5 Ways Microsoft Horribly Botched E3 2012

From the feature editorial:

"Admittedly, Microsoft had some tough competition this year. With Nintendo pulling through with a brand new console and Sony playing their hand tight—but leaking out quite a bit of intriguing information—the XBOX 360 didn’t have very much to contend with. However, even disregarding the competition, Microsoft botched up their presentation with a mediocre performance. Here are Microsoft’s five mistakes that made an average presentation terrible."

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LaurenKB1232288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

Sony def. won the pressers...

NastyLeftHook02288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

Yes, Sony and Ubisoft won for this years e3, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the watchdog demo as it was incredibly fresh and something demanding as it almost gave a hint into next gen.

And sony had much going on, But the two that stood out for me was The last Of Us, And Beyond Two Souls, Those titles were both original and unique (something the industry needs today)

LaurenKB1232288d ago

Ubisoft won E3 2012 by far; I would say that Star Wars 1313 game did but it was just a teaser, same with the Final Fantasy one...

EVILDEAD3602288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

LMAO @ still throwing fanblogger pebbles at MS E3 conference 2 months later.

I love the hypocrisy after this year's E3 because almost ALL the supposed criticism as to why MS did sooo bad was even worse on the other stages.

Meaning if you are bashing Micrsoft then you are ALSO bashing Sony, Nintendo, AND Ubisoft.

1. MS wisely used Usher instead if the usual no-name dancers that were on the E3 stage the two games prior, to promote his role in the game by singing a current top 10 song in both the US & UK.

If you are pretending that THAT was so horrible, then you HAVE to bash Ubisoft for pening the show with Flo-rida (lol) and a buch of dancers for Just Dance 4. (And MANY people keep saying that Ubisoft won E3). I won't even go into the 'Sing' presentation for Wii-U.

2. If you are going to bash MS promoting Kinect with EA's two biggest sports titles, an Angry Birds type game, and Nike+ (which is in competition with Wii-U fit) then you HAVE to Bash Sony in a HUGE way for the Wonderbook presentation.

MS would have been ridiculed off of the planet EARTH had they had been the ones to show off Wonderbook. Skittles even laughed at how bad (not the game) but the E3 presentation of it was. But Sony amazingly got a straight pass.

3. If you are going to bash MS for 'relying on multi-plats' by showing off Black Ops 2 and Tomb Raider..then you have to bash Sony for showing off Assassin's creed 3 and Far Cry 3. plus it was Sony who actually promoted a special Assasin's creed PS3 at it's conference. If that's not relying on a multi-plat then I don't know what is.

Fanbloggers like the author can hate the games on the MS stage all day long, but the facts are MS had the #1 anticipated and biggest exclusive of 2012 on it's stage in Halo 4. Micrsoft also had the #1 franchise game in the entire industry on it's stage as well.

I'm not bashing Sony or any of the others, I'm simply pointing out that ALL of the conferences made the same supposed mistakes.

Everyone including the author has the right to his opinion, but IMO if those reasons are 'botching' E3, then MS needs to botch every one of their conferences..because the REAL winners of E3 will be determined when these games, tech, and hardware release this year and next.


Lvl_up_gamer2287d ago

Well Said EvilDead360

I walked away satisfied with both MS's and Sony's conferences. Both had some low points and both had some high points. But that was just ME, just because I wasn't a fan of 20 minutes of Wonderbook or 10 minutes of Usher doesn't mean that the message was lost that both MS and Sony were trying to relay.

MS's high points for me was Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Call of Duty.

MS's low point was Usher.

Sony's high points were The last of Us, AC III and Beyond 2 souls.

Sony's down points was wonderbook and Vita coverage.

However just because what I personally perceived as high points and low points doesn't mean that they were the same for others.

I am really looking forward to the last of us and Halo 4.

Can't wait.

Patriots_Pride2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

Yes! That Wonder Book was amazing!

Edit @ below : I agree Harry Potter is much cooler than Usher.

Relax dude I was just making a joke dont take it personal. The entire E3 this year sucked major @$$ and if it was not for WATCH DOG I would have probably found a new hobby.

LaurenKB1232288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

It was better than Usher... - and I agree it was a very "limbo" like E3, with everything on the horizon and nothing don't buy that Battlefield 4 means no new consoles in 2013 BS; I can see a 2013 release for the next Xbox, but I could also see a Sept. 2014 release... we shall see...

