Wii: We become one with Link - hands-on impressions of Nintendo's killer app.
DS: Oh baby! We get hands-on with a future classic. Impressions, screenshots and video.
PS3: One of the PS3's most tangible titles steps up to the reality check.
MGS4: Our superlative video offering kicks off with the best MGS4 videos anywhere.
Wii: Detailed hands-on with the Wii edition of Metroid, with a ton of fresh screens included.
Jones: Impressive technology could pave the way for true next gen gameplay.
Wii: Smashing goods news with a solid twist! First screens include 'exclusive grabs'.
Wii: Far out! We play the best of the Wii. Detailed impressions and media.
SC: New hands-on impressions of Sam Fisher's newest game with fresh E3 media.
DS: We unfortunately must report back that all is not good in the Lylat System...
Wii: The months of speculation are over: Revolution is Dead. Long Live Wii.
Hands-On: Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega's next-gen facelift scrutinised in our latest hands-on impressions of Sonic for PS3 and 360.
Hands-On: Superman Returns
Look up in the sky! It's Superman, GTA style.
PS3 Hands-On: Genji 2
Okamoto's second swipe at the samurai crown.
Wii Hands-On: Wii Virtual Console
Another great reason to get your hands on Wii.
Hands-On: Sonic Wild Fire
Sonic goes Wii and so do we after hands-on with Sonic Wild Fire. Exclusive screens and videos.
Hands-On: WarioWare Smooth Moves!
The WarioWare team has been busy crafting another zany experience this time on Wii.
Hands-On: Tekken: Dark Resurrection
Namco's arcade brawler hits the portable screen in impressive fashion, with Dark Resurrection.
PSP Hands-On: Sonic Rivals
Three new Sonic titles, and here's "the other one", the portable iteration of Sonic's trifecta.
Hands-On: Gitaroo Man Lives!
A port of the legendary PS2 game arrives on PSP. We say if it's good or not.
PS3 Hands-On: Heavenly Sword
Heavenly Sword is the best example right now of what the PlayStation 3 is capable of. New impressions!
Latest Impressions: Gears of War
The squeamish need not click. Our latest impressions and fresh media of Epic's hellish masterpiece.
Wii Hands-On: Zelda: Twilight Princess
We become one with Link in our hands-on impressions of Nintendo's killer app.
Hands-On: Resistance: Fall of Man
Our first hands-on impressions fresh from the recent playable build of Insomniac's FPS formerly known as I-8.
Hands-On: Yoshi's Island 2
Oh baby! We get hands-on with the future classic.
Halo 3 Comes Out Tops on Xbox Live
No surprises here then as Master Chief tops the latest Xbox Live download chart.
No Price Drop Coming for the Xbox 360
Sales are good, so why change that.
Nintendo to Sony: Wii Did It First
Did Sony copy Nintendo's motion-sensing idea? Nintendo seems to think so.
PS3 Hands-On: Warhawk
One of the PS3's most tangible titles steps up to the reality check.
Xbox 360 Outsells Everyone
The hardware shortage seems to be well and truly over as Microsoft's new box outdoes the competition with ease.
Kutaragi Says PS3 Is Too Cheap
Which is funny, since the rest of the world thinks the opposite.
Microsoft Undercuts Sony in HD War
Rumoured HD-DVD add-on pricing suggests you'll be enjoying HD gaming and movies for less with an Xbox 360... if HD-DVD wins the format war, that is.
Gamers Could Baulk at PS3 Price
One analyst fears gamers will think the $600 price tag is a bit much to ask.
Sony (and Microsoft) Love Wii
Nintendo's console is becoming the second system of choice for some unlikely supporters.
Sony Outlines Differences Between PS3s
And tries to explain why it's not such a big deal after all.
Game Creators Frustrated by Sony
Sony has been sending out a lot of development kits, but not everyone's got one yet.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Ultra Video Coverage
Our superlative video offering kicks off with the best MGS4 videos you'll find anywhere.
