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E3 Events

May 8th, 2006 at 12:07 am by The Missing Link

So begins the madness. Here are the events going down:

Sony Press Conference: Monday, May 8, 7pm EDT/4pm PDT
Nintendo Press Conference: Tuesday, May 9, 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT
Microsoft Press Conference: Tuesday, May 9, 3pm EDT/12noon PDT
Actual E3 Event: Wednesday-Friday, May 10-12

Even if you’re not fans of Sony or Microsoft, I urge you to pay attention to updates that will come from them. Just in case you’ve forgotten, as cool as the DS and the Wii are, if Sony and Microsoft outplay Nintendo’s hand, well… that’s still a bad sign. I will try to post quick rundowns of all three press conferences here on the ‘Blog. (Remember, if the ‘Blog goes down, please check The Grand Adventures for updates.)

I’ll be live-blogging the Nintendo conference here (or at TGA). There will be a live webcast over at Nintendo’s E3 website, so you might want to tune into that.

As a quick rundown, I’ve gotten out my Bomber’s Notebook once again to see what the future might hold for us at E3. My gut instinct tells us to expect the following:

  • Launch date of Twilight Princess
  • A new trailer video for Twilight Princess
  • Gameplay footage of Twilight Princess from the E3 show floor
  • Approximate launch date of Phantom Hourglass
  • Gameplay footage of Phantom Hourglass from the E3 show floor
  • Launch date and price of Wii
  • In-depth demonstrations of how the Wii controller will be used
  • Gameplay footage of Mario, Smash Bros., Metroid, and some new mascot
  • Launch date for PS3… maybe the price point as well
  • A handful of games and demos for the PS3, but not many
  • Xbox 360 games a-plenty

So far, my New Year’s predictions have totally bombed. Maybe these will be slightly better! :D

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8 Messages from the Gossip Stones about “E3 Events”

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    E3 Will be da bomb!!!!

    Wii will rock you!!!!!

    Thanks for the live blogging of nintendo TML.

    Hope we will see some Revolution sigh, Wii games at E3 this year.

    Why does Sony get its own day while Nintendo & Microsoft have to share?

    Just under a day until E3… can’t wait.

    In reality, many people suffer stress from Christmas and other gifting holidays, but in the Internet, many people (including most of us) are suffering stress from E3 (how do you guys do that little three next to the E?) And today, is Sony day, and I’ll wait for Nintendo tomorrow (heheh, that rhymes), and I’m not exactly sure if we got g4tv.

    Hyrulian Hero said:

    In reality, many people suffer stress from Christmas and other gifting holidays, but in the Internet, many people (including most of us) are suffering stress from E3

    Amen to that!! I am jumping up and down so much that my computer is wobbling.. heh.. cant wait!!! :D

    Robert-UK said:

    Why does Sony get its own day while Nintendo & Microsoft have to share?

    It starts later (7 p.m. ETD/4 p.m. PTD) than Nintendo or Microsoft do. I’m sure that each conference runs around the same time.

    My anxiety for E3 is like blowing up a balloon: it keeps growing and growing until you put too much in it, and then…

    Robert-UK said:

    Why does Sony get its own day while Nintendo & Microsoft have to share?

    They always pick their own days. Usually Microsoft goes on Monday.