Select your localized edition:

Close ×

More Ways to Connect

Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities »

Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.

Interested in bringing MIT Technology Review to your local market?

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - logo


Unsupported browser: Your browser does not meet modern web standards. See how it scores »

{ action.text }

I’m back from E3, with the sounds of Missy Elliot’s performance at the Sony party still thumping in my ears.

As anticipated, the most interesting stuff at the show were the upcoming new handhelds: Sony’s PSP and Nintendo’s DS. I had a chance to get hands-on with the DS. It was fun, and fresh – a new way to game. There are two screens, offering different points of view, and also touch-screen capabilities – a first. The PSP was hands-off, but looks sleek and will surely benefit from Sony’s roster of brands. Stay tuned

Sony also had a new flock of EyeToy games on display. Pretty cool stuff – like a hover-board racing game called AntiGrav that tracks your head and hands. As for the shooter war – I had a chance to play Doom III and Halo 2, and check out new footage of Half-Life 2. Doom III is creepy and claustrophobic, but a bit like a haunted mansion with the monsters on a track. Half-Life 2 has the most “realistic” feel, with impressive outdoor environments, and potentially empathetic characters. Halo 2, however, gets my early vote for shooter of the year. The game is just awesome – better graphics, better action, and a compelling sci-fi plot. It’s the one to beat.

0 comments about this story. Start the discussion »

Reprints and Permissions | Send feedback to the editor

From the Archives


Introducing MIT Technology Review Insider.

Already a Magazine subscriber?

You're automatically an Insider. It's easy to activate or upgrade your account.

Activate Your Account

Become an Insider

It's the new way to subscribe. Get even more of the tech news, research, and discoveries you crave.

Sign Up

Learn More

Find out why MIT Technology Review Insider is for you and explore your options.

Show Me