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Submitted by mrcreosote 131d ago | opinion piece

Who Won E3?

Gamereator writes: "A lot of people are, like us, writing articles nominating their winners and losers from this year's E3. It's all opinions at the end of the day, and in that spirit, we've collected together the thoughts of editors from across the Gamereactor Network, and bundled them together with individual picks of favourite games and our most enjoyed trailers." (Assassin's Creed Unity, Batman: Arkham Knight, Crackdown, Destiny, E3, Industry, PS3, PS4, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Reeze  +   131d ago
I honestly think this year was an amazing E3. None of the big 3 embarrassed themselves (phew), and there are so many great games to look forward to in the coming years. Let's hope this momentum can continue forward!
nicksetzer1  +   131d ago
IMO nintendo>>>MS>Sony this year at e3 only going by AAA exclusives.
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Counting only multiplatform announcements I guess it is Sony>MS>>>nintendo , but multiplats are on multiple platforms, so I tend to worry more about exclusives shown/announced.
zeuanimals  +   131d ago
I think you've been told plenty of times that Sony and MS have shown the same amount of AAA exclusives... You're also the guy who counts KI Season 2 as a AAA title.
MysticStrummer  +   131d ago
Instead of just "gamers" I guess there should also be a new class called "AAA exclusivers".

*Old Snake voice*

Gamers... have changed.
LOL_WUT  +   131d ago
As it stands Sony/Microsoft > Nintendo

Where are those N64 games? Like seriously the only game I'm looking forward to for this year is Smash ;)
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Joe913  +   131d ago
I think they all did very well there really was no one better than the other cause it was so diverse they had something for everyone whether it was indie or AAA they all had really great shows
AngelicIceDiamond  +   131d ago
MS> Nintendo> Sony.

or

Nintendo> MS> Sony

The reason Sony comes last Imo of course those indies titles like No Man's Sky, Magicka and Tim Schaffer game will hit other platforms.

The order which looked amazing was a bit short on what we saw I wanted to see just a little bit more. Blood Borne and UC4 is what saved it, mainly UC4 which is stunning. Of course third party support looked great but it is third party they're on other plats.

But the biggest drawback.

Shawn Layden session is what really killed it. the TV,app, statistics PR chatter was a bore. It wasn't the longest session ever but it was long enough to kill the hype.

In that regards MS and Nintendo have more exclusives to look forward to than Sony AT THE MOMENT.

But listen Its not like Sony's struggling, its not like they need to be super impressive or hammer down on the games there's a reason they didn't go crazy and it was laid back. They have the most sold consoles, so they can slack off a bit and breath easy.

All of their studios are working on projects Sony Santa Monica, Sony Bend, Media Molecule and Guerrilla Games could make appearance's at Gamescom if not then E3 2015.

And I'll be ready.
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minimur12  +   131d ago
I think when it has to be discussed like this who won E3, no one really won, but when a company hit it out of the park and nearly everyone will agree that Sony won last year, that's when there's a winner.

I odn't think there was a winner this year, they all did equally as well, be it EA's announcement of Criterions game, Ubisofts Rainbow 6, Microsofts Crackdown and Halo 2 remaster, and Sony's PS TV, White PS4, and the fact they got to announce GTA V for next gen

everyone won
noctis_lumia  +   130d ago
hello kitty games does not making nintendo a winner unless you r -10 year old then i get it
redwin  +   130d ago
Ubisoft > MS >Soni >Nintendo > EA.... That's it!
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   131d ago
I have all the consoles, so I'm the true winner!
Reeze  +   131d ago
IMO, Nintendo won. I really enjoyed their event, and it's not even over!
CertifiedGamer  +   131d ago
Sony>Microsoft>Nintendo

Nintendo didn't even manage to impress with Zelda. Infamous second son puts Zelda graphics to shame 10x around.

Microsoft and Sony had a showing of multi platforms.

Sony won because they showed Uncharted a game who graphics X1 will not be able to match due to console hardware power restrictions and PS4 also has the beta for hardline and destiny which gives fans a hand on approach to 2 of the most anticipated games of 2014.
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Reeze  +   131d ago
Zelda open-world
Bayonetta 2
Xenogears Chronicles X
Yoshi's Woolly World
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Splatoon
Mario Maker
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Project Giant Robots
Project Guard
Star Fox Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Super Smash Bros. 3DS
Pokemon Omega and Alpha
Amiibo
Devil's Third
Hyrule Warriors
Unannounced major 3DS game (1 hour remaining!)

