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...
"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.
"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.
"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...
"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!
"crackdown 2. make it happen microsoft. do it now"
Above: That they did do
"More info on Uncharted 2 and Assasins Creed 2"
Well, weren't you easy to please? Both trailers looked amazing.
"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'
"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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