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Submitted by bunt-custardly 1339d ago | opinion piece

Sony and Microsoft show off equal gameplay - so why was one better?

Sony and Microsoft both showed equal gameplay, so why was one better than the other? (E3, Microsoft, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360)

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Double_Oh_Snap  +   1339d ago | Well said
Three reasons Sony Santa Monica, Naughty Dog and Quantic Dream.

Sony's first party is incredible, and we are lucky consumers and loyal fans to have a company support gaming the way they do.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1339d ago
Yep. It is what it is.
jeseth  +   1339d ago | Well said
Sony ocntinues to roll out new, high quality IPs while Microsoft continues the Gears, Halo, Fable, Forza rotation.

At least Sony adds new IPs every year sprinkled in between the releases of their big franchises.
Trebius  +   1339d ago | Well said
In my eyes, 360 will always be in 2nd place behind Sony.

"Sales" dont matter to me, theyve been GIVING away 360s for years now, ps3 has proven itself time and time again with its exclusive titles...and not even the mightiest of 360 fanboys can debunk that FACT.
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BlindGuardian  +   1339d ago | Well said
because Splinter Cell is not exclusive, not even console exclusive
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blitz0623  +   1339d ago

Couldn't agree more. I have no idea why sales is always used as an argument to why one console is better than the other. The only thing that is proven by sales is that less people enjoy the quality games Sony produces for PS3 owners.
Drake117  +   1339d ago
Literally the only thing i cared about at MS conference was Halo 4 and thats pretty much the only reason i own my xbox. Sony won because They had alot more and overall better exclusives. I cared about 1 MS exclusive compared to 4 of Sony's, its as simple as that.
nukeitall  +   1339d ago | Well said

"Couldn't agree more. I have no idea why sales is always used as an argument to why one console is better than the other."

Community! Sales means, another owner is now on the Xbox platform. People with a microphone I can play with.

What I often see is, PS3 owners tend to be single player gamer so they don't understand the value of an online community. They always complain about the Xbox 360 lineup, yet Xbox owners don't give a damn and just enjoy the games they like. If they cared, they would have swapped to a PS3. After all, the darn thing is cheaper "supposedly superior in every way".

I also want to point out that every year for years, we heard about the same "exclusives" on the Playstation platform. At the end of the cycle, well we are still waiting for many of them including Agent and Last Guardian. Can I say vaporware? If you actually count up the number of exclusives released on Xbox 360 and PS3, I'm pretty darn sure they are pretty close.

For me Sony has it's place, Nintendo has it's, and MS has it's place! Isn't that great? Console options for everyone.

Why would we want 3 similar consoles? Pointless if you ask me.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1339d ago
Sales may be important to define if a game has a community for its online. But it doesn't matter at all for single player games, and even for Multiplayer, having one million of people playing and have few thousands don't make a difference, the biggest online session is 256 players and many times, having more people just mean more annoying asshats.

Also, it's not like the PS3 had only sold few units and 360 had sold hundreds of millions, they are both pretty close and largely available everywhere, they both sold well this gen and both companies are dealing well with it and there's plenty of games for us (although they have different strategies, relying more on 1st party or 3rd party). There's absolutely nothing for gamers' be worried with.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1339d ago
@ nukeitall

I agree. With that said, I prefer to game more on PS3 than I do on 360.
insomnium2  +   1339d ago | Well said

"People with a microphone I can play with. "

I hate people with mics. I never use one. Thank goodness Sony didn't put a mic in every bundle.

I'm a grown up. I have a wife, job and kids. Friends are not that important to me and if someone says that all they want to do is play online with friends with mics it tells me that he is a 14-22yo kid. Most of the time I'm right too.

First of all I think internet should have an age limit of 22 minimum. Atleast on forums where you are free to write anything you like. Same with online games. Noone below 18 should be allowed...ever. Brats ruin everything. Get out of my internet brats. Come back when you grow a hairy pair of balls and a backbone.
JANF  +   1339d ago | Well said
@ insomnium2

"I hate people with mics. I never use one. Thank goodness Sony didn't put a mic in every bundle.

I'm a grown up. I have a wife, job and kids. Friends are not that important to me and if someone says that all they want to do is play online with friends with mics it tells me that he is a 14-22yo kid. Most of the time I'm right too."

Really... I'm 30 years old, I have a wife and kids and I have a bunch of friends who i game with and guess what we use mics. Seems to me that you are a little angry or something. It's good to have friends and people who you can have fun with, you should try it sometime. if not your life could get very repetitive, boring and lonely.

game on ;)
nukeitall  +   1339d ago


You seem really immature based on your comment. In fact, most grown up people don't refer to themselves as "grown up" or think of themselves as such. They just are!

It's part of being mature.

By any chance have you heard of a mute or disable voice chat feature? The one that silence people you don't want to listen to? I would rather people have a microphone use it, and given the opportunity to conveniently mute them one by one, or all at once than not have the opportunity for some awesome team work.

You sound exactly like the kind of guy that plays mostly single player games and have no clue the importance of an online community is.

Also, your idea of the internet is, I don't know how to put it. Most succint way: STUPID!

If there is one thing "as a grown up" knows, is that idiots are abound and it isn't limited to age. I met plenty of people with family that has multiple children that are complete idiots and at the same time, met young teenagers that are very mature.


I somewhat disagree with community size. Some of the top 10 online games even on the bottom of the list don't have enough variety of people to play against and that is on Xbox Live, imagine other platforms. The community shrinks really fast, and it is a self-feeding cycle i.e. if there are few gamers, fewer stick around while the busier games retain more and get more over time. The drop off is slower until the next release.

I want a wide variety of people that play around the world (to find people close to gamers) to play. It makes for interesting matchmaking and balances the game.

This is also why I like sequels, because a lot of times the community size explodes for about 3-4 months. Pure online gaming bliss! :D

The excuse you can always play the previous game, it's identical isn't true for many games. Because playing online is all about people, otherwise I could just play against stupid bots.


Game on! :D
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moparful99  +   1339d ago

I love how you generalize an audience. I have a friends list FULL of people who play online alot and have mics... Your umbrella statment sounds like a stereotype and a way to play up the xbox community..
Trebius  +   1339d ago
As far as MICs go...the way i see it is, the 360 is the system adults buy for their kids, because its very inexpensive piece of hardware and it doesnt matter if they break it after a few months because theyll just spend another 99$ to get them one again.

The problem with this is that since every 360 is bundled with a mic, every single person whether it's an adolescent, preteen, child, 4 year old 6 year old whatever it is, will have access to that mic. Which makes the whole online community for the 360 a BORE of constant children thinking theyre big because they can shout insults and racist obscene garbage through a mic and know they wont get reprimanded by parents or any authority.

PS3 owners have to go buy their mic, either 1st party or 3rd party...which makes it so people that WANT the mic for teamplay purposes will get it, because more often than not, someone that is interested in buying a mic wont buy one just to grief and be a pain in the butt...theyll only take advantage of somethign thats already included in the product they purchased.

Im very happy with the ps3 online community, i rarely run into annoying children while playing, whereas on the 360 you cant play an online game without hearing constant bickering on the mics from kids who shouldnt even be allowed to play on school nights.

Bulding mics is not a PLUS. If they had bundled mics with the PS3 during the years where it was 399 or still expensive, then that wouldve been ok, because no responsible adult is going to buy their child an expensive piece of equipment like that and expect it to last.