Game Makers Missing Out on Wii
Analyst says publishers probably won't be ready if the Wii becomes a hit. Speculation inside.
Indy Brings Euphoria to Next Gen
Tired of waiting for Harrison Ford to don the fedora again? Why not control his destiny yourself? First screens.
Silent Hill Origins Scares the PSP
Portable frights courtesy of Konami's latest game to bring a more deliberate approach to game design. First screens.
Wii Hands-On: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Detailed hands-on with the all-new Wii edition of Metroid, with a ton of fresh screens included.
First Impressions: Indiana Jones 2007
Impressive technology could pave the way for true next gen gameplay.
Hands-On: Starfox DS
We unfortunately must report back that all is not good in the Lylat System...
Hands-On: Splinter Cell: Double Agent
New hands-on impressions of Sam Fisher's newest game with fresh E3 media.
Solid Snake in Smash Bros: Hi-Res Shots
Our preview updated with some unique grabs.
Winning Eleven Kicked on to Xbox 360
Konami's FIFA-beater is coming to Microsoft's new box (and the DS and more) and it's got new gameplay too. First screens.
Real Metal Gear Solid Bound for PSP
After more than a year into the portable's life, the PSP is finally going to see a true Metal Gear Solid game. First screens.
BioWare Has Mass Effect on Xbox 360
RPG creator returns to Microsoft with another game that looks set to have tongues wagging. New screens.
Wii Hands-On: Super Mario Galaxy
Far out! We play the best of the Wii. Detailed impressions, screens and THE best video coverage to follow.
Wii Impressions: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Smashing goods news with a solid twist! First screens along with some 'exclusive grabs' of Snake.
Harrison Not Worried About MS's Lead
And Microsoft's 10 million by year's end thing isn't going to happen either, or so says Sony.
Peter Moore Slams PlayStation 3 Price
Why by one console when you can buy two, argues Moore.
Snake Sneaks Into Wii Super Smash Bros
Now you can finally end the argument over whether the Metal Gear hero can outfight Pikachu.
Harrison on Dual PS3 SKUs
Which one will you buy when launch day comes?
Resident Evil Evolves for Wii
Capcom's flagship series is coming to the Wii with a new control scheme built around the Wiimote.
PS3 Controller Changes Made Recently
Did Sony take inspiration from Nintendo? The mounting evidence suggests so.
Return to Vice City in New GTA for PSP
The Grand Theft Auto series is back on the PSP, bringing joy to fans and Sony alike.
New Mario Platformer for GameCube
Yes, Mario is coming to the Wii, and it makes us happy, but so does the revelation of a Mario platformer for the Cube. First screens.
Sony Cuts Back PS3 Tech for Cheaper Model
Thinking of buying the cheaper PlayStation 3 to save a few bucks in the short term? Read this before you make a decision you'll regret.
Sony Shocks With PS3 Price
It was a pleasant surprise to get launch details, though the actual details aren't quite as good.
PS3 Controller Gains Motion Sensing
Sony joins (and copies) Nintendo by adding motion sensing tech to final controller design.
Final Fantasy Doubled Up for PS3
And there's Dragon Quest coming to the Wii too. First screens.
Sony Courts the Mainstream With PS3
Games with mainstream appeal sit side-by-side with more hardcore fare on Sony's new console. HD screens.
E3 2006: PRE-SHOW COVERAGE
E3: Xbox 360 Succumbs to F.E.A.R.
Vivendi ends the yes-it-is-no-it-isn't cycle on a yes. First screen.
E3: Bizarre Joins The Club for Sega
The Project Gotham Racing developer sets out to prove that it's not just a house for driving games. First art.
E3: Sopranos Lead THQ's E3 Charge
Next-gen game starring Tony and the gang heads a roster heavy on franchises and sequels.
E3: Sony's Delivers Current-Gen E3 Line-Up
While the PS3 goodies are under wraps until Monday, Sony is flaunting the current-gen stuff it's bringing to E3.
