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Samus is back and looking good in 3D  (Source: ArsTechnica)

Solid Snake in 3D? Nintendo's keynote felt like Christmas.  (Source: Spill)

The Nintendo 3DS looks sweet -- there's an impressive array of launch titles in the works -- and it comes with gorgeous graphics, network-connected gameplay, and a 3D camera module.  (Source: ArsTechnica)

Kid Icarus 3D is another Nintendo 3DS title to lust after.  (Source: ArsTechnica)

Nintendo's star video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Zelda, was on hand to show off a new Wii Zelda title.  (Source: Giant Bomb)

Zelda: Skyward Sword adds freeform combat.  (Source: Giant Bomb)
Nintendo silences the competition with a killer lineup

Nintendo's rise to the top in the latest round of console wars was nothing sort of shocking.  When the brand suffered through the Gamecube era, many people wrote the company off.  However, with the launch of the Wii and Nintendo DS, Nintendo flattened the competition in terms of profitability and console sales.

Now, at Nintendo's annual E3 keynote, the company has unveiled an upcoming lineup that's nothing short of stunning.  Leading the way is the Nintendo 3DS.  The 3DS reinvents the handheld.  Why has 3D TVs and gaming failed to catch on?  "It's the glasses, " complains Reggie Fils-Aime.

There are no glasses to be seen with the 3DS.  Gorgeous visuals for a handheld, falling between the PS2 and PS1 in quality (plus 3D added on top), greeted viewers of the keynote.  The top screen is 3.5-inch display, while a smaller bottom screen does touch input.  There's new sensors including a gyroscope and a side slider to adjust the depth of the 3D effect.  The unit supports Wi-Fi (according to Nintendo it communicates "without you evening know it") for internet-enabled gameplay.

Nintendo has assembled an arsenal of A-list launch titles and upcoming games.  Leading the way are Kingdom Hearts 3D, Resident Evil Revelations, Assassins creed, Metal Gear Solid.  And Nintendo is chipping in Kid Icarus 3D and Nintendogs 3D (which will also feature kittens!).

The handheld even comes with a 3D camera, which uses two lenses on the back of the unit.  That means that the device may even see use beyond the regular gaming workload.

Meanwhile, the company plans to continue its campaign of dominance on the Wii by expanding its list of titles.  The keynote kicked off with the introduction Zelda Skyward Sword.  This title allows you to utilize the nunchuk as a shield and the Wii Motion Plus as a sword for freeform combat.  It brings back popular Zelda weapons -- the slingshot and bow -- and introduces new ones, like a whip.  It will air early next year.

Also coming up is Goldeneye 007 -- the long awaited successor to the best-selling Nintendo 64 title.  The game will feature 16 gaming modes for multiplayer mayhem and eight Bond characters -- just in case you find Daniel Craig annoying and want to get you Connery groove on.  The game will launch in November.

Other top titles include Metroid: Other M, starring everyone's favorite Nintendo vixen Samus, and Donkey Kong.  The new Metroid launches August 31.  The new Donkey Kong title, complete with Diddy and Donkey Kong playable, will launch during the holiday season.

Other announced titles include Wii Party, an NBA JAM exclusive version for Wii, Madden, MLB 2K, mario Volleyball, Hockey, Mario Sports Mix 2011, Just Dance 2, Disney: Epic Mickey and Dragon Quest 9.

Even the old homely DS -- the best selling console of all time -- received some love, with the gorgeously animated Kirby's Epic Yarn.  Also upcoming for the DS is Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the latest in a line of popular mobile RPGs.  The title will feature real time combat and dual screen boss battles.

Nintendo boasted some impressive numbers -- 22 million copies of Mario Kart for Wii sold internationally, a vast lead in global console sales, and, according to NPD, the distinction of being the console most desired to be purchased.  Also according to the recent NPD study people spend more time playing their Wiis than any other console.

Maintaining a sufficient volume of quality game titles has been Nintendo's weak point in recent years.  High profile titles have pleased, but have been far too infrequent.  If E3 is any indication, that should soon change.  And even with Microsoft's motion sensing Kinect (Project Natal)Xbox 360 Slim, and $149 Xbox 360 Arcade edition -- plus whatever Sony pulls out later today -- it looks to be the star of E3 2010's console war.  We're guessing that within a year or so they're going to be trying to cook up 3D handhelds of their own, but for now Nintendo is yet again placing itself on the bleeding edge of gaming.

