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E3: The year of treading waterThe biggest gaming expo of the year underwhelms. CNET's Bridget Carey takes you to floor of E3 where even hard-core gamers are talking about the post-console era.
This year at. Microsoft unveiled Smart -- a multi screen entertainment platform that synchronized -- your movies TV and music. A crusher expects Smartphone or tablet ESPN and -- Monday Night Football and professional hockey. Are also coming to Xbox streaming Sony focused exclusively. On its lineup of games and intend to showcase a new tablet like -- pad controller for the Wii U -- console and 23 titles on the games and toys made an appearance at the biggest gaming -- the year. It's clear that hardware console gaming is suffering. Thanks to social game mean an Apple and Facebook's -- of the casual gamer and at 32012. And that sentiment at this time. Fireball and themes and demos on stage. There -- a lot of people who bought consoles before. Who may have only bought it to play a little bit of the few games and if you lose those customers to ipads to iphones to things like that Smartphones. On -- get them back with software -- sales down 42%. Year over year the industry is hoping he can find the right answer. Hardcore gamers don't like to admit that they play them but we're all using Smartphones and ipads now -- a load of great games -- there'll still sixty dollar games and. Yes that's a tough pill to swallow yet. I'm really excited to -- designed -- -- game looks awesome. I'm just hoping to finally some crazy fun game that haven't heard of in -- corner. Many say that the next year will be the year to watch the industry hopes -- new Xbox possibly new PlayStation and lots of new game releases will excite bands. In the meantime we'll be waiting in New York I'm Bridget Carey cnet.com. For CBS news.