E3 Wrapup: MS Shines, Nintendo and Sony Underwhelm

It's the end of the week and E3 2008 has officially ended and now it's time to sit back, relax and take in all the announcements made by the big three: Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.

Here's a breakdown of the good and the bad of each company's press conference. Clearly, Microsoft was this year's winner but read on to find out where the other two companies fell flat.

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power of Green 3774d ago

PS3 fanbois are trying to block everything they can find that is bad PS3 news and post everything they can showing PS3 in a good light or the 360 in the a bad light lol.

thereapersson3774d ago

You would do the same exact thing. I know it's hard, but try not to be such a hypocrite...

Tmac3774d ago

lmfao butterfinger said it best dude, get a grip of yourself.

butterfinger3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

I guess the truth was too harsh for the Open Zone? N4G fails everytime a Bloodmask article gets approved or POG still has a bubble.

TheOutsider3774d ago

Ha ha that is pretty sad that MS biggest news at E3 was to steal a PS3 game! HAHA THEY GOT PWNED.SONY RULES!! like it OR NOT!!

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Overr8ed3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

What? Microsoft just showed multiplatform games... and really no exclusives... i think that MS underwhelm and Sony Shined because Sony actually showed new IP's and exclusives from 1st party.

@ CNIVEK: Really... the only two games that we know that are going to do great is Viva Pinata 2 and Gears of War 2. Fable doesnt look as promising as Gears or Pinata... we will see what happens

CNIVEK3774d ago

I didn't realize that Banjo Kazooie 3, Viva Pinata 2, Fable 2, & Gears 2 were all multiplatform; perhaps I didn't get that memo.

butterfinger3774d ago

those games we've heard about all year. How could we forget quality titles like Banjo Kazooie and Viva Pinata are exclusive?

TalzWhite3774d ago

"2.1 - Really?
I didn't realize that Banjo Kazooie 3, Viva Pinata 2, Fable 2, & Gears 2 were all multiplatform; perhaps I didn't get that memo."

Hmmm so Banjo and Viva Piniata 2 wins it for microsoft ... Thout not

butterfinger3774d ago

quality flamebait article from the POS that is Bloodmask. Congratulations your plan to ruin N4G is working perfectly:)

BIoodmask3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

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butterfinger3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Another pathetic response for a lowly individual. I can't wait to see more of Bloodmask's posts. I'm sure they will be something along the lines of "MS says they are better because..." or "Sony is better than MS because...". It's funny when you can see all the flame articles on the front page and you already know which user they are from. I don't need a sad little person that has made this website their life to quote the terms of usage to me. We all know N4G is a piece of sh!t. You should just accuse everyone of being Nasim like you always do. It seems that he had a strong impact on your sad little internet life.

CNIVEK3774d ago

MS had a much broader, informative, and interactive presentation. Sony and Nintendo were content to rehash sales stats, gloat over their past successes, and tease at a few games. Both likely held back a lot for Leipzig...or more likely, TGS. It really just makes sense that MS used E3 to greater effect, because it's on their home turf. Other than a possible X'08 showing, there's really not much else 360 gamers can look forward to, until the new LIVE features, and the new games, arrive this fall.

StayHigh3774d ago

Dude, Microsoft didn't show anything new!! where is the games for this year and next??..How did Microsoft win they announce a game that is still on the PS3 and it wont come out till 2010 or early 2011 if they dont delay it..

Sony got a lot of strong exclusive games coming out this year and next..

incogneato3774d ago

It's not tough to argue this at all. MS showed absolutely nothing but casual games, multiplatform demos, and boring charts. They had one big announcement, whoopdeedoo.

Sony's WAS in fact informative, interactive, and most of all fun.