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Star of E3?
By Freezebyte on 6/15/2010 2:01:06 PM , Rating: 4
Guess that depends which console you prefer playing and its games. I'm waiting impatiently for my new 360 at Gamestop.

RE: Star of E3?
By Hiawa23 on 6/15/2010 2:23:50 PM , Rating: 4
Guess that depends which console you prefer playing and its games. I'm waiting impatiently for my new 360 at Gamestop.

I agree. I thought Nintendo's presser was very good, although I prefer the PS3 & 360 to the Wii, the 3DS looks impressive, & you can't deny the games are what ultimately matters, looks like Nin will deliver, & not just for the casuals.

RE: Star of E3?
By Anoxanmore on 6/15/2010 2:27:42 PM , Rating: 5
One word: Zelda.

/thread. :)

RE: Star of E3?
By Akrovah on 6/15/2010 2:33:48 PM , Rating: 2
Damned Skippy.

Looks like I finally need to get me a motion plus.

RE: Star of E3?
By Freezebyte on 6/15/2010 3:01:01 PM , Rating: 1
Haven't played/cared about Zelda since Ocarina of time.

RE: Star of E3?
By B3an on 6/15/2010 4:17:09 PM , Rating: 1
Screw Zelda, it will be about the 50th version. I'm amazed that so many nintards dont get sick of all this old Nintendo crud being recycled constantly. It's all the same.

RE: Star of E3?
By chmilz on 6/15/2010 5:36:59 PM , Rating: 2
I personally agree. I found Twilight Princess and Spirit Tracks to be a little painful to play through out of sheer boredom. Phantom Hourglass was ok, but Spirit Tracks felt like a weak expansion as opposed to a new game, with more time spent sitting in the stupid train than having fun.

Anyone else miss the atmosphere from Link to the Past?

RE: Star of E3?
By Icon0clast on 6/15/2010 6:18:50 PM , Rating: 3
I miss Link to the Past period.

RE: Star of E3?
By Hydrofirex on 6/15/2010 7:30:01 PM , Rating: 2
This was definitely the definitive Legend Of Zelda. Everything else is just a rehash...

Thank the internet for emulators!

RE: Star of E3?
By tedrodai on 6/16/2010 8:53:02 AM , Rating: 2
Well, I enjoyed Ocarina of Time a lot when it was released. Age could have been a factor--not sure, because I only ever played through it once. I've played through Link to the Past many times though. And while many people have loved the Metroid games on the Wii, they've lost their magic to me. While novel, the motion controls don't seem to add much to games like these, and actually seem to detract from the game's appeal in some cases.

I'll probably try them both eventually, since Nintedno is great at surprising you with fun games, but I definitely won't be rushing to buy them at release like I used to for these loved Nintendo franchises.

There's no way they can be as bad as the latest Final Fantasy game, right?

RE: Star of E3?
By EricMartello on 6/17/2010 9:22:11 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I gotta say that "A Link to the Past" was the best Zelda game in the series. I have a lot of fond memories playing it, and I still have my old nintendo power game guide.

I miss the "atmosphere" of the for game it probably has the best library in terms of diversity and quality of any console before or after.

RE: Star of E3?
By Pirks on 6/15/2010 2:35:02 PM , Rating: 1
I'm waiting impatiently for my new 360 at Gamestop
don't forget to get yaself some polishing paste/tools and/or spare game discs hehehe LOL ==>> :P :P haha

RE: Star of E3?
By StevoLincolnite on 6/15/2010 2:56:48 PM , Rating: 3
don't forget to get yaself some polishing paste/tools and/or spare game discs hehehe LOL ==>> :P :P haha

It's common sense not to move any disc-playing system while it is spinning a Disc at several hundred revolutions a Minuit/Second.
Remember, it's a stationary console, not a hand held device!

RE: Star of E3?
By Pirks on 6/15/2010 3:42:21 PM , Rating: 1
RE: Star of E3?
By hughlle on 6/15/2010 4:00:19 PM , Rating: 2
does the disk spin while it has no content to obtain?

