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The Gameological Liveblog: Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference

The Gameological Liveblog: Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference

It’s-a them, Nintendo executives!

By John Teti • June 5, 2012

The liveblogging train reaches its final stop at the Nokia Theatre, where Nintendo holds its E3 2012 press conference. Nintendo has always benefited from a mutual arrangement among the three major console makers in which it gets to hold its press event last—right as the E3 show floor opens. But that privilege may be in jeopardy after Nintendo’s smooth move this year: The company streamed a pre-E3 video to the internet on Sunday, announcing a number of new details about its upcoming Wii U console. I can’t imagine Sony and Microsoft took kindly to Nintendo’s attempt to be both the alpha and omega of E3 2012. As usual, I’ll have commentary throughout the event, which is expected to focus on new games for the Wii U.

 

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8 Responses to “The Gameological Liveblog: Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference”

  1. Binsbein says:

    Those fireworks at the end of Nintendo’s conference were our hopes turning into nothing. Wow.

    Good year to upgrade your PC!

    • Merve says:

      Literally all Nintendo had to do was show trailers and gameplay footage for a bunch of Wii U games. That’s it. That’s all. And they couldn’t even do that.

    • Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

      I usually stick to PC + nintendo console. I have my wii modded and there’s some kinda cool homebrew apps I put on it. I’d love to see what the modders will do with the WiiU. That said, I’ll definitely wait for a price drop. 

      I’m waiting for a 3DS redesign (hopefully with much better battery life) before I pick one of those up, even though I’m pretty tempted to get one now.

  2. Electric Dragon says:

    Bad News: we missed out on British Game Shows this week because of crappy E3 pressers.

    Good News: this week’s edition would have been Cleverdicks.

  3. sirslud says:

    I’m a rather long in the tooth Nintendo fan, and wow was that press conference underwhelming. The apologist in me has absolutely nothing to say.

    I think enough developers got burned by the Wii simply because the pipeline and capabilities were so different than xbox/ps3 that it ended up not being financially worth it to add in the Wii as a down-targeted platform for AAA titles. I can’t break NDAs or anything, but I don’t think this will be the case with the WiiU.

    But yeah, clearly Nintendo is still happy to print their own money and that press conference still strongly suggests they don’t get 3rd party … *throws a chair* … developers, developers, developers. I still have strong hopes for the platform. I just hope they ain’t painting themselves into a corner.