For the Mario and Zelda fans in the crowd, we have our hands-on impressions of some of Nintendo’s hottest upcoming titles, straight from its bustling, flashing headquarters on the showroom floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo is Los Angeles. Alhough the games demoed for the newly-revealed Wii U were just promos to show off the system’s capabilities, Nintendo displayed lots of promising software for the 3DS and original Wii. Chances are, at least one of these games will pique your interest, whether your bag is more pink puff balls with feet or more drawling, rotund space hares. READ FULL STORY
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is a convention you have to attend in order to learn how to attend it. Like a day spent at Disneyland, there’s simply too much to see and play at the gaming showcase, and any attempt to stuff one’s schedule to the brim would be ill-advised from a physical, mental, and sanitary standpoint.
Instead, E3 beckons you to roam its vast halls and appreciate its full-throttle extravagance. Where else are you going to witness Hulk Hogan signing autographs, Verne Troyer zooming by on a scooter, an orchestra playing music from Lord of the Rings, the most friendly looking dragon ever, and whatever the heck these guys are? Perhaps Comic-Con, which outshines E3 in terms of star power and do-it-yourself costuming. But E3 reigns when it comes to geektacular eye candy and eardrum-awakening loudness. (My colleague Adam Vary’s 10-step process for recreating E3 at home gets it just right.) Plus, as far as I’m aware, Comic-Con hasn’t been endorsed by Jesus, so there’s that. READ FULL STORY
Magic spells. Character development. Mayhap a duel with a malevolent knight, possibly a love triangle or two, customization up the yin-yang, and sometimes hair spiky enough to dent a car door. Role-playing video games have been my life-long genre of choice, so I spent a bit of my Wednesday sniffing out some choice RPGs at E3 in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Many RPGs lurk on the showroom floor: Ruin, for Sony’s upcoming portable, for example, or the much-anticipated Mass Effect 3, which will use RPG elements. But here are a few highlights that especially raised our Interest and Excitement stats six or seven points each: READ FULL STORY
Just as the internet rumor mill predicted a couple of months ago, Japanese gaming giant Nintendo revealed its follow-up to the remarkably successful Wii home console Tuesday morning at their E3 conference at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Its name? Wii U. Let the pronoun wordplay marinate in your mind for a sec. …Yeah, I’m not sure if I like the name either. But it’s the Big N’s way of building off a console that’s attracted millions of people who were traditionally apathetic toward video games, like septuagenarian school principals. Wii titles top the list of best-selling games of all time, and the system’s Grandma-accessible, motion-sensing gameplay has left Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 kissing Mario’s brown, Goomba-bopping clogs, at least in terms of sales numbers. So, what went down at Nintendo’s presser, and what did we learn about their new hardware? READ FULL STORY
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