The nature of E3 is almost like a game industry version of the State of Union address, revealing what we should be excited about as an industry until next year’s conference, and in the short-term future. Of course, like the State of the Union, E3 is a throwback to a time when the internet wasn’t the main source of exchanging information.
Ubisoft may have stolen the show at E3 the year with the announcement of ‘Watch Dogs’ and demonstrations of the Wii U. Meanwhile, played it safe until making one show-stopping gaffe.
The four big takeaways from Microsoft’s E3 conference this year include the introduction and explanation of Xbox SmartGlass, the growing uses of Kinect, Internet Explorer for the 360, and an upcoming title line-up that’s consistent with this generation of games.
This year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference will run from June 5th to 7th in Los Angeles. In anticipation of that, Nintendo decided to start the party early by introducing some key components of its first high-definition console. These include the redesigned Wii U Gamepad, Pro Controller and the Miiverse.
You know, after Sony insisted enough times that the company wasn’t even thinking about a successor to the PlayStation 3, I was almost starting to believe them. But that would just be silly, wouldn’t it?
Rumor has it that Nintendo is looking to beat everyone to the punch with its new console. Whether you call it the Wii 2 or the Wii HD, the system actually sounds really interesting. And a little bit crazy.
Rumors are flying about PlayStation’s next handheld device. Is it another game system or is it a phone? Could it be something different altogether? We’re hoping to find out more with CES rolls around in January, but here’s what we know so far.
It’s easy to bag on Microsoft for Kinect – formerly “Project Natal.” It’s a popular whipping boy, and with plenty of good reason. It’s about as far from traditional gaming as you can get, it’s Microsoft’s attempt to jump on the Wii bandwagon, it’s not for hardcore games and, of course, you’ll look really stupid playing it.
But we know all that. Rather than beating a horse that’s been presumed dead even before leaving the stable, let’s take a look at what Microsoft’s doing right with its motion control system.