Written by: Chris Micieli
They say you never forget your first E3, and I’m not one to doubt that notion since last year’s show was one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done. But after day one of this year’s expo, it’s hard to imagine forgetting ANY E3 convention. Especially one that debuts a brand new console!
I have an uncle that was in the stands when Alex Rodriguez hit his 500th career home run. I’ve had to hear about that moment every time I’m with him watching a Yankee game and A-Rod comes to the plate. I can’t blame him. I would probably do the same thing. Now, thanks to Nintendo, I now have my A-Rod 500th home run moment. I was there watching in person as the all new Wii U was revealed. It was a true “pinch me” moment. Nintendo goes back with pretty much all of us. Each console they have released has staying power and a following all its own. To know that I was there, live, when Nintendo showed the world their new console is something I can honestly say I will never forget.
Forget about the fact that we didn’t get every little detail on what the console will bring. I think we want to know everything about it because we haven’t had a new console to gush over for almost 9 years. We have been waiting for a long time and a huge moment just happened. We want all the info now, but deep down we all know that we weren’t going to get answers to ALL of our ten thousand questions.
The things we did find out were enough to satisfy me. Just knowing that hardcore games are finally going to be coming to a Nintendo console has me excited. A few minutes after the reveal, I turned to Turks and said, “sports games on this are going to be amazing.” I love it when I’m right. I’ve been killing Madden football for years for not doing anything significant with the game, but maybe it wasn’t all their fault. Not having a new console and new technology to play with is definitely a factor. The Wii U will give developers like EA a whole new platform and I for one cannot wait to see what they bring to the table.
But we have plenty of time to speculate on just what we want and expect from the Wii U. We will get some things we are happy about, and some things that will make us scratch our heads. But what we are getting is a new console! And I was there!