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E308: Live reactions from the Nintendo conference


With our staff split -- some sitting in LA, waiting for the conference to begin, and others back at home watching via live stream, we decided to bring you something a little different this year: our live chat log. You'll get our reactions as Nintendo unveils their big hits at this year's E3, including impressions from JC and Dave as they get closer looks at everything as it happens. Reload often and share your own impressions in the comments!

Hit the break for the chat log, and don't forget to bring your bingo card!

[Update: Chat is done! We'll be bringing you bingo and conference recaps soon!]


Alisha
So what do you guys think? I think we can skip the suuuuper obvious Animal Crossing.
Chris G.
I'm calling Balance Board-compatible 1080 and NO solution to storage issues.
Eric C.
i'm going with DS+Mii Support and Metroid Prime Trilogy
Phil L.
for me, NSMB2 is to priority
Eric C.
New DS+Mii Support, i mean
Chris G.
Oh, then 1080 for Wii then, Layton U.S. dates for DS
Alisha
I'm predicting new Zelda with Wii MotionPlus footage and the DS redesign. Oh, Layton. Yay.
Candace S.
Fire Emblem DS date for U.S., and i'm going to be optimistic and say YES to storage solution
Dave H.
So, let's get this show on the road!
Dave H.
I wanna see megatons!
Chris G.
I wanna see Pilotwings
Chris G.
I'll never see Pilotwings
Dave H.
I want to bathe in a sea of Nintendo splendor
Phil L.
Look, I'll just say this right now
jc
I want to see New Clu Clu Land
Phil L.
I want a remake of Body Harvest on the N64 more than anything in the world
Dave H.
They keep showing that promo Prof Layton shot, of the lady helping the little boy
The light show begins!
jc
It's starting!
Dave H.
OK, promo footage is rolling
Dave H.
Everyone is so happy with their DS and Wiis
Phil L.
I'm so happy I could cry
jc
Women enjoying Nintendo systems.
Phil L.
Love life, go team!
Chris G.
Group hug!
Alisha
YAAAAY
Alisha
To everything, really.
jc
Also children. Kids like them too.
jc
"We promise to keep the world smiling..." on screen
jc
Cammie Dunaway
Chris G.
"We promise to keep the world smiling."
Alisha
Cammie Dunawa-- drat, beaten
Phil L.
Diversity is the key, you see
Phil L.
Don't care, want Reggie
Chris G.
Cammie starts with a Reggie joke, nice!
jc
"How can you not be happy when your job every day is to get up and think about video games?"
Candace S.
Oh yay, family anecdotes
Alisha
MOMATRON SIGH
jc
Showing some kind of card from her son.
Candace S.
(sarcasm)
Dave H.
Is that a photoshopped background?
Dave H.
My word!
Chris G.
Jeez, enough with the holiday snaps, Dunaway
Alisha
She needs a wrist strong bracelet.
Dave H.
She needs a wriststrong bracelet
jc
She hurt her wrist skiing. "Snowboarding is really a lot harder than it looks."
Chris G.
Sprained left wrist? What could possibly come to the rescue?!
Candace S.
What do you mean Chris? This is the E3 megaton I've been waiting for... Dunaway's insights on snowboarding
Phil L.
....Reggie, anyone?
Dave H.
hahaha
Dave H.
Our minds, they are linked!
Alisha
board?
Phil L.
A chocolate friend
jc
"I decided that, as a snowboarder, all I really needed was a little help from a firend."
Jul 15
12:10 PM
jc
"A really talented friend.:
jc
Shaun White appears! Command?
Alisha
Make the music die.
jc
He's snowboarding on a Balance Board in SHaun White Snowboarding
Phil L.
Look at that hair, he's a rebel
Candace S.
He looks like Carrot Top a bit
Phil L.
And having fun
Chris G.
It's not 1080. :(
Dave H.
This looks really fun!
Alisha
I see myself falling on my butt.
Eric C.
More like Gold Medalist Carrot Top, amirite
jc
Shaun White's Mii is a disaster.
Phil L.
I think I could take him
Candace S.
