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E3 Wrap Up

Well, this year's E3 is finally over and there's still a ridiculous amount of information floating around. We here at Almost True News have put together a list of notable gaming tidbits that'll hopefully shed some light on this year's E3.

Nintendo


  • Wii Remote: Perhaps the most talked about item at the expo was Nintendo's Wii remote. It was revealed that it's capable of not only motion sensing technologies, but also has the ability to play sound, release smells, produce immense heat or extreme cold, rumble, and can produce small electric shocks.

  • Smash Bros. Brawl: Nintendo revealed a few new playable characters for the highly anticipated Smash Bros. Brawl. Among those announced; Meta Knight (Kirby), Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson's-Punchout), Sub Zero (Mortal Kombat), Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid), Green Pipe (Mario), and Pit (Kid Icarus).

  • DS Ultra Lite: Though the DS Lite has yet to be shipped in the United States, Nintendo announced that the next version, the DS Ultra Lite, would be out by this year's holiday season.



Microsoft

  • Live Arcade Update: Microsoft announced that Live Arcade game downloads were outnumbering store bought game sales by over 40 to 1. With that, they've decided to discontinue producing large scale games to be sold in retail stores. Prices of Live Arcade game are expected to raise over the coming months.

  • Gamertags: It was discovered that Microsoft's popular "gamertag" information is currently being sold to 3rd parties.

  • Xpod: Microsoft concluded their press conference by revealing their portable gaming device dubbed the "Xpod". It is expected to play XMD format movies, Mp3z, act as a phone, and will be the backbone to the newly announced Microsoft Live Anywhere technology.



Sony

  • Press Conference: Sony had a really good openning press conference that has left everybody feeling very excited, especially with the $600 price tag and "borrowed" Wii technology.



[tags]E3, Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii[/tags]



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