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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: June 7, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    E3!

    Ciara O'Brien

    E3 officially starts today, but the major games firms have been holding their press conferences over the past 24 hours.

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    Microsoft, as expected, is concentrating on Kinect, with motion gaming elements planned for titles such as Mass Effect 3, Forza Motorsport 4 and even FIFA.

    Sony, meanwhile, is concentrating on 3D, and yesterday announced the name of its new portable device, the Playstation Vita – probably the worst kept secret of the exhibition. We also saw some pricing – €249 to €299, depending on whether you want 3G or not.

    And today it’s Nintendo’s turn. We’re expecting to get a glimpse of its Wii successor at its conference later, and get an indication of how Nintendo expects to handle the competition in the games market.

    Expect more details – including game trailers for all platforms – later today.