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The Winner of the Big Three E3 Conferences | writes: "Well E3 is not quite over with yet as there are two days left to go, but with the big three done with each of the respective press conferences we here at declare who we think won E3. So with no more delay let’s get right into it shall we." (E3, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Smokeyy90  +   2061d ago
Really its a toss up between Sony and Nintendo.
-Alpha  +   2061d ago | Well said
In terms of a show: Nintendo. Everyone was most surprised with them, we expected a lot less but they delivered a lot more. To the point, short and sweet, didn't drag on for too long. It was a good show.

Sony's was awesome, the ending was tight, but it dragged on at some parts that didn't matter to me personally. That's in terms of a show.

In terms of what E3 means in contexts: Both Nintendo and Sony.

The purpose IMO is to have the media/viewers walk out with confidence in the product's future and both Sony and Nintendo did that.

I don't care about crowning clear-cut winners. I just wanted to go in as a gamer who could speculate the future of the products and walk out knowing the industry had a bright future. Sony has a promising future. Nintendo has a promising future. Both for different reasons and in contexts of in the company itself.
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halojunkie  +   2061d ago
FangBlade  +   2061d ago
gratz on 6th bubble.
Christopher  +   2061d ago
Clear-cut winner: Me.
PoSTedUP  +   2061d ago
well said alpha male22.

i thought sonys was more entertaining imo. kevin butler, (the twistedmetal intro brought chills of excitment down my spine. (as so did the new DK game). i give a lot of credit to nintendo but if you look at it this way: what if nintendo announced ZELDA and a few other b4 E3 just like sony? then it would all come down to how much was delivered for the gamer, and then i would say it goes to sony. but they all did their thing nontheless, i give em all credit. but yeah your logic is correct, nintendo suprised us the most because they stayed quite up untill E3.
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Palodios  +   2061d ago
Sony by a hair
Goldeneye is going to be huge. But I agree with the article, Nintendo lost major points by screwing up the Zelda presentation. I also think its about time they retire some of these franchises and make something new. Their last new series-- Animal Crossing/Pikmin-- came out in 2001. Nintendo, you're talented enough, so stop rehashing please.
Shadow Flare  +   2061d ago
I do think Nintendo put on a really good show, probably their best this generation. Im glad they steered away from the casual games a bit more. The main problem i had with nintendo's conference was that personally it didn't excite me. Why? I never had a nintendo console as a kid so i have no nostalgia to be excited about concerning nintendo. Kirby, donkey kong, zelda, star fox...they mean nothing to me, i just can't get excited about it. Sorry. I know it gets alot of others excited but thats because of their nostalgia. But it meant nothing to me. Thats why for me Sony wins. Though i wish they had shown some more titles like Starhawk and The Last Guardian...and Uncharted 3
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2061d ago
Way say it, when I can show it?

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FungLip  +   2061d ago
I feel sleepy every time I hear Jack Tretton's monotone. Sony's conference would rock if he talked less.
happyfuntime  +   2061d ago
As a PS3 fanboy
Nintendo won! by a mile!
Nitrowolf2  +   2061d ago
yeah me owning Nintendo system for along time there show was extremly good
both Nintendo and Sony did an awesome job this E3
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BannedForNineYears  +   2061d ago
It's a shame the Wii motion plus was acting up during the Zelda demo. =(

Definitely between Nintendo and Sony.
I felt Sony started verrrrrry slow and ending with announcement after announcement.
Nintendo started with quite a few announcements and turned anti-climactic.
Sony showed footage of my most anticipated games, and announced Twisted Metal (Oh mah gawwwwwwd).
And then Kevin Butler appeared which was awesomeeeeeeeee.
FACTUAL evidence  +   2061d ago
I'm sorry
But i think Nintendo went in on this E3. I liked how they presented themselves, and gave gamers what we actually WANTED! I can't say the same for Sony and MS IMHO. BTW, did you guys hear when PSN+ was announced? He stated no features at all...Just stuff you can get for free......Not trying to start anything but I'd rather pay for XBL again.
Ahmay  +   2061d ago
i respect your opinion...
it was honest... but seeing that you only have one bubble must mean u are anti-playstation...
AKS  +   2061d ago
I have to agree that it was very close between Sony and Nintendo. I was personally most impressed by Sony's conference, but I think Nintendo really needed a strong conference after some truly dismal showings, especially the infamous Wii Music debacle. So I can't help but feel excited for them. I think Nintendo reignited the fire for their hardcore fans. Congratulations to them on having such a great comeback showing. So I could see people leaning either way between those two. Microsoft? Well, it started off OK...
cmrbe  +   2061d ago
I still can't believe how much Natal Suck
I knew it was going to suck as any sane person would know but i didn't know it would suck ass so much.

