So E3, the big gaming to-do where all of the companies announce their new titles, is happening right now. Nintendo had the floor today, and since they are Nintendo, they didn't really talk about much that wasn't connected to an already-existing property of theirs - they announced a new Zelda, a new Donkey Kong Country, a new Kirby, and a new Kid Icarus
Gamers, feast your eyes on the new PlayStation Move. Does it remind you of anything? Just kidding -- the PSmove was bound to look a bit like a Wii-mote and nunchuck. The main difference is the lack of a wire connecting the two pieces (nice!). The PSMove works with the PlayStation Eye camera, and it'll be released in late 2010.
Oh, Nintendo. You have simply got to stop doing shit like this. It is possible to take interactive gaming too far.
You want gamer parents to put that wonderful vibrating wii-mote inside a baby doll (let's not even start on that one) and give it to their little daughters to play with? Creepy child pregnancy implications aside, what the crap is up with that baby's deadened Uncanny Valley eyes? Plus the extensive make-up on the little girl's cheeks make her look more like a fevered cult victim than a rosy-faced, innocent gamer-to-be.
Today, Microsoft opened the first in a chain of retail stores designed to mimic the success of the Apple Stores.
Mac and PC users alike arched their eyebrows when this was announced. PC users just don't have the same fanboyish love of Microsoft that Mac users have for Apple. Microsoft is status quo, not something to shout about.
When you’re done reading Mitch Krpata’s review of Uncharted 2 for this week, you should head over to his blog and check out his two follow-up posts about the game.
In other video-game-related news, apparently Dead Space: Extraction sold an embarrassingly low 9,000 copies in its first week of release.
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