From Kotaku: E3 is all about the buzz. What was best, what was worst, that kind of thing. But what news generated the most buzz? More after the jump.
Natal has really generated a lot of buzz this week.It's been the only gaming related thing from E3 that BBC and SKY News have shown in the UK.
I thought 360 fans were all about the GAMES. They bash the Wii remote, they bash PS3 for being a media centre but when MS announces the same things, that's all that matters.
We all know Microsft showed/announced alot of games, there's no need to be mad at Xbox 360 owners/fans because Natal is getting huge Media hype.
I couldn't care less about Natal/PS3 motion controls, if I wanted to jump around in my living room like a little kid, I would of bought a Wii. And I'm sorry but, what games? MS fans screamed all year "just wait for E3, wait for E3!" They they screamed the games they were 90% sure would be announced: MGS4 or FFXIII Versus on the 360! Killer Instinct 3! Blue Dragon 2! Lost Odyssee 2! Fable 3! Gears 3! None of these were announced, MS biggest game was yet another multiplat game. MS only announced 2 new games coming out this year, Crackdown 2 and L4D2, we all knew about Forza 3 and Splinter Cell already. Once again 360 fans have to wait until Q4 of this year just to play 2-3 decent games just like last year. Whilst Sony has already released MLB 09 (90%), KZ2 (91%), inFamous (85%) and Flower (87%). edit, lol @ the disagrees. anybody care to explain why?
Your average gamer is not going to give two fuks about that. They just want games. Like me. This is why motion controls don't work with me. This goes for sony/ms/nintendo. Motion controls=Biggest gimmick this gen.
Shane Kim said they had more games to announce Microsoft most likely changed their minds knowing they would win E3. There were supposed to be Rare and LionHead announcements and that never happened. There are more game events to talk. I was thinking *Ninety Nine Nights 2* was going to be shown at E3 but that will probably make TGS 09 with other announcements.
@Cyrax_87 why do you care so much what 360 owners are going to be playing this year? what are you going to be playing in 09? God of war 3? ..oh yeah 2010 maybe Heavy Rain? .. oh yeah ..2010 according to GTTV or some Gran Turismo 5?... ah yeah ... no release date even at E3 so much talking ..to just end up with Uncharted 2 and MAG? Lots of people are going to be playing this year Splinter Cell: Conviction Left 4 dead 2 Forza Motorsport 3 Halo: ODST Shadow Complex GTA: Episode 2 Along with Halo wars, And Lost and Damned both systems have good games for 09 ..but don't try to downplay the xbox 360 games..makes you look stupid
Natal because Microsoft is the king of marketing. What they do with Halo is nothing short of miraculous.
*Splinter Cell Conviction *Forza 3 *Shadow Complex *Halo 3: ODST Shane Kim http://e3.g4tv.com/videos/3...
Did anyone notice that GoW3 and GT5 got less buzz than Beatles Rockband, L4D and Assassins Creed? I'm really surprised about this. I expect MGS and FF XIII is in the same league as those two games, but L4D and Assassins Creed.... This is very unexpected!
Well for me personally Assassin's Creed 2 is one of my most anticipated games and so it did overshadow some other games. Edit: Thanks Really Duh, I hadn't seen that video. It was good. Shane Kim is such a cool guy. It was interesting that he said "well, we didn't put every Microsoft Game Studios game that's coming out this year on stage". Hmm...I wonder what else they have to show.
What am I playing in 09? Like I said MLB09, KZ2, inFamous and Flower have already been released and have great scores. What exactly have you been playing so far? Halo Wars and more DLC? Riiight. It's not right to question Sony's fall lineup when MS haven't released anything decent for the 1st half of the year. GoW3, GT5, Heavy Rain? I never said those will be out this year, don't let the fanboys speak for everyone. >_> What will I be playing later this year? MAG, Uncharted 2, Fat Princess, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ratchet and Clank Future 2. I'm not downplaying the 360s lineup, it's just a shame though that half those games are DLC/expansion packs.
@cyrax87 You downplay the MS games that you knew were coming. What about the PS3 games? God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, MAG - we knew all those were coming too. You say MS's biggest announcement was a multi-platform game. Sony's biggest PS3 announcement was Final Fantasy 14 - also multi-platform. EDIT:I wasn't referring to PC - FF14 was announced for 360 the next day.
are you saying that 360/PC and PS3/PC games aren't exclusive? So L4D, Gears, Mass Effect ect aren't in fact exclusive now? Or does this only apply to PS3? edit: I thought they said the were "considering" moving it on others platforms. If not, I stand corrected. And IMO the Agent was Sony's biggest announcement (an exclusive from Rock* North? Fvck yeah).
