E3: Running recap

OK, there are about 2,000+ reviews of what is going on at E3 right now.  If you’re not following someone on twitter, or their live blog, or blah blah blah, then you’re obviously a very busy monkey… Which is why I’m going to recap some of the highlights! 😀

Here’s just a few of the things that have come up so far:

XBOX:

  • Rock Band: Beatles will be out 9-9-09.
  • “Joyride”: a free game that uses the Avatars
  • Lots of new Sequel games :
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • Crackdown 2
    • Halo: ODST & Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta
    • Final Fantasy XIII
    • new Tony Hawk
    • Forza Motorsport III
    • Modern Warfare 2
    • Metal Gear Solid Rising
  • Zune Video Marketplace
  • Netflix: Add movies to your queue w/ Xbox, instead of just watching what has been added.
  • Twitter, Facebook, & LastFM will be on Xbox.
  • Project Natal: Making your body the controller with full body tracking
    • Use your face to log in, navigate the screen with your hands, actually maneuver a ball with your feet, and paint with any part of your body
  • 1vs100 BETA started last night for 50,000 lucky players.  Ymiris & I played it for a good hour, fully addicted.  WAY too much fun, and highly suggested as a couple game!!!

Nintendo

  • Multiplayer Super Mario Bros. released Holiday ’09.  Excited about this as a Couple Game, with the same fun feeling of the original Mario Bros, with a smart camera that will pan out & in as players separate.
  • Wii Fit Plus – Fall 2009
  • *NOTE* UBISOFT announced “Your Shape” for the Wii, which will include a camera & analyze how well you do the exercises.  Looks a bit more advanced than the Wii Fit title.  We’re more excited about this one.
  • A new controller “extender” called Wii Motion Plus that detects angle & precision in motion, released with Wii Sports Resort.
  • New Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers.. more Shooter than Turn-based.
  • New Kingdom Hearts 3.
  • Mario & Luigi get microscopic & invade Bowsers body in the cheesy DS “Bowsers Inside Story”.  Looks cute, but I’m ashamed to say it just screams Rental.
  • Nintendo Sun DS
  • James Pattersons’ Womens Murder Club – DS game that plays like a book.  Unfortunately, this feels like a cheesy pandering to women, pulling together my favorite Room 219 with Nancy Drew.
  • C.O.P: The Recruit, a racer much like a good-guy version of GTA.
  • Style Savvy, which actually looks like a good Tween/Teen Clothes Shopping/Accessorizing game… one of the things I keep praying Imagine would be, but never is.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed & probably buy this one.
  • NOTE: Ubisoft announced yesterday more Imagine games, including a “make crappy bead necklaces that you can buy from us”.  I DESPISE IMAGINE & KNOW THERE IS A PLACE IN HELL FOR THESE DAMNED GAMES.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Finally, some Adult games!  All of look fairly delicious…
    • The Conduit
    • Resident Evil: Dark Side Chronicles
    • Dead Space: Extraction
  • Metroid: Other M .  Very wild-cardy, but we’ll see what happens as they release more.  I’ve always wanted more Samus.

SONY:

  • Uncharted 2, which looks like a pretty & intense watch-your-mate-play game.
  • MAG
  • PSP
    • Hannah Montana lilac PSP
    • Patapon 2
    • Rock Band (? — just touched on)
  • PSP GO — pretty slide-out controls, tiny, light, Wifi, 16G memory, and SO sexy.  Do Want! 🙂 80% reduction in price for applications, more titles are digitally distributed.  You know I’m not a graphics girl.. but I’m seriously amazed by how good the graphics are for such a small, portable gaming system.
    • “Sense Me” analyzes your music library to create playlist moods.
    • Grant Turismo for PSP GO
    • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
    • Little Big Planet
    • Harry Potter / Hannah Montana
    • Resident Evil (!)
    • Ratchet & Clank
    • Rock Band Unplugged
  • Final Fantasy VII will be on PSN
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  • http://coopgamer.com/ Mark

    Very nice info compilation. Thanks!

  • http://coopgamer.com/ Mark

    Very nice info compilation. Thanks!