All of that, I think, definitely deserves more than third place.
coltlokk  +   131d ago
And it looks like all you care about is graphics. Uncharted will no doubt be an amazing game, but that's not just because of it's amazing graphics. Saying Sony won because they had the best graphics.....that's dumb. I wouldn't mind if you said something like Sony won because you think they had the best games.

The Zelda graphics were great. Raw polygon count will never be as good as titles on the other platforms because of hardware limitations. So they use a more stylized rather than realistic approach, which looks good as well. I'm really looking forward to an open world Zelda.
CertifiedGamer  +   131d ago
@Coltlokk, graphics aren't everything but graphics in uncharted did make anything on the X1 had shown look un-impressive in comparison. You know why Zelda wasn't impressive. Due to no release date. You Wii U owners are going to wait until 2016 to play that. Nintendo has a track record of announcing and teasing Zelda's for 2 years or more before the time of release date. Zelda will probably release in fall of 2016. Hope you enjoy waiting that long. Nintendo will announce a release date in e3 2015, or e3 2016.

I am referring to the Zelda game being developed by Nintendo, not the one being developed by Koei that is a dynasty warriors game with Legend of Zelda skins. Zelda warriors is just a way for Koei to market a brand for a quick buck.
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Tatsuya  +   131d ago
SONY
elhebbo16  +   130d ago
Sony mmy ass. Honestly the ones who really won are third party devs, If I had to choose a first party I would say Nintendo because of their hilarious E3 and robust line up. As a PC gamer this is probably my favorite E3, Witcher 3 and Dragon Age 3 gameplay while GTA V also being announced for PC.
SmokingMonkey  +   131d ago
I won.

I saw LBP3 for Nov.

I saw gameplay for the Order.

I saw Uncharted4.

See I won.
elhebbo16  +   130d ago
Who cares.
noctis_lumia  +   130d ago
the 9+mil ps4 owners
+ the software EXCLUSIVE IP

end of story now go back to halo thx
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elhebbo16  +   130d ago
@noctis, Halo? you calling me a peasant? LOL yea ok buddy, and I meant that no gives a shit about you 'winning' or whatever that means.
Destrania  +   131d ago
Sony has the games I want to play by a long shot. Very happy to have a PS4.
Jrmy84  +   131d ago
Exactly how I felt watching Microsoft and Sony. I wanted to play More of the PS4 games even if they are multi plat. Only game I'll buy a xboxone for is Halo 5, then others afterwards other then that Sony has my vote as winner this year. E3 needs to start allowing the general public back in, dull ass audience since they stopped. When Grim Fandango was announced I blow up clapping and there the E3 sleep crowd, just little applause.
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   131d ago
Nobody cares.
SaintAlpha101  +   131d ago
No-one won, every company except EA did great this year.
If anything, we win.
Pintheshadows  +   131d ago
I actually quite liked EA's approach unlike a lot of others.
osprey19  +   131d ago
I liked all of them, but tbh, if any show had me excited more than any other, it would be Ubisoft. They seemed to have made another great far cry, and surprised me with assassins creed unity, they seemed (at least on 1st impressions) fixed all the niggling problems the fans of the series have complained about.
noctis_lumia  +   130d ago
EA did well this year stop been an @ss
they announced the games that we want

mass effect 4
dragon age 3 which looks fcking amazing
mirror's edge 2
criterion game
Meltic  +   131d ago
nothing .. not even a new CRASH BANDICOT game was announced. What was sony thinking ?
Pintheshadows  +   131d ago
They were probably thinking 'if we unveil a Crash Bandicoot game without owning the license we might get the s**t sued out of us'.
Meltic  +   131d ago
A new crash game would be awesome. Not only action action action games... adventure is fun too like crash games on ps4. Remember the old crash games. It was fun
Pintheshadows  +   131d ago
Yeah, I get that Meltic, but Sony DOESN'T own the Crash Bandicoot license so you won't be seeing a new Crash game anytime soon.
Emanno  +   131d ago
That PS4 symbol sign trailer gave me hope of Crash. Now I'm speechless.
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Baszs  +   131d ago
Whats a Nintendo!
lefty  +   130d ago
When you start to play video games you would know
InMyOpinion  +   131d ago
Flamebait journalists won lol.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   131d ago
MICROSOFT. Obviously.

