E3 2006 Nintendo press conference Finished

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  • kangarootoo 9 years ago

    Hehe, there you are, regular as clockwork.
  • Stickman 9 years ago

    I heard Nintendo said all you guys were fags.
  • IMCO 9 years ago

    Lol @ MDL199



    crybaby
  • T4RG4 9 years ago

    Thats your own opinions, which you're entitled to. I've watched the other 2 presentations and my personal opinion was "same old same old with prettier graphics", this is offering me more (without the pretty gfx unfortunately), so i'm STILL more excited about this than the other 2.



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    Indeed, but you cant really be excited about Ninty? In all seriousness? They are a little different, but exciting is too strong a word to use after their presentation. All three were pants, maybe Ninty's had a designer label but thats all.
  • nickthegun 9 years ago

    @Smelly - Tie?



    At the end of the day, there are no new ideas anymore. Just look at the movie industry. And if a new idea is popular, look how quickly its seized upon and whored to death.



    It just makes me laugh. All three 'next gen' have a paucity of original titles, but idiots will still debate about whos is the least original.



    I all honesty, I couldnt give a crap whether its the 19th itteration of Mario or the 12th GTA game. If its good, i'll play it. If it provides no new ideas and is just treading water, I wont. I mean, the three games, ottomh, that im looking forward to at the moment are Halo 3, a new Ninja Gaiden and Tekken on the PSP. Not earth shattering, but I know they will rock my particular socks off.



    As I said, there are no original ideas anymore. Just good and bad games and, in all fairness, Nintendo are exceptionally good at flogging the horse for longer and more originally than anyone else.



  • PlugMonkey 9 years ago

    What idiot is going to play games with that stupid controller?



    Me?

    My gamer friends?

    My non-gamer friends?

    My sister?

    My mum?



    You'd be surprised how many idiots there are in the world who don't let 'not looking cool' get in the way of having fun.



    You could well ask exactly the same question about guitar hero. Last gen graphics. Stupid controller. Yet here I set, completely unable to get the solo from Smart Dressed Man out of my head.
  • smelly 9 years ago

    Thats your own opinions, which you're entitled to. I've watched the other 2 presentations and my personal opinion was "same old same old with prettier graphics", this is offering me more (without the pretty gfx unfortunately), so i'm STILL more excited about this than the other 2.



    I have my reservations, but i'll wait until i play one for myself.



    My point in all this was that people keep saying "nintendo just rehash the same games", they dont, they re-invent them. The main franchises are considerably different way they play and look in each version. And my other point is that the other two "rehash old franchises" just as much (they just have fewer popular ones to do it with).

  • T4RG4 9 years ago

    What I really, really want to see is a more seamless interaction between game character (in a character based game) and game world. For example - Seeing an OTT soldier leaping over a wall - can we please start to make it look like there is some effort in leaping over the wall? How about linking that effort and result into the speed at which the character approached the wall? And so on.



    I'd love to see a team invest some time in making a character interact with its environment properly, we're still using the same techniques we had 15years ago!! Yes, it's not specifically gameplay orientated in the traditional sense but...



    Fighting in Fable? Hello!? It might as well have come from my days on the flaming ZX Spectrum, make it feel a little less Arcadey, less features, more love (I think Ico is a fairly good example of the direction I'm talking about).



    This isnt aimed solely at Ninty, rather all devs.





    - - - - - - -

    1. Zelda has never been a launch title before

    2. If you watched last nights presentation they played down the sequels to existing IP and pointed out they have quite a lot of new IP, then showed them too.

    - - - - - - -



    1a. Zelda... you say it like its the saving argument, it's not. It's still Zelda and just as many people dont like it.

    2a. Yes, maybe they realise what they've been doing? Still, I honestly havent seen anything EXCITING.



    Playing tennis with the new controller isnt exactly impressive, in fact I'd go so far as to say it's gonna be less fun than using a traditional controller - how's that for a sweeping statement? ;-)
  • smelly 9 years ago

    @nickthegun : I was refering to what those franchises have done in the past (oh look rehashes of old franchises - which people always accuse nintendo of doing). But you're right, and in saying that I think you've just proven my point there havent you?



    How can you make sweeping statements about all the rev games being just graphical improvements with a new controller without playing them either.. See?





    but that is simply ALL Nintendo seem to do on each launch



    1. Zelda has never been a launch title before

    2. If you watched last nights presentation they played down the sequels to existing IP and pointed out they have quite a lot of new IP, then showed them too.



    Im sure you watched the presentation, so i'm sure you can see that for yourself.

  • nickthegun 9 years ago

    Can you say the same for the new getaway, halo, gt, etc etc?



    Nope.. Just graphical improvements.



    Links or proof please? You cant give us any? So you mean you dont sit on the Rockstar or Bungies Dev team?



    Im shocked! SHOCKED I SAY!!!!!!!!! That you have managed to infer that Halo 3 is 'just a graphical improvement' on the last two from a 30 second trailer with no in game footage. And as for GTA4, a game 18 months away from release, well, you give Doris Stokes a run for her money.......



    Im afraid to say, you are just as guilty of everything you are accusing the other dumbasses on this thread of. You are just marginally more eloquent.
  • T4RG4 9 years ago

    So hows that any different to playing the same old games on teh 360/ps3 with better graphics (and without the controller)?



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    I'm not saying there is anything 'really' wrong with rehashing (slighly improving) existing games, but that is simply ALL Nintendo seem to do on each launch and have done way before Sony/M$ arrived. If you like those games fine, I was simply pointing out I do not like Mario and Jap style games, it's not my cup of tea I'm afraid, they are too childlike (all IMHO of course). No doubt that comment will make some ppl upset :-/



    Hell, I buy all the Gran Turismo games (I like them) but they have hit the point of no return - More of the same content. If you read my posts on the M$ and Sony threads you'll see I have no preference on console manufacturer, I'm only interested in the games. Ninty has rehashed for years, Sony and M$ much less so (No doubt they will rehash over and over). Ninty have had plenty of time to do something different.



    They called it the revolution to start with - maybe they realised it wasnt and so changed its name so that it was more akin to the size of improvement you're likely to see in their games. Dont even mention Getaway, it sucks ;)



    Each of the presentations has been a let down so far, in this thread I am simply saying they (Ninty) havent attracted me, I dont want to play the games they've had for donkey years.

  • smelly 9 years ago

    If I loved the games Nintendo has been rehashing for the past billion years I might want to buy a new console and play them with a new controller and slightly better graphics. But I dont.







    So hows that any different to playing the same old games on teh 360/ps3 with better graphics (and without the controller)?



    In fact, i can gaurantee there will be major gameplay changes/improvments to all these "rehashed" games as you call it, and not just graphical improvments.



    Can you say the same for the new getaway, halo, gt, etc etc?



    Nope.. Just graphical improvements.



    But whenever a kid wants to slag off nintendo to show how much their chosen machines "ROXORS" they always say "but nintendo keep releasing mario/zelda/etc" and everytime they say that they completely miss the point



    (so im not even sure i know why im bothering to reply, all htis will go in one ear..)

  • nickthegun 9 years ago

    Heh..I award this thread the red badge of gayness.



    OMFG!!!!! NINTY HAS PWNED SONY!!!!!!!



    Erm..no it hasnt



    OMG!!!!! SONY FANBOI!!!!!!!!



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    ZOMG!!!!!!11!! NINTY HAS BUMFUCKED M$!!!!!!! LOLZOR!!!!!!



    Erm...the 360 arguably had the better games on show and since it had no real hardware developments to speak of it was potentially less groundbreaking.



    OMG!!!!!!!!11!!!! M$ FANBOI!!!!!! LOOK HOW MANY COMMENTS THIS THREAD HAS COMPARED TO THE M$ ONE!!!! NINTY HAS ALREADY WON THIS GEN!!!!!

    --------------------------------
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    If each of you had as many braincells as the amount of time 'Fanboy' has been bandied around in the last few days, you would be intelligent to know how retarded you all sound.



    And, for the record, until this E3 I was all set to get a PS3 (after passing on the PS2 altogether). However, after what I have seen and heard on EG, im probably going to plump for a 360 after the next pricedrop.



    /OMG! M$ FANBOI!!1111

    // And so on........

  • mystic_mick 9 years ago

    Just watched this presentation - I'm no Ninty fanboy, so I speak with complete freedom :D I didnt see anything that would make me want to buy this piss poor name of a console. Where.are.the.cool.games.



    I couldnt give a stuff about Mario and countless Jap style games. I dont want to swing my bloody arm around trying to play tennis... I am not asking for exercise when playing videogames!! Christ.



    Yes, good on them for trying something a little daring but it'd be nice to play some original and well crafted games, something none of the contenders seem to have hit on. As for the annoying corporate mumbo, please save me ;)



    If I loved the games Nintendo has been rehashing for the past billion years I might want to buy a new console and play them with a new controller and slightly better graphics. But I dont.



    I'm in total agreement with T4RG4 comment, the guy is spot on.
  • Ares 9 years ago

    Thanks to MDL and patch for their answers.



    Well first of all, @ patch, I was suprised to see that you have a penchant for old school type games since all you have done is criticise Nintendo for regurgitating sequel after sequel of their top franchises, and not being as revolutionary technology-wise as nearly everybody here seems to believe. Ironically, the Mario and Zelda series have evolved and matured far more dramatically than the Street Fighter and Virtua Fighter games. I can't understand you patch, but I'm glad to hear that you haven't totally shunned the ol' cube ; )



    And @ MDL. At least we know you have taste when it comes to some games. You 'loathed' Sunshine, fair enough, it's accessability was a problem for many, but trust me, it's rewards in gaming pleasure are the very reason why I play games in the first place. And just because you hated Sunshine, that doesn't warrant your loathing of people who don't. And now let's all hug... nice... now take of your shirt... lovely.
  • T4RG4 9 years ago

    Just watched this presentation - I'm no Ninty fanboy, so I speak with complete freedom :D I didnt see anything that would make me want to buy this piss poor name of a console. Where.are.the.cool.games.



