E3 2011

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Game of the Show  – Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. Reason: Dragons.

Game of the Show Runners Up PixelJunk SideScroller, Pixeljunk Lifelike, Bioshock Infinite, Rayman Origins, Battlefield 3

Best Conference – Nintendo

Worst Conference – Microsoft

Worst Name for a console ever – Wii U

Worst Moment – Halo 4

Best Moment – Opening of Nintendo’s conference, Sony’s apology.

Battlefield or MW3? – They’re both the same when it comes to the campaign (on-rails, linear Michael Bayathons) but I buy either for the MP. I’m sick of COD so Battlefield it is.

DERP Moment – AT&T exclusive carrier for PSVita

Biggest Surprise – PSVita’s price

Biggest Disappointment – No Valve

E3 in bullet points.

  • Best Conference

Nintendo. Very surprising

  • Surprise!


  • Worst Conference.

I would say Konami, or Ubisoft, but I have to go with Microsoft. There was just nothing, nothing that interested me. It’s like Nintendo and Microsoft swapped places.

  • The ‘Nathan Hated The First One But Is Looking Forward to the Sequel’ Award

Hard to say. Gears 3 tickles my fancy, ever so slightly, but I have to go with Dead Space 2. Not that I actually hate the first one, it just didn’t tick all the right boxes for me. From the demos I’ve seen, it is out of this world. HURRR WORDPLAY

  • The Big Epic

Either Kevin Butler or Twisted Metal.

  • Natal or Move?

Neither. I can see the potential for Move, as it develops, but Microsoft are nosediving into the (saturated) casual market with Kinect. Nothing interests me with that piece of plastic.

  • FPS of the Show (Because 70% of games are FPSs now)

Medal of Honor. I’d say Portal 2 but it’s so past the FPS genre that it’s just downright… Portal 2? What else can I do?

  • Game of the Show

Rayman Origins. Fucking. Yes.

Why I hate macs

Oh my! Nathan Hardisty discovered the old Mac vs. PC debate!

Well I thought to blog all of this because a certain JOSEPH BYRNE brought up the iPad (the perfect eReader) and then we went on to the whole Mac debacle. When someone starts talking about how amazing a Mac is, I’m quick to shout fanboy, but I have my own personal reasons to hate Macs. I lived with one for other six months and being a full time writer with the thing just didn’t help. It came down to personal preference really, and I never really got how you’d shell out for an extra £400 for a Mac or whatever (don’t  go into the ‘it’s not that expensive’ thing).

It was explained to me by Mr. Byrne that the iMac is a creative powerhouse, something which I should take full advantage of. Riddle me this; why am I still on a PC? If I had seen the change then I’d obviously switch.

Apple products are meant for Apple people, I’m not one of them. Their products are useless to me but probably a lifesaver in somebody else’s hands.

I think Mac vs PC only really comes down to personal preference anyway.