WoW! It’s E3 time again. The 377 days since the last E3 seem to have whooshed by — don’t you agree?
Today is Day One and Microsoft already made all their announcements at their keynote yesterday afternoon. They revealed the Xbox 360 Slim, Kinect (code named Project Natal), and a slew of games for the Xbox 360.
If you’re not a gamer, then take note that the gaming industry has just as many rumors and leaks as the technology industry — albeit probably not as widely circulated as Apple rumors.
This year the hot items are definitely Microsoft’s and Sony’s 3D motion controllers; the Kinect and Move, respectively. They’re basically like a Nintendo Wiimote controller with more advanced tracking sensors. No doubt there will be demonstrations of these two devices all throughout E3.
With the obsession of 3D in the cinema and television industries I reckon there’s going to be some introduction of 3D gaming on 3D televisions. Talk about interactive!
We’ll keep an eye on E3 and update this post with any sweet videos that come out of the event.
Update 1: June 24th, 2010
Here’s an interview Joystiq had at E3 with Shuhei Yoshida, President Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios:
There’s tons of game trailers out from E3 and you can see them on Joystiq’s video page. My favorites are Sonic 4: Episode One and Gran Turismo 5.
Update 2: June 28th, 2010
The Game Show did a really great job of recapping E3 2010 in this episode:
There’s a bit of swearing in this video, so take caution blaring it on your speakers.
You can find much more videos from E3 by searching the E3 tag on Viddler.
If you have an event coming up or have covered one recently and would like us to give it a mention on the Viddler Blog, then send me a message and tell me all about it.