E3 2014 Event Summary

E3 Summary

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Last year having been almost totally overtaken by new console hardware, this is the first E3 of the new generation to focus entirely on games with only a nod given to some new hardware. The showings were strong strong and varied from all camps and there’s a lot to break down. With that being said, let’s dive in.

  • Microsoft reminded us why we love them.
  • EA reminded us that they make sports games.
  • Ubisoft brought their triple A game.
  • Sony couldn’t decided what to show, so they showed everything.
  • Nintendo… something-something ZELDA!!!
  • In the world of press conference spectacle there are no winners or losers, but I pick ’em anyway.

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Microsoft @ E3 2014

Microsoft

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Microsoft has taken a ton of flack since several PR and messaging missteps last year left a bad taste in the mouths of many of it’s once most ardent supporters. They’ve worked very hard since then and have course corrected very deftly leading into this year’s E3. Having listened to the market and made several changes to the Xbox One (doing away with confusing and draconian DRM, removing always-online system requirements, and offering a Kinectless system) Microsoft is in a much better place than they were a year ago.

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