And as far as The Last Guardian and Agent being vaporware, no. They exist, and they will release. Just because a lot of unannounced 1st party exclusives were released before these two and they WERE announced, doesnt mean they wont exist...its just something us ps3 owners know is coming in the future, and theres nothing wrong with being excited about titles like Agent, Last Guardian, Final Fantasy Versus just shows that even amongst the already released exclusive titles, there are still more quality titles on the way.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1339d ago
@ Trebius

I'm happy with the PS3 community as well. If it is the case that most of them don't have mics then I'm glad I don't have to put up with it. Using a lot of the N4G PS3 community as a gauge for how they would be on PSN, I would not want to talk with them during a game. It is already a pain dealing with them in the comments section. The whole idea that the PS3 community is more mature and sophisticated is nothing more than elitist garbage.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1339d ago
I like people like Insonium. Calling people kids, talking about ALL your responsibilities yet, posting on a gaming forum.

Hypocrisy is such a beautiful thing.
TekoIie  +   1339d ago
@ insomnium2

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geddesmond  +   1339d ago
Yep MS only showed off existing franchises while we got 3 new IPs from Sony not including casual crap like Wonderbook and I bet Gamescon we will see the new Guerila games IP cause they are a EU based dev team.

Halo, Gears, Fable and Forza yet again SMH
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blackbeld  +   1339d ago

What are you smoking?

PS3 owners already having voice and video chat only not cross chat.

And we using Skype for private chats with our mates during COD.

That annoying kits on COD game lobby... every time we have to mute them again. Thats why we using Skype!

And what about sales? PS3 is still 2x more expensive than a 360. When they drop the price to €150 then its game over for the 360!

Microsoft on 3e place as always.
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ChrisW  +   1339d ago
Game sales are what makes a console in the lead, not hardware sales. And it doesn't matter if they're from 1st or 3rd party publishers.
sikbeta  +   1339d ago
Sony could have shown more stuff instead of those Sizzle Reels:


Portal 2 Move DLC
Sly Thieves...
Sport Champions 2 (scratch if you don't like motion waggle-waggle XD )


Sould Sacrifice
Sound Shapes
Gravity Rush
More than 15 secs of Assassins Creed III: Liberation :P
More than just the logo of COD:BOD :/
ShinMaster  +   1338d ago
Probably because of....


And this:

That would be the short answer, to a lot of questions.
Shepherd 214  +   1338d ago

you may have a job, kids and a wife, but your tone says you don't have much of a life. No wonder you don't have any friends.

why are you on a gaming forum talking about playing games, grown up? Is it because you don't have xbox party chat or friends to talk about this stuff with? I'm telling ya, if you had party chat like us 17-22 year old kids, you could easily use it to get all that piss and pouting and vinegar out of your system. But I hear old guys don't like to try new things.
MrBeatdown  +   1338d ago


Funny you say "PS3 owners will still be watching videos and hoping that their exclusives will make another appearance at E3 next year, and the year after" but from what I recall, every game shown at Sony's conference is scheduled to be released within a year.

Beyond: January - March 2013

PS All Stars - "holiday season" 2012

God of War - March 12, 2013

Last of Us - "late 2012 or early 2013"
(This requires a bit of thinking, but I think you're capable of figuring it out)

Of course, you call them all vaporware despite all of them having dates as specific as Gears of War: Judgment's, which, unsurprising, you don't deem "vaporware". Nor do you assume it will make multiple E3 appearances, even though Gears 3 did exactly that after being announced for a spring release.

What's truly laughable is that you not only act as if Sony's E3 games will show up at E3 2013, but at E3 2014 as well.

You then proceed to tell everyone how Sony shows off the same games year after year, and MS doesn't. Let's put that to the test, shall we? For starters, how many of the games shown at Sony's press conference appeared at E3 last year? None of them. But of course you treat it as if it's fact that most of the games Sony showed this year will make repeat showings next year, AND the year after that.

Microsoft's turn. Fable: The Journey? Shown at two E3s. Halo 4? Shown at two E3s.

This year, Microsoft double-dipped twice. Sony didn't at all. It's funny that you prefer to complain about what Sony has done in the past, but you don't complain about it this year when Microsoft did it.

You bring up Last Guardian to prove your point. You ignore Ryse too. It was featured at two E3s, and over two years later, we still don't even have a screenshot of it. You want to make it out to be a trend that only Sony is guilty of. You have been harping on that point since E3, but I haven't seen you back it up with stats. Prove it. Show us a list of how many games Sony has featured multiple times at E3, versus how many Microsoft has. I helped you out with Last Guardian, Ryse, Gears 3, Halo 4, and Fable. That's one for Sony and four for Microsoft. I'll let you go from there. Go get 'em slugger!

And last but certainly not least in your wonderful heap of nonsense, in reference to God of War being shown, you say "That's pretty funny considering all of the PS3 fans complaining about MS rehashing the same franchises".

What's really funny is that you are trying to find hypocrisy when none exists. The three MS games you listed? ALL existing IPs on their FOURTH entry in the series THIS GENERATION. God of War is on it's second. Every other game from Sony you mentioned is a new IP.

Keep the nonsense coming DK. It's amazing that despite the clear bias in your post, in the course of a few days, you managed to go from three bubbles to five. And yet you're one of the people who frequently complains about Sony bias on this site.
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ReadyBodyReggie  +   1338d ago
>Sony and microsoft
Hahaha. The only people to showcase games this year was Nintendo. You know it to be true. Unless you believe "smart glass" and "Harry Potter books" are "Games".
SONY and Microsoft status: Body is not willing to be ready.
schlanz  +   1338d ago

You got me there; I am generally only interested in single player games. As far as playing online, I'd rather play with friends than complete strangers. All of my friends have a PS3 so on the rare occasion I want to play online with someone, I do have that luxury, and thankfully they all have headsets.

As far as the games, sure both systems may have a relatively close quantity of exclusives, but to argue the quality is on par across the board is borderline ridiculous. PS3 has roughly 40 retail exclusives with aggregate scores over 80%, 360 has about half that. Not an exaggeration. And I don't think I need to mention that about half of those 360 games are spread between 3 franchises.
tordavis  +   1338d ago
Did everyone forget that Microsoft announced 3 new exclusive IP's at E3?
EVILDEAD360  +   1338d ago
MSWorld has got em' fired up over the flame title, but I actually thought it was cool to read the E3 breakdown.

In regards to who was better it is clearly subjective and each individual watching E3 has there own take and opinion of the games shown.

As far as the big new Ips overall, it is clear we won't be playing them for well over a year from now.

Watch dogs, Last of Us, and Beyond, will more than likely have another major go at next year's E3 presentation as well.

Sony showed two big new IPs from Naughty and Quantum that we will see more of next E3.

Micrsoft for year 7 showed two of the newest games from it's biggest franchises from 343 and Turn 10/Playground games.

Micrsoft set themselves up for a big holiday with Halo 4 and Sony set themselves up for a strong first quarter with God of War.

I do feel like Sony is strangely leaving the Fall/Holiday season without a strong AAA exclusive on the level of Uncharted or God of War that they normally have in past years.

But, who knows maybe there will be a miracle and Last Guardian's 'technical issues will be resolve and it will show up in Tokyo, and make to retail this holiday.

