Saturday, June 2, 2012

The biggest gaming conference of the year, E3, is set to begin next week on Los Angeles. Typically where huge game consoles and popular games are announced, the conference is sure to bring with it at least a few blockbuster titles and advances in gaming technology, as well as more information about what’s in store from some of the biggest movers and shakers in the gaming industry.

About 47,000 video game industry professionals are expected to descend on L.A. for the event, with over 200 exhibitors being represented ranging from big household names to smaller developers you may have never heard of  we even hear there’s a video-game movie premiering during this year’s show.

So, what are we likely to see at E3 this year? Here are some of our predictions for three of the biggest players in gaming: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.


Nintendo is likely to give us a little more information about the Wii U, and possibly even a release date for the device. Nintendo announced the Wii U at its press conference at E3 last year. The console’s biggest claim to fame is its innovative 6.2-inch touchscreen controller that looks like a tablet and is used to interact with games along with your television. The Wii U is also compatible with traditional Wii controllers, opening up a ton of interesting possibilities for gameplay.
At Nintendo’s press conference on Tuesday we’re likely to learn more about the console, as well as information about some of the titles that will be available for it come launch time.

The console is currently expected to be released “sometime in 2012,” so with luck we’ll also get a more firm release date for the device.