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WRUP: Remember when Nintendo sold consoles that just played neat games edition

Eliot Lefebvre

The Super Nintendo is a system I remember fondly. I didn't like it because it had motion sensitivity; I liked it because it had games like Super Metroid and Final Fantasy VI and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Finding out that the next generation of Nintendo hardware essentially asks a player to strap an iPad to a controller and lug it around through various motion games is perplexing on some levels. Maybe I've reached critical gadget overload. I don't know.

Of course, it's rather apropos to be talking about E3 revelations in this week's WRUP, as we're talking about what we liked the most from E3 in addition to our usual discussion of weekend activities. Click on past the break to find out what the Massively staff will be up to over the next couple days, and let us know what you're going to be doing in the comments!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna): I may dip into City of Heroes this weekend, but more likely, I'm just going to sleep off E3!

If I have to pick an MMO, I'm going with Star Wars: The Old Republic. The gameplay and retro-Star-Warsy UI shown off in the various BioWare videos this year have come a long way since I last tried out the game, so I'm only more excited. If I can pick a non-MMO, I'll go with thatgamecompany's Journey videos and interviews. I cannot wait to get my hands on that beautiful piece of sandlicious art.

Eliot Lefebvre: It's seriously been way too long since I mucked about in Final Fantasy XIV. I've also got a Mass Effect 2 playthrough and Final Fantasy XIII to finish, and it's going to be hard to resist City of Heroes' siren song.

Honestly, the thing I was most impressed with was probably Mass Effect 3 information -- Star Wars: The Old Republic is high on my list of things I want to start playing already, but it was there before E3. Most of the new consoles and handhelds just made me think about how little I use my existing consoles and handhelds.

Jeremy Stratton (@Jeremy_Stratton): I'm packing all my potions, armor and weapons for another fun-filled trip to see some friends in another state this weekend.

I didn't watch a lot of E3 coverage. Nintendo's Wii U looked both cool and alarming at the same time. It looks like some fun stuff could come from it, but it also looks Nintendo could milk players for some serious cash.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster): Once again, a mix of Lord of the Rings Online, RIFT and Guild Wars. I have an itch to try another MMO too, but I haven't decided which... any suggestions?

I'm pretty dang psyched for Lord of the Rings Online's Rise of Isengard now (obviously!), although a lot of E3 news felt pretty upbeat: SOE's Station Access price reduction, SWTOR's Tatooine quest video, and the preview of Star Legends.

Patrick Mackey (@mackeypb): I'm moving, so not too much for me. Global Agenda seems likely, although my record is sort of bad. I've been downloading some Oblivion mods; I may actually get around to playing it some this weekend.

I'm not hyped about any of the E3 news I've seen. Skyrim seems cool I guess, and the Wii U looks more dangerous than anything. MMO news is really more of the same, too. I'm liking that more games are integrating themselves into social networks, but there's nothing truly new that I'm hyped about. I guess I'm really hyped for Skyrim, but the new info doesn't really tell me anything I'm big about.

Rubi Bayer (@Rubi_): I'll be playing the flying-cross-country-to-go-home-and-sleep-for-24-hours MMO on Saturday. It was an awesome week at E3, but I'm ready for some downtime! Sunday will be unpacking and hopping in and out of RIFT and Guild Wars.

It's almost impossible to say what the coolest thing I saw at E3 was. This was my first E3, so the experience as a whole was amazing. I tried to see every inch of the show floor, and there wasn't anything that I found disappointing or underwhelming. Next year I'll try for something more specific!

At the start of every weekend, we catch up with the Massively staff members and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" (Otherwise known as: WRUP!) Join us to see what we're up to in and out of game -- and catch us in the comments to let us know what you're playing, too!

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