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Blastoise  +   1339d ago
Quite simply ms didnt show enough. Its all very well and good to show CoD and Tomb raider, but those are multiplats...Sony showed a lot of exclusive content (nintendo too). Make some new exclusive IP's microsoft and i`ll start caring about your conferences.
Cueil  +   1339d ago
it's the end of the generation... it hardly matters right now how many new IPs MS is putting out on a console on it's last legs... it's weird that Sony wouldn't hold Last of Us for the PS4 to be their flag ship franchise for that generation
schlanz  +   1338d ago
It's weird that Sony wants their console to go out with a bang and not a fizzle? It's weird that Sony doesn't want to disappoint their fanbase?
Persistantthug  +   1339d ago
Because 1 company is putting out and directly facilitating Fresh IP's and new idea's
The other is regurgitating the samesh17 over and over and over and over......just phoning it in basically.
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noctrnl13  +   1339d ago

There have/will be 4 God of Wars. Two on the Ps2 and two on the Ps3. There have however been/will be 8 Halo's (6 of which have been on the 360) Halo 3, Halo: Wars, Halo: ODST, Halo:Reach, Halo: Anniversarry, and Halo: 4. This makes your argument invalid.

M$ isn't milking anything at all. /s

And to your comment about vaporware if you still discount those series which will be coming out (it takes some time and effort to create all new gaming experiences rather than releasing something based on a game that already exists) the PS3 still has a plethora of exclusives that M$ does not. That is their business model to say anything different is asinine, and I'm sure every Ps3 owner out there will gladly wait for exclusives like Agent, The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy Versus because those dev's have never let us down and we'll let them take their time to deliver us a fresh new gaming experience.

We don't need the same game every 2 years to stimulate ourselves.
LeoDDestroyer  +   1339d ago
So I guess Beyond and The Last of Us aren't new IP's.
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Imalwaysright  +   1339d ago
Im upset that we've been waiting for TLG for years but the PS3 still pumps out more games than the 360 and more importantly new Ips. I want new experiences and Sony will provide them for me with Beyond and The Last of Us and Ubisoft with Watch Dogs while MS will provide me 0, nada nothing.

Im in no hurry to play sequels of franchises that had multiple releases this generation. The only sequels i really want to play are Hitman and TR. The rest ill buy when they hit the bargain bin.
kikizoo  +   1339d ago
@DK ultimate fanboy in denial :

it's not new, each year sony has 10X more exclusives since 2008, and it's even more since 2 years, so don't act like 2013 will be different..
Cueil  +   1338d ago
@noctrnl13 you smoking crack? 7 God of War games 8 with the new one... in 2 generations and all of them play the same (there was actually a really fun mobile game for cell phones that I loved but we wont count that). You can say what you want about the Halo Franchise, but they've ventured out into different things and they set a standard in FPS and MP. There have been 4 Uncharted games in 5 years... what you have 9 Gran Tourismos? Look for MS this is the end of a generation and any new IPs they may have planed are likely for the next system not to mention they generally don't announce anything that isn't coming out within a year aside from the big announcements. These companies seem to be chasing different goals now for some reason. I use to think both of them were trying to take over the living room, but Sony seems content where they are.
noctrnl13  +   1338d ago | Well said

I'm not even going to be rude and say you are taking drugs. What I will say is this I didn't know we were counting handhelds but if we are my rebuttal would be Sony spreading around flagship IPs across different consoles. 4 GoW on PSP and 2 on Ps2, Ps3. Good spread much better than 6 Halos on one system.

Secondly yes there may have been 4 uncharted games in the past 5 years but at least that was a new IP this gen. Let's talk about new IPs. MS only new flagship IP was GOW. Sony had LBP, Warhawk, Valkryia Chronicles, Uncharted, Infamous, Heavy Rain, Motostorm, Heavenly Sword, Resistance, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, White Knight Chronicles, and the push for MMOs on a console. Not to mention the resurgence of past franchises, Sly and Jak and Daxter. MS tried in the beginning with Kameo which was horrible. One of the few good exclusives was Lost Odyssey and they let that die quickly.

I own all three consoles and I use my xbox for gears of war and halo. Nothing else. MS doesn't make the push for new IPs like Sony does, and please don't give me that "end of the gen" crap Sony is hauling out new IPs and there's no reason MS shouldn't don't try to save their ass with that.

Also you must not do research, Gran Turismo has had 6 games and the gap between GT4 and GT5 was 5 entire years. The gap between Halo: Reach and Halo: Anniversary 1 year.

As I stated Halo did a lot for FPSes but are you saying God of War didn't for action games, or Uncharted didn't for adventure games? Halo was a revolution last gen when it came out, now its just an FPS. The only FPS i have my eye on is Dust 514 because the play that goes on with Eve online players is interesting and REVOLUTIONARY. Also it's new, something MS doesn't understand.

While I cannot say Halo isn't good it is, so is Gears of War and Forza. It's not okay though for MS to have a handful of exclusives when the gaming community has given them more than enough money to invest in new franchises. The fact that you're defending this is sad. Yes Sony rolls out sequels but at least they dot those releases with fresh new IPs 6 years into the consoles life. MS stopped making AAA exclusives what around 08?

Back to my original point There will be 6 God of Wars counting Ascension spread evenly across 6 consoles. There have been/will be 6 Halos on the Xbox 360 alone. Again making your point invalid.

P.S not a fanboy just hate when people argue without facts. MS is a shit company. They have more than enough money to invest in new games yet they don't because they know if they release a Halo every so often nobody will bitch enough to cause a dent in their profits.

-edit- not to mention Sony is supporting two systems and still puts out more exclusives than MS, they have lost money still put our more exclusives, Sony is a gamers company. MS is a consumers company.
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schlanz  +   1338d ago
well said, +bubs ^
gobluesamg  +   1338d ago
Damn Cueil just got lit up!
insomnium2  +   1337d ago
That's quite an asswhooping there noc. Keep up the good work :)
joab777  +   1339d ago
Yeah, I guess these guys had to find a way to show Microsoft's presser in a new light. This is how they did it. If Sony came out and showed 5 new awesome games and then walked off stage, I could care less how long it lasted. We don't wait all year for E3 to see whose production value is greatest or how many celebrities show. Microsoft showed its scary direction with halo, gears, splinter cell & 3 multi platform games in BO2, Tomb Raider and RE6. It could a been a presser from 2008. Sony will have those 3 too & as mw3 has proven, exclusive dlc doesn't mean as much anymore as ps3 is catching up in CoD players. But, Sony did have the Last of Us, Beyond. They had their GoW too but they also have vita info they didn't show and there's like 5 other exclusives we know about that didn't show.

I have to make a big decision for next Gen. PC, ps4 or 720. I play Xbox a lot too but mainly because its rpgs don't suffer from memory issues. But, as of now, I am getting a little worried about Xbox direction. Now, if they are simply riding out this Gen and pumping a lot of time and money into next Gen, that will b fine. But I am apprehensive right now.
telekineticmantis  +   1339d ago
Yeah Xbox fanboys new favorite company for the moment
is Ubisoft, last year it was EA. It's a part of the steps a fan goes through post mortem his console, denial, I did it with Sega so I fully understand.

You'll be hearing this often, Everyone sucked at E3, "Ubisoft alone" had a good showing. WONDERBOOK WONDERBOOK WONDERBOOK WONDERBOOK!!!!! What happened to 3D? Hey smartglass huh?!!! No No No Nintendo had the worst conference.

