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E3 2010 is Coming...and NWR is There!

by Jon Lindemann - June 12, 2010, 11:43 am PDT
Total comments: 56

Our intrepid band of adventurers will have all the E3 coverage you've come to expect!

E3 is upon us, and I just wanted to lay out who's going to be there for Nintendo World Report. Our official crew this year is:

Neal Ronaghan

James Jones

Karlie Yeung

Jared Rosenberg

Michael "TYP" Cole

Jonathan Metts

Aaron Kaluszka

I am unable to attend this year, but there's always next year! We'll also have new staffer Brad Hilderbrand (who just came on board last week) at the event, but he has prior commitments so he'll be attending in an "unofficial" capacity.

The crew will be flying in on Sunday, and things will start to heat up on Monday with EA and Ubisoft Press Conferences, along with an Activision preview event.

Tuesday is when the MEGATONs start to drop with the Nintendo Press Conference at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern. Then we'll hit the show flow to cover the event proper.

Our team will be checking out all of your favorite developers including Capcom, High Voltage, Harmonix, Konami, EA, Square Enix, and of course Nintendo. We'll fill you in on everything we see...well, at least everything we're allowed to talk about!

Be sure to follow our Twitter feed (@Nintendo_NWR) as we'll be tweeting live from the event (the Nintendo Press Conference in particular), and we'll be recording and publishing podcasts in the evenings that summarize the day's events and provide our veteran insight.

With the unveiling of the Nintendo 3DS and the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda saga, this E3 is going to be one of the best in recent years for Nintendo fans. Sit back and enjoy the coverage!

Talkback

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 12, 2010

Anyone from NWR who is going and wants to take on a special secret mission, please PM or e-mail me.

TJ SpykeJune 12, 2010

I want to go to E3 so bad, I would even pay my own way out there if I could get a pass.

Maybe the next time NWR is hiring I will apply. I would love to review games not normally reviewed (licensed shovelware like the Petz games and anything based on Nickelodeon cartoons), plus this would help me get a pass for E3.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

Is there going to be a reader meetup? I will be there all week starting Monday. Well, I work in Los Angeles so I am always there, but you get the point.

We aren't planning a meetup with fans, but if you guys can put together an event yourselves, please invite us. No guarantee we can make it, but we'll definitely try.

BlackNMild2k1June 12, 2010

Quote from: greybrick

Is there going to be a reader meetup? I will be there all week starting Monday. Well, I work in Los Angeles so I am always there, but you get the point.

GREYBRICK OFFERING COUCHSURFING SPACE TO ALL NWR READERS!!!!
space is limited, couch space is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

A reader meetup would be pretty rad.  If you want anybody from the NWR crew to attend, just make sure it isn't during the show days.  They're jam-packed day and night with either writing stuff up or attending events.

mudjahJune 12, 2010

wish i could be there    but knowing how good your reports from these events usually are im good staying home

BlackNMild2k1June 12, 2010

I hope you guys get a lot of free goodies from E3 to be given out to readers at a later date and time through site sponsored contest and things of that sort.

Also a FREE to registered users (with post count of 4 digits or more) DVD of everything from the show floor. $19.99 for everyone else, but comes with an NWR collectors mug or mouse pad with purchase.

Quote from: TJ

Maybe the next time NWR is hiring I will apply. I would love to review games not normally reviewed (licensed shovelware like the Petz games and anything based on Nickelodeon cartoons), plus this would help me get a pass for E3.

We still are hiring.

TJ SpykeJune 12, 2010

What do I have to submit to apply?

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

Quote from: MegaByte

Quote from: TJ

Maybe the next time NWR is hiring I will apply. I would love to review games not normally reviewed (licensed shovelware like the Petz games and anything based on Nickelodeon cartoons), plus this would help me get a pass for E3.

We still are hiring.

Hire  me!  ;) (I imagine that isn't how it works)

-Application Submitted

Quote from: TJ

GREYBRICK OFFERING COUCHSURFING SPACE TO ALL NWR READERS!!!!
space  is limited, couch space is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Sure, why not. Of course there is the fact that nobody here has ever met me and I could be a crazy ax murderer. I am gonna go back to my place each night since I actually get decent internet and hey, there's nothing like using your own bathroom.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 12, 2010

Quote from: greybrick

Sure, why not. Of course there is the fact that nobody here has ever met me and I could be a crazy ax murderer. I am gonna go back to my place each night since I actually get decent internet and hey, there's nothing like using your own bathroom.

Seriously?  Damnit, I could have went. :(

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

Quote from: UncleBob

Quote from: greybrick

Sure, why not. Of course there is the fact that nobody here has ever met me and I could be a crazy ax murderer. I am gonna go back to my place each night since I actually get decent internet and hey, there's nothing like using your own bathroom.

