Things are really starting to cook here at F3. The open bar is taking its toll, I have to admit, but spirits are still high and my media center never lost power thank you very much Mass Electric.
I also don't have to share my shower with Reaper, so that's now at least half a dozen reasons why you should make F3 your destination of choice for hot gaming excitement next year.
As for news and exclusives yeah, we got "˜em. Come inside!
The big story is the continuing handheld/breakfast war. Nintendo plans to bring home the bacon this year with their unique Jemima handheld. Company President Fuji Fujito announced in his keynote speech today that Jemima will sport a number of attachments including a blueberry hopper and butter spigot.
Sony CEO Ihava Morayentangod turned up the heat on the griddle with an announcement (via telephone) that their new PSP Eggo will also feature a blueberry hopper, but that their spigot will dispense I Can't Believe It's Not Butter instead of the more fattening original variety. He also claimed that the PSP Eggo will increase the processing power of the Å“vanilla? PSP by a quadrillion googlewhatsits, which would make the device capable of powering the sun for eight years.
Yet with all of their attention sunny side up, Sony and Nintendo have practically handed over the cold breakfast market to Microsoft, who is hoping to capitalize on their distinct advantage in the American market by partnering with Kellogg's and Dunkin Donuts to release a handheld of their own in Spring of "˜06.
The Xbox360 Power Breakfast will feature all of the processing power of the 360 with a miniaturized screen and a dispenser that can hold up to twelve frosted PopTarts and a liter of hot Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Elder Scrolls 4
Bethesda came by offering F3 an exclusive look at new screens from Elder Scrolls 4. Unfortunately the apartment is so jammed, that the best I could offer them was a little bit of counter space near the bar and my Dell laptop.
The quarters may be cramped, but those screens look gorgeous. I'd sell my adamantium armor for this game any day.
Today was also the red carpet gala. To get into the spirit of things, the GF and I decided to cosplay as our favorite 8-bit characters.
She wouldn't wear the Lara Croft outfit, but we did play a little Hide the Mario later on. Question: Does the mushroom make you bigger? Answer: Yes. Yes it does.
Meanwhile that EA rep is still passed out under the bed and we're running out of Chex Mix. These next few days may make me re-think the whole expo, but we'll keep bringing you all the news that's fit to print from the floor of F3.