I'm terrible at balance games... but if you're more coordinated than me, it looks fun
Chris G.
"It's just like real-life," basically
Phil L.
Uh-oh
Alisha
UH OH GET CAMMIE'S BRACELET READY
Phil L.
Tag-team snowbarding disaster
Dave H.
I'm taking bets on how many Nintendo CEOS make fools out of themselves at the conference
jc
Shaun White vs. Cammie.
jc
Two balance boards?
jc
No, one at a time, it appears.
Dave H.
Might be hard to beat Microsoft's numbers from yesterday, though
Chris G.
Cammie > Shaun
Phil L.
I've got $100 on Cammie looking awkward 71 times
Alisha
Oh, and bingo ding, btw!
Dave H.
Ding ding!
jc
"Yeah, that was tasty!"
jc
It didn't hurt her wrist!
Eric C.
Crescent fresh
Alisha
THIS JUST IN: WII SAFER THAN REAL LIFE
Alisha
that's comforting, really
jc
By year end.
jc
Iwata!
Phil L.
"Welcome me in joining"
Chris G.
Hahaha.
Alisha
IWATA
Dave H.
I want his sense of style
Dave H.
I want his sense of style
Dave H.
and job
Phil L.
I heart Iwata
Alisha
You need his money to have his style.
Alisha
Punk 'em down, Iwata. You've earned it.
Phil L.
I have $2.74
Jul 15
12:15 PM
jc
"Almost everyone attending held a pessimistic view of Nintendo's future." E3 2003
Phil L.
I am 1/37500000 as cool as Iwata
Chris G.
Iwata dubs the "Balance Board" bathroom scales
jc
"Common sense doesn't seem to make as much sense anymore"
Dave H.
I bet his socks smell fabulous
jc
No longer common sense that players seek new graphics and more sophisticated content.
Alisha
Hmm.
Phil L.
He said Zelda, my heart skipped a beat.
jc
"Our internal team which creates Mario games and the team which creates Zelda games will bring new titles to Wii."
Dave H.
"New titles to Wii" makes me a very happy man
jc
"Small games with smaller budgets can capture worldwide audience if they have ideas"
Phil L.
Old people and women playing games ahoy!
Chris G.
MADNESS!
jc
Intuitive interface can help attract new gamers
jc
"Game systems are more likely purchased for people by themselves at any time in the year"
Dave H.
200k DSes a week is insane
Alisha
Iwata: Our Guitar Hero is better than yours, it's better than yours
jc
"Destroy the psychological barrier"
Making fun of other companies stealing Nintendo's ideas

New ways to be engaged and enriched -- even from non-games
Dave H.
Three E's
Dave H.
Oh, I get what he did there
Alisha
Isn't that the whole point of non-games? Enrichment?
jc
Increaded enthusiasm
Eric C.
Increased Eric
jc
New stuff incoming
Alisha
Increased Eric is good
jc
"Consumers acting as creators and then sharing their work"
Phil L.
User-created content application of some sort, I presume
Dave H.
Here comes Animal Crossing
Here we go with a key holiday release
jc
Katsuya Eguchi on video
jc
Creator of AC
Chris G.
Animal Crossing!
jc
In 2008 AC comes to Wii
jc
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Phil L.
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Alisha
ding ding G4 on the card
jc
It looks
Alisha
I like what he said about playing together even if you're not playing together.
jc
EXACTLY like AC Gamecube
City: brand new location
Auctions
jc
You can go to the Happy Room Academy
jc
Gracie has a store
jc
Beauty salon
Phil L.
I'm beautiful
Alisha
Oh, Miis in via masks
jc
Can write letters to not just AC players
jc
but cell phones and computers!
Phil L.
Wii Speak!
Alisha
OH SNAP
jc
Community microphone
Candace S.
Wii Speak... wow! there you go
jc
Multiplayer confirmed! There are four guys fishing
jc
(and Wii Speaking)
Alisha
We didn't even have that one on. We fail.
jc
It is a Reggie!
Phil L.
REGGIE!
Eric C.
hide your names and asses!
jc
Pleased with their marketplace momentum. Obviously!
