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Submitted by Terrordactyl99 980d ago | opinion piece

6 things Sony can do to win E3

With arguably the most important E3 in recent history upon us what can Sony do to keep their mindshare? Is there ever really a victor of E3? We get great memes, facepalms, and mind blowing megatons every E3, but I suspect this E3 will be more explosive than most. (E3, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

Speed-Racer  +   980d ago
DRM is such a touchy issue. I'm sure it could work once it's done right but there are so few rare examples of that. Really one of the biggest problems I have on Steam for example because of the constant need to authenticate. Hopefully they have something better to offer.
GribbleGrunger  +   980d ago
To be honest, as it stands at the moment, Sony only has to do ONE thing: Turn up.
Black-Helghast  +   980d ago
They do have to turn up but the facts they mention in the article make a lot of sense. If Sony does all of those 6 things right, Next Gen is theirs. No doubt about it. I personally don't care because Sony has never disappointed since PS1 and I trust in them. But if they want for PS4 to win Next Gen, they should follow these 6 steps.
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Boody-Bandit  +   980d ago
Sony doesn't have to do anything to win E3. They won the entire next generation as of 12:01pm EST May 21st 2013.

MS handed them the next generation on a silver platter. All Sony has to do is say thank you, it wasn't necessary cause we would've smacked dat @zz anyway, but thanks none the less.

Next generation will be the 1st generation that I will only own 1 console. That console is the PS4.
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fermcr  +   980d ago
Sony just has to remove DRM (no used games crap) from the PS4, and prohibit anybody from using it... automatic win.
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PSVita  +   980d ago
That'd be awesome BUT if a publisher decides that's what they wanted to do for the game they spent probably millions and years making, I think that's fair.
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fermcr  +   980d ago
"That'd be awesome BUT if a publisher decides that's what they wanted to do for the game they spent probably millions and years making, I think that's fair."

No, it's illegal. I can do the hell i want with a game i purchased. Unfortunately the Americans don't have the balls to forbid this DRM... let's just hope the European Union has the balls to prohibit the sales of consoles that have this DRM.
Pug  +   979d ago
Agreed, even if a publisher did implement something how's that gonna sell in reality? It's already been a flop with online passes hence EA dropping it.

If EA for example bound my copy of Madden to my PS4 all I'd simply do is not buy any of the next iterations because lets be honest there are no great revolutions in games like Fifa or Madden and where on the PS3 I've bought Madden 12 and then traded it in to get Madden 13 you know what I'm gonna do if EA or anyone else did DRM I simply won't buy the next version and so its a lose lose situation.

Your also right regarding the EU they've already started clamping down on some of this:

MS might get away with this in the US but there'll get rinsed in the rest of the world so good luck with that MS.
PSVita  +   979d ago
@fermcr- it's not illegal at all. You own the disk and license to play the data(game) on it. Think about it, if you owed the actually data it would be legal to reproduce and sell or torrent as many as you like but it's not. It's clearly explained in the terms of conditions of every movie, game, CD etc. you buy. I'm not defend DRMs but I do understand them at least.

The Xbox ones 24 Hr. check in or die policy is stupid but then again no ones forcing me to buy it.
Welcome2Die  +   980d ago
If by touchy you mean dont touch it and dont effin do it, then yes.
Tee7soo  +   980d ago
DRM is the future of gaming people need to get used to it.
Snookies12  +   980d ago
All they have to do is show Versus XIII... That'll win it for them lol.
Adexus  +   980d ago
A re-announcement of Getaway 3 would be awesome.
brandonw00  +   980d ago
That would be incredible!
dragonyght  +   980d ago
6 things Sony can do to win E3

1. show up
2. show the PS4
3. Show the OS and services
4. Show the Games lots of it
5. announce the release date
6. "Bam!!" drop the mic and walk out

6 step to a Guaranty Win
Rusty515  +   980d ago
Don't forget the low price...
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Lord_Frieza  +   980d ago
like goku said:

"this is to go even further beyond"
Saints94  +   980d ago
You're quoting someone who beat the crap out of you several times?
UNGR  +   980d ago
6 things any company can do to not win E3.
1. It's not a competition
2. It's not a competition
3. It's not a competition
4. It's not a competition
5. It's not a competition
6. It's not a competition

Seriously people, just enjoy the show.
Hicken  +   980d ago
The red carpet at the Oscars or any other award show isn't a competition, but it's a competition.


Because we who are spectating made it so.

Same with E3.

UNGR  +   980d ago
The red carpet was a competition? Since when? The Oscars are clearly, but people love to judge how pretty everything is going in, no doubt. Once again Hicken you prove you are king crap of analogy. As for as E3 goes it's not a competition.

"Expo (exhibition), short for "exposition", and also known as World's Fair.
A trade fair, an exhibition where companies in an industry showcase and demonstrate their latest products.
Computer expo, a trade fair focused on computers and electronics."

