Here's some more news coming out of Monday's Xbox One reveal.

You guys all remember that obnoxious cheering during the conference, right? Many people, myself included, wondered who could be that excited about the Xbox One. According to reports, it was not the press.

Adam Sessler of Revision3 tweeted this during the show:

The cheering in the audience is not coming from the press...

Additionally, Jeff Gertsmann of Giant Bomb reportedly tweeted something similar; the tweet has since been deleted, but not before it was documented by NeoGAF user MedIC86:

Applause is coming from the back of the room, for those of you who asked. Pretty sure that's where all the MS employees are.

Many people believe that Microsoft intentionally planted these people in the conference to make the reveal look good, while others believe that the employees were just excited about their products. Personally, I don't believe that anyone cheers that loud without some sort of payoff, but who knows?

What do you think? Was the cheering artificial, or was it genuine? Sound off in the comments!

Nintendo is taking a different E3 approach this year; rather than holding an E3 conference, they will hold several Nintendo Directs, including one focusing on the Wii U and one focusing on 3DS.

Nintendo's first Direct will take place on June 11th at 7 AM PT (9 AM CT), which is pretty early for a Nintendo Direct. It will focus on upcoming Wii U games; hopefully we'll get a few new announcements!

You can watch the conference on Nintendo's website, and we'll hopefully have it embedded here on Gamnesia for your viewing pleasure!

What are you hoping to see at the conference? Smash Bros.? Mario? Zelda? Sound off in the comments! 

It certainly is tough to work in the video game industry, especially when a series begins to sell less and less with each new installment. It's times like these when a game is most likely to meet its end, just like Fire Emblem would have only a year ago.

Hitoshi Yamagami, one of Fire Emblem Awakening's producers, dropped some big news a while back that told us Awakening was essentially going to be the last Fire Emblem game ever made provided it didn't sell over 250,000 copies. So what did Intelligent Systems do? They poured their very heart into the project, and it did not disappoint: Awakening has sold almost one million copies worldwide and is even getting a crossover with the Shin Megami Tensei franchise!

No doubt. Truth be told, sales are dropping. The sales manager of Nintendo, Mr. Hatano, told us that this could be the last Fire Emblem. Due to this progressive descend on sales, they told us that if the sales of this episode stayed below 250,000 copies, we’d stop working on the saga. I remember when I came back from the meeting and told the team “My God, what are we gonna do?! The end has come!”. Our reaction was clear: if this was going to be the last Fire Emblem, we had to put everything we always wanted to include. That’s how this new project was born!

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes released across multiple systems almost a year ago. Now the game is getting a port for Wii U, and it will be, or in some cases already has been, released in both retail and the Nintendo eShop during this week.

To advertise the port, WB Games has put out a trailer showing off the game's new features. A map of the overworld is featured prominently at the bottom of the screen, making navigation a breeze, and you can instantly swap characters by tapping their icons. Best of all, the game allows for cooperative split-screen using the GamePad and TV!

Take a look at the trailer after the jump!

Remember that fantastic abridged PS4 announcement? Well, VideoGamer is at it again, this time with a brand new abridged summary of the Xbox One reveal conference.

I didn't quite enjoy this video as much as the original PS4 version, but it's still hilarious and even accurate concerning the events of the conference. Give the video a click, and stay with us as more Xbox One news continues to roll in.

Even though they recently released a statement confirming they had zero games in development for the eighth generation Wii U, apparently EA is still making games for two seventh generation consoles. According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, Electronic Arts plans to keep supporting both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 through the year 2017.

I'd guess that giving a specific year means development has already begun on all of EA's planned titles for the two consoles, but that's just speculation at this point. Anyway, what do you think of EA's seventh generation support strategy?

Over the past several years, there has been a pretty nice sum of fun and unique titles released for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network store. We've beheld emotionally moving experiences like thatgamecompany's Journey, and we've sat down next to a couple of friends to have a laughter-fest with games like The Behemoth's Castle Crashers. And now Sony is once again, as is coming to be one of its greatest strengths, championing the "little digital games" with the announcement of a new collection series dubbed Best of PlayStation Network.

The first of the series, simply entitled Best of PlayStation Network: Vol. 1, is scheduled for release this summer, and will feature four of PlayStation Network's quality exclusives on one physical disc. The list is made up of: the cooperative action-adventure entitled When Vikings Attack!, the rhythm platformer known as Sound Shapes, the intense survival game called Tokyo Jungle, and the whimsical action-RTS named Fat Princess. Remember to keep in mind that this is only the first in the newly announced collection series, and we don't know what's to come with future installments.

Best of PlayStation Network: Vol. 1 will be launching at retail on June 25th exclusively for PlayStation 3 at a price of $39.99. Who's looking forward to it?

Since the reveal of the Xbox One a lot of news has come out. Many exclusive titles have been announced, and the console will have new features that you wouldn't expect to see in a console. Its new controller has been improved, and if it works on a PC I will probably buy it. But there's one disappointment here: you can't use any of your old Xbox 360 hardware on the new console.

Head past the jump for more details.

In case you haven't heard, the new Xbox One doesn't grant indie developers the ability to self-publish their games. Microsoft has been notorious for lackluster indie relations during the course of the Xbox 360's lifecycle, and many minds in the industry were hoping this would change come time for the new console, now officially labeled "Xbox One." Unfortunately, this isn't the case.

One would think that Nintendo's Dan Adelman, a prominent player in Nintendo's indie relations, is excited that more indie developers would be driven to his employer after Microsoft's big news, but as you can see from the above tweet, Adelman is actually saddened to see that Microsoft isn't going to let indie developers self-publish.

It would appear that Decorous Dude Dan has a bigger heart for indie developers and their market than he cares for the excessive wellbeing of his employer. It's figures like these in the industry, who beget corporate greed for a greater sense of right in the gaming culture, that make me smile every day. Kudos, Dan.

SEGA recently released an upgraded, 3D version of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog for the Nintendo 3DS eShop, whose 3D effects are said to be "at best, marginal." By contrast, 3D Space Harrier is said to look brilliant on Nintendo's latest handheld console.

Nonetheless, it's a great joy to play classic SEGA games on the Nintendo 3DS, even if their special effects are a bit underwhelming. Continuing this trend, SEGA has announced plans to release a 3D version of the arcade hit Altered Beast on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on May 29th.

It's exciting to see the recent partnership between Nintendo and SEGA continue to unfold. With announcements like these, I wonder what else they may have up their sleeves. Maybe they'll even bring these games to America one day; wouldn't that be something?

Here's a pretty sweet deal! 

For those of you who still possess a Wii  and wish to upgrade to a Wii U, GameStop will give you $50 of trade-in credit for your purchase. The only catch is that you must have all of the "necessary components" that GameStop requires for the trade-in, and you can only use the credit for a Wii U (Basic or Deluxe versions).

This offer only lasts until June 2nd, so act soon if you want to capitalize on this deal.

Earlier this month, we learned that EA had acquired the rights to develop Star Wars games from Disney after the closure of LucasArts. In a few weeks, we will know what exactly this will entail.

According to an article on EA's website, the developer will highlight their plans for Star Wars games; additionally, they will be exhibiting other next-generation games, including Need for Speed, Battlefield 4, and a whole range of EA Sports titles.

Personally, I believe that EA will be making some sort of Star Wars first-person shooter, or possibly a new entry into the Battlefront series. I would prefer a game similar to The Force Unleashed, and I would prefer for it to be good; hey, I can dream, right?

EA's E3 briefing will be entitled "The Download: EA 2013 Preview" and will air on June 10th at 1 PM PT (3 PM CT) on Spike TV and EA's website.

Yesterday, surrounding the Xbox One's announcement press conference, Microsoft told us that all Xbox One retail games would have to be installed directly onto the system's hard drive, and that moving the game onto a second console would be a bit of a hassle. Installing the game onto a second system would require gamers to pay a fee. After the announcement, however, a number of questions regarding the specifics of this process still remained.

So, in an attempt to better explain the Xbox One's policy for a second installations of retail discs, Xbox Live's Major Nelson has released the following statement via his blog:

"We know there is some confusion around used games on Xbox One and wanted to provide a bit of clarification on exactly what we’ve confirmed today. While there have been many potential scenarios discussed, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail. Beyond that, we have not confirmed any specific scenarios. Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend’s house – should you choose to play your game at your friend’s house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile" -- Major Nelson

While this blog post doesn't completely spell out the process, it does specifically state that Xbox One, in some capacity, does "enable [Microsoft's] customers to trade in and resell games at retail." Also notable is the confirmation regarding gamers' ability to freely play their games via a friend's Xbox One console, provided they are using the profile from their personal console.

As everyone should already know, the new Xbox has just been revealed as the Xbox One, with a slew of new features, prettier graphics, and better hardware. We learned that there will be restrictions on used games, mandatory Kinect integration, Windows 8, and many other features to enhance our living rooms. As more and more information spread about this new console, people started tweeting and sending messages via Facebook to Jim telling him to tear the new Xbox a new one. So in this special episode of the Jimquisition he does just that. Not because he was badgered into doing it, but because he wants to. 

Watch the video after the jump. And thank GOD for Jim.

Pokémon Conquest was one of Nintendo's least likely crossovers to happen in recent memory, but there's no doubt that it was a fun game for those who played it. But, will we ever see a sequel to this unlikely collaboration? Maybe.

Executive Vice President of Tecmo Koei, Hisashi Koinuma, director and producer for Omega Force, was asked if there would ever be a sequel to Pokémon Conquest. His answer? "Well, there was a lot of unfinished material for Pokémon Conquest…" Pretty vague, but it's something, right? 

Furthermore, the President and CEO of The Pokémon Company and fan of Nobunaga's Ambition, Tsunekazu Ishihara, has not ruled out the possibility of a sequel provided there's enough demand and enthusiasm from fans. Considering that Pokémon Conquest only sold around a million copies it's possible, but based on how silent fans of the spin-off are I wouldn't get my hopes up.