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Sony’s E3 conference was underwhelming, but Microsoft had a stellar showing

From the article: "We all expected to see Sony come out guns blazing at this year’s E3 showing us games, games and more games. It seemed that way though when it first started when we saw in-depth gameplay footage of FarCry 4, The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne (codenamed Project Beast). But, what followed was surely a yawnfest when Sony had its executives come on stage to talk about tech, PS Vita, PS Now, PS TV and more tech."

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Kingthrash3603658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

Click bait article. I understand people have their opinions ...but neither were underwhelming. IMO Sony's show was better.
Why Sony's show was better? Because ms showed most of its conference before e3 which Eliminated any surprises. We knew of uc4 but didn't know how it looked...we though project beast was a DS sequal but turns out it was a new IP. LBP3 was a total surprise and we got to see tlou remake first time in gameplay. R&c for ps4 was a surprise and so was free TV shows...smh ms has surprises too like crack down and a couple indies...but it didn't wow me because I knew and seen most of what ms brought to the table.

miyamoto3658d ago

Uncharted 4 blew everything away! As always Naughty dog ends the PlayStation show with a big in your face bang!

Nitrowolf23658d ago

i find it funny that peopel always complain about their shwo every year. They are the only ones with a two hour show, the first 30 min was packed with games, as was the last 30 minutes. It's like people want a constant two hours of nothing but announcements after game announcements.

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt3658d ago

Sony > MS

MS had way less games and it was all of the same besides like 2-3 games what trash article..

nicksetzer13658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

I'd say it is not really click bait, has truth in it, and some opinion. So, for AAA games we have:
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xbox - sunset overdrive, fable legends, quantum break, forza horizon 2, phantom dust, platinum games game, crackdown, halo collection, halo 5 and KI season 2. Along with a good line up of indies.
ps - blood bourne, uncharted 4, tlou remastered, driveclub, the order, little big planet 3. Along with a good line up of indies.
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MS has a fighter, fps, open world super power game, unique gameplay mechanic (phantom dust), JRPG (I assume), racer, adventure game, and a story driven game (quantum)all exclusive from renowned studios. I prefer MS' showcase, some may not, but it is hard to argue that MS did not have the better show with such variety and quality studios.
Quite honestly nintendo's potential is most exciting, SSB, Zelda, metroid, etc. Hope they deliver.
EDIT: Also, all of Andrew House's cheap shots at MS are getting old. He needs to grow up.

NatureOfLogic_3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

Ok, so MS announces half of their E3 early(with the excuse of making room for more E3 games), goes to E3 and show the same games with one or two new announcements and a lot of multiplats that'll be inferior on Xbox One. What am I missing? How is that winning?

georgeenoob3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

What Sony needs to do is make their conference an hour and a half like MS and leave out all the TV and F2P stuff outside of E3. They shouldn't have to torture the audience every year (last year they did much the same) with such boring announcements.

If MS saved Halo 5 guardians, Forza Horizon, the $499 SKU, Quantum Break trailer, and Halo remakes for E3 it would be safe to say MS would've killed E3 without question. I don't know why they didn't.

AceBlazer133658d ago

@nicksetzer thanks for your uninformed statement, did you really just list KI as a AAA game dude? Not so much a problem with you listing it but choosing to leave out stuff like Planet Side 2 and Deep Down (why no appearances Sony) from the PlayStation list.

Then you also ommited Guilty Gear Xrd and Samurai Warriors 4

Always irks me when Xbox fans list KI yet choose to exclude some of the indies and ftp games on PlayStation considering a lot of them are bigger than KI, especially DCUO which actually launched as a retail game originally.

Dee_913658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

I wish I could make an article for my opinion on e3 and post it on N4G. Oh what fun it must be to be a game blogger.

I don't really care about the conferences the games however I am more interested in.
No man's sky was my fav overall, then probably LBP3, that one really shocked me.Witcher, Nurburgring for Forza 5 and tomb raider was all nice.I was stoked to see uncharted, but underwhelmed, I was really hoping for more than that.Oh yea, and pretty much every game Ubisoft showed was awesome..
/My article for N4G

Skips3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )


lol! I like how you included an XBL f2p game (Killer Instinct, which is ALREADY OUT) as AAA, and yet somehow you manage to leave out loads of other PS4 exclusives. And not to mention "Season 2" is pretty much just DLC like Infamous: First Light.

