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Is Sony painting itself in a corner?

SFG writes: E3 2010 was supposed to be Sony’s grand showing, but instead someone spit on that fuse and turned the firecracker into a dud. Weeks before E3, Sony was going on a sequel announcement spree, and speculation rose to what was left to be announced. The sad matter of the fact was Sony really didn’t announce anything. It was a tech demo, and their conference would have been better suited at GDC. They showed off the already announced Move titles, and only Sports Champions will become a franchise, like its own Wii sports. My gut feeling is that the other titles that they shown, The Shoot, Lights out, and so on, do not deserve retail releases as they look like they really don’t offer much depth.

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zetsuei12691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

What I saw was a spetacular Dead Space 2 exclusive content which i was rather happy since ITS GOING TO BE AT FUCKIN NORMAL RETAIL PRICE $59, AWESOME plus Medal of Honor with Frontline remastered and at HD for Free thats simple some insane content and i hope that they keep coming.

I did realize that i didn't have any reason to still have the 360 since Sony its getting some love from third parties and doing that partners program, which made me sell my 360 which was only for multiplataform games.

Sorcery made me say "Ok i'm sold" when even Nintendo Wii at 2006 didn't made me say that, with a brilliant demo at stage which made use of Move at it's fullest and boy that thing got potential.

And finally Twisted Metal which was absolutely epic FOR ANY die hard fan from PSOne and PS2 which was almost dieing for ANY combat car game.

Seriously, the only one LACKING some serious announcements was Microsoft, no games, no exclusive content not even more investment at XBOX LIVE aside ESPN shit.Can't it be more lame?!

I'm just happy that i could sell my 360 before anyone got notice that a slim was coming. Sold it at a good price.Thank god.

Sum up of E3:

jneul2691d ago

welcome to the familly when you get your ps3:):)

HolyOrangeCows2691d ago

-Twisted Metal
-Sorcery
-move pricing
-Patapon 3
-Playstation Plus

...and more.

GWAVE2691d ago

Sony is not painting itself into a corner. It continues to expand and grow all aspects of the PS3. I can tell you who HAS painted themselves into a corner. Here are some hints:

- Has closed and/or lost nearly 2/3rds of the first-party and 2nd-party studios it had when this generation began

- Has lost nearly every key employee who worked on their game system from the last generation

- Has had over 1/4th of its exclusives later released on competing consoles

- Has the worst reputation in the industry for quality hardware

chakan2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Welcome to the dark side. We have cookies and milk. =3

Edit: niiiick! :o

alphakennybody2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

@nick
there was no cake in that orange box, it was a lie.

juniordee2691d ago

This is kinda creepy, but after reading these comments I went to mmorpg.com to read on some mmo news, and saw this picture.

http://images.mmorpg.com//i...

Apparently the cake was a lie afterall :/

blumatt2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Exactly man. Sony did a great job of getting devs to start making use of the extra space provided by blu ray. More and more games will start putting more content on the PS3 version of games and make that extra content dlc on the 360 version. That Medal of Honor Frontlines being the same disc for free sounds like a great deal to me. Sony is stepping up their game to me. Then, having Dead Space Extraction for free on the same disc as Dead Space 2 for use with the Move was a great announcement. Then having Gabe Newell come out on stage and swallow his pride and say that the PS3 version would be the best console version available as it has Steamworks support. That was the biggest announcement of all.

Zerodin2691d ago

"What I saw was a spetacular Dead Space 2 exclusive content."
Which was released for the Wii.

blumatt2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

But it was a free game, man. You can't go wrong with free, be it a port from the Wii version or not. Stop being ignorant.

ClownBelt2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

"Which was released for the Wii."

Which is free for the PS3

But of course, it's a bad thing for the bots. I mean, they never experienced any thing without payment, so it's like cancer in their minds.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2691d ago

The Author of this Article just got Owned.

raztad2691d ago

This guy from SFG has the insight of a 12 year kid.

Sony could have shown a plethora of first party games. However they decided not to do so. Instead Sony presser was heavily based on multi plat showings + Gabe. Why? because Sony third party support is going stronger, along the increasing PS3 fanbase. The time for relying ONLY on PS3 exclusives is ending. Sony games are among the best and you have them for granted, but Sony mission is to make sure Third Party support is backing the PS3 as it was during the PS2 era.

How many of the big blucbuster on PS2 were third party? a lot.

