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EA CEO Has Seen 3DS, Confirms It Is Cool

Posted by James Newton

Take that, watertight NDA!

As the head of one of EA, one of the world's largest publishers, John Riccitello is very much an Important Man in the games industry. That said, it's no surprise he's been able to have a look at Nintendo's upcoming 3DS, nor that he's unable to say much about it. What he can tell you, though is that it's cool.

It’s like one of these things here where with Nintendo where you’ve got to be very careful here because they’ve got a lot to say at E3, and I want to be careful to not accidentally transgress an NDA. I will tell you, I’ve seen it; it’s cool.

See? Straight from the horse's mouth. Naturally, Mr Riccitello said no more about the device's aesthetics, software line-up or anything, really. Interesting choice of word, though: cool. Not "amazing", not "incredible", but simply "cool". Were we the kind to read into every tiny detail of every statement we could pontificate why Mr Riccitello chose this word, but instead we'll continue to gnaw at our fingernails until June 15th.

[via industrygamers.com]

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User Comments (25)

Aviator

#3

Aviator said:

I think that the reason Nintendo gave em the 3DS was because he had a face that bad.

V8_Ninja

#4

V8_Ninja said:

Taking in context, I'd recon that he meant "cool" as a "Yep, it works and everything looks to be fine" comment more than anything else. But I'm reading too deep into this.

WaveBoy

#5

WaveBoy said:

Or maybe he's trying to be cool by saying it's only 'cool' instead of amazing. And going by his picture, I don't think anything excites him :p

WaveBoy

#7

WaveBoy said:

Nobody at EA is cool in my books. Nintendo, Capcom and Konami on the other hand :D

RyuZebian

#12

RyuZebian said:

I think he meant "cool" as in "Oh my god!!! I have to act like nothing or they will understand that I have held in my hands the device of the divine, the portable of gods and the saviour of mankind......" Oh? The device...? Yeah, it's epi... COOL. :D

Demonic_St33V

#14

Demonic_St33V said:

We've a DS in my household, but skipped the DSi because it was a little too big of a hint that Big N was prepping for something new. Cool or uncool, 3DS is that new thing, so we'll be getting one.

shake_zula

#15

shake_zula said:

How was the DSi a hint that another new handheld console would be arriving shortly? Surely if anything it was misleading :|

99er

#16

99er said:

To be honest, EA's opinions shouldn't account for anything in regards to Nintendo. He's probably thinking it's another Nintendo system he can dump his brand of mediocre shovel-ware titles on to. That's just my opinion though.

MeloMan

#18

MeloMan said:

So is it cool and in cool, cool as in r0xX0rZ, or cool as in, "it's auight"? BE SPECIFIC MAN! :D

Iggy

#20

Iggy said:

I know the 3DS is cool and i dont even kno what its gunna look like. I'll buy whatever system nintendo puts in front of me.

HiroshiYamauchi

#21

HiroshiYamauchi said:

C'mon, the man is obviously holding his excitement to not spoil any of the surprises that will see at E3. I hope so...

VilicoBRA

#23

VilicoBRA said:

I think RyuZebian got it!

Only we can express our true feelings. Guys like this CEO can´t. They're not free!!! It's sad... :(

bullet7105

#25

bullet7105 said:

personally, just saying "cool" worries me a little. but, I'm almost positive that it's amazing and he's just trying not to give too much away. We'll just have to see....CAN'T WAIT TILL TUESDAY!!!! :D

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