E3 is downsizing again (this time perhaps not by choice) after what feels like only a few years of returning to a larger show;Â Though now that I think about it…
E3 can be summed up in one word for me: Expensive.Â The past few E3’s have really left me feeling… not disappointed, but wishing there was even more.Â This year, two new consoles and a ton of games were announced.Â Both the Xbox One -and- the PS4 look great to me.
Like Graev, I really don’t participate in the console bashing.Â I want fun games; I buy consoles with fun games.Â I own a Wii U, and I will eventually own both the PS4 and Xbox One.Â For now, I’m sold on the PS4 being the first of the two consoles I buy, with the Xbox One coming as soon as I can squeeze a few hundred more dollars out of my paycheck.Â Â My reason for going PS4 first?Â Microsoft lost me when they took their emphasis off gaming.Â It’s that simple.
Nintendo was my overall winner based purely on what excites me the most. I think Nintendo is really trying to prove they understand that everything they do should be catering to their fans. Just look at the list of games they showed off:
- Super Smash Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
- Yoshi’s New Island
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Mario kart 8
- Sonic Lost World
- ‘A New Title’ developed by Monolith
- Super Mario 3D World
- The Legend of Zelda: WindWaker HD
I hate E3. Seriously, I do. People act like it’s gamer Christmas for some reason that is entirely beyond my comprehension. The entire week is a stressful mess full of whining, screaming children throwing tantrums and insults at each other over the stupidest things. Well now it does sound like Christmas.
One thing that makes me embarrassed to be a “gamer”, labels aside, would be all the bickering that goes on between fanboys on any side of the arena. I still cant understand why some people act like it is illegal or a moral sin to like more than one video game brand. The only thing I can come up with would have to be justification and reassurance for their own product of choice because that’s all they can afford to own. There’s nothing wrong with only owning one console, though, but when you have to tear other people down just to build yourself up then you have some serious issues.
But yeah, E3… Lots of news about PS4 and Xbox One. I’ve been a fan of both brands for the past several years and thought I’d share my opinion on both systems. (more…)
Nintendo just revealed a slew of Wii U details during their Pre-E3 broadcast.Â Â If you missed it, the 30 minute broadcast is already available on Youtube.
Below, after the jump, are the highlights and our thoughts on some of the amazing details that have us already excited to own a Wii U.