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Submitted by Ramon3MR 108d ago | opinion piece

Sony needs to put the "4" in 2014 at E3

GotGame: Microsoft and Sony are coming to E3 2014 on opposite ends of the spectrum, with the former looking to reverse the fortunes created by a series of about faces and the latter hoping only to hold on to the advantage first garnered at last year’s event. Microsoft is desperate while Sony is content – ironic given how their positions were inverted only a year prior – but now is not the time for complacency. (E3, PS4)

AngelicIceDiamond  +   108d ago
I will give it to Sony for sticking it to MS last E3 it goes down as one of the most memorable and battle torn and even the most emotional E3 of all time.

With that said that was a year ago and we need to focus on the important aspect, which is the games. Certain Sony fanboys can only use the DRM as a crutch for an excuse for so long.

Sony needs to WOW at E3. There silence could make a great splash at E3. But at the same time Sony could buckle a bit at the show.

Who knows, nobody knows, E3 is close so we gotta wait and see.
staticdash22  +   108d ago
Yea, I don't think they're playing to wow at E3. This narrative that they "need" to have a big show is confusing. Plus, Have you seen their competitor's last few NPD figures? The announcement of the price drop pretty much signaled an even worse May, it may not break 100K. I think they're planning on continuing their strong partnerships with third parties, who will help them ride out the rest of 2014.

Assassins Creed, and Destiny are gonna be two of the biggest games this year and will have playstation content. Word of mouth on ps4 multiplats performing better is still out there, so the system is turning into the definitive option for big games. Driveclub and maybe a surprise or two is my realistic expectation.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   108d ago
Your right maybe not "need" to MS is the one in need actually.

I suspect the month of May to see some really poor numbers only because ppl are holding off until next week.

MS will really have to bite down on low sales they'll see last month.

Other than that Your right and I agree.
NewMonday  +   108d ago
Sony are announcing PS4 games daily in the lead up to the show, U4 and Project Beast will most likely be shown @E3, also SSM are teasing an announcement.
MasterCornholio  +   108d ago
Pretty much agree with you that Microsoft needs a good E3 more than Sony especially with their sales numbers.
Kingthrash360  +   108d ago
I still don't get this argument...both will have a show. Sony doesn't need to win this thing...ms does. Sony sold about 8 mil by now ms 5..to think Sony needs this is off because ms royally #&#% last year up and I doubt sony will make that mistake.
Ms will bring games Sony will too...to think any of them will not have great shows is just conjecture.
The only ones who have to have a great show is ms really..to sell product. Sony can have an average show and still be OK. With uncharted alone they will be OK. With halo ms will be OK. With Zelda nin will be OK.
We just need to relax and let them show us the games and enjoy the whole show...then after we can say who won what and such.
Phatty  +   108d ago
For me Sony always has the best shows, and the best games. Nintendo could come out and make a huge splash too this year I think...
alexkoepp  +   108d ago
So many delays its a bummer. You can be sure of one thing though, Call of Duty and Assassins Creed will be ready, and unfortunately since those will be the only titles out this year, we'll have to choice but to buy these games that are seriously fatigued.
blackbeld  +   108d ago
Sony will show they're new ip's like usual at E3 so no worries.

What is this "Sony needs to put the "4" in 2014 at E3"

Like PS4-U?
URNightmare  +   108d ago
Anyone that's been following these two companies since the beginning with announcements knows that this E3 belongs to Sony just like last year's.
psforward  +   108d ago
Being a mostly Sony gamer I hope you're right, but a huge showing from MS could make it very interesting. No disrespect to Nintendo.
Patrick_pk44  +   108d ago
Problem with Sony is that many of the exclusives we believed we were going to see aren't being shown at E3, instead are being divided and shown in other video game conferences. Microsoft is the only one who needs to show something to sell.
legendkilla  +   107d ago
I hope they show more of project beast!!
mrpsychoticstalker  +   108d ago
Not happening this year. MS seems much more prepare for E3 than Sony and since last year it was rough... All the attention it's on Microsoft.
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psforward  +   108d ago
The attention is on Microsoft because they have the most to prove right now. Sure they could "win" E3 but they almost have to or risk falling that much further behind. I'm hoping all of the "Big 3" have amazing things to show us.
disKinected  +   108d ago
"All the attention it's on Microsoft."

Nope. Nice try though.

