E3

E3

Presented by the Entertainment Software Association, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (or Exposition), commonly known as E³ or E3, is the world's largest annual trade show for the computer and video games industry and the third largest gaming convention. The expo is open only to game industry professionals, celebrities and journalists who are over eighteen.

The 2006 E³ show focused on the upcoming releases of Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii, along with the next wave of games for the Nintendo DS and Xbox 360. Several websites such as the Washington Post noted in retrospect that Nintendo clearly dominated and stole the show. They cite as an example the queues; which were approximately half an hour long to play the PlayStation 3 and up to four hours long to play the Wii.

See E3 info from the Washington Post
E3 coverage via Joystiq
Gamespot E3 Blog
(Thank you, Wikipedia)

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I read on GameSpot that the Nintendo Queue was strategic to get people to stop and look at their other products such as DS games. Although I will admit that they had the largest announcement and in many ways dominated news coming out of the show.

I also read that there were 0 game cube games shown by Nintendo at the show.

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Yeah, pretty much by now the Gamecube is dead, except for the debut of Twilight Princess, which now is not going to come out until the Wii version does.

R.I.P. Nintendo Gamecube - May 2005
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TurtlePerson2 that's called advertising. When was the last time you saw a product that didn't have a company name on it. Cover art on books, CDs and games exists just to get people's attention. Casinos are designed so that you can never find a clock or an exit. Public schools have "Good News" assemblies. It's all advertising and if Nintendo's queue was the only one that advertised then I don't have much hope for the 360 or PS3 let only 3rd party companies.
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Nintendo knows for a fact that their machine in the next generation is going to be the least powerful graphics-wise, which is (unfortunately) a big draw for many of the "hardcore" gamers, when there are actually a lot of very good games for the Gamecube (and, in the future, the Wii). By srategically positioning their booths and advertising well for their products, they promote their products more and force them to stay in people's minds for longer after the show, thereby increasing the chances that they'll go out and buy one later.
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oops, I messed it up.


....again


A little off topic, but I am starting to get into modding. I am starting with a simple job where you cut a DS charger cable and a USB charger cable and connect the two in a certain way. This, in turn, makes my DS able to be powered up through a USB Port with a computer. How about that?
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Another project that I will hold off on for a long time is the Portable Nintendo 64. It's full of circuit boards and gadgets. I don't really use my N64 that much anymore, but if I can accomplish this, then I'll definitely use it more.

Other ideas on hold for now:
Portable NES
Gameboy Belt Buckle

How I actually stumbled upon doing this hobby, is during 2nd Period (Web Page Design 2), Tabula (one of my friends) found a broken ipod. I thought I could fix it and use it, so I looked for scematics etc. on the internet, and I stumbled across Hack-a-Day where they mod everything to an ipod to a gameboy, to a hot rod, to a couch (yes, a couch).

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Yeah Hack a day has some interesting things on it. I think I saw once that they had a optical mouse work as a scanner.
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Dude, I'm totally making that Portable N64. That is freakin' amazing. All the stuff like that is so cool.
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Grrr, it's too bad that Prom is this weekend. Otherwise I'd be all over going to those tournaments.

Wait a minute, what am I saying!!! Yay for Prom!!!!
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Well, looks like I can come. Hopefully it won't be a repeat of the last melee tournament for me.

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So... results from the melee tournament, anyone?
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Lucky_Fetus got third
Uncle Meat got second
and Ownerer got first


Jerry got 4th.


Here are the full results. 78 competitors, it was crazy.


Im in awe....
still in awe
ok enough of aweness awesome Eli just plain Awesaome i fu could do that for all the tourtaments with there ranking next to them and stuff and how they did there so that way if u wanna be really complex u could have some compex scoring algotrithm to grade you quality of opponets verse how well u did for examplei played uncle meat and tp2 and got 2nd so i would have got a lot of credit for that as m,y next match wasnt as competive and i got 3rd so i would hve had far less points there. Ayway good job Eli have that for a whole season would be beyond sweet.

Also why did the tourney end so quickly u had a lot more time?
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That was a LOT of fun, even though I went out in the Quals. There were a few really good players I've not seen before. Then, of course, there were the usual masters... Watching Dragoon Black and Ownerer fight was incredible, and very enlightening.
I'm also curious as to why it ended so early. There were more people last time, I think, which would be an obvious source of increased time; were there also more qualification rounds per person?


Well, that level of data is available for any event in the past season... just click on a player from the leaderboard, and then you can click on any of the events they played in to get that screen.

Your idea about player rating is an excellent one, BD, we'll work on that for next season. The melee ended early because I worried about finishing in time, so I set the tournament up for only 3 quals apeice. However, everybody knew what they were doing so things went smoothly and fast. We would have had time for 4 quals apeice easy, but by the time I saw how well everything was going, it was too late to add rounds. Sorry about that.


Ok, I'm home now. The reasons I didn't go are:

1. I was sick all weekend (and right now too, I'm not going to school tomorrow)
2. I was on a caving trip somewhere in Indiana all weekend (7 hr drive)

I hope you guys had fun...

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worst that ive ever played but srtangly after that i played some open play macthes and i was actully able to do my last second side-step dodges If i had beemn able to do that i would have been able to not get three stocked and possibly would of had a chance of having a good macth
Im glad i lost i shouldn't have made it to the elimination at all.
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Wow, no posts since Monday.

