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Thoughts?

No Sony, No E3. 16 17.20%
 
No Sony, yes E3. 30 32.26%
 
E3 is dead. 14 15.05%
 
E3 doesn't need it. 13 13.98%
 
E3 sucks anyway. 2 2.15%
 
PSX please! 8 8.60%
 
State of Play is the superior format. 2 2.15%
 
PS5 cancelled confirmed. 4 4.30%
 
But LoD will be there, right? 2 2.15%
 
Don't have an opinion, but love polls. 2 2.15%
 
Total:93
Darwinianevolution said:
I wonder how long it's going to be until all three platform holders are out of E3, and it starts getting used only by 3rd parties.

That will be so disappointing. I'll miss the days when the E3 empire was ruling the seas.



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


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LudicrousSpeed said:
DonFerrari said:

You seem to think that it is just a handful that think you don't like Sony or do warmongering.

You seem to think anyone cares. The fact that you’re even talking about it shows you take this way more seriously than most do here. What does any of this have to do with Sony skipping E3, by the way? 

It have to do with you enjoying an opportunity to show it as bad news and decision of Sony. Like a I don't know, pattern.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

"Hyping CES for a logo reveal and downplaying E3"

Uff, not a great fan service for me.

E3 was and IS important for the industry.



Imagine not having GamePass on your console...

CrazyGamer2017 said:
JamesGarret said:
Another nail in the coffin for E3.

It seems to be the case indeed. Also with the internet as it is nowadays, it's much cheaper to simply make videos and upload them giving people all the info they need, videos like State of Play or Nintendo Direct.

I hope they still do conferences at E3 or elsewhere cause that was fun to watch but yeah, I get it, why spend millions of dollars to get a space at E3 when you can just make a video and freely upload it on Youtube whenever you want and with as much info as you'd have at E3.

I believe that if E3 wants to survive this transition they need to become a 100% people's oriented kind of event, like GamesCom or the Paris Games Week cause organizing an event just for professionals is no longer relevant. They know this since they began allowing people to attend these past years, but what I'm saying is they need to move full steam in that direction by completely opening to everyone who wishes to attend.

This is the exactly sort of attitude that is ruining this world. Let's replace a live theatre presentation with some pre cooked video with some unknown kind of female robotic voice like on State of Play. Or even cheaper, let's replace everything with just a playlist of trailers.

That's why good wood furniture was replaced by cheap furniture that don't last 3 years. That's why glass bottled coke was replaced by cheap plastic bottles that ruin the seas and cause cancer or whatever. That's why shoes that could last 10 years were replaced by Nike crap. Well, not exactly, but you know what I mean?

I do get the people that don't give a damm about e3. It's a matter of choice and taste. But I believe that certain decisions don't have to be made just because there's youtube and it sort of solves all problems.



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


DirtyP2002 said:
"Hyping CES for a logo reveal and downplaying E3"

Uff, not a great fan service for me.

E3 was and IS important for the industry.

Well I saw Sony saying E3 is important but they won't participate... didn't see they downplaying it.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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DonFerrari said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

You seem to think anyone cares. The fact that you’re even talking about it shows you take this way more seriously than most do here. What does any of this have to do with Sony skipping E3, by the way? 

It have to do with you enjoying an opportunity to show it as bad news and decision of Sony. Like a I don't know, pattern.

Literally everyone should see it as bad news and a disappointing decision by Sony, unless you're some shill on their payroll. We're all gamers, we should all want a great E3 showing. Per usual, you aren't making sense. Do you think if MS said they were bowing out of E3 we wouldn't be seeing the same disappointment from people such as myself? I doubt there would be as much delusion regarding one companies importance to the survival of E3, but we'd still be disappointed. Either way quit bogging the thread down with your petty nonsense. At least it was entertaining when you were going on about dreaded DORMANT ACCOUNTS



NightlyPoe said:
Hiku said:

The article in the OP stated;

"However, E3 organiser the ESA has struggled to satisfy all of its members who have been split over what they want the show to be. Some publishers such as EA and Sony want to see E3 become a fan celebration of games, whereas others would rather the event remained an industry-focused affair."

I don't know where the info regarding EA's stance on this comes from.
It may be a coincidence that both companies stated to have this issue with ESA decided to not have a press conference last year for the first time. If not, it's worth keeping an eye on.

I'm sorry, but this isn't correct.  As far as Electronic Arts goes, last year represented the status quo going back to 2016.  They didn't participate in E3 proper, but ran a presentation just before E3 where they did the big blowout for Star Wars: Fallen Order that basically kicked off E3 week.

The last time they actually had a booth at E3 was way back in 2015.  Starting in 2016 they've been running these "EA Play" events out of nearby venues, so they've already "skipped E3" while piggybacking on its hype for four years now.

Check it out:



I'm referring to this.
Last year EA announced they would not be holding an E3 press conference:


https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-03-08-ea-will-skip-e3-press-conference-this-year

What they're referring to is this event at E3's venues.


Instead in 2019 they only had their own pre-E3 fan event in Hollywood, 3 days before E3 opened its doors.
That they didn't have a press conference at E3 and pay to use their venues is a break from tradition.

Last edited by Hiku - on 15 January 2020

LudicrousSpeed said:
DonFerrari said:

It have to do with you enjoying an opportunity to show it as bad news and decision of Sony. Like a I don't know, pattern.

Literally everyone should see it as bad news and a disappointing decision by Sony, unless you're some shill on their payroll. We're all gamers, we should all want a great E3 showing. Per usual, you aren't making sense. Do you think if MS said they were bowing out of E3 we wouldn't be seeing the same disappointment from people such as myself? I doubt there would be as much delusion regarding one companies importance to the survival of E3, but we'd still be disappointed. Either way quit bogging the thread down with your petty nonsense. At least it was entertaining when you were going on about dreaded DORMANT ACCOUNTS

You know what else literally everyone sees as bad? Xbox One holding Xbox Series X back!



Radek said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Literally everyone should see it as bad news and a disappointing decision by Sony, unless you're some shill on their payroll. We're all gamers, we should all want a great E3 showing. Per usual, you aren't making sense. Do you think if MS said they were bowing out of E3 we wouldn't be seeing the same disappointment from people such as myself? I doubt there would be as much delusion regarding one companies importance to the survival of E3, but we'd still be disappointed. Either way quit bogging the thread down with your petty nonsense. At least it was entertaining when you were going on about dreaded DORMANT ACCOUNTS

You know what else literally everyone sees as bad? Xbox One holding Xbox Series X back!

Not all of us are from the future, our apologies



V-r0cK said:
Jranation said:

But Nintendo still have floor at e3. They also do competitions before e3 too like Splatoon, Smash, and super mario maker. 

I understand but it's really just about the conference, that's the real meat of E3.  Since Nintendo's been doing Direct for their own E3 it never really felt that Nintendo was there even if they have the floor, it just felt like fillers instead.

I agree that Nintendo and EA are basically doing the Diet Coke version of E3, where they are kind of there, but they are also not doing a full presentation.  The Diet Coke version is kinda lame, but it is also better than nothing, and it recognizes that E3 is still the premier gaming event of the year.

Last year Sony didn't even do a Diet Coke version.  I kind of understand why too, because they really didn't have anything to show off.  Nothing big released last year from Sony, and they wanted to keep everything PS5 related a secret.  There is no good reason for Sony to skip E3 this year.  They are releasing a new console.  Even if they only release a video during E3 week, they are still going to get more attention than if they just do their own thing at another time.  E3 naturally gathers people's attention simply because it is the gaming event of the year.