AAA - Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, Fable Legends, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 2, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Crackdown 3, Halo Collection

F2P/XBL - Project Spark, Powerstar Golf, Happy Wars, D4, Cobalt, Habitat

AAA - Bloodborne, The Last Of Us, Lilly Bergamo, Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, The Order 1886, LittleBigPlanet 3, Let It Die, DriveClub, Guilty Gear Xrd, Natural Doctrine, Samurai Warriors 4

F2P/PSN - Planetside 2, Everquest Next, Guns Up, H-Hour, Primal Carnage Genesis, Race The Sun, Soma, Rime, Shadow Of The Beast, Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, Entwined, Drifter, Without Memory, Deep Down, N++

Sorry kiddo, but we all know which platform has the more interesting lineup of games overall... Not just AAA.

SilentNegotiator3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )


Ahh, so I see you're spamming your troll list around that includes DLC on Xbox but not PS4, clumps absolutely every game not by Sony together as "indie", and arbitrarily excludes games like the Ratchet remake (while including Quantum Break, which received the same amount of zero screen time at their conferences).

You fanboys always prove how confident in Xbone you are with stunts like that.

Jeff2573658d ago

I'd like to know why do people always want to include KI Season 2 in these lists but then gloss over the fact that inFamous: First Light is a PS4 exclusive that is coming out in August? It isn't a DLC for Second Son but is a stand alone title that people can play without having ever played or bought Second Son.

Also @ArgumentumAdPopulum I agree. Sony has done the same with announcing stuff before E3 only to show gameplay at E3 and been blasted for it. But now that Microsoft did it they get a pass and people are trying to say they got a "huge win" because of it. BS I say. Microsoft had a good showing but after the disaster they had last year they needed it. Sony's showing was also good but they really should have had some proper footage to show for Powers. Without having that spending that much time on the show was a bit of a waste.

Cupid_Viper_33658d ago

Beyond click bait. I was at the theaters watching it with like 100+ people, and the majority of the people in there responded positively to the show.

I can't believe how excited and loud people got when they showed LPB3, That old school remastered game, which I know nothing about, the Project Beast, and Uncharted 4.

Especially when they showed uncharted 4, you can hear people gasping and sh1t, it was that kind of disbelief going on in there.

Microsoft needed to Wow people in order to move consoles off the shelves. In my opinion, they fell short of that. Sony didn't needed a good showing, and they exceeded that. PS4 are flying off shelves, and I don't see anything from E3 that's going to change that.

Once again, people will vote with their wallets, on who they think has the most to offer. June's numbers should give you an idea of who's winning that vote.

4Sh0w3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

It's all opinion, as a X1 owner I was looking forward to micro's E3 a lot and I thought they delivered mostly, hell take away COD(which I like) and throw in another surprise and it would of been perfect= most of the multi's looked sweet on BOTH platforms, then there were a few very good looking indies on the X1 that I might pick up but I definitely thought micro did well with the pace and showing these games:

SUNSET OVERDRIVE gameplay looked super cool, fun and colorful, every new gameplay vid Insomniac shows for this game just looks cooler and cooler. I don't know what game looks like more fun than SO right now.

FORZA HORIZON 2 looks awesome and theres a bunch of new info and gameplay footage available.

FABLE LEGENDS gameplay was welcomed it actually made Fable look fun again.

PROJECT SPARK once again shows that creative game that never ends.

HALO 5 GUARDIANS CG trailer was badass, its going to be insane when the first next gen Halo hits X1.

CRACKDOWN confirmation was exactly what fans wanted.

PHANTOM DUST and SCALEBOUND were pleasant surprises for me.

