A Gameluster Discussion with Moises Garza (as me), Jose Salazar (as jomars1992) and Bryan Gonzalez (as bryangnz)
me: Hello welcome to Gameluster Discussion , I am Moises Garza admin and will be discussing E3 and our predictions. Joining me today are
jomars1992: Jose Salazar Editor in Chief
bryangnz25: Hey i'm Bryan Gonzalez Reviewer
me: So are you guys ready for E3?
jomars1992: i'll be getting up early just to watch
bryangnz25: Wait could i be Reviewer in Chief? Just asking
And I'll be ready for it
me: Lol maybe when you do reviews 😛
me: Anyways Microsoft Press Conference begins on June 4th 11:30 CT
So have you guys seen previous Micrsoft press conferences?
bryangnz25: Well I don't think I've seen any but seems very informative
jomars1992: never have no but i'm anticipating their intro of the new gears of war
me: I actually started to see from 2008 actively, and it has been getting stranger every year
bryangnz25: Stranger in what way?
me: They make it like a show instead of actually focusing on the game
jomars1992: really? i didn't know it existed till 2 years ago. it's pretty freakin though
has lady gaga gone?
me: Also too much kinect, and entertainment apps
bryangnz25: So they got off topic majority of the time?
Or focus on little things
me: I believe she came out in the Activision one
yeah unlike sony's it has been quite dissapointing
jomars1992: i love the gameplay of the games they're about to release
all of that planning and coordination between the "anchors" is pretty interesting
bryangnz25: What games are they releasing
jomars1992: it's like a 4 day long 24 hr news cast on video games
the new star wars 1313, halo 4, dead space 3
and much more
bryangnz25: Right. Heard about all those games
me: Yup, but the conference typically last 2 hours
So do you think theyll announce something new at E3? I mean would they be able to surprise us with something?
jomars1992: there's always surprises at E3. As i'm sure there will be with the Wii-U
bryangnz25: I'm hoping for some information about Black Ops 2. There are many top YouTube gaming commentators are talking about it a lot
me: Yup but we discussing Microsoft at the moment
Yeah but I know E3 used to be amazing in surprising now it just lets us know what we already knew
Yup Black Ops 2 looks good
jomars1992: well it's true that some analysts are saying that it won't have the same excitement this year
bryangnz25: Well either way anything on Black Ops 2 like kill steaks, or maps, or even the campaign would be great
me: I dont expect the new "720" or whatever to be announced this year
bryangnz25: Not sure. I've been seeing some videos and they are hoping for Black Ops 2 to really come through
jomars1992: no. me neither. but maybe an update or tease about the 720?
bryangnz25: And also the PS4?
me: I think it will but will see if it can outdo mw3
Still in Microsoft 😛
So Basically I expect Micorsoft to do another show and talk about games we know about like halo 4 and new gears and focus on kinect and apps
bryangnz25: Also the new sport games of NBA 2K13, etc
jomars1992: this will prolly be the last e3 where the current gaming systems will still relevant
me: Yeah true, Hopefully Microsoft does something new and fresh
jomars1992: this year i hear they will be announcing a more refined kinect like it being able to read individual finger movements
bryangnz25: Now that would be something impressive
me: If they do kinect 2.0 then I agree
jomars1992: also they will be pushing the 360 as an entertainment system by announcing more partnerships with tv broadcasters and other programs
netflix, hulu+, and hbo are currently part of the lineup
bryangnz25: Didn't know about that. Mmm
me: Yeah which is what I have said earlier too much focus on the apps, theyre great and all but thats not why I bought my xbox360
jomars1992: why did u buy ur 360?
me: Well honestly, I had a Wii and PS3 so I felt why not have all 3
bryangnz25: Sweet. I have all 3 too but I got the original Xbox not the 360
jomars1992: LOL! a good a reason as any
i aint got no wii. the zumba's fun though
me: You should upgrade :P. Anyways how do you think Microsoft will do at this E3? I think maybe a C+ or B-?
bryangnz25: I think a straight B! Nothing more nothing less..
jomars1992: I don't know. I thought last year's was a B+ at least
me: Well better than Sony's :P. Anyways, Now unto the Sony is at 8 pm CT , any of you seen the Sony one before?
jomars1992: not in it's entirety
bryangnz25: Not at all. But I'm really interested in it because I'm a PS3 user 🙂
jomars1992: i love my ps3 too
Sony needs to make a huge push for awesome games for the Vita.
