E3 link dump

Yay for super late E3 wrap-up posts! E3 2009 happened and there was quite a bit to be excited about. Nat covered a few of the things, but here is some of what caught my eye:

Super Mario Galaxy 2

It’s not secret that I am a HUGE fan of both New Super Mario Brothers on the DS and Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii, so it’s no surprise that I’m excited to see a new New Super Mario Bros. on the Wii (game play video) and of course Super Mario Galaxy 2 (game play video). The return of Yoshi will make my kids happy (they love Super Mario World on my old SNES) and the multiplayer for NSMB looks like a blast.

On the 360 front, the new last.fm integration is intriguing. While I’m a big fan of Twitter (and Facebook to a lesser extent), I’m not sure if I’m excited about the integration there. Time will tell. Game-wise, I’m a Forza Fan, so Forza Motor Sports 3 (game play video) is probably a day-one purchase for me. Because I’m also a Halo-whore, Halo: ODST will also be picked up at some point. Nat highlighted the Crackdown 2 trailer. No need to say anything more about that. I’m ready for some new Splinter Cell. It’s been too long. I’m still not sold on Natal.

As far as PC gaming goes, I’m reluctant to commit to anything other than fearing how terribly addicted I could become to playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (hands-on). That is looking extremely polished and pretty much full of pure awesomeness.

And wrapping everything up is my surprise hit of the show, Scribblenauts on the DS. This game is going to be a blast. It’s got keyboard cat, people!


  1. Scribblenauts has been on my radar for quite some time now and it’s great to see it getting its due at E3. Between it and Professor Layton 2, this summer/fall will be a great time to own a DS.

  2. E3 is so much hype that I can’t bring forth any real emotion about Natal until I see them do something with it. It’s very easy to say you’re going to be innovative or revolutionary, an entirely different thing to actually live up to those claims.

    Other than that, a lot of promising games except that I knew about a lot of them before E3. I was sorely disappointed that we didn’t get a new trailer for Alpha Protocol out of E3, they recycled the same one that had already been out on X-Box Live.

    Hopefully they’ll release some more details on Crackdown 2. They didn’t see to even acknowledge the ending of the last game.

  3. @Brock – I have no idea how I’ve missed Scribblenauts up until now. I’m looking forward to seeing what all they pack in to the game.

    @Jason – Microsoft has convinced a lot of people they’re on to something. Now we wait.

    As far as Crackdown 2 goes, what little I’ve seen leads me to believe this might be a sequel in name only.

  4. Considering Crackdown 2, in the trailer I saw hints of the fact he’s an agent and he’s on his own.

    That would make sense. He’s rogue from what he created, but still concerned with cleaning up the city.

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