It’s time again for the Electronics Entertainment Expo, known to almost any fan of video games as E3. It’s something of a mecca for game aficionados and while the show has had its share of rough patches, it’s just about back to its former glory. This year at the show, 3D and motion control seem to be the name of the game (ha!) and DesktopReview will be there to see it all.
Gaming is one of the most popular uses of consumer computer hardware today. It’s also a primary driver of upgrading parts within a system, whether it’s a new notebook or an older desktop. Dell told DesktopReview that of all the people that come to their sizable online forums looking for more information on how to upgrade their systems, two-thirds are looking to get new graphics cards. That’s a powerful statistic.
While consoles will more than likely steal the limelight at the show – Microsoft just unleashed Kinetic, the Project Natal camera-controlled add-on for its Xbox360 gaming console, and Nintendo is widely rumored to be announcing the next-generation Nintendo DS console with 3D capability – popular PC games such as Valve’s Portal 2 will be making their first appearance.
We’ll be bringing you news and stories from the day’s events, with video sprinkled throughout. From time to time, we’ll even be streaming live from the show floor with Qik.com at http://qik.com/jr_nelson – so bookmark that site and stop back later in the day. If we’re streaming, you can even ask questions right on the page.
What are you looking forward to seeing? Any new hardware or game you’re hoping gets revealed? Join in our discussion forums or let us know in the comments below, and we’ll try to get it taken care of!