E3 2005

So we don’t keep having to make threads at each announcement…

Show starts tomorrow morning, officially. <A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/”>EB</A> has a pretty good listing of games as they’re being announced, broken down by system. The only system they’re not taking pre-orders for yet is Revolution, surprise surprise. Here’s some links from their site:

<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/xbox360.asp”>Xbox 360 Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/xbox.asp”>Xbox Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/ps2.asp”>PlayStation 2 Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/ps3.asp”>PlayStation 3 Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/psp.asp”>PSP Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/gc.asp”>Gamecube Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/gba.asp”>Gameboy Advance Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/ds.asp”>Nintendo DS Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/groups/E3_2005/pc.asp”>PC Games</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/categories/editorial/newslist.asp?intDeptTab=1&rowsperpage=25”>E3 News Updates</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/ads/shops/revolution/”>Revolution/Gameboy Micro Announcements</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/ads/shops/playstation3/”>PlayStation 3 Announcements</A>
<A HREF=“http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/ads/shops/xbox360/”>Xbox 360 Announcements</A>

Granted, they aren’t a news site, so they’re not exactly cutting edge for information, but they’ve got a pretty good list of stuff announced. I’m also monitoring <A HREF=“http://www.1up.com/”>1up.com</A> and <A HREF=“http://www.the-magicbox.com/”>The Magic Box</A>.

I’ve been watching the E3 reports in G4 TV. Things certainly look promising, though (as usual) I find the G4 show critics annoying. Their main problem for now seems to be that they don’t believe the screenshots they were shown were from the actual games rather than being pre-rendered. What do you think?

You mean it hasn’t started yet?

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Wil: Depends on the company. Sony is infamous for overblowing screenshots (touching them up, not rendering them on the actual hardware, calling FMVs in game, etc). Remember how the PS2 was supposed to be able to render Toy Story 2 in real time? Yeaaaaa, it can’t :stuck_out_tongue:

And the Xbox 360 is anyones guess. Apparently, everything they were showing at E3 wasn’t even on the console, but being rendered on Dual Apple PowerMac G5 computers (<a href=“http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/images/18052005(020).jpg”>pic1</a> <a href=“http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/images/xbox_e3g5.jpg”>pic2</a>). Ironic, if you think about it, and a bit disenginous. :stuck_out_tongue:

Guess where the new avatar and title come from :wink:

I’d actually prefer having separate threads for each topic. Easier to keep track of.

Zelda: The Twilight Princess?

Okay, well, excitement about small titles that no one else will care about can go here, big games and console information can get their own threads.

[edit]

my mistake, apparently the convention was wednesday-friday this year, as opposed to the typical friday-sunday schedule they usually have. The convention ends today.