    I couldnt give a stuff about Mario and countless Jap style games. I dont want to swing my bloody arm around trying to play tennis... I am not asking for exercise when playing videogames!! Christ.



    Yes, good on them for trying something a little daring but it'd be nice to play some original and well crafted games, something none of the contenders seem to have hit on. As for the annoying corporate mumbo, please save me ;)



    If I loved the games Nintendo has been rehashing for the past billion years I might want to buy a new console and play them with a new controller and slightly better graphics. But I dont.
  • smelly 9 years ago

    by creating a dual shock controller with similar capabilities as the wiimote





    If you think what sony has done with their pad is "similar" to the wiimote, you're either:



    a) stupid

    b) a fanboy who hasnt even seen the wiimote being used.

  • Psi 9 years ago

    [What idiot is going to play games with that stupid controller? The PS3 has already won the next gen race, by creating a dual shock controller with similar capabilities as the wiimote, "That was absolute genius."]





    Apparently Miyamoto is going to play games with that 'stupid controller' wouldn't really call the most influential game designer in the world stupid....



    And I've no idea how plagerism is 'absolute genius' I'm sure Einstine copied his mates homework all the time....
  • IMCO 9 years ago

    LOL@Patchbox360
  • IMCO 9 years ago

    WHEN AND HOW MUCH, nintendo!!!???!?!?!?



    Do you think it'll launch in Europen in 2006?



  • AOFanboi 9 years ago

    Woot, the DualShock 3 has a tilt sensor. Nintendo PowerGlove had that last century. Does it also provide positional data like Wii uses? No. So back in the class it goes.
  • mystic_mick 9 years ago

    What idiot is going to play games with that stupid controller? The PS3 has already won the next gen race, by creating a dual shock controller with similar capabilities as the wiimote, "That was absolute genius."
  • Kami 9 years ago

    Yoshis Island 2! Metroid Prime 3! Starfox DS! Zelda! Mario Galaxy!



    *head explodes*
  • geek-chic 9 years ago

    Whoever wrote this seems very...............unimpressed and slightly unfai to Nintendo!
  • sir_tripod 9 years ago

    Did anyone else notice the wrist straps? TVs and ornaments have been saved all over the world!
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    Rainbow Six 3 and Virtua Fighter 4 evo, bringing street fighter back out in readiness for SF 360 online (see u at the top) - just completed MGS 1 on cube



    pure of heart gaming
  • el_pollo_diablo 9 years ago

    Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2 Yoshi's Island 2



    HOORAY!
  • sir_tripod 9 years ago

    I've read most of the comments and can't believe no-one said about Wario Ware. It looks as mad as a bottle of chips and that's on my buy list with Red Steel and Zelda.



    That racing game looks pretty shit, TBH although it's a launch title and I think it's more about getting across the message of versatility in the controller, rather than the game itself.
  • Psi 9 years ago

    " Wii is no more than a Cube with a motion sensing remote "



    You say that like it's a bad thing. I'm honestly only after the games as thats all that really matters.



    If they scrapped the wii and all those games were availible on the cube with the wiimote I'd still be a happy bunny.



    On the plus side they are releasing a console more powerfull than the cube with access to a large retro catalogue, for somewhere in the hundred quid region.



    erm, fcuking right top banana ninty!
  • wolfblitzer 9 years ago

    The controller looks really good,the graphic on the other hand is ok,not very impressive.

    It was expected it wont be on par with the 360 but common Nintendo at least the graphics should be twice as good as the old xbox.Maybe it is I dont know,but it didnt look like it.

    If it aint that is fair to say Nintendo did a mistake here.How expensive can 5 year old technolige just be.
  • MDL199 9 years ago

    Ares

    09-May-06 19:31:49 Alright sorry, I apologise gentleman and, if MDL is to be heeded, ladies. I'll try to resist such puerile urges in future.



    But I am interested to know, if we could give the 'hilariousness' a rest, what games MDL and patch are playing these days, and what would they consider their favourite games of all time. I ask because I get the sense that you were both sadly deprived of the wonderful experiences Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, M Sunshine etc. had to offer...



    BTW. Nice comment captainrentboy ; )



    I've played all the games you've mentioned and absolutely loathed Super Mario Sunshine and found Wind Waker very dull as well. Ocarina of time is the best Zelda game but I've never really felt drawn to the story particularly.



    Favourite game of all time? That would be Resident Evil 2.



    Games i'm playing right now? Resident Evil 4(PS2 version - i've already completed it on the Cube), Devil May Cry 3, Burnout Legends (PSP), Virtual tennis (PSP), Football Manager (PSP and staggeringly good), Half Life 2 (Xbox) and an obscure Japanese horse racing game called G1 jockey which is actually incredibly good fun when you understand it.
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    give it a year or 2 when developers really start heating up on ps3 and 360 and the nintendo pad capabilities are common on both those consoles



    Then you'll look like a doofus no matter what console you are playing.

    Good for you.
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    Wii is no more than a Cube with a motion sensing remote



    If Sony had released a ps2 (which has better graphics than most Wii games i saw) with the exact same motion sensing pad as their next gen console it would have been a joke



    just goes to show Nintendo have really lost the plot this gen - give it a year or 2 when developers really start heating up on ps3 and 360 and the nintendo pad capabilities are common on both those consoles







  • a8a 9 years ago

    Lol @ MDL199. It used to make me sad that such people existed, but now I see the joke :)
  • AOFanboi 9 years ago

    Can't believe you failed to note the coolest thing about Tony Hawk Downhill Jam: Voice-over-IP chat! Yay for handhelds with microphones.



    A Wii will be mine on lauch. (And a PS3 to replace my ageing PS2 - provided the emulated backward compatibility handles the Burnout series.)
  • neonlok 9 years ago

    MDL199 oh wait didnt you read my upper post? Shut your Gob geek. I am joking with patch anyway, and you come and insult me how dare you Tsk tsk another sign of childishness... Really even Patch can come up with more reasonably reasons for his statements, yet you hahaha only words filled with emptiness, maybe you need a life yourself? in that case i should give you one...Anyway see what you made me do, youre making me childish...



    Okay back to topic...i am looking forward to the next gen games...man the new way to play thing is really nice! Very athestic way of looking at games. If one was to judge games purely on the dictionary definition of 'games' then this matches perfectly...Ninty bring back the fun! Yay you already have haha... As a media marketing student, Wii actually suits the console...sounds a bit cr*p at first, but makes u wonder, and i am literally going Wiiiii on this...man too excited, gona grab a cuppa
  • Ares 9 years ago

    Alright sorry, I apologise gentleman and, if MDL is to be heeded, ladies. I'll try to resist such puerile urges in future.



    But I am interested to know, if we could give the 'hilariousness' a rest, what games MDL and patch are playing these days, and what would they consider their favourite games of all time. I ask because I get the sense that you were both sadly deprived of the wonderful experiences Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, M Sunshine etc. had to offer...



    BTW. Nice comment captainrentboy ; )
  • Tiger_Walts 9 years ago

    I love you Nintendo
  • mr_steve100 9 years ago

    Truly amazing stuff from Nintendo there. They started on a high and left it with a good joking session on the tennis game. Throughout they providing bits of information for us to realise how to control the games that are coming out, and its potential for future games.



    Ninty absolutely killed Sony in that presentation, even if Reggie was pulling cringing one-liners one after the after.
  • MDL199 9 years ago

    neonlok

    09-May-06 19:21:57 Haha patch...tell you what me and you have a bet, who can impress the most girls within 30 minutes with what ever needs possible...All i goto do is show em the Wii (argh okay maybe not the name) and play some tennis then whoom! Girls on the go...haha whats your method?



    Who knows what his method is but it can't be any f*cking worse then yours that's for sure!



    I predict a life time of masturbating over second hand copies of Razzle for you neonlok!
  • neonlok 9 years ago

    Haha patch...tell you what me and you have a bet, who can impress the most girls within 30 minutes with what ever needs possible...All i goto do is show em the Wii (argh okay maybe not the name) and play some tennis then whoom! Girls on the go...haha whats your method?



    (p.s i am letting you reply)
  • Sko 9 years ago

    "ignorance is definiately bliss "



    You must be fucking euphoric then.
  • captainrentboy 9 years ago

    MDL199 is cool,and his insults and comebacks are like a whirlwind of destruction on all of you,watching him go for it on you Nintendo dweeeebs,and giiirls is actually giving me goosebumps of excitement.What will he say next?....
  • Chtulie 9 years ago

    The speaker in the controller is a most genius and very logical thing to do in their control system. Something so obvious I'd have never thought of it.

    After all, in a lot of game the controller is the real world counterpart of a game object anyway, so the more it can actually be the thing and respond like the thing, the more convincing the illlusion will be the the less there's left of the barrier between input and effect.

    Sound has a large subconscious effect anyway. This might be a very big, though hard to be aware of, element to the experience.



    'we would like to make something like tetris viable again'

    Hell yes!
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    ignorance is definiately bliss



    still in shock with the nonsense I just witnessed - a 'revolution' in gaming ????? where?



    stupid little men on a tennis court - graphics to rival the psp - a control that makes you look an as.s (don't ever play a Wii with any female in sight) - im still in shock - hype about a game that has been 5 yrs in making that was ment for a last gen console - a controller that mostly acts as a light gun with a speaker inbuilt - did i mention looking like a doofus while playing a Wii game ( the general public already thinks gaming is childish, this is the icing on the cake to that theory)



    uncool
  • twinbee 9 years ago

  • MDL199 9 years ago

    Oh no i'm being ganged up on by a load of Nintendo girls!!!!!!



