Co-Optimus is heading to Los Angeles, California to cover the biggest gaming event of the year - E3! While our main focus of the show will be on cooperative titles, you can be sure we'll still bring you the biggest gaming news out of the show including previews of Natal, the Nintendo 3DS, and more!
Nick and Jason are your main team on the show floor and for the press conferences while the rest of the crew will be manning the home front.
As of now Co-Optimus has of now Co-Optimus has 22 appointments, 5 press conferences and 3 exclusive parties of coverage planned. We'll get hands on time with Halo Reach, Gears of War 3, Crackdown 2, Brink and more. We'll see the likes of Dead Rising 2, FEAR 3, Lord of the Rings: War in the North and many more. It's a jam packed week with coverage beginning Sunday night for Microsoft Natal launch event.
Nick and Jason will always be updating their twitter accounts throughout the show, so for up to the minute coverage, just peak to the side bar on the right for our Twitter widget, or follow Nick or Jason.
Nick's Thoughts on E3 2010
This is my 3rd E3, though it's my first one after missing it last year, and I'm pretty excited. My first two shows were the smaller events that while more intimate, had some issues. This year promises to be a return of the old with a mix of the new and I'm really excited to talk to some of the co-op developers out there. I want to hear what they have to say about the genre of gaming we all love so much.
I expect an interesting dichotomy to occur this year with Microsoft and Sony focusing on the casual with their Natal and Move products and Nintendo focusing a bit more on the hardcore with their 3DS handheld. I really hope that Microsoft and Sony don't forget their core audience, and I really hope that the 3DS can wow us.
Most Excited about Seeing: Halo Reach
Most Anticipated Appointment: Spec-Ops Appt with 2K
Event Most Excited About: Microsoft Best of E3 Party
Item I'm bringing that's absolutely necessary: Nikon D90 Digital Camera
Jason's Thoughts on E3 2010
This being my first E3, I think I'll be doing all I can just not to be overwhelmed by it all. I'm excited to be able to check out the biggest gaming event of the year and hope to bring you all some of those impressions and thoughts through my Twitter account and posts made here. Like Nick, I'm looking forward to talking with many of the developers about the games they're developing, what inspired them to develop co-op games, and what they feel defines a a quality co-op experience. I also can't wait to get my hands on some of the great co-op gamings that are scheduled to be released later this year or early the next.
As someone who is not really sold on either the Natal or Move products when it comes to the XBox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles, I am curious to see what Microsoft and Sony may have in-store for E3 that we haven't heard about before. Hopefully some quality co-op applications. As far as Nintendo's press conference, I echo Nick's sentiments that the Nintendo 3DS is what I have the most interest in and hope to be able to see exactly how this technology works.
Most Excited about Seeing: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Most Anticipated Appointment: Space Marine Appt with THQ
Event Most Excited About: Bethesda Softworks E3 Party
Item I'm bringing that's absolutely necessary: My laptop