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E3 2012 predictions and expectations

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Microsoft Gaming Handheld!!!!

Codenamed The Xboy, it runs on a more gaming oriented version of Windows Phone... without the Phone, obv
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Just saw the Google E3 prediction

[img]http://www.gonintendo.com/content/uploads/images/2012_4/google.jpg[/img]

(also: microsoft steals from apple, the MS result)


In any case, I agree with most of above and here are a few questions I will be asking:

Sony- will they try and push Move anymore?
What is happing to monster hunter on your platforms?

Nintendo - Will they convince enough people that the wii U is hardcore enough?
What do they have for casuals? (wii sports and fit worked before but enough to pull them away from a 59p app to buy new hardware just for it)
What is happing to monster hunter in the west on your platforms?

MS - Will they finally find a way to produce a 'core' game with good Kinect controls? Seems to be dance/fitness and ropey on rails at the moment :/
Any new games not sequels or casual/shooty/racey?
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Nintendo Conference - Will start off with something whimsical involving Miyamoto before quickly devolving into a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation of bar charts on Nintendo's profits. Everybody wakes up towards the end when they start revealing WiiU information. They announce Mario Kart WiiU and Scott declares it 'innovationtastic' before returning to decrying sequels in the MS and Sony E3 threads.

Microsoft Conference - Two solid hours of Kinect clagware with guest appearances by David Hasselhoff, John Cena and the cast of Jersey Shore, interspersed with exciting announcements such as a Discovery Channel app for the dashboard (gold members only). Somehow they find time in this thrilling line-up for a nervous stuttery dev to demo 5 minutes of Halo 4. It looks just like the past three Halo games.

Sony Conference - Jack Tretton comes out and does his highly unconvincing 'Aw shucks' act. Sony announces its 75356854th attempt at competing with iTunes, it has a really stupid name but nobody bothers memorising it as it'll be replaced by Christmas. The Last of Us looks good. The save the Vita campaign turns out to amount to the announcement of Fat Princess Vita and a new advert that David Lynch would find confusing.
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[quote name='Harsin' timestamp='1335724001' post='8580549']
Nintendo Conference - Will start off with something whimsical involving Miyamoto before quickly devolving into a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation of bar charts on Nintendo's profits. Everybody wakes up towards the end when they start revealing WiiU information. They announce Mario Kart WiiU and Scott declares it 'innovationtastic' before returning to decrying sequels in the MS and Sony E3 threads.
[/quote]

Good News! They're no longer making any money, so they'll skip those bar charts and just have total units sold instead.

[quote]
Microsoft Conference - Two solid hours of Kinect clagware with guest appearances by David Hasselhoff, John Cena and the cast of Jersey Shore, interspersed with exciting announcements such as a Discovery Channel app for the dashboard (gold members only). Somehow they find time in this thrilling line-up for a nervous stuttery dev to demo 5 minutes of Halo 4. It looks just like the past three Halo games.
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I can't think of anything interesting Microsoft could announce, other than a new console, or something that really took advantage of Kinect in the core gamer space. Which isn't going to happen.

[quote]
Sony Conference - Jack Tretton comes out and does his highly unconvincing 'Aw shucks' act. Sony announces its 75356854th attempt at competing with iTunes, it has a really stupid name but nobody bothers memorising it as it'll be replaced by Christmas. The Last of Us looks good. The save the Vita campaign turns out to amount to the announcement of Fat Princess Vita and a new advert that David Lynch would find confusing.
[/quote]

On the positive side, they also won't have bar charts saying it prints money. They'll show the last guardian again - "this time we really do mean it'll come out in 2014".
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[quote name='dng' timestamp='1335725122' post='8580585']
Reggie will have a new jacket
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As long as his body is ready for it... 8)
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Capcom show off Vampire/Darkstalkers 4. Looks exactly like all the other fighters using MT Framework. Makes big fuss over the DMC emo reboot, which looks awful.

Konami tease us over MG:Rising by showing a stylish mo-cap action cutscene. Then announces the game won't be out until next year.

Square show random CG for a previously unannounced game that won't be out for another year. Continues to not announce a FFVII remake. Announces Vita and 3DS ports of 10 year old games, including details about FFX HD.

Sega show off poor ports of Dreamcast games, a new Sonic game and some more tripe based extremely loosely on old franchises.

