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E3 [Jul. 11th, 2007|04:30 pm]
One perk of owning a PS3 today is that they have HD trailers of everything at Sony's press conference up on the store already. 260MB MGS4 trailer downloading now!

So far, all the press conferences were a little underwhelming though. The Call of Duty 4 demo at Microsoft's show last night was really cool, and some videos Sony showed today were nice, but there was nothing really shocking or mindblowing shown. The $599 PS3 and $199 PSP bundles were kind of lame.

The funniest moment of E3 so far was during Microsoft's press conference last night when Peter Moore said the Xbox marketplace was getting great movies "from Atlantis to Waterboy!" I don't know if I would be bragging about that. All the movies he announced were kind of shovelware. It's good they're finally bringing at least some of the marketplace content to Canada though (it's mostly US-only at this point). The Halo themed 360 looked hideous.

Nintendo ignored lots of nice games at their press conference for some reason. Apparently Golden Sun DS and Advance Wars DS 2 are coming, but Reggie didn't even mention them. Aside from Mario Galaxy, there's nothing else on Wii for me. I run and workout on my own, so Wii Fit does nothing for me, and I never got into Smash Bros. or Mario Kart.

The slimmer/lighter/faster PSP with a 4 or 8GB memory stick might make for a nice portable media player. I'm curious to see how well the remote play features work, but PSP still seems a little too big for a take-everywhere-you-go portable device. If they keep a similar form factor in the next PSP, they should ditch UMD, use a touchscreen, include 8 or 16GB of internal flash memory, and add a good 3+ megapixel camera. Otherwise, it's hard to justify carrying around something that large.

Overall, I think Sony's showing was the best, which is why I bought a PS3 in the first place. If you're bored at home or work and reading my blog, what do you think of E3 so far?

[User Picture]From: jehryn
2007-07-11 09:10 pm (UTC)
Assassin's Creed demo at the 360 conference (seen here http://www.gametrailers.com/player/21527.html) made me really REALLY excited, even if the person playing it was awful and there were a few glitches here and there (floating body after Altair knocks him off the balcony.. hopefully the bugs will be squashed before November because I absolutely loved the PS2 Prince of Persia games and this looks like more of the same but with stealth. It's some pretty tasteful eye candy too, especially with the 50+ people on screen at a time.
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[User Picture]From: sleipnirs
2007-07-11 09:45 pm (UTC)
Incredibly underwhelmed. Microsoft was bad, Nintendo was almost as bad. Sony surprisingly had a somewhat decent showing. I agree about the PSP; the new one doesn't seem to be much of a change.

Can't say I was expecting much, though. I'm not much of an American gamer anymore.
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[User Picture]From: kurokikaze01
2007-07-12 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh wow... I didn't even know E3 was going on now. Er time to hit gamespot.com
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