me: I agree, PS3 is great with the exclusives
Yeah Vita actually needs some vita, I am punny 😀
bryangnz25: I'm hoping for Sony to give a big surprise and come out with some great stuff
jomars1992: haha. yeah the machine itself i pretty impressive, but the content's been sluggish
me: I have been following Sony since 2010, since they used to go after Nintendo I never watch it :P. But I admit they tend to have the best conferences
jomars1992: it needs some memorable franchises to boost sales and excitement
bryangnz25: That is true
me: The problem is they make it like console that is portable when it should be unique instead
If I want a console experience I get a console
jomars1992: they'll probably announce the PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale fighting game
it's a cross platform for the vita and ps3 that they hope will gin up sales for the handeld
me: I hope it can differentiate itself from Smash Brothers
bryangnz25: OH yeah apparently Sony's rumored Super Smash Bros. style fighter may have a new name
me: The All Stars name is cliche
jomars1992: yeah it is
bryangnz25: They could have made a better name but oh well
jomars1992: i'm not sure if announcing call of duty and killzone for the vita is gonna increase sales though
am i wrong
me: I agree, I mean the DS has had Call of Duty before so I dont see the big deal
bryangnz25: It's not just those games, probably Assassin's Creed 3 as well
me: If it were exclusive than it will help
jomars1992: i rather just play those things on my ps3
bryangnz25: Exactly me too
me: I agree with Joey, you can buy a ps3 or vita for same price, I get ps3
jomars1992: like i said to moises though, the only thing i play on a portable is pokemon
bryangnz25: Pokemon is the best 😀
me: I just think it might be an awkward moment for sony with the vita on E3
jomars1992: hell yeah! i wanna catch em all!
me: Yeah pokemon is awesome
11:13 PM bryangnz25: I just love the theme song. Its just very catchy
jomars1992: the vita seems to be fading. it's kinda sad. i think it had great potential coming out of the gate.
bryangnz25: and takes you back into being a kid
And it doesn't have that long being out, aren't i right?
jomars1992: i'm curious how they'll try and recover that fumble
me: It should have been a smartphone instead, would have done better
jomars1992: the vita? not long ago at all. in Feb actually
bryangnz25: Yeah thought so
me: Yeah December for Japan
jomars1992: i'm thinking they will announce a price cut for the ps3.
me: Choosing the name Vita was a bad decision in my opinion
Soon? Maybe more bundles. I think Sony wants Microsoft to cut first
jomars1992: what about a tease for the ps4?
bryangnz25: Vita a poor business choice for Sony. And yes PS4
Apparently it should be coming out next year
me: If Microsoft doesnt tease they probably wont either
11:17 PM I believe Sony is keeping on eye Microsoft and follow their lead
bryangnz25: But if Microsoft doesn't tease, then it would be a perfect time for Sony to do a tease
jomars1992: maybe your right. they rather keep attention on invigorating the vita
and announcing new content to help the systems they have sell
me: Would it? Maybe but it could cannabolize PS3 sales
Yeah since PS3 is starting to profit decently and Sony as whole is doing badly
jomars1992: the cross-play feature is a big advantage though. not something the others have
bryangnz25: If your right and Sony is doing badly then they shoud make a drastic move and announce something that can somehow turn the tides
me: True but I don't want to buy 2 copies for both systems, It be nice to be able to just swap with same game
bryangnz25: Cross-play very innovative
jomars1992: i think it would be wise to cut the price of the vita all the same
it would get media coverage and get sales moving a little more
me: Thats true but does sony want marketshare or profit?
bryangnz25: That would be a smart decision in their part
me: The reason I dont expect price cut is because sony hasnt been doing well lately
bryangnz25: I mean with the way vita is working out wouldn't it workout on both accounts?
me: Yeah but if they sell vita at loss then they make no money
jomars1992: Sony's stuck between a rock and a hard place it seems
me: Yeah they are, maybe they can turn things around at E3
bryangnz25: How can u come back from this? Its like a double dagger... what do u do?
me: They have to chose which side will stab them less
jomars1992: hopefully the games, exclusives, and other content will give the company and PlayStaion a boost
me: Maybe PSN plus can also help
bryangnz25: Sony hopefully they have some good stuff
jomars1992: Sony is sure to have some good games too. The Last of Us from Uncharted is one i'll be keeping an eye on
me: Well I think Sony might do a B+ at E3, what do you guys think?
jomars1992: I'm gonna be more optimistic. A-
bryangnz25: I don't know why but i think Microsoft might have an edge on Sony. So I'll say B-
me: So last but not least, Nintendo. Their is on June 5th 11 am CT
jomars1992: my least favorite, so never seen this one before, and never really wanted to
bryangnz25: Nintendo, I'm gonna be so far-fetched but I hope they can come up with something like the N64 🙂
me: Ouch :0 lol. I actually been following them since 2006
jomars1992: the wii-u is sure to be the highlight this year
me: I want something like SNES
I'm not so sure, I mean Nintendo has screwed up on things like this
bryangnz25: Now whats so different with the Wii U compared to the Wii
And Joey u might be right cuz they gave a preview last year if i'm correct about the Wii U
me: Exactly what I mean. Nintendo hasnt been very keen on differentiating them apart
bryangnz25: So that might be their main focus on this year
me: Well Wii is pretty much dead so yeah and also 3DS
jomars1992: wii-u supposed to be touch screen if i'm not mistaken. moises is the expert on nintendo
bryangnz25: Haha hey that is true!!
