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Purported MS E3 leaks = a desperate company. Also, Forza 3 = <3

Remember how people said Microsoft's E3 presentation might seem... desperate? Well, if these leaks from NeoGAF are true... then they are really, really, really desperate.

So where to begin? Avatars.

Yes, on top of creating a motion-sensing controller, Microsoft has gone the extra mile to copy Nintendo and create a Mii clone. To be fair, Sony has Home, but the more I've seen Home and read about it, the less I think it was created solely as a counter to the Wii and more to counter the likes of Second Life and other online MMO titles.

Activision is also apparently trying to take on Nintendo, as their new Tony Hawk game is going to feature a balance board. Probably not a surprise, really. But it's coming to the 360 and PS3, where it will likely be laughed at as a gimmick.

There's one thing I definitely want to be true, though, and that is:

Now, I knew this was coming. But after reading all about the new Forza, or what's purportedly going to be in it, I came. Apparently it will be so big it will need 2 discs, which makes me a sad panda. But, those discs will be crammed with 400+ cars, 100+ tracks, new racing modes that sound like the same ones from Need for Speed: ProStreet (oddly enough), crazy levels of customization and nearly realistic damage. Wow.

Also, this just in: in an apparent attempt to one-up Nintendo, Microsoft is announcing at E3 that they have purchased the rights to distribute the Vii in North America. MS claims that this "Wii killer" will be priced at $149 and is twice as powerful as Nintendo's own console. More on this as it develops...
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About Brian Szabelskione of us since 12:13 PM on 02.11.2007

Oh, hi there. Didnít see you enter. Anyways, welcome to my humble little blog. For those of you not familiar with who I am, the nameís Brian. Iím 24 years old and hail from Findlay, Ohio. I work at the local newspaper here as a copy editor, putting my four long years of college to actual use. Kind of. I think.

For those of you who might recognize me from elsewhere, I work as Assistant Gaming Editor over at Blogcritics Gaming and as Features Editor over at Tomopop. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it because I get to do a lot of cool shit with a lot of cool people.

I've been gaming since the relatively young age of around 3 and I've played plenty of games, both good and bad. I'm continuously expanding my gaming collection, which has become more of an archive in recent years as I'm focusing on collecting older, less well-known titles. You'd honestly be surprised on what people are missing out on in bargain bins...

Other than gaming, I love anime, manga, sports, movies, TV, and a whole lot more. I also happen to have something of a legendary love for Cammy, to the point that I am the site's unofficial official Cammy fanboy. And yes, I do play as her in Street Fighter and do so quite well, too.

Also, I am Chad Concelmo's B.F.F., my prize for coming in first in The Great Retro Quiz .18 - ActRaiser. Accept no substitutes. Not even Aerox.

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AIM: NihonTiger90
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Mad props to Ghost for this amazing card!

Great Retro Quiz! Results

Punch-Out! featuring Mike Tyson

Star Fox (winner)
ActRaiser (winner)
Ninja Gaiden
Street Fighter II
Super Mario Kart

Donkey Kong Country
Smash Bros.
Zelda II

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(Yes, thatís one of Dtoidís own, Hollie (a.k.a. phoenix-blood). I met her at PAX and she is awesome.)

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