The big E3

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | 02:07 AM | by
I can't believe E3 is only two weeks away. With the expo so close, lots of information is starting to fly about what companies will be showing at the event, and there are some great titles I'm looking forward to checking out. I think it will also be interesting to see games that were unveiled at last year's E3 near completion this year.

As I mentioned previously, I'm super psyched about trying out the revolution controller. Nintendo has always been about pushing the envelope with input devices in video games, and the Revolution controller is a big gamble. It could be an awful disaster, or the greatest "revolution" in video games since Pong. Who knows. Well, in a couple of weeks I'll have my official opinion on it at least.

While last year I went in an unofficial capacity, this year I'll be on the job. I'll bring my laptop with me, and provide news from the expo. I should also have assistance in the form of my first CADMedia staffer, who will also be attending.

The new Ghouls n' Ghosts for the PSP will be shown, and I'm looking forward to seeing it.

I'm saddened that Starcraft: Ghost has been indefinitely delayed, since I was fortunate enough to play it in a 4v4 multiplayer match last year and it was lots of fun.

On the MMO front, I'll make it a point to check out the Conan MMO, and definitely Vanguard. And I wouldn't be at all surprised if Blizzard chose E3 to finally announce the new alliance race for WoW.

Speaking of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, if you're looking for a beta spot, Computer Games magazine can help you out.

I got a lost of response to my mention that I'd be playing CoV. While I appreciate that so many people want to group with us, we're really looking for a relaxing, casual sort of game experience, so we won't be giving out our server/hero names.

However, I will hold a City of Heroes GameDay this weekend. On Saturday, we'll create some characters on a random server, and goof off in classic GameDay tradition. As far as I know, there isn't a free trial for City of Heroes, so this one is solely for people that already play.

I'll post more details as the weekend nears.

CoV/CoH Free Trial

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | 11:28 AM | by
Ok, there actually is a free trial for CoV out there. You have to register with that website, but I am under the impression that it's free, and no credit cards are involved.

So I think I'll change the GameDay to CoV, so that more people can participate.

You have got to be kidding Mii

Thursday, April 27, 2006 | 12:51 PM | by
The Revolution's official name is "Wii"?

"Introducing ... Wii. As in "we." While the code-name "Revolution" expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else. Wii will put people more in touch with their games ... and each other. But you're probably asking: What does the name mean?"

"Wii sounds like 'we,' which emphasizes this console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii."

"Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play. And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd."

"So that's Wii. But now Nintendo needs you. Because, it's really not about you or me. It's about Wii. And together, Wii will change everything."


Oh god, the Wii jokes

Thursday, April 27, 2006 | 01:10 PM | by
Now I can play with my Wii all night long.

Will we be able to connect our Wiis to someone else's Wii using wifi?

Suddenly that sex toy controller makes so much sense...

This is such a crime.