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Nintendo 2011

  • 8:30 - Oh what a beautiful morning! Ugh
  • 8:31 - I'm not really a morning person, but today I'll make an exception
  • 8:32 - Check out yesterday's Sega conference notes here
  • 8:33 - Nintendo apparently has a LOT in store for us today, with two hour conference!
  • 8:35 - Seriously, we know virtually nothing about Nintendo's future at this point.
  • 8:36 - To review, it's been confirmed since March that we'll see a new Game Boy and console today.
  • 8:37 - We know little about the console, but it's probably a lot like Sega's "Eclipse" (Stupid Name)
  • 8:39 - We've heard that the next game boy might a) be as powerful as the Revolution, b) have 3D effects like in Avatar, and c) will be a component of the next-gen console, ala the Dreamcast's VMu
  • 8:41 - Personally, I think we're going to get another little box with a touchscreen on it and a GameCube's worth of power
  • 8:45 - 15 minutes
  • 8:49 - The hype is building up in here. Nintendo has gotten a LOT more hardcare fans since 2006 or so
  • 8:53 - A few minutes left
  • 8:59 - There's a countdown on the screen in front of us.
  • 9:00 - The room's getting dark...
  • 9:01 - ...the old 2005 trailer for Twilight Princess is starting up?
  • 9:01 - Suddenly switches to Mario kart nitro
  • 9:02 - Keeps on switching from Revolution games to Nitro games, 5 or 10 seconds of footage each, with epic music
  • 9:03 - A lot of these games are from Nintendo, but 3rd party hits like Resident Evil and Assassins Creed are mixed in
  • 9:04 - The mashup ends, word "Nintendo" appears on blank screen
  • 9:05 - Reggie takes the stage
  • 9:06 - "Nintendo, more than ever before in history, is video games"
  • 9:07 - Rattling off numbers of how successful Nintendo's been this generation.
  • 9:08 - Revolution best selling console ever, GBN best selling handheld
  • 9:09 - Today's show will have three parts
  • 9:09 - Starting with current-gen stuff, then Game Boy, then next console
  • 9:10 - First up is that Kirby game announced back in February
  • 9:11 - Seems to be a basic 2.5D Kirby
  • 9:13 - Gimmick is multiplayer. Otherwise pretty basic
  • 9:14 - Coming out this October
  • 9:15 - Next is Mario Party 9
  • 9:16 - More basic stuff, similar to ever mario party game ever
  • 9:17 - New mode for quicker sessions, quick play options, etc.
  • 9:18 - Focus seems to be on platforming-ish actiony minigames, rather than luck based
  • 9:19 - Coming this winter
  • 9:20 - Last 1st party game is PokePark 2
  • 9:21 - Minigames with Pikachu -_-
  • 9:22 - It's the first game with Black/White mons
  • 9:23 - Coming soon? Holiday title or not?
  • 9:24 - 3rd party mini-trailers time!
  • 9:24 - Batman; Arkham City
  • 9:25 - Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • 9:25 - Guitar Hero 5
  • 9:26 - Ninja Gaiden 3
  • 9:26 - Street Fighter Reborn
  • 9:27 - Moving on to GB nitro
  • 9:28 - A few more games before its time comes
  • 9:29 - Reel of upcoming games
  • 9:30 - Includes Kirby spinoff
  • 9:30 - Pokemon Conquest
  • 9:31 - Ace Attorney
  • 9:32 - Reggie comes back out
  • 9:33 - Talks about the future of gaming
  • 9:33 - "D-Pad, analog sticks have improved methods of play"
  • 9:34 - "The Game Boy 3DS is on the way"
  • 9:35 - "At tech shows, we've been hearing about 3D in the living room"
  • 9:35 - Unfortunately, thousands of dollars and goofy glasses
  • 9:36 - No Glasses 3D for the next Game Boy
  • 9:36 - This is either going to be the worst gimmick ever or amazing
  • 9:37 - 3D slideshow, showing evolution of technology and cultural influence.
  • 9:38 - Podium is made visible on side of stage, something Game Boy sized barely visible on it.
  • 9:38 - Satoru Iwata takes the stage, grabs 3DS
  • 9:39 - Unfolds(!) 3DS, shows to audience. Two Screens clamshell design!
  • 9:39 - Top screen seems to be widescreen, is in 3D without glasses
  • 9:40 - Iwata starts talking about Nintendo's history with 3D, goes way back
  • 9:41 - Apparently, they were considering releasing a "Virtual Boy" in 1995!
  • 9:42 - Running through physical design
  • 9:44 - Bottom half is essentially a Nitro, top half has 3D screen, bigger speakers, 3D adjuster (can be turned off), 3 cameras
  • 9:45 - Graphically superior to Nitro, gyro controls
  • 9:46 - Can show theatrical films in 3D, trailers to be shown on floor
  • 9:47 - Moving to games
  • 9:47 - Project Sora, Sakurai's secret studio, was making a 3DS game!
  • 9:48 - Familiar series apparently
  • 9:49 - Trailer starts. We see footage of some bad guys
  • 9:50 - Graphics look similar to GameCube's
  • 9:50 - It's Pit from Kid Icarus!
  • 9:52 - Kid icarus: Uprising seems to be a rail shooter/third person shooter hybrid. Very sexy
  • 9:53 - Has online multiplayer mode
  • 9:54 - Will be playable today
  • 9:54 - Talking about how 3D effect makes game easier
  • 9:55 - 3DS's can automatically exchange game info within a certain range
  • 9:56 - Like Nintendogs, but regardless of game in the system

