The Game Awards 2018 have come and gone and was it an experience. The unity of Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox sharing a stage together was a huge moment for the industry.
It was a great sight to behold indeed
console war is officially over
@NewMonday LOL you used the term "console war??" As if we still live in 2006 LMFAO
The only folk that keep the "console war" going are petulant children/manchildren. The console manufactures and most well functioning adults don't give a shit.
It wasn't that big of a deal. I don't give two f*cks about these guys. They don't represent gaming, we do. People want to take away our power and give it to some corporate figurehead. They come and go like Sega and companies before that. The looked awkward up there, with the exception of Reggie, who I honestly believe gives less of a damn than me.
“The only folk that keep the "console war" going are petulant children/manchildren.“ aka N4G
They all make money off of gamers. Gamers are the insecure ones make cold wars of companies that don’t give two cents for them lmao!
console war was over for me 2 gens ago when I had my 360 and Wii and decided that I couldn't only support one company with how many good games there were out there.
It's a disturbing sight. If they join forces and unilaterally come up w anti consumer policies, we got no one to flock to other than pc. MS is easing their way into Sony and Nintendo.
It could also be a good thing, like agreeing on a standard architecture that reduces cross-platform development, competition would be purely on 1st/2nd party games and services not proprietary hardware design. another thing is negotiating a way for cross platform play without giving up user base data.
@newmonday Yes. But not worth the risk. I dont want MS and Sony holding hands. I'm already irritated paying for gold and ps plus, dont want any more of this 'architecture' to happen. MS is releasing a disk-less console, the future is clear. We need to go back to the roots of our game's constitution and uphold our rights. Not be shoved crap down our throats. From Sony's censorship to MS's DRM policies they haven't given up on, the day Sony and MS join forces to create the Ultimate X-Station, is the beginning of the end of my gaming hobby.
I wouldn't worry about it, they're not gonna do anything that would be damning in the court of public opinion. MS tried something with their DRM, and I wouldn't even put it up there next to some of the nightmare scenarios that people think are gonna happen if we go all digital. Well anyway MS got burned HARD. People will paint a horror picture where companies can do whatever they want to the consumer....they just forget said companies will face repercussions
@kreate Diskless MS console you say?? I guess that will be fine for the customers that just buy digital. Not for me though
Was it lol? Is this like two countries who've been at war for decades putting their differences aside? Come on this wasn't all that interesting if we're honest.
Wish there was a person to represent PC
Why would Lord Gaben be there? Plus Microsoft is already trying to heavily establish their brand in the PC market
I've been as deeply harshly critical of Gabe Newell as anyone. but yeah, it would have been nice to see him on stage.
Uh that individual gamers who plays on PC.
Phil Spencer? Microsoft develops Windows.
Indeed they do, and I'm an Xbox Centric guy first and foremost, but Gabe Newell would be the figurehead for PC gaming, I think, without a doubt.
It was definitely a great defining moment in the video game halls of history. MS, Nintendo and Sony collab coming soon
Yes Sony Nintendo and microsoft should get on stage together more.
Yeah it was actually really nice to see. It's always cool when they do that.
And do the Evolution of Dance...
Like what? I thought it was just a show of mutual respect nothing more. I can't see them doing anything together unless it's crossplay.
You didn't hear, Phil, Reggie and Layden are all going to be in Half Life 3!
Show of mutual respect, I think, is a really good thing at this point in history.
Ha! HL3 confirmation. I love it.
You see, from the picture, left to right.. it's Sony, MS, Nintendo, but you mentioned Sony LAST and MS first... You're always biased even with your positive comments to Sony. We all can see it. That's another reason why you get disagrees. (I was just reading the other comment thread lol) I think the whole thing is funny though Your history. Your Stealth trolls. Your ability to pour something with a sour taste onto something positive for Sony. You're a master... you are seriously one of the best ever on here lol. Rookie Monster was like a raging savage going into battle with dual-weilding axes going crazy... YOU are like an extremely skilled archer with deadly accuracy like Legolas. :-D I hope you're here to stay forever.
@salmonade "You see, from the picture, left to right.. it's Sony, MS, Nintendo, but you mentioned Sony LAST and MS first" Oh, lord. What a crime! Dude, please.
@ beulahland lol I'm 99% joking man
LMAO! You win the internet for today good sir.
i was hoping they would start bashing each other with chairs. dissapointed! /s
Or for Reggie to say, "Even though Ninendo is the best , we are all united in our commitment to driving the industry forward" XD
That Thug Life meme would've been epic!
Settle it in Smash.
For bashing: We have a Hulk in green :-) OT: Nice to see all three together. Once every year i guess...
I would pay to see that!
They did. you have to have the paid online service of each one of those companies (collectively) to see it though... I'm pretty sure Reggie has the edge as far as the whole "kicking ass" thing
yeah that part was pretty epic ngl. I think the part I like more was the short interview with Phil Spencer. his expression and when he said that it could be better felt genuine
Yeah, that's something I've always liked about Phil. He's not afraid to be honest about the shortcomings or mistakes of Xbox/MS. Like earlier this year when he spoke about how PlayStation did a much better job supporting indies at the start of this gen. It's refreshing to see him be honest and admit when his competitors did something right/better. On top of that, he's not afraid to openly talk about playing great games from Nintendo and Sony. I feel that more execs should be honest and transparent like him, and I don't only mean gaming execs.