Nintendo announce the final major Wii titles and some lazy ports/system changes to Wii U. Tries to make their Wii U presentation even more confusing than the previous one (the one where we couldn't tell if it was a new system or a add on for about 15minutes). Conveniently doesn't mention region locking until asked after the event.

Microsoft to act as if generic multiplatform release is an exclusive, using famous developers or celebrities to do so (why not, it's happened every year for the last 5). Continues to rely on third parties, Halo 4 aside, which is shown as a random teaser trailer with no actual gameplay action. Show off whatever new waste of time and effort for casuals that Rare/Lionhead are currently working on.

Sony announce more games that ultimately mean well but no one hears about again in a positive manner. And a new Killzone. Last of Us is only other major first/second party game for ps3. Shows off a single major first party Vita title, with the rest of the Vita offerings being third party. No Vita price cut, but maybe some bundles for new buyers. No PS4, but PS3 price cut/bundle changes.
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someone shows something that's a little ways off in the future.

to general apathy.
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Halfway through delivering Sony's keynote presentation, Kaz Hirai's body slowly comes apart to reveal that it's actually been seven mimic octopuses that joined together in a grotesque imitation of the human form.
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Nintendo announce Mario Kart Complete (every track, every kart, every character, ever), Mario Bros Complete (every level, with every mario, in every dimension) and Zelda Complete (includes CD-i games and all the cartoons) and then Reggie walks off stage weeping and a recorded voice booms out over the tannoy telling everyone that Nintendo are now retiring from games completely.
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[quote name='Jack' timestamp='1335726317' post='8580609']
Halfway through delivering Sony's keynote presentation, Kaz Hirai's body slowly comes apart to reveal that it's actually been seven mimic octopuses that joined together in a grotesque imitation of the human form.
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Joking aside, Do we see Kaz Hirai lowering himself to appearing at E3 when he's got the whole of Sony to run now?
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Contrary to what they've told everyone, Microsoft will reveal some information and show some trailers for their Xbox 1080.

Sony won't plan to, but after seeing the MS conference they will cobble something unfinished together like with Kinect and Move a couple years back.
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[quote name='Dandy_Sephy' timestamp='1335725871' post='8580598']
Nintendo announce the final major Wii titles
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I honestly think the final major Wii titles have come and gone by now. it's all Wii U from now, surely?
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[quote name='Mr. Gerbik' timestamp='1335727945' post='8580663']

I honestly think the final major Wii titles have come and gone by now. it's all Wii U from now, surely?
[/quote]Definitely - Zelda was the last really big one.
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[quote name='Mr. Gerbik' timestamp='1335727945' post='8580663']
I honestly think the final major Wii titles have come and gone by now.
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It's outselling the Vita in Europe according to recent sales figures. [img]http://i.imgur.com/X2zRv.gif[/img]
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[quote name='Dandy_Sephy' timestamp='1335725871' post='8580598']
Capcom show off Vampire/Darkstalkers 4. Looks exactly like all the other fighters using MT Framework.
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Yes! Forgot about that one, and it's pretty much a given that it'll show up.
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[quote name='Harsin' timestamp='1335728644' post='8580677']
It's outselling the Vita in Europe according to recent sales figures. [img]http://i.imgur.com/X2zRv.gif[/img]
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Be that as it may, they will announce major new Vita titles at E3 but no major new Wii titles :P
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All 3 announce the world doesn't want any new consoles and the current gen will be around for the next 10 years. Nintendo announces WiiU is simply a Wii draw tablet and has been misrepresented.
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Midway through one of the conferences a jokester shouts out "Hey, Tim Cook just announced an Apple console in Hall F!". 15 tech bloggers die in the ensuing stampede.
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Nintendo are bound to end their presentation with a new 3D mario for Wii U revealed...and the big innovation to be placing a toy mushroom on the screen to increase Mario in size! Wow!
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a pretty easy one is: 3DSlite

Less plasticy feel, back to metally/matte. Slightly bigger screens. Better sound. Longer bloody battery life.
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[quote name='NEG' timestamp='1335733253' post='8580794']
Less plasticy feel, back to metally/matte. Slightly bigger screens. Better sound. Longer bloody battery life.
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Two sticks?

;)
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