Coming Soon: 2012 E3 Media Briefings

Every so often team ESH has the pleasure of attending events in person, and this year 4 members of the crew will be descending on LA next week to bring you all the video game news, previews, and hands-on recaps than you can shake a stick at. (Why you'd want to shake a stick at news, reviews and recaps I don't know, but hey...this is a judgement free zone.

Light-gun gaming has been a staple for the video game industry for quite some time. It all started for me with an orange gun, some ducks and a very annoying dog. Frequently in these games, the targets you’re gunning for happen to be the living dead. Pair those with one of my favorite game series and you’ve got Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection headed soon to PSN.

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Even the sistahs take time out of their everyday to reflect and remember

May 22nd is an unassuming date. It's also that weird day that falls between the start of your week and humpday, again, nothing to write home about. May 22nd, 2012 however, simply put, "ain't no average Tuesday." The fine folks at Ubisoft are releasing Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon: Future Soldieron the PC, XBox 360 and PS3 tomorrow, which means "nerd holiday*" for many young men and women across the nation.

  • *Nerd Holiday
    • When an individual attends a midnight launch of a video game title at midnight and proceeds to call in sick to his/her day job the following day in order to play the newly acquired game title.

But why? Why would anyone go out of their way to take a day off of work to "play a video game?" The short answer is: because you get to blow stuff up. Hit the jump and check out the final pre-release trailer for GRFS

Netflix has done a very welcome update to their Instant Streaming interface. It's reminiscent of the interface for Adobe PDF files. In the menu items, the option for subtitles/audio is included, and I wonder if future anime titles offered on

Game developer Naughty Dog has been delighting us for years now with the amazing Uncharted series for the PS3.  When they announced a new IP, the bar was instantly set ridiculously high.  From what they’ve shown us thus far, it looks as though they won’t meet those expectations with their new title The Last of Us.  They will instead, yawn as they soar over those lofty expectations with their amazing-looking new game.

When Sony first announced their PlayStation Plus program, I was skeptical that it would live up to their promises.  After being gifted a free month of the service, I tried it out to the fullest extent and I have to say that I’m hooked.  Each month, on the first Tuesday, they release a number of free games and May has been very kind with a slew of great games available.  This month has everything including: rolling rocks, vampire hunters, multiple personalities and 80s-style theme songs; check it out here and then go grab some free games.

Cyborg 008: Africa

I loved the anime series Cyborg 009 A LOT. If you have not seen it, please track it down. My love of American comics like X-men softened me up for a group of cyborgs teaming up against evil forces. That's why I'm glad the Cyborg 009 characters are coming back in 009 Re: Cyborg. The teaser trailer is mostly live action.