Did We Get What We Were Promised From Last Year's E3?

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The Big Three make a bunch of promises every year at E3, during the big press conferences they throw at the start of the week. In 90 minutes or two hours, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo show off their newest hardware and biggest games.

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We hear all kinds of guarantees: here's a game coming this fall. Here's hardware that will knock your socks off without breaking the bank. Here's a feature we solemnly swear is coming exclusively to our console's version of this game.

Some promises come true. Some don't. And while some delays make sense, other games that shine onstage simply vanish into the ether after the spotlight is gone.

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So how did Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo do? On the whole, they all kept to their words... but there are some glaring exceptions. Here's our roundup of how they all did.

And of course, we'll be covering this year's big press conferences, with all their promises and potential, right here on Kotaku.


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One Year Later, Did Nintendo Keep Their E3 2011 Promises?

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One Year Later, Did Microsoft Keep Their E3 2011 Promises?

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I'm hoping this year's E3 is like E3 2010 for Nintendo.

"Here's Mr. Miyamoto demoing the new Legend of Zelda game on stage."

"Here's the Goldeneye remake everyone's been waiting for for 13 years."

"Check out Warren Spector on stage with Epic Mickey."

"Here's a smattering of some great new DS games."

"Take a look at our new Metroid game."

"We're bringing back Donkey Kong Country, too."

"By the way, here's the Nintendo 3DS."

It was just one awesome moment after another. Nintendo walked through that press conference like they just knew it was the shit, that they were on top, no one was going to fuck with them, and they were bringing the best games to the table. That's the Nintendo I want to see again.