The "biggest announcement" is just a matter of opinion anyways. To me, MS's biggest announcement was the sooner than expected release date of Forza 3, accompanied by the amazing gameplay demo. Good to see you fired up about Agent - nothing wrong with that. But you have to remember, 360 fans are just as excited about their games, regardless of what a PS3 fans' opinion of the 360 games may be.
...motion control is still in its very early stages in all forms. What's the maximum you can do with virtual reality? Thinking about it takes you to unprecedented levels and looking at what they're doing... Natal, Sony motion control... Milo, 3D games! it's all still in the works... even the Wii is still in the works. If you want this technology to be as common as a PS3 Dual Shock controller, or your average game, you're looking at 50 years. Right now, we are only the testers for these new concepts because there's always a first time to everything.
Rlly guys was this hard 2 expect from kotaku LOL ? PS EYE ? F THAT! WE WANT NATAL! beCus MS says so! OoOoOYyYeEeAaHh We dont need games, we need products like natal with no release dates! cus we gamers live in the future and not in the now!
Of course. If anyone ever says anything negative about the PS3 or positive about the 360 it is only because they are biased. I mean, they couldn't possibly just be gamers who own both consoles, like myself, who genuinely think Microsoft had a better showing. It's ok, we already know how you guys think. Just be happy Sony did have a good showing and we PS3 owners have a lot of good stuff to look forward to.
I just won't enjoy, kicking and jumping at my TV. I'm a gamer, I don't care about that. I don't think this does anything for gaming, it's Microsoft wanting to take the casual crowd from Nintendo and especially Wii Fit. But for gaming, this sucks. How do you play a shooter? Imagine your hand is a gun?
You obviously won't be playing Halo, Gears and Left 4 Dead on Natal. That's why they showed the Mini games/Milo and talked about making specific games for it.
im gonna be honest i think that natal is the new duke nukem.(bare with me before you disagree). I mean in the sense that it will not show up on 360 but microsoft's next console (the demo shown at e3 is indefinitely in development for a long time) , this is why im more excited about ps3 motion controller (devs already have it)... oh and the fact that milo get's scrubed every 300 hours (don't believe me check it out on kotaku)
I can see the blog posts now "ZOMG!!!!1111ONE!!!!1WON NATAL IS SO FRIGGGGIN AWESOME!!!DUDE YOU NO LONGER NEED A CONTROLLER!!!!1111" Or something like that. Who'd place money on the fact that most of the Natal Buzz was right here in N4g when we were arguing over its practicality? XD
It's good to see the PSP Go generate some buzz from the media. I think Natal was more shock and awe than a general interest.
and hearing the housers are involved is a big positive. i'm excited for screens or a teaser/trailer. come on rockstar!..........show us a little something?
But GOW 3 was the best thing at E3. Well that and Star wars old republic. GOW 3 was never really an announcement though. But my god, that demo was amazing! Edit: wow, people dont like GOW 3 and Star wars old republic.... You people must like mediocre games. @ fleet fox. GOW 3 mopped the floor with all those games. Just stop having pink pantie meltdowns and try not to be an xbot.
GOW 3 was the best game at E3? Says who???? I don't see anyone going crazy over GOW3, I didn't think it was ANYTHING sepcial. Looked EXACTLY like GOW 2 in HD. Splinter Cell looked wayyyy cooler in gameplay, same with Alan Wake, MGS4 on Micro's stage, A new Halo being made by Bungie. Sony lost. And God of War was NOT the best game shown.
I see your joking good joke my man
The Xbox didn't get MGS4, Fleet Fox It got a multiplatform MGS spinoff. :/ God of War 3 wasn't game of the show. I agree on that. Uncharted 2 was. ;)
i would have thought metroid would be higher on the list since it was a big surprise especially the team ninja part golden sun as well
Nintendo did a lot better job at E3 this year. Remember last year with the soccer mom? That was the worst E3 conference ever!
yeah tell me about it just 1 of the games they showed this year was better than everything they showed at last years e3
Project Natal is generating the most buzz because 360 fans are acting like M$ came up with this technology. We all know that Sony has been doing this since 2002 with Eyetoy. Plus the Media is all on M$ nuts because of it. They pretty much hate Sony.
People got excited when the wii was first announced. And well, now look at it....
...the fastest selling console of all time?
did the entire gaming media become 360 fanboys? They are the ones creating the buzz for Natal, as well as all of the great games coming from other companies.
lol Xbox won. Nobody is even talking about PS3.
You sure do talk about the PS3 alot.