RE: Star of E3?
By Pirks on 6/15/2010 11:31:19 PM , Rating: 1
it does in xbox :P

RE: Star of E3?
By StevoLincolnite on 6/16/2010 12:07:55 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sure everyone grabs there console while it's spinning a disc, gives it a shake, moves it around and calls it a day.


It's common sense Perks not to shift a device while it is spinning a disc, the PS3 doesn't have a problem handling it? Good for it, doesn't mean you SHOULD be doing it.

RE: Star of E3?
By Pirks on 6/16/10, Rating: 0
RE: Star of E3?
By B3an on 6/15/2010 4:24:17 PM , Rating: 3
It's not common sense. Many devices, mobile or stationary can be moved without scratching a disc. I've never had any other console or device in 20 years that has done it.

I much prefer my 360 over my PS3, it has superior online and games. But the disc scratching is unacceptable.

RE: Star of E3?
By StevoLincolnite on 6/16/2010 12:12:30 AM , Rating: 4
It's not common sense.

Person: Hmm, I'm going to shake this box that is spinning a disc that isn't secured down.

Law of Physics: Bump, scratch, bang, crunch, crack.

Person: Bugger, I'm an idiot with no brain.


That's the image you just put in my head with that comment. :/

RE: Star of E3?
By Hiawa23 on 6/16/2010 10:54:13 AM , Rating: 2
It's not common sense.

It is common sense if you own 360 not to move it while a disc is spinning. Why most gamers always go into some diatribe about I can move product a b c d e f g without scratching discs is hilarious & moot. MS said don't move the console if the disc is spinning, what another disc spinning product really doesn't apply here. Ireally don't get the whole disc scratching argument. I have owned my launch model since November 05, has never scratched a disc. It sits on my desk next to the PS3, there really is no reason for me to move it, especially if it's on.

RE: Star of E3?
By Hiawa23 on 6/16/2010 10:54:14 AM , Rating: 2
It's not common sense.

It is common sense if you own 360 not to move it while a disc is spinning. Why most gamers always go into some diatribe about I can move product a b c d e f g without scratching discs is hilarious & moot. MS said don't move the console if the disc is spinning, what another disc spinning product really doesn't apply here. Ireally don't get the whole disc scratching argument. I have owned my launch model since November 05, has never scratched a disc. It sits on my desk next to the PS3, there really is no reason for me to move it, especially if it's on.

RE: Star of E3?
By callmeroy on 6/16/2010 1:54:34 PM , Rating: 3
No its common sense...

Of course one must first HAVE common sense to understand that....

RE: Star of E3?
By inperfectdarkness on 6/15/10, Rating: 0
RE: Star of E3?
By Freezebyte on 6/15/2010 3:05:01 PM , Rating: 2
I enjoyed the games N64 back in the day, GoldenEye being a top example. But Gamecube only had a few titles that I really cared about and once Xbox and Halo launched, that was pretty much the end of my Nintendo days. Even the remakes of Resident Evil wasn't enough.

I even said goodbye to Sony after all the bullshit they pulled the last several years, and I was a dedicated Playstation 1 gamer back in the day.

RE: Star of E3?
By Hiawa23 on 6/16/2010 8:14:29 AM , Rating: 2
I went back & watched the Nintendo presser again, but honestly there was nothing I was interested in from them. I watched more of the Zelda footage, but the game looks like the last one, when the guys started using the motion controls that turned me completely off. If the game doesn't force you to use them I may be interested. I was hoping for a much more older looking Link. Seems like a mix of Windwaker, & the last game.

RE: Star of E3?
By Lazarus Dark on 6/16/2010 9:42:00 PM , Rating: 2
I'm a dedicated Nintedo fanboy. Although, I actually skiped the Gamecube and had an xbox, I kindof regret it, I got bored with the xbox in a couple months and gave it to my little brothers. I freaking love my Wii, but I freely admit, I've been jealous of some of the 360 features. Thankfully I'm rectifying that tomorrow as I can't resist the $100 price for the Arcade at Walmart (after $50 gift card inclusion). Though, honestly I'm not sure I'll really buy much games for it, I love the Netflix streaming and other media features. (funnily, I've actually been using a 360 controller for my PC for quite a while. It works fantastically for Portal and many other games.)

