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Right call, E3 is irrelevant now.



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Random_Matt said:
Right call, E3 is irrelevant now.

I love E3 .... but these last few years its been a little boring, doesn't help things getting leaked.

But if everyone was going I would actually agree with you, because if everyone is there, though its sometimes exciting for the viewer, for companies they are all fighting for the press inches and getting drowned out by each other. I think this year might be a bonus for ms because people dropping out or not doing the standard, they'll have it more to themselves.

So though I agree with everyone showing games its less relevant for companies, if there are less companies, it becomes a possible benefit. if that makes any sense at all...lol.



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Madword said:
Random_Matt said:
Right call, E3 is irrelevant now.

I love E3 .... but these last few years its been a little boring, doesn't help things getting leaked.

But if everyone was going I would actually agree with you, because if everyone is there, though its sometimes exciting for the viewer, for companies they are all fighting for the press inches and getting drowned out by each other. I think this year might be a bonus for ms because people dropping out or not doing the standard, they'll have it more to themselves.

So though I agree with everyone showing games its less relevant for companies, if there are less companies, it becomes a possible benefit. if that makes any sense at all...lol.

Guess so, but fundamentally social media has destroyed it's relevance, games just cannot be kept under wraps anymore. And then you have Sony having all these other shows they put out, E3 used to be the only thing, now we find out about what's on the horizon on youtube.



Random_Matt said:
Right call, E3 is irrelevant now.

E3 had record breaking views on Twitch last year and had the largest attendance since 2005. But yeah, it's irrelevant now just because Sony backed out, lol. Trust me dude, Sony only backed out because their conference last year was poorly received and because almost all of their unannounced in development games are for PS5, which they don't want to announce yet. They will be back in 2020, mark my words. 

I agree though that it was smart for EA not to do a conference this year though, EA's conference last year was a total clusterf*ck, and they have even less games to announce this year. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 07 March 2019

shikamaru317 said:
Random_Matt said:
Right call, E3 is irrelevant now.

E3 had record breaking views on Twitch last year and had the largest attendance since 2005. But yeah, it's irrelevant now just because Sony backed out, lol. 

I agree though that it was smart for EA not to do a conference this year though, EA's conference last year was a total clusterf*ck. 

Record breaking views on twitch shows it's irrelevance, depends on which way you look at. It demonstrates social media/online streaming is where you can obtain audiences and save tons of cash by not bothering with E3. Hence EA is doing it's own shows, like Nintendo have done for a while now.



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shikamaru317 said:
Random_Matt said:
Right call, E3 is irrelevant now.

E3 had record breaking views on Twitch last year and had the largest attendance since 2005. But yeah, it's irrelevant now just because Sony backed out, lol. Trust me dude, Sony only backed out because their conference last year was poorly received and because almost all of their unannounced in development games are for PS5, which they don't want to announce yet. They will be back in 2020, mark my words. 

I agree though that it was smart for EA not to do a conference this year though, EA's conference last year was a total clusterf*ck, and they have even less games to announce this year. 

I'm paraphrasing, but Sony said "we want to try new ways to connect with our audience."
I'm of the opinion that this move is not just due to PS5 games, but also testing the waters for how much money they can save by skipping E3 in proportion to the effectiveness of the alternate methods.

I wouldn't say E3 is irrelevant, but it is not necessary any more to spend millions only to get awkward bugs and presentation hiccups live, when you can do a Direct style of showing.



Random_Matt said:
shikamaru317 said:

E3 had record breaking views on Twitch last year and had the largest attendance since 2005. But yeah, it's irrelevant now just because Sony backed out, lol. 

I agree though that it was smart for EA not to do a conference this year though, EA's conference last year was a total clusterf*ck. 

Record breaking views on twitch shows it's irrelevance, depends on which way you look at. It demonstrates social media/online streaming is where you can obtain audiences and save tons of cash by not bothering with E3. Hence EA is doing it's own shows, like Nintendo have done for a while now.

I tend to agree with what Sony said  E3 needs to be early in the year their take on it was from the trade side of the conference were by June  the game releases up to the end of the year have already been set and the stock orders made , that only leaves the public and press,  the press are now in the age of the nonstop 24/7 news cycle so the value of E3 has diminished in that respect compared to what it once represented and that leaves the public and they can and are being be catered for in more cost effective ways .



mjk45 said:
Random_Matt said:

Record breaking views on twitch shows it's irrelevance, depends on which way you look at. It demonstrates social media/online streaming is where you can obtain audiences and save tons of cash by not bothering with E3. Hence EA is doing it's own shows, like Nintendo have done for a while now.

I tend to agree with what Sony said  E3 needs to be early in the year their take on it was from the trade side of the conference were by June  the game releases up to the end of the year have already been set and the stock orders made , that only leaves the public and press,  the press are now in the age of the nonstop 24/7 news cycle so the value of E3 has diminished in that respect compared to what it once represented and that leaves the public and they can and are being be catered for in more cost effective ways .

Hm, would E3 make sense at the end of the fiscal year in March. It actually might



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Really to me, this just means that companies are gearing up for next gen. In particular a company like EA that has a pretty limited set of games (though they have been expanding through their publishing) doesn't really have a reason to attend.

I would love for someone who isn't lazy like me, maybe someone who happens to be small has a temper and loves transmuting base objects to gold, look at all of EA's IP and see after taking away the dross how many worthwhile IP's they have beside the usual suspects.



melbye said:
mjk45 said:

I tend to agree with what Sony said  E3 needs to be early in the year their take on it was from the trade side of the conference were by June  the game releases up to the end of the year have already been set and the stock orders made , that only leaves the public and press,  the press are now in the age of the nonstop 24/7 news cycle so the value of E3 has diminished in that respect compared to what it once represented and that leaves the public and they can and are being be catered for in more cost effective ways .

Hm, would E3 make sense at the end of the fiscal year in March. It actually might

 I think Sony indicated February ,but March 3 months into the new year early enough for peoples excitement about what's to come still being high, I agree with you that seems like a really good time.

Last edited by mjk45 - on 07 March 2019