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E3 2011: 'No GTA, no Metal Gear... but Sony still rocked E3'

CVG: "It was a bit of a shame not to see any game names featuring the number 5 preceded by the words Grand Theft Auto or Metal Gear Solid, but at least Sony steered clear of sending David Jaffe out there in an ice cream van to close out the show this time. (Last year's most memorable moment for all the wrong reasons.)

The price point (E249 for the Wifi model, E299 for the Wifi/3G version) is competitive (and it needed to be after the vastly overpriced PSPGo choked on its own pound signs) and the software, headlined by Uncharted: Golden Abyss and a new Call Of Duty game and, as of today, backed by a new Bioshock game, looks genuine AAA quality. It's taken seven years but Sony might finally have found the portable machine PSP should have been."

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metsgaming2747d ago

gamescom has become very popular there will be many announcments there. Its only a 2 months away. E3 isnt the only major event now a days and they will spread their annoucments out.

sikbeta2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

GamesCom must be the one this year, if we talk about PS3 (more focus on PS3 than the E3 conference), TGS for the Japan-awesomeness :D

O-T

PSV @ $250 definitely the Best of Sony's conference, also that PlayStation 3DTV that allows you to play co-op games with no split-screen is awesome, great conference, it needed more PS3 gaming love, but was great regardless...

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RedDead2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Yeah there was a few things I liked, not much though. Simply because I want to see some certain exclusives that have been announced ages ago but hidden for age;s, I've seen enough of Uncarted 3 and Resistance. Why can't we see some of the others? I'll have to start looking forward to TGS though, that's usually good for my gaming preference, liked Skyrim though.

MartinZ, Just..no

Sony 6/10---(lack of surprises and lack of bombshell new game, too much talking)

Nintendo 5/10------(too much talking, crappy lineup of games again, just remakes etc, EA partnership is good though for anyone who cares and WiiU while having a shit name actually looks alright)

Microsoft 2/10----(decent first half, except they were all multiplats....second half was one of the funniest and most pathetic things I've seen, more kinect BS, and Star wars kinect shows how bad kinect based games are)

EA and Ubi were good

I meant remasters, I'm talking about the 3ds anyway, the WiiU has the new ones, sorry get confused with so many coming out at once, I was also confused during the conference if WiiU was a new console or not

-Alpha2747d ago

The Nintendo games aren't "remakes", they are brand new games built for the 3DS (like the Super Mario game)

There are only one or two ports/remakes.

If anything, it's lack of new IPs, however, even Sony lacked that. MS had new IPs... for Kinect.

I dont see how you can call Nintendo's lineup crappy.

Optical_Matrix2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Nintendo's line up was far from crappy in my opinion. Being a 3DS owner, and a big fan of Nintendo's games, to see

Super Mario
Luigi's Mansion 2
StarFox 64
Kid Icarus Uprising
Mario Kart

All coming this year on my 3DS? I'm more than happy with that. And theres some great third party titles coming too like Tales of Abyss. In my opinion Nintendo's conference had the best software announcements. Sony's overall was the best for me though.

The ones who let me down big time were Microsoft. Where was Lost Odyssey 2? Are they crazy? How one of the best games of this generation isn't getting a sequel after 4 years is beyond me. Yet that sub-par "RPG" Fable gets 2 games and an on rails first person kinect horse riding sim (Lionheard must have been high when they agreed to make that).

Sort it out MS. Enjoying my 360 just as much as my other consoles these days which surprises me, but you gotta get some new franchises or divert less attention towards the same 4 franchises every E3. A man can only take so much Fable Forza Gears and Halo.

Takoulya2747d ago

@Optical

Mario
Mario
Old IP
Old IP
Mario

Arnon2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

-Animal Crossing 3D
-Super Smash Bros. 3D
-Super Mario 3D
-Luigi's Mansion 2
-StarFox 64 3D
-Kid Icarus Uprising
-Mario Kart 3D
-Paper Mario 3D
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
-Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D
-Ace Combat 3D
-Tetris 3D
-Cave Story 3D
-Resident Evil Revelations
-Driver Renegade
-Pac-Man Dimensions
-Galaga Dimensions
-Tekken 3D
-Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
-Megaman Legends 3

How's that PSV line-up, bro? Oh wait, that's not coming out this year as confirmed by Tretton.

MonkeyBoy922747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Sorry Arnon but there is not one new IP among that line-up, nintendo do just rehash the majority of their first party dev games and it's getting boring now!

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dkgshiz2747d ago

Has been a let down for MS.

Shackdaddy8362747d ago

Same for me. Like not a complete letdown. It was great for handhelds. Both the vita and the 3ds have some great stuff coming up.