    Any place, any time ladies!
  • fawe3 9 years ago

    I guess Sony must be fealing like if someone just pushed that nintendo remote up their a....
  • MDL199 9 years ago

    Ares

    09-May-06 19:04:13 MDL199, we're all very sorry that God gave you such a small penis





    Your mum never complained and neither did your sister!







  • megastar 9 years ago

    i've never felt the need to do this before, I would consider myself an easy going person, but I have to say MDL199 - you are quite clearly a complete and total camels twat!



    now fuck off!
  • megastar 9 years ago

    after watching the live feed, I can honestly say it looks pretty ace.



    Mario Galaxies hurrah
  • neonlok 9 years ago

    MIDL19? what a name huh? Look c'mon less of the childishness and nerdiness. Nintendo did a great show and what is wrong with the audiences applauding? Is this now a free world or no? Must everyone be so judgemental as you? Just give up and enjoy the show? People like you drive me nuts. Childish, always think they're right and well lets just say VERY NERDY. Haha whos is in the real world now...You don't see me judging a console before i play it? There...stop the nonsense.
  • floW 9 years ago

    Haha, fucking, sorry. f*cking owned by Ares MDL199!
  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    Can't wait to read Casamasina's and Bozon's impressions over @ IGN
  • Ares 9 years ago

    MDL199, we're all very sorry that God gave you such a small penis, but please, go take your frustrations out on somebody more vulnerable and insecure than yourself... you twat.
  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    And that Disaster game looked like the dog's proverbial gullies.
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    You Ninty girls really do crack me up!



    Are you talking to me or trying to insult someone?
  • ruckus 9 years ago

    Cool! I'll definatley get a Wii at launch - Bravo Nintendo ^_^

  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    "You Ninty girls really do crack me up!



    Every time Nintendo release a new piece of kit you wet your little Mario emblazoned Knickers with excitement and proclaim it to be the best thing ever and everytime it turns out to be a total F*ck Up!



    You sad little nerds may be in the majority on gaming web sites but out in the real world nobody really gives a flying f*ck about Nintendo especially a console that has the most ridiculous name ever!



    There's only one position the wee wee console will occupy when it's released and that's rank last place and by a long, long way as well.



    Sad, little bastards the lot of you!"





    So, you dont like ninty then?
  • floW 9 years ago

    MDL199 is cool and I like him.
  • Ares 9 years ago

    'Hey!!!!!



    Does anyone know where PatchBox is???????



    SUCKERRRRRRRRRRRR'



    LOL, quiet, we don't want him to know we're here.
  • Xephon70 9 years ago

    Because obviously a better show makes better games and a better console. How shallow. Buy them all eventually. Do yourself a favour...
  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    SMG looked GOOD!!
  • MDL199 9 years ago

    You Ninty girls really do crack me up!



    Every time Nintendo release a new piece of kit you wet your little Mario emblazoned Knickers with excitement and proclaim it to be the best thing ever and everytime it turns out to be a total F*ck Up!



    You sad little nerds may be in the majority on gaming web sites but out in the real world nobody really gives a flying f*ck about Nintendo especially a console that has the most ridiculous name ever!



    There's only one position the wee wee console will occupy when it's released and that's rank last place and by a long, long way as well.



    Sad, little bastards the lot of you!
  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    FF looked... *drools*



    As for Red Steel, I agree the gfx were decidedly lacking. However, from what we've heard, it's still v. early in dev. I imagine it will get the spit n polish for launch.
  • Zero-Beat 9 years ago

    Just want an announcement about a Rare & Nintendo publishing partnership for DS games. DKR2 from Rare, let it be!
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    What was that catastrophe game? The one with tsunamis and wolcanoes? Never heard of it before but I like catastrophe movies.
  • PlugMonkey 9 years ago

    all the games looked very generic, they are churning out the same stuff with a different control method.



    An entirely different control method is a fairly major innovation though.



    All the games in Sony's presentation just looked like God of War with slightly fancier graphics.
  • alimokrane 9 years ago

    What an impressive conference. Just saw the video live over at gamespot. NINTENDO sure can impress! Very nice I am definately gonna get a Wii now to go with my 360 ...
  • Bitkari 9 years ago

    that was rather good.



    i think i may have been won over.



  • Zero-Beat 9 years ago

    Mario looked gorgeous, Zelda gritty, detailed so not so crisp but still very nice. I couldn't help but notice the HUD looked quite small but sharp as if the game was running in high res. Maybe some games will be HD to an extent!
  • L0cky 9 years ago

    The best bit was the live tennis demo, that looked far better than I hoped; looked completely responsive.



    It was funny when the competition winner starting kicking their butts near the end.
  • neonlok 9 years ago

    tell you what, Ninty has impressed me..! graphics dont count trust me on this one...i am buying some old games...Like FFII and FFIII because i heard they were GOOD! So yeh i agree as long as its fun i dont care!!!!

    Oh by the way, Gamecubes graphics looks lush in some games already so i aint complainin.

    Hm..one word describes my feelings at the moment....

    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
  • Ares 9 years ago

    Now I know what was missing from the PS3 conference: Joy



    Sheer delight and joy.



    Zelda and Mario and Samus. Holy shit Batman!



    No Smash Bros though :(



    And, for gaad's shakes, polish the graphics up on those other titles. Yikes.
  • fluff_the_tiger 9 years ago

    http://www.bonafidereviews.com/a
    rticle.php?id=159



    Screenshots of games from the conference - Mario Galaxy looks fantastic
  • MightyPenguin 9 years ago

    2006: The Year Ninty Made Good.
  • floW 9 years ago

    "Hmmm... which zelda should I get?. Two versions, but I only want to play it once."



    Induced amnesia!
  • myiagros 9 years ago

    not interested, all the games looked very generic, they are churning out the same stuff with a different control method. Like they said on multiple occasions, the games are the most important thing, so how about showing us something new.



    I unsure about the control system, but if they showed of any interesting games, i would have been tempted to give it a try.



    Hopefully they will show ooff some desent game at E3 2007, i might have a look again then.
  • The12thMonkey 9 years ago

    I have never wanted a machine more in my life.
  • smoison 9 years ago

    Oh baby that was sweet.



    They played surprising well the tenis game considering they were playing on a tiny screen at the bottom of the stage.



    This is the time for a reporters first impressions!



    I want juicy detail tomorow, now pls go to sleep early for the big day tomorow. I want the first update au 9:15... :D





  • rascoj64 9 years ago

    the wii's about 1.5 times the power of the cube, so don't expect to be blown away with graphics. I've gotta say tho that I'm 1,000 times more excited about having a go on a wii than a ps3 even tho I'll end up buying both.



    the ps3 stuff granted looked very cool, but is was much of the same old. this is something totally new!
  • Sko 9 years ago

    I think I'll avoid telling my Mum all her favourite GBA games have DS sequels coming. It'll bankrupt the family come her birthday...
  • chub 9 years ago

    It looks like they've put a lot more thought into the controller movement than Sony. And it rumbles. And has sound.
  • dk_rare 9 years ago

    I am very impressed with this show, good job Nintendo
  • Chim_chimma_nee! 9 years ago

    Hmmm... which zelda should I get?. Two versions, but I only want to play it once.
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    really good, glad I watched that. Kicked the sony presentation in the nuts didnt it. Welldone Ninty, so much there that i'm excited about. Zelda, Mario and red steel look great, lots of great new DS games, Yoshi's Island 2 for crying out loud !
  • caligari 9 years ago

    Yep, the only console out of the big 3 that I really want to buy so far.



    Unless Microsoft has something 'big' up its sleeve (hey, maybe a 200 pound price cut!). ;)
  • symmetry 9 years ago

    That was light-years better than Sony's conference.



    Now I must have a Wii.
  • skybluesam86 9 years ago

    I'm sorry, but even I couldn't help but chuckle at 'Wii Sports'.



    I'm used to the name, but that's just asking for it.
  • fawe3 9 years ago

    Well unless MS does something realy unexpected in an hour Wii will take all the glory this year.
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    250 : )



    or not..



    That was really good though...Is the microsoft one tonite aswell??
  • GitSomE_UK 9 years ago

    That was better than the Sony efforts... most impressed with that. Zelda and Red Steel look the biz... hmmm maybe not a 360 for Xmas then :)

  • floW 9 years ago

    Wii!
  • trampatoni 9 years ago

    am still dissapointed with no release date and price though.



    can't have everything i suppose
  • chub 9 years ago

    I lost the feed near the end at the tennis bit. Still, looks interesting.
  • Razz 9 years ago

    Nintendo are the best.
  • smelly 9 years ago

    games looked ace.



