E3 2006 with Dedi Hubbard
Our NY correspondent, Dedi Hubbard, reports on [E3|Electronic Entertainment Expo]. Learn about the new games and gear announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in [LA|El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Poriuncula], CA.
- Due out for the Winter Holiday Season at $499/$599 ($499 has some crippled features)
- HD quality graphics
- Some motion sensing just added to their controller, “Dual Shake”
- P3 is backwards compatible with its predecessors through software emulation
- Dead Rising, a zombie game with a sense of humor
- New peripherals out soon at lower price points
- Xbox Live to allow PC and 360 gamers to play together
- Also due out this Winter Holiday, current rumored price point $250
- The Wii Remote (affectionately called the “Wiimote”) can track virtually any movement and features a simplified interace to attract non-gamers
- The Wiimote has several attachments to enhace/adapt to new types of gameplay, houses a speaker for sound effects and rumble and sports a long battery life
- Wii online component will work like Nintendo’s current DS setup
- Wii virtual console will allow you to play all of Nintendo’s old games (including NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 and Gamecube games), as well as Sega and Turbografx games.
- A fun video of a [stampede to the Nintendo booth|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFQz98jAcg8] as E3 opened.
- [Dedi’s blog entry on E3|http://scoops.totallyrule.com/articles/2006/05/11/e3-so-far].
- [E3 Photos on Flickr|http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/e32006/]
- [wii|http://wii.nintendo.com/], [Playstation at E3|http://www.us.playstation.com/E3] and [Xbox 360 at E3|http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/events/e32006/default.htm]
- Judith from Watsonville asked about shutting down your Mac with a key stroke – Lyle suggested [Quicksilver|http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/].
!!iPod gift from Miles
For Lyle’s last birthday, Miles gave him a calculus book… or was it: