STILL! I have much to discuss from my trip, and while I don’t have much time now, I’m going to at least paste the notes I took in the press conference. I didn’t even know it was going to be a press conference at all, much less one with Reggie, so it took me by surprise. So I decided to take notes like a liveblog even though it wasn’t one. So here’s the copy/paste of that:
-presentation about to start. Cramped seating. Two presentation
screens. GET IT?! Isn’t Ninty clever?
-recapping e3 reveal. News clips.
-talking about Mario64?
-talking about waggle “and that brings us to today.” Yikes.
-talking about taking 3D pictures of my kids. I don’t have kids, Reggie.
-Announcing price today. Launch date. Launch games.
-2gig card with system.
-Showing home menu. Looks like the Wii
-green light: local connectivity.
-”It’s a game changer” is their big thing.
-talking games now.
-Pilot Wings at launch!
-The tech for the game actually sounds cool. Face recognition. Still don’t really care.
-Steel Diver game? Just a tech demo before. Full game now.
-I get to play Zelda today. Booya!
-kid Icarus too. But I hear that controls like crap.
-3rd party now. Dead or Alive. Developer video. I love the Japanese language.
-Sports games lalala. Peter Moore video.
-okay, feeling hungover now. Street Fighter IV video.
-ooo, spectator mode! Online play.
-between launch and e3: 30 games available. Apparently.
-ooo! Built-in stats! And a pedometer? That gives me in-game currency? What?
-New Mii creator with picture import.
-Finally seems a little more social. Miis will swap in Street Pass
including ‘last game played’.
-talking about AR games? I missed that.
-change to friend codes. No more software-specific codes. Make friends
online, no need to necessarily enter codes. You can see which friends
are online. Way more community than anything Nintendo has done, that’s for sure.
-For me, this is makes the Wii even more irrelevant.
-easier digital game downloads. New and virtual console titles. New
store looks improved for Nintendo. Don’t know if it’ll be the psn
store, but definitely better than before.
-$250! Not 300.
-March 27 launch.
150 ds stations. I’mma go play!
And that’s all I wrote! Spoilers: Kid Icarus DOES control like crap. More in this series as soon as I can.