    Graphics looked poo.



    shame.. Ah, who cares about gfx? :-)

  • spazmo 9 years ago

    The difference between this and Sony's conference? FUN!!!
  • plok 9 years ago

    Amazing!
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    That was sweet!
  • paul_haine 9 years ago

    "Be sure to wear some loose clothing so you can really get into it"



    Fnar.
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    "He tosses up, serves, hit forehands, swing low-to-high to lob, do top-spin"



    How much stuff are you gonna break doing that in your living room..no wonder they arent backing HD TVs..
  • Psi 9 years ago

    omg he's pretty lucky, gets to play tennis against the nintendo bigwigs lol
  • Psi 9 years ago

    moto needs to work on his backhand, he'd still beat henman tho
  • Tiiti 9 years ago

    Conflicts with EA Sports. That's why MS stopped making sport games in the first place to get them on board
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    Come on guys, aren't we above the urine jokes by now?
  • symmetry 9 years ago

    Wii Sports : Urinal Soap Melting Challenge.
  • TheBoyChris 9 years ago

    This is incredible. Proper back to basics, and it sounds like it'll work.
  • Tiiti 9 years ago

    Wii Sports LOL
  • McGeeza 9 years ago

    WiiSports!
  • Psi 9 years ago

    wii sports! bet i can wii the highest!
  • DaveTheHutt 9 years ago

    With his limp hands, he looks like the Emperor from Star Wars.... "You want this, don't you...?"



  • symmetry 9 years ago

    Very clever Ninty.



    /claps
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    Wii eats your food in the fridge while you sleep
  • Psi 9 years ago

    wii! the insomniac console :D
  • fawe3 9 years ago

    Opera web broser?
  • Psi 9 years ago

    i think he needs an instant kettle, 40 seconds is far too long to wait for anything
  • DaveTheHutt 9 years ago

    I'm actually more excited by the DS games than the Wii - but that's only because I know how they'll play...



    Hutt out
  • DaveTheHutt 9 years ago

    OUENDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!
  • fawe3 9 years ago

    Uhooo jakuza boss himself O_O
  • space_ace 9 years ago

    does not update itself (on safari)
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    Diddy Kong Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    exclamationton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • caligari 9 years ago

    Yeah...I think I saw a n ew Ouendan in there!



    Yoshi's Island 2, Zelda DS, Star Fox? I need to poo again.
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    No Mother 3 :(
  • DaveTheHutt 9 years ago

    Was that...Ouendan?!?!!?!?!

  • spazmo 9 years ago

    Starfox DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    "3d on top screen, 2d general map on bottom"



    Brilliant.



    "controlling path of boomerang with stylus."



    Thats more like it.
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    /splodes
  • Senor_Sanchez 9 years ago

    i'm very impressed with the Wii so far - some of the games look like phenomenal experiences
  • Helios 9 years ago

    Yoshi's Island 2!



    EDIT: awwww beaten
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    Yoshi's Island 2, bitchin
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    Yoshi's Island 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • ChrisBravoTown 9 years ago

    ZOMG



    YOSHIS ISLAND 2
  • symmetry 9 years ago

    Agreed, with all the previous excitement of this Ninty conference, this guy is sending me to sleeeee....
  • DaveTheHutt 9 years ago

    Lot of word fluffing... is he pissed?



  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    Wii all live in a yellow submarWiine...
  • fawe3 9 years ago

    zzzzzz who let the acountant up on stage.
  • Carrybagma 9 years ago

    Ewwwww - "disruption"





    Zzzzz...
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    "Introduces George Harrison"



    Cue the Beatles jokes!
  • Psi 9 years ago

    red steel didnt look as nice as id hoped, potentials there tho

  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    Well this certainly is more eventful than the Playstation press conference.



    Well done ninty.
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    here come the stats...
  • fluff_the_tiger 9 years ago

    "By holding a button you can effectively pause the action, tag enemies' weak points by pointing, then resume to kill."



    Red dead rvolver style
  • symmetry 9 years ago

    The sword fighting looked a bit pants, was hoping for better than that.
  • MightyPenguin 9 years ago

    Red Steel is probably my most anticipated launch title atm... if we count TP as GC...
  • PlugMonkey 9 years ago

    Red Steel = FPS with a lightgun.



    I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for that!
  • Helios 9 years ago

    Jaysus, i'm impressed.
  • PlugMonkey 9 years ago

    quarter 4 2006 :(



    Didn't really expect anything else. After all, Nov 11 is Q4 as well...
  • symmetry 9 years ago

    27! Fuck me that's a lot. I feel sorry for Tom et all. :)
  • Helios 9 years ago

    Sonic!
  • Carrybagma 9 years ago

    Big mallet FTW!



    Nintendo have head my prayers!



    Fuck me - I'm enjoying this!
  • fluff_the_tiger 9 years ago

    quarter 4 2006 :(
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    2 versions of Zelda? Boo Hiss
  • Carrybagma 9 years ago

    Motion sensing on nunchuk!



    Hurrah!
  • skybluesam86 9 years ago

    Woah woah woah!



    The Wii remote has a built in speaker?!



    nice!
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    "The Wii remote has a speaker. "You'll hear the bow-string go taut." The sound will run from the controller to the screen where it'll be heard impacting."



    Now THAT is a nice touch.
  • fluff_the_tiger 9 years ago

    so are the graphics in all these games just at the same level as the GC? What about red steel ?
  • rauper 9 years ago

    It's GC but wii is backward compatible



    zelda is playable at the show on wii only [no gamecube or gba at all at the show] but its on a gamecube disc
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    It is GC with Wii support
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    "This is the first Zelda game that will be right there on launch day alongside a new Nintendo system."



    So it's not GC?
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    "This is the first Zelda game that will be right there on launch day alongside a new Nintendo system."



    wii launch title??



    what???



    nope- read it wrong : )
  • Helios 9 years ago

    OMG CAPITALS!





    (ZELDAR!)
  • ChrisBravoTown 9 years ago

    "Super Mario Galaxy"



    !!!
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    FIRE EMBLEM !!!!
  • Helios 9 years ago

    Good job you two who supported the wii names :D
  • Sko 9 years ago

    "...u took the red pill"



    Ah, this explains a lot.
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    Is anyone else getting alot of static out of one channel
  • dudley 9 years ago

    ah, shame not to announce price and date, that could have taken some wind out of sonys sails
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    *applauds peterfll*
  • dudley 9 years ago

    on that evidence, the sony controller thingy simply does not compare, and nintendo have no need to worry on that front, totally different applications
  • peterfll 9 years ago

    patch - were you like, abused or something, by a guy who looked like Mario?



    Did Princess Peach stand you up?



    Did Zelda date you but screw your best friend?



    Did Toad try and kiss you behind the bike shed?
  • tonynibbles 9 years ago

    Watching is on Gamespot now.



    I want a Wii NOW
  • fawe3 9 years ago

    Wii OWNAGE
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    Oh god! There's blood everywhere!





    AAAAARGH!
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    f**kin .... A
  • ChrisBravoTown 9 years ago

    SweeeeT
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    ACK! NOSEBLEED!



    LITERAL HONEST-TO-GOD NOSEBLEED!
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    Now this is how you start a press conference.
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    Its cool how just the word "mario" has me more excited than any of the other updates
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    'Just created an account specifically to ignore you patch. Remember you from the NOE forums calling everyone pissheads when they announced the name. I've shat turds with more wit. Have a nice afternoon hearing about a real console. Take care love.'





    pissheads - hahaha



    ur bad language is unnecessary Mrs Wit







  • dudley 9 years ago

    air drums! the dream!
  • HolyJebus 9 years ago

    ha, what a laugh

  • trampatoni 9 years ago

    why has my gamespot feed not started!!??



    i knew i shouldn't have downloaded IE7 beta....
  • Azazel 9 years ago

    man, that guy is pretty funny. Give him a stand-up slot somewhere, someone please...



    In a skip.



    heh yeah, he can make it a double act with Carrot Top...
  • ralphwolfenstein 9 years ago

    wow! shigsy is conducting a virtual orchestra to the Zelda theme!
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    get in

  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    Lol @ Miyamoto conducting!!!
  • dudley 9 years ago

    amazing start!!!!
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    Patchbox..Can i ask why you are actually here?



    You obviously have no interest in nintendo, and you are obviously blinded by your own sense of stupidity.



    In short:

    "OMIGAWDZORS LYK MY CONSOL IS LYK WAY BETTER THAN UR MUM IN BED"



    Oh and yay its started!!!
  • TwistidChimp 9 years ago

    aaaay, here we go
  • chub 9 years ago

    We're off
  • Razz 9 years ago

    ITS FARTED!!!
  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    YAY it's starting!!!!!! Gamespot feed.
  • rauper 9 years ago

    Remember everyone, you shouldn't need to hit f5 to get any updates [and we've done some bugfixing since the sony conference]. If we do get massive traffic the rest of the site may slow down but the conference updates will still be fed through.
  • dudley 9 years ago

    theatre nowhere near full? worrying
  • HolyJebus 9 years ago

    Gamespot feed is free. You have to pay for a higher resolution
  • grazerx8 9 years ago

    you made it then.
  • Croker 9 years ago

    Gametrailers are doing a live webcast for the Nintendo conference as well
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    justin time
  • chub 9 years ago

    It was the same last night for the Sony one. Only with even crapper music. Gamespot will leap into life when the thing starts
  • Wabe 9 years ago

    Is the gamespot feed for subsribers only?
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    man, that guy is pretty funny. Give him a stand-up slot somewhere, someone please...



    In a skip.
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    They're being made to turn off all connections with the outside world.



    ...















    IT'S A TRAP!!!
  • TheeUmbrellaBoy 9 years ago

    Same for me too HolyJebus
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    Meh was my reaction last night :)
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    Any of ye cats watching on Gamespot? Is it just a static silver nintendo sign for ye at the mo?



    Yes
  • Azazel 9 years ago

    man, that guy is pretty funny. Give him a stand-up slot somewhere, someone please...
  • drumbaby 9 years ago

    Obviously I haven't seen it yet...but here's my guaranteed reaction to it right here and right now:



    'MEH'



    Well, it's only Nintendo, innit? :)
  • HolyJebus 9 years ago

    Any of ye cats watching on Gamespot? Is it just a static silver nintendo sign for ye at the mo?
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    'After years of playing games, i got the feeling of "meh" from sony's presentation - VERY pretty games, but seen it all before.'



    seen it all before but never owned the machine or truly experienced it fully inorder to come to a viable conclusion - nintendo fanboys always stuck in their ways or down a pipe



    enough of Smelly Wii



  • L0cky 9 years ago

    'theres always the high-tech solution of putting our laptops under our coats while updating.'