Focker-4202691d ago

Because Killzone 3, LBP2, InFamous 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, and Twisted Metal aren't first party games. :rolls eyes:

blumatt2691d ago

Yeah, Sony makes sure it has plenty of first AND third party support. What's your point? Just because Sony has like 20+ first parties and MS only has a couple doesn't mean you have to doubt Sony.

Boody-Bandit2691d ago

Well at least we know what the "fried" stands for.

fooltheman2691d ago

sorry but Shoot does show some great things
escpecially things( crouch and ducking) to be used in later more core shooter games...

HarryM2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

"Seriously, the only one LACKING some serious announcements was Microsoft, no games, no exclusive content not even more investment at XBOX LIVE aside ESPN shit.Can't it be more lame?!"

It's funny how you summarise Microsoft's conference in that poorly written sentence. Microsoft DID show games, and they DID show off exclusive content.

And that image you posted as "Related", yeah, sums up the PS3 fanboys: "Xbox has NO GAMES blah blah blah."

And no, before you ask, I'm not a fanboy for any console..

EDIT: But I do agree that PS3 had quite an interesting conference. Also I agree with the fact the writer was wrong to say "But Sony didn't really announce anything". That's completely false, Sony showed off enough..

aceitman2690d ago

gamescom http://www.gamescom-cologne...
and the tokyo gameshow http://tgs.cesa.or.jp/engli...
and sony does announce some big things at those 2 patience to all and sony did have a good show and it was a handful

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IRetrouk2691d ago

lmao, sony had the best show.

D4RkNIKON2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Nintendo even had a great show, they both just made MS look even worse than they already were.

@below, Sorcery did look really cool. I kind of wish they would have a major franchise attached to it tho like Harry Potter, then it would sell out like mad.

LiquifiedArt2691d ago

but sony did the best, imo.

Sorcery showed what the glitchy zelda (wii-motion+) could not and the graphics were better as well. Thats a win-win.

After 15mins of glitchy zelda, i was turned off.

Titanz2691d ago

Sony had the best E3 show? I'll admit it was "entertaining", but the 3DS piqued the most interest at E3(And that I'm sure of).

spektical2691d ago

3DS was lame imo.. i cant stand handheld games, i seem them for kiddies.

sure PSP has peacewalker, but im still bummed at Kojima for not making it on PS3.

UP2691d ago

to be fare the Nintendo e3 felt so amazing because we had no expectations because of their past horrible e3 conferences.

ReBurn2691d ago

This is going to turn ugly. I've learned over the last few years that E3 just doesn't have the same pizazz that it once had. While the announcements of what's coming later in the year are exciting, I think that this year everyone knew what cats were in the bag. I wasn't really surprised by any of the big three.

Elwenil2691d ago

You were not surprised by Gabe?

Rich16312691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Like the other guy said, the Gabe/Valve/Steam/Portal 2 news was a total, WTF shocker. Nobody saw that coming.

ReBurn2691d ago

Portal was my favorite game in the Orange Box collection, so much fun! But was I surprised by Gabe Newell announcing Portal 2 for the PS3? Not really. The guy may be abrasive and spout off a lot of nonsense, but I would have been more surprised if he'd shown up on Microsoft's stage announcing a console exclusive. The PS3 install base is just too big to ignore.

MysticStrummer2691d ago

Of course Gabe Newell was a surprise. That guy has hated on the PS3, loudly and repeatedly, for years. Him walking out was a much bigger shock than seeing Kojima walk out during the MS press conference to announce a Metal Gear spin off for the 360.

dinkeldinkse2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

E3 isn't as exciting as it used to be. In fact, I thought the last two E3 were extremly dissapointing.

Also, I agree with ReBurn that Portal 2 coming to PS3 isn't that surprising.

atticus142691d ago

blame it on the internet...i can remember being young and you only knew about E3 and games in general from magazines that were like 20-30 bucks a year. I usually subscribed to the majority of them, and if I didnt i always bought their E3 issue.

In todays world nothing is a secret, we have HD video trailers at our finger tips, and most magazines subs can be had for dirt cheap if you wait for a sale.

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cliffbo2691d ago

oh, come on now. Nintendo and Sony had the best conferences. i was glad to see Nintendo back on form and Sony showed stacks of stuff. what E3 did this guy watch?

chakan2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Better yet, what kind of crack was he smoking?

Who keeps approving flamebait articles?!

jneul2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Ninty and Sony brought the awesome sauce!! seriously sorcery and zelda ftw!!
MS brought casual controlerless control from the 2000's (with reference to eyetoy)

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