E3 is up there with CES and MWC as one of the defining events of the tech world’s year. I understand that if you don’t really like games, this might seem a little melodramatic. But if you’re a fan, it’s one of the most exciting events in the world.
Getting underway on Tuesday, the event has been typically awesome so far. So what have been the most exciting revelations this year?
The most obvious place to start is probably with the Wii U – the latest console from Japanese gaming giant Nintendo. With the machine due out in time for Christmas this year, E3 is Nintendo’s chance to show off just what it’s capable of.
Nintendo wasted no time in showing event-goers what they had all been waiting for – a first look at the finished controller.
People, myself included, certainly had their doubts about how it would actually work, and whether there was actually any point in it. But we needn’t have worried. The controller looks great, and new games such as Pikmin 3 and Nintendo Land make use of the mini-screen sublimely.
At the Microsoft conference, the show-stealing Halo 4 stood out from what was a very impressive crowd. With a gameplay trailer of epic proportions, Microsoft gave us some tantalising titbits of new information about the game, which is due for release on 6th November.
There had been disappointment when it became clear there would be no PS4 or Xbox 720 this year, but Nintendo has kept everyone more than satisfied. Who needs next-gen when we’ve got Mario and friends?