A pair of really good articles from RPS today, particularly the one on violence. Why the heck is everything a realistic ultraviolent manshooter this year? Not to bemoan violence as evil, but it's like eating ice cream for dinner every night; it lacks variety.
Consequently this is why I think Nintendo had the best E3 presentation even if I completely don't get Nintendoland. They started right off the bat with a strategy game, moved on to a platformer, and then a mix of action games and other games. If you went by their respective E3 conferences, Nintendo is apparently the only company that remembers that there's more to video games than realistically shooting people.