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


    Ciara O'Brien

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


    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.