It all creates a world for them where Microsoft hasn't betrayed them.
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Ron_Danger  +   1339d ago
Splinter cell is a multi plat also.
KMCROC54  +   1339d ago
How about the 3 xbox exclusives mentioned at E3 & the tons of XBLA games at the booths that were not mentioned on stage.
dead_eye  +   1339d ago

"Now, if they are simply riding out this Gen and pumping a lot of time and money into next Gen, that will b fine. But I am apprehensive right now."

How can riding out a generation be fine. Even if they are putting money into next gen there is no way that is fine.
joab777  +   1338d ago
It isn't fine that they are riding it out. Its fine in the sense that it eases my fear that they are abondoning great first party IPs like halo and gears used to be. But maybe they were always only about that. Yes, they will need 1 or 2 great IPs like this to go forward and it isn't easy to do. My guess though is that their business model has changed. The focus is no longer on strong Microsoft titles but 3rd party dominance and making the Xbox an entertainment machine that everyone cannot do without. From their perspective Halo, gears and CoD will sell the 720. Also, they bank on the fact that kinnect owners will but it too as well as everyone who owns one now. Also win 8 is coming and I see a huge push to sell the 720, aptly named something else and sold as a win 8 extension for ur living room. Win 8 will b kinnect integrated and when u load up the new Xbox, it will load a UI just like win 8hat links to ur computer. All movies, pics, vids etc will stream seemlessly to it. And on and on. Huge advertising to become the quintessential entertainment box for ur living room. U don't have to rely so heavily on game sales if u r selling everything under the sun. They know
hat consoles will become obsolete as ultimately PC's will link to every TV in the house.

And if splinter cell is multi, its the first time I guess. Also, yes Xbox has been strong in the xbla dept. But Sony has many great pan exclusives coming also. Yes, forza is nice but there is no denying that Sony has the edge concerning exclusives and in house development.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1339d ago
Don't forget Sucker punch, hopefully their will be an InFAMOUS 3 next gen.
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Campy da Camper  +   1339d ago
Strongly agree! I platd 1,2 and got all trophies in FoB. I LOVE the inFamous IP.
khan_saab  +   1339d ago
i agree with you 100% but i must remind you to avoid troll attacks that Quantic Dream are not owned by sony, they just work with them like insomniac use to
Cueil  +   1338d ago
Quantic Dreams used to be a open company that didn't play favorites... it was weird to see them not make PC versions of their game...
JANF  +   1339d ago

I could not agree more...

I have a PS3 and a Xbox 360 and i get from them very different experiences.

For some reason i use more my xbox. Maybe because i'm more of a multiplayer.gamer.
moparful99  +   1339d ago
I spend over half my time online on my ps3 and i play 4-5 hours a day.. Your percieved experience may be a little biased.. They've been telling you since the begining of this life cycle that xbox live is far and away better then the psn whenever they are basically on par.. With only a handful of differences, neither of which alter the experience that much... I have both a psn and a live account and my live account has been dormant for months... It is all based on perception, for me my friends and my enjoyment are on psn, for you its live.. Doesn't make either of the superior to the other...
tuglu_pati  +   1339d ago
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JackBNimble  +   1338d ago
I find it rather strange that people think the 360 is more of a multi-player console then the PS3. I would say I play (and all of my online friends) over 95% of the time online on PSN.

And guess what?... There are only a very few games that I can't play because the are 360 exclusives. And quite a few games that MS claims are exclusive I can play and do play on my PC.

So MS exclusive list really is smaller then they would want you to believe.
JANF  +   1339d ago
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stuna1  +   1339d ago
I'll have what he's smoking!

It's because variety and options are a good thing.
syanara  +   1339d ago
Microsoft showed us all a lot of third party/multiplatform stuff, Sony showed only exclusives outside of Assassins creed 3 and maybe one other game
Cueil  +   1338d ago
different mind sets... they've always handled E3 completely differently... Microsoft generally only has 1 game that is more then a year off... maybe 2... (not counting delays) where as Sony announces several... some without a reasonable chance of coming out soon(ish). Both are just biding their time for the next gen anyway though seems like Sony would have at least half their big studios on the PS4 now
schlanz  +   1338d ago
Wow damage control throughout this entire thread, rather than having anything positive to say about your beloved MS you make excuses for them and have to downplay everything Sony showed us.

Whether or not Sony's games don't have a release window, I'll trust history and enjoy the fact that Sony consistently gives gamers more games.
Slapshot82  +   1339d ago
They might have shown the same amount of gameplay, but what else does Xbox 360 have outside of what it showed on stage?

Sony has 60 Vita games coming in the next six months. Created an entire virtual show floor of their E3 space in PlayStation Home, and they didn't even what's potentially one of the largest upcoming releases on a home console: DUST 514.
hellvaguy  +   1339d ago
Vita is kind of irelevant tbh, when it comes to console discussions. Its and entirely different gaming venue that I personally cant stand looking at a small screen.

Not to take anything away from the the Vita, I love the new dual analog controls, but i just cant get into those portable devices. They are basicly a very small niche segment of the population.
showtimefolks  +   1339d ago
simple sony have 15 1st party studios

insomniac 2nd part
read at dawn 2nd party
QD a 2nd party

so that's 18 studios we know of.

all you have to do is what MS e3 for last 3 years and you will see they don't compare to sony when it comes to software. MS has gone soft on us with kinect and all this we want to be in your living room entertainment center

we helped MS be successful for first 4 years than they saw wii sales and they forgot about their core fanbse, watch them crawl back to us when they launch next gen(i am buying wii-u and ps4 not xbox720 same halo,gears and forza i mean where are the new Ip's)

but MS fanbase including me deserve a lot of blame we are just happy with MS for whatever they provide yet we hold nintendo and sony at different standards
ThatsGaming  +   1339d ago
So Sony Santa Monica showed a new iteration of the God of War engine, Naughty Dog showed a new iteration of the Uncharted engine (Implemented in Last of Us), and Quantic Dream showed the next iteration of the Heavy Rain engine (Implemented in Beyond).

While 343 showed a new iteration of the Halo engine, Epic revealed the next iteration of the Gears of War engine, and Turn 10 revealed a new iteration of the Forza engine implemented in Forza Horizon.

The only real difference between the conferences were that MS were honest that they were iterating their game engines and Sony flogged 2 of their 3 iterations as new IPs...

New IPs do not equal innovative game experiences. This console generation is max'd. Let's move on next year to the next real innovations.
Nes_Daze  +   1339d ago
LOL, I like you try to spin that Last of Us is a damn sequel to Uncharted...Incredible...same with Beyond, Just because it's the same engine, doesn't mean it's a sequel, it's a new IP, new storyline, new characters, new gameplay, new features, etc.

Very very different from another Halo, another Gears, and another Forza....Your logic is flawed.
DigitalAnalog  +   1338d ago
Correction, Beyond utilized a brand new engine. DC already stated it himself.
ThatsGaming  +   1338d ago
@Nes_Daze... I'm not spinning. It is fact that the engines are being reused (This is natural givin there financial investments into them, and there is nothing wrong with that). The issue I have is that people seem to think just because they introduced new IPs that translates to a win... So, if MS would have called Halo 4, "The Hero" and Forza Horizon, "Open Road" they would've had new IPs that would've equaled Sony.

I am simply pointing out that new IPs does not make it better. I would've liked to see more innovative new IPs. Not just IPs based on the same game engines we have already seen this generation.

I don't care what they say about the engine for Beyond. It is still based from Heavy Rain and that as obvious. While Last of Us is more like a 0.1 (minor) upgrade to the Uncharted engine, Beyond is probably a 1.0 (major) upgrade. God of War looked like a .01 upgrade.

