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Evening Newsround, May 14: Pachter predicts E3


It's been a busy day, which is no surprise given that we are building up to E3 and Microsoft's new console announcement, which takes place a week today.

It'll be nice to finally give Microsoft's new console a name.

So what have we missed today then? Anything exciting?

Pachter predicts E3

Industry analyst Michael Pachter is a nice guy, although he does like to state the obvious. So what is he saying this time then?

Well apparently he's predicting that both Sony and Microsoft will both give us a price and release date for their new consoles at this year's E3.

"You're going to see the box, you're going to see the price, you're going to hear the launch date," claimed Pachter. "Then from 10 June to launch date, which will probably be November, you have 5 months to make up your mind."

"So I don't think the timing of these pre-launch events mean much, other than it gives the press more than one opportunity to write about these things with some knowledge."

Amazing.

Rift going free-to-play

Trion Worlds has announced that Rift will have a free-to-play launch in June.

Players will be able to experience the entire game world; every dungeon, every zone, and every level and get full access to all current and future game updates.

"We have been listening to feedback from our players and watching the continuously developing MMO community, and are now ready to launch Rift as a premium free-to-play experience," said Bill Fisher, Creative Director of Rift. "After taking our time and planning a careful transition; we are very excited to bring an enhanced game experience to everyone, without barriers."

All players will be able to explore the entire world of Telara for free and will have access to the expanded in-game Rift Store where a variety of services--mounts, boosts, wardrobe items, and more--will be available for purchase. An optional subscription will still be available that grants a slew of 'Patron' benefits and bonuses to maximize the Rift experience. Trion will celebrate its current and previous subscribers with loyalty and currency rewards for their time spent playing Rift thus far.

"As a gamer's game, a super fun and fair experience is of the utmost importance to us," said Fisher. "Players will have the opportunity to buy customizations and boosts to heighten their play experience; however the best gear in the game will always have to be earned through playing Rift."

Just the Headlines

- Nvidia Shield to release in June, pre-orders go live next week
- Twitch App for Xbox 360 goes live in the US for XBL Gold Members
- Gran Turismo 6 Product Page Discovered On Official Site
- WWE 2K14 coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 1
- Free-To-Play Dust 514 arrives on PSN this week

So...

There we go. Have a good evening.


Edited On 14 May, 2013

Comments
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Robichoico's avatar
Robichoico 4 years ago
Industry analyst Michael Pachter is a nice guy, although he does like to state the obvious You don't know how wrong this is. It's pretty much evident that anything this guy does say the opposite will happen.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Those with the ability to get it, I would thoroughly recommend DUST 514. Really good fun. Although now it's main release, I need to find a corp. to join
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'll give the game a try TM. I don't see the point of a Twitch App on Xbox 360 is the only thing you can do is watch not stream since the times when i'm on Twitch, i'm also on my PS3 or Xbox stream sniping. So this kind of defeats the purpose
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Just another dumb app for the dashboard I reckon. Not a fan of the way Xbox seems to be nowadays. More media focused than gaming. not my thing
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
I don't even know where my arcade games are on dashboard anymore. And there's nothing worse when your scanning around the dashboard in silence and accidentally flicking past a video that instantly decides you need noise. Lots of noise.
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
sweet!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Back to the days of HTML and BB code? I don't think I can be bothered to take that step backwards. I'll wait for the forums to come back, if they ever do. (might I point the coders in the direction of the escapist website? all news articles end up in BB form once you go to comment. best of both worlds)
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
God damned CSS? No thanks! I bloody hate CSS
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
ha I copied and pasted that one, didn't know how to do backgrounds
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Not sure this'll show up. I pulled this from an ols CSS script i wrote font-family : Arial; font-size : 15pt; font-weight : normal;
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
oh it though it was 1-7 in size or the + to change size from base text? god my memory sucks!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I learnt the absolute basics but then never used it, I'm a spreadsheet and paperwork man so never needed it since school... 14 years ago..
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Haha, Screwed that up. forgot to remove my background tag! I am very rusty. Yep, 14 years, give or take, for me too. and an engineer by trade. What I do now, and HTML, and editing, is all hooby that I turned into job!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
must do some work!
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I love all my hoobys
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
nope, that didn't work. So the old marquee tag doesn't work. hmm
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Works on mine lad!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
So does the blink tag then! might depend on your browser?? I'm running Firefox
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
as am i. i can see your blink, my narquee tag isn't running on my thing. failed css load possibly, my firefox in work plays hinkey
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
You two are easily amused eh?
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
oh shit, I think I broke the page!
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
how the fuck are u lot doing that!!!!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Magic!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I can't remember how to nest images? can you enlighten me TM?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
What is this witchcraft?
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
bull shit share!!! not fair u 2 having all the fun
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
nest images?
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Gotta admit, I never nested an image before. Nesting is for tables!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
yeah couldn't you put images in instead of text? I think you have to have the images in a subdirectory where Shopto pages are housed though so you can ignore that
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
you should be able to do it with a hosted image. twitpic maybe. let me try
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I remember doing something like that on my Myspace page back in the day..
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
This needs to be "Patched" See what I did?
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
thought i figured it out then but no! share your being nasty lol
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
GOD DAMN IT!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Serves you right
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Yeah, that aint gonna work!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
SHIT! Missed my ref. BOLLOCKS!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Told ya I was rusty
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
We are probably gonna get in trouble for this!! lol
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Yep. Lucky the comment to win isn't still going. instant disqualification for spam! haha!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
easiest place to go for hosted images that is!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
yep, it's how I saw what I missed too. moron that I am!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I was using "inspect element" then realised I could click the image lol
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Instantly, one I saw the BBcode selection, I wanted to bang my head against the table! Realising what a Muppet I was! haha!
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Nicely done
Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Whatever you're doing none of it's showing up for me.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
It seems one of the coders has gone through and disables the use of HTML DAMN YOU
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
ooh, nope, our posts with code in were just removed. Spoilsports
Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Do something then. ;)
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
HAHAHAHAHAHA. That;s what you get for breaking the page
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Baahaahaaa! If you read down, since they deleted half the conversation, me and Pyro look like a right pair of retards! Awesome!
Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Nothing new there then ;)
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
it is new, it wasn't on purpose this time!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
ha ha spoil sports
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
WOW. I just crapped out something the size of my fist. Pics anyone?
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Yes, but please note the higher powers will remove it!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
was it, in fact, your fist?

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