E3 2013

    Well, another E3 has come and gone. It was an interesting year. I'll do a brief recap of what happened from the big 3.

    Nintendo - Nintendo announced lots of new games, including the new Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Luigi U DLC for Mario Bros U, and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. The problem they need to overcome is that they still only have between 50,000 and 60,000 sales since last November. They need to step up their game with third party support or it will fail. It already is considered last-gen, since it's only as powerful as the Xbox 360 or PS3.

    Microsoft - Microsoft revealed the Xbox One would cost $500 and would be coming out this November. They also announced lots of new games and a live-action Halo Series. They announced the console would require you to always be connected to the internet and you would have to connect every 24 hours. It caused such an outcry that yesterday, Microsoft reversed that position. It's for the better, but that stinks for those people who liked being able to install their disc games onto the hard drive so that they wouldn't have to play discs. Maybe they'll make it a setting as part of the Day One update.

    Sony - Sony was probably the winner at E3. They just dug and dug at Microsoft's flaws of no used games and no sharing (which now are the same anyway). But they also announced lots of games. They announced that the PS4 would only cost $400 and will be coming out this holiday quarter (probably November as well).