Letter from the Editor…
We’d be kidding ourselves if we thought we could have fit– and finished– all our E3 coverage in last week’s issue. That’s why we already planned to use another week to get you even more previews, videos, specials and analysis. We’ll cover stories both personal and behind the scenes, as well as give you many more sets of impressions. We hope you like the extended look at one of Nintendo’s– and the industry’s– best-ever E3s. Be sure to let us know your reactions in the comments area of each of our stories.
P.S. What E3-announced game are you looking forward to getting most? Tell us in the comments!
Issue 3: E3 2010: The Aftermath / Table of Contents
Hands-on Previews Throughout the Week by Evan Campbell, Matthew Tidman and M. Noah Ward
We have many, many hands-on previews to share with you. Which ones? Check back each day to find out.
- Donkey Kong Country Returns by Evan Cambell
- Okamiden by Matthew Tidman
- Monster Tale by Evan Campbell
- Samurai Warriors 3 by Evan Campbell
- Golden Sun: Dark Dawn by Matthew Tidman
- Professor Layton and Luke Preview Unwound Future by Evan Campbell & M. Noah Ward
- Shaun White Skateboarding by Evan Campbell
Fun Facts and Tales from the Developer Event by M. Noah Ward
We learned a lot about Nintendogs + Cats, Steel Diver and, of course, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at Nintendo’s annual Developer Event. Get the most interesting highlights here.
3DS: In Words by M. Noah Ward
You’ve seen our videos and heard us talk about the new system on our podcasts. Here’s our written write-up of the system.
Hardcore-o-meter: E3 2010 by Greg Wampler
The last couple years have been hit or miss for hardcore gamer offerings on Nintendo machines. We take a reading of how hardcore Nintendo’s software offerings were this year, though you may have a good guess.
Tidman’s Take: A Season of Faith’s Perfection by Matthew Tidman
After years of desperately wanting to go to E3, I finally made it! Did it live up to the hype?
E3 2010 Review: Winners, Losers and The Show by Josh Johnston
Some folks hate declaring winners, but we know even more still like to read about them. Here’s our official take on what was shown, and if the show’s still successful in its reborn format.
Nester64x: Nintendo Wrecks Another E3 by Nester64x
Nester64x is back to tell you why, as the hardest of hardcore Nintendo fanboys, E3 2010 could have been better. Way better.
Bonus Content: Welcome Back, Pit by Andy Hoover
After arguing why pining for a new Kid Icarus game was a silly proposition, Andy (as well as the rest of the staff) was surprised when Kid Icarus: Uprising was announced as a 3DS title only a week later. Here, Andy gives his response to the new game’s announcement.
Hot Air: Expo’d 2 by Aaron Roberts
We’re all pumped for the 3DS and what’s to come, and Aaron’s no exception, but looking at what games are announced and going to be available, he’s kind of taken aback at how few original games are coming out.
How Blue Is This Ocean? by James Stank
Nintendo has prided itself this generation on pursuing “blue oceans,” that is, demographics and technologies untouched or unexplored by major competitors. As another year goes by in this brave venture, Microsoft and Sony are treading even deeper into Nintendo’s territory. James discusses how well Nintendo’s maintaining its competitive strategy.
The 3DS: It Plays Movies! by Matthew Tidman
One of 3DS’s surprise features may be a killer app.
Favorite E3 2010 Experiences from a Veteran by M. Noah Ward
Noah shares his favorite memories from the show, filtered through the lens of having attended many times since 2000.
Round Table in Haiku: Looking to E3 2011 by Nintendojo Staff
The staff shares its deep, but very concise, thoughts on what wonders E3 2011 will hold for us.
Additional features in this issue…
- Nightly News Roundup by Robert Thompson
- Nightly News Roundup by James Stank
- Poll: What’s Your Favorite Surprise Game Announcement? by Nintendojo Staff
- Nightly News Roundup by Andy Hoover
- Nightly News Roundup: Video Edition by Aaron Roberts
Issue 4: Hardcore Apologists
We return to our regularly scheduled programming next week, where we’ll explore the plight of the hardcore gamer on Wii. Is it all it’s blown out to be? What should keep hardcore Nintendo fans’ Wiis buzzing along? We’ll get into that, and much more.