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Nintendo’s highlight: the unveiling of wii U.
At 9 am this morning, Nintendo held it’s press conference at E3, focusing on wii U. We were able to live blog the conference on our sister site, All That Gaming Stuff. This is in addition to their “pre-conference” Sunday evening and their 3DS “post-conference” being held tomorrow, June 6th at 6 pm PST
Thanks to those of you that followed along with our live blog at All That Gaming Stuff yesterday. For those of you that didn’t get a chance to follow along, and don’t have the hour for the pre-conference and over hour and a half to watch this morning’s conference, we’ve created a handy summary for you here. Read below the jump for the games and news announced, links to trailers and game play footage, and more!
E3 2012: News from EA
At 1 pm PST, EA is holding their E3 2012 Press Conference. Live blogging of the press conference can be found on our sister site, All That Gaming Stuff, here. Check back later today for a summary of the conference and the latest news from EA!
[UPDATE: June 5th]
Thanks to those of you that followed along with our live blog at All That Gaming Stuff yesterday. For those of you that didn’t get a chance to follow along, and don’t have an hour to watch a press conference which may or may not freeze, given the number of page views, we’ve created a handy summary for you here. Read below the jump for the games and news announced, links to trailers and game play footage, and more!
E3 Expo is next week – with live coverage here at All That Nerdy Stuff!
It’s the electronic event you’ve all been waiting for – the E3 Expo! To quote their website, the E3 Expo is ”the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.” E3 is being held next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 5th, 6th, and 7th.
Not only will we be updating you daily with news from E3, we will also be live blogging from the press conferences held on Monday, June 4th and Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. Want the latest news from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo? We’ll have it! To see the press conferences will be broadcast here. Two of our staff writers, Jason Ward and Peter Blank, will be attending the Microsoft Conference, which will allow us to give you live blog updates straight from the conference floor. The conference schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 4th
Microsoft 9:30-11 am PST
EA 1-2 pm PST
Ubisoft 3-4 pm PST
Sony 6-7:30 pm PST
Tuesday, June 5th
Nintendo 9-10 am PST
So, next week, tune in here at All that Nerdy Stuff to get the latest news, live! There will be a lot of posts coming up in the next week as we get wind of the latest releases, updates, and more in the gaming world.
When Sony announced their very own evolution of the Wii Remote this year at E3, nobody was particularly surprised. After all, even Microsoft joined the fray with it’s no-controller motion controller system, Project Natal (oh, but for a cooler name), and let’s face it: Nintendo’s more than proven that motion control in some form is the way forward for video game interaction. At this point, it would be more shocking if the big boys didn’t leap in and try to parrot Nintendo; after all, they’ve managed to nearly outsell the two combined.
With that said, I can’t claim to have seen this one coming: The Wii Remote…now for Playstation 3. Luckily Sony’s not exactly behind this (it’s coming from Blaze Products Europe), because oh how the fanboys would howl. No doubt there’s a collective sigh of relief at Sony HQ today, the kind that comes with the ability to smile and say “wasn’t us!” As you can see from the diagram at left, the new “BLAZE PS3™ Motion Freedom 3D Controller” (yeah, I copied and pasted, so sue me) is virtually identical to the Wii Remote, with the sole exception being the addition of a ton of buttons (wonder how often they’ll get pressed by your palm while swinging a virtual tennis racket or baseball–err, cricket bat).
The description isn’t clear as to whether it has a pointer functionality to it or not, nor does it tell us whether it has the full range of detection found in the Wii’s Motion Plus adapter, so we’ll just have to sit on our hands and wait for more info. In the meantime…sit back and chuckle a bit as the “fad” migrates to the “big boy” consoles.
We’ve been swamped the last week or so as we prepare for the launch of our new sister site, All That Gaming Stuff. While we occasionally cover games industry related news (and generalized bitching) here, the new site will focus exclusively on games news and reviews and Industry chatter. We’ll shortly be launching a new Gamer’s community on the new site where you can drop by and shout out what you think about all the latest comings and goings in the industry!
Welcome to the fold, ATGS, we look forward to a long and fruitful run!
It probably seems like premature nerdjaculation to begin speculating about the Next Generation of gaming consoles at this point; PS3 and Wii have scarcely been on the market for 2 years and 360 has just broken 3. Even so, that hasn’t stopped a little speculation from happening, not the least of which has come from UBISoft’s Yves Guillimot who, quoted in an article on GamesIndustry.biz, has stated that his company is preparing for the next generation to arrive in the 2011-2012 time frame.
As you should expect, there are naysayers, and some of them have good reason say nay, but they’re still wrong. The logic goes like this: “Well Sony says PS3 will last 10 years!”. Yes, and they said that about PS2, and that appears likely to be the case–but that didn’t stop Sony from announcing PS3 just 5 years after PS2 launched, and launching just a year later (that’s 6 years, folks, and if you use both hands worth of fingers to count you’ll find that 2012 will be-you guessed it-6 years after the launch of PS3-and Wii for that matter). Moreover, Xbox 360 will be 6 years old in 2011. Simply put, it’s not unreasonable to suspect that the next gen will launch-or at worst case scenario, be announced-by 2011-12.
Latest Update: Per yesterday’s release of the NPD numbers, analyst Michael Pachter was right about his 3 million figure, just wrong about which console. It was actually Nintendo’s DS that broke 3 million units during December, while Wii broke its own record for the second month running at 2.15 million units. Either way, it was a very Nintendo Christmas on the hardware front!
According to Mega Gaming site Gamestop GameSpot, At least one Analyst is calling Nintendo something akin to the Console Vendor that saved Christmas. Just why would they be nominated for such a seemingly…bizarre title? Well, folks, it seems that Nintendos little white box-o-waggle has moved a hefty 3.2 million units in December, besting the previous all-time sales record-just set by the Wii in November-of 2 million units.
If all these numbers line up the way some people are expecting them to, the Nintendo Wii has pretty much tied or surpassed entire year sales on either PS3 or 360 in a single month. We still have to wait for the official NPD numbers this Thursday for confirmation, but given the Trend for the last 2 years it would seem that having deep doubts is probably pretty pointless.
Man, thinking about that much waggle makes my groin hurt.