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7/17/08 1:32 P

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Wow that is some great insights into the conference that I never picked up on. I keep forwarding through all the boring talk. I think the best conference I remember was the one before halo 3 came out and MS had all the cool music and light show going on. I guess thats what happens when E3 is no longer available to the public.

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7/16/08 9:37 P

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LOL DRWALKERIT, your description of Nintendo is so funny!

Anyways guys, let`s remember that this press conferences are not aimed at the public, they are aimed at the press and stock investors. They are a sales pitch for the people that will then sell it to us. Nintendo are famous for sleeping in their laurels, which is how the first PS came about: they hired Sony, screwed them up, and Sony took off with the idea and made the money, because of Nintendo`s pride-driven attitude.

Anyways, from a business perspective, Sony is the winner. Xbox has some interesting changes lined up, that will be incentives for the community, but very unlikely lure new players. On top of that Netflix is US only, and Microsoft is the only console that is still argueing with the BBC in England because they want terms that the UK station is not willing to give: this mean weakness in the European and Asian markets, which are, in the end, more profitable than the USA.

Cross-platform is not really that much of a concern anymore: All companies have realized that this "war" will not be decided with titles but rather with community and support, and it`s a marathon rather than a sprint: Sony`s presentation might have seemed boring, but they were the ones to highlight their strategic planning best, and their capability of executing in such long-term views (the whole 10 year speech). In this sense, I think their proposition is the one that got the press and the bankers more engaged.

I`m happy that both Sony and Microsoft are strong players, it works out best for us, and I hope they both deliver well in their promises so that we can all chose what we like best.

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7/16/08 9:34 P

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Okay, I'm bias for Nintendo, haven't even fully checked out their stuff yet, much less the other two. And in some ways, they have some cool news coming out, in others, it's not quite as exciting...but look at what was on the table before--new console and a lot of the greats when it comes to games, and most of that was known before E3--at least what was being discussed, even if the details weren't released.

I think that they were able to show that they are still going strong and are still producing new inventions for the Wii. I'm thinking that it'll be hard to top Wii when it comes time to make a next gen. console, since it can be updated and added to so easily.

Oh, and I think the FF coming to Xbox is great! I love that Sony is so upset...but the problem is that their system is super high priced and there are very, very few games (count on one hand after looking game titles with none that I can name off the top of my head) that I would want--especially since I don't have the system for them. I want to say that Sony (having received this kick in the teeth) is the last place on this one.

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7/16/08 5:04 P

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1st place) Microsoft - The announcement of Final Fantasy, and other Square games, totally wrocked the house. I am not sure If I am a big fan of the Avatar system they are going to use as the Overhaul of the interface. But hey, Netflix, that's pretty awesome.

2nd Place) Sony - How awesome is it that you can do a presentation with a video game demo? LittleBigPlanet did a nice job of showing off some "feel good" stats. Alot of great games coming out for the system. Video downloads look pretty awesome too, and the ability to watch it on your PSP is awesome.

3rd Place) "Hello, look at how awesome we are, we made lots and lots of money from selling a device that costs $140 dollars to make" It seemed like the entire thing was about "Check out our profits!" and "SMILE MUTHA' %*&#$" than about what new new innovations were put together. I dunno, maybe I would cheer for them more if I didn't hear about how GameCubey the graphics were.

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7/16/08 11:17 A

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I say my favorite was Xbox. Nintendo usually has a lot more going for them at this show. Announcing the Wii (Revolution), then the next year having the Wii's controls displayed, which was the BEST CES presentation EVER.

I was actually pulling for Sony to do something big. A group of my friends now have a PS3 and I was hoping they would have something to really cheer about. Especially with the latest patch, Home, etc.

So yeah, the nod goes to Xbox for me. New dashboard is cool and all, but the biggest news is Final Fantasy.

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7/16/08 11:11 A

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So which conference did you like the best. I was exepcting more from Nintendo. I was very disppointed in their show. PS3 showing was sooo boring. I mean I was expecting it to blow me away. Nothing. Especially since most of the games they showed were cross platforms.

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7/16/08 10:07 A

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I'm pretty sure it is a female. Looks like she rocks. Some games pull it off, some do not. I was playing Eternal Sonata and the lead at first was WAY to cutesy (thankfully you got to change characters later). Now take Metroid and that lady rocks the house!

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7/16/08 9:59 A

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I just have a question. The lead hero is a guy or girl. I am not trying to be sexist but didn't the last game that had a female lead not do so good. But then again they just did something they never did before and make a squel of a final fantasy game. So I guess I could not complain that much. it looks great though.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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7/16/08 9:48 A

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Under the games & movie reviews I posted it. But never fear, here it is in all its awesomeness (let me know what you think):

www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/07/14/e30
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7/16/08 9:42 A

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Ryan, I missed 3 minute trailer for Final Fantasy. Where did you post that?
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7/16/08 9:40 A

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Tema, are you interested in adopting me? lol @ "thinking about getting another PS3" You go girl

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That is awesome and did you also see that the prices on two of the systems are dropping by 100bucks xbox 360 and PS3 I'm thinking about getting another PS3 just for me my boys think they own the thing

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Final Fantasy FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you all look at that three minute trailer that I posted? Amazing.

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I was just putting this out there. Now that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have put out there presentation who do you think won out of the 3. I have to admit that I was pretty upset with Nintendo's showing. Sure they have the new sensor but where are the games? PS3 paying to rent movies is good but the amount of time it would take to download it will be a killer in itself. Microsoft being the biggest surprise with Final Fantasy, the new xbox live and being able to use netflicks. Wow. That is awesome.

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