    Eurogamer in ruined Nintendo technical demonstration horror
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    I'm hearing 23rd June release for the DS lite



    (Nooooooo! misses my birthday!).
  • TheeUmbrellaBoy 9 years ago

    Just created an account specifically to ignore you patch. Remember you from the NOE forums calling everyone pissheads when they announced the name. I've shat turds with more wit. Have a nice afternoon hearing about a real console. Take care love.
  • grazerx8 9 years ago

    wonder why they have 2 turn off all electrical stuff?

  • L0cky 9 years ago

    It won't be a very interesting live feed then :I
  • Psi 9 years ago

    "ur eyes have been opened, its good u took the red pill



    welcome to the desert of the real"



    omg your an emo fag! i cant stop laughing after reading that.



    good boy skippy your a class act.
  • The12thMonkey 9 years ago

    lol @ no laptops



    Got it streaming. I ain't doing this by halves.
  • dudley 9 years ago

    maybe the secret funcionality is that the wii is actually your own peronsal plane and phones etc will need to be turned off during take off





    I BET
  • grazerx8 9 years ago

    no

    no

    and no
  • Toonster 9 years ago

    Gah! Why'd this have to happen during schoooool!?
  • smelly 9 years ago

    hang on, Wii remote is bluetooth isnt it? Surely they dont interfere with each other?

  • L0cky 9 years ago

    The 'X' button you're probably referring to is the Guide button. It opens the guide blade allowing you access to online and platform functionality (ie non game functionality).
  • dudley 9 years ago

    oooh, all the journo's being told to turn off any wireless devices! maybe this is still gonna be mad secretive!
  • smelly 9 years ago

    Nintendo just issued a command over the PA that people turn off laptops, wireless and Bluetooth devices before the conference. This could be interesting!



    ARSE

  • Azazel 9 years ago

    The games playing demographic today just doesn't want a console named Wii. Wii's inferior specs place it on a level with the last generation of consoles, regardless of it's 'revolutionary' controller. People getting excited about a stars wars light-sabre game? So what, there will be no viable way to implement striking another light saber, short of the wii having a large waving stick peripheral. That is highly unlikely. Think of the cost! and possible safety hazards, your eye could be put out by a wii stick. The games range is laughably antiquated as it features combinations of words that have existed for well over a decade, for example: Mario Brothers. It's small CD shaped media is also laughably in a disc format. And only capable of storing the equivalent of 7 medium sized 2D platform games featuring plumbers.



    THINK ON THIS!!! -



    "The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."



    i HAVE NOT SEEN WATER IN ANY PIPE IN MARIO!



  • Wabe 9 years ago

    Wii flows more freely
  • smelly 9 years ago

    @L0cky



    I think it's because the younger people havent been around enough to realise that just making things prettier doesnt make the games better.



    What i find REALLY funny though is the kids who a few years back were telling us "gfx dont matter" (when they owned a ps2) but are now stating it to be the most important thing! lol



    After years of playing games, i got the feeling of "meh" from sony's presentation - VERY pretty games, but seen it all before.



    I want FUN!!! And im hoping it's about to come!

  • Nikanoru 9 years ago

    Ohh I see.



    Well, sock or just plain mongoloid, doesn't matter either way. :) *click*
  • spazmo 9 years ago

    Maaaan, this is gonna be so good......or is it? I hope the gamespot stream holds up.
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    'I realise now that i've never enjoyed a nintendo game, because they're kiddy, and old tech, and the games are the same all the time.



    I'll never play nintendo again, and people like patch can sleep happily in their beds knowing that's one less person playing these totally unfun uninnovative games. '



    ur eyes have been opened, it's good u took the red pill



    welcome to the desert of the real
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    Not sure as the Ps3 thread was filled with angry, tired gamers.
  • floW 9 years ago

    can we beat the PS3 conference comments number? I think we can :)
  • Ares 9 years ago

    'If I want to watch kids fight I can go stand outside a chip shop at 8pm.'



    Then why don't you do that er... smelly face.



    And another thing: Let's all stop encouraging patchbox shall we?
  • holy_bazooka 9 years ago

    hi

    first time poster

    this is very exciting

  • jimmyboo 9 years ago

    All Nintendo need to do to steal the show, apart from the games everyone's already mentioned, is to show the shells for the Wiimote.



    1) Shotgun shell

    2) Wavebird shell

    3) lightsaber/sword shell

    4) Golf club



    The crowd will simply faint in ecstasy
  • Teeth 9 years ago

    Here we go, baby!
  • L0cky 9 years ago

    Ironically it seems it's the younger gamers who are turned off by Nintendo; while the older, jaded gamers (and non gamers) are the ones that are seeing the obvious appeal.



    This doesn't really fit into the perception many people have of Nintendo x)
  • smelly 9 years ago

    @peterfll



    LMFAO : You know, i've never thought of it like that. I bow down before your knowledge, and I acknowledge that you're perfectly right.



    Nintendo ONLY make the same games over and over again, and they're totally not different!



    I realise now that i've never enjoyed a nintendo game, because they're kiddy, and old tech, and the games are the same all the time.



    I'll never play nintendo again, and people like patch can sleep happily in their beds knowing that's one less person playing these totally unfun uninnovative games.





    *lol*



  • Tonka 9 years ago

    So MS conference will right after Nintendo's right? This will be a long night.
  • Carrybagma 9 years ago

    It doesn't bode well for the Microsoft conference thread does it? I didn't read the whole Sony thread, but if that got trolled and this is trolled, the Microsoft thread will be fubar.



    /registers "Kutaragi120fps" and "Itsawii-Mario!" socks

    /writes script to post "Disrupt!" repeatedly.



    nah.
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    "Nintendo are making the Wii out of old recycled nun's knickers. "



    Which means it'll do well in catholic countries such as Italy where Sony pissed off the chuch with those '10 years of passion' adverts...
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    fanboy on what side ?????



    nintendo make rehash same old games and their fans love it



    if nintendo were worth the salt they would have sold N64's and Cube's and wouldn't be lagging behind the newcomers into the industry - they are a shadow of their former self



    don't get mad with me get mad with the facts
  • MightyPenguin 9 years ago

    The live feed has started...
  • peterfll 9 years ago

    Patch - you're so right, the Wii...... it's well yesterdaygenerationallyminicdcra
    peron.



    The PS3 meanwhile will be able to have the computational power of 250 Xbox360's - and that's just from one USB port! And dont forget, with HDMI connectivity (exclusive to PS3) you're also be able to connect it to your mama - and control her anywhere from within cyberspace!!! And don't get me started on the new tilt function - tilt your PS3 controller and outside world tips with you!! FTW!! And BluRay will allow you to watch movies - in holo3D! 1080p that Kidtendo!



    Nintendo are making the Wii out of old recycled nun's knickers.

  • Psi 9 years ago

    hope it is, 20mins drive home and i finish at 5:30



    always just my luck aint it... it'll be bang on time.



    kanga thats a great pitch for a game! Chipshop Fighter II !
  • kangarootoo 9 years ago

    Jesus, I half wish the bloody thing hadn't been announced. Every time a new bit of kit comes out every thread on here turns to shit. Why does everyone (and of course I don't literally mean everyone) have to be so cocking precious and monochrome about these things.



    Any outsider would think that gaming has to be the most miserable and cynical hobby on the planet. "Enjoyed" by people who can only get any sense of true entertainment by rubbishing the opinions of others. I bet fans of curling and horse riding don't cat-fight like this everytime a new bloody brush or saddle comes to market.



    I'll have to just stop reading the threads for a few days, same as I did when the 360 hit the shops, until proper discussions re-surface again. If I want to watch kids fight I can go stand outside a chip shop at 8pm.



    Rant over. Man, this grumpiness is infectious stuff isn't it.
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

  • twinbee 9 years ago

    5p says it will be delayed by 30 minutes



    Wasn't it delayed by 45 minutes last year?
  • grazerx8 9 years ago

    most likley but i can wate.

  • Tonka 9 years ago

    smelly is no sock. He's for real.

    ;P
  • smelly 9 years ago

    same old, same old



    Like endless racing games with prettier graphics you mean?



    WAHEY! For the FIRST TIME EVER. I've used the "ignore poster" button.



    I mean, i'm prepared to argue with the most ardent of fanboy, but he's just out to try to provoke a response.



    Either that or he REALLY IS a clueless blinkered fanboy who'll slag stuff off without knowing owt about it.

  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    Sock puppets are also fun :(



    Unless they're used socks.



    Then they're just smelly.
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    5p says it will be delayed by 30 minutes
  • Ares 9 years ago

    D'you think they'll show new SSB Melee? Oh my gawd, oh my gawd, oh my GAAAAAADDDD!
  • Perry 9 years ago

    Le Dill



    Only say good things about Xbox, per chance?
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    Aw, but I want to play with the fanboy some more. He's sweet. I want to love him and hug him and call him George.



    He's not a fanboy though. He's just a sock.
  • Kay 9 years ago

    Isn't this conference going to be live on EGTV?



    K
  • Psi 9 years ago

    "Wii = yesterdaygen"



    lol patchycommonsence!



    so yesterday nobody has a clue what it's going to be like yet!
  • dk_rare 9 years ago

    Half an hour to go bois ^ ^
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    Don't rub it in :( It was good, but not worth the 2.30am finish on a school night...



