With the media arriving at E3 2011 and Nintendo busy setting up the last few stanchions in its E3 booth, the Wii 2 rumors are flying a mile a minute here in downtown Los Angeles. Some of the latest Wii 2 rumors actually started this morning on the NeoGAF forums, but they're picking up steam as we inch closer to Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference on Tuesday morning. The latest Wii 2 rumor coming out of E3 has some beefy specs attached to the Wii successor, both from a graphical and a raw horsepower standpoint. And if … [Read more...]
Nintendo Wii 2: Zigging While the Market Zags?
In Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 film "The Hidden Fortress," a noble samurai withstands a tirade of complaints from a young princess who has been ousted from her kingdom. With a nod to his place in the social order, the warrior waits patiently and then asks, "Is the princess feeling contrary today?" Kurosawa’s film influenced George Lucas, who used it as a blueprint for Star Wars and translated the samurai character into the iconic Han Solo. Lucas’s unexpected "space-western" blockbuster contradicted the Hollywood formula … [Read more...]
Nintendo E3 2011 Press Conference to be Broadcast Live
We'll be covering the Nintendo E3 2011 Press Conference in person just over a week from now, but for everyone who wants to see a live broadcast of the proceedings, the house that Mario built will stream its E3 2011 press conference live online at Nintendo's official E3 page. A live webcast of Nintendo's E3 2011 media presentation will begin at 9am PST on Tuesday, June 7. Immediately following the presentation, while those of us who are in attendance race to the LA Convention Center to get there for the show's … [Read more...]