A bit of a non-girly post here but it's something I get excited about every year so I'm going to share anyway.
Some of you may or may not know that I'm a bit nerdy and unusual for a girl as I'm a massive video game freak! E3 is the annual gaming expo, it's held in the states and it's where all the new games, consoles and ideas for the next two years are released for the first time. It's four days long and the whole thing is shown live on TV by the American channel G4 (a whole TV channel dedicated to trying and reviewing new games!! Hello UK let's catch up please hahaha).
As you can probably imagine E3 is the ultimate geek gathering, developers announce their new stuff and then there's tonnes of new games to try out. Tony and I are hoping to go to it next year although I imagine it would be quite an expensive few days, so it will take some serious saving up!
They made a few announcements at E3 this year that I'm quite excited about...
The new console by Nintendo is called the WiiU and its a sort of mix between the DS handheld and the Wii. It's kind of like your TV screen is the top screen of the DS and the handheld part acts like the bottom screen and controller. Sounds weird but it looks very cool, especially as they showed some very cool new 3D effects they can have (like hitting a virtual golf ball from the handheld part laid on the floor and then seeing it appear on the TV as if it had really flown through the air!).
The new handheld console from Sony. They've made it with 2 joysticks this time as one of the major reasons PSP games were never as good as PS3 games is because it was hard to transfer a PS3 game made for 2 joysticks over to a PSP which only had one! Now they'll be able to release all of the major PS3 titles onto PSP as well! It has 3D capabilities and the graphics are rumoured to be as good as the PS3 itself.
3. Nintendo 3DS
My handheld console of choice is the new 3DS which was bought for me as a surprise by Tony after my old DS started to misbehave! The only 3D games I have so far are Nintendogs and Pirates of the Caribbean. I really love the 3D function, especially since it's on a slider so you can choose how 3D you want it to be. I often have it on low but it still looks great and just adds that little something to the gaming experience!
I'm most excited about two new games coming to the 3DS.
Classic MarioKart but in 3D, what more could you ask for? :)
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
By far the best game in the Zelda series, remastered into 3D for the new console!
I'm definitely on the PS3 side, rather than the XBox one and there are a few games coming soon that I'm super excited about. There are quite a few so I'll just list them :)
- Mass Effect 3
- Tomb Radier
- Ratchet and Clank : One 4 All
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- I Am Alive
- Infamous 2
- Prototype 2
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- From Dust
- The Journey
Maybe if I buy any of them I will do some little reviews just in case any fellow girly gamers are out there reading ;)
Sorry this is a little biased as I didn't pay much attention to any of the new Xbox or Wii games, although I do know that the Zelda Skyward Sword game coming Christmas 2011 for the Wii is rumoured to be a really good remake of the original!
Hope this post wasn't too boring for you girls! :) I promise more girly stuff soon!