    I was one of those suckers, but I would've been awake at that time anyway.



    I really, really hope we see a 2d Metroid for the DS, and a decent price point for Europe.
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    'Patchbox. What's your opinion on the fact that Blu-Ray is slower-loading (about 1/5 of the speed) than DVD? Only I'd really like to see some trollish spin on that data.'



    u wait a tad longer for a huge leap in quality
  • The12thMonkey 9 years ago

    On the subject of 360 games. Perfect Dark Zero annoyed me a fair bit, but was a good grin in multiplayer (everyone was equally shite with the fiddly controls). Kameo is pretty good fun, but it's got camera issues we really ought to have seen the back of three years ago. Call of Duty 2 is really great. It's a regular multiplayer treat, and the campaigns, though horribly linear and on-rails, are still a blast.



    Those are the only games I have played, if that's of any help Matt.
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    'Wii uses full sized dvd's, just like the xbox does.'





    Relax cos it doesn't make a difference on a system with specs barely over xbox 1 capabilities



    Wii = yesterdaygen



    Mario,

    super smash bros,

    metroid

    mario tennis

    zelda

    warioware



    same old, same old
  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    @Patchbox: What's your opinion on the fact that Blu-Ray is slower-loading (about 1/5 of the speed) than DVD? Only I'd really like to see some trollish spin on that data.
  • The12thMonkey 9 years ago

    I may need a new pair of boxers if they show Metroid. I'm a simple child at heart.
  • mr-retail 9 years ago

    KOTOR - knights of old republic
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 9 years ago

    @that patch fellow



    Sock!
  • smelly 9 years ago

    @patchbox360 : Retard. If you're going to post like that, i suggest you get your facts right.



    Wii uses full sized dvd's, just like the xbox does.



    This can't be worse than the Sony conference earlier.



    If they show even half of these games i'll be happy (Espec new mario):



    Mario,

    super smash bros,

    metroid

    mario tennis

    zelda

    warioware

  • ralphwolfenstein 9 years ago

    This can't be worse than the Sony conference earlier.



    (waves to all the suckers who also watched the Sony conference live)



    Don't rub it in :( It was good, but not worth the 2.30am finish on a school night...
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    None- considering it takes dvds



    xbox 360= 6-months-ago gen then?
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    what the hell is a troll ?? haha



    Also how many Wii mini cd disk would it take to fit a game like Oblivion



    Wii = yesterdaygen
  • twinbee 9 years ago

    This can't be worse than the Sony conference earlier.



    (waves to all the suckers who also watched the Sony conference live)
  • Ares 9 years ago

    'I hope Miyamoto has some fucking words to say to those shitheads at Sony. They piss me off sometimes. What bloody wankers. ' - SuperGamerMatt



    LOL, you said Matt ; )



    Yeah, swearing's great. It's therapeutic and essential in life when one encounters comments such as these:



    'I won't trust a company that names it's console 'Wii' and that has hyped people at launch with their last two console revelations, failing each time horribly to follow through.' - PatchBox360



    Stop talking shit patch m'boy.



    See?

  • Markusdragon 9 years ago

    How's about



    EVERYONE SHOULD DO THEIR HARDEST TO OUTWIT THEIR MARKET OPPOSITION THROUGHOUT THE NEXT GENERATION SURELY CULMINATING IN AN EXPANDED AND INNOVATIVE CONSOLE MARKET
  • peterfll 9 years ago

    No-one should have a continuous monolopy it's not healthy. It should be run like the EU - everyone takes a turn a presidency.



    It works for the EU doesn't it? Woo-hoo!
  • Batfink 9 years ago

    Seriously, comparing Wii to 360 or PS3 from the point of view of the hardcore gamer (which we all are - esp. compared to say, my mum) is pointless. Nintendo aren't trying to beat sony and ms at their own game. Why bother, when there's a much bigger prize laying uncontested?



    Personally, I can't wait for Wii. It will probably be the first videogame I can play with my girlfriend, my mother, a 5-year old child and my friends, all at the same time. And they won't feel stupid or confused doing it. Fantastic stuff.
  • smelly 9 years ago

    NINTENDO AND MICROSOFT SHOULD WORK AS A TEAM TO DESTROY SONY!





    Erm, but that'd mean microsoft almost having a monopoly? Who wants that?



  • reality_cheque 9 years ago

    *waves goodbye to patchtard3000*



    Hope you and smoisson get along in my ignore box! :D
  • peterfll 9 years ago

    patchbox - can't you tell by the name? A troll a troll a troll.



    I'm going to change my profile name to SuperSonyTilt128 - what do people think?
  • reality_cheque 9 years ago

    @SuperGamerMatt: That did go through my mind when Sega announced their old games on the 360 and the Wii, that maybe this is Sega getting their revenge on their usurpers :D
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    I won't trust a company that names it's console 'Wii' and that has hyped people at launch with their last two console revelations, failing each time horribly to follow through.



    story of all nintendo fanboys - they always need a second console



  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

  • smelly 9 years ago

    @Patchbox : And people call ME a blinkered fanboy!!!!

  • Nikanoru 9 years ago

    Patchbox, you're a fucking 'tard. I'm not even gonna bother to provide any arguments against that last post of yours, that would be like telling a clown he's got a big nose.
  • absolutezero 9 years ago

    "nintendo pads and hardware innovations of past have been far from revolutionary"



    hah ah aha ha ha



    Like shoulder buttons? Or an analouge stick? Maybe the rumble pack?



    Not really revolutionary but just taken on by the rest of the industry as a whole.
  • Psi 9 years ago

  • Carrybagma 9 years ago

    I hope this doesn't end up like the GDC Nintendo 'live' thread.



    It's certainly started off the same way!
  • tiddles 9 years ago

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!



    Excitement forces Razz to relieve himself in the comments section...
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    Yeah i suppose, and i admit that nintendo definitly have the right idea when it comes to changing the actual game experience, not just the graphics.



    But then again we still havent reached the point where graphics cant be improved at all (so basically photo realistic) , so maybe the next next gen eh?

  • Psi 9 years ago

    yeah guilty but gfx leaps aint what they were from say snes to n64, they are getting smaller each time. It should reach a point where to upgrade wouldn't really offer too much more improvement in gfx.
  • GuiltySpark 9 years ago

    "I don't know why your hung up on gfx the psp has better gfx than the ds and i know which id have and why."



    Yes but its hardly surprising that people expect "next gen" graphics from erm....the next generation... is it?
  • gamesb*tch 9 years ago

    Am I seriously waiting to read text about a visual medium?



    /puts CD



    "... if a picture paints a thousand words..."
  • Psi 9 years ago

    I don't know why your hung up on gfx the psp has better gfx than the ds and i know which id have and why.
  • nickthegun 9 years ago

    'So.......any questions?'



    /every journo in the place puts up hand



    '....any questions that arent a stupid joke about the name?'



    /every journo in the place bar one puts hand down



    'Yes?'



    '.....no, seriously, what were you thinking?'



    *journo is beaten to death with Wii controller while, in real time on a bank of monitors, link flails around like Jimmy Corkhill after a handful of Disco Biscuits*
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    with the Wii barely out performing the xbox 1 performance stats this Wii pad better be the best control ever created



    highly unlikely



    nintendo pads and hardware innovations of past have been far from revolutionary - maybe thats why they changed the name to Wii at such short notice
  • ekko 9 years ago

    3/4 of the conference will be about the DS (and DS Lite)... as lovely as the DS is I hope they focus on the Wii...
  • kenty 9 years ago

    hur hur



    http://img.photobucket.com/album
    s/v258/biglime/pspreggie.jpg
  • Tonka 9 years ago

    With Sony covering all bases 360 and Wii (hahaha) don't have a leg too stand on - the only thing 360 has got over ps3 is Halo 3 right now and Wii (hahaha) with the exclusivity of a motion sensing pad out of the window, failure is on the horizon for the nintendo, games like Super Smash Bros online won't hold up against Heavenly Sword



    Did you write that all on your own or did someone help you?
  • absolutezero 9 years ago

    What confirmed as retarded? I don't really need that confirmed.



    gyroscope =/= Wiimote.
  • Dr-Strangelove 9 years ago

    /Walks around stadium in cricket whites

    /smacks bat into hands and chants...



    "BRING IT ON! BRING IT ON!!"



    /faints
  • urban 9 years ago

    keep us up to date on the queue antics
  • patchbox360 9 years ago

    With Sony covering all bases 360 and Wii (hahaha) don't have a leg too stand on - the only thing 360 has got over ps3 is Halo 3 right now and Wii (hahaha) with the exclusivity of a motion sensing pad out of the window, failure is on the horizon for the nintendo, games like Super Smash Bros online won't hold up against Heavenly Sword







    this will be confirmed very soon
  • The12thMonkey 9 years ago

    Damn, why don't I have a Nintendo hat? -.-



    Guess my England hat will have to do. I'm sure I can mock it up with some sort of finery.
  • Tiiti 9 years ago

    /cancels gym

    /puts on Nintendo hat for the afternoon / evening
  • The12thMonkey 9 years ago

    And so it begins...
  • richardiox 9 years ago

    Wii willy woo-hoo "There's a strong whiff of voodoo about it"

    Voodoo Wii Revolution
  • Razz 9 years ago

    Wiiiiiii !!!!
  • Razz 9 years ago

    /grows wings



    /flies around comments section
  • Hanafunda 9 years ago

    Me neither Razz



    /dances and prancys like a fairy
  • Razz 9 years ago

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! HEHEHEHEHHE!! I CAN'T WAIT :D :D :D :D :D :D :)
  • Flagship 9 years ago

    I am so so so so so so excited about this, haven't felt like this since gamecube :0:0
  • bobbyboulders 9 years ago

    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
  • Bidermaier 9 years ago

    I feel like stepping into a new and big rollercoaster. I hope we have a good time fellas.
  • Razz 9 years ago

    Yes... yes it does.

