This invitational-only trade show has become the place where gaming companies tease and tantalize about their upcoming products; and, in turn, where geeks can viciously criticize or shamelessly gush over a few seconds of non-contextual footage projected in a darkened conference room. So it's just like ComicCon, but without as many Imperial Stormtrooper battalions and women dressed as Harley Quinn.
2K Sports presented pre-release footage from NHL 2K9 at the event, and went into detail about what Nintendo wanted out of the first hockey title for the Wii: "You're taking slap shots with the wrist, but when you're fighting, you're moving both the nunchuk and the Wii remote around."
Yeah, we've come a long way from picking Poland and skinny-medium-fat-fat on "Ice Hockey," haven't we?
Coolness: The game will feature a mode where you drive the Zamboni between periods. More coolness: This footage captured at E3 that doesn't feature any Wii-mote action, but gives a solid glimpse at the play and the philosophy behind NHL 2K9: