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QOTW: What was your favorite E3 2009 moment?

Every week the hosts of TalkRadar present and answer a new "Question of the Week" - a personal inquiry which unearths some of our deepest, and sometimes most sinister, gaming memories. Everyone is encouraged to answer each week's question, so go ahead, tell us your most glorious, nostalgic, or shameful story!


This week's question:

What was your favorite moment at E3?

The biggest gaming show of the year isn't over quite yet, but the three biggest conferences have already come and gone. So what was your favorite moment? Best announcement? Most awkward presenter? Did your favorite company meet your expectations? Tell us what you thought!

Answer this week's question in the comments!

Questions can also be answered in the QOTW forum thread. Our favorite posts this week will be read next week on TalkRadar 55, and appear in the next edition of this article. Listen to TalkRadar 54 tomorrow for our answers!


Last week's question:

What big reveal do you most want to see at E3?

Thanks again for the epic participation! There were a lot of great responses, and a lot of them mimicked the GR team's personal desires. Now that the expo is half-way over, we're starting to see if any of our wishes came true. For the most part...no, not exactly. Half-Life 3? Not yet. New Zelda? Kind of - it'll be announced next year. Halo 4, Gears of War 2, Portal 2? Keep waiting. But we did see a lot of great stuff (Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Reach, FFXIII and XIV, Crackdown 2, Mario Galaxy 2, God of War III, Paul and Ringo looking simultaneously awkward and aloof...), so keep your chins up!

Below are a few of last week's answers that tickled our collective fancies, but since we can't feature them all here, check out last week's article and forum thread for more...



fivedollahfootlong wrote...
"J Allard comes on stage and proves that Microsoft actually own apple and the whole Ipod and Zune thing was a practical joke."

Sorry fivedollahfootlong, Zunes are serious business.



NorwegianKingOfNames wrote...
"I require a full-blown Pokemon RPG on the Wii that totally breaks the mould. That means no starting with either a grass, fire or water Pokemon like in EVERY OTHER GAME. Failing that, a Katamari game set in Hawaii."

Not even the Norwegian King of Names can make Nintendo fulfill our deepest desires. But you do get Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M. METROID! We actually didn't know there was another 'M.' Thought there was only room in the alphabet for one.



CandiedJester wrote...
"I want to see more of Dark Void. That game looks epic. I want to see Half Life 3 announced. And I know it's a very, very long shot, but I would absolutely love anyone who was willing to pick up Duke Nukem Forever and finish the damn thing. Because I want to play it."

Dark Void, Half-Life 3, Duke Nukem Forever...why couldn't you have just been easy-to-please and said "Yeah, I want more fitness games and, I don't know, maybe some goofy motion-sensing mini-games"?


Above: Will Duke Nukem Forever live again? Seems unlikely...



Z-man427 wrote...
"My wish isn't necessarily a game, but an accessory. I want M$ to announce a 250GB HDD for the 360. And possibly a... oh i dunno... a $50 price drop on the wireless adapter?"

NO! YOU GET NATAL AND A CREEPY KID NAMED MILO! LIKE IT!



jamminontha1n2 wrote...
"crackdown 2. make it happen microsoft. do it now"


Above: That they did do



PeteThePirate wrote...
"More info on Uncharted 2 and Assasins Creed 2"

Well, weren't you easy to please? Both trailers looked amazing.


Above: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee



SunshineHobo wrote...
"A Nintendo that doesn't blow chunks. Give us a proper Wii controller, not a chunk of suck. I'd also like to see the PS3 get a huge price drop. Make a PS3 arcade or something. i don't care, but i'm not buying a game console that costs $600 unless it cures cancer, or makes me breakfast, or fights crime. I want a PS3 that fights crime...Yeah."

Big dreams, SunshineHobo. By the way, the PS3 is down to $400. But we do like the idea of a crime fighting console.


Above: 'V' for '256MB GDDR3 VRAM'



Unoriginal wrote...
"I am getting tired of all the sequels and spin-offs. I want a bunch of fresh, orginal and new IP. A new Zelda, Halo 4 and the bi-monthly Sonic release are all as predictable as the sunrise.."

Ironic that someone named "Unoriginal" would want new IPs. Sorry, LA is spin-off city. But new Zelda will be properly announced next year, so there's that!



Jun 3, 2009

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  • Dualcarrot - June 9, 2009 4:51 a.m.

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  • Counternub - June 8, 2009 7:05 p.m.

    My favourite moments, were learning about the new halo games, and seeing more of an insight to Assassins creed 2, also its nice to see the metroid series kicking off again, and also the anouncement of L4D2. Bit disapointed about the PSP: go. And really disapointed there arnt going to be many RPG's on the 360. But overall its been good this year.
  • spulungkin - June 7, 2009 5:07 a.m.

    WHen Kojima anounced MGS: Peace Walker, that the best they of my life. Because when he announced MGS: Rising for the Xbox 360, I was like "F*ck You Kojima!! F*ck You!! You betrayed Sony".... But when Peace Walker was announced, I was like "Okay Kojima your forgiven..." Then I realize it was something like this, Microsoft: Hey Sony can I have some of your Final Fantasy, and MGS..... Sony: No!..... Microsoft: Oh! come on.... Please.... Sony: Oh! Alright.... You can have FFXIII and MGS: Rising... Microsoft: Ha! Ha! Ha! Now we both have the awesome FFXIII... Ha! Ha! Ha! Sony: Its okay I have FFXIV... Microsoft: BULLSH*T!!! Sony: yeah.... Microsoft: Well atleast I still have MGS, The awesome stealth game.... Sony: Oh! its not a stealth game, and your only getting Raiden, Snake stays with me, all Four of them.... Microsoft: WTF!!!.... Nintendo: Super Mario CO-OP FTW!!! So yeah I'm a fanboy.... But Hey! Its E3, Time to bring out your inner FANBOY!...
  • GaMeRGuY1oh4 - June 7, 2009 3:42 a.m.

    L4D2. It's hilarious how people completely argue about how it's an "expansion pack" even when there are new people, stages, weapons, zombies. That is too much for an expansion pack.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:18 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:17 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:15 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:13 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:11 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:10 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:09 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:08 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:07 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:05 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:03 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:02 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:01 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6:01 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.
  • Dualcarrot - June 6, 2009 6 p.m.

    the natal, all the way. it looks AMAZING!!!! i think it a big surprise and will be crazy fun for all ages. people wanted wanted the wii because they believed that it would put them in the game. BUT the will FALIED to do it, but microsoft picked it up, and perfected it. and guess what, the natal will cost a lot less, have better games, will be more realistic, and just better than the wii.

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