E3 2009 Livestream and Announcements: Xbox 360 Fluid and PSP Go
The annual E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo, is gearing up and a slew of new video game-related announcements have already been made. New hardware from two of the big three names in the industry has been announced, or at least rumored, including the Xbox 360 Fluid, the PSP Go, and the PS3 Slim.
Taking a cue from Nintendo's hugely successful Wii, the developer's over at Microsoft have announced the Xbox 360 Fluid. The Fluid will make use of a camera allowing the player to control their character's movements. Think of it as the Wii sans controler with a dash of Sony's failed EyeToy.
In Sony news, the tech giant announced a new more portable version of their GameBoy contender, the PSP Go.
Users can slide the top half of the unit to reveal a set of controls similar to the current PSP.
The final product will be 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000.
A Memory Stick slot will be available to add extra storage for digital content.
Rumors are also grumbling from Sony related to their flagship console, the PS3. News of a slimmer model of the console, aptly named the PS3 Slim, are stirring up the fanboys at E3 as well as a potential price cut for the heftily-priced, $399 black box. But with the economic state and Sony's recent money loss nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Not much has been confirmed from the nostalgic Nintendo, but it's expected that some first-party games will be released to compensate for the past year. Whether it be a new Zelda, Mario, or whatever hopefully we'll see the release of a new chapter in at least one of Nintendo's classic series.