I mean it's not like these guys have never met each other or we never allowed to be in the same room. It really wasn't that special especially since they didn't really do or announce anything (not like a collab game but maybe a major 3rd party title) just typical PR talk.
It is the first time that all 3 are on stage at the same time. So yes, it is an important moment and hate off to TGA for being able to pull that off.
Again not really they've had no reason to be on stage together. Only fanboys who buy into the mythical console wars think it's some big important peace treaty. It's Keighley feeding his own ego by pretending it's bigger than it is.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... Yes it was awesome seeing all three but none of them shook hands, which I thought was odd, plus it looked like they didn't really feel comfortable up there together. I mean at least shake hands don't be a douche. Rivals yes but at least a bit of respect for one another.
Yeah, if you look at their body language, it's clear none of them were very comfortable and if I were to judge based on body language alone, I'd say they don't really like each other. That "moment" looked to be thrown together at the last second by Keighley and for his amusement alone. The look on his face after that spot looked like he was about to go into ego arrest. That wasn't a "we all stand together" moment, that was a "we are all humoring Keighley" moment.
I didn't really get that feeling at all. I think keighley is one of those people that has a way of imparting things in a sense of commonality, and whether or not they like each other, I think they respect each other. and to have a moment of Unity in any respect, was something they could all get behind. that they agreed to do it, for me, is enough. And I have to add brother that I met Geoff Keighley, out here in Las Vegas during an event. and it was a situation where I was working a party that he was at, and I didn't interact with him(try to engage/ talk with him/ purposely) or even acknowledged I understood who he was, (warren Spector was there, fucking. Warren. Spector. man!) anywhoo... I think he's a much better person than you think.
@L7CHAPEL, I didn't say anything bad about Keighley, just that he has a pretty big ego, which is well documented. But many people in the public eye do have a good bit of ego, and it takes a bit of that and charisma to pull off the sorts of things he does. It's not a bad or good thing, it's just part of his personality. But you can easily tell by the stupid grin on his face right after the "big three" left the stage that he was immensely proud of himself and for a moment there, he looked more like a kid at Xmas than a professional host. I stand by my statement that this was done to humor Keighley, and probably a bit because none of the three wanted to be the one called out for not wanting to do it. But they were all obviously uncomfortable and only Layton seemed relaxed, though he almost acts like a politician at times. Layton seemed to be channeling William Shatner, Phil looked like the goof-off in class that got called to the chalk board to do a math problem he knew nothing about and Reggie looked like he had no idea what to do next. To me it was more cringe in a show absolutely packed full of cringe. And maybe it's my old age, but the fact that gamers are trying to make it into some "joining of the hands" moment is positively laughable to me. Just my .02
I assumed it was because they were nervous, but these guys are pros a public speaking it this point. I think you're right. They really don't like each other.
In The corporate world, with everybody watching, it wouldn't be a wise individual move, to acknowledge if they did. just to simply be respectful
why does phil almost always have a face like he has to take a dump.
hehe you mean like this? https://ibb.co/RpHM9K6 LOL
My favorite moment of the show
Overheard by insiders at the show. Reggie: "Hey uh, you know General Mills wants to mocap my face for a live action adaptation of the Frankenberry cereal? Going to be part of a General Mills cinematic universe!" Shawn: "God I hope it's not a new Sony pictures franchise..." Phil: "NextBox will be the new water cooler!" Shawn & Reggie in unison: "HUH??" Phil: Erm...wait till E3!!"
Man I thought Phil was a lot taller than that. He's the shortest up there lol
I love to see that especially with the Thunder music in the background.
It's not important.
Phil looked a bit akward, like he felt uncomfortable there. Good to see them together in stage.
Actually there was nothing important and it was waste of time in terms of New Trailers since the hype was so high
Its kind of a cool moment I guess. I mean, these are businessmen, and not fan boys, and I wouldn't doubt that they talk to one another on more than one occasion during the year. Maybe sometimes for business, other times just to be social with one another at events and what not. But important....not really. This moment isn't going to be a defining moment of change and cooperation going forward, and if things are changing, it was because of other things going on. I don't know what people think of these three people, but it's not like they really hate each other with a passion. That's left up more to the fan boys on forums.
I doubt they had never talked to eachother or even contact eachother. They are competitors, yes, but when it comes down to it they are still human. And you are right, all the nonsense console wars are usually fueled by the fanboys on the forum.
These guys can seem to be at each others throats publicly, but they'll still talk and even hang out in private. Three industry leaders don't tend to just ignore each other.
These 3 standing on stage together changes nothing, just 3 car sales men with their hands still deep in our pockets.LOL
This guy gets it.
It was awesome. I fanboyed for sure.
People tend to forget..especially on N4G, that at the end of the day, we are gamers, no need to throw hate, and snide remarks around about any console.
"Here is why" "Here is why you should" Sigh.
Im not impressed, why wasnt Gabe invited ?
Lord Gabe is too busy to entertain us mere simpletons.