Straight from Wikipedia junior. Electronic-Entertainment-Expo. Do you see the word competition anywhere? Awards? Race? Battle? War? Anything to signify that a winner will be shown? No, you don't. You're stupidity never ceases to amaze me. Fanboys are just mad that in my reality Sony, and no other company can win E3 because there is no competition. People have said this countless times and I don't know why is hasn't caught on with everyone else. Gamers win E3, not a company, not a game, not a console, not a singular person, gamers win, because we get to see all of our games.
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MikeMyers  +   980d ago

But many of us are, better than others. What's amazing to me is the confidence that Sony will win yet those same people seem to be the most upset over the Xbox One. Seems to me they are the ones who are having issues dealing with it which is quite ironic considering they keep saying there is no way the PS4 will do what the Xbox One will that they seem to have issues with. Which begs the question, why are they the most unhappy?
orakle44  +   980d ago
Didnt they already win it??
paddystan  +   980d ago
*Jack Tretton walks on stage*
"PS4 will have free online gaming, free access to apps just like the PS3, no used game DRM, no region blok and you can use multiple account on 1 device"
*Tretton drops mic and walks off stage*
*The press is cheering and Sony have won the next-gen*
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DigitalRaptor  +   979d ago

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MRMagoo123  +   980d ago
My top 6 for sony to win E3

1.turn up
2.turn up
3.turn up
4.turn up
5. and lets not forget turn up
6.not be microsoft
kratos_TheGoat  +   980d ago
please sony ps4 can't be $600. reasonable price $350-450
josephayal  +   980d ago
imo sony already won E3
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first1NFANTRY  +   980d ago
To me personally all they have to do is:

1. Turn up
2. Announce new Naughty Dog PS4 exclusive
3: Head explodes
Skynetone  +   980d ago
crisis 3 running in 4k
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   980d ago
if no BS like mico(the con-artist)soft is doing then its a instant win...if they do well they best show some goodies...
CBaoth  +   980d ago
Just a couple things for me
A) Revamp PSN+ by giving it a permanent 10% discount on anything bought in the store.
B) Not only make day 1 digital downloads mandatory for new software, also sell it 10% cheaper.
C) Let both A& B stack. So a consumer that's also a PSN+ member can choose DD on a brand new game and pay $48 instead of $64.
Kyur4ThePain  +   980d ago
Just have to show up.
jjb1981  +   980d ago
Sony won in February ...
Papa_Kaz  +   980d ago
- Unlce Jack walks on stage (intro)
-PS4 console reveal (smaller than expected)either kaz or cerny to do so.
-PS4 price and launch (cheaper and closer than expected)
*insert jaw drops*
-Cerny demo the ps4 ui
- ps4 online demo (ps+, gaikai, new PSN etc)
- destiny gameplay
- many more game demos and trailers
- ps3/vita price cut
- ending suprise
*insert jaw drop 2#*
Themba76  +   980d ago
sony has to do just one thing announce that you could rent from gamefly and red box on our system and they won the next gen.
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DivineAssault  +   980d ago
sony has already won E3.. M$ & Nintendo combined couldnt change that.. These 6 things will definitely help though..

Im pretty sure DRM will be enforced with PS4 3rd party titles so thats a bummer but nothing can be done to change it.. Pubs/devs want their money & sony has to negotiate with them or they wont receive as many games.. I know the new OS will be better than the XMB so thats a plus.. Im very curious to see how PS Plus plays out with PS4 with the instant game collection.. If its there at launch, that would be killer but then people wont bother buying the games they list so it might not go into effect right away.. Online multiplayer will have to remain free. Its been that way since the beginning,. PS3 & PSV have it so it only makes sense for PS4 to have it..

The only way sony can lose E3 is if they start changing things up.. Like charging for online play, requiring internet connection every 24hr, etc like M$ is doing.. If they dont do that & keep announcing new games like they have been, theyve got it in the bag
Shoul  +   979d ago
All great points. Nice article!
jessupj  +   979d ago
"1. Announce that games will function as they have, I.E. no DRM

Microsoft has chosen the unpopular route of ensuring games are merely privileged licenses as opposed to owned property. I think I speak for everyone interested in console gaming when I say this is of utmost importance and a major differentiating point for Sony. Please Sony, let us own our games, let us rent our games, let us share our games. I think many people will declare Sony the winner of E3 on this basis alone. Stop and think about that for a moment, we have come to a point where an announcement in no way related to games is the most anticipated news we could hope to hear. In years past we sat in front of live feeds hoping to see announcements for sequels or new IP to blow our collective minds."

Pretty much if Sony do this they have not only won E3, but will win the next gen battle by a huge margin.

Sadly I think this won't be the case. I guess we'll see in a couple of days.
phillip728  +   978d ago
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that PS4 has already won E3. X-Box One has shot itself in the foot before the event has even begun. At this point even if PS4 has a form of DRM or game trading restriction, they just need to keep their mouths shut on it during E3. They win.
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