The Missing Link
[UPDATE: Added webmasters to the list of who will be attending E3.]
It’s about that time, my friends. E3 is nigh upon us, only a week away. Next Monday, Microsoft and Sony will be unveiling their plans for the next year, and Square and Nintendo will follow suit Tuesday. This will be followed, of course, by a three-day fury of hands-on reviews, revealing interviews, and video montages of all your favourite consoles and games across the Internet. Every website on the planet that covers video games will be posting updates. For those of you who are veterans with E3, it’ll be a lot of fun; for those of you new this year, well… it’ll still be a lot of fun, but you’ll be winded after the week!
While I’m not heading off to LA for the big event out west, I’m hoping to stay home from work next Tuesday and do a live-blog (or however much of a live-blog I can do) here at ZeldaBlog. Should the unthinkable happen and the ‘Blog go down from the number of hits (gosh, I hope not), I’ll abandon ship and update over at The Grand Adventures. (Flexibility is the name of the game!)
There will be several Zelda webmasters live on the scene next week in LA. Webmasters that are will be reporting live from LA are:
(Webmasters, if I’ve missed you, please E-mail me and I’ll add you to the list.)
Now even then, the major news outlets such as IGN, GameSpot, Joystiq, and 1up should be on your list to check out. They’ll have tons of staff on scene to report as well as staff at home to write articles and post media, although they most certainly won’t be sharing the local community’s enthusiasm! (Or so the story goes, right?!)
However, since there will be so much happening, you’re libel to waste hours on reading each article completely through. As such, in order to save time, I recommend using a feed aggregator. For those of you who don’t know what a feed aggregator is, most websites these days produce “feeds”, which are essentially the headlines of all their articles along with a short summary of the articles. Aggregators will take in feeds from multiple sites and give you a listing of all the headlines from a variety of sources. This way, you can easily weed through all of the articles you don’t want to read while catching all of the ones you do want to read.
Now because I’m a nice guy (actually, it’s because I want to stay up to date while I’m at work!), I’ve already done a good bit of the homework and started to pull together many of the feeds from various sites. If you have an aggregator of your own, you’ll find below feeds that I’ve assembled from several sites so you can stay up to date. (Just add the Atom links below.) If you don’t have an aggregator (or can’t figure out how to make one), don’t worry! The service I’m using, Google Reader, allows you to see my feeds on the web. (You’ll want the HTML links below.)
All of the feeds below are aggregated from IGN, GameSpot, 1up, and Joystiq unless otherwise mentioned. (Just so you don’t double-include a source somewhere!)
Companies (Each of these feeds combines all news from all platforms pertaining to the company)
Systems - Nintendo
Systems - Sony
Systems - Microsoft
Zelda (No direct feeds; will be aggregated by hand as I find articles in the other feeds. As such, this will be updated much slower than the other feeds)
General E3 (Hits from Google News and Yahoo News searching for “E3″, just in case something gets missed)
46 Messages from the Gossip Stones about “Countdown to E3”
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