Alex en Joan hebben op de news page van Sharky Extreme ff vlug hun mening over de E3 beurs geventileerd. Hier is tie:
From a hardware perspective, E3 lacked any major announcements. Other than 3dfx's Voodoo3 3500 TV, no 3D chip manufacturer was brave enough to damage sales of their current technology by making an announcement. Matrox's G400 made a strong impression on all game developers that we spoke to. But the most widely used 3D card on the stands was NVIDIA's TNT2, which seems to go hand-in-hand when developers were showing demos of their games in 32-bit color. The Voodoo3 seemed to be a firm favorite with developers showing off games that will be shipping sooner, rather than later.
In terms of games, the final day of the show was certainly the most fruitful for us but E3 was, by and large, a disappointment. It had all the right ingredients, nice weather, LA, a huge venue - but sadly the atmosphere was somewhat subdued (not at night we night add). The show floor, though noisy as ever, seemed to be 'toned down' of many violent or 'risque' themed games, which the mass media (in evidence everywhere) was itching to go off on. Getting in 'behind closed doors' seemed to be key (thanks for Blue's help on this) if one was to see any real substance. Raven's gritty 'Soldier of Fortune' (seen only behind the black curtain at Activision) certainly deserved more exposure and most likely would have been prominently displayed in prior years.