I made a quick change to my video game news page - it's hard to keep up with everything pouring out of E3 right now. All the big console stuff is out there, next will be the hands on experiences and the new titles coming out.
The good news for me is that I get to take part in that hands on experience.
There's some pretty huge coverage of the Nintendo press conference over on Engadget but what I'm interested in first is the nuts and bolts of the Revolution.
Wow, sounds like there are some technical problems at the LA Convention Centre (where E3 is hosted). GameSpot's coverage is offline, saying instead "Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Conevention Center is currently experiencing a partial power and Internet outage. " Looks like they should be back up soon. I hope they've got it sorted out before I get there tomorrow morning.
Of course it's built on the Doom 3 engine. Quake 4 should be the obvious next thing, but I guess I wasn't expecting it because I haven't been waiting on it. I've spent a lot of time on Quake 3 - the GeForce3 was the first time I'd bought a video card on the bleeding edge. It made the game flow. That, a well-configured Microsoft Strategic Commander and some scotch to sip... that's a fine evening shaping up.
Okay, enough with the silliness. The PS3 specs are out there far enough to get a little salivation going, even if I am old and embittered. Read on for my highlights.
I'm trying to reason through the logic here. Joystiq has a pic you have to see to get me here. It's not the one of the shiny PS3. There's a pic of a journalist trying to get in to the PS3 press conference. For some reason, this person they thought they'd be assured entry if they could impress the people at the door. What happened 12 seconds before this picture? "Look, I can do a pushup with one foot above my head, you've got to let me in!"
I'll fly out into this mayhem tomorrow night. Can't wait.
Skimming through the findings of my E3 news page, I found an interesting article over on Wired. It's a recap of what's expected to be seen and not seen from the console vendors at E3. I'm looking forward to seeing what the Xbox 360 can do - some titles are expected to be playable there already.
Note to self: check out GameSpot's E3 Challenge
next week. Some Unreal Tournament 2k4 pro player is going to be at E3 to compete with attendees. I don't think I'm up to the challenge, but I definitely have to see the game. Of all the games I've played this year, I think I've spent the most time on Unreal. For all the hours I've wasted, you'd think I'd be a little better at it.
Just nine days to go. I don't take off until the evening of the 18th, but I can't wait. Although I get just as excited about the trip and time in Los Angeles as I do about E3, I've been doing some reading on what I can expect to see there.