E3 2k9 Day 2

by · June 3, 2009

Apologies in advance for the short update. Have to get this done before heading out for day 3!

Nintendo Briefing.

The Cammie and Reggie show took the stage for a press conf that was a lot better than last years disaster, but still pretty poor to be honest. The two obvious highlights were the announcements of Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: The Other M (developed by Team Ninja). Both are probably going to be top notch, but neither of them is hitting this year, leaving us with New Super Mario Bros Wii. Which looked like a SNES game that has had a lick of paint for the Wii to be honest.

Sony.

Lets get one thing clear here – Sony has the BEST software line up of any 1st party. Period. No argument.

The following kick ass titles were shown:
Uncharted 2
Gran Turismo 5
God of War 3
The Last Guardian

Each of the above games are going to be triple A quality and given the right marketing and PR from Sony, each could be a system selling game.

Sony also showed the 256 player shooter title MAG, which is still leaving me cold to be honest, and ModNation Racers, which while it looks better than Microsofts Avatar Racing, still looks kind of meh to me.

Sony also announced the PSP GO, which looked kind of snazzy until the $250 price tag was added, making it the same price as a Wii!

I won’t go into my thoughts on the motion control system right now, other than to stay it looked like a rather popular sex toy known as a Violet Wand.

Sony’s presser had the content, but not the style. It was disjointed, overlong and how a game like ModNation Racers was shown while Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time was not is beyond me. That is my PR side talking BTW.

K, I am out and off to the show! Today I am seeing Harmonix / MTV Square Enix & Sony Online amongst others, and I will be updating via the Twitter (@annoyedgamer).

Later folks!

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