There are clear benefits to spreading out announcements during the summer, but there's more to it than just better numbers.
I'm sure most media members who are paid to attend E3 would agree. I don't think it really makes much difference to your average gamer watching from home though.
I disagree. I do actually feel that there is a difference. Condensed news cycles are more entertaining to me. These stretched out news cycles are just not entertaining at all.
Totally agree. If we had a normal E3 this year, I'd be absorbing a lot of news and stuff over a few days and taking time off from work for it. I think we'd also have more stuff shown/announced about XSX and PS5 if they knew E3 was the big moment of the year for that sort of thing. Now we have to sit back and wait for this back and forth and see who flinches first.
This being a launch console year is more of the reason for the "stretched out news cycles" than the lack of E3. Xbox Series X was unveiled in December long before E3 was cancelled. Either way, these news cycles could easily be more condensed with or without E3. Personally, I don't feel any more or less entertained by the format provided so far.
if the major companies (Sony /MS/Ninty) give us 2 or 3 online gaming events through summer instead of 1 live on E3 ...i prefer the online ones tbh .....more games are announced with plenty of time to show gameplay and keeps you interested through the whole summer , while one event just creates big ammounts of hype which at the end becomes disapointment most of the times
There is a lack of that electricity in the air that we have right before and during e3. That's usually community generated because they're ready for news after what is typically a drought of news. Now the news just kind of shows up, and individually announced shows seem more swamped in console war bickering instead of shared excitement to go along with that bickering.
It should come back. Its good to have dedicated game shows and the industry should have them.
E3 wouldn't have made Halo I. look less s'ty. The people running E3 sucked most of the culture of gaming and turned it into a celebrity event with snake-oil salesmen peddling subscriptions and CGI trailers, while the vulture media make a dime off of patronizing gamers.
That's some pro grade insecurity right there. Let's just overlook that E3 allowed you to counter everything you just said by having hands on time with some of the products. So while you felt the need to bring up Halo, just maybe experiences the gameplay made the visuals a little more forgiving. There is a reason by Best Buy changed their refund policy.
Halo was in the article. That's why I brought it up. If they can't bring a 9+ year franchise into the next gen, over the internet, the way most people will be playing it, then the better "select" hands on experience would have been just a controlled demo used to push a subpar game. As for issues of insecurity, I am not qualified to provide medical advice. There are some good counselors out there that might be able to steer you in the right direction, though. I can only, in this instance, provide my opinion about the direction E3 has taken over the years and come to the conclusion that not having E3 is probably for the best.
Of course most of the gaming journalist would say that. They need that ad revenue and free swag. Look around the net when E3 was canceled. Most people had no issue with E3 being gone
me too i miss the 3 conferences really exciting times but i read the e3 proprietors were way too expensive
Nah. E3 is outdated at this point. Every gaming company can stream their game announcements online themselves and don’t require a venue in order to showcase it. We can now get past all of the cringy gimmicks and go straight to the games. Also giving that Covid-19 has changed the way things are being done I don’t see things going back to the way they were with large groups of people anytime soon.
Exactly no E3 means little to no gameplay, little information, no in depth gameplay walkthroughs, no hands on, etc. E3 is needed and i hope people see that now.
That's life. Some forms of entertainment eventually come to an end especially when it becomes too costly but we still have video games,new consoles along with news provided for us to look forward to by several forms of the media.
Same. I gave this new format a shot and was optimistic it would be a good replacement. It's been a bit of a let down and I would rather see E3 come back.
I do miss how concentrated it made everything. It was one exciting week of concentrated news. While E3 itself has been dying for years now, this summer proved to be a complete mess, absolutely no clear messaging on the new systems with price and release date still completely unknown. Comic Con at Home wasn't any better. Terrible panels of zoom calls, no real big exciting trailers or announcements. Obviously this year is a mess because of Covid but the longer things go on just goes to show humans were made to be so isolated. We are a social species and big gatherings like E3 (despite the quality of the shows falling each year) make for an exciting experience bringing people with similar interests together.
I don't necessarily feel like we need E3 back but I do still want a concentrated week of gaming news in June. I have not really liked the way they've spread it all out over 3 months.
I enjoy E3, and I find that it's a time of year that I always get excited for. Hopefully it does come back, and hopefully it comes back in the way that it used to, with just the media and industry figures. I found the quality of the shows to be much higher before they started letting the general public in.
There is no point to E3 to comeback, Nintendo and MS consoles are currently a joke to the industry, yes Nintendo Switch is selling good but this doesn't mean that cheap gaming device can bring something new to industry , Sony when they announce they weren't going to be in E3 I think that was one of the most intelligent business decisions they could make, all eyes and pressure would it be pointing to them cause they are the only ones at the moment who are bringing the innovation to the industry, so why the hassle and pressure assisting if they already in a great position in the industry?. and there isn't a quality console out there they can compete with now also, definitely not worth the investment and headaches that would generated for Sony imo, also lots Media sites are so close minded at the moment.
As I've mentioned before, I admittedly kind of enjoy the spectacle of it all; the celebration, if you will, but that's the traditionalist inside me that saw gaming move out of a small corner in CES (just past the porn). We earned it, dammit. Now considering this situation we all have had to contend with, and the rush to handle it, the lack of E3 has made me appreciate the structured way of getting news and information more than anything. So whatever changes come, I'll adapt, but give me some definitive dates ahead of time so we can have some organization to this thing, instead of me feeling like gaming executives had a few drinks and set up a calendar as a dartboard.
Won't be as good as it was back in 07
I couldn’t care less that E3 is done. I am more then content with Sony doing its own thing and doing state of plays. Most publisher shows like Ubisoft & Bethesda stunk.
me 2 :( with all the cringe and everything that goes with it. Its my annual celebration of the gaming medium and i dont want to see it fade away
I agree. Mostly because I find this trickling of information to be exhausting and hard to follow. I was fine with a few days of information overload but no way I'm going to track every little event, tweet or blog post over months.
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