Excited about Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood? Yeah, me too. Well now you can get a glimpse of what all the fuss is about in this stunning new trailer and screenshots. For those who are unaware, this iteration of the Assassin’s Creed franchise returns with Ezio who is now in a deep power struggle with the Templar Order. This time, as a Master Assassin, Ezio must lead an entire Brotherhood to strike at the heart of his enemy in Rome.

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Had enough of E3 yet? Well, neither have we. We just got a few new Dead Space 2 screenshots for you to ogle at. These new images show off Isaac in a few troubling situations, so try not to get too scared. I’m sure he’ll end up alright. We’ll also have an awesome new trailer coming soon as well, so keep your eyes peeled.

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A new trailer has been released for the dark fantasy co-op action game, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. This trailer does show off some pretty nice looking in-game footage, but it’s kinda hard to really get a feel for it in-between all the CG images. It looks like it may have a bit of promise, but so far I’m not getting my hopes up until I can see some hands-on gameplay.

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Everyone’s got something to show off at E3, right? Well Bethesda does too with the release of this awesome new trailer for Fallout: New Vegas. It’s showcasing a few new gadgets that you’ll be having plenty of fun with once you hit the Wasteland again on October 19th.

This fall Activision will be at the forefront when it comes to who’s got the most musical talent on their side. They’ve just announced that a slew of their highly anticipated titles including Call of Duty: Black Ops, DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and True Crime: Hong Kong will be featuring soundtracks from some of the most successful names in the music business.

Yesterday Warner Bros. revealed the first online screenshots of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, along with a brand new trailer. Snowblind Studios is behind this bloody new action/rpg that will feature up to three-player online co-op. This game will be focusing on an untold story in Tolkien’s realm and players will be immersed with plenty of character customization and skill development.

Watching the Microsoft Press Conference, with all the Kinect voice activation, got me thinking about what other commands they should have available for the device. I mean if this is future tech, we’re going to have to start thinking about future abilities right? Anyway, here’s what Kinect should have installed come this November, some are practical, others are… not.

The Microsoft Conference just ended with big news, a new sku of the Xbox 360 is shipping to retailers today and will be on sale for consumers later this week. Everyone in the audience was lucky enough to get this new model for free, but the rest of us schmucks will have to buy this new model for $299 dollars. Here are the details of what this new console will have:

Microsoft just finished up their huge Kinect section of the press conference. After showing a bunch of games (shown below) they announced that Kinect will be launching November 4th 2010 with 15 unique games. There were a few games shown off, but more importantly there was a bunch of nuances about the device itself that were very impressive:

Last time around we had Netflix, and this year it’s ESPN. If you’re a big sports fan then this information probably is going to make you crap yourself. ESPN will apparently be free for any Gold Member of Xbox Live. Which means you get infinite amount of previous sports games, World Cup, Basketball finals, and live events. Here’s a list of features and abilities that ESPN on Xbox360 will have, and how it relates back to Kinect:

What you’re looking at is Microsoft Game Studios, and Crytek’s newest IP. “Codename Kingdoms” is probably not the final name, considering it has Codename in the title… but what’s most peculiar is how Microsoft showed off this announcement. The VP of Microsoft (who I forgot the name of) introduced the trailer by calling it “Microsoft’s latest exclusive partner.” The trailer detailed a live-action actor talking very grimly about vague topics, the Crytek logo appeared, then the screen cap above. And that’s it, they didn’t talk about it again:

The Microsoft E3 press conference continues on at this very second, but the Gears of War 3 demo just finished and showed off a pleathora of interesting features and details on the upcoming release. First off, four player co-op is confirmed, there are more characters than just Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird. Cliff Bleszinski also hinted at Epic showing off a new mode called “Beast” on the show floor. Here are the bullet points of what else was shown:

UPDATE: GameTrailers is showing the pre-show since the conference was delayed 30 minutes. Lookie here.

Not everyone gets to go to E3, but thanks to the internet you can live the experience vicariously through live streams. There are several places where you can watch Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference for free. GameSpot has their stream up with a constant countdown timer, G4 is handling the conference through UStream (and built in chat functionality) and finally Major Nelson seems to have an HD stream of the conference up for when it begins. As of right now the conference is scheduled for 10:30am PST, which is about 40 minutes from now. SO GET IN ON THIS QUICK!

Over the past year we’ve known Microsoft’s pursuits of the motion control idea manifest into a project named “Natal.” Today, a day before Microsoft’s E3 press conference, it has been revealed that Natal’s true name for the retail market will be “Kinect.” Along with this surprised announcement comes a plethora of news from USA Today including details of announced games for Microsoft’s Kinect:

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E3 is just around the corner, and to suit up the TalkGames podcast takes a look over the list of exhibitors for the show. As we widdle our way down the enormous list we give impressions and thoughts about what games will be showed at E3 and if we’re interested in them or not. At the end of the show we also answer a few emails by talking about Red Dead, our PC specs, and Natal. Here are the show notes for the mammoth show: