Nintendo E3 2010 Predictions

What I have learned from Nintendo’s Press Conferences is to never laugh at whatever ridiculous looking piece of plastic they decide to bring on the stage. When Nintendo showed the Vitality Sensor last summer, everyone was thinking “Why the hell would I want to monitor my heart rate”, however I wouldn’t lose faith in Nintendo just yet.

What I don’t expect to see is any new 3D Mario or Metroid game since they have either been released or are going to release very soon. What I am hoping for is the 3DS to blow my mind, and immediately make me start saving to purchase a new handheld. Unlike its competitors, Nintendo has always done an excellent job of keep their surprises secrets, which is why Nintendo’s Press Conferences turn out to be the most shocking of the three.

Microsoft E3 2010 Predictions

What makes Microsoft’s press conferences the most entertaining to watch is the handful of celebrities that take the stage, and try to act like they know what’s going on. But my favourite part is when Peter Molyneux or Cliff Bleszinski starts describing their company’s game, which always manages to sound invigorating and revolutionary.

Peter Molyneux is probably the most convincing person in the world, so convincing that he could probably make you pay $150 for Natal and Milo. After dominating the hardcore console space for the last few years, Sony has come from behind and delivered a library full of excellent games in 2009. At this point it’s hard to predict what Microsoft is keeping a secret, but I do have some ideas of what we can expect at their press conference.

Sony E3 2010 Predictions

My favourite part about June is counting down the days until the start of E3, which is always exciting to watch especially when you skip school with a friend, just to experience the press conferences live. This year is just so happens that I have exams on the same days as the press conferences, but fortunately the E3 conferences begin after the exam time.

Since I always have expectations and predictions for what is going to be featured at each press conference, it seemed suitable to write down my predictions and see how accurate the results are. Tackling one conference at a time, I’ll begin with my Sony predictions which mostly end with the number two.

Now Playing: Mario Galaxy 2

To be honest, all I knew about Mario Galaxy 2 was that it was coming out sometime this year. When I found out that it was going to be on store shelves this May, I was both excited and sad because there are so many great titles out this month, such as Red Dead Redemption and Alan Wake.

Will the EA Sports Online Pass work?

The one thing that publishers have tried to combat for many years is the used video game market, but each of their attempts proved ineffective. Electronic Arts has recently revealed that all new EA Sports games will include an EA Online Pass which would allow that person to play online, to hopefully prevent consumers from buying used games.

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