This year was the first where I wasn’t live watching the E3 keynotes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Turns out I didn’t really miss out. Nintendo’s show was especially disappointing. How can you make a press conference about a brand new, innovative new game console that comes out by the end of the year so unbelievable boring and serious? Reggie Fils-Aime is partly to blame as his “I came to take names and kick ass” attitute that worked great some years ago when Nintendo was in desperate shape just doesn’t work out anymore. He’s selling innovation and fun as if he’s giving us the headsup on his war on terror in the middle east. Why Reggie? You are announcing new games for a next gen console, which, by next year’s E3 is already half a year old and standing in the shadow of Sony’s and Microsoft’s next gen announcements.
Sony and Microsoft did much better in that area, with a solid presentation and good exclusives. No surprises anywhere, but thats almost impossible to achieve anyway in times where even the smallest rumors get blown out of proportion on the net.