Thursday, July 17, 2008

E3 '08 Impressions

Wow, it's been a pretty good show so far! That's especially so for Microsoft. In fact, without them, it'd be a pretty dull show so far.

MS comes out on top so far with not only the games they've shown off for this coming holiday, (great lineup, impressive amout of AA-AAA titles) but also for the completely unexpected re-do for the Xbox Dashboard. It looks absolutely phenominal! The new sliding, "Vista-like" window design in place of the blades was an excellent choice to give the system a whole new look- it's on par with the PS3's dash and just as pretty. It'll be out in the fall update.

The only thing that leaves me scratching my head is the decision to leave the new Halo branded games off of the table. Makes no sense. Why not go for the knockout punch?

On the other side, while there's nothing really earthshaking coming out of Sony's camp except to say that the games coming down the pike look good, they still impress over the complete debacle that was Nintendo.

What was in their conference? I can't even remember off hand. That motion plus thing looks like a laughable little gimmick from Mad-Catz or something. Although that might be a little rough on Mad-Catz. I'm so disappointed by them this year. No new Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Punch out=CRAP. Thanks Reggie.

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