Alisha
WE'RE NOT PRINTING ENOUGH MONEY, GUYS
jc
Still tens of millions of people waiting to get into "the game that we all love."
Alisha
<3
jc
Something cheaper coming?
jc
Global hardware unit sales: lol at all non-DS systems
Jul 15
12:30 PM
Dave H.
WOW
Dave H.
100 millions DSes
jc
12% ahead of last year: ds sales
Alisha
Pokemans
jc
Talking about how great Pokemon Mystery Dungeon sold.
Eric C.
yay roguelikes and chunsoft
Alisha
Give us Plat. I want to cross more things off.
jc
Expecting DS to beat Wii in NPD
Alisha
Because it is full of awesome.
jc
"I Play for Me" seemed to boost sales of Brain Age/Nintendogs/NSMB
Alisha
I'm frankly shocked.
Dave H.
Girls like Carry Underwood, I guess
jc
Expect to be best-selling console (Wii) in US this NPD
Dave H.
I, frankly, have no idea who she is
jc
"Leveraged well-known stable of stars early in the generation"
jc
Metroid, Mario
jc
(talking about established titles, not new stuff)
19 third-party wii games exceeded 400k in US
Alisha
I think this is going to segue into Wii MotionPlus, if not a new game
jc
"Casual games? Legendary IP? New Franchise?" on screen. Which? All of the above!
jc
3 new games that take different approaches to interface options.
Alisha
one bboard, I bet
jc
Clone Wars
jc
It's three new third party games, I think.
Chris G.
It's that slightly fugly Star Wars game
Alisha
yeah
jc
Rabbids TV Party!
jc
DAAAAAH!
Alisha
haha, I said a bboard game!
That looks ridiculous and silly and I sort of want it.
Call of Duty
Dave H.
cod world at war zapper support
Chris G.
Ooh crowd shots
jc
Dunaway back on stage to introduce DS games
Chris G.
Give us a wave, Dave/JC
Alisha
DS
Dave H.
I'm the jerk who doesn't belong, you should be able to spot me
Alisha
I'm so tired of this get-girls-into-gaming business.
Jul 15
12:40 PM
jc
Almost at exact parity in terms of "received" DS systems
Alisha
just make good games, because, yes, the appeal is universal.
jc
Guitar Hero On Tour Decades on the way
Alisha
ding ding ding ding B4
jc
Video of GHOT Decades
Song sharing between versions of the game
jc
And now Spore Creatures
Alisha
Ding N3!
jc
Just talking about how fun and easy it is
Alisha
Got so excited about bingo crossing that I lost my vitamin water
jc
Share creatures with friends
jc
Pokemon Rangers: Shadows of Almia Nov 10
jc
Or, as it's known, "Not Platinum"
Alisha
Dammit, wrong one.
Alisha
OH SNAP
Alisha
OH SNAP
jc
GTA CHINATOWN WARS
Dave H.
whoah
Phil L.
WHOOOA
Alisha
GTA
jc
THIS WINTER
Dave H.
GTA on DS?!
jc
In Liberty City
Dave H.
Holy cow!
jc
New engine
Alisha
Oh yes, I loooove DS info stuff, bring it on
Alisha
non-games, yay
jc
Safeco Field/Mariners network
jc
"Speaking of food"
Alisha
Here it comes
Alisha
And to think, I pulled it off the bingo card, haha
Candace S.
The really have that stuff in seattle... as in... sushi?
jc
International recipes and tips
jc
November
jc
Cooking Guide
Eric C.
Breaking: Dunaway is a terrible cook
jc
Candace: the Ichi-Roll
jc
The Reggie is back!
Alisha
Here it comes...
jc
Here comes the super waggler
I'm copyrighting the term
Eric C.
WagglePlus
Alisha
What's the game....
Alisha
WII SPORTS 2 YES
Alisha
Or Resort
jc
Wii Sports Resort!
Dave H.
Beach games, sweet
jc
Cammie and Bill Trinen to demonstrate
Dave H.
Can I hunt for treasure with a metal detector?
Dave H.
