Which of the big three (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) had the best showing at the Game Developers Conference?
"God of War III and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves were also shown behind closed doors" "multiplatform CryEngine 3 was also shown at the event with the Playstation 3 version running impressively (even better than the Xbox 360)" I think we all the saw the leaked footage of gow3, and uncharted 2 to decide on who the winner is.
"This year's Game Developers Conference was quite the opposite for Microsoft from last year's event. Many thought that they would reveal their 2009 lineup just like last year. That couldn't be further from the truth. They have virtually nothing to show on the exclusive games front aside from a vague hint at Fable 3." Quoted for truth. I like this website. If this were G4TV they'd be like "Microsoft by far" even though they didn't do or show anything.
Well, the competition was between Nintendo and Sony. Did Microsoft even show up?
Yea it was a wrap
Of course M$ showed up , but the security at the front searched them and found stolen Exclusives on them hence they were detained.. :)
Developers, studios and of course... gamers. i almost forgot... Sony... ;)
I'd say Media Molecule was the big winners.
the game developers conference is for the developers it isn't a matter of who of the big 3 wins. That is for E3. The only group that wins are the developers. Sure microsoft didn't show anything for us but they showed stuff for the developers. This article obviously doesn't know what gdc is for, it is not E3. Sony will have a better lineup than xbox in 09, but are sony fanboys so desperate that they need to win gdc when it clearly doesn't matter?
I agree completely with Ausobo. Unfortunately, most people don't realize this. Sigh.
GDC are not for showing off, it's much more developer oriented. At E3 or TGS you can talk about "winners",
It's more at the E3 and lepzeig, because at TGS, Nintendo never shows up or almost
MS is for developers, and MS tools for developers are far better than Sonys gimmik not STANDARIZED tools... You still need to check and cross your fingers to know if the next title will get trophies or ingame music. MEH
Sooooo, you like the site because they put Microsoft down? o.O Lmao.. Nice reason! -.- Besides, like Ausbo said, this is not E3. GDC isn't focused on games. Good Win for you Sony Fanboys, though! w00tWooT! /sarcasm
For me... Uncharted 2. Too bad they didn't show Alan Wake or Heavy Rain.
I'm quite surprised at how weak of a showing MS had. I actually think they had nothing. Am I wrong? Did MS reveal anything at all? Cause I truthfully can't remember.
I love how some people are crying "GDC isn't for announcing games! GDC isn't for announcing games!" yet last year at GDC when Microsoft announced several big-name games (including Gears of War 2) you kids were shouting "In your face, Sony! Look at all of the 360's games!!!" Pathetic.
@GWAVE Ohh, really? I remember seeing Cliffy B tearing through a wall with a fake chainsaw, not anyone from Microsoft. GDC is all about developers.
ONLIVE!!! They walked away with the most press. Heck we are still 2 inches from drowning in sh.....um great articles about their service.
I go to conferences all the time and when I get back to the office, the first question people pose to me isn't "So, who won?" That's ridiculous. It's a conference. It's meant to be informative to the participants involved. If it does this then the conference is a success. I can kinda understand people looking at an obvious media event like E3 and picking who was the most exciting, but a games developer conference? Give me a break!
First the author says that Sony only showed games they previously announced and announced a few more which didnt really present anything new. Then he gives Nintendo first place with this comment. "As expected, they spotlighted Punch-Out!! and Excitebots: Trick Racing on the Nintendo Wii front. Nintendo also beefed up WiiWare and Virtual Console by announcing Final Fantasy games on those downloadable services. The Virtual Console Arcade category was also added to the Virtual Console." LOL.. So he contradicted himself by saying Nintendo showed games they already expected to see.... I dont care how many sites are paid by Nintendo and Microsofts ads. They will never hide the fact that SONY is clearly the best console to buy this gen. I have all 3 consoles.. I havent played 360 or Wii for almost 6 months and when I do it is only for a few minutes.. KUDOS TO SONY! KEEP ON MAKING THE BEST GAMES I HAVE EVER PLAYED!!! Jake
@No FanS Land - Nintendo's Conferences have been deplorable in the last years. We're fine with MS and Sony.
Sorry but I didn't realise it was a competition! But if it was Sony would've won it ;-)
I think the real question is Did Microsoft even show ANYTHING?
GDC Does is matter? MS could have easily shown many of the games we know are in development for the 360. The negative connotation is wrong and doesn't match reality. They're not in last place. Go ahead and read the article again or for the first time.
Not this time.. no. Got to wonder what the publisher of Halo3 and Gears will be doing with the moneydollars for E3 this year.
If that's your best defense Why Dis, then I feel sorry for you. xD
...sooooo Microsoft showed a key component to their DEVELOPERS. I can show off my Halloween costume at the company Christmas Party. So does it suddenly turn into a Halloween Costume Competition? Sony fanboys are looking for wins wherever they can justify em...
a trick question?
Wow, I thought you were just being sarcastic. Now I know your just being (What's a nice way of putting it?) crass.
you're not being sarcastic?
lol you guys thought he was being sarcastic. Really opens up your eyes on how sad people can be doesn't it?
