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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Sony @ E3 2014

Sony

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As many games journalists like to say: day one (and as a result E3) is Sony’s to lose. Last year Sony took full advantage of that fact by putting a hard focus on games announcing that their next-gen console would launch a full $100 less than the competition (remember that Nintendo does not consider themselves to be in competition with either Sony or Microsoft). By putting a hard emphasis on what they knew the consumer wanted and taking advantage of several messaging missteps and quotes taken out of context from Microsoft and Don Mattrick to solidly win that year’s E3.

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