All of those little knickknacks seem pointless and wastes of space now. The gaming industry doesn't care about its past, and this lackadaisical attitude being shown at certain gaming sites over this stuff is infuriating.
Nintendo has taken almost an entire generation to reach this peak of visual fidelity and hardware power which was already available in 2006. On the Microsoft and Sony side, their console cycle is winding down.
Nintendo doesn't follow the curve. In fact, they try and take it straight on, so maybe that explains the unorthodox and terribly confusing demonstration of Nintendo's newly announced console, the Wii U.
So, in Mass Effect 3 you can activate the franchise's familiar dialogue trees via Kinect. You'll actually say the lines out loud, the Kinect sensor picking up on your voice and responding almost immediately. This, according to Microsoft at their E3 press conference, is some type of spectacular advancement... except it's not. At all.
The Xbox 360 launched in late 2005, meaning this year is its sixth year of existence, and with E3 this week, Microsoft is showing no signs of revealing a successor. Why should they? The company touted a colorful graph chart showing that 360 sales have actually increased with age, something this industry has never seen.