*HALO MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION is without a doubt awesome, iconic franchise, 4 games, over 100 maps, all content unlocked, upgraded graphics 1080p 60fps, flip back and forth to classic graphics, dedicated servers, seamless UI to merge all 4 games, Ridley Scott's Halo Nightfall content and finally Halo5 beta coming ALL on X1, ALL for $60.
-Love the new stuff but that's just an insane value and if you're a Halo fan its pure gaming gold. Great E3 for me!

Skips3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )


Response to your personal message that was sent to me. Unfortunately you blocked me before I could reply. (In which I returned the favor).

"Yet you don't include ID@Xbox which is 25+ added titles to indies. Lilly, Guilty Gear, Natural Doctrine, Samurai Warriors are games are NOT AAA and are small games no one heard of."

Then how about you name those 25+ indies for me bud?

And btw, are you slow or do you not know the difference in popularity between different territories? These are Japanese centric games which are DEFINITELY "known" in Japan, but not so much in the US. How can you say a game isn't AAA just because it's not popular in the specific region you live in?

You say they aren't AAA and yet, in the same breathe consider Killer Instinct (which is just a mediocre 2D XBL downloadable) as AAA? Hell while we're at it. How about we not consider Phantom Dust JUST because it's an old IP nobody bought or ever heard of on the OG Xbox and probably won't either on the One?

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dedicatedtogamers3658d ago

The only people who thought Microsoft's showing was "stellar" are people who already own or already want the Xbox One. Seriously, what did they show off?

CGI trailers (no real gameplay) for the only three newly announced exclusive? (Scalebound, Crackdown, and Phantom Dust)

Multiplatform footage that will look better on the competition?

Games like Forza Horizon 2 and Halo Anniversary that we already knew was coming?

UnHoly_One3658d ago

Well Said, 4show.

Honestly, I think the Master Chief Collection "won" E3 all by itself.

Matchmaking across 4 of the best multiplayer games ever on 100 maps?? Sony's never had anything that good.

I'm not even a huge Halo fan and that announcement dominates everything.

The best thing Sony showed was Dead Island 2. Which I will happily play on my Xb1. I'll give up exclusive content to play with a decent controller.

I really thought Sony had the worst conference I've seen since the All-Kinect x360 years.

BallsEye3657d ago

I find it funny how 1 in-engine cut-scene (in-engine is not in-game let's not forget) makes the show for people on n4g. When MS had less games more features-tv talk it was bad. Now when MS shows pure 90 minutes of games it's bad. When Sony talks tv, apps, vita and hardly any games it's great. Really guys? Just admit you only own a ps4 thus the verdict. MS conference showed me I'll have TONS of games to play STILL THIS YEAR.

mcarsehat3657d ago

comments like this prove that discussing thing on N4G'S comment section is useless.

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AngelicIceDiamond3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

@King you need to distinguish what it click bait and what's not I read the article and trust me its not click bait.

Sony did great but I agree with this.

"All in all, it’s not to say that Sony’s E3 conference was a fail since they had a good many highlights too including the YouTube announcement and the Uncharted 4 trailer. But, when you weigh both sides of the camp, it’s no doubt that Microsoft’s press conference was more game focused and they didn’t deviate from that path."

Plus 2 more unannounced games are coming from MS tomorrow.

I'm not tryin to sway you from your opinion but understand what MS has is pretty amazing as well. If Sony won to you then Sony won. But if Sony didn't win to somebody else then they didn't win to them no need to get super defensive.

3 years ago everyone and the media agreed that Sony took E3's but this time around ppl are startin to talk a little more.

MS announcements got leaked as early as Feb. Its not MS fault but the weight of the announcements are still there as well as the hype.

Godmars2903658d ago

"Plus 2 more unannounced games are coming from MS tomorrow."

How are you count something that going to happen tomorrow towards *THIS* conference?

And I'll given MS the "Win" on this one over Sony, but the truth is this conference is both no different than last years and makes the same mistake as last year.

MS's conference was literally no different then which was also game centric, but it doesn't have ignored DRM stank hanging on it. Likewise there is no real notion about MS plans to long term, other than damage control. Just say whatever it is they have to move consoles, then possibly go back to what they were doing wrong once they've hooked enough people.

ziggurcat3658d ago


"Sony’s E3 conference was underwhelming, but Microsoft had a stellar showing"

if you can't see how the title alone is click bait... well...