For the audiance having to ware white and then the scripted demo. It was just so freaking hilarious. All the while their presenters faking excitement while everyone is the audiance were just facepalming. It was pretty ugly.

Contrast this to Sony and Kevin, its like night and day.

Natal. The saviour for MS is a complete joke. MS is a joke. MS fans defending Natal and MS conference are jokes.

Its funny no one is talking about Natal or Kinetic or whatever anyone because they know its an embarrasement.
Shadow Flare  +   2061d ago
i just finished watching microsoft's conference and the start was ok actually but all the parts with natal were just awful. The kid pretending the tiger was licking her.....the "twin" sisters talking to each other....the mountains of pre-recorded footage...THE LAG!! Seriously the lag! When they show that fitness game, there was a part were the woman was stretching left and right and left, and everytime she went one way, the avatar on the screen was in the opposite direction! The lag was TERRIBLE! And that fitness game was the ONLY demonstration i could see that was real time. The rest were so fake it was completely embarressing.

Kinetc is going to flop HARD. Because it DOESN'T WORK.
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FungLip  +   2061d ago
The Asian girl was SO CUTE... until she started pretending she's being licked by the a-little-too-happy tiger.
Imperator  +   2061d ago
Sony and Nintendo tied imo. The only definite thing is that MS failed hard.
Sarcasm  +   2061d ago
Nintendo is my personal winner. But then again I'm an N64 kid. I've been waiting for a true Zelda game. But to add icing to the cake, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby Yarn Thing (which looked amazing!), a new Goldeneye, and lastly the unveiling of the 3DS which hits ALL the right notes. Better graphics, 3D technology, videos, most likely music support, an analog nub, the new wi-fi technology, and so much more!

Second comes a close Sony. Although they didn't show Agent, or The Last Guardian, they still came through with Killzone 3, PS Move, LBP2, Motorstorm: Apocalypse (amazing), Infamous 2, Portal 2, Twisted Metal and of course the biggest one GT5's release date!

Microsoft on the other hand, had nothing that really interests me except Gears of War 3. Halo Reach is just more Halo, Fable 3 is just another promise by Peter Molyneux that it will transport us to another dimension, and Kinect is way too gimmicky.

Although I'm still interested in the new Xbox though, that's probably the BIGGEST highligh for the 360 is the improved hardware and value. But all it did was just try to be a PS3-phat with no blu-ray player. I might end up getting one anything though LOL.
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ABizzel1  +   2061d ago
Both Sony and Nintendo had great conferences, but I would give it to Sony simply because the expectations for the Wii were so low, because they haven't given us anything worth mention at an E3 in the last 2 years.

Nintendo did a brilliant job this time, but Sony has consistently done amazing each and every year, if Nintendo manages to pull through with another E3 like this for 2011 then They just might take the show.
dlp21  +   2061d ago
No way, past performance can not influence the way you rank the conferences. Well ok, for you it can, but that is akin to saying well even though the Phillies won the World Series we are still going to give it to the Yankees because they perform year to year.

I didn't get to watch the Nintendo event because I only had my 3g connection available, so I watched a liveblog of it. And all I can say is every time I checked the update I wished more and more I could actually be watching it.

Nintendo gave it to us this E3, it was hit after hit. Now I will say that Sony's showcase was awesome...super excited myself. But I'd have to say my biggest letdown also came from PSP2.

Nintendo gave us the 3DS w/MGS, and Kid Icarus, a new Goldeneye, a new Zelda, a new DK ala the 2D version from SNES.

Nintendo with a close second by Sony and a DNF for MS.
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HopSkotch  +   2061d ago
Couldn't agree more...Nintendo wowed me with all the updated classics and the Mickey Mouse Game...Can we say DONKEY KONG COUNTRY? Rayman was stunning too...and Sony of course was my personal winner because of the genre of games i play. Twisted Metal is gonna kick ass, Medal of Honor excites me to get away from playing Call of Duty, and KZ3??? Nuff said.
sombrero  +   2061d ago
Nintendo had the better conference, but Sony has the brighter future imo. I liked that Nintendo just showed exclusive after exclusive , but I kinda got the feeling that they're just taking super mario brothers wii and reskinning it with all their IPs (like the new DK and Kirby).

