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NXpress Podcast #48: ‘Twilight Princess’ and E3 2016

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E3 is seen as the biggest event in gaming, drawing tens of thousands of journalists and industry folk and generating billions of media impressions around the world. It is a mandatory event for anyone affiliated with the video game industry and the best place to generate buzz for new products. But things are changing and E3 is slowly losing its edge. This week we discuss whether or not Nintendo should drop out of the world renounced gaming convention and whether or not the Twilight Princess high definition release is worth buying. Joining us is guest Ryan Kapioski of the Game Boys podcast.

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00:00: Intro
01:00: Nintendosage: Should Nintendo drop out of E3?
25:00: Twilight Princess interlude
26:00: The Main Event: Twilight Princess HD review
50:00: Twilight Princess Main Theme

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at NXpresspodcast.com in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.

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  1. Matt De Azevedo

    March 16, 2016 at 8:36 am

    There is definitely magic lost when you have a digital event vs. a live event in front of a crowd. To deny that would be the same as saying that watching Game 7 of Stanley cup final on TV would be the same as attending the game live. There is an undeniable electricity surrounding live events, and E3 falls into that category.

    Also, Sony’s 2015 E3 conference was miles better than Nintendo’s snore fest of a “world championships”. Sony announced a bunch of games many thought were only a pipe dream. It was a ‘conference of dreams’ for many people.

    E3 isn’t the largest gaming event of the year, Gamescom takes that title, but E3 is known the world over as the event where the biggest bombs are dropped. E3 is where consoles are announced, games are unveiled, and big trailers are debuted. Is it necessary? No, not really. But fans love it, so its not going anywhere any time soon. EA isn’t really dropping out of E3. They’re simply holding their event across the street and hoping that E3’s crowd crosses the road on goes to their event thinking its part of E3. If they were really “dropping out”, they’d hold their own event at a different time. They are very much hoping on cashing in on the E3 hype, but doing so in a slightly different manner.

    • Patrick Murphy

      March 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      No question some magic is lost, but a lot of that is just for journalists, as they’re the only ones who can attend the live event the first place. Everyone else is still watching game 7 on TV, and I’m not sure the crowd makes any difference for them. Those presentations are just to get the people who write about games hyped, so that some of that will hopefully rub off on consumers and get the products further out in the mainstream. They’re definitely useful, but for the average gamer who pays attention to such things, I think the Directs work just as well, if not better, due to less time spent on lengthy business monologues. Both would be ideal when a company has something big to share, but I’m not sure they’re needed when it’s just the same old.

      • Ricky D Fernandes

        March 17, 2016 at 1:00 am

        Would you pay $92 to watch a direct?

      • Matt De Azevedo

        March 17, 2016 at 2:18 am

        The crowd watching the game live makes a HUGE impact for those watching at home on TV. The cheers and chants bleed over from the TV set into your living room. Sure, if there was no live crowd, people watching on TV would still have emotional reactions, but it’s amplified very much by the reactions of the fans attending live. Just like watching a game alone is very different than watching with a group of friends who are all enthusiastic about the sport. Being part of a crowd, either literally (your friends with you on the couch) or by extension (via the fans on TV) is a huge factor in sporting events, and events like E3.

  2. Ricky D Fernandes

    March 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    You’re not actually going to compare an E3 stage presentation to game seven of the Stanley Cup Championship? Come on man… E3 is not that exciting. Maybe game one…

    Nintendo World Championship was an event millions of people dreamt about. It was a dream come true cause it actually happened. I’m still waiting on those games Sony announced.

    Would you pay $92 for a ticket to the Nintendo World Championships?

    • Matt De Azevedo

      March 17, 2016 at 2:25 am

      Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final to me personally is bigger than E3, but I have a couple of friends who literally cried during the Shenmue 3 announcement at last years show. E3 is the video game industries super bowl, so yeah, I think its comparable.

      I wouldn’t pay $10 for a ticket to the Nintendo World Championships, lol.

      If you somehow think that the Nintendo World Championships was somehow bigger or better than the FF7 Remake reveal, Shenmue 3, and The Last Gurdian’s revival… then you’re simply crazy man. If a million people were hyped up for the Nintendo World Championships, then 10 million were MORE hyped up by those announcements.

      • Ricky D Fernandes

        March 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm

        Your friends cried watching a trailer? Oh brother … I’m sorry but that is not healthy. I can understand crying while watching the Nintendo World Championships but come on … a trailer. 😛

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