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E3 Live Blog Part 3 (Nintendo Digital Event)

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In a few hours. Nintendo will hold their “Digital Event”, a live stream from Nintendo of America, rather than an actual E3 Press conference. Which to be honest is a smart idea considering that in the last few years the number of people attending E3 has slowly dropped. not to mention the large amount of people (like myself) watching these E3 press shows over the internet. Even Ubisoft knew about it when they had the Rabbids to remind you to keep you bandwidth optimal!

So let me make a list of what I would “like” to hear from Nintendo today.

  • Is Mario Maker real?
  • Will you be showing of the “Real” Zelda sequel, or just Zelda Dynasty Warriors?
  • What other key franchises will appear on Wii U? (F Zero, Metroid, Kirby, Excite Bike)
  • What’s Nintendo’s strategy on keeping the Wii U relevant?
  • Will Nondescript action figure ever get a game of his own? (LOLS)
  • Who are the last few characters to be seen in the Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS ?
  • What will Reggie Fils Amech do next!?

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E3 Live Blog part 2!

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Okie doke. To keep thing chronological, and the E3 Live Blog on the top of blog. I’m making a “Part 2” so that I don’t have to do any weird moving these around with the blog article about getting into the BattleField Hardline Beta.

Moving along, we have two more conferences left today. Ubisoft’s and Sony’s!

Hopefully Ubisoft won’t have any douchey hosts, and Sony will give me a better reason to own a PS4 other than FinalFantasy XV.

Live Blog will begin at 11:00PM BST (3:00M PDT) below… (Sorry I got the times wrong, they’re now corrected)

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E3 Live Blog

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In a few hours time, Microsoft will begin the set of press conferences today; followed by EA, Ubisoft, and Sony. Nintendo’s Digital conference will be tomorrow. What will they show off today? Here’s a list of thing I want to hear from each conference, though personal I doubt it’ll happen! lol 😛

Microsoft

  • Free XBox Live, or at least a cheaper service for casual online players.
  • More variety of genre’s than just FPS games.
  • A smaller and cheaper XBOne!
  • The next Call of Duty game is based on World War 1.

EA

  • Actually admit that Origin was a terrible idea. OK a little harsh, but come on, everyone uses Steam and GOG these days!
  • Announce a new James Pond game, I’m waiting guys…
  • Create a Fifa or Madden game that is based on an annual subscription so that a new version of the same game isn’t released each year!

Ubisoft

  • What does the next gen Ray Man look like?
  • Admit that Uplay was a terrible idea and why it’s screwing up Watch_Dogs on the PC.
  • Please have a guest that doesn’t douche up the conference!

Sony

  • Final Fantasy XV Gameplay.
  • Demon’s Souls II announcement.
  • WHERE’S LAST GUARDIAN!!!???  *Hulk Rage*
  • Backward compatibility of some kind on the PS4?

Anyway, that’s my wishful for E3, the live blog will begin below at 9am Pacific standard time.

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Steam controller update

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Today Valve presented an image of the latest Steam Controller. As announced back in Mid-January, the Steam Controller now lacks the OLED touch screen in favour of XInput based buttons like a 360 controller. A new feature that was announced today is that the face A, B, X, and Y buttons feature analogue pressure sensors. Which is interesting as an XBox 360 controller features them, and work on the 360 console, but the Windows driver for the 360 pad doesn’t utilise them and treats the buttons as on and off switches. I wonder what games will use them? Could it mean that Metal Gear HD Collection can get a PC port now!?

Personally, I found the original design interesting, but I can how some people might see it as a little unwieldy and unconventional. I’m still interested to know what Valve had in store with the OLED touch screen. Maybe you were able to chance controller mapping whilst in-game without needing to pause it, which might come in handy for online FPS games. But maybe the beta test showed that it might be unnecessary, even though the beta testers got the non-touch screen versions of the first steam controller prototype. Even with the lack of touch screen I’m still hyped about it!

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 Click the image above to view a side-by-side comparison of the new design over the original prototype.

Source: PC Gamer

The Steam controller changes

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Kotaku announced an hour ago that the retail version of the Steam Controller will ditch the mini OLED touch screen and reposition the oddly placed face buttons and include a Dpad; making it look like a conventional controller. This mock up drawing shown at Valve’s #SteamDevDays event, shows face buttons in a A/B/X/Y configuration and a Ddpad that looks like just a set of face buttons; I’m assuming that’s because Valve is avoiding infringing Nintendo’s Dpad patent. It’s believed that the 3 pairs of triggers are going to be kept in the final design.

It was announced that the controller will have X-Input support, making it compatible with games that are not from Steam. Making the controller act as if it’s an XBox 360 pad. Meaning that games such as Bastion for example, will work straight away rather than spending time mapping each button on the controller to a keyboard key.

Sound like a better plan now, as there’s now a Dpad and better placed buttons. It’s a shame that the touch screen is gone. Though it makes you wonder what Steam had to offer with it?

Sources: KotakuSteamDB – Steam Developer Days

The Next XBox name revealed a day before it’s announcement?

So yeah, last night, IGN left a Facebook update showing this image…

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So yeah, XBox Infinity. I’m pretty sure this was once a joke on Cheap Ass Gamer on one April Fools that got them into trouble with Kotaku. It’ll be funny if it’s the actual name seeing that they will announce the next console later today. I just hope I won’t want it!