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Submitted by Shaxster 37d ago | opinion piece

Who Won E3 2014?

It’s time for a little deconstruction of what went down at E3. Pushing aside all the hype, bombast and showy PR tactics, and focussing on what really counts: the games. After last year’s conference, Sony came away as the clear winners, but this year the lines are a little more blurred. In fact, when Talkingship breaks it all down, it appears Microsoft wins. Let’s take a look. (E3, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS3, PS4, Sony, Ubisoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DirtyPimp  +   37d ago
sony
TheSaint  +   37d ago
Gamers.
NewMonday  +   37d ago
all of the above
2cents  +   37d ago
Yawn... We did.
tgruver  +   37d ago
Nintendo.
modesign  +   37d ago
haha, thanks for the laugh
NintendoSonyfan  +   36d ago
Most exclusives, most new IP, largest variety and most original ideas. I agree. The other 2 focused too much on remakes of old games, non gaming features and had 15 minute videos of Far Cry or Call of Duty to pad their time. I want all 3 systems eventually but Nintendo made me happy to be a Wii U owner now, the others I can wait another year for.
Axios2  +   37d ago
Well documented and presented
lelo  +   37d ago
"Who Won E3 2014?"

Gamers.
Neonridr  +   37d ago
well said. We all win. And if we happen to own more than one of those three consoles? Then we should all be so lucky.
badboyz09  +   37d ago
This Article wanted Microsoft to Win.
No_Limit  +   37d ago
I won cause I have all three consoles! :P
Jdoki  +   37d ago
Just as I'd given up all hope of being told who won E3, FINALLY, an article!!

/s
asmith2306  +   37d ago
Here we go again.
Jag-T1000  +   37d ago
If you want to wait till next year for games then Sony & Nintendo won, if you want games this fall then Microsoft won.
medman  +   37d ago
Delusional fanboy alert!! Delusional fanboy alert!! Reality is killing this poor guy.
MasterCornholio  +   37d ago
Yeah like those multiplats won't come out for the PS4 this year.

Just accept that all three systems have good games coming out this holiday season whether they are exclusive or not.

I win.

:)
S2Killinit  +   37d ago
Actually Sony has more exclusives coming out this year than MS. Go check it, dont take my word for it.
MelvinTheGreat  +   37d ago
Quality over quantity.
Im not saying MS has better exclusives but 1 good game is better than 100 bad ones.
S2Killinit  +   37d ago
I totally agree with that. but also note that the argument "quality over quantity" is often brought up to discredit games that are "indie" even though that may have nothing to do with their quality.

Then, as it relates to the number of Sony exclusives, quality is not missing. I don't want to say who has better quality since thats subjective, but personally I see more of it in Sony's line up.

My own most anticipated games coming before christmas are: Helldivers, which some might call an "indie". Followed by Deep Down, and Destiny.
MasterCornholio  +   37d ago
Sony showed more games that interest me but I have to admit that Microsoft had a very good pacing with their conference.

I think we can all agree on EA being the biggest loser at E3.
Dezmond  +   37d ago
Can we stop with these type of articles? The gamers won E3
daBUSHwhaka  +   37d ago
When are these articles about who won gonna stop.X1 and PS both had good conference's.Don't know about Nintendo.At the end of the day,regardless of which platform,the gamer wins.The fanboy looses.
wheresmymonkey  +   37d ago
Gamers. All three consoles are getting some cracking new titles,MS are buckling down on the Xbox One, Sony are getting a frickin' Grim Fandango remake and Nintendo seem to be about to flood the WiiU with top quality exclusives as well as showing that their prerecorded conferences/ live gameplay demonstrations are better than a traditional conference.
ForgottenProphecy  +   37d ago
I wouldn't go as far as to say that prerecorded conferences are better than traditional conference, but that beginning skit they did to reveal the Mii in Smash Bros was hilarious.
wheresmymonkey  +   37d ago
I would. re watch the Nintendo one, and then watch EAs. Nintendo's was genuinly entertaining.

The live at the treehouse stuff was a masterstroke they showed us at least 40 minutes of gameplay footage from almost every game they revealed. far more than the CGI trailers that MS and Sony filled most of their conferences with.
ForgottenProphecy  +   37d ago
Nintendo completely murdered E3 (in exclusive games that interest me). Zelda, Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Maker, Smash Bros.

Sony had LittleBigPlanet 3, Bloodbourne, and No Man's Sky. (I don't count Uncharted 4 because nothing was shown besides Nathan Drake getting up and walking away. But I'm keeping an eye out) Project Morpheus is fun, but I'm not sure if there will be the games there to justify its probably high price tag. (I'm predicting from $200-$300).

Microsoft only had Sunset Overdrive, which was just alright when I played it.

I don't normally like Ubisoft's games, but The Crew and The Division both look amazing (And I personally played The Crew at E3, it IS amazing).

EA did terrible, only showing sports games. I am really excited for Star Wars Battlefront 3 and Mass Effect 4 though.

TL;DR Nintendo > Sony > Ubisoft > Microsoft > EA
oODEADPOOLOo  +   37d ago
Im still waiting for more announcements with gameplay. That's who won.
LeCreuset  +   37d ago
The E3 presentation which results in the most people going out to buy the product is the one that won.

It's that simple. Why do we need to be told who won a conference we all either watched or have ready access to? After a football game does anyone need to explain to the viewers who won? Of course not, because there's a clear winner and loser (or tie), and it's not open to subjective interpretation. If the outcome is open to subjective interpretation, as E3 is, then what, besides an inflated sense of self-importance, makes these personalities in the gaming media feel that their one opinion carries the authority to dictate to the masses of readers with their own opinions who won E3?

I wish entertainment outlets would stop dumbing down for their audiences. I know there's this perception that audiences are stupid and need to have everything dictated to them in the simplest terms, but it's amazing the results that can be achieved when the audience is treated like intellectually capable human beings. Just look at the popularity of the show Game of Thrones, with its in medias res plot that shifts the audience's perspective among several character arcs.
Picnic  +   37d ago
Sony's reveals were hardly earth shattering. It's not like there was a Quantic Dream game. They maybe could have done with something like a Motorstorm announcement - or maybe a wave race type game.

Microsoft neither had extra news on Quantum Break nor D4.
Their Sunset Overdrive (CGI) trailer was beautiful. The game looks good too but it's perhaps a bit too open and combat-heavy compared to how I might I liked it.

Nintendo had the most impressive E3 in comparison to how their image had been before.
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NintendoSonyfan  +   36d ago
Nintendo won in terms of best lineup of exclusives, most new IP's and most originality and variety in their titles. Sony was a close second with great third party games and things.

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