  • Xerx3s 9 years ago

    Meh, does it really make that much of a difference that you read the entire story later on or live? :\
  • Razz 9 years ago

    /Prepares to leave work early on Tuesday
  • floW 9 years ago

    So am I.
  • Volvo 9 years ago

    Eurogamer are awesome
  • HoriZon 9 years ago

    Wii'ing with excitement!!
  • sir_tripod 9 years ago

    The world will be watching!



    :D

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

17:11 By Rob Fahey

Welcome! Were just getting ready for the second conference of the week - its Nintendo up to bat this time, in the Kodak Theatre slap bang in the middle of Hollywood. Our US ground team (its like being in the army, but for unhealthy people) is en route to the theatre as we type, and well be getting updates out of them in the next few minutes.

17:20 By Rob Fahey

Everyones filing into the giant, tiered Kodak Theatre. Slowly, but a bit more freely than we experienced at Sony yesterday.

Nintendo just issued a command over the PA that people turn off laptops, wireless and Bluetooth devices before the conference. This could be interesting! Not to worry, though - theres always the high-tech solution of putting our laptops under our coats while updating.

17:27 By Rob Fahey

"The programme will begin promptly at 9.30," apparently. Theyre still telling us to turn off laptops and so on - our best guess is that theyre worried that too many devices running in the hall will mess up their wireless controllers. Back in the UK, though, Marks best guess is that Miyamoto is actually a Bluetooth-controlled robot who has been masquerading as him ever since the real thing died in a freak cosplay accident. I think we all know the truth of this.

17:32 By Rob Fahey

Its looking like theyre actually going to start on time. Were being clandestine with our laptops. Tom may well get violent if they try to throw him out, though, so keep an eye out for Nintendo security brutality footage on EGTV later.

17:33 By Rob Fahey

Fine, maybe theyre not starting on time after all. Theres a healthy buzz anyway, even though the theatres nowhere near full - which is unusual for Nintendo conferences, as theyre normally packed to the gills.

17:37 By Rob Fahey

A big blue curtain screen just rose up behind the Nintendo logo, and Miyamoto has walked on-stage.

17:37 By Rob Fahey

Hes conducting an in-game orchestra on-screen playing the Zelda theme. Using the Wii controller to do so, his actions reflected in the music tempo.

17:38 By Rob Fahey

The little characters look like bobble-heads, wiggling their instruments erratically. Miyamoto makes huge sweeping gestures to finish.

17:39 By Rob Fahey

Now the lights are up on a guy on-screen playing a driving game - a pick-up spinning through the desert as he twists his hands to turn.

Next we have a sword-fighting game on the opposite side of the stage - first-person slashing. Graphically none of this is that exciting, but its clearly using the Wii controller fully.

17:40 By Rob Fahey

The lights are up on Reggie Fils-Aime. "If all you want is next-generation, youre in the wrong place." "Its not just next, its whats absolutely new." "Playing is no longer just about looks, its about the feel." "Its about everyone."

17:41 By Rob Fahey

"Playing is believing." Goes into a trailer reel. Thank god for that.

17:42 By Rob Fahey

The Wii logo dances onto the big white screen. Four controllers appear, and two guys pick up two each and start drumming. A groups playing tennis, whacking the balls with the controller.

Now theres a golfer. All these sports demos have a common graphical theme. Now the orchestra game is back, with people conducting the wand like a baton.

17:42 By Rob Fahey

Mario.

17:43 By Rob Fahey

Running around on small worlds, using the wand to smack things at bosses. Now theres a flying game with the wand used to change the arc. And Metroids on now, first-person shooting one-handed in MP2-quality visuals.

17:44 By Rob Fahey

And now a running game, and Warioware - slicing things, trying to balance a stick on a hand, shaking motions, turning keys, wiggling a hula hoop. Now a big hand. There's a table tennis game up now.

17:44 By Rob Fahey

Whacking the ball with the controller. And now an FPS, with the player marking targets before blasting with a GoldenEye style reticule (though, well, it's hardly going to be that is it). The fighting game's back. And now Zelda.

17:45 By Rob Fahey

Firing arrows, swiping enemies with the Master Sword. Throwing a fishing line into the water to snag a bass as Link sits in his little boat.

17:46 By Rob Fahey

The Wii logo lands back on the screen. Everyone applauds. "2006" it says.

17:49 By Rob Fahey

Reggie's back up. He points out that people were surprised by DS - he's making a point about how people were sceptical of the DS too, and the Wii controller.

"Today you will see. And tomorrow you'll start to feel. Welcome to the next leap in gaming."

"We have answers to some questions, but deliberately not to all." They want to jolt our right brains with inspiration, apparently. Last time I jolted my right brain it was when I fell off my bike. I guess this is going to be different.

17:50 By Rob Fahey

Reggie says he's going to answer questions, but maybe not everything. He's walking us through the old days - 96 and Mario 64. "Even then, it was about the feel."

"The memory of that moment was the starting point for Wii." No, he's not cringing when he says the name. Admittedly, we're doing enough for both of us.

Date and price: "We believe it's in our interest to keep the details private." More fun for less money, in Q4 2006. A ripple of applause.

"Next, the name." "First, we want to thank everyone who wrote good things about it the day you heard it." "Both of you."

17:52 By Rob Fahey

"At first every distinctive name sounds strange." Did we love Lexus, Ikea, Google, he asks. "Change is good." It means "just what it sounds like".

"It's the sound of the future." There's lots of this sort of soundbite flying around. "What about third parties?" In detail in a few minutes, he says.

(Yes, he did just say that Wii is the sound of the future. The jokes are STILL writing themselves.)

17:53 By Rob Fahey

Another trailer reel. Metroid Prime 3 Corruption - firing at stuff in the air, morph balling. Dragonball something 2. Dragon Quest Swords - a volcano erupts, water hits. Fire Emblem! Woot! A bird lands on a girl's hand.

Spongebob. Cars. Super Mario Galaxy. More darting through the skies. SD Gundam.

17:54 By Rob Fahey

Dynasty Warriors or somesuch. Necro-Nesia. Excite-truck.

Elebits from Konami. Looks quite basic. That gun game earlier was Red Steel by the way. Rayman 4's up - lots of rabbits getting boshed. Super Swing Golf PANGYA. Sonic Wild Fire.

17:54 By Rob Fahey

Project HAMMER (Nintendo), Finalfurlong Revolution. One Piece Unlimited Adventure. Madden.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - airships in the sky, chars wandering around looking stylised like FFCC Cube. Zelda's up too. And the Wii logo. Phew.

17:55 By Rob Fahey

The Zelda Twilight Princess logo hangs over Reggie's head now. "It is by far the best Zelda game we've ever made." "This is the first Zelda game that will be right there on launch day alongside a new Nintendo system."

17:57 By Rob Fahey

A first look, he says. Nate and Bill from NOA turn up to play the game on Wii.

Familiar to anyone who's played Zelda. Movement on analogue nunchuck. Items d-pad. Targeting on Z button.

There's a fairy on screen indicating where you're pointing. He's going in to battles - sword swing on B button with remote.

17:57 By Rob Fahey

The bow is aimed using the pointer "like all distance weapons" - aims with a circle in the centre of the screen where the cursor moves; when you move outside the circle the camera turns.

17:58 By Rob Fahey

There's also a depth of sound effect. The Wii remote has a speaker. "You'll hear the bow-string go taut." The sound will run from the controller to the screen where it'll be heard impacting.

17:59 By Rob Fahey

A quick jab with the Wii remote - a thrust, really - and you'll feel the impact through the rumble friction. They're just playing it on stage - a tiny TV and a Wii.

The classic Zelda chime will be heard on the speaker on the remote, apparently. We're seeing a stripped down bit of one dungeon.

18:00 By Rob Fahey

You can pick up crates with A on the remote, and then throw them by doing a chuck gesture.

Iron boots are back. They don't just weigh you down, but lift you up - Link hangs upside down form a big electromagnet.

"The E3 version is just a very compact dungeon." Also toned down in difficulty so it's accessible as a demo.

18:01 By Rob Fahey

Fires an arrow at some string to make a bridge fall. Quick rotation with nun-chuck for spin attack, then a stab to do a down thrust.

18:02 By Rob Fahey

There's a big door. Apparently they're not going to show it to us because it's awesome. We'll also have a Zelda fishing demo at E3, he says. And they're off.

18:02 By Rob Fahey

Reggie: "This Zelda of course is the first ever to feature free control." But it'll work on GameCubes too, he reiterates. "Here in the Americas, Nintendo will launch two different versions." Same day as new console launches.

18:03 By Rob Fahey

"The name of the game is still games." "Actions speak louder than words." Lord. Aha, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. More running and gunning with Wii and nun-chuck controller.

18:04 By Rob Fahey

Super Mario Galaxy. The world's like two giant dishes cupped together and you can run around either side. Swing hand to battle objects, grab shooting stars with pointer.

"Hard at work on new franchises." Three early previews, starting with Excite-truck.

18:05 By Rob Fahey

Tilt controller like handlebars, he says. Terrain deforms beneath you in real-time.

"In Project HAMMER, swing the controller and the bad guys get nailed."

18:05 By Rob Fahey

Disaster: Day of Crisis. "Bring the catastrophe under your control." That's where the volcano was from earlier.

