Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jun 2011 20:45 UTC
Games So, the E3 is well under way, and all the major players have had their press conferences. To summarise. Microsoft: Kinect. Really. Kinect. Please Kinect. We'll do anything. For the love of god, Kinect. Sony: wait, what is this? What am I doing here? Oh, here's a 24" 3D TV for $500 and yet another PSP. Nintendo: we slapped every possible shiny object onto a tablet and made the Wii capable of rendering halfway decent graphics. Here's another load of Mariozelda Kart, and a bunch of EA games that Xbox/PS3 players already own. Yes, this year's E3 has been a massive letdown - save for a few exceptions. Update: Epic fail for Nintendo. The company has admitted that it has used footage from the Xbox 360 and PS3 to spice up the press reel for the Wii U.
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Another perspective
by morglum666 on Wed 8th Jun 2011 12:30 UTC
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I'm going to make an assumption, which as we all know makes an ass of u and me, but I think it could just be that Thom prefers certain kinds of games. There are as many kinds of gamers as there are games, and E3 is really more of a show for people who like a variety of games instead of one or two genres.

I watched the Sony and Xbox presentations and I love my Xbox 360 at home, although I also own a PS/2 and I loved it back in the day.

I thought the Sony presentation was pretty good. Yes, the $500 small 3D tv is steep, but it also hits a mark for many younger gamers with limited space like students. It also works for people like me (and there are a lot of us) who recently bought a LCD or plasma tv and we'd like 3D, just not enough to replace the one in the living room.

The game demo's for Sony were flat out impressive. Resistance looked amazing, Drake looked amazing. No two ways about it, and this is coming from a non sony fanboy.

Also, Sony apologized for their network screwups and gamers know that Sony faced a vary real threat of losing their credibility. Being credible is something many companies do a terrible job of so kudos to Sony.

I enjoyed the microsoft presentations. I own a Kinect, and I think its fantastic. It presents so many new ways to interact and this second generation of software (the hardware is the same) is significantly better.

The work in Ghost recon was really awesome, particularly the gunsmith and the fact you could actually play the game with the camera.



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