I just went back and looked at an unpublished blog I've had in my archives for a while. I wrote it before Iwata died, and at the end, I had made a "please understand" joke that was hillarious. Looking at it now, it just makes me sad.
If you haven't heard by now, Satoru Iwata died. :-<
Yesterday I played a short-beginner-solo game of Killing Floor to get some screenshots of the Patriarch for my most recent blog entry. Then, when he actually showed up, I panicked and killed him before I got the chance to snap any picture.
I might have to pick up a 3DS between now and 2016, just so I can play Metroid Prime: Freedom Force.
Nintendo's thing wasn't terrible, but I wish we'd had a little bit more for Wii U. I mean, Starfox looks decent, but we already knew Xenoblade and Mario Maker were coming. Other than that, not a whole lot to interest me. Oh well.
So to sum up XBone's conference: A whole bunch of the same old stuff that we already knew about. A cinematic trailer for a new IP that doesn't actually show any gameplay. The most interesting stuff came from the indies. It was pretty much the perfect snapshot of the state of gaming as a whole.
I think I just saw Nathan Barnatt on a State Farm commercial. What ever happened to Keith Apicary, anyway?