Month: May 2005

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AftEr3: Press Conference Ponderings

Speaking of Nintendo’s press conference, this year’s was the first major first-party E3 press conference that I have attended. Some thoughts on the experience. Nintendo was the only console manufacturer whose press conference I could get into. I’ve already blogged about the problems others allegedly had getting in to Sony’s conference, and I hear that […]

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AftEr3: Wood, Nintendo, and the G4 Marketing Machine

I’m back, and ready to blaze through all my notes and thoughts from E3. First on the docket is G4’s Tina Wood appearing at Nintendo’s press conference. If you didn’t witness this spectacle yourself, you can watch it on Gamespot. Tina is introduced about 23 minutes in by everyone’s favorite cult of personality, Nintendo Chief […]

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Tina

First on the docket is G4’s Tina Wood appearing at Nintendo’s press conference. If you didn’t witness this spectacle yourself, you can watch it on Gamespot. Tina is introduced about 23 minutes in by everyone’s favorite cult of personality REggie Fils-Aime, who said, “We thought maybe an outside perspective would help illustrate [Nintendogs], so we’ve […]

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We'll Be Back After This

Didja miss me? Sorry for the long post-E3 quiet period. Between the show, the parties, writing for NPR and GameMethod (great guys, by the way), battling jet lag, making up for a week’s worth of missed work at my day job, losing my home Internet connection temporarily, planning for Memorial day, and so forth, it […]

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The Swag Ratings

You might think that E3 is all about the games, but based on the bags full of stuff that everyone lugs back on their plane rides, that might be a little naive. It’s really all about grabbing everything that isn’t nailed down! Here’s my unofficial ranking of E3 swag, broken down into general categories. Stuff […]

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E3 Journal: Scenes from Day 1

What a day. Between the running around meeting developers and playing games for GameMethod.com, I managed to take some notes on things of interest for VGO readers. A lot of game journalists no doubt started the day pissed when they found out that a power outage knocked out the media registration area, forcing those without […]

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E3 Journal: Party Hard Party Hard Party Hard

When I got to the Golden Gopher at 6 p.m. sharp (yes, I’m a big nerd) no one else was there. By the time I left at 9 p.m., I had met roughly two dozen of the greatest game journalists around. Thanks to Adam Jacobson, Mike Musgrove, Marty Poulin, Joel Johnson, Brian Crecente, Tim Stevens, […]

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Nintendo's Other Revolution

Practically buried in Nintendo’s E3 press kit and completely missing from the press conference was word that the big N is revamping its signature Nintendo Power magazine with a new look and new content. Renowned designer Roger Black will be lending his talents to the magazine starting with the July issue to create an “edgier […]

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Quote of the E3 Moment

“We interrupt our regularly scheduled weekly newsletter to bring you this important announcement: ‘AAAUUUGGGHHH! E3!’”-From Gamespot’s Weekly Newsletter

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The Revolution is Broke!

Who broke it? USA Today’s Steven Kent did, with a story in this morning’s edition coming ahead of the 9 a.m. Pacific press conference. You may remember that Kent broke the story of the Nintendo DS for USA Today just over a year ago today. Hey, Nintendo… save some for the rest of us, huh? […]

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