21 Reasons Why E3 Sucked

In this article Gameplayer argues that E3 2007 will be remembered for the games that didn't appear, rather than the ones that did. With everyone scrapping over the few bits of new information to come out of the show, Gameplayer turns the spotlight on 21 big games that failed to recognize that the event even existed.

"For the most part, E3 2007 was old news before it even began."

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SpaceCowgirl5907d ago

With a lot of developers and generally companies not putting as much investment into the Smaller (and in my opinion less exciting) MP3. There does not seem to be as much incentive for developers or companies to really use E3 as their big time launching point. Usually E3 leaves people satisfied with the gigantic explosion of information and sensory wonders. But most people I talk to are left feeling quite hungry after the whole thing.

astrobrights5907d ago

E3 was definitely a bit weak. I think we also have to keep in mind that it was intentionally scaled down from the previous years. I think some good news came out of E3, but nothing to write home to mom about.

Genki5906d ago

and it's no longer recognized as the big game show of the year anymore. I think that title may belong to Leipzig(sic) now anyway, but then again, I suppose that remains to be seen.

In all honesty, Microsoft seems to have left quite a bit out of E3, if not intentionally for game shows later in the year such and the Leipzig convention. Two of Sony's biggest guns were shown in all their glory at E3 in KZ2 and MGS, and I honestly can't think of anything but the Getaway matching it's target trailer that can top those couple of presentations.

It should be interesting to see how Leipzig and TGS unfold.

Dukester1015906d ago

I like the new format of E3... it's more business and getting down to the point, while at the same time, showing your investors, and chairpersons what you're up to, and how well you fiscal predictions panned out in the past year, as well as your predictions for the next fiscal year.

Also, journalists got a little taste of things to whet their whistles, and satisfy them for now.

I like the business format better- it's small, clear-cut, short, and less confusing. You can actually get things done at the new E3. I know all the gamers out there will hate me for saying this, but I'm a business man before I'm a gamer... but I am both!

SlappingOysters5906d ago

The behind closed door negotations were always there though. There was just some big name game announcements too. Much more than this year. I think that given the smaller audience of more specialist press, they should have been showing more, not less.

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Video Game Rip-Offs That Are Hilariously Bad

Many developers try to copy great games and they often fail miserably. These are some video game rip-offs that are hilariously bad.

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senorfartcushion49d ago

Every battle royale and soulslike. Every cartoony live service game with dancing

banger8849d ago

Nah most of the Soulslike games turned out pretty good. Probably the only one I didn't much like was Immortal Unchained.


Blizzard Monetizes The Trader’s Tender In WOW

Blizzard just made it possible for players to purchase the Trader’s Tender for real money! The decision has left the community spewing with rage.

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Dudeson52d ago (Edited 52d ago )

Never had a problem with monetization for anything that's purely cosmetic. If you want to look extra cool so badly, you must like the game to a point where it's worth the money to you. If not, you can still grind to get it in wow's case, maybe a slow progress but having that option is always a plus.

Now the moment someting that gives an edge in the gameplay is purchaseable, I'll understand the rage.

Edit: Also, a bit more on the middle side of things: when rare transmogs that needed a big achievement were to be purchaseable, I would also understand the rage of people who worked hard and want to show that off.

bababooiy52d ago

Its funny how we have have come so far that people are comfortable saying playing the game to get something is a "nice plus" like you should be grateful they even allow it. Truly sad honestly...

Dudeson52d ago

It's just that I don't really care about (paid) cosmetics, especially in games like wow. And the only plus I meant with that is that you can atleast get it both ways, not just that it's entirely gated behind a paywall. But seriously why would you care so much about cosmetic options that don't mean anyting more than showing of some style or spending ability. Just like branded clothes, really don't care about brands, just give me quality.

Kaii52d ago

Boiled frogs should be shot.

Kaozz197952d ago

D4 next with Stash tabs, Gem tabs etc. a 'la PoE.

niiopi52d ago

The game is on the decline and so they will start monetizing everything. So many other MMOs have done this when their popularity started to wane.


Disrespecting The Consumer: The Critical Problem With Live Service & GAAS

Live service games are vehemently criticized and companies need to rethink & prioritize respectful game design for consumer benefit.

Kaii54d ago

Gabe says not being publicly owned is a huge part of what makes Valve so successful.
"The whole point of being a privately held company is to eliminate another source of noise in the signal between the consumers and producers of a good."

Looks at Destiny 2 > I used to go into a store to find a game. Now I go into a game and find a store.
"Bungie reportedly expressed concerns over how engaging The Last of Us multiplayer project was"
Bungie at GDC "Beware of overdelivering, quality doesn't matter, a live service being fast is more important than quality"


P_Bomb54d ago

I remember that headline about Bungie and Factions. I’m not a Bungie guy, but I am a Factions guy. Can’t help but wonder if their GaaS input will be to my liking. 🤔

DeusFever53d ago

I always thought Destiny would be better if Bungie built the game and then handed it off to another company to run it.

Christopher54d ago

That's kind of the GaaS whole thing, though. This is like telling wolves to stop behaving like wolves.

P_Bomb54d ago

Was looking at the top games in my country as per the PS Store and it’s overwhelmed by service games. Blood is in the water.

senorfartcushion53d ago

The issue is that journalists mostly ignored this issue as it was arising. Games like Overwatch were considered exciting until lesser news websites and organisations began taking opinion pieces on the problem. From then it’s just gotten worse.

DeusFever53d ago

A lot of “game journalists” are just extensions of the corporate PR teams. Remember when Bungie flew people out to Bungie HQ and showed them the 4v4 multiplayer in Destiny 2? Everyone who attended said this was the best decision for multiplayer. Less than a year later, Destiny 2 went back to 6v6. Everyone who attended said this was the best decision for multiplayer.

FinalFantasyFanatic53d ago

The issues are so prelevant, that I just immediately skip over the majority of GaaS games, hardly any are worth the time. The mainstream media glossing over the issues is nothing new, you always have to wait a few months for the real reviews or opinion pieces (that tends to include video game reviews as well).