Coffee Talk #363: E3 2011 Takeaways

Posted on June 13th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 28 comments
E3 2011 is over! Today I wanted to talk about general trends, random observations, and closing thoughts on E3 2011. Naturally, I want to hear about your thoughts on this year's show as well. Let's get to it!

Sarah Carroll Plays Karaoke Revolution: Glee at E3 2011

Posted on June 13th, by raymond padilla in PS3, Videogames, Videos, Wii, Xbox 360. No Comments

Here’s a cute video of Virigin Mobile Sarah playing Karaoke Revolution: Glee Volume 3 at Konami’s E3 2011 booth. Watch the beautiful Sarah sing and dance her way to your heart. I know I did. Ha!… continued

What Will You Remember About the 2011 NBA Finals?

Posted on June 13th, by raymond padilla in Sports. 8 comments

Dallas Mavericks champions What Will You Remember About the 2011 NBA Finals?

There were so many great storylines in the 2011 NBA Finals — LeBron James’ The Decision leading to Miami Thrice, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry trying to kill the ghosts of 2006, Jason Kidd trying to get his first championship ring at 37, the ridiculous hotness of JJ Barea’s girlfriend, and more. What will you remember from this year’s finals?

For me, it was refreshing seeing a true team win the championship. So much attention has been paid to the Miami Heat’s 2.5 superstars. The New York Knicks have … continued

T-Mobile Pushes G2x Gaming at E3 2011

Posted on June 13th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Videogames, Videos. 3 comments

It was cool to see T-Mobile at E3 2011. The company had a fairly large booth where it pushed gaming on the LG G2x. Here’s a quick video featuring T-Mobile USA senior product manager Desmond Smith talking about why the G2x is one of the best phones for gaming.… continued

BioShock Infinite E3 2011 Preview

Posted on June 12th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Previews, PS3, Today's Specials, Videogames, Xbox 360. 6 comments

Out of all the games I saw at E3 2011, one was a cut above the rest: BioShock Infinite. There’s a lot of change happening in the industry, with games becoming more social, quick time events permeating every genre, and games getting more casual. From what I saw at the show, BioShock Infinite is the ultimate realization of what enthusiast gamers currently consider a videogame to be.

BioShock Infinite takes place on the floating island of Columbia in 1912 — a stark contrast to the underwater world of the … continued

Bastion E3 2011 Preview

Posted on June 12th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Previews, Today's Specials, Videogames, Xbox 360. 4 comments

At E3 2011, several of my friends told me to stop by Warner Bros. Interactive’s booth to check out Bastion, an action-RPG for Xbox Live and Windows PC. I’m super glad that I did. The game is right up my alley — classic action-RPG gameplay, a beautiful art style, and surprising storytelling for a downloadable game. While Batman: Arkham City was getting the lion’s share of attention at WBIE’s booth, people in the know were spending a lot of time with Bastion.

If you enjoyed games like Baldur’s continued