Halo looks like a 1.0 upgrade to the Halo engine, Forza Horizon seems to be a .1 upgrade, and Gears is a .01 upgrade.

So, game engine wise both companies are advancing at a similar pace. I don't think that making a new IP makes a win... Lair, Too Human, and Haze were all new IPs this gen... Judging from the reviewer reception and sales, new IPs don't always translate into an advantage. Probably one of the reasons that Sony created the new IPs was that sales did not meet expectations. Otherwise, why would they introduce a new IP? Notice they didn't create a new IP for God of War's engine. This is because the God of War name is very strong with gamers. Whereas Uncharted is typically only strong with people who have played the series and same with Heavy Rain.
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Imalwaysright  +   1338d ago
Oh yes and Gears has most likely 500 new iterations. Look at how many games are made with Unreal engine this generation and what is worst they all look and play alike!!! When i started playing MK i was pissed because it was the same exact gameplay, characters and story of the last 8 games i had played!! I mean Comon!!!

New engines wont bring squat to improve gameplay because with the motion capture that is done in the present, games are as realistic as they can be. We might have better animations and A.I but gameplay will essentially be the same.
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avengers1978  +   1339d ago
okay I wouldn't call them equal, what did MS show that was "equal" to Last of Us, Beyond, or God of War.
and two of them are brand new IP's
gapecanpie  +   1338d ago
Sony Fan g**ls didn't have a problems bring up sells back in the ps2 era but now all of the sudden sell don't matter lol and it is what it is and that is the ps3 is last... which is Sony fault not MS and not MS fans can't blame no one but Sony for them being last...
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onyoursistersback  +   1338d ago
"troll comment...."
this is all i saw at E3 2012!!!
gapecanpie  +   1338d ago
Of course facts looks that way to a troll .. but it still don't change the fact the ps3 is last lol and this is coming from someone who only owns a ps3..But to be honest I hate I got it..The hardcore fans make the rest look like rabbit dogs by association.
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jjdoyle  +   1338d ago
ands we haves a winner!
guitarse  +   1338d ago
I love my PS3 and my Xbox 360, we play halo every day in this house, but when it comes to sheer wow factor xbox can't hold a light to titles like Uncharted (1-3).

With the exception of GT5, polyphony really slipped on that one and Forza is a beast of a game.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1339d ago
I think to most it was the fact that Sony showed off a new game (Beyond) and MS showed COD to put it simply. MS and Sony were both kind of a 'more of the same' type of show, but there was only 1 out of no-where surprise, being Beyond. Neither one were very good and both had painful moments to watch(Wonderbook, Usher)

Teh hardcore don't want COD, they want new things. Sony aslo showed Last of Us and PS All Stars, both games we knew about, but many people are eager to play for the first time. Halo and Gears will be hot sellers, but they are sequels(prequels), meaning you know what your getting.

Also, it depends who you ask. G4TV's audience had Halo4 and Tank! Tank! Tank! on top of their most talked about. Not sure how Tank got up there though.
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Double_Oh_Snap  +   1339d ago
I disagree, I saw David Cage's Masterpiece in the making. The Last of Us and
GOW: Ascension.

The conference was very good to me but I see where your coming from.
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Blastoise  +   1339d ago
Lets not pretend that wonderbook was as bad as usher now. Usher was just like "surprise! im preforming a full song to kill some time!" atleast wonderbook was a game, even if it was a total fail.
sway_z  +   1339d ago
Why is Wonderbook a fail? ...yeh, I agree it's not for everyone, but isn't that the point?'s obviously marketed for pre-school to young teens... It can't be a's just not yours or my cup of tea!

IMO Nintendo should have stole the show, but they gifted E3 to Sony....

I was very impressed with the visual fidelity of 360 with Halo 4. As a PS3 owner I thought it looked incredible...but that about it.
Redempteur  +   1339d ago
JK rowling is enough for this title to sell

" From the writter of harry potter" on teh box ..and hop watch it sell .

I won't play wonderbook but MOve need those games to broaden his influence over time I have no problem with those kind of game arriving 2 Years later
Arnon  +   1339d ago
You're in denial if you think a child, adolescent, or teenager will buy a book to play on their PS3. It's a damn game console, that plays video games. If they want a book, they'll buy an actual book.

Honestly, who would buy a book for their PS3 over a video game?
Jacobster  +   1339d ago
I almost had forgotten about Usher! Was almost cringe-worthy at his own publicity exploitation!
BitbyDeath  +   1339d ago
@Arnon, as a parent wouldn't you rather buy your child something educational to play with?

That is where wonderbook comes in.
Arnon  +   1339d ago
No, I would buy them LeapFrog for their educational gaming needs, since its won many awards for it's educational properties. If anything, I would rather have my kids active while playing video games, so they're not laying down all the time.

The PS3 is losing direction if this is their attempt to cater to a young audience.
Marceles  +   1338d ago

That "it's a game console" argument is really old...especially how each console can be used for multimedia purposes. If anything, 360 owners...the console supposedly in first place, brag about non-gaming features.

I remember when it wasn't cool to steer away from games on here and "PS3 has no games" was repeated all of a sudden motion controls and non-gaming is cool now that Xbox has it? Get out of here...I don't know how people became so blind this gen.

I can completely imagine the backlash Sony would get if they had the same conference as MS this year. "360 has exclusives! Yes for sure we're #1, have fun with Usher Sony, too bad that won't save you from being last! Buwahahah" But instead we're getting.... "that's ok, 360 showed an even amount of games and we're in 1st place anyway, gamers as a whole wins" Are you kidding me??
Arnon  +   1336d ago
Man, what are you talking about? All I said was "it's a damn game console". Is it not a game console? I don't know what all of this "double standard" stuff, let alone motion controls and this "what if" scenario has to do with my comment.

Sorry, but I don't see any child wanting to buy a book for their PS3, let alone sitting down for a couple of hours and actually playing it.

If I were to buy my children something catering to education, it would be LeapFrog, because as I said, it's won many awards for it's educational properties.

Also, you sound really bitter.
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KMCROC54  +   1339d ago
What happened to Ascend, Lococycle, Matter + all the downloadable games.
Canas2010  +   1339d ago
KMCROC54  +   1339d ago
There still game that are priced to sell even if you can't hold it like a deprived child holds onto an illusion of ownership.
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bunt-custardly  +   1339d ago
Sony's audience appeared to be a lot more entertained than those watching Microsoft's. Perhaps that's a problem with going first.
moparful99  +   1339d ago
Was anyone else embarassed by the Usher performance? He was pitchy and out of breath half the time.. It was just... SAD
Bathyj  +   1339d ago
So he was out of steam and never really hit the right notes?

No wonder he was singing for Microsoft.
Majin-vegeta  +   1339d ago
Cuz M$ shows the same crap every year Halo,Geow,COD,timed DLC bla bla bla.As where Sony always has new things to show off to gamer's.
ChunkyLover53  +   1339d ago
You realize Sony showed multiplatform games and timed DLC too right? Had Microsoft actually showed off games like Forza Horizon, which is getting extremely positive press, I think people would be looking at Microsoft's conference in a different light.

