Things are going to be somewhat quiet around here over the next week. With the forthcoming onslaught of information and booth babes that E3 brings with it, the signal-to-noise ratio goes way down, to almost imperceptible levels, rendering any discussion moot for a while. While I eat up all the information that accompanies the cacophony, I don’t buy in to much of the hype. I’m excited to see what Nintendo has to show off (starting this morning!) and all the new games make my inner-nerd twitter in anticipation, but I’ve always got my guard up, lest I be let down yet again.
All that being said, I’m anxious to see people’s reactions to the Wii controller. I certainly hope it lives up to its hype. I also hope Nintendo has some more concrete plans about their online gaming service. I’d love to see them offer something similar to Xbox Live with Gamerscores and the Live Arcade. There are so many possibilities that they could do with their download service. And will there be Wii/DS connectivity? I wouldn’t be surprised. I also wouldn’t be surprised if their presentation starts of with, “Wii were just kidding. It’s not called the Wii. It’s still the Revolution.” And I stand by my other prediction that Zelda will be a Wii-only release. That would be fine by me.
On the gaming front, I can still be found in the EVE-Online universe, ridding the galaxy of bad guys, one pirate at a time. I’m also very excited to see that the New Super Mario Bros. game is getting rave reviews. The return to 2D is very exciting. I think this will be my next pick up. I’ll be out of town this weekend, visiting with the in-laws, so that means lots of NCAA 2006. With details leaking out about 2007, I figure it’s time I get my money’s worth out of 2006.