Hey! Nintendo’s annual not quite E3 event is kicking off at 9 AM PT (12 PM ET). As usual the company isn’t holding an in-the-flesh press event. So, why don’t you follow along with us and watch a stream of the company’s big gaming announcements (we’ll be watching right along with you). Mario Kart already out of the way, maybe we’ll get word on some of our other favorite Nintendo franchises. (Zelda or Donkey Kong, anybody?)Only one way to find out. Click on through past the break to watch a Twitch stream of the “Digital Event” or just check back with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest E3 news.
We had a feeling Nintendo was going to announce something called “Mario Maker,” a game that allows you to create your own levels in Super Mario Brothers — after all, Nintendo Enthusiast found a poster for the damn thing in the company’s E3 booth. Indeed, Nintendo just teased it in a press event, though it only provided a scant few details. In a series of screenshots, we saw someone creating custom levels, with the help of the Wii U’s included stylus. Though you can design the level using old-school 8-bit graphics, as in the screenshot above, you can also go with the sort of modern look found in Mario’s newer titles. No word on exact release date, except that it will hit North America and Europe sometime in 2015.
Sony’s E3 event didn’t end until 11PM ET last night. So, just as we did with the Xbox titles revealed at E3, we’re going to round up all the future games heading to Sony’s various consoles. It’ll basically be a condensed version of our Sony liveblog, with an extra helping of trailers and without the excitable prose of Ben Gilbert, who was up way past his bedtime.
Yesterday wasn’t the first time Phil Spencer took an E3 stage for Microsoft to talk Xbox, but it was his first time as the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division. After taking over for Marc Whitten back in March , Spencer’s been on a charm offensive. His focus was clear at yesterday’s show: games, all games. Forget about last year’s coming out for Xbox One as an “entertainment” platform — yesterday’s focus was all games, all the time. The 90-minute show was divided cleanly in half between games coming this year and games arriving in 2015 and beyond. It was, in short, an impressive display of the Xbox One’s gaming prowess over anything else. “I want the content to be the star,” Spencer told us.
So, that aside, we wanted him to give us more on the other stuff that the Xbox One does: media streaming, voice control, Windows 8 and television. And hey, what’s Microsoft doing to compete with Sony’s Project Morpheus VR headset, not to mention the Oculus Rift?
Say goodbye to the former king of Panasonic plasmas, the old 103-inch that toured the country and took center stage in presidential elections is old news, moved aside for a new family of commercial displays including the 152-inch 4K resolution 3DTV towered over all at this year’s CES. Just in case 4096 x 2160 is too much resolution, there are 103- and 85-inch 1080p versions available as well, but seriously, look at that thing. You know Mark Cuban is going to buy one — why shouldn’t you? Because you don’t have $500,000+ laying around, because it can’t possibly fit in your house, because you’d never go outside again if you owned one — stop making excuses, it’s unbecoming.
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