E3: Bond Escapes from EA to Activision
The super spy jumps ship to join Tony Hawk and Spidey at Activision until the next decade.
E3: DS Lite to Shine in June
So much for the theories about a May release alongside New Super Mario Bros. Oh well.
E3: Colin McRae Slides Into the Next Gen
After a brief hiatus, the rally star returns in a fancy new next-gen game. First screens.
E3: EA Brings Sports and More to E3
Sports obviously feature prominently in EA's show line-up, but there's a whole lot more to be excited about too. Full details.
E3: Ubisoft Reveals E3 Menu
Diverse line-up that spans all three next-gen consoles. Plus an unannounced game too.
E3: Xbox Live Brings E3 to You
Can't go to the show? You're luckier than you think. And besides, Microsoft will have its highlights for you anyway.
E3: EA Recruiting for Army of Two
Next-gen game built around co-operative anti-bad guy gameplay, but will next-gen AI be up to the task? First details.
E3: Activision Rolling Out Call of Duty Maps
Publisher joins the pay-for-play fray with new maps available from next week.
E3: Nintendo's Wii a Global Decision
The name might make you think that Nintendo of Japan stopped listening to its Western arms, but the company denies that.
E3: Ubisoft Assassins Target the PS3
New franchise from the studio behind Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia. First HD art.
E3: Sega Brings Full Auto Sequel to PS3
The company always said Full Auto would be multiplatform but we didn't expect a sequel quite so fast.
E3: Codemasters Brings Evil Overlord to 360
New series lets you choose between being evil and...more evil. First HD screens.
E3: Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer: ED 480p60
Probably the best version of the whole MGS4 trailer you'll see anywhere, to get you warmed up for a brand new trailer early next week.
E3: Table Tennis: HD 720p60 Gameplay Vids
Eight gameplay videos detailing the different techniques in the game, in beautiful HD.
E3: Final Fantasy XII Verdict
We take an in-depth, detailed look at FF12 and give offer our definitive verdict and new videos.
E3: Ridge Racer 7 - HD Screens
First screens and art for Namco Bandai's latest Ridge Racer game. And, yes, she's there.
E3: Konami Preps Pro Evo 6 for E3
Konami's next FIFA-beater will be unveiled at E3.
E3: Sega Rally Parks on 360, PS3
Next-gen debut for the series thanks to new handlers at UK Driving Studio.
E3: Marvel Heroes Save Next-Gen
The comic publisher's rich stable of characters is yours to manipulate. First next- and current-gen screens.
E3: Revolution is Dead. Long Live Wii.
Nintendo's Wii makes a splash as the final name for Revolution is unveiled. Logo and video inside.
E3: EA's Revolutionary Madden Game
The long-running series is coming to
Revolution Wii in ways you never dreamed of before.
E3: Xbox 360 to Hit 200 Games by '07
Things are looking up for Microsoft's box, and fans could soon find themselves with an abundance of choice.
E3: E3 to Bring Joy, Leave Unknowns
CNN thinks we'll be walking away from this year's show with a lot of question marks still floating about.
E3: Sega Monkeys With the Revolution
Those lovable simians are back with bumped gameplay and minigames tailored for Nintendo's new controller.
E3: Japanese Game Makers Aim at E3
Is the country's influence waning? The big names are readying their titles to prove otherwise.
E3: Prey: Another Hot New Trailer
2K Games shows what trailers are about.
E3: God of War 2: Awesome First Footage
See the PS2 sequel that wowed GDC in direct motion, plus fresh screens as well.
E3: New Super Mario Bros Video
Direct feed gameplay from Mario's latest.
E3: Chrome Hounds: New Trailer
More of Sega's baddass mech blaster.
E3: Virtua Tennis 3 Comes to PS3, 360
Now you won't have to spend all your tokens on that Lindbergh version. Well, not all of them. First HD screens.