I look at all three as a three way tie for last at this past E3.
Jeff257  +   1339d ago
You realize that there was no mention about the DLC being timed exclusive. They said exclusive and usually in Sony's case it means it isn't going anywhere else. Besides every year for at least the last three years MS has been touting the timed exclusive DLC for the yearly COD release as if it is the biggest thing for gaming. Again MS just harps on the same stuff year after year with nothing really NEW to show. Hopefully whenever the next gen starts MS can realize they can't rely on 3rd party titles, timed exclusive dlc, or just three or four major IPs to carry the new system and give gamers new experiences they can't get anywhere else.
ShinMaster  +   1339d ago
Sony got actual exclusive FREE DLC.

Not timed DLC that you still have to pay for.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1339d ago
One wasn't better than the other, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft all were sub par this year at E3. Not saying what they all showed weren't solid, but they weren't spectacular either.
leogets  +   1339d ago
u for real? the last of us was simply outstanding. it stole the show in my eyes and of many others too.
afterMoth  +   1339d ago
Soft gamers play COD. True gamers go with the quality Sony games.
ChunkyLover53  +   1339d ago
I cant stand the stupidity anymore. You realize that the top 4 or 5 best selling games all time on PS3 are Call Of Duty titles right?

So are those gamers soft? Or are they hard because they game with COD on PS3? SMDH
Wolfbiker  +   1339d ago
best selling doesn't equal best.

I'm sure no one here is considering draw something hardcore because its sells the most.
ceedubya9  +   1339d ago
Well, Jabb, if we go by afterMoth's clain, then the majority of PS3 and 360 gamers are "soft" since the Call of Duty franchise is a top seller on those consoles.
ChunkyLover53  +   1339d ago
I never said anything about best, but clearly he called anyone who plays COD soft. Games and core or casual are all in the eye of the beholder. I look at COD as both core and casual because I play it competitively and so do a lot of other people.

At the same time its casual because people can pick it up and be average at it pretty quickly, public rooms are a haven for casual gamers.

Also, afterMoth is insinuating that if you don't play on the PS3 you are soft as well? I mean this is the most retarded thing I've ever heard.
ShaunCameron  +   1339d ago
And you know that those "soft" gamers who play COD make up about 33.3% of all PS3 owners, right?
afterMoth  +   1339d ago
Shaun and Chunky, please work on your reading comprehension. I said "quality Sony games". COD is NOT a Sony game.

COD is the McDonalds cheeseburger of FPS's. It sells a ton but has crap quality ingredients.
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   1339d ago
You are still wrong either way. I don't play COD, never have and most likely never will but one does not have to go with the quality Sony games to be a true gamer. I just laugh at people like you that have that train of thought. I have the feeling that my words won't sink in but I have hope for gamers, even the so called "true gamers" that think like you and agreed with your comments.
FFXI101  +   1339d ago
Not to be an @ss, but come on! I'm a Sony fanboy even I can't stand what you said.
tee_bag242  +   1338d ago
Where is your logic there? How old are you anyway?
Summons75  +   1339d ago
MS had Nike and Sony had Wonderbook.....they both almost put me to sleep >.> Halo, Beyond, Resident Evil, Last of Us made watching both shows totally worth it in the end.
r21  +   1339d ago
i think you forgot Usher, he danced and asked everyone to stand up during MS conference XD
Summons75  +   1339d ago
oh right.....I think I blocked that out lol
Nakiro  +   1339d ago
Perhaps because majority of the game that were on Microsoft press conference are going to be on PlayStation as well. So as far as exclusive content goes PlayStation won hands down.
ceedubya9  +   1339d ago
They were both nearly the same, the main difference being Sony's games can be considered more interesting in most gamer's eyes.
THC CELL  +   1339d ago
I'm sorry no game was equal to what Sony had sshown, Sony showed almost next gen ai. Story telling gaming not halo again or gears
FFXI101  +   1339d ago
I like Indigo Prophecy(Fahrenheit), Heavy Rain and Beyond looks even better.

As for the Last of US, that last scene with the headshot was awesome! I can't wait to play both games, I hope we won't have to wait too long for them.
2pacalypsenow  +   1339d ago
cuz ms only shows sequels Sony makes new games
h311rais3r  +   1339d ago
Because Microsofts only good game shown was halo 4...even some of the Sony crowd are excited for this one...only reason ms didn't completely die at e3 but then again....they ushered themselves out...
BattleTorn  +   1339d ago
Yeah, I love MS. But I wished they'd just quit with the Call of Duty shit.

Do I like that the 360 has lead-platform, for quite a few games? - sure.
Do I have any interest, at all, about Call of Duty - No, not at all.
tinezedw  +   1339d ago
Sony showed beyond two souls,playstation all stars,gow and the last of us.three of them new ips and Microsoft two sequels to games people are tired of and multiplaform games.that's why Sony's was better.
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ceedubya9  +   1339d ago
Microsoft showed new IP's too. Whether you found them interesting or not is up to you, but I don't know why people are saying "no new IP's" when that was far from the case. What they showed didn't blow my socks off either, but I'm not going to pretend that nothing was there.
tinezedw  +   1339d ago
You must be talking about the xbox live and kinect games they showed right? LOL.
ceedubya9  +   1339d ago
Okay...? They showed new IP's. Whether they were live, Kinect, or disc-based games, that still doesn't change the point that they were new.
cstyle  +   1339d ago
we will see who's e-3 will pay off this holiday season.
supraking951  +   1339d ago
it doesnt matter, 360 sells more every month holidays or not yet its still not releasing new IPs like Sony. In the end 360 can sell how many games and systems they want but nothing good is coming out of it cause its just the same w/ MS, more Halo, Gears and Forza. Great series but tired no doubt. PS3 is taking risks and even though they fail sometimes they take more risks and release new IPs.
Doesnt make sense when clearly MS makes more money yet nothing is coming out for 360 supports but multiplatform games
dead_eye  +   1339d ago
You mean it sells more in America.
cstyle  +   1339d ago
"PS3 is taking risks"

Is that why the playstation division lost over 2 billion dollars? New ips don't really mean that people will go out and buy them.
DigitalRaptor  +   1339d ago
Cstyle, the playstation division lost that amount for more than just their exclusives that "don't sell".

What would be nice from Microsoft is one or two new IPs, especially ones that aren't being made to try and sell Kinect. They could easily recoup any losses from XBL Gold profit, but nope... you don't get even one creative new core IP at retail. Microsoft has the the resources to attempt at least 3 new IPs without long term financial risk.

I mean it now, if they don't cook up a good amount of new IPs next gen, it'll prove what we've been saying about Microsoft for a long time.
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CGI-Quality  +   1339d ago
Which is completely irrelevant. I'm sure you knew that, you just decided to use your last two bubbles to tell us how useless your contribution to this subject really is.
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ginsunuva  +   1339d ago
Equal gameplay?

Can someone provide the necessary calculations to show that they were equal?
bunt-custardly  +   1339d ago
I think the article references (with the pie charts) and breakdowns that they both showed equal amounts of gameplay during their conferences.
Biggest  +   1339d ago
Would an hour long demo of Pong equate to an hour long presentation of TLoU and Beyond?
Wolfbiker  +   1339d ago
Sony should have shown off Soul Sacrifice, No No Kuni and DUST 514 live.

Microsoft's was as good as it could of been where as Sony's somewhat underachieved.
Wolfbiker  +   1338d ago
Let me clarify, MS was as good as it could have been and Sony under achieved....but I still think Sony had a better conference..... it just could have been better.
xursz  +   1338d ago
I was one of your disagrees but thanks for clarifying and I agree.

