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Nintendo won't hold an E3 press conference this year, schedules digital showcase

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2014, Nintendo, Wii U

E3 is typically the time of year when big companies hold enormous, dubstep-infested, pompous livestreamed press conferences to show off their wares, bring on pointless celebrities and basically rely on Aisha Tyler to salvage the whole thing. However, as the cool kid on gaming campus (erm, apparently?), Nintendo plans to play hooky from the Los Angeles theatres again -- instead planning another digital presentation that will air at 1pm UK time on June 10th alongside a large booth on the show floor itself.

The video will include some big reveals, 'unscripted' game demonstrations, a Smash Bros. tournament and kick off a series of streaming broadcasts from the E3 show floor during the expo. The amusing if somewhat over-written (sorry, Mega64!) announcement trailer doesn't give much away, but fans are going crazy over the details. Will we get a new Zelda? Can we learn more about X, please? Please? Don't make me come over there, Japan.

I liked Nintendo's digital E3 philosophy in theory, but felt it fell apart last year in practice. The dedicated fanbase got a few reveals but the entire world's mainstream media simply ignored it out of hand, leading to the Wii U slipping under the radar. I don't understand why Nintendo can't do both, but hey, this is happening. What do you want from Nintendo at E3 - and this year?

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Zeipher  Apr. 29, 2014 at 16:21

Oh, come on!!!

jsty3105  Apr. 29, 2014 at 16:54

Nintendo are not playing hooky at E3 2014!

They are going to be at E3, just differently that's all. That hooky line is misleading and alludes to the fact that Nintendo won't be at E3 again.

JonLester  Apr. 29, 2014 at 17:03

Nintendo are not playing hooky at E3 2014!

They are going to be at E3, just differently that's all. That hooky line is misleading and alludes to the fact that Nintendo won't be at E3 again.


Hmm, I was kinda just running with the school metaphor. I could get pedantic here, but I won't - instead I've added a line to make it clear that they'll be present on the show floor before the page break.

EDIT: Done. Thanks jsty3105!

Last edited by JonLester, Apr. 29, 2014 at 19:48
Zeipher  Apr. 29, 2014 at 19:15

Oh, I read it as though Nintendo weren't attending at all. That's a relief!

jsty3105  Apr. 29, 2014 at 22:43

Nintendo are not playing hooky at E3 2014!

They are going to be at E3, just differently that's all. That hooky line is misleading and alludes to the fact that Nintendo won't be at E3 again.


Hmm, I was kinda just running with the school metaphor. I could get pedantic here, but I won't - instead I've added a line to make it clear that they'll be present on the show floor before the page break.

EDIT: Done. Thanks jsty3105!


Thanks Jon. I appreciate creative license as a writer but that just didn't come out the way you intended. Nice edit.

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