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E3 2013: Conference Live Streams – See Them Here and Chat with Us!

With E3 starting tomorrow, we’re going to try to get all the important conference streams on here, with current ones being available for view on the home page, switching them out after one concludes (unless one runs simultaneously with another). With that said, we’re looking at three of them relevant to PlayStation, unless we get demand for Nintendo and Microsoft conferences as well. To start, EA’s conference takes place at 1PM PDT, followed by Ubisoft’s at 3PM, and Sony’s at 6PM. Be sure to join in on the site chat after the jump!

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2012 Gran Turismo Award Winner Announced; Will Be in Future Title

For those of you who aren’t cool enough to follow racing and/or are fans of automotive culture, Polyphony digital hosts its Gran Turismo Awards ceremony at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association) convention. Think of it as E3 for car guys.

This year, the winner was David Eckert’s Ford Mach Forty, named so because of it resembling the Mach 1 Mustang and being powered by components normally reserved for the GT40. Overall, there were 5 categories, of which, this car was also the winner of the Best Hot Rod category. Other finalists include:

  • Best European Import: 2013 Volkswagen Turbo Beetle (VWVortex.com 2013 Super Beetle Project)
  • Best Truck or SUV: Antron Brown’s Family Dragster Toyota Sequoia
  • Best Domestic Automobile: 2014 Ford Mustang GT RTR Spec 3
  • Best Asian Import: 2013 Scion FR-S Evasive Motorsport

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Rockstar Creating Exclusive Game and Art Team with Technicolor

After having worked with Technicolor’s Bangalore production studio on some noteworthy Rockstar games, LA Noire, Red Dead Redemption, and the more recent Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games has made a deal with the production company to have a dedicated, exclusive team working for them. Here’s what Jeronimo Barrera, VP of Development at Rockstar Games, had to say about their partnership:

“Technicolor were a fantastic resource for us during the development of Max Payne 3. We’re looking forward to building the partnership on future projects.”

Given the recent history between the two, and with the advent of this news, it is a sure bet Technicolor, namely this unit, is being used for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5 as well.

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Event Coverage Photos: Resident Evil 6 Launch Party @ Lure Club, Hollywood, CA

Capcom celebrated the release of Resident Evil 6 in style with a star studded performance headlined by New York rapper, NAS. The event was held at Lure nightclub in Hollywood, California on September 28, 2012. The general atmosphere of the venue itself was just like any other Hollywood club. Full of wannabes and trying to be’s. Yeah, sure, it was attended by the likes of Kendra and Hank Baskett, and Shawn Roberts, however, personally, I find these events to be so ridiculous.

Official social media game industry websites advertise these events “for the gaming community” but you never get that feeling. I had to argue with the people in the media line to let me in and they kept saying it was max capacity inside. 5 minutes after arguing with them, they let me in, mind you the venue holds 1600 people; it looked more like 200 people were in there. This may come off as negative, however I just want to give credit where credit is due. The hard working producers and the fans. Without the fans, Resident Evil wouldn’t have been as big, Without the producers, the game would not exist!

More photos, courtesy of Getty Images, here.

As a gamer, do you care about the production and the people behind the title? Or do you just play it and toss it?

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