Next question...
disKinected  +   131d ago
Do you even have bubble to answer another question?
MysticStrummer  +   131d ago
Never expect a psycho to make sense.
Jrmy84  +   131d ago
That's your opinion but, like me not all games appeal so I wasn't impressed at Microsoft's line up except Halo5. Can't wait for it to come out.
elhebbo16  +   130d ago
COD, Halo, mountain dew and doritos... all what a xbox peasant needs amirite?
Whitey2k  +   131d ago
I think nintendo do exceptionally good coming from a ps4 owner a few good games from sony and ms like uncharted lbp3 and the other game from software with ms having crackdown and sunset overdrive but with ms halo series every1 already played and alot of it is multiplat that will come to ps4

So I guess its ninteno --> sony--> Microsoft

Let the haters hate!
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Software_Lover  +   131d ago
Who cares. We don't get anything if anyone won. I like all games from all 3 console manufacturers.
HumanAfterAll  +   131d ago
I think everyone did... well… sort of. Microsoft brought Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and dropped the bomb with the Halo Master Chief Collection and Crackdown.

Sony brought Uncharted, Destiny, Grim Fandango remake, Dead Island 2 and that amazing trailer for Bloodborne.

Nintendo's was the funniest and Open World Zelda sounds phenomenal.

Ubisoft has more great AC: Unity and Far Cry 4

Ea did the worst though, I was hoping to see more that just concepts for Mass Effect and Mirror's Edge, but it was alright.

I think everyone did really well except EA. It's going to be a great year for games and next year will be even better!
Yaay4me  +   131d ago
the list of all games shown in the order they were shown:

Microsoft:
Call of Duty (w early dlc, also on PS4)
Forza Horizon (exc)
Evolve (also on PS4)
Assassins Creed Unity (also on PS4)
Dragon Age Inquisition (also on PS4)
Sunset overdirve (exc)
Deadrising arcade adventure (exc)
Dance Central (exc)
Fable legends multiplayer(exc)
spark (exc)
Ori (exc)
Master chief Collection (exc)
Inside (first on xbox, also on PS4)
Tombraider (also on PS4)
Withcher III (also on PS4)
Phantom Dust (exc)
Division (dlc 1st on xbox, also on PS4)
Scalebound (exc)
Crackdown (exc)
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Sony:
Destiny (exclusive content on PS4, 1st on PS4, also on Xbox
The Order 1866 (exc)
Entwined (exc)
Infamous: First Light expansion (exc)
Little Big Planet III(exc)
Bloodborne (exc)
Farcry 4 (exclusive content PS4, also on xbox)
Dead island 2 (exclusive content PS4, also on xbox)
The Last of Us: remastered (exc)
Diablo: reaper of souls (exclusive content PS4, also on xbox)
Battlefield hardline (exlusive content PS4, also on xbox)
Magica 2 (plus 2 others) (exc)
Grim Fandango (exc)
Devolver (exc)
The tales Principal (exc)
Let it die (exc)
ABZU (exc)
No Man's Sky (timed exclusive PS4, also on xbox)
Morpheus games: including Valkyrie (2 others shown)(exc)
Mortal Kombat X (also on xbox)
Metal Gear 5 (also on xbox)
GTA5 (not sure if exclusive)
Batman (exclusive content)
Uncharted 4 (exc)

Microsoft didn't seem to have anything in the form of a surprise. Having said that they both had a good showing, but Sony it seems, had the better conference. They had a surprise game in Bloodborne. and they didn't even show a some of the games they could have shown like: Driveclub, Helldivers, Morpheus games (3 of which were shown in the form of icons for a few seconds). Microsoft's best showings in contrast were multiplatform in the form of Evolve, Assassins Creed Unity, and Witcher (all of which I'm personally interested in)I honestly could not find any particular game on the MS conference that made me say "this is the game to own the console for". In fact, if you take out all the multiplatform games out of MS conference, you can clearly see that there is nothing in there that amazes. I was expecting something huge like MS buying exclusivity for Fallout 4 or something of that nature. Frankly, I'm not quite sure which of the MS exclusives is the one they teased as having bought exclusivity for. This is not to say that I didn't like their conference, just that I personally felt Sony delivered more reasons to own a PS4 than vice versa.
kewlkat007  +   131d ago
You are entitled to your opinion.
Yaay4me  +   130d ago
that is the wisest thing I've heard since E3.
Jrmy84  +   131d ago
True majority of the games showcased we already knew about so.
ThePsychoGamer  +   131d ago
Microsoft IMo

