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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:57 pm
by jjgamepro17
Go here to see the trailer for the new smash bros ... ay=6150560

PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:59 pm
by Supashay91
ugh, I hate them so much now I can't stand it... hey Alimo wanna hold jj hostage and take him to e3 and hold him for the rights to destroy the wii

PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:09 pm
by jjgamepro17
Man, I have a whole slew of stuff to post, but I dont have enough time.

PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:57 pm
by Supashay91
then don't post it lol no one really cares about the wii lol I did a poll at school today about 98% said "Wii-that sounds retarded"

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:26 am
by jjgamepro17


Gamespot wrote:LOS ANGELES--While it wasn't shown in detail at Nintendo's press conference, there is a pretty cool playable demo of the tentatively titled Super Mario Galaxy here at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. We were able to quickly get a feel for the controls and bounce from planet to planet, butt-stomping goombas and swinging our arms at everything in our path.

The Mario control scheme uses both the Wii's remote and the nunchaku attachment. You use the A button on the remote to jump, and you can also point it at the screen, which causes a star-shaped reticule to appear. You can hit the B trigger on the bottom of the remote while pointing at objects to interact with them. At the start, you can use this to ring a bell and cause collectible music notes to appear, and you also use this method to collect star shards. In your left hand, the nunchaku's analog stick is used to move Mario. The two trigger buttons on it are used to center the camera and to duck or butt-stomp. Finally, shaking either controller will cause Mario to spin around with his arms outstretched. This Crash Bandicoot-like move serves as an attack, and if you use it in midair, you'll get a little extra lift from a jump.

The gameplay consists of getting from the start of the level to the finish. But along the way, you'll have to blast off from one tiny sphere to the next. These miniplanets would only take you a few seconds to run a complete circle around, and some of them have tasks that you must complete before you can move on, like eliminating a specific enemy or knocking all of the coconuts off of the surface. You aren't given any indication about what you need to do, but in this demo, the whole thing seemed quite intuitive. Completing a task causes a star icon to appear, which you can then jump into as you shake the controller to charge up and blast off to the next location.

The demo ends with a boss fight against a giant fiery squidlike creature that relaxes in a large pool of lava. You can run around the outer ring of this pool. The squid fires flaming balls at you that you can swat back at your enemy by pulling off the spin move. He'll bat it back, but after a few volleys, he gets hit. After a couple of hits, he's bested and a star appears. Collecting that star ends the level and the demo.

Visually, this is probably one of the more impressive-looking Wii games on display. Mario looks great, and the environment seems expansive, even though you're basically blasting from rock to rock along a set path. The camera got a little disorienting in some spots, showing the action from a sideways or upside-down perspective, depending on which way you run on some of the smaller planets.

With its intuitive control, sharp visuals, and, of course, the Mario name, Super Mario Galaxy is definitely going to be a game to watch for.

You can find a trailer HERE


According to IGN, Nintendo have been the biggest winners at E3, and everyone whether they are fans of the Wii's controller or not has been flocking to play the games.

Nintendo promised 27 games, although apparently ome of these are so simplisitic they can't really be called games. Still, it seems like as predicted Nintendo have had the strongest presence at E3 this year.


Gamespot wrote:Hardware specifications and tech demos dominated the show last year, but Sony revealed the last remaining details about the new PlayStation at this year's press conference including final launch information. Sony originally planned a spring 2006 release for the console, but Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi announced in March that the console will not ship until November due to delays in finalizing the Blu-ray copy-protection technology specifications.

Sony is now planning to give the PlayStation 3 a simultaneous worldwide launch. The new system will be available with two different hard drive options in Japan, the United States, Europe, and Australia in November. The console will hit Japan first on November 11. The 20GB model will sell for 59,800 yen, but Sony will let Japanese retailers name their own price for the 60GB version. The PlayStation 3 will launch in the United States, Europe, and Australia on November 17. The 20GB version will retail for $499 and the 60GB version will retail for $599 in the US, and 499 euros and 599 euros in Europe respectively.

In an attempt to make inroads with the general consumer, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have all given much more attention to cosmetic considerations in this console generation. The new PlayStation 3 console has a simple design, resembling a minimalist stereo component. Early prototypes indicate that the new case will be available in three different colors--white, black, and silver, but initial US models will be black. Like the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Revolution, the PlayStation 3 will be able to stand vertically or sit horizontally on an AV rack. The curved console-top suggests that the PS3 will need to sit at the very top of your equipment stack if placed horizontally. The console will weigh in at a solid eleven pounds. In comparison, the relatively chunky Xbox weighs 8.5 pounds, and the Xbox 360 weighs 7.7 pounds. The PS3 measures 12.8"(W) x 3.8"(H) x 10.8"(L), which is in line with the other consoles.

Wireless Bluetooth Controllers

The PlayStation 3 controller Sony introduced at E3 last year resembled what can very easily be described as a "batarang," in reference to Batman's bat-shaped throwing weapon. At E3 2006 Sony revealed the new controller, which heavily resembles the traditional DualShock design. The L2 and R2 shoulder buttons located on the top of the controller have also been enlarged with increased depth in stroke for more subtle game control. Sony has also enlarged the tilting angle of the analog joysticks to enable more delicate manipulation and a wider range of motion. Whereas the analog sticks on the DualShock controller for the PlayStation 2 had 8-bit sensitivity, the new controller will have 10-bit motion detection.

Sony revealed the PlayStation 3's new controller design at E3 06.
The new controller has two analog sticks, the usual four-button complement on the right side, as well as four top-side trigger buttons. However, in Nintendo Wii fashion, the new PlayStation 3 controller also has motion-sensing capabilities. Sony's Phil Harrison stated that the controller is capable of sensing motion in six degrees: up, down, left, right, forward, and back. Even with the added functionality, the controller will weigh no more than the wired DualShock controller, according to Harrison. Dylan Jobe of Incognito Studios proceeded to demonstrate the controller's motion-sensitivity in Warhawk, a jet based fighter game. He tilted the controller to control the orientation of his aircraft. Turning the controller upwards caused the aircraft to point its nose in the air, and shifting the sides of the controller up and down caused the aircraft to tilt in a similar manner. Additionally, the controller will no longer feature force feedback vibration. Sony claims that the feedback vibration would interfere with games that use the motion sensor.

Like the Xbox 360 controller, the new PlayStation 3 controller will be wireless, but it will function via Bluetooth 2.0 EDR instead of 2.4GHz RF. Devices operating with Bluetooth generally have a range of 30 feet. Sony reports that the controller will have a 24-hour battery life, a figure that seems to be in line with other Bluetooth devices but far short of the 300-hour 2.4GHz models available for current consoles. Despite the decreased battery life, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR offers numerous features. Bluetooth 2.0 EDR can transmit data at rates of up to 3.0Mbps. Furthermore, by using Bluetooth, the PlayStation 3 may be capable of supporting other Bluetooth devices on the market, such as headsets, mice, and keyboards.

You will also be able to recharge the controller by connecting it to the PlayStation 3 with a USB cable. The controller will be usable while tethered to the system, and will also be hot pluggable, which means you can plug and unplug controllers while the system is on.

The PSP handheld will be able to work with the new console. The PSP will be able to function as a remote control or as a sort of controller for the PlayStation 3. To demonstrate the possibilities of PSP-to-PS3 connectivity, Harrison showed off Formula 1, a PS3 racing game, which could output a video stream to the PSP that allows the player to use the portable as a rearview mirror while playing the game on the PS3.

Media Mogul

The 2.5" portable hard drives supply the system with much-needed storage space for network downloads, applications, and home-server capabilities. Additionally, games will use the hard drive for game saves and cache game files for decreased load times. During the Gran Turismo HD E3 2006 demonstration, Sony mentioned that load times would be reduced to two to three seconds. The game actually took around six to seven seconds to load during the E3 demo, but loading times will likely drop once developers have more time to optimize.