And honestly, when are we going to see a new IP from Nintendo?
secretsea  +   2061d ago
around the corner
Fling Smash
The Last Story
Smokeyy90  +   2061d ago
Both Nintendo and Sony had great conferences. But Nintendo had that embarrassing moment with the Zelda demo, which was painful to watch. I wish they would have just shown the trailer and I would have been a happy man!
Optical_Matrix  +   2061d ago
Dance  +   2061d ago
The Winner of the Big Three E3 Conferences
nintendo overshadowed both microsoft and sony conference
X-Alchemist  +   2061d ago
fully agree
at least some people see it :/
Subzero200x   2061d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
CobraKai  +   2061d ago
Everytime new hardware is shown, it gives a company the extra wow factor. But aside that, I have to say that Nintendo brought it by showing GAMES. Not just any games, but games I WANT. I was expecting that from Sony, and they more than delivered, but not from Nintendo.
xplosneer  +   2061d ago
I don't agree with this. Nintendo definitely won in terms of gamers, and Sony and Nintendo tied in terms of shareholding messages.
thebudgetgamer  +   2061d ago
i think you could make a good argument for both
there was no clear cut winner.

accept for ms, holy crap did that stink.
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SonyNGP  +   2061d ago
Nintendo definitely.
MajestieBeast  +   2061d ago
When he said it used to be about strategy driving and shooting everyones eye's went wide and then i think everyone was shouting F*ck Ye.
gameangel  +   2061d ago
It's not about who won, but who lost the least.

This was, for me, the most depressing E3 in years.
Tripl3seis  +   2061d ago
imo both won because they showed the games that people want and care for and as gamer im happy wit both but twisted metal was awesome!!!! and DK is baq 2 finally
Smokeyy90  +   2061d ago
The reveal of the new Twisted Metal was SOOOO bad ass! Kevin Butler was fantastic as well!
cmrbe  +   2061d ago
It depends
Games shown : Sony.
Surprise the most : Nin.

GoldenEye came out of nowhere.
Consoldtobots  +   2061d ago
nah, the minute MS tried to foolishly buy Golden Eye and Nintendo told em to get lost you knew a remake was coming for the Wii.
tunaks1  +   2061d ago
Both Sony and Nintendo did good,
but Nintendo shocked me more,
after seeing Zelda's control issues I was worried but after reading some hands on, they game plays flawlessly.
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iliimaster1  +   2061d ago
as much smack as ive talked about wii man did they make my jaw drop...... donky kong... that soundtrack brought back so much memories... man... that zelda game.... the new mario galaxy.... im so glad my purchase is about to -pay off!! but sony on the other hand aaaaaaaaaaamazing aswell....killzone 3 with move and socom!?! everyone showed games except the 3rd place winner.... they needa focus on games and not call of duty map packs
crazyclown  +   2061d ago
sony 100%
Consoldtobots  +   2061d ago
I agree I stopped caring about the Wii way back last.........oh wait I've never cared on iota about the Wii as it's always been a cheap gimmick in my eyes.

There IS only one horse in the HD console race.
Sitris  +   2061d ago
Both Nintendo and Sony did great
Both had games i wanted and games i am looking into now. Stuff that makes me smile and stuff that makes me go 'OMG'. With great presentation and games, who can argue that it was great for Sony and Nintendo.........but MS was just disapointing.......sigh i had hopes high for 'Kinect' now i couldn't give s***.
Dathwa  +   2061d ago
thing with nintendo though was they had a lot of side scrollers donkey kong, kirby, micky mouse, zelda game couldve have been lots better put i found presentation ruined it a bit, i really want to see the 3d ds if it actually works and how good the graphics upgrades are that they talked about, goldeneye 007 was also pretty nice addition

Sony though i was a bit dissapointed we didnt hear anything about agent or resistance 3, lbp 2 though looked amazing and twisted metal looked lots of fun i felt that they also showed a few to many multiplatform games and shouldve concentrated more on their exclusive games, i dont really care that much if in medal of honour i get an extra map although it did look good, psp also a bit of a letdown i wanted to hear about patapon 3 or some other new exciting game, o well hopefully next year well hear more about new hardware im expecting psp2 to be annouced
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2061d ago
Sony has the better games. That should be obvious.