Seriously?  Damnit, I could have went. :(

Also, you might be a crazy ax murderer.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 12, 2010

Can't I just be a regular ax murderer?

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

I suppose the crazy is an unnecessary adjective, eh? I would imagine that all ax murderers are crazy, especially the ones in Animal Crossing.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 12, 2010

No... we're not all crazy.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

:Q

Word of advice for anyone coming in internationally - do NOT tell the customs agent that you're coming to watch Iwata "drop the bomb". They don't like that. :)

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

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Word of advice for anyone coming in internationally - do NOT tell the customs agent that you're coming to watch Iwata "drop the bomb". They don't like that. :)

Also I would imagine that is not a phrase used quite often by the Japanese, or one that should be used when referring to Japanese individuals.

We have a backlog of potential hires, actually.  I have to round'em up and vet them (yes GreyBrick, your application is one of them).  That will be post-E3 though, most likely.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

With regards to a reader meetup: How many readers will actually be at E3? I know it is rough to get in if you aren't writing for an outlet or a part of the industry.

I am free Monday after I register, which is anywhere from 8:00am-6:00pm, and don't have an event that day until 8:00 in the evening. I won't be attending Ubisoft or EA's events on Monday because let's face it, snoozefest, and my site only got one seat. I figured that the calm before the storm may be the best time to do a meetup, since we all won't be dead by that point. The only problem I foresee for this day is readers that aren't there for the event would have to take off work. 

I was thinking we could go somewhere all-ages friendly in the downtown area. If everyone doesn't mind walking around 6-8 blocks from the convention center, there are some great places to eat around city hall with room for plenty of people. Grand Central Market comes to mind, and they have some of the best Mexican food in the area. Around that area there are plenty of great places, Little Tokyo, Chinatown (that is around a 15 minute drive) etc. Of course we can always just take the Dash buses, they are simple enough.

Any input from other readers would be helpful. Otherwise this would be the loneliest meetup. I don't even know that any other readers will be there...

ShyGuyJune 12, 2010

Say hi to the Pixlbit dudes, also get a decent internet connection beaming out from the Nintendo conference.

TJ SpykeJune 12, 2010

Quote from: NWR_Lindy

We have a backlog of potential hires, actually.  I have to round'em up and vet them (yes GreyBrick, your application is one of them).  That will be post-E3 though, most likely.

Too bad. Just know that whenever you do decide to accept new applicants that I am interested.

I hate flying.

I mean, I love flying.  When I'm the pilot (yep, I really did).

I hate flying in a long tube full of people.

Quote from: Crimm

I hate flying.

I mean, I love flying.  When I'm the pilot (yep, I really did).

I hate flying in a long tube full of people.

Agreed, but my flight is going to have internet, so I'm perplexed and excited.

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

This just in, I'm gonna be at E3 as well! Follow my twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wootlord

ShyGuyJune 12, 2010

Really?

TJ SpykeJune 12, 2010

E3 will be such a hectic week, I especially love the press conferences.

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusJune 12, 2010

Yeah, I'm not registering with NWR though. I may be inclined to do some work if Jonny asks me real nice :3

Mop it upJune 12, 2010

I don't recognize some of the names. Have Karlie Yeung, Jared Rosenberg, or Aaron Kaluszka posted on the forums? They are unfamiliar to me.

I didn't know NWR was still interested in hiring, I thought they already had all the staff they wanted. Oh well... they wouldn't want what I could offer anyway.

ShyGuyJune 12, 2010

Aaron is Megabyte.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 12, 2010

Seems like everyone is going but me. :(

DAaaMan64June 12, 2010

Quote from: Crimm

I hate flying.

I mean, I love flying.  When I'm the pilot (yep, I really did).

I hate flying in a long tube full of people.

All around good hair gel tho.

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)June 13, 2010

One year, I will go to E3. Attending E3 is on my list of 10 things to do before I die.
One year, it will happen.

Quote from: Mop

I don't recognize some of the names. Have Karlie Yeung, Jared Rosenberg, or Aaron Kaluszka posted on the forums? They are unfamiliar to me.

I didn't know NWR was still interested in hiring, I thought they already had all the staff they wanted. Oh well... they wouldn't want what I could offer anyway.

We always could use more people. :)

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R

Yeah, I'm not registering with NWR though. I may be inclined to do some work if Jonny asks me real nice :3

Hey man, I never did get back to you about writing for us at the show.  If you want to write something, go ahead!  That would be awesome. I'm sure our old-school readers would appreciate it.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 13, 2010

Quote from: UncleBob

Seems like everyone is going but me. :(

It also seems that everyone that is going is either current or former staff. So from a reader's point of view, it appears that a meetup grows less and less likely by the hour. If you are a reader and are going to be there, shoot me a PM before the drinking hour so I can get a coherent response. What? It's already time to drink? Ah, E3....

