Still can't believe this. 34 is way too soon. My heartfelt condolences go out to everyone at the Giant Bomb and his wife. Ryan gave me so much enjoyment and entertainment for the past 5 years since I knew of the Bombcast and all the Quick Looks. I didn't know him personally, but it feels like I've lost a very good friend.
I'm actually liking the sound of this. The Nintendo Direct videos are basically miniature E3 presentations, and as bizarre as it might sound to have no E3 conference, it's only weird because everyone's gotten so used to the spectacle and one-upsmanship that generally happens there. Remember Cirque Du Soleil?
I'm looking forward to the possibility of a world where E3 is less about bullshit and more about games.
This. I look forward to each Nintendo Direct video because it is - well - direct. No fancy bullshit marketing. I remember they did something smart last year with their online presence by updating their E3 page with new videos and the like. I'm looking forward to seeing what new Nintendo Direct joy will birth from E3 2013.