This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

E3 Roundup: The Best News From Day 2

Stocks in this article: EA ATVI MSFT SNE

Representatives from EA said the company's popular first person shooter (FPS) game, Titanfall, will include more levels and group play, allowing for a global playing field and experience for the user.

Traditionally gaming companies have relied on developers to build their games, relying on beta testers for feedback, but that may be a thing of the past.

Donovan Duncan, vice president of marketing for PC game developer Curse, said, "The game companies that are allowing for UGC (user generated content), allowing for users to put a piece of themselves in the game, are doing really really well, and for two reasons. No. 1, the game can have way less in terms of staff, cost, expense, time to market, all these important financial things, which are really important. But No. 2, the experience to the user is much better." 

The amount of work going into these games is seemingly mind-boggling, as thousands of man hours are spent on every little detail to get the experience just right. Powerhouse titles such as Bethesda Softworks' Battlecry and Gaijin Entertainment's popular MMO (massively multiplayer online) game War Thunder, bring the "free to play" experience to players instantly, taking them into their respective worlds at the click of a mouse.

Developers of War Thunder  talked about how they painstakingly researched World War II war machinery and aviation, even going as far after the war to 1953 to develop a realistic experience for its players.

Xbox title Gauntlet offers in-game tutorials to better each player as an entirely different character.

2 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,327.14 -89.71 -0.52%
S&P 500 2,010.02 -11.23 -0.56%
NASDAQ 4,674.7170 -8.69 -0.19%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs