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Archive for June 28, 2010

And the winner is…

Well now I think this was a very exciting E3 between the big 3. All came out with their strengths and of course weaknesses (glitches, failures, etc…). Gaming is changing and I believe its heading into an exciting direction that makes you believe anything is possible for the future!

Of the Big 3 I believe….Nintendo took the show. They showed off a lot of classic games plus new ones that will be coming out soon. The 3DS looks amazing and the games being released for it look awesome.  I would say Microsoft comes in at second place because of two things, the Kinect will revolutionize the way we play games and of course they introduced a new and better XBOX 360! Sony wasn’t exciting me that much with what they showed, The Move looks amazing do not get me wrong, but the rest of the conference wasn’t really doing anything for me. There were way too many video montages, that were very unnecessary when I already see them plenty of times on TV.

So there you have it folks, I hope you enjoyed this year’s E3 as much as I did and I cannot wait to see what they show off next year!

Nintendo @ E3 Highlights

The last major player to enter the stage of the Big 3 at E3 was none other than Nintendo. The Wii revolutionized the gaming industry a few years back with their motion controlling device, hell they kicked things off for everyone. In any case they had nothing to show but lots and lots of games coming to both the Wii and DS.

They started things off by showing the new Legend of Zelda game titled Skyward Sword. Plot details are not known but there was a demo of the game, this time it is heavily integrated with the Wii motion-plus controller. I want to say that it’s amazing however from the presentation there were a lot of glitches with the controller (used by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto). It is believed that it will work a lot like Playstation’s Move whereby you get the one to one motion.

Another huge game that is coming to the Wii that made a splash on the N64 is 007 Goldeneye! Fanboys rejoice, this is the shooter that revolutionized the genre (some would argue Doom) and it is coming to the Wii with Daniel Craig’s likeness as Bond?!?! Didn’t Pierce Brosnan play Bond in Goldeneye? He’s good but it would be nice to see Brosnan, it feels like a better fit.

There were a slew of other games announced as well like Epic Mickey, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Metroid: Other M, and Donkey Kong.

Now I’ve saved the best for last! Sony and MS showed off new motion controller devices, what does this mean for Nintendo? They’ve already had a motion device on the market for the last 4 years what else could they show? Well they could update their DS…AND THEY DID! They are introducing the new 3DS. It maintains everything you love about the DS but one of the screens is 3D if you want it to be since apparently there is a slider to help control what the game looks like. The best part is you won’t need to get 3D glasses in order to view things in 3D! What’s better is that they are introducing a lot of games, games that came out for 64 and are now coming to the 3DS from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time to StarFox 64!

This year is indeed shaping up to be a good one for Nintendo. Come back to checkout my afterthoughts about the 3 companies and who in my opinion stole the show…