But ...
MS's conference was basically about kinect again. I liked Gears and Halo 4 looked pretty good.

Sony's was good but all games I wanted to see I already knew about. The Uncharted gameplay was extremely cool though. And I enjoyed the Resistance gameplay.

Nintendo's was very confusing. I liked the 3ds games and the SSB game got me excited. But all their wii games are being shown after the conference instead of during which is kinda annoying for me. I still don't know enough about the wiiu to tell if I like it yet. Plus it was all about their controller and not their system.

All in all, I came out really wanting to buy both a 3ds and a vita which I know I cant because I don't have much money so that kinda pisses me off :/.

AAACE52747d ago

Agreed! I was unimpressed with MS,Nintendo and Sony! I was more impressed with some of the 3rd party games.

MS are becoming too corny for their own good! Nintendo just can't get it right! Sony focuses way too much on exclusives.

So if I had to say who won, it would be Sony! With Nintendo in second and MS in third.

farhad2k82747d ago

PS VITA made me jizz and I just keep on jizzing when i hear the name VITA.
I just want it NOW!!

Being able to play Battlefield/CoD Multiplayer on the train home = EPIC TRAIN RIDE.

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Brian52472747d ago

With Nintendo's hardware letdown and MS focusing on motion titles, the hardcore crowd truly belongs to Sony. Vita will only make their core stronger.

VampiricDragon2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

hardware letdown? to who?

Every playtest and anaylsts has been floored by it. Every one. Theres not one negative playtest. And all the info about the system has been stellar. bluray sized cd's (25 gig), 2 gens back full BC, external storage

But I agree sony AND nintendo rocked it

@ alpha
Its nice to see someone not be a fanboy around here. I am also a multi system owner. Its easy to judge based on how something looks IE. The wii u controller is heavy, its bulky, but when actually played its so light people thought it was broken. And theres no 3ds games wah wah wah. What nintendo did was confirm 3 huge titles of theres for the holidays and 1 for september and 2 other for vague 2010 releases.

Sony also brought it with sly 4. That single platformer was maybe my most "Were the hell am I how can I not be playing this now" moment. Also seeing vanillawares new platformer action jrpg was a holy shit moment. Because it was really the first jrpg new for the ps3 and vita (although I hate the fact that its not exclusive)

-Alpha2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Agreed.

How has what Nintendo offered not "hardcore"?

The definition is rather silly anyway-- I consider myself a "hardcore" gamer and just as well attracted to the 3DS/Wii U as I am the PS3/Vita.

MS, well, no comment on that.

EVO-OM3GA2747d ago

Alpha a question, you consider yourself a hardcore gamer, what do hardcore gamers play? and what seperates hardcore gamers from casuals?

-Alpha2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

I cannot properly give out a well rounded definition without properly thinking about it, but I can work on that for a blog

DaTruth2747d ago

Pretty sure it says "HARDWARE LETDOWN". As in, the hardware is not up to spec!

Maybe he was expecting more, but I haven't been paying attention, so I'm just finding out about WiiU this second!

Ilikegames762747d ago

Well, I used to be hardcore, until I got a job, got married and had children. Before, gaming took up most of my time. Now, it's between job, social life and gaming. I used to play diablo 1, 2, warcraft 2, 3 and a host of PC and console games. Sometimes playing for many hours straight. Now, I couldn't do that.

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eagle212747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

@goodfella...you are dreaming...have you touched WiiU or Vita? I didn't think so.

Kon2747d ago

And that's why i never go to playstationeverything.com

konigxs2747d ago

As far as E3 is concerned, all we can do is be grateful that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft showed us SOMETHING. They just gotta step it up a notch, but I see way too many people on N4G bashing them. They just don't appreciate game design and take it for granted because their expectations are so high.

I'm with Sony all the way. None of the 3 groups showed anything AMAZING, but there's gotta be a winner right?

Bloodlyte2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Sony rocked because everything else sucked...

EVO-OM3GA2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Really Off Topic:

Is anyone elses PSN Under Maintenence?

Edit (1): Why the disagrees Im asking a question as my PSN just popped up with that crap.. If your gonna disagree atleast give your reasons why.

Edit (2): Thank You Nitrowolf.. I will try it tomorrow then hopefully it wont last long.

Edit (3): FunAndGun how is disagreeing meaning a NO maybe they thought I was trolling however I did state in the top my comment was off topic.

Nitrowolf22747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

I kept getting errors (not like the one before or the one when welcome gift came) Its fixed now for me at least.
Also never notice a Suggested option when you get an error

FunAndGun2747d ago

They might be disagreeing as to be saying "no" to your question.

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