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Cblogs of 06/16/2010 + Sykisms

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I have a suggestion for Sony. You may have noticed you're not getting as much coverage as the other 2 at E3 so here's something to think about. Don't always have your press conference right after Nintendo just on the off-chance that they absolutely slay everyone.

So here's what I think of the Big 3's big 3 things. I'm intreagued by Kinect at least, though the only title I could see myself buying currently is Dance Central. First because I'm a sucker for dancing games and secondly because Harmonix are on my list of developers I trust to do pretty much anything right. Price is a concern though, I really won't be willing to pay anything over 100 for it.

The 3DS is a guaranteed purchase. Unlike the original DS (which I'm still rocking) it's not horrifically ugly and I really can't see anything that could be added in a hardware revision. This may be one that's safe to buy day one, though obviously there's still a lot we don't know about it. Price wise I'm expecting around 170, the price the DSi XL launched at. I'd expect the XL to drop in price sometime before christmas to prepare.

Putting in 2 more observations on Nintendo's conference. Anyone notice how the 2 games we're not constantly talking about (Wii Party and Just Dance 2) were pretty much mentioned once then forgotten? Also I've yet to see anyone reference Reggie getting flamed in that silly 3DS video and use the phrase 'Flame Grilled'. Come on people.

Finally the PS Move, it's going to be something that's just there I feel. Being able to use it as a controller in games like Killzone 3 etc is going to be nice, but there's little in the way of dedicated games I've seen yet. Sorcery looks pretty hot though, if only because it has an air of Folklore about it.

Overall I have to conclude that Microsoft had the funniest conference, Sony had the dullest (yet again) and Nintendo easily had the best. Rare is it that we just get one announcement we want after another, even rarer that we end up genuinely excited for pretty much everything in a conference. Also, KID FUCKING ICARUS!!

Nintendo, welcome back. Sorry we doubted you.



* - I like this, actually dissecting how pointless it is to be anti Actiblizz
* - Xandaca didn't do well with his predictions
* - A blog on motion controls that's not just railing on them is worth reading



S - Pendelton's Level Headed series continues with Metal Slug 3, mission 2







T - GraveRisen is excited for the 3DS
S - Yeah, Duels of the Planeswalkers PC has a few issues
S - Hunting in Red Dead Redemption



N - Haven't heard this before, Final Fantasy Tactics coming to the iPhone
T - Here's what Kinjiro's excited for
T - Max's impressions of the 3 conferences
T - Grimstar's impressions of the same
T - TMillsap adds his thoughts
T - More, Eprahim this time
T - Paul is at E3, here are some of his 3DS thoughts
T - Slade was surprised by Nintendo (as we all were)
T - The 3DS is flawless, and other fun facts
R - Kyle reviews Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
D - Brain Candy need a name for their new game, help them out
V - Here's a Silent Hill 2010 video
V - And Screw Attack look over the new Mortal Kombat







C - Expand on some of these points a bit more and it'd be a decent thought dump



F - While I appreciate reliving the hilarity of Microsoft, this still doesn't fit as a blog
F - This guy actually thinks Kevin Butler is a Sony exec, also butthurt fanboy
F - Fail for vuvuzela
F - Videos worth watching, but blog better
F - I think we all know this by now


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Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

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Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

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