The 60GB PlayStation 3 has an enormous number of inputs and outputs, some wired, some not. The console features a front-slot-loading Blu-ray optical disc drive, four USB ports, and a memory stick, as well as compact flash and SD readers to provide for an absurd level of media connectivity. The 20GB PlayStation 3, in comparison, has a much more limited feature set. It won't have memory stick, compact flash or SD card ports. Upon closer inspection, Sony has cut specs for both systems since first announcing the console.

The PlayStation 3 will come in a handsome looking Clear Black color.
The original PlayStation 3 specs showed the system with dual HDMI ports. At E3 06, Sony revealed that the 60GB console will only have one HDMI port, and the 20GB will not have any HDMI ports. At last year's E3, Sony claimed that the system would be able to output dual 1080p video, but the HDMI cuts have effectively eliminated that possibility. The 20GB version also might have trouble outputting 1080p for content protected Blu-ray movies, whether the system can output 1080p for games remains to be seen.

Sony will equip each PlayStation 3 system with a Blu-ray optical disc drive that can play games and movie discs. Each Blu-ray disc can hold up to 54GB worth of data, which should virtually guarantee that games won't be left wanting for extra media space. During his Game Developers Conference 2006 keynote address, Sony's Phil Harrison boasted that the storage capacity of a Blu-ray disc is large enough to hold localized content for all versions of a game, letting publishers ship one global disc instead of stamping out a new version for each language region. Games will be region-free, but movies will still have region locks preventing multi-region playback. However, according to Japanese IT Media, the Blu-ray spec now has North America, South America, and Asia (except for China) in region 1. If the spec doesn't change, that means your US PlayStation 3 should be able to play those Blu-ray Godzilla movies imported from Japan. The PlayStation 3 also comes with support for many of the older disc formats, including CR-ROM, CDR+W, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, and DVD+R. The system will also be backward compatible with PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games.

Sony's original specifications stated that the PlayStation 3 would come with three Ethernet ports, but the newly revealed specifications from E3 06 show that the system will arrive with only one Ethernet port. The 60GB version of the PlayStation 3 will also come with Wi-Fi built-in, but the 20GB version will only have the Ethernet port. We can't ignore the fact that the PS3 has all the tools to function as a personal video recorder and home-media server. The larger 60GB drive will likely prove much more useful than the 20GB drive if you wish to take advantage of the additional media functionality.

Raw horsepower >>

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:31 pm
by .Vault


i just took 4 of your posts in a row and put them in one! stop it NOW!!!!

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:33 pm
by jjgamepro17
I mean, the news will get scrammbled in with other news. But okay if its breaking rules I'll stop.

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:36 pm
by .Vault
alright i divided them up... just use little hyphens to spit up posts!

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:27 pm
by jjgamepro17
Tsk, Tsk, Look at that. Now how many PSP's do you see? NONE! there are just about a million DS's


PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:30 pm
by .Vault
probably because it is at a nintendo conference... btw there are more fanboys out there... everyone remeber their faces for when you cross paths :twisted:

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:45 pm
by jjgamepro17
Wrong! This is the Microsoft conference. And yeah more fanboys, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Lol, joking

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 2:27 pm
by Supashay91
lol well when microsoft comes out with it's portable thing then theat will stop, lolo microsoft and Sony don't take nintendo seriously anymore it's funny lol

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:09 pm
by jjgamepro17
What portable thing from Microsoft?

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:17 pm
by Supashay91
I've heard that they are releasing a portable gaming/entertainment sytem from some people who kow some people who know some people 8)

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:19 pm
by jjgamepro17
Pssha, I doubt it will be any good, most likely it will be like the PSP. ( A bigass media device for about $1,000,000) but hey, its your money