E3 2010 or “Two Rooms, Eight Walls and the Coolest Thing Ever,” Part 3

24 Jun

On to day 2…

The show itself was a lot like Monday. I spent right around twelve hours each day (obviously, I started before the show opened and kept going after it closed!) in a room in the back of the Disney booth or a room over at the Staples Center – hence the title of this post. Get it? Two rooms… Eight walls… Running from one room to the other. That was my E3…

(And, may I just say, being in the Staples Center during the NBA finals was both cool and frustrating – cool, in that I could look down on the court and contemplate running down there for a quick pic and a probably takedown by a security guard, frustrating in that I was constantly reminded about the hoop fanaticism of which I would NOT be a part later in the day – no finals tickets for me!)

Anyway, 12-ish hours of interviews and demos each day on Tuesday and Wednesday. No breaks. Ate breakfast and lunch with cameras in my face. All I saw of the show was what I could see running to the rest room or running to some on-camera interview in someone else’s booth.

Just to be clear, I’m not complaining! The fact that I was so busy was a reflection of how well-received the Disney Epic Mickey game was. I haven’t experienced anything like that since Deus Ex.

Okay, so I’ve explained the “Two Rooms, Eight Walls” part of the title. What about the “coolest thing ever?”

Easy.

Nintendo 3DS!

Holy cow.

The last day of the show, I actually got out of the Disney Interactive booth around 4:15. I knew I was only going to get to see One Thing at E3. And I knew it was going to be either Deus Ex: Human Revolution or the 3DS. Though it pained me to make the call, the 3DS got the nod.

All I can say is “Wow!” Okay, I lied – I can and will say a lot more than “wow.”

The 3DS changed my life. Seriously. I can be pretty stubborn and when I decide I know something or I’m right about something, I don’t often change my mind. Well, I just want to say I’ve been completely wrong about 3D all my life. I never got it before. Until now. Until the 3DS. Check back tomorrow and I’ll tell you all about it.

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15 Responses to “E3 2010 or “Two Rooms, Eight Walls and the Coolest Thing Ever,” Part 3”

  1. shadowxor June 24, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Please check out Deus Ex: Human Revolution and give us your honest thoughts. I would love to hear more about what you plan to do with the potential spiritual successor and how you feel Human Revolution is coming along.

    At least at some point, even if it’s after it’s out. And not just cordial fluff, a real opinion! Looking forward to Epic Mickey, and trying out the 3DS.

  2. cwaffles June 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    Warren,

    All I can saw is you were “The Man” back when I was working at Origin and you were there and Epic Mickey looks to be, well, EPIC! Cant wait to check this out later this year!

  3. lordmalvern June 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    As someone who saw the 3DS first-hand as well I have to say I’m in full agreement with you.

  4. boymacwerter June 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    So… can I take that to mean you will be making a 3DS game some time in the future?

    • wspector June 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

      You can certainly take it to mean that I’d LIKE to make a 3DS game some time! As I said, any developer who says he or she doesn’t want to play around with game-changing technology like this… Well. I don’t know any developers who would say that! But right now, I have to stay focused on Disney Epic Mickey on the Wii!

  5. dharris30 June 25, 2010 at 2:51 am #

    You know the thing is that Nintendo needs to get some more aggressive titles out there like Epic Mickey. I wish Nintendo could be even more brave and allow for a more dynamic offering on its titles.

    twitter: @tallgamer
    http://www.donald-harris.com

  6. dharris30 June 25, 2010 at 2:56 am #

    For to check the email notify me button.

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