18:06 By Rob Fahey

Third-party stuff. We won't see much from them today apparently, except Hyper Sonic. (Wasn't it Sonic Wild Fire a minute ago?)

FF Crystal Chronicles again. "Wii will take what is familiar and reinvent it." The FF stuff was CG basically.

18:06 By Rob Fahey

Madden's up on screen now. Reggie seems excited. You'll use lots of gestures for that. Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam now. Rayman. They're not showing these - just logos.

18:07 By Rob Fahey

"While we're not going to specify a launch number this morning, you'll be playing 27 different Wii games tomorrow on the show floor."

18:07 By Rob Fahey

And seeing even more on video. That includes "none" of the titles due with Virtual Console, he says.

18:08 By Rob Fahey

Another example coming up. Ubisoft's here to talk through Red Steel.

18:09 By Rob Fahey

Launch title exclusive. Set in USA and Japan. He uses nun-chuck in left hand and fire gun with other controller. But, er, the video's not on the giant screen.

18:09 By Rob Fahey

Might be a bit of a technical issue, this. We can hear him playing it and see him doing it, but no video. Apparently you can push doors, and "you are in the game" etc.

"Where's the game?" some bloke behind us yells. Aha, and the vid's up.

18:10 By Rob Fahey

Applause. Looks quite current gen but controls are the key. He's pointing with the cursor and firing, ducking behind stuff, reloading, opens door by gesturing it aside.

18:11 By Rob Fahey

Trying to keep action fast-paced, he says. AI has a clan system to work together, apparently. Destructible environments. Physics. Soft bodies.

18:13 By Rob Fahey

By holding a button you can effectively pause the action, tag enemies' weak points by pointing, then resume to kill.

18:14 By Rob Fahey

Move left hand and movement follows. And now he's going to fight with a sword - the demo we saw earlier.

You block with left, slash with right, in any directions. "Dozens" of combinations available.

Easy to handle, hard to master. And that's the Red Steel demo.

18:15 By Rob Fahey

Reggie: "We want to switch gears now." From Wii to DS. Introduces George Harrison, who comes out of a special sliding door in the stage face. Weirdos.

18:15 By Rob Fahey

"No matter who you are we will make things better." Shows people playing it in various places, smiling like they're getting paid. HAHA it's all so merry!

18:16 By Rob Fahey

Apparently he's not going to talk sales figures, which is nice of him. "Some of you questioned if we were up to the challenge" when PSP came out, he says. But it's all about the games, he argues. Nintendogs, Brain games, seamless portable Wi-Fi play.

18:16 By Rob Fahey

"In terms of actual sell through to players, DS has sold more than 16 million units." Says PSP is "millions less" - cites independent sources.

18:17 By Rob Fahey

"Easy and free is a pretty persuasive offer" he says of the Wi-Fi Connection sales. Over 1.3m users, 40+m sessions.

18:18 By Rob Fahey

Now he talks Brain Age. Mine's still 20 by the way. 5 million players in Japan, he says, including old people like Kristan, who is looking in horror at all the text I'm sending you.

18:18 By Rob Fahey

Touch Generations - Big Brain Academy, Clubhouse games, Sudoku Gridmaster are all part of this idea of games for all.

18:19 By Rob Fahey

Talk about DS Lite, and New Super Mario Bros. "Which is the very picture of old school." It does look a bit sexy.

Pokemon Blue Mystery Dungeon and companion Red version for Game Boy coming soon too. Already huge sellers in Japan - due in US on Sept 18th.

18:19 By Rob Fahey

Diddy Kong Racing DS, Yoshi's Island 2, Starfox DS are all up, logos. No trailers.

18:20 By Rob Fahey

Final Fantasy III coming with improved 3d graphics he says. Shows Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam DSnow. 3d on top screen, 2d general map on bottom.

18:20 By Rob Fahey

Aha, Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. "Picking up where Wind Waker left off." Sailing, swordplay, controlling path of boomerang with stylus.

18:22 By Rob Fahey

Trailer reel. Mario Hoops 3 on 3. Starfox DS - nice 3d, can't see touch-screen. New SMB vid. Elite Beat Agents. Yoshi's Island 2. Very distinctively Yoshi's Island styled.

18:22 By Rob Fahey

Pokemon Mystery Island DS. Diddy Kong Racing - looks similar to Mario Kart with overhead on touch-screen.

18:23 By Rob Fahey

Zelda, whacking a big squid. Big Brain Academy. Local wi-fi 8-player. Mario vs. DK: March of the Minis. Create your own levels.

"Playing = believing" it says. And Satoru Iwata joins us on stage. Talking in English.

18:25 By Rob Fahey

"When I became president, we decided on a new goal for our company: expanding the total number of people who play games." Current, and two different types - who once played, and those who never played.

It's similar to the TGS speech he made last September. Graphics are not necessarily the way forward for non-gamers and former gamers, he says.

"The solution is to reinvent the relationship between player and game, the game controller interface."

This will also excite core gamers he says. "Core gamers always represent our most important audience."

18:25 By Rob Fahey

First "disruptive innovation" was DS, he says. People began to understand through Nintendogs. And the brain games.

18:26 By Rob Fahey

"So how do we continue this strategy with Wii?" One-hand control is just like the touch-screen of DS, he says, breaking down the barrier.

18:26 By Rob Fahey

Virtual Console will bring old gamers and their stuff together again, and add as a way of getting simple, intuitive games. With Wii control matched to VC, "maybe a game like Tetris can be feasible again".

18:27 By Rob Fahey

Says load-times annoy him. These days he's busier than ever and he doesn't want to wait 30-40 seconds for a game to load. He's probably not a WWE PSP fan then.

18:28 By Rob Fahey

He says he's spoiled by the DS suspend option, just closing the screen and opening it again.

"If serious gamers find [load delays] frustrating, how can we expect mass market to put up with it?"

18:28 By Rob Fahey

The Wii will also help this. Virtual Console games and Opera browser saved to flash ROM will load in just a few seconds.

18:29 By Rob Fahey

"Let me describe one more hardware feature." No console does anything when it's off, he says. "We designed a machine to provide a variety of services even when it seems like it is turned off." It will be the "system that never sleeps". "Wii Connect 24" will auto standby, but still do key functions.

18:30 By Rob Fahey

This means the Wii console can be constantly connected, he says. Devs can push new content to you even while you sleep. "Starting with something like Animal Crossing, any time the console is in standby they may find a friend has visited their village and left a message or a gift."

18:30 By Rob Fahey

"Programmers won't need to write a single line of code - networking software is included in the hardware."

"What we are aiming for is a system that is new every day."

18:31 By Rob Fahey

"Finally, the most difficult job is to reach people who've never played before" - by removing several walls. Most important is software. Says the games will bring old and new games together.

18:32 By Rob Fahey

"What kind of game can do that?" Examples tomorrow include Wii Sports - the things I reckoned looked the same earlier. Tennis, golf and baseball. Due at launch.

18:32 By Rob Fahey

Sorry, that just sank in. "WII SPORTS". They tell us we'll get used to the name in time, and then they do this? God.

18:33 By Rob Fahey

Four player support judging by vids and shots. Iwata reckons it'll appeal to people with differing levels of experience.

18:34 By Rob Fahey

"We will help destroy that wall between them." Shows a wacky family, with Mum looking like she's about to gaily whack junior on the back of the head.

"This is our answer. Thank you very much." He says. Not about domestic violence, though. Reggie's back. Says hello to people watching online. Hi, Reggie!

Aha, the AOL sweepstakes bloke is about to be brought out. Three grand prize finalists, he says. Miyamoto has chosen the winner.

18:35 By Rob Fahey

Miyamoto is on. "Before I pick the winner, I should explain how we play." "Even your Mum can play it." "Just hold it like a tennis racket."

18:35 By Rob Fahey

He tosses up, serves, hit forehands, swing low-to-high to lob, do top-spin. He's really doing it - his dramatic actions reflected perfectly by the player, including movement across the stage.

18:36 By Rob Fahey

"The winner is," he says, opening an envelope. Scott Dyer won apparently. He looks a bit bemused. "Can I ask you to be my partner in the next game?" asks Miyamoto.

18:37 By Rob Fahey

Reggie's coming to join in, and he's got Iwata too. Looks like we're going to have doubles. "Maybe this year I can take the names and you can kick the - you know." Heh, an Iwata char in game. And a Reggie. They're cute [Tom said this. Views certainly do not reflect the views of the rest of Eurogamer, etc, etc...]. And Miyamoto, and a mystery blue man with a crown on.

18:38 By Rob Fahey

They're playing doubles, split screen vertically so each group can stand behind their chars. 3 points and you lose. Miyamoto serves, Iwata misses.

"Rematch! Come on!" says Iwata, starting on the new guy. Fight!

18:38 By Rob Fahey

Miyamoto just missed the ball completely. New guy plays it out. Looked a bit more fluid before when Miyamoto was demoing.

18:39 By Rob Fahey

And they're done with that one. "Be sure to wear some loose clothing so you can really get into it," the translator advises the E3-bound crowd.

18:40 By Rob Fahey

"The bottom line of every E3 is simple," says Reggie. "What's hot and what's not." Feel and the next leap are hot, apparently. "It's hot if it's disruptive, it's not if it's predictable." "The future of our industry is inclusion, not exclusion." I'm not even going to keep typing these.

18:41 By Rob Fahey

"Wii and the DS represent the same thing: risk. Risk allows progress. We don't run from risk, we run to it. Change is good." "Seeing is just an impression. Playing is believing. Thank you all. See you tomorrow."

18:41 By Rob Fahey

It's all over. Thanks for tuning in! Now to go and find out which random European dates they've slipped into the press pack.