E3 2013: Gaming's future unfolds

By Troy Rawhiti-Forbes

McKayla Maroney, center, plays 'Just Dance 2014' at the Ubisoft booth at E3. Photo / AP
McKayla Maroney, center, plays 'Just Dance 2014' at the Ubisoft booth at E3. Photo / AP

The console wars are heating up again.

Sony Computer Entertainment fired the first shot of 2013 in February when it unveiled the PlayStation 4 and captured the public's attention - despite the lack of a console to look at. Their rivals at Microsoft returned fire last month with the announcement of the Xbox One.

Both consoles will retail at fairly reasonable prices for next-generation technology, but the PS4 ($649) might be more attractive to players who cherish the freedom to sell, lend, or trade their game discs - options which will be severely restricted on the Xbox One. ($749.)

Released late last year, Nintendo's Wii U failed to gain a foothold amongst gamers and the company reduced its E3 footprint this year, choosing not to hold a pre-show press conference.

Live from Los Angeles, I'm bringing E3 to you. You'll be kept up to speed with first-hand impressions of the new hardware and games through rolling updates, images and video snippets. Feel free to comment in the ScribbleLive blog below, or tweet at me.

* Troy Rawhiti-Forbes travelled to Los Angeles courtesy of Xbox.

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