You sure do damage control and defend the PS3 24/7. Get a life. PS3 lost.
And you sure do trashtalk like those Sony fanboys you love to bítch about. You're insecure and fanboyistic to an extreme and you tell me to get a life?
DO YOU 360 FANBOYS HAVE GAMES? THEN WHY ARE YOU HERE FLAPPING YOUR GUMS ABOUT WHO WON? ALL THREE WON. And don't tell bandit get a life. I'm sure he has one. At least he's better than you are.
Won what? I didn't get my trophy dammit!!!! TheBand1t wins.
I dunno why, but commenting to this 'tard makes me hungry for shrimp quesedillas. /logoff
Ultimolu why do you pretend to be a girl? obviously you are not.
Lol, look at the 360 fanboys disagreeing with multiple accounts. Shows the maturity on this site. There was no clear winner. ALL THREE WON.
The only people disagree with this are the losers of this E3, the fanboys. %100 agree all 3 did about the same. I gave MS a little better grade but all in all it was impressive from everyone. They all brought out great games with Uncharted 2 and GoW3 being the games of the show in my eyes. Alan Wake and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are no slouches though. Then you have all the great multiplats like AC2, MW2, etc. Btw - Did you see the cinematic trailer for AC2? I know it's CGI but man what an impressive and beautiful trailer that was. Some excellent CGI work. If you haven't seen it download the video off of PSN. So excited about that game.
You know I'm not fond of MS Crab but I give credit where it's due. I do believe Natal has potential but people are looking way too far into this imo. I love the fact that Nintendo announced a new Mario and that's why I'm getting a Wii hopefully. And Sony? Amazing stuff. This Uncharted 2 beta is like crack. I can't put it down. xD All three did good. Oooh, AC2? I haven't seen that. I'm gonna watch it-thanks for reminding me.
im counting how many times im going to see about natal. Buzz all the way. Im happy for ms. Let's see if N4G will post this up on the top 3 news other then negative news and then having positive news on ps3
The obvious answer: Project Natal. Just look at all the hype around it and all the articles about it. That's just a non-biased way of looking at it and that's the answer to the question poised above. Whether we liked it or not and whether is real or not, Project Natal generated the most media buzz.
All I can say is xbox 360 will have 5 triple AAA titles that won't be on the PS3 to look forward to by end of the year in Halo ODST, Forza 3, L4D2, GTA5 Ballad of [email protected] Tony, and Splinter Cell Conviction. Sure, PS3 has Uncharted, it is in my top 2-3 most wanted for 2009, but what else is there since GOW3, Heavy Rain, WKC, and GT5 all won't be coming out in 2009...and no, Ratchet Sequel #9, MAG, and Demon's Souls are not Triple AAA franchise games that PS3 fanboys made them out to be. A few months ago, I warned the PS3 fanboys that half of their wet-dream PS3 2009 exclusives won't be coming out until 2010 and I got slammed...well guess who is laughing now. :P
L4D was not AAA and this DLC probably won't be either. GTA DLC and Halo DLC : yeah cool, more DLC for the win. AAA means full game, not DLC nobody cares about. We already had 4 AAA full games this year (not DLC) on PS3 and there are tons more to come like Ratchet, Uncharted 2 and MAG, so really you should just avoid talking games. You're the one looking stupid. Again. BAM !!
how can 2 expansions and a sequel in less than a year be AAA? I agree with forza and splinter cell but please stop trying to fill gaps with games you consider AAA sony already has killzone 2, mlb09, and infamous all considered triple A and if you think ratchet is not AAA than you clearly no nothing of insomiac and their story with this game.
and you all know this is just the tip of the iceberg, all I can say is PS3 *anboys (not the real fans)are barking a lot lately, and they wouldn't be barking so much unless there was somthing worrying them, 360 fans keep quite lately, if like me they are likely just bored and fed up of hearing the same BS from the same idiots day in day out...my personal favorite is getting accused of trolling Sony news, or "why are you in the Sony section", well when I enter this site I click on a little tab called "all", this is because I want to view all gaming news on all platforms, MS and Sont both had a amazing conference, if I had both consoles I would be licking my lips right now, I was against Sony's launch price, it's still expensive now but within reach but I will tell you this, there is evey chance that when this gen is over we might well look back and realise that we just witnessed one of the best generations so far, I mean even if we don't like the new stuff we have the old stuff on arcade, I don't know what the PSN offers in this case but I for one will be applauding both Sony and MS and ofcourse the DEVS at the end of this generation, things have really gone into overdrive right now and it is a testament to Sony and MS and the competition factor that things are getting so good, Sony V MS is a good thing, it would not be this good otherwise.
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