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We don't need E3 anymore

Fancensus head of analytics Ryan Janes analyses the media impact for the summer's biggest announcements

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potatoseal63d ago

100% agree. I'm already starting to not miss it. I like this 'games showcase stream' thing. It's less talking and less cringe PR speak. It's just straight business and they can have as many of these 'video streams' as they want and at any time they want.

EverydayJoe63d ago

Not gonna lie, I miss Playstation Experience, was able to go the last 2 years they had it in Anaheim. Long lines to demo stuff but was a lot of fun. The Panel's on TLoU2 and Ghosts were highlights of the last show for me.

Agent_00_Revan63d ago

When it comes to most people, the people that watched the events live on a stream from home, the current way is definitely better and more appealing. We get to watch meat of the conferences without all the corporate investor filler.

But the one thing that is taking a hit from the lack of these actual in person shows is the stuff that happens outside of just the streams. The hands on demos, the smaller teams getting attention to show off their games, even the deals that get made during these shows. I've heard many stories over the years of deals happening because the 2 important people met up in a bar/restaurant near the convention. You can't get those chance meet ups without all the decision making people in the singular location.

Zeref63d ago (Edited 63d ago )

Nah, I don't like it. I prefer having one week of straight up gaming news rather than this spread of news every few months.

Also it's way more fun to compare Xbox/Nintendo/Playstation directly.
E3 is basically our Superbowl.

I honestly thought I wasn't gonna miss it much and that we didn't need it anymore before all this but after seeing it happen in practice. It just doesn't cut it for me.

Elda63d ago

It was cute for a moment but time has moved on & things are being done differently now which folks have comfortably gotten accustomed to.

King_Noctis63d ago (Edited 63d ago )

Yeah we don’t need it. We need the events to scatter throughout the year and the publishers/developers to put fillers into each of their shows in order to divide one event into two or even three.

That is much better than just one big show per year where you can get almost every new announcement there. /s

TheColbertinator63d ago

They already do that. Press releases, magazine covers, interviews, Nintendo Direct, social media, other events (Tokyo Game Show, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, PAX, VGA), Kickstarter announcements and developer announcements.

There is a whole world out there for options on announcing your games. E3 is cool but necessary for the industry? Nah.

GoodGuy0963d ago (Edited 63d ago )

Honestly I do miss it. I liked that we had news back to back in a single week that we'll know we'll have. It was indeed a time of christmas for gamers. Now everything is just random and out of nowhere. Many of the events this year have been quite...underwhelming.
Ofc with whats going on in the world, we cant expect everything to be perfect and the inconsistency is reasonable.

dumahim63d ago

Yep. I'd take a few days off from work and take it all in. Shows, interviews, whatever. With stuff being online whenever, it just isn't the same.

Z50163d ago

Christmas, we got/get presents.
E3, we got commercials.

rainslacker63d ago

I always enjoyed the conferences, but I don't miss the "who won" arguments that tended to overshadow the content shown. What we havent lost is a few big things overshadowing 90% of the content

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