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In about six days, we will be in the month of June. This not only means warm weather, pools and lemonade, but it also means a bunch of awesome things for me, personally, and maybe you if you share the same interests.
The first of which is the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short.
E3 is always a fun time for gamers, with the new announcements, surprises, and just overall excitement. If it's half as fun as last year, then it'll be no less than amazing.
If you don't remember, last year had a live Gameinformer Show, big announcements, and tons of great moments.
Of course, like anything, there were some cruddy moments, but that's not neccesarily a bad thing. It's always fun to hear people joke about embarassing things, or even joke about them with your own friends.
During the middle of E3, on Tuesday the 7th, there's something coming out that I've been waiting all year for.
That thing is inFAMOUS 2.
Even though the original inFAMOUS isn't the greatest PS3 game, it's by far my favorite. Not only was it one of my first PS3 games, it's one of the games that made me want to get a PS3 in the first place.
Ever since Gameinformer's cover story of it back in 2008, I was itching to get my hands on the awesome looking superhero sandbox game. inFAMOUS was the first PS3 game I got all of the trophies on, and I plan to do the same with inFAMOUS 2.
Another thing launching during E3 that's cool, but less exciting, is the Nintendo 3DS eShop on June 6th.
I've lost a bit of interest in the launch of the eShop since I heard that MegaMan Legend 3: Prototype Edition was delayed, but I'm still interested to see what comes with the launch.
If rumors are true, then it's launching with a 3D version of The Legend of Zelda, Gameboy ports of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and a free 3D Excitebike (that one's confirmed. ...At least for Japan.)
I've had my share of complaints about how Nintendo has been handling the 3DS and it's apps, but right now I just want the eShop to get here.
Once E3 week is over and the excitement dies down, there will be a bit of a drought for a few weeks, until June 19th. Then, the excitement comes back in full force with another extremely exciting week.
The thing that kicks off this exciting week is none other then the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time.
Yeeeeeaaaah, that's right. This package loo- ... Oh wait. So far this has only been announced for Austrailia. Hopefully we get something like this. I'm looking at you, Gamestop.
Oh well, at least the normal game is sure to be cool.
Ocarina of Time on the N64 is one of, if not my favorite game of all time. When a remake was announced for the 3DS at E3 last year, I was filled with excitement. Heck, it even overshadowed the newly announced Skyward Sword for me.
Of course, the technical problems of the live Skyward Sword demo didn't help...
But that's another story.
Another awesome thing about Ocarina of Time 3DS is that it's the first fully 3D portable Zelda. Even if it's just a remake, that's still a pretty cool thing.
Once Sunday, June 19th hits, there'll be only one thing that can pull me away from Ocarina of Time, and that's the apocalypse.
Oops, I meant to say the ALpocalypse.
I'm a big fan of Weird Al. Not only is he my favorite comedien, he's also probably my favorite songwriter. (Yes, I am a NERD.)
I mean, come on! How could you not like this?!
Ponies added for extra laughs.
Anyways, from what I've heard of Alpocalypse (which isn't much), it seems like it could be a great album.
Seven days after the Alpocalypse hits, you can expect zombies, and lots of 'em.
Too be honest, I wasn't too excited for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D at first. The sad truth is that I've never played a Reident Evil game. I've tried the demo for Resident Evil 5 many times, but just can't get the hang of the controls. I would download the originals on the PS Store, but I'm afraid that the controls may get the best of me.
With that out of the way, I learned the controls are more refined for The Mercenaries 3D, and that you can actually run and gun.
Obviously that's not the only reason I'm getting it though. The Mercenaries 3D is a multiplayer game, and I'm hoping that a few of my 3DS friends pick it up. Hopefully I can get a few matches in and not waste $40. :)
With those things out of the way, there's one more game coming out in June that I'm not excited for, but I'm plenty of others are. I'm interested in seeing how it's recieved critically and commercially, however.
The last thing I'm excited for this June is a bit more personal. My sister is coming to visit! Of course, you probably aren't interested in that.
What that means for me, however, is that I may not be as active as a GIO member while she's visiting.
...Or maybe more active then ever. You know how sisters are. :P
So in closing, June 2011 could be the greatest month ever in the history of my life and the universe. Then again, I've likely jinxed it by writing this very blog. I probably shouldn't even publish it.
Ah screw it.