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Times and Dates for all the E3 Press Confererences!
Come next week, on June 10-13, the world will set its eyes and ears to Los Angeles and experience the future of gaming at E3.
Just a few more days to wait for E3 to officially begin, technically, with Konami’s presser this Thursday.
The the big boys flaunt their goods next Monday, beginning with Microsoft and the rest.
Expect many videos, surprises, and hype… along with pre-E3 videos, maybe a leak or two before it all happens. We got you covered.
And for those wondering about SquareEnix, you can catch their live coverage straight from their spot on the show floor HERE via SquareEnixPresents.
Here’s the list of pressies:
Nintendo Direct – Sonic, Mario, and More Exciting News!
This morning Nintendo Direct released a half hour live streaming press release. Check it out:
Nintendo’s Wii U Branding Takes Over the Roost
I was browsing through the local Gamestop, as I’m regrettably and frequently wont to do, when I stumbled across a freshly stocked shelf of Wii Remotes. Surprise! Now they’re branded Wii U. Exciting, right? Yeah, I know.
In a scant while we’ll be live blogging the Nintendo Press Conference for E3 2012. Jump past the break for all the latest as it happens!
At 3PM Pacific Time Peter Blank and I will be Live Blogging Ubisoft’s press conference. Hopefully we’ll hear more about Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed 3, and maybe a few surprises!
Head on past the break for the full Live Blog!
Hulu Plus Nintendo Wii Equals Win, Post-Game
I remember the first time I learned about Hulu. I remarked “Hey, that’s neat, their web interface is similar to the Wii’s Channel interface. They should make a Wii channel!” And I waited. And waited. Then I waited some more, and both PS3 and Xbox 360 wound up with Hulu Plus. So, I contented myself with those versions and was very, very happy. Yay for options! I cancelled cable, even, but I always thought that it would have been better to control Hulu Plus with the Wii Remote, all things considered.
And now you can, though of course, I do wonder “why now?” Wii’s lifecycle is winding down, after all, while Wii U is just around the corner. OK, I’m done wondering now. Onward to the software.
Game Traders: Beware of Bad Deals!
To all you game traders out there, thinking of trading in their old consoles and games: I implore you to consider selling them outright. The price some of these shops (where you can STOP to purchase a GAME or two) are willing to pay are unbelievably low. I recently traded in some components along with an old console. I received $18 for a 360 wireless antenna that was sold for $50.
What could I have done differently to score a better deal?
The games media is on fire with a new rumor: that during this year’s E3, one of gaming’s major players will bow out of the future hardware race. If true, it’ll be the biggest shake up in the games industry since Sega famously called uncle in 2001, after the market failure of its Dreamcast console.
But the big question left unanswered is: who will it be?
Called it 3 years ago, and that’s all the gloating I’m gonna do. Now let’s get to the rampant, irresponsible conjecture. Don’t worry, I’ll be nice and keep it more or less grounded in technology that exists at consumer level price points today.
2012 is a good launch timetable as well, for several important reasons. Let’s think about them!