Sony and Nintendo had way too many issues that Should have been addressed go completely ignored.
voodoochild346  +   131d ago
Like what exactly?
ThePsychoGamer  +   131d ago
SOny:
The Last Guardian
Agent
And what the Third Party production team is working on.

I could forgive the third party production team if we got news on those two games that have been leading us on for years, but we got nothing aside from yea, one of them is still in development.

And for Nintendo
Several features people on Miiverse have been begging Nintendo to implement ever since Miiverse launched. What makes this worse is how willing the competition has been to add and change features based off consumer feedback.
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scissor_runner  +   131d ago
Really mii verse is more important than zelda, starfox, new fps innovation. Really I'm done with you man... drops mic. Nope I don't want to hear it bye.
Darth_Yoda  +   131d ago
Ubisoft's rainbow six gave me goosebumps, just Ubisoft's presentation was pretty entertaining.
pop-voxuli  +   131d ago
Sony & Nintendo tie for 1st
M$ 2nd
KNWS  +   131d ago
Third party listings don't win E3 for either company come on.

You look at first party titles.

The Order, Bloodborne, , Uncharted, The last Of US, and driveclub, Little big planet 3.

The Order and Bloodborne entirely new IP's.

Sunset Overdrive,’ ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection,’ ‘Forza Horizon 2

Sunset Overdrive brand new IP coming 2014.

Halo 5: Guardians” Fable Legends” Crackdown, Scalebound, Quantum break, Phantom dust,

10 games for Microsoft 6 for Sony.

The IP'S from Microsoft are more triple A too.

Microsoft won on content.
airshiraz  +   131d ago
my review of this e3

good:at last we saw something truly next gen i mean assassins unity and uncharted 4 + ps4 new exclusives

bad :no gameplay of mirrors edge

winner :sony .xbox half is not a next gen console it runs wathcdogs on 790 p wtfffffff
bonafide732  +   131d ago
Kinda getting tired of who won e3 . Think about it. if any of the big 3 fail that's gonna hurt the gaming industry as a whole including us
Emanno  +   131d ago
I know Sony is winning sales but Nintendo won E3.
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leahcim  +   131d ago
I lost!

I lost my hopes for the Last Guardian
Broburger  +   131d ago
Nintendo
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   131d ago
Reggie vs. Iwata won E3-
(Remixed vrs) https://www.youtube.com/wat...
(Reg) https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Because it goes to show the fun you can have as a company when you have CEO's and COO's who are approachable and fun loving.
The Nintendo Directs made Iwata into kind of a Mascot for Nintendo. They gave him status like Reggie got from previous E3's- if it was not for Iwata's "Directness" that video would not have paid-off as big.

The Zelda reveal (was a close 2nd or is it the other way around, minus the "close". ;))
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   131d ago
Also, the live Nintendo Treehouse presentation that is streaming RIGHT NOW and Tomorrow is a great way to celebrate E3 for Nintendo fans.

Get to see lots of games and gameplay in-depth. No more hidden cameras with garbled game sound.
scissor_runner  +   131d ago
Yeah they have not even blown their load yet.
Masterman280  +   131d ago
NINTENDO!!!!!
KinjoTakemura  +   131d ago
Who cares. I just want to play Blood Borne, No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Infamous:First Light, Grim Fandango, and Arkham Knight. Did I miss any?
elda  +   130d ago
MS & Sony's conference were both average at best,all multiplats with console incentives,showing only a couple of new AAA exclusives.Nintendo's Wii-U is starting to look very interesting at the moment showing off nothing but interesting exclusives that will not be coming to any other platform,they are definitely in a class by themselves,I may just have to own one now.

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