[For our final E3 musing, manasteel88 shares his overall thoughts regarding all the major players at E3 -- a good way to wrap this up. Thanks to everyone who wrote a blog on this topic this week, and don't forget you still have time to write a Monthly Musing if you haven't already! -- JRo]
I'm probably typing this to just get all of this information out of my head so I can resume my life without thinking about the console war. A sort of deflation of the brain after all of this information that was the Electronic Entertainment Expo. So, E3 has come and gone. For some it was interesting, for others it was lame. For me...well, it was somewhere in between. Earlier last week I wrote some of my predictions on the big three conferences. I had Microsoft and Nintendo pulling ahead this E3 and I was half right.
Hit the jump for my full thoughts.
Microsoft started the show two days before it began with a very odd Circus act. Hiring a premiere group like Cirque du Soleil to pose for a commercial was lame. There were many better things that the contortionists could have been used for. Making it so that the press had to sit through it before a long week of work is probably the worst idea they could have.
What followed however was one of the most disappointing shows I've ever seen, mostly because I had some good expectations this year. The Kinect and 360 slim reveal was out of Microsoft's hands. It was leaked a day before the show and they should have countered it with something different. I liked the way they revealed the new 360 design by hiding it on stage the entire time, but the design doesn't fit with the hour of casual stuff they showed before it. I should have seen myself playing Gears of War with that console, instead I was thinking about my kid petting a tiger named Skittles and it just didn't work.
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