Let’s go back to 2007 for a moment, to a little electronic entertainment expo by the name of E3; back to that place in Nintendo history where Reggie Fils-Aime took to the stage to demonstrate Wii Fit and uttered those meme-tastic little words: “My body is ready.”
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I know that Ubisoft showed this off yesterday, making it old news in the endless shitstorm of E3 stuff coming down the pipes, but it’s worth a second look. Seriously, this is one of the more tantalizing gameplay demonstrations I’ve ever seen, and it just sort of came out of nowhere, didn’t it? Good to see that E3 can still deliver a nice surprising kick to the satch.
Oh, E3, just as I was ready to forget about you completely, you delivered me the greatest news of all. While every outlet seemed to focus on Microsoft’s SmartGlass technology, the snippet directly below it was more interesting to me.
Internet Explorer for Xbox. Explore the Web on your TV in an amazing way with Kinect and Internet Explorer for Xbox. Use your voice to explore your favorite sites with ease on the biggest screen in the house. Even use your phone or tablet to type and control your experience. Internet Explorer for Xbox will launch later this year in all markets that have Xbox LIVE.
You may recall Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg’s declaration two years ago that the Xbox 360 would never have an Internet browser.
In this podcast, Mark A. Brooks, Markham Asylum, and Fade to Slack discuss expectations for E3 2012, 16-bit gaming, RPGs, Diablo III, and Magic: the Gathering while admittedly weathering a storm of technical difficulties along the way.
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The last time we checked in on Square Enix’s upcoming port of Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi, it was because of the lack of news. They showed the title off late last year, announced it was coming to iOS, and tossed up one screen.
Today, tucked into Square Enix’s E3 line-up presser, they announced Final Fantasy Dimensions was coming to iOS and Android phones this summer. A quick look at the linked page shows the same title graphics as Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi, so it looks like all we’re getting is a name change.
Now, people won’t confuse it with the original Final Fantasy Legend for Nintendo Gameboy, so that’s cool.
I only recently became aware of this, and fuck me is it awful. Mr. Kennedy subscribes to the idea that the best way to get gamers on board with your inane blatherings is to insult the shit out of them. The jokes are lame, the atmosphere is just straight embarrassing. This is the press conference that launched a thousand facepalms and helped banish Jamie Kennedy into the wilds of obscurity. Oh wait, he was already there.
Nintendo has drawn up the curtain on their new console, the Wii U, and to call it interesting would be an understatement. Here is the E3 announcement trailer showing off the Wii U’s innovative controller and its on-board screen, as well as some of the wacky interactions it can produce with the television and console itself. It will be available sometime in 2012.