I wanted to see what being a 360er felt like lol, but point still sticks, I got 2 agrees. plz don't take bubbles away o_o
SONY case closed.
oh wait, you're not being SARCASTIC?
GDC is a contest?
For fanboys, EVERYTHING is a contest. EDIT: case in point, people disagreeing with fact. fanboys are funny. They don't like me so I must be wrong.
name beats your name ;)
Exactly. Even though GDC is for game developers, not the consumers.
nuh uh Max Power.
para someone disagrees with you. it wasn't me.
Max Power is actually a pretty rockin' name man, i'm just looking for a ruse. :P As for who "won" GDC....which is of course a silly notion. If I had to choose somebody, I'd pick the makers of OnLive. OnLive definately had the most discussion and media response. Whether or not it will succeed, however, is still up for debate.
Its a Game Developers Conference, it isn't meant to judge, just to show developers whats coming soon. Why is Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo even in the fray, they use their own engines for their own games. Only thing I see that we should be worried about it On Live, that could revolutionize gaming, in a bad way. I am still not a fan of Cloud Computing (basically what On Live is). I don't want others to know what I have or what I am doing sometimes. Privacy is key. With a dozen other problems that comes with On Live type of service. I won't go into detail, I already put a big enough target on my head here.
Being a fanboy is great when you are on the right side of the fight. One of the best ways to enjoy video games besides playing them.
its funny watching you kids speculate for days on end on stuff you know nothing about. OF COURSE it's a contest, it's a race to win developers over to your platform. Why do you think Sony announced matching funds for PSN exclsive games? That being said, games being announced for your platform is just as much a part of the "sell" as announcing dev kits are. ignorant fanboys, gotta love em.
could it be possible maybe that they didnt talk about any games because last year they had there own keynote? im just saying nintendo was all everyone was talking about at gdc. yes sony announce alot stuff ,but still nintendo was talked about alot.
One new Zelda game for the Nintendo DS can't compare to God of War 3, Uncharted 2, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 with tons of exclusive content including co-op, 4 new PSN games and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. The keynote Nintendo gave was pretty boring as well. I'm interested in the games and Sony had the most to show, as usual.
Why did Sony decide to turn the Game DEVELOPERS Conference into a penis measuring contest? They just don't get it...it was for DEVELOPERS. Not the consumer. They managed to turn a perfectly legitimate convention for DEVELOPERS into a whorish advertising event. Sony, can we talk about DEVELOPING? Not your kocksize? SANKS!
ok for starters. I was present at just about all of DSony's behind closed door showings for there internal games... and everyone of those leaked vids that made there way to youtube, came after a dev to dev workshop panel showcasing what there respective teams have been able to do with the PS3 hardware, new advances in vertext shading, bumb mapping, and deffered rendering and dynamic lighting break throughs. These were the highlights of Davids jaffes little showing of ywisted metal, SCE Santa Monica with GOW3, and NaughtyDog's NDGE 2.0 for Uncharted 2 with it's new dynamic animation system for more complex and believable animations that make game characters move more life like. Even Sony Japan's Team Ico founder Fumido Ueda was discussing new techniques for his new game and what engine it used... Sony did nothing but show to the development community what it's been advancing in the name of technology. That why They announced the PhyreEngine 2.40 upgrade to help developers with A Multiplatform Engine that they offer for free. Yeah sony's supporting Multiplats go figure...you fanboys are the ones that Turned this into a penis swinging contest. Not sony, They have stuff to show that examplifies there advancement in the game developing community, Ever head of the cliche' "Seeing is believing"? thats the point of showing the tech... Fanboys make me laugh i swear.
"Who Won the Game Developers Conference?" lol, why I did of course gumgum99 always wins ^_^
Nokia and the Ngage.
How the f$%k can someone win a conference? Only on n4g...
Who Won the Game Developers Conference? LMAO!!!
Seriously, why even ask. Sony has won every game/trade show since GDC 07 when LBP and Home were announced.
gotta disagree, E3 2008 was Microsoft despite Sony showing MAG, fat princess, etc. FF13 multiplatform was the talk of the town, (for stupid reasons too)
If thats the only reason you say M$, its really not that impressive to me.
i agree, that multiplat game announcement is weak but thaT E3 WILL be remembered for that. I thought mag was the best thing out of it.
ninja gaiden sigma 2 ? ratchet & clank : a crack in time ? the next mgs ? Footage of god of war & uncharted 2 in action ? XI for home ? resistance 2 map pack & skins ? resistance retribution in your psp the whole week of gdc09? Priceless.
You can't win a GDC. This is why I hate the internet.
I can't but Sony did. :)
Those scars still need time to heal.
The developers won, obviously.
tekken and ff goin MULTIPLAT .. since when does a comapany won the show with a MULTIPLAT? that will appear on another console? SHOWS are won by EXCLUSIVES. this time sony annopunces 4 psn games, morea about 3 amazing games (GOW3,U2,Infamous) announced a weird game exclusive (badman? lol) and many more, geez,
"Badman" or what you mean as "Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman!" was never announced as anything. It was only trademarked by Sony, it hasn't been announced as being anything and probably never will... companies trademark things all the time that never see the light of day. Please don't spread falsh information.