+bubbles on account of my misunderstanding good sir.
supraking951  +   1339d ago
its sad MS is #1 every month in sales, sells more games and PS3 library, been out longer than PS3 yet MS still not producing the big games like Sony. Where is MS money going? How is Sony getting all these awesome First party support while MS has close to none other than Halo, Gears and Forza?!
How is Sony losing so much money yet offer PS+ that gives out 12 free games that when added all together values more than a year of PS+ and XBL together?
Im just happy I own both but more glad my PS3 is my go to system for games
dead_eye  +   1339d ago
As I said above you mean number 1 in sales in America right.
Gamesgbkiller  +   1339d ago
Sony .. hands down
Clarence  +   1339d ago
Easy Sony shows of 1 or 2 new franchises a year M$ doesn't .
Dlacy13g  +   1339d ago
Sony showed these new IP's via demo or trailer reveal:
1) The Last of Us
2) Beyond Two Souls
3) Wonderbook (Not really a new IP but its new so I included it)
4) PS Battle Allstars (while a Smash Bros rip off it is a new IP)

MS showed off these new IP's via demo or traier reveal:
1)Ascend New Gods
2)Loco Cycle
5)South Park
6)Forza Horizon (you can easily make a case for this being new IP rather than just another Forza game..its MS's new open world racer)

So there you go... 4 new IP's from of which really was a tech demo for a new game play peripheral not an IP. MS had 5 absolutely new IP's and 1 more (Forza Horizon) that you can make a case for or against in terms of New IP.

I think the real key isn't that Sony showed more new IP...clearly they didn't...but rather Sony showed off 2 new IP's that also have a very large AAA retail feel. MS's were more geared toward downloadable IP rather than retail.
xursz  +   1339d ago
South Park isn't exclusive, bud. And I have no info on those other games you listed under M$ so I can't say if those are exclusive or not.

Forza isn't a new IP. -_-
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Tundra  +   1339d ago
Forza isn't a new IP because it continues the use of the brand name "Forza".

Every Final Fantasy release shouldn't be considered a new IP because they're all different. It's still under the same trademark.

Resident Evil 4-6 aren't considered new IPs because they play differently compared to Resident Evil 1-3. Again, it's still all under the same brand name.

This should be no exception.
stage88  +   1339d ago
"6) Forza Horizon (you can easily make a case for this being new IP rather than just another Forza game..its MS's new open world racer) "

Disagree + bubble down for idiocy.
Dlacy13g  +   1339d ago
@xursz.. I stand corrected on South Park.. you are correct.

I know Forza Horizon isn't a new IP given it is using the Forza name sake and therefore technically isn't a new IP. I feel MS should have actually named the game differently and left Forza out of it given this game ultimately isn't anything like the previous Forza games. It really is an entirely different direction than the Forza IP has been. But that is an arguement for a different day.

@stage88 do what you need to do my friend. I guess trying to have a civil conversation gets you a down bubble if you don't agree with what is said... nice and neighborly of you.
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CGI-Quality  +   1339d ago
Let's see...

FORZA, the IP, isn't new.
South Park isn't exclusive.

There were other problems with your post, but those are blatantly incorrect.
jetlian  +   1339d ago
doesnt matter 4 of the 5 summer arcade games are new ips and are exclusive.

So far this year MS has the better games and the next 6 months they will too. Name 1 big game sony has for the holidays? last of us MAYBE, gowa nope, beyond nope, oh yea PS All stars lol get real.

Halo,forza,fable, dance central will kill sony this holiday. Didnt even need to add the other exclusive xbla games such as.

Mark of the ninja, dungeon fighter online, kung fu strike and theres something else that I cant remember
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TheGreatIndonesia  +   1338d ago

delusional bots what better games? if u include the witcher which i already played on steam... lol :D 360 is pretty dry this year, until now i didnt buy anything for my 360 but ps 3 i bought twisted metal, tales of grace f, atelier meruru, mlb the show 2012, yakuza dead souls, jax and daxter, journey, starhawk... :P
jetlian  +   1338d ago
steam isnt sony or MS lol. witcher 2,Alan wake, minecraft, fez, trials evo, b list games in bloodforge, fable heros, joy ride arcade.

I know im forgetting some!
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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   1339d ago
Wasn't there supposed to be a price drop thing, that would be the focus of my chart. Anyway sounds like sony won this one, better luck next time.
MerkinMax  +   1339d ago
It really just depends on what you like as a gamer.
I won't have much time to game this fall, so I specifically wanted to see Halo 4 and Last of Us at E3. Both of the games I really want blew me away, so as a gamer I'm happy. If you have the time to play the tons of games that come out in fall and next spring, then I could see your view of the conferences differ from mine.
first1NFANTRY  +   1339d ago
I wouldn't say equal. There's a reason no one is mentioning MS after their E3 conference. Sony just had more innovative games.
tigertron  +   1339d ago
I'd say both Sony and Microsoft's showings at E3 were equal.

To me it was a tie between The Last of Us and Beyond on the PS3 and Halo 4 and Gears Judgment on the 360.
PockyKing  +   1339d ago
We didn't even see much of Judgement though, and although I'm a huge Gears of War fan, that gameplay I saw of Judgement looks exactly the same as 3. Just not impressed yet. Halo 4, well its Halo, and I want it. The PS3 showings weren't all about the action like Microsoft's was though, and Beyond, The Last of Us and even Wonderbook, are new. Wonderbook to most older people looks stupid, but I can bet that the first little kid that sees that with Harry Potter on the cover is gonna go bonkers for it.
ShaunCameron  +   1339d ago
All I know is this. Since there are a decent amount of multiplatform games I'm interested in playing between now and whenever Microsoft decides to announce a new console, my Xbox 360 will definitely be active. The ergonomic and natural feel of it won't let me abandon it.
Dlacy13g  +   1339d ago
I truly think that Beyond and Last of Us are the only two reasons why Sony's conf. was viewed more favorably... Nothing else shown during Sony's conf. was a show stopper wow moment but they smartly book ended their conference with two new IP's that are also showing off extremely well. MS did well with Halo 4 but should have wrapped up with something new or just different than COD Blops 2. Heck put Tomb Raider up as the finale and put COD in the middle and I think the MS presser has a very different feel as we all knew the COD stuff was coming. It really was a let down even if the COD stuff looked good... it just didnt excite.
Hicken  +   1338d ago
How many core exclusives did Sony show off?

How many core exclusives did Microsoft show off?

How many of each were new IPs, and not sequels?

How difficult is that to grasp?
capcock  +   1339d ago
Because most of the games microsoft showed were multiplats?
And instead of a fresh new cool Ip we get a new freaking Halo and gears

herp fucking derp
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Dlacy13g  +   1339d ago
1)Ascend New Gods
2)Loco Cycle
5)South Park
stage88  +   1339d ago
South Park is multiplat. Do some research before you post.
garos82  +   1339d ago
And wreckateer is angry birds for Kinect
InTheLab  +   1339d ago
Not sure why people are ignoring the new IPs from MS. Sure they were hidden in between Usher, Nike, Smart Glass, a bunch of multiplats...etc.

But there was Ascend, Lococycle, Matter...and a few others. Those games aren't AAA like The Last of US and Beyond, but they are exclusives...
Jeff257  +   1339d ago
And for all those XBLA games Sony also has exclusive PSN titles that were mentioned but also aren't being talked about. Sony still manages to secure great PSN games and get new IPs out while still keeping older franchises alive without relying solely on those franchises.
Dlacy13g  +   1339d ago
@Jeff257, I do agree that Sony did a better job of book ending their conf. with these new IP's this year... It absolutely is what set them apart from MS this year. MS had plenty to show in the way of new IP but Sony did a much better job of showing off their heavy hitters.

