Its been about a month since E3 happened, and we all had our own opinions of what we thought was the best showings at this year’s conference. The Game Critics Award Council officially gives an award in 15 categories, and they are made up of 29 of the leading North American media outlets that cover the video game industry. Publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Kotaku, Nintendo Power, Game Informer to name a few all give their votes for the 15 different categories and are grouped together to create a winner for each category. Below are the winners for this year, and along with that I have added my own opinion in there to see how close I was to their critics choice. I have listed the Game Critics Award Council as “GCAC” and for my own winner I have listed it as “Mine” I should also mention that their votes go for games that were playable on the show floor. Since I did not play any of these I am going off of what I saw as a loyal follower of the events, so opinions may differ. Obviously.
A Week late, but I promised to analyze the Metroid: Other M trailer for you. To me, this was the game that proved to me that Nintendo hadn’t lost their touch completely. There was still a bit of magic left in them, and they were proud to show it off even though it’s slated for sometime next year. I remember watching all of E3 and wondering what was going to really make me take a step back and say “Wow! This is why I love video games.” It was this showing that made my mouth almost hit the floor, my eyes tear up from sheer anticipation and excitement. and my stomach turn upside-down. This game is Metroid: Other M
So you think you followed E3 pretty hardcore eh? I thought so too until I started perusing through the awards that were given out between the different media publications. I missed two games completely, than upon finding them, I was very impressed. In one case I was blown away. I’d like to point out these two games, as they may just give Wii owners that much needed Street Fighter 4 game. Also, for you DS owners out there, that game for you to explore your creativity and play something that might just be one of the best ideas to ever hit video gaming. Continue reading
Posted in E3 2009, Editorials, News
Tagged billions, Cthulhu, damage, ds, E3, encyclopedias, God, Scribblenauts, Tatsunoko vs capcom, wii
Mere hours after partaking in the official worst idea ever, that is embibing Everclear during our insane E3 podcast special, I’M the one tasked with having to bring you something relevant. Are you kidding me? I’m half f***ing blind! Well, screw it, I’m taking the easy way out and bringing you even more E3 video goodness.
But you know me. I’m not one to talk about what everyone else is talking about. I set my own trends. Besides, Jim already covered that stuff yesterday (since I can’t link to three seperate articles, just scroll down a bit you lazy jerk).
In the tradition of my ongoing series “Buried Gaming Treasure” I’m bringing you videos of the stuff that was at Los Angeles but is not getting quite the hype of the big boys. This could very well be the future of hidden gems. You didn’t see these in press conference keynotes, but you’re seeing them here. Enjoy!
Posted in E3 2009
Tagged a boy and his blob, brink, buried gaming treasure, dark void, darksiders, E3, echocrono, eye pet, muramasa, professor layton and the diabolical box, sin and punishment 2, trailer, white knight chronicles
Electronic Entertainment Expo is back, and this year its back big time. I wanted to take a look at some of the announcements from yesterday’s Nintendo Conference and give you my thoughts on them. Objectively of course, but what I really mean is this is the stuff I find important, and so should you.
Posted in Editorials, Impressions, News
Tagged ds, E3, endless ocean, fossil fighters, golden sun, line attack heroes, mario, metroid, monado, nintendo, picross, professor layton, red steel 2, span smasher, wii, wii fit, wii sports, Zelda
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PNG Audiophile – Like a Seafood Buffet Order up, PNG fans: It’s your weekly dose of the Pixels and Grids Audiophile! On today’s intimate, three-man episode, we share our thoughts on UFC 2009 Undisputed, Army of Two, Hasbro Family Game … Continue reading
As I will inevitably be handling some of the daily posts in the future, it might be helpful to establish some definitions. Actually, only one defintion really needs to be defined: news. I believe that “news” is not what is current/interesting, but what I find entertaining. Bearing that in mind, shall we continue?
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PNG Audiophile – Sexual In-Your-End, Oh (We Are So Sorry) Well guys, sometimes things just don’t turn out like you plan. Take this episode of the Pixels andGrids Audiophile, for example. We started out with the best of intentions, and … Continue reading