There's no doubt that this year's E3 has been pretty darn good. 3DS, Kinect, Move, Skyward Sword, Twisted Metal, DX3, Portal 2 — an impressive spread whichever way you look at it, but especially in comparison to last year's disappointing effort. Come to think of it, the year before last wasn't much chop either. Or the year before that.
In my view, the most recent E3 that even comes close to comparing with this one in terms of raw coolness was probably back in 2005, when the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii (then called Revolution) were unveiled. 2006, with that incredibly rad Super Smash Bros. Brawl trailer, was pretty great as well.
So, okay, let's sort this out: here's a list of the last ten E3s in chronological order, along with the biggest draws for each year. What I want you to do is rank them from best to worst.
E300 PlayStation 2 and MGS2 revealed Xbox revealed Halo shown on PC
E301 Halo shown on Xbox GameCube unveiled with Smash Bros. Melee Last E3 for the Dreamcast
E302 Mario Sunshine, Wind Waker, and Metroid Prime unveiled Doom 3 and WarCraft III shown Kingdom Hearts shown
E303 Half-Life 2 unveiled The Sims 2 unveiled Halo 2 teaser shown
E304 Halo 2 CTF demo in Zanzibar Twilight Princess trailer shown for the first time Heavy DS and PSP presence
E305 Debut of the PS3 Debut of the Wii (minus motion controller) Debut of the Xbox 360
E306 PS3 priced and Sixaxis revealed Halo 3 announced Smash Bros. Brawl announced
E307 E3 temporarily downsized, renamed "E3 Media and Business Summit" Trailers for Halo 3 and Halo Wars Wii Balance Board unveiled PS3 price-cut announced, PSP Slim unveiled
E308 FFXIII announced for Xbox 360 Wii Motion Plus unveiled Resistance 2 demoed
E309 PlayStation Move unveiled Kinect (then Project Natal) unveiled SMG2 and Metroid: Other M announced
E310 3DS and Skyward Sword unveiled PlayStation Move demoed Kinect named and demoed
Personally, my list would start with 05 and 06 up the top, then 10, 03, 00 in the middle, and 01, 04, 08, 09, 07 down the bottom. How about yours?