Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thoughts About E3

Looks like lots of cool stuff is debuting at E3 this year. One day I'll figure out a way to go and check out this stuff live, but for now I'm stuck reading about it. This is by no means a full collection of what has debuted, but it's just stuff that I've personally found interesting for various reason.

Kinect for XBox 360 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect)
The motion sensors and camera don't require a controller. The demo videos I've seen look like it picks everything up pretty smooth. Gamestop has is for pre-order at $149, so it's not cheap, but it really could be a lot of fun. (Looks like the scheduled release is November 2010)

Kirby's Epic Yarn (for Nintendo Wii)
This is probably the thing I was most excited about. The screenshots looked awesome, and made me think of Super Paper Mario, in that it's a familiar character, but a very unique look for the world. I'm looking forward to more details on the story and gameplay. Due out in October, it can already be pre-ordered from Amazonby clicking here.

Yoostar 2 (http://www.yoostar2.com)
I've posted plenty of my Yoostar videos on this site, and Yoostar 2 is the next step. Instead of being PC or Mac based, this is going to be on XBox 360 and PS3 using the Kinect and Playstation Move. The game doesn't require a green screen, and looks to have a scoring system, so there will be an actual game to it instead of just the acting. Also, checking out the list of movies that will have scenes is getting me really excited about this.

Nintendo 3DS (http://e3.nintendo.com/3ds/)
Yet another awesome new toy that I really don't need, but I can't wait to see. The screen will be in 3-D, without the need for glasses. I am really excited to see how this looks.

Playstation Move (http://us.playstation.com/ps3/playstation-move/)
Playstation's motion sensor system. It looks pretty cool, although since I have an XBox, this isn't quite as exciting to me. Also available for pre-order at Gamestop. (Looks like the schedule release is September 2010)

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