The first real day of E3 gave us Nintendo's primary (though not only) press conference, as well as our first chance to get out on the showroom floor and get our hands on some games.
Did we like everything we saw? No. Did we hate everything we saw? No.
We did, however, hate some things. And loved others. That's life for you, and that's E3 for you as well.
What you'll find below aren't grades on everything that we saw. That's boring. They're just our picks for the day's standouts and lowlights!
LEGO CITY: UNDERCOVER - What is this? Where did it come from? Where is the licensing? How do they keep making these LEGO games so damn charming? E3 used to be all about questions like that, questions driven by the excitement of something that's new and which you actually like the looks of. Nice to see it's a trend that's not entirely dead.
NINTENDO'S CONFERENCES - Nintendo held two conferences today. Continuing the theme from yesterday, they were both dreadful. After a bright start, Nintendo's main press conference degenerated into a show reminiscent of the company's dark days, full of neat ideas but light on excitement. For a machine launching this year, that's a problem. Also, no launch date? No price? Come on.
Their evening "hardware conference" was even worse.