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Submitted by GamerPops 1072d ago | opinion piece

Seven ways Sony can "win" E3

Every year, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony present their upcoming plans in a lavish press event, and the immediate response among gaming journalists is to declare who won. In that spirit GamerPops offers seven key strategies to each of the big three companies to help them “win” E3 2011.

Today, following tips for Nintendo and Microsoft, its time for Sony. (inFamous 2, Playstation Move, PS3, PSP, Resistance 3, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

belal  +   1072d ago
Give us cross game chat,more exclusives, mgs5,gow4,agent gameplay,eight days and im happy.

i am very positive that we will see a new kojima game, very sure about that.
sinncross  +   1072d ago
Show off first footage for:
Adrift
Agent
Syphon Filter 5
Santa Monica new IP
Wipeout Trinity

and exclusive DLC for:
Batman AC
Dark's Souls
FF13-2
MGS: Rising

and then lots of NGP stuff of course will happen
Venatus-Deus  +   1072d ago
Every year is the same thing…

You’ll get 12 month recap

A few demos on stage (2011 release date games)

Future PSN features

3 game announcements max (probably only one of which will be kept a surprise)

I do agree that focus will be on NGP this year.
king dong  +   1072d ago
what do winners actually win? a gazillion dollars? one week of pleasure with 8 playboy bunnies? etc..

winning an expo lol more fanboy drivel.

although, i am expecting a big e3 from sony. cant wait to see whats on the horizon, and how much they are supporting 3D
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1071d ago
And lately they have been winning E3 year after year(unless you considered the 3DS revolutionary, in which case, E3 2010 didn't count as a win LOL)
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tplarkin7  +   1072d ago
When Kojima reveals a game, four years pass before you can play it.
Star51  +   1072d ago
Initially i was opting for something snide...like listing "Showing up to E3" seven times. But i'll be serious.
10. Dropping the PSTriple's price to $199.
9. Detail the backwards compatability PSP footnote.
8. Reveal AWESOME move games
7. Announce that the Last Guardian is releasing before the end Feb.
6. Cliffy B is now down with the swirl.
5. Final Fantasy Versus is still exclusive and coming b4 April. (FIRM DATE!!!).
4. GTA V has exclusive dlc/content only available to the ps3
3.Announcing MGS5 with epic 70hr long trailer (i kid, i kid)
2. Unveiling God of War 4 with equally flooring ripping-off-helios-medula trailer.
1. Announcing NGP at $249 (even with the 3DS) and $299 w/3GS
babis1974  +   1072d ago
I'M SORRY BUT MAYBE YOU WILL SEE A NEW GAME BUT NOT KOJIMA'S.HE IS COMPROMISED
Focker420  +   1072d ago
Zone of the Enders 3 or Agent and I'll be happy. Either one is fine with me.
EeJLP-  +   1071d ago
ZotE is horrible.

ZotE = 5-10% max sales of an MGS 1-3: Collection or an MGS5 aka waste of time and leaving big money on the table.
hiredhelp  +   1071d ago
Only seven ways thats easy.
Exclusives
Exclusives
More exclusives
Some more exclusives
Even more exclusives
Yup you guessed right MORE EXCLUSIVES.
All thoes investments makes me happy sony ps3 owner .
TheBeast  +   1072d ago
Kevin Butler...that is all.
wwm0nkey  +   1072d ago
I think all 3 are going to have great conferences but with Nintendo showing off their new console...Nintendo has the upper hand.
GiggMan  +   1072d ago
I don't think Nintendo will be the only one showing off something new. I think the others, especially MS will not let Nintendo have all of the spotlight as far as a new console is concerned.

If "project cafe" could have stayed under wraps until E3 then it would have been big for Nintendo. The "leak" gives Sony and MS an opportunity to at least announce something whether they wanted to or not.
wwm0nkey  +   1072d ago
I doubt Sony or MS would announce anything as big as a console this year. maybe next year but not this year.
FAGOL  +   1072d ago
I think they're going to focus on PSN and the NGP this year. A few major titles will be revealed i'm guessing but because the NGP will most likely release this holiday season their main focus will be that.

How long do these conferences last for approximately?
GamerPops  +   1072d ago
I think 60-90 minutes.
FAGOL  +   1072d ago
thanks
Lucreto  +   1072d ago
Sony conferences are about 2 hours long.

MS and Nintendo are about 90 minutes.
theonlylolking  +   1072d ago
What will make sony instantly win for me
1.announcement of PS4 with a trailer and a list of launch titles

2.NGP footage

3.Uncharted 3

4.starhawk

5.resistance 3

6.FFV13

7.star wars battlefront 3 gameplay or trailer
wedgie  +   1072d ago
I disagreed because of the PS4. Don't want to see that, and I think that it is WAY too early. Same goes for Microsoft, I really don't want another console just as everything this generation is getting so good.

Its just Nintendo that NEEDS a new one, and honestly, I am not very excited about it myself.

