Nintendo and Sony press conference reactions

June 2, 2009
Hello stilted and unentertaining female Reggie.

Hello stilted and unentertaining female Reggie.

I love E3 conferences. More so than the show floor, it’s where the major announcements are made and the lasting impacts are achieved. If you don’t roll out with a kickass conference, your E3 showing is considered a bust even if your demos rocked.

You have to love the cut throat mindset of rabid gamers.

Today had back to back conferences with Nintendo and Sony laying their cards out to bare. One I had no expectations for, the other I had pinned as possibly stealing the show if it played it’s cards right. How did the two manage? Let’s start off with the easier of the two – Nintendo.

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Nintendo conference is GO!

June 2, 2009

And I won’t be here to watch it. Life beckons and watching Reggie brag about how awesome Nintendo is isn’t exactly high on list of priorities. I have a prediction of how the Nintendo press conference will go:

  • Reggie and/or that stupid lady from last year brags.
  • Bullshit game reveal that’s not as good as they think.
  • Pie charts and graphs detailing why they deserve to brag.
  • Bullshit casual game.
  • More bragging.
  • Embarassing demonstration of bullshit casual games.
  • More bragging.
  • Miyamoto introducing his newest inspiration – mowing grass!
  • Bragging.
  • Maybe an okay looking Conduit trailer and gameplay.
  • Bullshit casual game.
  • Reggie dances.
  • Everyone leaves unsatisfied.

E3: Microsoft press conference impressions

June 2, 2009

Man, I feel like I’m really late for the party but I didn’t actually have the time today to watch it until just awhile ago. Like every press conference, it was full of self-congratulatory rhetoric, but it’s a necessary evil to get to the real meat – the shocking or kickass game announcments. So, how did Microsoft handle being first up at bat? Did they hit a homerun, or did they strike out? Sink the three or threw up a brick? In other words, did they do well enough to make me stop using horrendous sports metaphors?

Well, yes, I guess.  Let’s break it down further.

Hmm...green.

Hmm...it's a'ight.

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