Nintendo surprised everyone so much though. That was a lot of new stuff. I need another Donkey Kong Country!

When these games release, you'll see what I mean. Even though Nintendo out on a good show, not a single one of those games will have the lasting value of Little Big Planet 2, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, or even some Move games.

Sony wanted to steal Microsoft's hardcore audience and they definitely did that.
Consoldtobots  +   2061d ago
lol that's like the guy you hate beating your ass in sports and then taking your girl and making her happier than she's ever been with you.

no wonder the kids spew so much hate @ sony.
stb  +   2061d ago
Gun_Senshi  +   2061d ago
Nintendo and Sony had both great Conference
The winner between them depends on the user. Like a friend of mine:
"dragon quest ix, golden sun ds, new zelda, new kingdom hearts game for the 3ds, and the new nintendo 3ds takes the cake for me", thus for my friend Nintendo wins

Personally, to hell with 3DS I am not shelling out money for another DS! So for me Sony Wins.
PandemicPrawn0  +   2061d ago
Sony probably won in my opinion. They covered both their core audience and their upcoming casual offering very well. And even after all the pre event announcements still managed to surprise with games like Twisted Metal.

Nintendo came storming back this year. No question about it. That 3DS is going to sell very well and will dominate the handheld market for some time to come.

Microsoft…. Had some neat stuff .The ESPN for Xbox live looked great, as did the gesture control for the console itself. The Xbox 360 S would have had a bigger impact if it weren’t leaked the day before. As for the software? Weak.
Microsoft WHAT ARE YOU DOING? You have a great studio in Rare, why the hell are they wasting their time on a Wii sports clone? Surly another studio could have handled this mini game rubbish? All you had to do to sell Kinnect to the core gamer was show us a couple of good games. I mean how does somebody like Peter Molenux see this device and not say to himself “ Man. Black and White would be great on this thing. We should totally make that.” Or “Hey you guys at Rare should do a new Viva Piñata game for this. It would kick ass.”

As an Xbox fan I have been let down by Microsoft this year. I have read the feedback on Major Nelson’s website and it’s not pretty so hopefully the message is getting though to the right people at Microsoft. My advice to them would be to buy or create some bloody studios and start making games. Nobody cares if you have Call of Duty DLC a month before the other guys. Just make some new games before you become irrelevant.
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Moentjers  +   2061d ago
come on let's all be happy. Lot's of games are coming our way before the end of the year.

Who would have thought the 'fight' for the first place would be between Sony and Nintendo ?
secretsea  +   2061d ago
Sony went down fighting though
and Microsoft was there as "also competed"
gfunkera10  +   2061d ago
Definite toss up with Nintendo and Sony.

Nintendo had the huge bang at the end, while Sony was consistent and offered content for every type of gamer.

Nintendo just sticks with the casual crowd and rehashes old IP's. Something new and innovative please, but their conference was good.
teto83  +   2061d ago
this is so funny
Kevin Buttler is so awesome that i believe he could swim to the bottom of the gulf and cap the oil leak with his ***** and save us all.

Sony had so much awwsome stuff they could not fit every game into the show. Twisted Metal,kill Zone 3, little big planet 2 ....try that for size.I also enjoy the new MOVE technology,,,it has a good price point and integrates with both casual games and the hardcore crowd.

To see that fat ass from Valve eating his words made my day. Karma is a bitch Gave!!!!

I like the 3DS but nintendo is runnig out of ideas IMO.
Shnazzyone  +   2061d ago
Seriously, Nintendo didn't spend 5 seconds on worthless banter on their advertising strategies, They didn't showcase shovelware like sony did, they only showed one awesome announcement after another for 2 hours.

Nintendo brought the gold and it amazes me that anyone would still say sony's conference was better, the entire first half hour was tainted by Nintendo offering goggleless portable 3d while sony you need to pay $3000 for a new tv to actually see killzone 3 as it's intended.

Not to mention $100 move bundles that don't include the Nunchuck analog stick. Something that costs 30 bucks!!!

Not to mention sony announced that that now you have to pay for a 2nd tier of online. Meaning they will likely gimp the free service to entice you.

If you say sony won E3 then you are officially saying you are okay with sony trying to take you in for everything they can.

