Monday, June 14, 2010
E3 2010 Impressions Day One
E3 has officially just kicked off at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Microsoft started the press conferences off. There are always lots of announcements of hardware and software with many surprises that await.
-Gears of War 3 4-player co-op play demo
-Call of Duty: Black Ops demo
-New trailers of Fable III and Metal Gear Rising
-Xbox 360 Slim hardware looks nice
-Project Natal(Kinect) hardware is awesome!!
-New titles for Project Natal(Kinect) hardware displayed are very similar to Wii titles we have already seen (Wii Sports, Wii Fit, etc.)
-No price point announced for Kinect
-The momentum started great then just fell flat with all the talk about Kinect
Overall, I was very disappointed with Microsoft's E3 press event and I'm hoping tomorrow that Sony and Nintendo will deliver much better showings. I like the hardware of Kinect but the launch titles don't impress me thus far and I will need some better games to even consider a purchase. It was clear Microsoft was catering towards the casual market as Nintendo has been doing since the launch of the Wii. The core gamers had some good games like Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Gears of War 3 but no major new announcements and all the games at the conference we had already seen at other events or they had been announced.
I will post my impressions of Ubisoft and EA conferences shortly!!