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Has Microsoft already lost E3?

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No, Nintendo or Sony can lose it if they announce bad new consoles/handhelds. As far as games go, I'm pretty sure both will show better stuff than MS, but failing on the new platforms would be a big problem...

Nevertheless, this was a terrible E3 conference by Microsoft.



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Pretty horrible conference from Microsoft - no megatons or "wow" factor at all.



The more I see about Kinect, the less I like it (except some things I believed since the start it could be the best control system for). But I can put my tastes apart and say that IMHO MS did its sums: Sony is focusing its motion control on more hardcore games, Nintendo wants to get some hardcore market it overlooked with Wii back, the end result is that some shares of the casual market could be made available for MS to grab.



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It's not so much as they lost this year as they never decided to compete. They had an agenda, make a big deal out of Kinect and stick with a few core games, and they fulfilled it.



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MS' show was fine, but quite frankly Nintendo already preemptively "won" this E3 the second they announced their new system.



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disolitude said:

I mean, Bing voice search across all streams of media on Xbox Live will sell more 360 units than any bombshell "exclusive". With this lineup and features, Kinect will annihilate this holiday season.

You think people will pay hundreds of dollars just to have voice search?  Why?  That doesn't make any sense.



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zgamer5 said:
e3 is for the hardcore not for the kids. thats why focusing on kinect will ofcourse make them loose e3, if they dont put many surprises.

halo one remake was good even thought it was expected, then their was halo 4. thats not enough to win e3.

It isn't a popular opinion around here since we are all pretty much core gamers, but I am going to disagree.  E3 is the one time of the year that the regular media will actually pay attention to the game industry.  Now is a good time to try and hit the "casuals".  The core won't like it, but you could announce something like Halo 4 on some random Tuesday in the spring and everyone would know about within a few days.

The core does need to be catered to some, but their tastes are not the be-all-end-all of gaming.



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Now Playing/Backlog:
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3DS - Currently Gaming Like It's 2013 (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon) - 7 games in backlog
PC - Currently Gaming Like It's 2009 (Borderlands) - 9 games in backlog
Mobile - The Simpson's Tapped Out and Yugioh Duel Links

E3 is a show. Companies show off their products. There are no prizes, no real awards, the company with the "best" show may not be the one with the best sales. E3 is not a competition, there are no losers or winners.

That being said, everybody knew going into this that Microsoft would have a less than exciting E3 this year, short of something amazing and unexpected. Sony will probably be predictable as well. (or already was? I'm not really keeping up minute-to-minute. or even hour lol) Nintendo could be very interesting, we'll have to wait and see.



After being on the market for 6 years most of what Microsoft could show for the XBox 360 is a sequel to a game series that has already had (possibly multiple) games released that look and play practically the same. Without the announcement of a new add-on or a new system Microsoft's conferences are going to become more and more dull and predictable.



wholikeswood said:
Pretty horrible conference from Microsoft - no megatons or "wow" factor at all.


Megatons from Microsoft= stealing sonys third party exclusives.