E3 as predicted by a psychic

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PostE3 as predicted by a psychic
by The Alchemist Penguin » Thu May 28, 2009 1:19 pm

This isn't a thread for discussion on whether or not you believe in this sort of thing, by the way, it's just for a laugh.

Destructoid decided to mix up their E3 predictions this year by asking Madame Christine of the Ether to provide them, and these are the results. It's quite long, but a very entertaining read so you should all do check it out by clicking here!

Here is the predictions for each of the big three, but there is a ton of fan-questions near the bottom of the article too.

Nintendo

Card #1 – Four of Cups
Nintendo is in very good standing financially, but there are many problems with how people perceive the company. People want to like the company due to their success, but it is hard for people to find something to love.

Card #2 – The Star
Nintendo has an attitude that they know everything, but that is a problem. They are having trouble taking in outside criticism.

Card #3 – The Moon
Nintendo has a very defined situation. They are known throughout the world, but are having trouble living up to their own established standards. People still (and will always) love them, though.

Card #4 – King of Swords
There is a very conflict-driven leader at Nintendo. Likeable, but slightly misguided. This could mean their presence at E3 is unfocused.
[Editor’s note: Reggie, anyone?]

Card #5 – The Empress
Nintendo’s outlook of the future is bathed in negativity. The Empress is a romantic card, but she foresees disappointment.

Card #6 – Seven of Wands
Creative conflict. Nintendo’s current situation holds a lot of creative conflict.
[Editor’s note: When I asked Madame Christine what this could mean in videogame terms, I used words like “sequels” and “remakes,” to which she smiled and nodded her head. Very interesting.]

Card #7 – King of Cups (reversed)
There is a leadership issue at Nintendo.

Card #8 – Nine of Swords
Nintendo is going to have a hard time selling their products this year when compared to the past. This has a lot to do with the company’s internal attitude; stubbornness; not giving the consumer what they want.

Card #9 – Judgement
A lot of big decisions are going to be made. Leadership at Nintendo is going to change a lot by the end of the year. The direction of the company is going to be much more defined.
[Editor’s note: Eek! Update your resume, Cammie!]

Card #10 – Two of Wands (reversed)
There are not going to be a lot of new, ground-breaking games coming from Nintendo. Look for a lot of variants on things you have seen before.
[Editor’s note: Again, more talk of sequels and remakes. This is getting interesting!]


Microsoft

Card #1 – The Chariot
Microsoft is currently moving in a very balanced direction -- nothing too risky, nothing too safe. As of now, the company is all about balance.

Card #2 – Queen of Pentacles
Money, money, money! The reason things are not changing very much within Microsoft is because money is the driving force.

Card #3 – The Magician
Microsoft is not hiding the fact that they are fooling people ... but people are fine with being fooled. According to the psychic, this is not a good card to have here.

Card #4 – Page of Pentacles
Again, money. Microsoft is going to focus a lot on things that are sure to make them a lot of money at E3.

Card #5 – Queen of Wands
E3 will mark a creative change for Microsoft -- one that will continue into its future.
[Editor’s note: This most likely means a focus on original, unique content. Less FPSes, maybe?]

Card #6 – King of Pentacles
Microsoft has recently made an effort to do something against its status quo. This could mean a new direction in the future.
[Editor’s note: The NXE was a surprising change, as well as Microsoft’s growing focus on casual games.]

Card #7 – King of Cups
There are a lot of good people working for Microsoft right now. It is a very stable time for the company.

Card #8 – Eight of Pentacles
For the third time, money came up. People perceive Microsoft as a company that is only about money.

Card #9 – Page of Wands
This year Microsoft will release a videogame that no one has ever seen before. It will be very revolutionary for the industry.
[Editor’s note: When asked if this game will appear at E3, the psychic had no comment. Let the speculation begin!]

Card #10 – Five of Cups
Microsoft is heading in a very positive direction. People have a lot of unrealistic expectations about what to expect, but this is the year Microsoft will be a “dream factory” and hopefully meet a lot of its inflated promises.
[Editor’s note: Strangely enough, after explaining this card, Madame Christine mentioned that Microsoft would fail around the Christmas season. Whoa! That was a random detail that came out of nowhere!]


Sony

Card #1 – The Sun (reversed)
Sony is at a time of immense clarity. After a lot of turmoil, they are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
[Editor’s note: The fact that the card came out reversed is important. Because of this, the company is coming out of darkness and into light, as opposed to starting at success and falling into failure.]

