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E3 2011 Nintendo Press Conference Live Blog


Posted on June 7th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, Today's Specials, Videogames, Wii. 36 comments

Are you ready for details on Nintendo’s next home console? How about information on the future of the 3DS? Any classic Nintendo franchises you want to see make a comeback? How do you think Nintendo of America’s new executive — the Dial soap guy — will do? Let’s see together in this Nintendo press conference live blog!





  • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

    My technology am working this morning! Please joinz me!!!

  • Lunias

    I'm watching it now.

  • RRODizHere

    Why is the American translator guy talking over the Japanese guy? I can't understand a word neither one of them are saying.

  • Iceman

    The live blog thing isn't working for me. Am I too late?

    -M

    • bsukenyan

      it's still going on. don't know how much longer the press event is going to last though.

  • Big Blak

    Damn I wish I didn't catch it so late!

  • Lunias

    That conference was, of course, better than the big Microsoft's conference. The announcements weren't as good as Sony's (except Smash Bros), but they presented it very well.

    • bsukenyan

      Nintendo always puts on a good presentation. I really liked the Nintendo event, but I don't know that I can say it was ebtter than Microsoft's. I am more likely to purchase some of the games shown at the Microsoft event, despite how much Nintendo entertained me. I will probably purchase some of those games eventually, but I think Microsofot games will be done so first. If I know I'm going to buy games shown at the Microsoft press event first then I don't think I can say Nintendo won this year overall.

      • Lunias

        Most of the interesting announcements were the 3DS's 1st party support. That's why I liked it better than Microsoft.

  • smartguy

    I'm not to hip with the new Wii. The stick placement looks bad and they didn't show any 1st party support.

    If I want a handheld I'll use a dedicated handheld or iPad.

    Pass

  • Lunias

    Assassin's Creed creator was just asked "What do you think about Nintendo's new console's name?" His answer? "No comment". Thank you, Ubisoft.

  • redtailman

    im really confused all this hype for a controller?

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      The controller is part of a new system. I can see the new system here, but they didn't show it in the presentation.

  • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

    Pikmin will be the first first-party Wii U game.

    • smartguy

      Really? I'm not too crazy about Pikmin. Oh well.

      • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

        It makes total sense for the controller.

  • SlickyFats

    Watch This:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-nintend

    Can't take the controller into any other room and use.

    Also the Sizzle reel of games with Nintendo is from the 360 & PS3

    • smartguy

      That's interesting. Really puts a hole in some of the other stuff I read that said it can be played away from the TV set. haha.

      Kinda feels they announced this a bit too early unless it is coming out in early 2012.

      • SlickyFats

        I feel like the entire press conference was too misleading now. Nintendo's just dropped into last for me, just because they were so sneaky.

      • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

        I never got the impression that you could play too far away from the Wii U console. I'm not sure why people thought otherwise.

        • smartguy

          I dunno. Like I mentioned earlier…putting your game on the controller as opposed to the 4 figure HDTV on your set up is a no go for me. It is not a selling point to me.

        • SlickyFats

          He makes it sound like it has to be pointed at it to get it to work. I was hoping for….."Hey kids take that into the other room" type thing.

          Does it work via IR, WiFi, or bluetooth? If it is IR I am going to go ahead a deem it worthless because the arm of the couch would kill it. If it is the either of the other 2 why can't I take it elsewhere.

          • Big Blak

            I hear that, the Turtle Beach X4's use IR tech and if I'm not sitting in directly in front of the base (tower/receiver/transmitter, w/e) the sound quality drops tenfold.

  • smartguy

    @Ray

    Question: Do they have more than one of these controllers working on a single console? Or is it one of the fancy controllers and a bunch of shaky wii motes?

    • SlickyFats

      I was wondering the same thing. All of the demos showed it with just 1.

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      No, it's one controller per console. Nintendo's booth is way too crowded for anything else. The lines for Wii U are already over an hour. Managing multiple people per console would be difficult for the wranglers.

      • smartguy

        Just curious. I'm more interested to see how the new tech works with itself as opposed to 5 year old Wii Motes.

        • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

          It's a great thought, but the tech is still early and the E3 setup makes it difficult to show.

  • SlickyFats

    @Ray

    Do you know how the Wii U controller connects?

  • SlickyFats

    From Neoseeker.com

    "The Wii U "tablet" controller will reportedly not be sold separately at retail."

  • SlickyFats

    Reuters says Nintendo stock dropped by 6.5% after the Press Conference to a new 6 year low…..interesting when investors don’t like what you are putting out there.

    • smartguy

      Netflix stock dropped nearly $10 when MS announced YouTube on the 360

      • SlickyFats

        Do I have to have a Gold account for Youtube on 360 also?

        • smartguy

          Be reasonable Slicky. Of course you will

          • SlickyFats

            Lol. Thats what I was afraid of. That is pretty much the reason I never turn my 360 on. I just can't stand to pay the extra. And it isn't that its MS its just I never know what my mood will be from you month to the next. I hate paying for things I don't use. Speaking of, Netflix may be on its way back out my door. I used it a lot for a week, now I feel like I am out of things to watch.

    • Big Blak

      I wonder if Nintendo stock dropped after the announcement of the Wii.