Nintendo to stream coverage of E3 2011 press conference

It's perhaps the biggest single event planned for E3 2011. It's Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles where the game publisher plans to officially reveal and show gameplay from its next generation game console. Today Nintendo announced that folks who cannot physically attend the press conference will be able to watch a live streaming video covering the event at Nintendo's E3 web site. The press conference is expected to begin at noon Eastern time (9 am Pacific time) on Tuesday, June 7.

Nintendo has already announced its plans to showcase the upcoming game console during the press conference which it says will be launched sometime in 2012. Officially that's all Nintendo is saying at the moment about the console. Neither Sony nor Microsoft are expected to show or even talk about the successors to their Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 consoles, respectively during their pre-e3 press conferences on Monday, June 6 (despite rumors to the contrary).

Even though Nintendo is staying mum on the details of its next console, the Internet has been doing its usual job of generating lots of rumors and even some clever fake info and video about the console (called the "Wii 2" by some outlets and Project Cafe by others). Some of the rumors have linked the new console to having an 8 GB Flash-based storage drive, support for high definition TVs, graphics that will supposedly beat those of the current PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles and a controller that will have a touch screen feature.

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I'm not usually one to complain about "old" news, but reporting about something that was known around a month ago is ridicuclous.

Can't wait for the unveiling of Project Cafe
Also, I think it's way better than Apple who only broadcast events they do to people who have their devices which sucks.. Nintendo will win E3 this year again, last year was mainly good from the 3DS but the Kinect will be good.
Sony will just fail with the NGP like Move last year.

SteelToast said,
+1 Yeah nintendo will win because they are the best innovators
Sony has the hardware, but just unable to make it fun for all..

True, they had Move but Nintendo had the idea first.. Plus their games were much more fun. Also for the handhelds, PSP was never as good as the DS. Yes it may be more powerful, but the DS has the key features like Cameras first and 3D. It may not sound like much, but they are what make games fun to me. Who cares about graphics on a small device anyway.. it just ups the price.

I honestly think people are setting themselves up for disappointment. I still think the next console will just be an updated wii. None of this screen on controller stuff.

majortom1981 said,
I honestly think people are setting themselves up for disappointment. I still think the next console will just be an updated wii. None of this screen on controller stuff.
The screen may not always have to be visible, maybe it is some sort of clam shell design where the main controller buttons is usable without opening the controller itself, whereas when the controller is opened, it will have the buttons on the outside as well as the screen...

majortom1981 said,
I honestly think people are setting themselves up for disappointment. I still think the next console will just be an updated wii. None of this screen on controller stuff.

Even so, it's still good. The Xbox 360 was a upgraded XBOX, the PS3 was a upgraded PS3 (Yet still cruddy).

majortom1981 said,
I honestly think people are setting themselves up for disappointment. I still think the next console will just be an updated wii. None of this screen on controller stuff.

I think the disappointment would be the touchscreen controller. That would only add price to already overpriced console peripherals.

That said, I'm all for an HD wii. HD mario galaxy ??? Milk that cow, nintendo!!

TechDudeGeorge said,

Even so, it's still good. The Xbox 360 was a upgraded XBOX, the PS3 was a upgraded PS3 (Yet still cruddy).

The problem is, the Wii was a low powerful system that mainly had casual games. If it's just an upgraded Wii, it still won't be acceptable by today's standards. & frankly, I prefer Nintendo games, & I should be able to play them on a better console...