So, there were a lot of interesting announcements across the board. Kinect looks uninteresting to me... but maybe if they get some more interesting games for it. I hate Sony with a passion, so sorry I dont care at all about anything they do.

Most notably missing: NO ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT NEXT GEN. (aside from 3ds, but i'm talking about home consoles). This is dissapointing to me, as no current console is capable of 1080p120hz...

RE: Star of E3?
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 10:19:09 PM , Rating: 2
Most notably missing: NO ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT NEXT GEN. (aside from 3ds, but i'm talking about home consoles). This is dissapointing to me, as no current console is capable of 1080p120hz...

1080p 120 hz? Huh? 1080p is a game issue, not a console issue. 120 hz is a tv issue, not a console issue.

Both the 360 and PS3 support 1080p, it's whether the game developers make such.

Both the 360 and PS3 push out an HD signal. It's up to the TV to display the 120 hz.

RE: Star of E3?
By Lazarus Dark on 6/16/2010 10:34:43 PM , Rating: 2
The 360 and PS3 cant do 1080p 120hz as far as I've heard. Currently, the PS3 can only get 3d 1080p at 60hz (which is a headache inducing 30hz per eye)

You are probably thinking about 3d movies. 3d movies only require 1080p @ 48 hz to work (2x 24hz video feed)This seems to work fine for movies, but everyone says 60hz per eye is necessary for games (120hz total)

RE: Star of E3?
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 11:37:58 PM , Rating: 2
BD players don't output 120 hz. Neither do HD-DVDs. They all push 24 hz, just like your 360 and PS3. It's not a problem with the device pushing the picture, it's the device driving the picture.

For this whole 60 hz per eye, that's 3D. That's the point of those stupid glasses. Each lense is essentially a 1 pixel screen, which turns completely black or clear. It will display 60 hz for one eye, then turn it off for the other. It does this in time with the TV, to give you the 3D effect. Doesn't have crap to do with what is being outputted from the device. Only what is displaying it.

RE: Star of E3?
By Lazarus Dark on 6/23/2010 11:08:43 PM , Rating: 2
I think you are saying its okay to output 60hz from the console (30hz per eye) and then have the tv upscale it to 120hz, which would not really do anything. No, I'm sorry, this would give you a headache, 30hz per eye is not enough (and upscaled to 60hz wont improve it). Many new 3D bluray players will output 120hz. Did you say hd-dvd? this isn't 2007, hd-dvds been dead for a while and there are NO 3d hd-dvds.

Look at 3d gaming on the pc, all the Nvidia 3d vision stuff and all the new 3d laptops and pc monitors use 120hz, with 120hz actually being output from the gpu (again, 60hz per eye.)

Dear Nintendo
By DtTall on 6/15/2010 2:50:51 PM , Rating: 4
Dear Nintendo -

1) The Wii is awesome as a party system.
2) Please have HD graphics soon.
3) 007 was fun, but your multi-player support is laughable and it made me cry when I played Super Smash Bros.
4) I want to be lazy sometimes - give the option of non-motion controls for all games.


RE: Dear Nintendo
By Mitch101 on 6/15/2010 3:05:18 PM , Rating: 2
2) Please have HD graphics soon.


RE: Dear Nintendo
By someguy123 on 6/15/2010 3:37:56 PM , Rating: 2
You can still be lazy with motion controls.

Hell, I played through metroid sitting back with my arms resting on my legs and just moving my wrist to aim.

RE: Dear Nintendo
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 10:24:34 PM , Rating: 2
Apparently you haven't used their Motion Plus crap. You can't be lazy anymore.

RE: Dear Nintendo
By wallijonn on 6/15/2010 6:35:10 PM , Rating: 2
I want to be lazy sometimes - give the option of non-motion controls for all games.

Since I like sitting close when watching my HD movies, I find that when using the Wii the large screen makes it almost impossible to use the motion controls. I'd like four Wii bars - one for each side of the large TV.

Or let me use a Classic controller...

