The Week In Review: Who 'Won' E3?

The word "game" implies something with a winner. And the planet's biggest gathering of video games, and those who make them, fairly begs for one, too.

Just like every year, it didn't take long for a consensus to form on E3 2010's champion. Sony took high marks for presentation - Kevin Butler's call to arms, Gabe Newell's announcement of Portal 2 on the PS3, and Sweet Tooth's ice cream truck pulling up onstage for Twisted Metal. Microsoft had a strong showing with Kinect and all that will go with it - plus the revelation of a new Xbox 360 model available this week, which required an Apple-esque level of secrecy and message control. But it didn't say when we'll get how much Kinect will cost, details far more important to the public than the device's new name.

Ultimately Nintendo came out ahead with several core-appeal titles and a very compelling, if not surprising, unveiling of the 3DS, and a who's who of publishers and titles aboard for its launch. The proof of the 3DS' impact could be seen in the morning mob scenes and multiple hours-long waits falling on Nintendo's booth in West Hall, just to get a look at the new all-in-one 3D handheld.

This is by no means the end of Kotaku's E3 coverage. We'll be providing more hands-on, impressions, news, notes and perspectives from the four-day gala into next week. For now, revisit the highlights of E3 2010 while they're still fresh, and continue debating for what this year in gaming will ultimately be remembered.


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    Agreein wit this. nintendo really came to town

    Very unexpected, but true. They just kept hitting home with core appeal titles.

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