For the people who don't know e3 is the biggest eventof the year. Or let me rewrite that sentence it was the biggest event. Now we witnessed a dumbed down version, supossedly to make it more effcient and more about the important thing the games. In that procsess they lost the heart and soul of e3. The battle for the most gloroius booth, the hectic atmosphere and the most importantly the passion for games. I would compare this e3 with clothes, older e3's were laidback where as this year it was more like an expensive suit.
No huge anouncements were made. If youcount the slimmerPSP huge, which I don't,there was nothing. You can think of this year's e3 as a month with Gamespot news. The companies weren't very into this e3, it's show by Konami's 15 minute conference. Where the MGS4 trailer took more than fiveminutesof it. I couldn't shake the feeling that most devlopers was thinking "Meh, this was boring. Let's get a burger or somthing." It's clearly what Square Enix did, when they packed their stuff and left the booth. One day before e3 closed.
The press conferences wasn't that huge either. With Microsoft, for starters,throwing numbers at people. The two thing I enjoyed about it was Peter Moore trying, emphasis on trying, to play Rock Band.And when Jeff Bell went black for 5 seconds while playing Madden 08 with Reggie Bush. And then there was Scene It, and it's controllers. Which does remind most people herein Europe. Because the same controls were made for theBuzz games
Sony's wasn't great too, with them trying to do they whole thing through Home. And the one thing I noticed was that when they were about to change place with the next presenter. They waited for them to come up the stairs, and if you were watching it seemed like the stairs were 5km long, then shake the other mans hand. And how many times have you seen Chewbaca, why not Darth Vader for once. His face is on the new and improved PSP that will come later this fall. Other than the lighter weight, thinner size, more memoryand video output there wasn't much else of signifigance. The nice thing though is that they showed Killzone 2 and GT5 prologe, why don't they just release GT5 right away?
Does it for me right now, I am going to right more about the Nintendo conference, general e3 stuff and flesh out the rest. Signing off WHOSH!!!