Lets not forget last years E3 for Sony... what did they show us then? I bring this up because from time to time..they will rely solely on older franchises:
1) Uncharted 3
2) Resistance 3
3) Ico and God of War HD remakes
4) Infamous 2
5) LittleBigPlanet 2
6) StarHawk
7) Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Lots of games that are 100% all sequel IP's or HD remakes of games already out...
Jeff257  +   1339d ago
Starhawk while similar too Warhawk is not a direct sequel. Also Infamous, LBP, Resistance, and Uncharted are new IPs to this gen. Yes they were showing number 2s and 3s for those. But MS was showing off Gears of War 3, Halo 4, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Forza 4, and Dance Central 2.

This year MS showed Halo 4 again, Gears Of War: Judgement, Forza Horizon, and Dance Central 3. They also talked about the new COD DLC being timed exclusive and had another demo as well.

Sony however showed off some new things. Some of which we knew about before the conference. And yes there is another God Of War game. But Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, The Last of Us, and Beyond are new IPs.
InTheLab  +   1339d ago
So...just as I thought. No logical reason for this attitude towards MS this year.

Last year...we all jumped down MS' throat for lack of exclusives. Now, they're giving fans their top franchises and we have a problem with that because they're not New IPs. Nobody had a problem with Sony's lack of new IPs last year. It was sequel city. Now that MS is doing what Sony did last year (albeit on a smaller scale), we've shifted the conversation to something else.

Meanwhile, Sony's best games are already out and there's nothing coming down the pipe aside from Sly. But the 360 has their Flagship title due out and Forza Horizon.

I think it's time we layed off MS for least for this reason. There's other s*** to bag on them about.
YodaCracker  +   1339d ago
I enjoyed Microsoft's conference more simply because they showed me more GAMES. That's what I watch E3 coverage for; the GAMES! I don't care if they are exclusive, multiplatform, Arcade releases... I just want to see what games I will be playing on my console in the future.

Microsoft showed:

Halo 4
Tomb Raider
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Forza Horizon
Madden NFL 13
Gears of War: Judgment
Fable: The Journey
Ascend: New Gods
Resident Evil 6
Fable: The Journey
South Park: The Stick of Truth

Sony showed:

Beyond: Two Souls
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Assassin's Creed III
Far Cry 3
God of War: Ascension
The Last of Us
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (Vita)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (Vita)

Although my favorite moment of the two conferences came from Sony (the breathtaking ship combat in Assassin's Creed III), I still preferred Microsoft's conference overall. Now I hate to be "that guy" - the one guy in the N4G comments section who is not biased in favor of Sony (oh, who am I kidding, I love it), but hey, I just call it like I see it. It seems most of the people on this site go into E3 determined to claim Sony was the winner and Microsoft was the worst, regardless of how their conferences actually turn out. You can tell it was a lot harder to make that claim this year... dare I say, impossible?
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KMCROC54  +   1339d ago
Their fixed the list

Halo 4
Tomb Raider
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Forza Horizon
Madden NFL 13
Gears of War: Judgment
Fable: The Journey
Ascend: New Gods
Resident Evil 6
Fable: The Journey
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Assassin's Creed III
ZoyosJD  +   1339d ago
Fable: The Journey was listed twice...and at least 6 of the MS games you listed were multiplat and seen in a FREAKING montauge of games avalible and to be released on sony's systems at the start of their conference.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1339d ago
***"but hey, I just call it like I see it."***

No you don't. You'd say MS had the better conference no matter what happened. Tell the truth. It's hilarious noticing that people who say things like "they don't favor any console" "they don't have blind loyalty to any console" "they call it like they see it" and so on ALWAYS seem to either bash Sony/PS3 on a regular basis or have CLEAR bias toward MS/360.
Mounce  +   1339d ago
Yea, I love how you put Fable: The Journey twice, you that desperate or something?

Oh yea, I also love how you put MADDEN and FIFA -_- yea, Great list there buddy, all them Sports and Multiplatform games they showed, OH MY!

The most gameplay that Microsoft showed off was Halo 4, Kinect, Sports, Sports, Sports, Sports, Baseball, and then Kinect again, Kinect features, Fable, Kinect, annnnnd South Park, which is also multiplatform along with Tomb Raider which was shown for a good while....

Case and point - Don't try too hard, you make yourself look like a desperate 360 fanboy.
DiRtY  +   1338d ago
Sony showed 7 games for PS3 (!!!) and people here say they showed more for gamers. Denial at its finest.

PS3 holiday lineup of exclusives this year is a joke and by far the worst in this generation.

LBP Karting, PSABR (2 obvious Nintendo rip-offs. Don't deny it) and Sly is all they have got for this holiday season. The fun part is that they mock MS for not catering to the core...

Sony published the flops named Tiwsted Metal and Starhawk, which had a big online hype but failed to miss the 700k mark in sales. So 98% of the PS3 users did not want to spend $50 on these titles.

I don't see a rational explanation why Sony could have won this years E3. Not at all.

Number of 360 games shown: 15
Number of PS3 games shown: 7

Number of 360 exclusives shown: 9
Number of PS3 exclusives shown: 5

Number of new announcements (games we did not know about before E3):

Xbox 360: 5
PS3: 2

Just hard facts that people on N4G hate so much.
AIndoria  +   1338d ago
Idiocy at its best. Well, no need to embarrass yourself further.
Hicken  +   1337d ago
I find it interesting that the Vita's games aren't counted, even though you're grading Sony as a whole, and the Vita is part of that. If you weren't trying so hard to tilt things in favor of your preferred company/console, you'd add the Vita's games in there, which would increase all Sony's numbers by at least two.

Also, your numbers for Microsoft are inflated by one, probably because you used the screwed up lists those friends of yours posted above.
DiRtY  +   1337d ago

this is a PS3 vs Xbox 360 comparison, so I did not include the PS Vita. If you want to include it, go ahead.

The numbers for Microsoft and not inflated. Why don't you count by youself?! Fable was counted once. Actually I forgot Nike+ and Dance Central 3, which are exclusive games coming out this holiday season. So there you go with your two PS Vita games.
OldSnakePS3  +   1339d ago
its simple, sony cares about the hardcore gamer
and microsoft cares about $$$$$$
Dlacy13g  +   1339d ago
Wonderbook says hello.
shadowwizard  +   1339d ago
Wreckateer too.
Dno  +   1339d ago
Nike, kinect, smart glass, and usher say hi...
CGI-Quality  +   1339d ago
You've already embarrassed yourself in this topic multiple times. We get it, you don't favor Sony, but continuing to spout nonsense does nothing for you (at least not what you'd like it to).
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Roper316  +   1339d ago
MS = same old games year in and year out

Sony = same old games year in and year out but also adds new and different games & experiences at the same time.

new and different wins every time in my book. And I am not talking about Kinect games or that stupid Wonder Book crap either, both have their share of garbage aimed at the non gamer, I am talking about games that have the core gamer in mind when they are being conceived & developed.
pwneddemocrat  +   1339d ago
Damn son. It's the Quality not the Quantity.

How do these fools pass out as gaming journalists?

Only game worth mentioning was Halo 4, Gears didnt show gameplay.
Cueil  +   1339d ago
you really need to see gameplay of Gears?
Dno  +   1338d ago
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