By muhahaaha on 6/15/2010 4:49:48 PM , Rating: 2
As an Xbox360 owner, I bought a Wii because of the "cool" motion sensor controls. Unfortunately, they really didn't work too well, and the games/avatars/general experience is geared towards 10 year olds. And the graphics look utterly atrocious on an HD TV. Meh, sold it on craigslist and make a few bucks.

RE: Wii
By The0ne on 6/16/2010 12:53:06 PM , Rating: 2
I have a 73" 1080P HDTV. The wii graphics is just fine. The motion sensors are just fine. How big is your tv? You're expectations are just too high because you're a "hardcore" player. We're not even talking about games being pixelated here, just that you think it's looks bad. As for motion control, well, I'm sure a hardcore gamer like yourself will always want a fast action, fast pace, explosion everywhere, type of game. A game that requires to whip the motion controller very quickly in every direction.

You're much too hardcore for us. Might as well not bother responding to these types of threads anymore. Really, don't.

RE: Wii
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 11:23:35 PM , Rating: 2
Wii graphics look fine, about 10 years ago. It gets worse as the HDTV gets larger.

All about preference
By BiuTech on 6/16/2010 12:50:30 PM , Rating: 2
In the end it is all about personal preference. It seems that each party is attempting to be like the other. Microsoft and Sony creating their motion sensing devices like the Wii. Nintendo trying to go online like Microsoft.

Xbox: The whole avatar system is laughable. I know they are trying to target the casual/family gaming scene like the Wii but please. Do it your own way. Such a rip off. I love Kinetc's media potential but the games thus far are more like tech demos. I will say that Xbox live arcade is awesome. I find myself playing more games there then anything else.

Nintendo: The Wii has always just seemed so gimmicky to me. Precision control is flaky. Sony has got it right and the Move really seems to be what the Wii should have been. Plus Sony has the hardware to do more.
Nintendo does make great games, sometimes a bit too juvenile for my tastes, but give me a damn controller if I would rather use that. If you are a FPS fan than face it the Wii is probably not for you. It just doesn't work.
I agree that the new Goldeneye looks like the N64 version and is more of the same 10 years ago. We have moved on to Modern Warfare, Gears, Halo,...
I was really hoping for something more from the new Zelda. It's just more of the same cookie cutter Zelda template we have had since Ocarina of Time. Really was hoping for something new. Mass Effect, God of War, Zelda hybrid anyone? Just give us something different.

3DS will be huge. They got it right there.

Sony: Everyone has their opinions about Sony but overall they appeal to the gamer. Their online network is not as good as Microsoft's but it works. And if you don't like games it doubles as a great Blu-ray player. Lame that they dropped Linux support.

Just my 2 cents.

RE: All about preference
By ChronoReverse on 6/16/2010 1:20:35 PM , Rating: 2
Just curious if you've tried using the wiimotionplus yet? Unlike the original controller, wmp made the motion sensing much more precise.

You know that golf simulation at E3 with the Move? You can already play that using the wmp and Tiger Woods Golf 2011.

RE: All about preference
By BiuTech on 6/16/2010 1:28:59 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't had the chance to try Wii Motion plus yet. Good that they are improving upon it. I'll give Nintendo kudos to set the precedent and be the first to implement the motion controls the way they did. They also have a great line of games coming out.
I just wish that for some games like Metroid you have the option of just using a classic controller. The Wii controller might work for some games but others it should not touch.

Not really...
By MrDiSante on 6/15/2010 2:05:03 PM , Rating: 3
The 3DS admittedly has lots of potential, but Goldeneye has about the same graphics as it did on the N64 and the controls looked like they didn't work very well at all (they kept on having issues).

Summary: 3Ds looks cool, Wii looks like more of the same.

RE: Not really...
By Hiawa23 on 6/16/2010 8:49:18 AM , Rating: 2
The 3DS admittedly has lots of potential, but Goldeneye has about the same graphics as it did on the N64 and the controls looked like they didn't work very well at all (they kept on having issues).

Summary: 3Ds looks cool, Wii looks like more of the same.

I agree, the visuals looked really dated in Goldeneye. I was excited alittle when they annnounced the game but when the picture started rolling, I was like, WTF, is the the N64?

I am assuming that the Wii version doesn't have online play, or you have to use the codes thingy. I am 36, & none of my 40 & over friends come over to play games so online is important.