TBC

Nintendo 2012

  • 11:30 - Alright, and we're live!
  • 11:32 - Wow, we already have a lot of people signed on!
  • 11:32 - It never does well to underestimate Nintendo fans
  • 11:35 - If you missed it, check out our highlights from the Sega conference here
  • 11:38 - I'm no Sega fan, but I found the internet rage over Sonic Racing Transformed to be a bit silly.
  • 11:39 - Nintendo doesn't own water and air segments in racers guys!
  • 11:40 - 20 minutes...
  • 11:42 - Check out last year's Stream coverage here
  • 11:43 - Is it bad that I'm hoping for a 3DS redesign? And is it bad that I forgot to call it a Game Boy? I'm still not used to the second screen a year later.
  • 11:48 - WiFi is popping in and out. We may deliver the next big thing about 15 seconds late.
  • 11:55 - 5 minutes!
  • 12:00 - They're late
  • 12:01 - Here we go!
  • 12:01 - Pikmin trailer starting things off. Nothing terribly new.
  • 12:04 - And out comes Shiggy Miyamoto himself
  • 12:06 - Talking about the limits of current technology, lots of Pikmin apparently take lots of power
  • 12:07 - Wait, wasn't Pikmin a GameCube launch title?
  • 12:09 - Now we're seeing footage of Pikmin 3, lots of little details
  • 12:10 - Four person multiplayer. Online?
  • 12:12 - Out comes Reggie. Pikmin time is over.
  • 12:13 - There are xx Stream titles on the stage today
  • 12:14 - Stream is accessible, multifunctional
  • 12:15 - Mentions new video streaming service, then says there's no time to talk about it
  • 12:16 - Showing shots of console and controller, looks like a box and an old Revolution controller
  • 12:18 - New Nintendo experience will center on Miiverse
  • 12:19 - When starting up, screen will split into two parts
  • 12:20 - Miiverse part of screen shows what people are playing, including friends
  • 12:20 - Connects to social network
  • 12:21 - Shifting to New Super Mario Bros S
  • 12:21 - Connect with friends while playing
  • 12:22 - Showing off gameplay
  • 12:22 - Comments from real people can be turned on and off
  • 12:23 - Now showing 3rd party games
  • 12:23 - Hello again Assassin's Creed 3
  • 12:24 - Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, is on stage
  • 12:25 - Banter between him and Reggie
  • 12:26 - Same old AC3 trailer we saw earlier today...
  • 12:29 - Next is Rayman Legends!
  • 12:30 - Another multiplat, but damn if this game isn't sexy
  • 12:31 - Showreel time. Get ready for a bunch of games
  • 12:31 - MASS EFFECT TRILOGY!
  • 12:31 - DmC... despite also being current gen
  • 12:32 - Tank Tank Tank
  • 12:33 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • 12:33 - Tomb Raider
  • 12:34 - Fitness game time
  • 12:35 - Over 35 million Revolution Fitness games sold, plus Balance Board compatible games
  • 12:36 - Uses old board and new system
  • 12:37 -Showing trailer with sweaty actors doing minigames
  • 12:39 - Not bad, but looks like it could have been on Revolution
  • 12:40 - New Pokewalker-like peripheral to carry over stats
  • 12:41 - Taking an intermission from the Stream to talk about Game Boy 3DS
  • 12:42 - Lots of new titles apparently coming
  • 12:43 - Starting with Mario, lots of Gold coins in basic Mario footage
  • 12:44 - Now showing trailer, looks like basic Mario, but with more coins
  • 12:45 - "New Super Mario Bros 2", available this August
  • 12:45 - I expected "Gold Edition"
  • 12:46 - New Paper Mario we heard about before
  • 12:47 - Emphasis is on stickers apparently
  • 12:47 - Used in battle and for puzzles
  • 12:48 - So, new kind of battle system
  • 12:49 - Coming this holiday
  • 12:50 - Next is Mario party 3D
  • 12:51 - Party games... yay
  • 12:52 - Up to 8 people playing at once? Okay, that's pretty cool
  • 12:53 - Apparently, one more non-Nintendo game
  • 12:53 - OMG STAR FOX!?!?!
  • 12:54 - Just a remake -_-
  • 12:54 - Still, for 3DS, new graphics and stuff
  • 12:55 - Online play too
  • 12:56 - Time for a 3rd party reel
  • 12:57 - Theatrhythm
  • 12:57 - Kingdom Hearts 3D
  • 12:58 - harvest Moon
  • 12:58 - Adventure Time
  • 12:59 - Back to the main show
  • 1:00 - New Pokemon game to tie in with Nitro games
  • 1:01 - Big and in 3D
  • 1:02 - Exploring a world, entering traditional battles
  • 1:02 - Looks like Pokemon Colisseum in HD with Gen 5 mons
  • 1:03 - Pokemon: Black and White Adventures
  • 1:04 - Advertisement for Nintendo's E3 website
  • 1:04 - I'm here and your not ;-p
  • 1:05 - Next is a return of an old franchise.
  • 1:06 - Killer Instinct 3!
  • 1:07 - It's been so long, I forgot these characters' names until now, but they look great!
  • 1:08 - Trailer shows people taking screenshots and posting them on Miiverse
  • 1:08 - Spectatoor modes and whatnot
  • 1:09 - Coming Soon
  • 1:10 - And the lights are turning on
  • 1:10 - Stick around for hands-on coverage!

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