Patriots_Pride2288d ago

@Lauren - I have had my 360 and PS3 since launch and I am 200% ready to move on to the next gen but if your prediction is correct and we wont see next gen consoles until 2014 then I am buying a Wii U : (

6 years in the tech world is dinosaur age...try using your 6 year old cell phone or 6 year old laptop now and tell me how it performs?

I really dont want to buy a Wii U but Sony and MS have giving me no option, it like they did not learn from the Wii and not taken the Wii U a serious competitor.

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fermcr2288d ago

Both Microsoft and Sony botched E3 2012.
Ubisoft was the best at E3 and after them it was EA.

Jazz41082288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

Why are people hating on ms for having usher for dance central when ubisoft did the same thing with flo rider for just dance? Why does ubisoft get a free pass? Wonderbook was horrible and 20 minutes long. All three did bad with ubisoft showing the most intriquing lineup only because of watchdogs or was it Toby Turner? Las question this site is getting worse then msxbox reporting on playstation. Can't the sites just report on there own shows instead of a biased view on others. Like it would take a fanboy sites opinion on ms okay.

aviator1892288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

Honestly, I didn't think it was as bad as this article makes it out to be. I was disappointed, yes. However, I was disappointed with all three this year. The only one that really excited me was Ubisoft. They're doing an incredible job with their games.

Skateboard2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

How the F didn't the Sony press conference didn't impress you ? Not even a little ? LOL.

Last Of Us, Beyond Two Souls and ACIII Liberation on a HANDHELD was disappointing like Kinect /s.

Why can't people admit Sony is that damn good. Is it because Sony fans are dicks ?

Imagine if the roles was reversed and X-box was getting all the banging exclusives we are getting, LOL. They would talk so much ####.

Denial and Pride is they best friends. Last Of Us, Beyond Two Souls, GOW AS and AC III LB compared to Gears OF War, Halo 4, Kinect and Usher. Yeah I would say its a tie, LOLOLOLOLOLOLLOL

JBSleek2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

"Why can't people admit Sony is that damn good. Is it because Sony fans are dicks ?"

YES!! They are so annoying acting like Sony is the second coming and can't do any wrong. I would love to be a Sony fan but I swear their fans sell their souls and intellect. I swear they are a cult.

Besides Last of Us the games were alright didn't impress me as ACIII has been shown lots, GOW is the same formula but it isn't broke so I don't blame them and if Two Souls is anything like Heavy Rain I will be watching more than I am playing.

lastofgen2288d ago

It's called having an opinion. Are we supposed to admit to something that we don't agree on? Or maybe you'd rather just live in a world where your viewpoint is always correct and everyone else is wrong.

Seraphemz2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

JBSleek - "I played some devil's advocate but I had to these listed articles are usually riddled with flaws and slight fanboyism/hate" thats are your comments.

You listed 4 games in your defense below, when only ONE is an exclusive.
You defended Kinect when even 360 fans know that its SHEET and the games suck.
And I would assume MORE people are using the 360 as a gaming device since..IT IS. SO where are the GAMES???!!

Seraphemz2288d ago

What is this trend now with every other article being a list of " TOP X " or " X reasons ".. i mean damn... isnt there anything else to write?

Hicken2288d ago

There are plenty of other things to write about. But most gaming "journalists" don't have the skills to do more than make up a list about something or another.

tehpees32288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

They had Usher as a major part of the conference. And they ended how we expected them to start. Definitely the worst of the big 3. With one of their major big new IP announcements being..... Nike. Nike. NIKE?

lastofgen2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

Yeah, and that seriously dull drawn-out WonderBook showing was just so spectacular....

Edit: Well, looking at all the disagrees, I'm guessing that the majority of the people here love wonderbook...
Honestly, if you found wonderbook to be a winner, I honestly don't see how so many people can bash microsoft for showing a few kinect titles at their e3. They're catering to the consumers (10 million+) that have already bought kinects, the same thing that sony is doing with wonderbook. What's so wrong in that?


HarryMasonHerpderp2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

I admit wonderbook was crap but that was the
only bad game at Sony's conference.

Microsoft's was the poorest of the big 3.
It was just same old same old, no surprises filled with kinect/sports/casual crap and usher.

Seriously it was painful to watch.

BitbyDeath2288d ago

I think Wonderbook was pretty cool, but you probably need kids to really appreciate it.

cstyle2288d ago

So what..Microsoft uses celebrities to sell just like sony(kevin Butler). Singer or actor, it makes no difference. Or do you guys actually think KB loves Playstation or that is his real name.

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