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Posted on Jul 9th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Hype cycle, Nintendo Switch, E3

The initial response to Nintendo's new Switch model has been underwhelming, at least from what I've seen online. For well over a year, persistent rumors about the next iteration of a Nintendo Switch have swirled online. A lot of industry pundits have posited what the updated specs would be, what new features would be in store, and how much it would change from the system's initial outing. Whether it's been dubbed the "Switch Pro" or "Switch 2" in various media outlets, it seems most industry figures were convinced that the Switch was going to get a mid-cycle refresh with updated hardware that would include additional enhancements. Now that the announcement has been officially made, the hype cycle has screeched to an abrupt halt, and the resulting whiplash has some people very disappointed that there wasn't more to it than what the reveal video showed.

Continue reading Great Expectations or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Hype Cycle

Posted on May 6th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under This line Intentionally left blank, Hidden Gems, E3, 2018

E3 2018 is just a few weeks away and you can feel the excitement in the air as the video game industry and thousands of people descend upon the Los Angeles Convention Center to mark the biggest show in the gaming calendar. It's where the big platform makers (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) come to show off their latest games or hardware. Rumors about what might be at the show have already started to circulate and as it's always fun to speculate let's take a look at everything E3!

This year's incarnation of E3 will take place from June 12th through June 14th. The press conference schedule is as follows:

* EA - June 9th 11AM PT
* Microsoft - June 10th 1PM PT
* Bethesda - June 10th 6:30PM PT
* Ubisoft - June 11th 1PM PT
* Nintendo - June 12th 9AM PT
* Sony - Not yet announced

Continue reading E3 Extravaganza 2018

Posted on Jul 5th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Sidecast, E3, 2016, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA

I'm sorry (not so sorry) to say that what you are about to hear is not the Illuision of Gaia playthrough podcast that you might have been anticipating.  No worries though, that will be available for your listening pleasure in just a few more days.  In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy this special recording that the guys and I did for E3 2016.  After watching the pressers and some of the trailers surrounding this year's event, the guys and I kept going back and forth texting about games and other things that interested us about the event.  Finally, we just decided, why not just set a time, switch on the mics, and talk candidly about our experience and the releases that we are looking forward to?  We sincerely hope that you enjoy our take on the event and items presented over that week, and if feedback is positive, we may consider more sidecasts like this in the future.  Thanks for listening!

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Continue reading RF Generation Playcast: Sidecast #1 - E3 2016

Posted on Jun 17th 2011 at 09:39:40 PM by (bickman2k)
Posted under RF Generation Nation, E3, Kinect Kinect Kinect, Consumers, Wii U, 3DS

E3 has come and gone and, as usual, none of the content in our episodes is going to be breaking news. But we thought it was important to talk about and give our perspectives on.

Continue reading RF Generation Nation - Episode 13: E3? That's Still Around?

Posted on Jul 2nd 2008 at 11:33:57 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under The RFG Pulse, Feature, E3

So, how much do you care about E3?

Getting poll results. Please wait...
So, some may say E3 isn't quite what it was. Can you blame them? E3 was at its peak one million square feet of gaming overload and booth babes, where gamers would be sweating over the hype of the event and its booth babes. Today, that E3 is no more, and that makes some people sad.

Fret not! There are plenty of up and coming conventions to be had. The one that comes to mind is PAX, which is quickly becoming a replacement for E3. From a news standpoint it's not there, but from the crowds standpoint its there. Of course, there are the venerable shows, like the Tokyo Games Show and Games Convention Leipzig. But, the big bad American Games Conference known as E3 is just a shadow of its former self, and it makes me sad.

E3 is generally a time of gaming news. Chances are that there will be some of those sort of announcements at the event again. But in the internet age, such news comes every day. Did you know E3 is in two weeks? Do you even care?

For me, E3 has lost its luster. Gone are the day of big booths and busty booth babes. Gone are the days of being really, really excited about what might be announced at E3. (MEGATON) It's just not there anymore, but that's what I think. How about you, what do you think about E3? Share my opinion, or perhaps your opinion is a bit darker or sunnier than mine?

E3 is in fact a shadow of its former self, and the shadow the old E3 left behind has lost a lot of what made E3 in fact E3. It's sad, and perhaps the ESA will release that some day and bring back the amazing Trade Show we know and love as E3.

Posted on Jul 13th 2007 at 02:22:27 PM by (Tondog)
Posted under Modern Gaming, E3, Nintendo, Wii, MASSIVE DAMAGE

In case you missed the Nintendo montage-filled press conference, allow me to summarize it for you:

1. We're doing very well, as these bar graphs show.

2. The rest of the show won't be relevant to you hardcore gamers, so here's 30 seconds of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Ghost Squad, Ninja Gaiden DS, Phantom Hourglass, Metroid and Mario Kart for Wii. Oh, and let's make this for casual gamers too by showing off a wheel attachment for Mario Kart and say we're "leveling the playing field" for beginners.

3. We are COMMITTED to online play! We have no more than 5 exciting online games coming! Now let's go on to what really matters!

4. You want minigames?! WE GOT EM RIGHT HERE!

5. Let's lose our minds and announce our new bathroom scale with motion sensors, er wait I mean Wii Fit!

What's sadder is that I am not exaggerating.

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