Card #2 – The Eight of Pentacles
Sony’s current situation is being dictated by money.
[Editor’s note: Or, the lack thereof? I kid, I kid. But seriously, they have no money.]

Card #3 – Ace of Cups
Just recently, Sony made a dramatic decision to make a change. It was a very emotional choice, but a very positive one. Apparently, this is a very good card to show up here.

Card #4 – The Devil (reversed)
At E3, everyone will be dancing to Sony’s tune. All of its announcements and game reveals will have a big influence on the industry. During the conference, Sony will be a force to be reckoned with. All the bad advice they have been taking will finally remedy itself.
[Editor’s note: With major exclusives like God of War III and the sequel to Uncharted, as well as the predicted reveal of the new PSP and all the exciting games that will come with that, this prediction could very well be true.]

Card #5 – Queen of Pentacles
Instead of focusing on trends, Sony is going to use its strengths to help make the company financially successful. This will be accomplished through strong products and smart marketing.

Card #6 – Seven of Pentacles
Sony will make the most money it has ever made this year.
[Editor’s note: This one is hard to believe, given Sony’s major financial woes as of late. It is even harder to accept once you think about how much untouchable money the company made with the PlayStation 2. If Madame Christine meant the most money ever made on the PlayStation 3, I would buy that.]

Card #7 – Six of Pentacles (reversed)
The people working at Sony are still listening to some bad advice, but are slowly learning to ignore it and move in a new direction. Because of this, Sony will make a lot of money in the future.

Card #8 – Temperance
People finally believe Sony will be a success; it’s not just talk anymore.

Card #9 – The Magician
Sony’s future is hazy, but it looks good. The leaders at Sony are going to have a more positive influence on the way the company is headed.

Card #10 – The World
The final outcome for Sony is that everything is coming full circle. The company won’t be releasing as much into the market, but because all its software will be such a huge success, it will be making money. People are going to be talking about Sony, and actually want to play the games released on their console more than any other.
[Editor’s note: Could the PlayStation 3 be the new PlayStation 2? I certainly hope so!]


Some choice questions answered by THE PENDULUM:

Will the new Zelda game for the Wii be at least mentioned?
The pendulum responds: Yes.

Will Square Enix announce the release date of Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days?
The pendulum responds: Yes.
What about Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep?
The pendulum responds: No.
Or better yet, will they announce Kingdom Hearts 3?
The pendulum responds: No.

Will Team ICO reveal its new game?
The pendulum responds: Yes.

Will Capcom announce yet another retro-style game to follow up Mega Man 9?
The pendulum responds: A strong yes.

Will Capcom announce a US version of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom?
The pendulum responds: A strong yes.
[Which has now been confirmed]

Is there a Sega Dreamcast 2 in existence?
The pendulum responds: No.

Will Microsoft reveal a motion controller?
The pendulum responds: Yes.
Will it have a game developed by Rare packed in with the device?
The pendulum responds: No.

Any new information on Valkyria Chronicles?
The pendulum responds: Yes.
A sequel?
The pendulum responds: Yes.
More DLC?
The pendulum responds: Yes.

Was the recent announcement of the Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii planned to coincide with the shocking announcement of a brand new Metroid game?
The pendulum responds: Yes.

Will Pikmin 3 be playable?
The pendulum responds: No.


Some interesting responses, and E3 will be really interesting if the predictions hit anywhere near the mark. Come on Valkyria Chronicles sequel! :wub:

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PostRe: E3 as predicted by a psychic
by Cropolite » Thu May 28, 2009 1:28 pm

Stopped reading at psychic.

Just came in to :lol: at anyone who believes in such a pretender.

EDIT - Sorry Klonoa, I've since read your opening line :oops: Carry on...

EDIT 2 - Ask nicely (- :evil: ) and I will.

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PostRe: E3 as predicted by a psychic
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 28, 2009 1:37 pm

New Metroid game to go alongside Prime Trilogy?

:o

Please happen!

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: E3 as predicted by a psychic
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 28, 2009 8:10 pm

Klonoa, apparently you missed out some of the pendulum Q&A, such as how it answered YES to a new 2D Sonic game for XBLA/VC/PSN...

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: E3 as predicted by a psychic
by Rightey » Sat May 30, 2009 3:29 am

Klonoa wrote:
Microsoft



Card #9 – Page of Wands
This year Microsoft will release a videogame that no one has ever seen before. It will be very revolutionary for the industry.
[Editor’s note: When asked if this game will appear at E3, the psychic had no comment. Let the speculation begin!]



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