You know those times where we just talk about stuff? Well this time we talk about a lot of stuff. This past week was a whirlwind of a console launch and many, many video game reviews. We discuss some of the finer details that our reviews didn’t cover and how great some of those games are. We also talk about how not so great (but still pretty cool) the Wii U is as a console released in 2012.
In 2007, the Wii launched with Wii Sports as a pack in game. That series of mini-games became ubiquitous to the Wii and defined motion control gaming for a generation. With the Wii U, Nintendo changed their controller drastically and Nintendo Land is their attempt at defining what this controller means to a new generation. I decided the best way to really understand what Nintendo hoped to achieve with Nintendo Land was to gather my family together and spend an entire day playing the various “attractions” of Nintendo Land. What followed was the most fun my family has had playing video games with me since Wii Sports, and that is exactly what Nintendo was hoping for.
Not even E3 can stop the fury of the Error! Not Found crew! We’re three days in, and Clint, Evan, and Matthew sit down to chat about today’s demos, revelations, and the impossibly stimulating 3DS conference. Talk about Dishonored, Borderlands 2, and your questions lie wthin. The Year of the Bow rages on!
Day one of E3 has come and gone! Today we saw Nintendo’s press conference and a bunch of games on the show floor. Did Nintendo pick up the slack left by the other press conferences? Or should we all just give up on video games and take up real-life archery (#yearofthebow)? Find out this and more on our E3 Day One podcast!