E3: Final Fantasy Leads Square Enix E3 Charge
The bellwether series is getting milked to the extreme, but there's stuff for Enix fans too.
E3: Microsoft Goes Small With 360 Processor
New chip manufacturer goes high-tech for better chips.
E3: Dragon Ball Duo Headed to PS2
Rejoice, fans of big hair. There's a lot more coming your way this year. New screens for both games.
E3: Sony Slashes PlayStation 2 Price
Another $20 off the price means there's now no reason for not owning one.
E3: Castlevania Returns to the DS
Nintendo's handhelds are the only places you're going to be getting any 2D Castlevania action any time soon.
E3: Ridge Racer Slides Onto the PS3
Is a Sony hardware launch truly a Sony hardware launch if there's no Ridge Racer game around? Apparently not.
E3: Ratchet & Clank PS3: Stunning Footage
Awesome PlayStation 3 game world first shown at GDC exposed in this wonderful video sequence.
E3: Virtua Fighter 5: Even More Videos
That's 36 VF5 videos on Kikizo in total. Obsessive!
E3: Resident Evil Creator Gets God Hand
Atsushi Inaba and Shinji Mikami take time off to deliver a new fighter steeped in blood and laughs. First screens.
E3: Phantasy Star Universe Jumps to 360
Sega's on- and offline Phantasy Star game meets Xbox Live. No word yet on exactly what additions there will be.
E3: Ex-MS Kevin Bachus on 360's Chance
Sony's unfettered rule of the gaming roost may be coming to an end says a member of the original Xbox team.
E3: Scarface Video Interview
We sit down with Radical Entertainment's Mike Lopez for an in-depth look at Scarface: The World is Yours.
E3: Brothers In Arms Sent to Next-Gen Front
The popular WWII shooter series is marked for next-gen debut later this year. PC version coming too. First details.
E3: Red Steel Slices Into Revolution Launch
Ubisoft confirms the game and says it'll be there for the debut of the system.
E3: Nibris Bring Sadness to Revolution
Polish developer working on a black-and-white games for Nintendo's new system. First info and concept art.
E3: Twenty Games for Revolution Launch
George Harrison, the Nintendo one, says the company has learnt from its past. A third of launch line-up will come from Nintendo.
E3: Gun Shoots Onto PSP
Missed Gun on consoles? So did a lot of others. Now you have a chance to bring the Wild West on the road with you. First screens.
E3: No Console Crysis for Now
If you want to get at CryTek's hot new game, you're going to have to pay up for a high-end PC.
E3: Sony Sidesteps PSP2 Rumours
Company refuses to get involved in talk that there's a successor on the way.
E3: Chrome Hounds: New Trailer
See more of Sega's Xbox 360 mech battler.
E3: Nintendo R&D1 Interview
Kikizo dropped by at Nintendo's enigmatic global HQ to chat with the six-member "Wario Ware All-Star Team", headed by Metroid talent Yoshi Sakamoto.
E3: Rainbow Six on 360 - First HD Screens
The game debuts on the Xbox 360 with a new team, new gameplay and the same old baddies. Must-see screens.
E3: Ubisoft Brings Naruto's Ninja Ways to 360
The orange-clothed ninja hero is on his way to Microsoft's box, courtesy of the Western developer.
E3: Sony Scuppers False PS3 Price Talk
You know all those reports out there saying the PS3 is going to cost €500? They're wrong. Or so Sony says. Full details inside.
E3: Scarface This Fall, No 360 Version
Those wanting to play out Tony Montana's post-movie life will have to wait for a while still.
E3: Hands-On: Rockstar Table Tennis
We went to Rockstar for a quick hands-on with Table Tennis - but stayed for five hours.
E3: Revolution Secrets Uncovered in May
Iwata says there's still more to discover about the company's tiny new next-gen box.
E3: Final Fantasy XIII Coming to PS3?
New speculation has the next game in the series coming only to Sony's system.