They better have that minigame in there!
jc
One MotionPlus and new big jacket included with Wii Sports Resort
Candace S.
Can I serve drinks and towels to rich people?
jc
Disc Dog!
Dave H.
Hahahaha
jc
It's totally a game about throwing a frisbee for a dog
jc
AND I LOVE IT
jc
Senses her hand motions exactly
jc
And she fumbled the frisbee.
Alisha
If only she had a bracelet.
Dave H.
More wrist jokes
Where is Colbert when you need him?
jc
Jet ski!
Eric C.
Breaking: Reggie Really Likes That Throttle
jc
Holding the Wiimote and Nunchuk like handlebars
Dave H.
This isn't DOlphin Park!
jc
"Guys like power stuff, you know!"
jc
He's too tuff for that puppy business.
jc
Sword dueling!
jc
At... the beach!
Alisha
aka fencing? lol
Alisha
fencing on the beach
Dave H.
How do they know I like to chop wood on the beach?
Alisha
we should rewrite "dancing in the streets"
jc
No, actually, chopping wood and big pencils.
Phil L.
Red Steel swordfighting was flawless, this is unnecessary
Dave H.
That pencil got combo'd
jc
Now fencing!
Alisha
Cammie is SO ready
jc
On the beach.
Eric C.
Which will be the true master
Dave H.
There can be only one!
jc
More like sword-jousting. You try to knock each other off of a platform.
jc
Reggie nicely saying that third parties are still working on their waggle-plus stuff
jc
Next spring!
jc
Wii Sports 2
Alisha
Some game this holiday....
jc
This holiday: new game for regular Wii Remote:
Jul 15
12:55 PM
jc
It's something big
jc
Spotlights
jc
I just wet myself
jc
Pre-emptively
Alisha
hahaha
jc
Wii Music get!
Alisha
ding!
jc
Guy on stage drumming
jc
With Wiimote/Nunchuk, using Board for kick drum
Dave H.
Annoy your mom and dad with a virtual drum set!
Phil L.
That hair is fabulous
jc
What you guys aren't getting at home?
jc
It's SO LOUD.
Eric C.
Miyamoto on sax
jc
Playing fake saxophone
Chris G.
Shiggy, the smoothest cat in town
jc
He is speaking English! Oh, and now he's not
"If you want something that everyone that can enjoy together... music is a must."
jc
Over 50 different instruments!
Dave H.
50 different instruments in Wii Music, cool
jc
Piano, violin
jc
Taiko!
Dave H.
That drum is loud!
Dave H.
Miyamoto posing is like any drawing in my diary
Dave H.
Except there aren't hearts all around him
jc
Separate mode for Board drums.
jc
Also includes lessons! Anybody, including YOU, can learn to play the drums in a few weeks!
jc
Even YOU.
Candace S.
Wii Balance Board as a drum pedal, interesting
Phil L.
Me?
jc
Note-matching games, orchestra mode
Dave H.
Yes, EVEN YOU!
jc
"Won't evaluate your performance, but will record videos of your performance!"
Candace S.
That sounds terrifying :P
jc
One player can record every part of a song and make a music video
jc
Up to four players simultaneously
jc
Denise Kaigler on marimba
jc
Treehouse horn section
Jul 15
1:05 PM
Candace S.
Cowbell joke!
Phil L.
Not a bad performance
Needs more cowbell
Dave H.
Weird brick with the Wii Speak thing
Alisha
No no, you guys can't leave yet. We need Zelda at least.
Dave H.
Oh no, I sense it is coming to an end!
Dave H.
Oh no, I sense it is coming to an end!
Phil L.
He's smiling....
jc
Is the DS a fad?
Dave H.
Oh, take that, Stringer!
Dave H.
Wii is no fad, says Reggie
jc
"Fad" no longer operable
Alisha
hmm.
jc
"Disrupt your own thinking..."
Alisha
The next advantage...
Dave H.
And it ends
Alisha
WHAAAAT
Alisha
Reg totally left us hanging
Phil L.
Hang on, what just happened?
Alisha
A lot of good stuff, but we need more.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.