Looks like Nintendo isn't going to embrace online play this gen either. I enjoy playing with my daughter, all the party games, underwelming visuals, & the fact that traditional gamers like myself who have loved the Nintendo games in the past are forced to use the motion controls, other than VC, I am completely turned off by it, & this years E3 confirmed that for me.

Glad to see Nin back on top, they just don't make much that interests me anymore so I will continue playing my Super Nes, & enjoy their previous greatness. Sony & MS provides me with more than enough gaming this gen.

Where's the Virtual Console news?
By Jexel17 on 6/15/2010 3:45:13 PM , Rating: 2
Screw native Wii games, where's the announcement about new Virtual Console games? I'm still waiting for FF6 and Chrono Trigger. :(

RE: Where's the Virtual Console news?
By messyunkempt on 6/15/2010 6:27:29 PM , Rating: 1
Two of the best games of all time in my opinion. I still play them through every once in a while even now and they still stand up to many, or even most of the more recent games of the genre. Goes to show that you need a lot more than just fancy graphics to make a truly epic gaming experience.

By inperfectdarkness on 6/16/2010 11:23:00 AM , Rating: 2
ff6 was on GBA, so i can play it on my gamecube.
chrono trigger is on DS, so i'm happy (even though the bonus content sucked).

the real crying shame is the games which have never been ported to portibles or other nintendo systems. as follows:

rogue squadron 1
desert strike
air strike patrol
vigilante 8
vigilante 8: 2nd offense
battletanx: global assault
donkey kong 64
ignition factor
peace keepers
perfect dark (darn you, microsoft)
contra 1
world cup soccer/super spike volleyball
TMNT 2: the arcade game
metal warriors
crusin' world
crusin' exotica
jungle hunt
maniac mansion

and the list could go on for days.

By kd9280 on 6/15/2010 2:48:29 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah... I'm most excited about our cute pink puffball friend.

(>^_^)> Yay! <(^_^<)

kid icarus?
By inperfectdarkness on 6/15/2010 2:19:09 PM , Rating: 2
that's awesome!

now where's my star tropics???!!!???

By neothe0ne on 6/15/2010 6:50:43 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, Kirby is for Wii. Even the trailer says it.

The Wii has its moments
By redfirebird15 on 6/16/2010 12:28:31 AM , Rating: 2
Hell, I played Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility for 18 hours last Friday. Yet I haven't touched my DS since I left Iraq. I still refuse to buy a 360 or PS3, I can't justify the cost. Maybe when I move out of the barracks, and don't spend all my time on AT/DT I'll get one =P

Final comment: I'm still waiting for a true sequel to Super Mario RPG!

N64 007 Goldeneye DLC
By DN23 on 6/16/2010 10:34:55 AM , Rating: 2
I would like to see them add the N64 007 Goldeneye to their Wii Shop Channel. As a 30-something gamer, it is fun to go back and revisit the classics.

Dang, I wish the 3DS wasn't 3D...
By Wolfpup on 6/16/2010 12:00:28 PM , Rating: 2
It sounds like it's actually got some really great launch titles. Disappointed that it's supposed to be less than PSP quality, but still, nice hardware boost. I'd buy one in a heartbeat, but I abhor '3D', and at least the movie theater kind I can't even tolerate, so no sale for me (unless it can be TOTALLY disabled).

Goldeneye 007 - fail in the making
By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 8:55:55 PM , Rating: 2
I know that game is going to fail hard. The only reason the original Goldeneye on 64 did well, is because there really were no FPS games on consoles during the era.

By mfed3 on 6/15/10, Rating: -1
By kd9280 on 6/15/2010 3:35:20 PM , Rating: 3
I'm 26... and I want to play Zelda and Kirby and Kid Icarus and Metroid and Mario.

I don't think Nintendo is selling to 'little kids' so much as they're selling to people who, now get this, like Nintendo games. I could care less about hardware and graphics. I play games because they're fun.

By Suntan on 6/15/2010 4:24:28 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, 32 here and I would still rather play a new iteration of Zelda than I would rather play *yet another* iteration of some army soldier shooting *yet another* iteration of a pimped up assault riffle at ____ (you fill in the blank: other humans/space aliens/zombies)

Heck, I’d rather replay OOT via emulation over a good number of the repetitive soldier FPS shooters out there.