OT: Can't wait for sony's e3.
They are definitely going to announce something big. They aren't renting theaters for nothing.
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Stevino123  +   108d ago
maybe because they announce everything before E3 so we barley have any surprises. Sony has been really quiet. Really quiet.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   108d ago
That was Phil's plan. Announce the usual AAA's and the price drop so they focus on the newer things at E3 they said they have some special things to talk about and even mentioned some hotly anticipated AAA games he think will wow ppl.

So MS E3 should be interesting.
NexGen  +   107d ago
Barley is one of my favorite grains too.
sckipt  +   108d ago
Knowing that Sony made a live stream app and rented theaters for E3 I feel like they are more ready
RyanRBates  +   108d ago
Just really hoping to hear more about PlayStation Now, as well as first-party titles.
BattleReach  +   108d ago
E4 lol
Illusive_Man  +   108d ago
Sony only won on PR. They didn't win on hames, and they won't have an incompetent MS to help them this time. I hope they have their A game ready because Phil is coming for headshots.
Resistance_lord  +   108d ago
I don't know if anyone won with "Hames"
rarity  +   108d ago
What are hames? Is that some kind of food? Was there a cooking contest I didn't know about?
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-Foxtrot  +   108d ago
Sounds like a Pig disease
metatronx  +   108d ago
Now that makes sense. Phil Spencer has been mentioning about something exciting, maybe he was refering to hames as a new type of food for MS gamers ;)
disKinected  +   108d ago
"Phil is coming for headshots."

I hope he knows how to hold a gun, or else he will be slain at the hands of Mark Cerny. ;)
ziggurcat  +   108d ago
@ illusive:

"Sony only won on PR..."

... and sales... and multiplats... and optional peripherals... and DRM... and so on...

also, "they didn't win on games" is opinion, not fact.
98xpresent  +   108d ago
They got sales , they got optional peripheral . But which multiplats have you seen that looks drastically better on the ps4 & they did have drm Yoshida confirmed it
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ziggurcat  +   107d ago
@98xpresent

no, they never had DRM.

and who said anything about "drastically"? multiplats have, on average, simply been better on PS4.
Spotie  +   107d ago
He didn't say anything resembling the word "drastic." But the fact is: multiplats look better- and noticeably so- on PS4. There's no need for the difference to be "drastic," especially since that was never the case last gen and yet it was a constant feather in the cap of the Xbox faithful.
Persian_Immortal  +   108d ago
There were PS3 games shown that mopped the floor with Xbox One launch titles, heck sony could have made those PS3 titles PS4 exclusives, MS gave up on the 360 that night. People look past these PS3 games but its clear those were of higher quality than Xbox One and PS4 games. I know alot of gamers have short term memories but as the years go on PS4 will benefit as much as the PS3 did, and from then on Sony will continue to drag ms around the dessert.
rainslacker  +   107d ago
Oh illusive, you silly man. If there's one thing we can always count on it's that MS will be incompetent. It's just their corporate culture to be so.
-Foxtrot  +   108d ago
Hopefully they'll pull it off but at the minute I'm not sure.

Unless they have one or two annoucnments which are so mind blowing they don't really need much else. Something which is like this

http://media3.giphy.com/med...

Unlikely but you never know
millerj2740  +   107d ago
Ip Man, I'd recognize that head punching anywhere lol
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   108d ago
Project Beast, The Last Guardian, and Uncharted 4 is all Sony need to win it for me.
lonelyplayer  +   108d ago
For ME, Sony just need to show Project Beast, that's all.
HeavenlySnipes  +   108d ago
I can see many new AAA title announcements (like the Last Guardian and Project Beast) that won't be available until 2015/2016

Things coming this fall will be mostly indie titles and Driveclub along with 3rd party titles

Maybe a long Assassin's Creed and The Order Demo on stage to wow the crowd and that's about it

And maybe a God of War teaser at the end with Just Kratos's face or something but no details
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URNightmare  +   108d ago
How can you forget Uncharted 4 and Planetside 2 which are already confirmed? Uncharted will be the talk of E3 this year.
HeavenlySnipes  +   107d ago
Uncharted will be part of the AAA titles (and that will probably be fall 2015)

I did forget about Planetside 2
XiSasukeUchiha  +   108d ago
For me: Last Guardian for PS3/PS4 with release date :)
slate91  +   108d ago
A battle of the titans?? And finally one getting its act together with gaming?! Im banking on this to be a crazy e3 please
EverydayGuy  +   107d ago
We still have TGS, and Gamescom to look forward to. So you know Sony won't show all their upcoming games at E3.

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