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Sony's E3 2013 was one of the better ones in recent memory. They just beat the Xbox brand into the ground, Actually, Microsoft beat the Xbox brand into the ground, Sony just passed by.



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Vodacixi said:
Kerotan said:
Vodacixi said:

I just can't see why so many people goes with Sony's 2013 presentation. They just said that they were doing something that it has been implied to exist since the conception of gaming consoles. They just stressed it. Nintendo also lets you share and buy second hand games. Hell, Sony had done it with all his previous consoles. Whats the deal? I understand the hate to Microsoft and the Xbox, but not the love that Sony recieved that day.

Anyway... Nintendo 2009 all the way. Metroid Other M, Golden Sun DS (good Lord, I came when I saw that), Sin and Punishment 2, Zelda Spirit Tracks, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii... and the artwork for Skyward Sword. Epic.


Because sony is Microsoft's rival.  Sony could have followed Microsoft and taken the more profitable anti consumer route.  Everyone would have eventually accepted it and the core of the home console market would be fucked over by those policies.  I firmly believe the likes of EA, UBISOFT and Activision were pushing hard for them.  

They charge us for the goddamn online just as Microsoft did first. The fuck. A Sony that can do that can eventually go against second hand in the future. They just played safe and took advantage of Microsoft being dumb now. Just wait.

Anyway, I still think that keeping doing what you've been always doing has no merit. At all. Even if your rival does the opposite. The reaction of the crowd was exagerated.


Difference here is that charging for online gives sony money. What would DRM give to sony? They wouldnt profit from it unlike third parties like ea and activision. I think they pushed MS for it easpacially EA just look at their EA access deal, seems both have a bromance in closed doors.



Kerotan said:
Vodacixi said:
Kerotan said:
Vodacixi said:

I just can't see why so many people goes with Sony's 2013 presentation. They just said that they were doing something that it has been implied to exist since the conception of gaming consoles. They just stressed it. Nintendo also lets you share and buy second hand games. Hell, Sony had done it with all his previous consoles. Whats the deal? I understand the hate to Microsoft and the Xbox, but not the love that Sony recieved that day.

Anyway... Nintendo 2009 all the way. Metroid Other M, Golden Sun DS (good Lord, I came when I saw that), Sin and Punishment 2, Zelda Spirit Tracks, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii... and the artwork for Skyward Sword. Epic.


Because sony is Microsoft's rival.  Sony could have followed Microsoft and taken the more profitable anti consumer route.  Everyone would have eventually accepted it and the core of the home console market would be fucked over by those policies.  I firmly believe the likes of EA, UBISOFT and Activision were pushing hard for them.  

They charge us for the goddamn online just as Microsoft did first. The fuck. A Sony that can do that can eventually go against second hand in the future. They just played safe and took advantage of Microsoft being dumb now. Just wait.

Anyway, I still think that keeping doing what you've been always doing has no merit. At all. Even if your rival does the opposite. The reaction of the crowd was exagerated.


That's pure speculation.  Fact is the playstation fans were delighted the anti consumer policies were not coming their way. As for paying 5$ a month for online.  It's more then worth it considering all the extra games I get to play on ps3/ps4. It's actually the most consumer friendly online charge ever ! 


That doesn't change the fact that is MANDATORY if you want to play online. That's an anti consumer policy. You're okay with that 'cause you get some free games (more like they rent you the games, but whatever)? Awesome, but that's just your own personal circumnstance. That's like me saying that I'm okay with Microsoft's policies about second hand games because I don't buy those. Good for me, but that doesn't make the policy nice.

Playstation fans were delighted the anti consumer policies were not coming their way... but the fact is that they indeed came in their way somehow.



Nintendo 2014 was probably the most fun to watch of any E3 presentation I've ever seen.



Ruler said:
Vodacixi said:
Kerotan said:
Vodacixi said:

I just can't see why so many people goes with Sony's 2013 presentation. They just said that they were doing something that it has been implied to exist since the conception of gaming consoles. They just stressed it. Nintendo also lets you share and buy second hand games. Hell, Sony had done it with all his previous consoles. Whats the deal? I understand the hate to Microsoft and the Xbox, but not the love that Sony recieved that day.

Anyway... Nintendo 2009 all the way. Metroid Other M, Golden Sun DS (good Lord, I came when I saw that), Sin and Punishment 2, Zelda Spirit Tracks, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii... and the artwork for Skyward Sword. Epic.


Because sony is Microsoft's rival.  Sony could have followed Microsoft and taken the more profitable anti consumer route.  Everyone would have eventually accepted it and the core of the home console market would be fucked over by those policies.  I firmly believe the likes of EA, UBISOFT and Activision were pushing hard for them.  

They charge us for the goddamn online just as Microsoft did first. The fuck. A Sony that can do that can eventually go against second hand in the future. They just played safe and took advantage of Microsoft being dumb now. Just wait.

Anyway, I still think that keeping doing what you've been always doing has no merit. At all. Even if your rival does the opposite. The reaction of the crowd was exagerated.


Difference here is that charging for online gives sony money. What would DRM give to sony? They wouldnt profit from it unlike third parties like ea and activision. I think they pushed MS for it easpacially EA just look at their EA access deal, seems both have a bromance in closed doors.

That's not entirely true. Second hand market always hurts a publisher to a greater or lesser degree. If I decide to buy Halo 5 to a friend instead of purchasing it in the store, Microsoft is not making any profit of that deal. So yeah, taking that down does, indeed, benefit Microsoft. A lot? Almost nothing? I dunno, but definitley something.

That being said: 1. Just to clarify, I don't care if a publisher don't earn money from second hand market. That market is in literally every product and nobody says shit about taking it down. So Microsoft could fuck itself. And 2... you say this like if some policy helps the company to make some profit is justified whatever that policy is, but if not, its horrible. Okay...



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spemanig said:
I'm pretty sure most people would agree that it's Nintendo's 2004 E3 where TP was revealed. Regardless of opinions of that game, it was the pinnacle of E3's.


Was that the one where they also showed off a GCN Kirby game etc too and the DS CastleVania game (with the anime intro)? That one was awesome. Think that might have been 2005 though...



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
Nintendo 2014

This. Hope to see it again at E3 2015. Screw the powerpoints and the boring yammering, just bring on the games.



Nintendo 2004. There is just no competition, everything was perfect, epic and had gigantic impact.



The best ones that i remember were from Nintendo at 2006 and the Digital Event.



The Wii one was pretty cool. Never seen anyone, especially a president of a game company, pull a console out their overcoat like it was nothing.