When you’re a fan of both video games and saving bunches of money, it’s easy to feel conflicted about E3, the annual videogame expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With each new game and hardware reveal, the anticipation builds – and so does the potential cost of owning it all. But for the few days of the expo, getting lost in the spectacle of it all is almost as exciting as saving people money on car insurance.
While there weren’t any new console reveals this year, there was plenty of new technology. Both Microsoft and Nintendo will be putting screens into gamers’ hands, hoping to extend gaming and entertainment experiences off of the TV. Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console will include a tablet-like controller with a touchscreen that’s nearly as big as me! Microsoft’s solution may be more manageable in size for geckos like me, allowing gamers to use any mobile device, from cell phones to tablets, as a secondary screen for the console.
The other big story this year? Games. Every company, even the “big three” of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, showed off brand new games and footage meant to make a strong statement: “Our games are the best.” So, with the press conferences and demos all over, who won this year’s E3? Who knows – once we all get our hands on this stuff, the only things we’ll remember are the games.blog comments powered by Disqus