By Runiteshark on 6/15/2010 6:24:30 PM , Rating: 2
Agree, I just replayed OOT and Majoras Mask recently.

I played about 5 minutes of the new FEAR and just quit.

By The0ne on 6/16/2010 12:55:47 PM , Rating: 2
No doubt. The classics are way fun :)

By Urbanmech on 6/15/2010 3:37:08 PM , Rating: 2
Funny, I though we all played game because they were fun?

I will get hours if not days more fun and playtime out of Zelda then Gears of War 3.

Nintendo may not have the best graphics, but damn are some of their games fun.

By Hiawa23 on 6/15/2010 4:56:43 PM , Rating: 2
Funny, I though we all played game because they were fun?

I am 36, I think most of us have been playing games since the 70s 80s & play games because they are fun, but I have found that I only have fun when I am playing many of my daughters casual games with her on her Wii, as it gives me a chnace to bond with her, but that's it, other than that, it has no appeal to me, motion controls have no appeal to me.

I hate the fact that many us long time Nintendo fans who don't like motion controls are forced to used em in almost all of the Nintendo main games except Punchout which is the only Wii disc game I like, plus the fact that I did not buy that 1080p TV not to enjoy my games & movies in HD, so I prefer the PS3/360, that's what make games fun to me, not only do I have to enjoy playing them but I must enjoy looking at them to. That's fun to me.

I mainly play sports, shooters, fighters, actions games, & online with a mic is a must so I am glad to see that Nintendo had a great showing, I may get Zelda & Metroid as long as you are not forced to use motion controls, then I am with it. It's a great time to be a multiconsole gamer.

By Nick5324 on 6/15/2010 5:53:32 PM , Rating: 2
I completely agree about certain Nintendo games that are fun despite not having cutting edge graphics. I've always liked the first party stuff Nintendo puts out.

Metroid looked fine to me, and looked like fun. Both Mario Galaxy games look good and are a load of fun. That said, the graphics in the new Zelda game and the new Goldeneye game looked really dated. I'm ok with lesser graphics with superior gameplay, but the new Zelda and Goldeneye games are pushing "lesser".

By afkrotch on 6/16/2010 10:23:28 PM , Rating: 2
For me, if the game does exactly the same crap as other games, but looks worse, I start hating the game. Pretty much all 1st party Nintendo games play the same as other games, except use gay controllers.

By Iaiken on 6/15/2010 4:30:08 PM , Rating: 2
Own a PS3 and a Wii...

The only reason I don't own a 360 is that I sold it on Kijiji after my 4th time sending it back to Microshaft for repairs.

If you like formulaic pop culture games, sure, the 360 is great. However, there hasn't been a single groundbreaking game on exclusive to the 360 that made me go "HOLY $&^@ THAT WAS AWESOME!!!" or otherwise left me cheering.

The PC, PS3 and Wii lineups for the rest of the year are going to have me too busy to even worry about the 360 lineup.

If you like 360 better, fine, but I hold my own opinion on the matter so any descanting opinions are just preaching to the 360 fanboy nation because MS has lost me as an entertainment customer this round.

My favorite games (By Console):

Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
RE4: Wii Edition (Wii)
Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)
Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
Metroid Prime: Corruption (Wii)
Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Little King's Story (Wii)
No More Heroes 2 (Wii)
God of War 3 (PS3)
Uncharted (PS3)
Uncharted 2 (PS3)
Little Big Planet (PS3)
GT5 Prologue (PS3)
Heavy Rain (PS3)

You guessed it, no 360 exclusive games have ingrained themselves into my list of games that I love to play. In any case where I could buy it for PC, I did so, if not then I bought it for PS3 and my 360 is now happily blanding it's new owner to death.

By adiposity on 6/15/2010 5:51:13 PM , Rating: 2
Pretty much agree with you here, however for 360 I would add Gears 1&2. I thought they were fun for two player (with a buddy) in the same room.

I also played the GTA4 expansions on Xbox (when they came out as standalone) only to watch the PS3 versions show up a few months later. I prefer the PS3 controller, so any time I have a choice, I go with PS3.

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