E3, Day 2.

Don’t forget to check out Day 1 of E3 right here.

I started my second day a little slower than yesterday, still fighting whether I should continue or not.  Today was a little easier to shake the feeling of “WhyTF bother?”  , Alarm didn’t go off on my phone, a little worrying, but I think I know why it didn’t go off, so, this time, I won’t be powering down and changing batteries, powering back on and expect the alarm to stay put (even though the little symbol was still in the taskbar.)

Didn’t see too many games today, spent most of it talking with developers of controllers and peripherals.  But, here is what I did get.

Transformers: War for Cybertron.

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I was very cautious about this game.  There hasn’t been a good Transformers game in… ever.. I think.  Transformers 2 was playable, barely… but not very fun after you play a couple maps and realize…this is all you’re going to be doing.  The first Transformers movie game failed as well, being too little and too shallow. Transformers Armada wasn’t bad, but wasn’t hyped either.

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E3, Day 1.

Well, after calling around, trying to figure out if going home would fix anything. (it won’t, I’m completely out of a job…)  and after calling the Airline to try and get my ticket changed without having to pay a bunch more. (I would have.)  I’m stuck here… I was set to just sit in my hotel room and wait for the 17th to come.  My heart still isn’t entirely in this.. and I’m thinking of maybe just going home tomorrow.  It’s kind of that bad.

But, I went through the whole day at E3, played a lot of things and took a lot of pictures of videos, trying to keep my spirits up.  Here as some of the results.  First up.

Rock Band 3:

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They opened up playing the keyboard, bass, guitar, drums, and 3 singers.  That is 7 people.  They explained that when more than 4 people are playing, vocals switch to just a karaoke mode to get passed the limit of having more than 4 controllers hooked up at a time (something the 360 can’t do.)  The mics sync up, but don’t use controllers, they are joined in automatically when they are present.

 

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Microsoft Press Conference.

UPDATE:.. here is a link for the Microsoft PRess Conference. MS press conference.  Update 10:45am: Microsoft announces Natal is now named “Kinect” (pronounced “Connect”)  They demonstrate how you’re going to be able to navigate the 360 dashboard using Nata… um, I mean, Kinect.  basically, you hold your hand over the dashboard item that you want … Read moreMicrosoft Press Conference.