[2007] E3 Discussion Thread (17)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-10 05:04 ID:j4vBZavS

Post all exciting news here, or your thoughts on it!

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-10 18:19 ID:tJEIjLTQ

i thought E3 was gone?

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-10 18:45 ID:OKj/Vr/x

Downsized, but not gone. Today's big event is the Microsoft press conference, at 11:30 EST. Most of the big game news websites will be streaming it, as well as a broadcast on G4.

4 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-11 06:05 ID:j4vBZavS

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-11 20:42 ID:OKj/Vr/x

MS: Snoozefest

Smash Brothers Dec 3 (ノ・∀・)ノ
Zapper (  ̄д ̄;) This thing better work as well as they say it will
Wii Mario Kart (゚∀゚)yay more snaking?
WiiFit Σ( ̄□ ̄;;) what
Although the balance pad does hold tremendous potential for other games. Skate/snow/wakeboarding, skiing, surfing, Monkey Ball...

PSP Slim ( ´3`)~♪ tv out, oh boy just what everyone was hoping for...
FPS, FPS, FPS... ( ^ω^) they sure are on the hunt for a Halo killer
Echo Chrome ( ・ิω・ิ) OH! Intriguing. But wasted on the shootan game audience.
Little Big Planet ヽ(´ー`)ノ Good or bad, this will be Sony's Viva Piñata
MGS 4 (・∀・) That sure is a great looking choreographed fight.

All in all, nothing really mindblowing from the keynotes.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-11 20:43 ID:OKj/Vr/x

Also, where the fuck was NiGHTS?

7 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-11 23:14 ID:j4vBZavS

There was a trailer, but that's all. Graphics weren't amazing either.

Best of the show: Advance Wars DS 2

Worst of the show: Xblarg 360 HALO 3 EDITION

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-11 23:47 ID:4e4UpUSN

I think Sony actually won this one. It's not that their conference wasn't piss-poor, it was just mildly more interesting than the other two. Microsoft's was a joke (that Xbox is fucking ugly) and Nintendo's was the biggest disappointment ever.

9 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-12 01:10 ID:OKj/Vr/x

I think Nintendo failed for hardcore gamers, but will succeed in attracting the attention they want. In tomorrow's or this weekend's newspapers and magazines, when the mainstream press do their yearly "oh wow look at this big conference just for games" articles, what do you think will draw more of their attention, and therefore column inches? WiiFit or Sony's and Microsoft's hardcore lineup?

Plus, even though the conference itself was thin on games, afterwards they put out a TON of announcements and info. AW DS 2, Touch Detective 2 1/2, Professor Layton, Trauma Center, Forever Blue, Mario Party DS, Nintendo Magic(!), Fire Emblem, etc.

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-12 01:22 ID:j4vBZavS

Oh yeah, I forgot about Layton. I wonder how that will go over in the states.

Also, ITT we laugh at the PSP 'Slim' (AKA PSP minus 2-3 centimeters and no extra features except for video out).

11 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-12 01:32 ID:OKj/Vr/x

Could go either way. Personally, I'm surprised that Touch Detective made enough sales here to justify bringing over the sequel. Wee, twice as many locations, longer, and an overarching story connecting the cases! :3

The slim is also 33% lighter! Who am I kidding. I was expecting them to at least do something about the huge exposed screen. Not to mention the Star Wars Battlefront game in one of the bundles looked choppy as hell.

12 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-12 03:12 ID:DZmDKVv3

Video out might be killer if they fix the media playing so that it can play more than like one format.

13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-12 19:54 ID:j4vBZavS

The only reason I would get a slim is for media, and if they have at least an 8 gig memory stick out by then. PSP may be pricey, but it has the best screen out of anything out right now it seems. Of course, I could spend the same amount of money for a media player with 30GB, so I'll just stick with my DS until something big happens.

Speaking of, where is my Fire Emblem DS? I would rather have that then AWDS2. Also, I still want Cooking Navi in the states (with American recipes of course).

14 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-13 15:52 ID:OKj/Vr/x

I read somewhere that they're sticking with the consoles for now with Fire Emblem. I want Cooking Navi too, but we may have to import they Europe version. :( It's kind of surprising that Europe is starting to get some of the DS application software first like this and english training.

15 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-16 22:35 ID:4e4UpUSN

>>14 brain training sold more in europe than the US, nintendo sees more potential in that market. iwata is pissed at america for that reason. fact!

oh and english training is for teaching english to non-english speakers, so there's not much point releasing in the US. it wasn't released in the UK either, only german/french/spanish/italian speaking countries

16 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-17 00:34 ID:cmY23f60

I was amused to see Mario Galaxy had Co-Op, but disappointed to see how limited it was. If you don't know the 2nd player doesn't really exist, they just use the wii-mote to collect stars and push bad guys around. I think all games could use more cooperative play.

17 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-17 06:13 ID:OKj/Vr/x

Well, with the mario galaxy stage setup you could end up with a lot of camera issues, like having both players on opposite sides of a sphere. I don't think there's ever been a mainline mario game with simultaneous two-player. This is only meant as an introductory feature, to allow seasoned players to help people who are new to mario by doing more than just bark out oders and arcane commands, occasionally snatching away the controller when the newbie's failures become too irritating, thus creating a bad mood and turning off the new player from games. Expanding the market and all that.

Didn't the UK get french or spanish training? It still pales in comparison to what japan gets. They even have multiple travel phrasebooks for Thailand and other asian countries.

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