In pictures: E3 2008 picks and pans

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Nintendo Woos Casual Gamers, Forgets Hardcore Fans?


Nintendo previewed its forthcoming Wii Sports Resort and Wii Music. Our early verdict based on activities like sword fighting, disc throwing, Jet Ski riding and rocking out on virtual drums: Both deliver the irreverent fun you'd expect, coupled with some crafty control methods that you perhaps wouldn't.
But is Nintendo spurning hardcore gamers? The controversy arose because it didn't launch a new Mario or Zelda game (they merely confirmed stuff's in the works). However, Nintendo did unveil a glorified social networking game (Animal Crossing: City Folk) and a version of Grand Theft Auto for the DS — Danny Allen and Matt Peckham

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