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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