AngelicIceDiamond3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

@Mars "Just say whatever it is they have to move consoles, then possibly go back to what they were doing wrong once they've hooked enough people."

At the end of the day that's what your gonna run back to clearly. MS can have 2 more great E3's and that will always be your excuse.

Just say you'll never buy the console, simple. No need for the excuses using DRM has as usual last minute crutch in your argument when you can't find anything to complain about its tired and boring now.

Godmars2903658d ago


Right now my feelings for the PS4 are just about the same as the X1. While the PS4 likely will be my 8th gen console choice, I'll probably buy a WiiU beforehand because of "X" and the DL library.

At this point I think both the Xbox and PS camps are nothing but fanatical graphic whores who have lost all meaningful perspectives on games. PC as well just buy and play them out of habit while lording the differences of "their" games over the other camps.

Kavorklestein3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

You totally fed Mars his foot.
Notice how he/she sighs and then "reveals" some B.S. about how he/she "Doesn't care anyway" just because he walked into his own blatant fanboy trap? HE/she Even went as far as saying he/she doesn't own a next gen console.

So then what is your issue, Mars? If people are graphics whores, and it "bugs" you that people "lord over differences" and people have lost "all meaningful perspective" then why are you clinging to labels like damage control, and if you don't think BOTH companies will say whatever they gotta say to move consoles, then hopefully someday you figure this simple shit out.... And it is simple... Quit hating just to hate, form your OWN opinions, and don't hide behind flaws that don't exist anymore. They got rid of DRM, they got rid of kinect (which some were calling an NSA surveillance device for Pete's sake) and lowered the price, and THEY had youtube before PS4, and Sony spent a good chunk of time blabbing about youtube app... in their conference, which is fine, all consoles have pro's and con's and usually imitate the competition, (especially when it's a no brainer app that cell phones have lol)
If anything YOU are damage controlling your own flawed perspective on what makes a game console "FUN" or worth 400 bucks.

And this goes for all the rest of the flip floppers around here....
If MS can charge 399.99 for the 360 which is FAR less capable or feature filled than the XB1, which now has a blu-ray drive and 360 never did... then why can't they charge that much for an XB1?

I mean, if you want a decent ipad with enough storage, you're looking damn near close to that territory in pricing, so given market inflation/economy problems (especially since 2008) why can't a FAR more superior/capable/valuable console than the 360 go for the same price?

I mean, at least MS didn't do what Sony did with the PS3, and charge 399.99 for the "get away from me, you suck!" version, and 599.99 for the version people actually wanted.

I'm not saying either is "bad" mind you...
I'm simply saying when it comes to gaming, be realistic, be patient, be optimistic, and remember that even with a deficit in sales compared to the PS4, the Xbox 1 isn't going anywhere.

Keep Calm and enjoy life. Enjoy gaming.
Whatever game, whatever system.

Stop trying to compare "Digital Cocks" online, because, as the PC gamers like to remind us, "Somebody always has a bigger cock then you."

It's not about biggest/best/fastest.
Just have fun and enjoy the ride!
It's about finding the right "Fit" for you.

*Double Entendre closing statements FTW

vega2753658d ago

@ ziggurcat

Because Sony's presentation was underwhelming. The only game that saved it was uncharted 4 from being a total snurfest. All before Sony's presser everyone was complaining about CGI trailers and multiplats from ms. Yet sony did the same plus talk tv, tect, tv. Yet all ms showed was games games and more games.

Most of sony games was leaked also. Only one was a surprise was LBP3. Nothing sony had was of interest in my opinion and left me feeling like I dont need a ps4 until uncharted comes out. The order looked weak from that demo and demonblood is another souls game (which quite frankly is getting stale) we all already knew uncharted was going to be announced so there was no surprise there.

Sony lost this one like they did last year when ms brought games to E3.which is what everyone was complaining aboutfor ms to do and they did it without Kinect or any other fillers.