Disney at E3
Disney was our first meeting and boy it's timing could not have been any better. It was perfect because I had the most fun and started E3 with a bang. Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m not an avid gamer. I currently don’t own any systems and although I enjoy playing them, haven’t in a while. The one thing I do know is that I love Disney. I played games that made me feel like I was at home, in the living room, and could be surrounded by a bunch of kids. Call it my mother instinct trying to throw hints at me, although I’m not even close to my clock to start clicking…but yea…Disney has a bunch of cool games coming out that can easily turn any day into a family day. Adults and children could enjoy them. Most of the games I played were for the Wii, so I am convinced that it was my calling. I need to buy a Wii. The best game they had was Toy Story Mania! It’s scheduled to come out in the Fall and has over 25 mini games to play. Nina, Mike and I all played some of the games, and by the end, all of our arms got some sort of a workout.
I also played a game (The Princess and the Frog) that made us compete to see who could cook a stew faster, we were chopping, throwing and then stirring ingredients into a pot and that was cool. Another game was a rendition of red light, green light, except we were dancing, playing instruments and had to stop when the bad guy appeared.
Nina and Mike played a couple of games against each other, but being the all-goodness women that we are, Nina ended up turning it into more of a collaborative effort – despite Mike’s “You suck” comments. Girls play nice, boys do not.
My lack of experience using the Wii became apparent once I started playing G-Force…One, I was a little guinea pig, fighting household appliances – you know, the regular - irons, toasters – story of my life as a woman. It was fun, but man, those controls were freaking me out. I guess my quick demo was too quick, because I didn’t ‘get it’ and I eventually gave up and told the Disney guy I would much rather see him play, and actually see him do something in the game. I was going in circles, as if it was my first time driving, and all I wanted to do was whip some butt.
Disney’s car game, Split/Second (for the XBOX 360), was so freaking cool. It made me feel as if I were on the road. I don’t know if it was due to all the swerving going on, or what, but the game is extremely realistic and fun to experience. I tried recording Mike playing, because he was almost a zombie – glued to the TV, barely blinking – but my camera didn’t do a great job at recording my funny comments. I still posted it, and I’ll try to add what I was saying in the description for those of you that are interested.
The next game I played was Disney’s Sing-It – yes, you can stop clicking on the videos now…you do not want to hear me…Disney’s Sing-It – Pop Hits (yes, yes, yes…pop hits) is an ideal game for people who enjoy doing karaoke. They have a large selection of today’s pop hits, like most karaoke games, but the best part was its ‘educational’ side of things. The game provides singing lessons! Like for real, for real…Wouldn’t that be great for a child that has a voice and for a parent that may not have the money to send them off to expensive lessons? That’s the first thing that came to mind…
Nina and I sang Colbie Caillat’s Bubbly…it’s a catchy tune, and although I’ve heard it many, many, many times, the only part I know about that song is the chorus. Like most of you out there...don’t lie. Although it shows you the lyrics (you’re probably thinking how can you mess up in karaoke), all I can say is that the main reason I stood next to Nina, CuteGeek’s own singer/drummer/guitarist, is because I am her groupie. Yes Nina, I am your biggest fan and I knew you could sing. I didn’t think I would actually be singing until they gave me a mic, and then I was doomed. I usually only sing in the shower, where the tiles make me sound amazing, or when the music is loud enough for me to not hear myself…anyway…Mike got it on video…man the lights were bright and it was so hot. Now everyone knows the faces I make when I’m embarrassed, clueless or confused…
Cecilia told us all that Disney is usually the most enjoyable booth to attend and it’s true. We were all ready to believe…
I had sooo much fun.