The other stuff on your list (especially that battlefront 3) are great though.
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theonlylolking  +   1072d ago
You do not have to buy the new gen consoles. Sony WILL support the PS3 just like the PS2 so you have nothing to lose.
Simco876  +   1072d ago
If they all show up, gaming wins. End the console war, its fucking stupid.
newhumanbreed  +   1072d ago
I like how everyone still sees E3 as a competition. Grow up people.
Omar1st  +   1072d ago
Just let Hideo Kojima take stage, he'll take care of everything.
sikbeta  +   1072d ago
Why there are articles list x amount of ways to win E3? isn't enough with the more important thing which is MORE GAMES and or new HW...
NBT91  +   1072d ago
Well yeah to us, but for the actual companies its not about that, it is a press event where they discuss and show off future stuff right, so for them it is more about making a good impression and "winning" as it were.

But yeah I really do not know what on Earth Sony could announce to give the PS3 the edge this time, I suspect that it will focus a lot on NGP and the big titles still to come (like StarHawk and Twisted Metal) therefore "proving that PS Network is still the place to go for online entertainment" (in their words). But as for announcing completely new stuff, I have not the slightest.
Shazz  +   1072d ago
im finding it hard to believe that sony arent using time that psn has been down to also make it easier to implement features we have been wanting .
Pillville  +   1072d ago
I think we're all going to be disappointed when there are zero new features, but I'm guessing that's going to be the reality of it.

I REALLY hope I'm wrong.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1072d ago
sigh....

I just want PSN back up
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HaHa_Ostrich  +   1072d ago
Can you actually imagine god of war with move support? I cannot.
Inception  +   1072d ago
I don't F* care if sony win / not on E3

just give me UC3, The Last Guardian, Resistance 3, Ni no Kuni and maybe some great surprise like Legend of Dragoon 2, Wild Arms 6, Legend of Legaia 3, Ape Escape 4, and so on

i just want to play games
so F* console wars
GiggMan  +   1072d ago
Win, lose, or draw. Just show Agent and a release date.
Krakn3Dfx  +   1072d ago
I don't think Sony can realistically "win" E3 this year, no matter what they do, there's the shadow of this PSN breach and downtime that will be haunting the stage this close to E3.

Which is unfortunate, since Sony has one hell of a lineup this year, and by all rights should be winning without even trying at this point. At best, if they can walk out, say something reassuring to their customer base, show a few new games, and talk about the NGP a bit, they can break even at this point.

I think this year will be another Nintendo year. Hardware is always a big pull at E3, and Nintendo rarely disappoints at a showing.
Phantasm  +   1072d ago
It's fun to watch and hear about E3, but winning it is absolutely meaningless. Look at Microsoft last year... They were considered the loser, because of a boring presentation and Kinect overkill. It obviously didn't matter, because the slim 360 and Kinect that were on display at the show, went on to generate mega $$$ for Microsoft.

Advertising and making those moring/evening news rounds around the holidays is where it really counts. Sony's NGP will benefit greatly from these to selling tools this year.
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Raendom  +   1072d ago
Well Sony are already winning in terms of games I want and future platforms/titles. But Nintendo may or may not be close behind with Wii2...

Microsoft are lagging extremely far behind though for me, they need to remove kinect from this years E3. It's embarassing, E3 is for the hardcore and journalists, no casual gamer is going to be watching it live -- so why show demonstrations of Kinectimals and all that BS?
Falaut  +   1072d ago
drop a screenshot of Agent and you got my vote...yes I can be like a cheap whore sometimes.

Edit: Agent; its like the elusive double headed corn snake, you know its out there, hard to believe it exists, but it does...and you want to see more.
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jneul  +   1072d ago
lol we all know sony's gonna win, every year they pound the competition with lots of quality games, mwhahaha go sony!!
RAmar101  +   1072d ago
Cut down on sales talk and video montages and they have won
Yomiro  +   1072d ago
Do they have to?
dragonelite  +   1072d ago
They can't nothing can top a new Console reveal.
unless they show ps4 but i dont think E3 will be for that this E3 will be about the ps3 and ngp.
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1072d ago
Meh, To me "Project cafe" is just another box for Nintendo to milk Mario, Link and Metroid :[ I wish they would just dish out a NEW IP ALREADY!!! (you can tell i'm serious because i used Caps lol)
LoaMcLoa  +   1070d ago
Guess you haven't seen Starhawk, Twisted Metal PS3, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, InFamous 2, Ratchet and Clank or Metal Gear Solid 4.

New IPs isn't very strong on Sony's console either, so please shut your hole.
babis1974  +   1072d ago
YOU TALK ABOUT E3 BUT THE REALITY IS THAT AFTER 23 DAYS PSN IS STILL DOWN!!!!1ST GIVE US PSN AND THEN TRY AS A BIG COMPANY TO PROTECT PSN AND US BETTER!!!
Veeger  +   1072d ago
By how and what you're writing, I think it's too late to protect you.
Cairnius  +   1072d ago
Free PSN+ for everyone for a year.

Other than some kind of mea culpa for the outage, there's nothing Sony can do to "win" E3. They already lost. The presser is going to be hilarious.

If they address the outage, they have to do it extremely deftly. If they don't address it, journos will crucify them. DRAMA
nevin1  +   1072d ago
NGP NGP NGP NGP NGP NGP NGP NGP exclusives

simple as that.
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1072d ago
Announce Uncharted 4 :D
Co-op Story featuring Nathan Drake and Kevin Butler (Side-to-side) trying to find the lost city of Fake town xD

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