[Well, E3 is just about done, apparently, but just wanted to point to a few things that my lovely Gamasutra colleagues extracted from game developers at the show. In many cases, there are longer, neater feature-length chats coming, but this will do fine for now! Also I must highlight our own Chris Remo's saving the Internet (according to GAF) by getting Mr. Miyamoto to announce a new Pikmin. Good job that man!]

- E3: Halo Wars' Rouse: Age Of Mythology Console-Controller Prototype Informed Game's Genesis
"Speaking with Gamasutra about its upcoming Xbox 360 RTS title Halo Wars, Ensemble's Justin Rouse revealed that the firm experimented with an Xbox controller-using version of Age Of Mythology before deciding to "build this thing from the ground up" and start on Halo Wars."

- E3: Sony's Tretton Talks Sony Home Vs. Microsoft's Avatars
"At Sony's E3 roundtable, SCEA exec Jack Tretton has suggested that there was "a lot of learning... and a little naivete" in the construction of the Home online world for PlayStation 3, but that the "worst thing" Sony could do was look at Microsoft's new Xbox 360 avatars and try to react based on them."

- Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIII Going Multi-Platform Is Game Changer For Biz
"Talking to Gamasutra, Square Enix SVP Shinji Hashimoto has been discussing the fact that Final Fantasy XIII will go multi-platform in more detail, commenting that "more than a turning point... perhaps this is a change in trends for the game industry as a whole.""

- E3: Gearbox's Hurley on Borderlands Vs. RAGE
"Speaking with Gamasutra at E3 about multiplatform shooter/racing-combat hybrid Borderlands, Gearbox Software producer Simon Hurley joked about the "convergent evolution" that led to Id Software announcing RAGE, also a shooter/racing-combat hybrid, less than two weeks before Borderlands went public."

- Nintendo's Miyamoto: 'We're Making Pikmin'
"Talking during a Nintendo developer Q&A, legendary creator Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed in response to a Gamasutra question that a new title in his unique Pikmin franchise is currently in development, simply stating: "We're making Pikmin.""

- Sony's Tretton: 'Disappointed' In Multiplatform FFXIII Through MS' 'Currying Favor'
"Speaking at a roundtable Q&A attended by Gamasutra, Sony's Jack Tretton has been discussing Final Fantasy XIII's move from a PlayStation 3 exclusive to a multiplatform title, suggesting "I guess disappointed is clearly an appropriate term", and suggesting Microsoft has spent most of their money "trying to curry favor with third parties"."

- High Voltage's Corso: Wii Deserves Better Games Than It's Getting
"Talking to Gamasutra during E3, High Voltage creative director Matt Corso has been discussing the developer's just-announced Wii FPS The Conduit, suggesting that, for the core gamer, "The Wii is a really cool game system... it's worth better games than it's getting right now.""

- Sony's Jack Tretton: The Full E3 Roundtable Report
"Gamasutra brings you a full account of Sony CEO and president Jack Tretton's wide-ranging roundtable discussion that covered everything from platform exclusivity, the state and future of Home, PSP piracy, and Sony's desire to bring a PlayStation 2 to "every last consumer on earth.""