Evaluating Sony’s E3 2011 Conference

There's just not much to be said about Sony's conference this year. It was by no means bad, but it wasn't all that memorable either. The PS Vita news was helpful but not stunning, and the games shown looked by-the-numbers.

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Rageanitus2745d ago

Sony lots of lots of content it seems
Xbox Moving away from their core crowd ...
Nintendo.... ummm their new system has way too many gimicks.

BiggCMan2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

Kojima's transfarring feature really struck a blow to Nintendo's new console/controller thing. Its practically the same thing, except with transfarring, you can actually take the game anywhere, but not every game will support it. The WiiU controller can be done with every single game, but only in the vicinity of the console. They both have there ups and downs. As for the rest of those 2 conferences, they had some good moments, and some bad ones. Microsoft was mostly embarrassing again. More Halo, more Gears, more child performances with Kinect.

LoaMcLoa2745d ago

Isn't it strange that people compare the WiiU controller to NGP and still call it gimmicky?

birdy9662745d ago

That's the point, a controller shouldn't be comparable to a handheld console

Rageanitus2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

HOneslty i could care less about the PSVita connectivity wth the ps3 conectivity but the PSvita has alot of power to play games that is what interests me. Yesthe PS Vita has a gimmicky dual touch pad but its a sigh of relief you can play standard games on a standard control scheme on the go with dual analog.

In the end of the day the PSVita is a PORTABLE console at its core.....

news4geeks2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

well it's like Vita only it's cumbersome and can only be played near your console. Sounds gimmicky to me. It's like a non-portable portable system.

lol who's giving me bubbles? kind people :)

bruddahmanmatt2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

As a whole, I thought Sony did a fine job this year. They didn't dodge the PSN outage (even going so far as to poke fun at it here and there) and their first party lineup was impressive as ever.

As far as the PS3 is concerned, I wasn't exactly blown away by Sony's presentation, mainly because we all kind of knew what to expect. Plus they had so many titles to show off they kind of rushed a few of the presentations. The Resistance 3 demo felt kind of slapped together and hurried and I wish they showed a little more of the game. That's not to say that they didn't have an impressive showing, just that because everyone kind of had an idea of what they were going to show there weren't many surprises. The only game which really caught me off guard was the new Sly Cooper title.

The Vita however, WOW. I'm VERY impressed with where Sony is going with their new handheld and I like how they appear to be ramping up a solid lineup for the device's launch rather than making us wait a year or two for some quality content. I also appreciate how they're sticking to creating exclusive content for the device rather than just rehashing PS3 titles. This is an area that concerns me with Nintendo who hasn't done much outside of rehashing old titles for the 3DS. The only thing on the Vita which looks REALLY gimmicky is the rear touchpad. I'd have rather they found a way to put another pair of buttons on the rear of the device (R2 and L2) rather than wasting time, money and resources on something that appears to be more cumbersome than anything else.

Probably the most impressive piece of tech demonstrated IMO was the new Playstation branded 3D TV which allows two different players to see two seperate screens on one monitor via active shutter glasses. VERY cool.

As a whole, lots of content to look forward to if you own a PS3. Ico+SotC, UC3, R3 and (while it's not an exclusive) by far the most impressive looking game of the year to date, Battlefield 3.

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GiggMan2745d ago

How many evaluations and report cards and whatever are we going to need???

tehReaper2745d ago

Sly 4 + Vita price = Win

lelo2play2745d ago

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo ... all had disappointing conferences.

ForROME2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

Counldnt agree more and no price cuts

MS - Halo4 Nice, No Killer Instinct boo
SONY - UC3 Nice, Cross game chat on vita & not PS3 Boo
Nintendo - Just Boo in general

-Alpha2745d ago

Agreed, this year was pretty much less interesting than last when all three were said and done.

Tommykrem2745d ago

Maybe your expectations are too high :P
Can't be 2009 every year, you know.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

PSV and Dust 514 as Exclusive amazing announcement.

Is going to be revolutionary in the MMO Genre, and PS3 is the 1st console in the experiment.

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