Tonight is the first viewing of E3, I’m not really a big fan of video games but my fiance is and he practically fell while rushing over to the television so he could watch what was going on during one of the press conferences.
Tonight was talk from Microsoft, they announced that the original Sonic the Hedgehog would now be available for XBoxLive download, 800 points which is somewhere between $5 and $10. There was a rather large following in regards to Halo 3 based news, I know that my fiance would play that game in his sleep if he could so naturally he was glued to the television for as much information on this subject as he could possibly get. He was lucky enough to be invited by Bunji in order to beta test for Halo 3 without having to go out and purchase Crack Down. I found it amusing that those whom did purchase Crack Down were unable to beta test halo 3 for the first 12 or so hours of the launch because of compatibility issues.
For me, I’m simple and learning about Sonic was all of the information that I really needed to know. Based on hype, however, Nintendo and Sony have both announced redesigns for the Nintendo DS Lite and Sony PSP. I own a Pink DS Lite, and I don’t know how you could improve upon it, honestly. My only issue with it is battery life but that’s because I’ve been playing Sonice Rush for the DS quite a bit since, up until a few hours ago, I was unable to stand let alone sit up in a chair to get any real work done. I can’t, for the life of me, get a hold of all the chaos emeralds that I need in order to beat the game so that has me rather frustrated. If Nintendo could make the game easier to win with the DS Lite improvements, then maybe we can talk. But for now, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing that upgrade, honestly. I do think it would be cool to have a flip-out keyboard though, considering in a few months they’re launching their internet wi-fi connection software. I can check my email on the go!
Sean is more interested in learning about what’s coming up for the Wii though. He’s itching to get one, and I’m itching to get a new television that would actually make the Wii usable to the best of it’s abilities, but I’m also a tech nerd in the process. Do you think a 50″ television is large enough for the Wii or should I consider something wall sized? heh.