TJ SpykeJune 13, 2010

Unless you live in the LA area, there's really no reason to go if you aren't attending E3. It sounds like it would be fun to actually get to meet some posters in person.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 13, 2010

Quote from: TJ

Unless you live in the LA area, there's really no reason to go if you aren't attending E3. It sounds like it would be fun to actually get to meet some posters in person.

That is true. I just wasn't sure of the percentage of posters here that wrote for other sites as well, or maybe had some other reason to be there. I am fortunate enough to be attending and live in the LA area, which means no flight (and my work validates my parking  :cool; )

Also- yes, putting faces on the fellow posters would be cool.

BlackNMild2k1June 13, 2010

IS anyone going to the Activision show?
http://www.vg247.com/2010/06/13/rumour-6-million-e3-acti-party-to-feature-gaga-strippers-janes-addiction/

if you are, you must provide pics, and lots of them... preferably of the strippers, and the back room "party favors" that are used off of them.

We are sending someone to Activision. I suspect it will be Karlie.

E3 2010 Update: James Jones is sitting at gate A12 of the Detroit airport, waiting to board Delta flight 1919 to Los Angeles. EXCITEMENT!

BlackNMild2k1June 13, 2010

I heard there is a Pilot Strike right now. Hope that doesn't affect anyone's trip to E3.

steveyJune 13, 2010

Is NWR still going to the Miyamoto event after the press conference? :faust:

E3 UPDATE: James Jones is currently 36017 ft over Dubuque, IA.

Also no, we're not going to Miyamoto's event.  We hate that guy!

TJ SpykeJune 13, 2010

The thing about E3 that I hate are NDA's. NDA's about games in general are lame as they prevent free publicity. Ones at E3 are worse, reporters don't make it any better when they basically say stuff like "we saw this cool game that you will love, but we can't tell you about it".

Well if it makes you feel any better, as a rule we don't post about the cool 3DS game we saw that we aren't allowed to talk about, even if it is possibly the best handheld game of the last decade.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 13, 2010

Quote from: Crimm

Well if it makes you feel any better, as a rule we don't post about the cool 3DS game we saw that we aren't allowed to talk about, even if it is possibly the best handheld game of the last decade.

^^^ You're starting to sound like David Ellis!

I enjoy your chronicling through the circles of hell, Detroit, and soon LA.

I'm still 3.5 hours from touchdown.  It's unclear how long the lappy is going to make it, that's RIGHT at the window for a full charge.  Wifi on a plane though is magical.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 13, 2010

Quote from: Crimm

I'm still 3.5 hours from touchdown.  It's unclear how long the lappy is going to make it, that's RIGHT at the window for a full charge.  Wifi on a plane though is magical.

Well if you took that XL, you could always use the geriatric browser it contains. I hope that I am never reduced to such desperation. Good luck at LAX...

Browsing the Internet with the XL is akin to performing surgery with a plastic fast food knife.

Besides, the XL's battery is being saved for my newest love, Atelier Annie.  Really,  flying has reduced me to this...

Did I mention I wanted to be a pilot?  That's important, and ironic, information at this juncture.

greybrickNathan Mustafa, Staff AlumnusJune 13, 2010

Quote from: Crimm

Besides, the XL's battery is being saved for my newest love, Atelier Annie.  Really,  flying has reduced me to this...

That seems like the exact worst game to play on an XL in a plane. I bet you got some serious looks for that; I watched the trailer and the word, "Lolita" comes to mind. I am sure it isn't anything like that, but whenever I see a little girl in a Japanese game I cringe in anticipation.

^^^ That statement sounds a bit less rude if I append the fact that I play plenty of Atlus games (Persona, Devil Survivor, etc.) that all have strange dating elements in them. So it is not as if I think the games are creepy, I just see how a brief look at one could creep someone out.

BlackNMild2k1June 13, 2010

Quote from: Crimm

Well if it makes you feel any better, as a rule we don't post about the cool 3DS game we saw that we aren't allowed to talk about, even if it is possibly the best handheld game of the last decade.

Well I'm subscribing to the private newsletter for those of us that want to hear every detail you can say.
PM me.

WindyManSteven Rodriguez, Staff AlumnusJune 14, 2010

Oh hey, it's E3.  Maybe I'll drop down into LA tonight and pay everyone a visit.

ShyGuyJune 14, 2010

It's Windy! Hey Windy.

WindyManSteven Rodriguez, Staff AlumnusJune 14, 2010

Quote from: ShyGuy²

It's Windy! Hey Windy.

Hi.

ToruresuJune 14, 2010

Windy! Wow! Blast from the past.

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