Mayle3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

What? Microsoft showed great stuff like Lipps, Scene It 2, and the that Movie thing (ha). The only interesting exclusive game they announced was Viva Pinata. Sony had a few more announced god of war, mag, Valkyrie. OVERALL DISAPPOINTING ALL 3 ONWARD TO EASTERN GERMANY......with bbc amazing thing, bungie project, heavy rain, and maybe zelda with motion plus

beavis4play3774d ago

it was just one sony announcement after another. KZ2,infamous,LBP,resistance dominated and impressed. LBP is consensus best of show. sony didn't even have to rely on multi-plat games like fallout and RE5. now, sony has said they will be announcing lots of stuff at leipzig and you know they'll have something special saved for the home crowd at TGS.

if you think they dominated the show, tell me one thing from ms that was talked about all week more than the above mentioned sony games?

Ateanboy3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )


MS SHINED!?!?!?!?
What the hell???
Their biggest announcement was that they managed to buy off Square-Enix with Final Fantasy 13!!! A title that has already been announced for the PS3 years ago. Wow... Way to go MS. You really "shined" this year on E3. Lol. Nonsense...

Nintendo was boring. Microsoft only had the FF13 announcement. And Sony didn't show much new except for a few games. But they showed A LOT more new games than MS.

All in all, E3 as a whole sucked. But... I admit that Sony had the best presentation.

thenickel3774d ago

Well said and oh so true although I'm willing to bet that MS has a big TGS showing as well on it's way. It appears to me as if Sony has run out of eggs and will stick to whats coming rather then continuously over promising. The show was clearly won by MS and of course there are going to be the fanboy's that just cant accept what happened at E3.

thenickel3774d ago

Pirate I've been gaming since pinball and Pong my friend. Had my 1st computer when I was 6 and worked in the Arcade world for years before becoming an investor/inventor. Now say what you want but I am far from a newcomer lol. Leipzeing will obviously be a better show then E3 but does not mean E3 was terrible by any means. I think if E3 was after the other shows it would be much better but now it's all about timing.

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PirateThom3774d ago

I disagree, Sony showed a lot of new stuff, Microsoft showed multiplatform and casual games and Nintendo showed a lot of casual games.

But it doesn't matter, since E3 sucks anyway.

Mr_Showtime13774d ago

Sony's conference wasn't exactly great, but niether was Microsoft's, they showed Fallout and Resi evil 5, both multiplats, then they showed off Gears 2, after that, they showed how they stole stuff from the other two competitiors (avatars, LIPs, FF13)

Sony's at least showed a range of games for differently platforms as well as a decent range for next year, and as for Nintendo they basically said, "We are screwing all our customers and not making any more games for the Wii cause we have made so much money"

darkshiz3774d ago

You forgot about copying Miis and Singstar.

DarkBlade3774d ago

Everything i heard and saw at Microsoft press confrence was everythig i knew about. Like Lips,new Dashboard(but it was rumor to be 3D), and mostly every other game except FF13(it shocked me) i knew about. If sony Show a new level to Killzone 2 instead of Resistance since the level they show wasn't done yet(i heard on the 1Up podcast that the level wasn't done yet), i think they would of have a better show. Beside mostly every other ps3 game was on the E3 floor.

thenickel3774d ago

I actually enjoyed E3 and find it odd how everyone is writing it off as awful since there console of choice didn't have a very good showing. SO if MS does the same thing and steals the show at TGS I guess it will suck also huh? Also (not directed at you Pirate)whenever I see all of the agrees you guys get and disagrees spread to others it really looks desperate top prove a point. Why can't any of you guys be gamers and enjoy what were getting rather then hating and complaining 24/7?

PirateThom3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Trust me, E3 has sucked since they downsized it. Now, I'm aware you've only just got into gaming, but I've been gaming since the NES and E3 used to be the gaming event of the year.

Now, it's nothing. Leipzeig, TGS and E for All have all surpassed it, so have the single company events have overtaken it in importance. Even Microsoft who seem to have "blown their load" if the journalists are to be believed will have a better show when Leipzeing takes place between 20-24th August.

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