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E3 2009 Day 2

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Distilled to the basics for you:

  •  PSP Go! – This was arround for pretty much ages and Sony were only confirming what everyone else knew already. It’s basically a PSP with slide-out joysticks.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2| Mario versus Donkey Kong: Minis March Again| Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story| Super Mario Bros Wii. STOP MAKING MARIO GAMES ALREADY.
  • Joy Ride on Xbox LIVE Arcade  – an arcade racer a bit like trackmania except that it’s family friendly, has support for Xbox avatars, all cartooney. Lots of other ones nobody cares about like Crackdown 2 and a new Metroid game.
  • Wii Vitality sensor. Whatever that is, I’m glad not to be using it, sounds gross. There’s alos Wii Fit Plus which is equally lame.
  • DSi can automatically upload photos to Facebook – but since the DSi already has the Opera browser installed on it I assume this is just for lazy people who can’t be bothered to open a broswer, log in, select an album, select photos, you get the general idea.
  • Sony released Wiimote for the playstation which looks like a ball on a stick. It was rumoured and the ball-on-stick design had already been leaked. Everyone acted surprised though because everyone knows the PS3 controller has Sixaxis or Dualshock (I don’t have a PS3 but why couldn’t a controller just have both? Or maybe it does. I’m confused).
  • The people who made Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are making another game called the Last Guardian.
  • Ubisoft’s Real-Time Strategy game: Ruse will be using the Microsoft Surface.
  • Splash Damage are making a new game called ‘Brink’ with Bethesda. First impressions confirm that it looks a bit like a dark and more grimy version of Mirror’s Edge.
  • Halo 3: Orbital-Drop-Shock-Trooper will feature a firefight mode. A bit like the Horde mode in Gears of War 2. Or like Left4Dead.
  • Speaking of which: Left4Dead 2 has gameplay footage in the sunlight and it looks pretty much unchanged, possibly less scary.
  • Final Fantasy 14 Online – How a game can have 14 sequels amazes me.

Written by Pierre

June 3, 2009 at 11:43

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