me: I am 🙂
Controller would be a shell of an ipad with and buttons
bryangnz25: yeah saw the controller
me: So it gives gaming a new way to play
jomars1992: the bar for Nintendo is pretty low this year. the prototype for the wii-u was a flop and investors are expecting to be dissapointed again this year
i rather get an ipad and play some random app
bryangnz25: its like a Pad with all the buttons, In my opinion, it doesnt look goo
me: I dont think Wii U will flop just not do what Wii did
jomars1992: not angry birds though. that game is overrated
me: yeah cut the rope all the way!
bryangnz25: HEY! Angry Birds is such a badass game 🙂 lol
me: Well Nintendo could make wii u big or screw it up, I say somewhere between
It seems its getting all 3rd party games + nintendo games
jomars1992: ipad's processing speeds are better too
bryangnz25: So the controller for the Wii U is supposed to display on the screen whatever shows on the television
me: yes and no
jomars1992: or actually get better with each ipad
me: you can use it to see around you, see something different or you can just play on it without the need of a tv
Ipads proccesing is speed is better than..?
bryangnz25: now that is just pointless i think.
Idk where they are going with that
DS was such a hit so why not give same experience on wii U and also tablet
They are doing a Sony but backwards
bryangnz25: Weird? lol
jomars1992: they did make a lot of money intially from the more than 95 million wiis they sold. about $14 billion.
so they have the oppurtunity for a gamble
me: Yup, I heard they have to screw up 3 generations in a row to even go bankrupt
bryangnz25: and if they do have the money i mean why not
OH dam! That is crazy
me: I think Wii U will be fine because is nintendo. If nintendo was fine during the gamecube days then they can always survive
bryangnz25: gamecube... haha. yup
me: Nintendo Made more money than sony during the Ps2 era
thats quite scary when you think about it
bryangnz25: I mean Nintendo i think is more suited for anybody you know?
jomars1992: the wii-u looks like a preschooler's ipad
bryangnz25: For all ages. Yes it does!
jomars1992: i think they have a monopoly on women who want to get in shape too
me: Yeah true
jomars1992: my sister and even my mother has used it
me: Wii Fit?
bryangnz25: Hahha that was funny joey
jomars1992: yup. and zumba
me: and just dance
bryangnz25: Dance is good
I've played it once or twice
me: I havent only done Dance Central
jomars1992: zumba kicked my ass
me: And thoughts on the 3DS?
bryangnz25: Mmmm!! DDR now that would be just simply amazing if Nintendo did something with that
jomars1992: hate that game
me: I think DDR lost its touch which is kinda of ironic at this time
jomars1992: maybe i'm just lazy, but i just want a romote to play with
bryangnz25: Lmao. Now that u bring it up moises ur right. With the technology now it would be pointless to have the whole DDR
Like the pad with the arrows and whatnot
me: Just do it with kinect
jomars1992: what about any changes to the 3DS?
bryangnz25: Instead of the arrows
jomars1992: i know the battery life isn't what it's been like on other handhelds Nintendo has developed
me: A 3DS redesign? I dont see one at this E3 because of Wii U
Yeah its like PSP bad D:
bryangnz25: yupp! That is my point. It looks off
me: I hope they talk Luigi's Mansion 2 been waiting for the sequel for a long time
bryangnz25: The 3DS also looks bigger than past generations
me: Really? It looks like a DSi too me
the DS phat was a tank!
bryangnz25: Mmm so i just read that it is actually smaller?
All i know for sures is that it will be expensive
me: If there is a redesign, it will probably have bigger battery, better cameras, maybe come with dual sticks
jomars1992: i haven't heard anything about price or software
bryangnz25: Yes they actually added a camera in the front
me: 2 In front
jomars1992: for the wii-u i mean
NIntendo also has to update online services. it lags far behind that of the other big 2
bryangnz25: Idk why but how could they compete with the other 2?
me: Most definitely, With the Wii U they get a chance for a redo so lets see if they do it right
How can Nintendo compete with MS and Sony?
bryangnz25: Online i mean
me: Just copy and paste like Sony 🙂
jomars1992: they can't. not directly. but they need a way to expand their reach now that apple has been taking business away
bryangnz25: Hahah. On point joey
me: Yeah, theres rumors they might do something with Valve, that can be big
jomars1992: they need to improve on digital distribution,online marketing, and multiplayer interaction
12:01 AM me: Well Nintendo plans with Wii U to make all first party games to come out day 1 on digital
bryangnz25: I guess we'll have to wait and see if they are good
12:02 AM me: Ok so how do you think Nintendo will do. I cant really decide, it can be A+ or an F so I'll go with an Incomplete
bryangnz25: My grade for Nintendo is probably a C
jomars1992:They have the most to gain or lose this time. i'm leaning towards a loss though C-
bryangnz25: Yeah.. I was thinking a C- but a C is a C to me
jomars1992: is that what you said when u got a C- in one of ur classes?
bryangnz25: this guy :'( u both love messing with me
haha and yes joey exactly
me: lol someone has too
Well this ends our discussion of E3 and our Predictions
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jomars1992: Yeah stayed tuned for info and opinion on all things E3
me: On Tuesday night we Will have our Review and Thoughts of E3
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