Nintendo dropped so much awesome it is ridiculous. I was glued the whole time on Nintendos E3. I can't even count how many times I felt myself nodding off to slow paced discussion about what sony is doing.

This is just like I said, even if nintendo won everyone on here would be completely unable to accept it. That has come to pass. Anyone with half a braincell has to admit Nintendo actually won it this year with innovation. Everyone else was reduces to a me too by comparison.



They gave the core EVERYTHING this year!!!! The old nintendo is back and in a big way!

I can name 30 things from that conference that made me absolutely excited... Then I think back to sonys...

Portal 2
Twisted metal

That's it, that is everything notable in my mind after that conference.

Oh and that guy from the commercials being a good comedian.

Does 3 notable and unexpected reveals and one amusing comedian really equal the epicness of what nintendo pulled off today? I think not.
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WLPowell  +   2061d ago
R U high? Or did you just not see the conference I saw?
Yeah Nintendo finally focused on core games but they were just good for wii games. (Don't get mad at me, Nintendo made the choices they made so now they live with them, it made them a lot of money, but Mario galaxy 1 and 2 are the only 2 games on the wii library I've seen that has lived up to the original Nintendo pedigree) Sony came out in a BIG way. That PSP line-up was epic (god of war:ghost of sparta, parasite eve:the third birthday, mod nation racers psp, valkaria chronicles 2, Patapon 3, The YS series coming back) Simply put, from a gaming point of view the PSP outshined the 3DS. (Even IGN said there were very few must see games for the 3DS) Move was surprising to say the least, I was expecting nothing but shovelware but that socery game looked solid (I also saw Echochrome 2 is gonna use it) In terms of PS3 games they stood alone. Nintendo showed off sidescroller after sidescroller and a bunch of older games they slapped new paint on (Nintendo always gets this free pass for supposedly bringing great new ideas, but all I saw was games that were possible on N64 and the super Nintendo, hell I've already played some of these games Nintendo was showing) Zelda and Epic Mickey were the only wii games that looked like current gen games. Sony had showed Motorstorm 3, Socom 4, Gran Turismo 5, Sly Collection, Little Big Planet 2, Killzone 3, and Twisted Metal (personally this left a bigger impression than the Zelda reveal)

And Sony SHOWED their games, a lot of the games that Nintedo talked about they just showed the logo and on the show floor 90% of Nintendo's 3DS games are non-playable trailers. I would say even though Sony had a lot of talking, they still managed to show more gameplay than Nintendo and MS combined. Yes, it's a beautiful change of pace that Nintendo finally remembered they're a video game developer, but lets not give them "the best of E3 award" because of that.

Long Story Short: Sony pulled a three-peat.
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jmallymav  +   2061d ago
i like all 3 as a gamer...
because i own all 3 systems, but gran turismo finally having a release date made my day. 1.Sony 2.MS 3. Nintendo
dkgshiz  +   2061d ago
I think it goes
1=Nintendo and Sony
2=MS. Microsofts conference was really cheesy.
00  +   2061d ago
It's more like this
1 Nintendo
2 ?????
3 MS/Sony
MRMagoo123  +   2061d ago
your a joke of a person if you think sony did any where near as bad as MS grow a brain then come back later when you have seen the conference
00  +   2061d ago
I have seen the conference and both Sony and MS could have done Better MUCH better, but go ahead and insult me for having a different opinion.
WLPowell  +   2061d ago
that's right troll...
hide behind excuses for your butthurt. We already know how this is gonna play out. When Sony and Nintendo release the games Sony's gonna consistently have a higher critical recpetion where Nintendo will generally be low and Zelda is gonna score 9's and 10's.
Seferoth75  +   2061d ago
Stop being children and insulting people.
You have your opinion.
He has his.
Your reasons for not agreeing with him are stupid and childish.
Just what we can expect form a typical Sony fan.
@mrmagoo, It's actually "you're" as in "you are"
WLpowell, The only one looking butthurt is you. Like review scores matter when the games wont be out for months.

I guess Nintendo won cause they have the highest rated game this gen right? They also have the most sales. Granted none of that has anything to do with who won E3 but neither does your BS excuse
dkgshiz  +   2061d ago
I think Nintendo and Sony were equal with each other.
MS conference was a disappointment to the max. I'm so excited for Twisted Metal!
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