Off-season = looooow point for the message boards.
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Hey! someone posted!
I have been on this forum a lot but I just decided to not post, there isn't much to talk about. So remember, even if I don't post, I'm still watching.

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If this were anywhere else, I'd be totally creeped out by that last sentence....

*Checks out the window, just to be on the safe side*
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[random crap] hey Major Tom Coveney, did you happen by any chance have Salinas for spanish because i saw a project displayed in her room with your name on it [/random crap]


Yes sir, I did. Still do, actually. Oh wait, that's right, I only have FIVE DAYS LEFT OF SCHOOL.

Gosh, I love being a Senior :-).
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Congratulations! ^_^ Hope the senioritis wasn't too bad.


Shouldn't you only have three?? I thought seniors graduated on Thursday.....


Well, the actual graduation is on a Thursday (June 8th, my birthday also :-D), but our last day is still technically next friday, although that's only to pick up caps & gowns and the like. So at this point, yes, we only have 3 days left. And by 'we', I mean Me.
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w00t, no comments since friday!


Indeed, 'tis somewhat quiet... We need something else to talk about. Melee and Kart might be considered old topics, and video gaming as a whole has been discoursed upon at some length.... Politics is, of course, "right out", as the keeper of the Holy Hand-Grenade would say (I must note, for the record, that this is but a jest, since this fact went unnoticed last time); "Pirates vs. Ninjas" has been done; and that leaves little, other than: Furbies!!! Each of us has a special story about our interactions with these lovable, furry little horrors to relate! Mine runs thusly: Once upon a time, there was a little boy who got a Furby for his birthday. He was a very happy little boy, especially after he opened his gift, and he had many adventures with his Furby; he took it everywhere he went. One day, the little boy was driving in the country with his parents and, of course, his brave little Furby, when all of a sudden came a big deer running across the road! The little boy's parents couldn't stop in time, and so they hit the poor deer, which, unfortunately, died shortly after. The windshield shattered, and there was a big jolt to all of the passengers. The Furby, which had been sleeping, woke up and started talking again. The first thing it said was, "Fun! Want do again!" When they got home again, the little boy took his Furby downstairs to the basement and stuffed it as far under the couch as it would go (it was light-activated.) The little Furby never saw the light of day again. THE END
This was related to me by the little boy in the story some years later, and, I have reason to believe, is grounded entirely in fact (he let me look under the couch; I accidentally reactivated the Furby, for which he has since, I believe, forgiven me.)


........what?


Sorry..... It was 3:30 AM, and my normal inhibitions about writing strange posts aren't in effect during the period from 2:47 AM to about 4:19 AM.


....i'm fine with melee...


we need a freeplay :(


Well guys, good news. I have just learned (and just got back from a long trip) that the Nintendo Revolution is going to be at $250 or less!
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Also, if you look at the bottom of the page, it mentions the PS3. The thing will cost up to $599. Guess whose not buying a PS3 (guess who never was interested in buying one).

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I've just added a menu link to the results page on the left. Enjoy.

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If you truly want to mod, install Linux on a toaster or sumfin like that.


Mmmmmm.... toasted Linux....

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I recently found a video made by my demented freshman algebra teacher, Mr. Samulak.
Story: During my freshman year, Mr. Samulak came up with a song for the quadratic formula (to get it stuck in our heads, in which it did).
This year, he apparently made a music video for it. He added in some footage of his class too (thats my friend Aaron playing the Gameboy and Chris who just sits there with a stupid look on his face).

Warining!

Watching this video will get the Quadratic formula stuck in your head and you will never forget it (it might help for math finals though).
The Quadratic Formula

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I didn't actually watch the video, but if it's the pop goes the weasel tune, then I can almost guarentee that your teacher didn't invent it, maybe he made a video for it, but singing that quadratic formula to pop goes the weasel has been around for a long time.

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it's not to pop goes the weasel, although i've heard that version too =P


What an interesting way to teach quadratic equations... attempting to appeal to both Star Wars and hip hop communities was clever.. but the dancing baby was scary. 0_o


Now you've made me even more curious.... I'll have to watch it after all!


I just watched a speed run of the original Mario for the NES. He did it in less than six minutes.
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Check out the speed run race where two guys go head to head, live, with a crowd cheering the whole time:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6590364564874563352

It's suprisingly compelling.

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Hey guys...wait i changed my name to JeadhaGackbehCCC but it isnt changed. If its just glitchy and it realy is changed then WADDUP ITS JOE SMO!! when are we gonna get some new tournaments???


i agree, we need another melee tourney!


Maybe a MK:DD tournament? I doubt we'll have a tournament before the pre-season though, the library holds to many other events in the summer.


Eli is there even going to be a DVD for last season because its like 4 months late


yesh, i want a DVD so i might study the melee tactics of the pros

(wow that sounded nerdy...)


eli wut your email i need to email u our new clan symbol so u can put it up


i need a clan to join :P


sry ours is overflowing


haven't been on for awhile because not much to talk about. Yeah i know you could check that but u couldn't check who u played agnaist could you? and where they were ranked
Turtle clan traing camp will open late june or early july(for me and tp2 at least) A media report will be released when we start :)jk.
i do like the ranking system. Theres just a few big questions attached to it. First off how do u rank somebody by that tourtament or over the season. If u do it by the tourney how do u rank the first match and if u do it by the season how do u rank a newcomer. But eli im sure u will figure out someway.
Turtle clan is trying to merge 2 clans or find new members. Eli can i have a commentarey tryout postion please