Every year I follow all the news from the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), and every year I see what the big three have in store for us. Microsoft and Nintendo seemed to have fairly strong showings, whereas Sony had a showing, with games of some kind. So beyond our comic offering, let me offer up some thoughts on the whole extravaganza.
Microsoft did manage to let people know Kinect was still a thing and that every hole that could be filled with its rich molten cheese of motion detection was going to be filled. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t particularly care for Kinect (other than from a technology standpoint). I am not sure how the voice detection works on it, I’ve read that it’s kind of spotty right now from early impressions but maybe the technology will iron out before the release of the software that utilizes it.
Sony had an apology involving a large elephant of some sort. The OMG haxorz was mentioned along with the obligatory “well, we plan on doing things about it”. I personally wasn’t entirely impressed with their offerings for the PS3, the Vita looked more interesting but they’ve lost me as a hardware customer. I figure that the Vita will be fairly expensive and after the recent debacle, I don’t know if I can trust them with my information or their ability to release hardware (I predict seven-eight SKUs for the Vita – who’s with me?).
Nintendo definitely had an interesting show, but the Wii U seems to be a step back in a way. I don’t know what to entirely think of the controller, I’m sure we’ll know more when the hardware comes out. Speaking of hardware, Nintendo should have mentioned that the controller wasn’t the entirety of the hardware, there is an actual console involved, but that was not made clear and confusion ensued.
I guess it’s “wait and see” for all of these. Wow, I could have saved myself typing all the above mess. See you Thursday.