i gotta say that this year was less impressive than last year by far! I havent watched all the Nintendo or MS press conferences yet but after watching most of them and reading the details im a little underwhelmed. Sony having to go first was bad on their part (random draw or something maybe?). A rather boring press conference with the same annoying presenters as last year (yes I know they are up in the hierarchy but seriously, get someone with some personality to do the presentation). Some games *coughMGS4cough* looks downright amazing while others *coughGTHDcough* were not all that impressive. The price is a shocker to many but I for one am happy as hell with it! Up here in Canada the 360 is 499.99 so only another 50 or 150 is less than i thought. Bsides it is a bluray/dvd/cd/ps3/ps2/ps1 all in one! The controller fiasco is a mistake, the design is great (yay dual shock...! umm without the shock..) but the tilt thing is a little tacky. Oh well! still am preordering mine asap. Come on November 17th! Nintendo did well for themselves in my opinion. They still have the "HEY! remember us?! we make Mario! ANNNND Zelda!" kind of image, as they continue to ride those two franchises. The controller thing irrates me to know end! the Wiimote is cool and all but I need to buy another type to play other games?? (maybe it is included tho?) The lack of HD hurts me deep (my beautiful tv will be unused but ti ) and the graphics (not to be a g-whore) are a little 'meh' after seeing the great PS/Xbox ones. But as always, i imagine the Wii (worst....name..ever) will take a solid 3rd place in my game rotation with a half dozen or so awesome titles. MS had cool games. Halo 3 is gonna be great, hopefully longer than Halo 2. But overall nothing really surprising, except the whole GTA4 on PS3 AND 360. Shocker. The HD-DVD drive makes me angry. Why didnt you add it before?! now i gotta go spend MORE money on it and have a stupid external drive, AND AND you are making NEW 360's that make less heat/noise but the games still look good and 360 will stay in my rotation as it always does. GoW looks sweet too. If anyone is still reading this, im amazed. I would say Sony was te big loser of the press conferences but MS sucked it up last E3 but recovered nicely at other conventions before the system went on sale.