VG247: Let's mark the platform holders' performances out of ten. Let's say who "won". Why not?
Microsoft – 9/10
By the numbers, 360's line-up in that presentation was phenomenal.Alan Wake dated for early 2010. Kojima came out to confirm MGS Rising for 360. There was a ton of "entertainment" stuff like Last.fm, Facebook and Twitter integration. Then Microsoft wheeled out the megaton: Natal.We'll go for 9. The only reason it's not a 10 is because there was no "hair-stand-on-end" moment and Natal did look a long, long way off.
Sony – 8/10
Let's get it out of the way. Sony's E3 press conference this year was superb. The motion tech was next. This was not pretty. The two guys doing the demo couldn't get it working properly at first, and compared to the promise of Natal it looks distinctly "old". Time will tell.A motion "wand" that looked too much like a dildo. And an apparently ineffective dildo, at that.It's an 8 to us.
Nintendo – 6/10
After last year's shameful display, Nintendo didn't have to do too much to redeem itself at E3 2009. A few hardcore games, less obvious tat, more seriousness. We got all three.It was good. Two new Mario titles and a Metroid Wii game isn't shit.But it's still light. And third-parties were largely absent. And Cammie's "costume" was unforgivable.We'll have a 6. Without Metroid it would have been a 5.
Overall Winner: Microsoft's Conference