Saturday 13 May 2006
While the sound of E3 might still be ringing in our ears, the show is over, the stands have been dismantled and the cleaners are performing the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by thousands of men (and a few women).
With bleary eyes and saturated synapses, we've compiled a list of our top 20 E3 2006 stories. Not only do we urge you to peruse the fine collection of our most significant show moments listed below, we should also remind you that you can sift
Friday 12 May 2006
If you're still trying to get your head round just how Wii will work, hopefully theses videos of E3 attendees getting to grips with the remote should help.
Taken on the E3 show floor, we've got footage of gamers tackling the best Wii has to offer by waving the remote around to the following games:
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (AVI, 12.1MB) - right-click to download
Tackling the minigame mayhem by using the remote in a number of different ways. Just before the start of each game
Friday 12 May
Two pictures taken five minutes apart on the last morning of E3 tell some of the story of this year's event.
As soon as the doors opened this morning crowds ran to Nintendos stand to get their hands on Wii. Queues immediately built up with gamers eager to get to grips with Nintendo's new remote and sample the varied delights of WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Metroid Prime 3, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy.
This being the first time Wii is playable it's
Thursday 11 May 2006
Nintendo seems to be getting very forgetful in its old age. For after neglecting to mention to anyone about the existence of its classic version of the Wii controller, this shooter-shaped prototype turned up on the Big N's stand unannounced, unheralded and un-promoted, too.
Locked in a case and seemingly fashioned from both the Wii-mote and the nunchaku controller, the device appears to have already been dubbed The Zapper after the old NES lightgun. And while we weren't
• Wii: The Games #1 (WMV, 35.9MB) - right-click to download
• Wii: The Games #2 (WMV, 35.1MB) - right-click to download
Wednesday 10 May 2006
Nintendo's pre-E3 conference Wii line-up was just big-name game after big-name game, with Zelda, Mario and Metroid Prime all putting in an appearance.
We've managed to capture the first footage of these famous franchises in motion - and plenty of new names, too - in these two high quality movies. And you can see them all simply by
Wednesday 10 May 2006
While all the beady eyes at Nintendo's pre-E3 conference were focused on every wave of Wii's wireless wand, another version of the controller was quietly being smuggled out of the back door, unannounced and unseen.
Without a word from Reggie or Mr Iwata on the subject, a digital snap of the smooth SNES-like controller appeared in our post-show press kit with no explanation, information, or even a mention on the console specs. All we have to go on is the filename
Tuesday 9 May 2006
Nintendo has today confirmed that three of its biggest name games are due to appear on Wii in the shape of Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and a special Wii version of Zelda: Twilight Princess. But it has also refused to say anything on the cost of the new machine, its launch line-up or the release date, except that it would be "more fun for less money" and appear before the end of 2006.
While some of the specific details that we were all hoping for went
Tuesday 9 May 2006
Nintendo has confirmed at its pre-E3 press conference that Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be released in two versions: one for GameCube and one for its new Wii machine.
It was also revealed that the game will be a Wii launch title, although Nintendo is still keeping tight-lipped on an actual launch date for Wii, simply saying it will arrive in the last quarter of 2006.
We'll have more news from the Nintendo conference
Monday 8 May 2006
A few scraps of information regarding an as-yet-unannounced tennis game for Nintendo Wii have surfaced, revealing that the console's controller serves as a virtual racquet and is apparently capable of simulating a variety of shots.
As you'd rightly assume for a tennis game designed to work with motion-sensing technology, fore and backhand shots are both possible, but - according to a Wii hands-on report in Time magazine - this mystery ball-thwacker is capable of much
Wednesday 3 May 2006
Konami could well be revealing Hideo Kojima's first game for Nintendo Wii at its E3 press event next week.
It has long been known that Metal Gear creator Kojima has been developing for Nintendo's new console and it now seems that this year's E3 will see it presented to the world's gaming press.
The source of this speculation comes from the curious choice of design used for the Konami conference invites. On the postcards were the following words: "return, rearm, regale,