With the second day of E3 all to themselves, Nintendo had the spotlight solely on them. As a matter of fact, they already had the spotlight on them as it was confirmed that they would have a new console to show off at their press conference. The internet was flooded with all sorts of rumors as to what the name of it would be and what the controller would be able to do as supposed photos of the console leaked onto the internet. On June 7th, the Wii U was officially announced as Nintendo's next console, sparking the start of the next console generation. But is the Wii U a full step into the next generation, or does it simply bridge the gap between the next generation and the current?

E3 2011 is over and done with, and my brain and hands are mush from the non stop demos and video presentations. Now that I've had a few days to decompress, here are the top 5 most enjoyable demos on the E3 show floor.


It took nearly two decades of waiting for Nintendo to make a new Kid Icarus title. As a fan of the original, I was particularly excited to run Pit through his Kid Icarus: Uprising paces. The E3 2011 3DS Single Player demo allowed the choice of three separate chapters ranging from easy to hard. I chose the hardest chapter, planting me somewhere in the middle of the game, and was whisked to a weapon select screen. The choices ranged from Pit's classic bow and arrow, to a cannon, a sword, claws, and several other options. After a short story cutscene, the timed demo began.


In a small dark theater in a corner of the E3 2011 show floor, Capcom showed off a new video preview of Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS. The new Resident Evil is a return to the series survival horror roots, with the addition of the improved engine the series adopted from Resident Evil 4 onward. The game acts as a "prequel" to the events of Resident Evil 5, focusing on series originator Jill Valentine's search for Chris Redfield on an abandoned cruise ship.


Were you dying to see your favorite games booth at E3 2011? This list of Top 5 games is sure to tell you all you need to know about which booths stood out among the rest in the crowed showroom. These five displays are sure to take your breath away! Did your favorites crack the top 5?



The Nintendo 3DS was a big hit at E3 2011. They had many 3Ds’s set up making a quick moving line and booth babes that knew everything about the product. I was one of the first in line to try out games set to be released later this year, but when I turned around I saw hundreds of people swarming into the booth behind me. I consider one of the lucky ones to have got my hands on one of these sought on devices.

When Nintendo held their E3 press conference yesterday, they took a lot of time to talk about their newest console, the Wii U. They revealed a lot of details regarding the controller and how it will revolutionize the way we play video games. Nintendo also silenced critics who were concerned with the lack of third-party support as they showed a montage of games set to come out for the console. One thing they didn't mention was any of the specs. While details surrounding the system remain unclear, IBM announced it will be making the microprocessor for the Wii U.

The E3 2011 Nintendo Press Event began with a celebration of the Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary, complete with an orchestra and choir playing some classic tunes from the game as well as a future theme found in the latest entry into the Legend of Zelda series, Skyward Sword. Nintendo promised big things to come for their existing handheld DS, DSi, and 3DS systems, but everyone was waiting for one thing: the debut of the Wii U. Here are a few highlights from this morning's event...

No doubt about it, all eyes were on Nintendo this entire time at E3 as they had a brand new console in store for all of us. For the past few months, lots of websites and blogs posted pictures of what supposedly was the new console or controller for the new system. All of that speculation as Nintendo finally revealed the new platform, officially named the Wii U. During the press conference, Nintendo discussed the functionality of the system and also detailed several titles that can be expected for the console.

Want to learn more about the familiar faces we will see around E3 2011? This list represents what characters are going to return to the action in new games. Some of your favorites are sure to be ready to show their new skills, looks, and challenges at E3 2011. Who cracked my top five? Are your favorite characters set to return?


Whenever a new system is announced, the rumor mill kicks in full gear. Legitimate information is lost amongst the sea of speculation, and it becomes impossible to tell fact from fiction. As we approach E3, now just a few days away, it's finally time for the truth to be revealed, and Japanese website Nikkei has leaked details on the controller for Nintendo's next console.

First off, I hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. Whether you went down to the shore or fired up the grill, I'm sure you had yourself a good time as we mark the beginning of the summer season. Now that the warm weather is upon us, you're probably looking at places to go visit to enjoy the beautiful weather. The real world has a bevy of places to choose from, and so does the world of video games. Before you book your flights, you may want to check some of these places out.

With less than a month until Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time makes its triumphant return on the 3DS, Nintendo has just released a trailer showing off some of the game's new features. Though these new introductions had been mentioned previously, it's a good opportunity to see them in action. If you're ready to bomb some dodongoes, check out the trailer after the jump.