Weekend After Post Show E3 Discussion [ ETERNAL LINKS ]

It’s been ten days since E3 ended. That’s given us more than enough time to take in what we saw and for Microsoft to backpedal on the Xbox One’s DRM policy [1].81% of IGN readers said that Sony “won” E3 [2], but to be honest that’s not what I am interested in discussing. I really want to know what did you see at E3 that you were really excited about? Did Sony wow you? Did the Xbox One impress? Does the lineup of Nintendo’s first-party titles excite? I want to know.

I’ve never regularly posed open questions on the site since the forums were removed back in 2009. So this is test-pilot to see if I do them again in the future. If you have an opinion on the matter, I encourage you to share it below. I always read the comments on the site and look forward to seeing what you have to say on the topic.


  • leo112358

    I think Nintendo and Sony both blew the conference out of the water. They did what they did and gave people what they wanted. It feels like Microsoft fell into the third console curse and is desperately trying to recoup lost ground with all its recent changes. Admittedly, the one thing about the whole show that had me excited was the teaser for Kingdom Hearts III

  • http://www.pierski.com Steve Napierski

    As a lifelong Mega Man fan, his inclusion in the new Super Smash Bros. game and with homage to his 8-bit version was coolest thing for me.

    • The Anarchyz

      This is the first time i will buy a SSB game at launch, because of Mega Man.

    • Phaelin

      I was actually expecting a much less subdued reaction from you about Megaman in SSB. I mean FLAKHASDOFBU MEGAMAN AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Carlos Hugo

    I think Microsoft did the best he could to sell the X Box One (and all its policies) through an incredible line of games andthe think that WOW me most was the revelation of killer instinct, but with all and all people just do not forgive the policies, especially after revealing the price of the console.

    Sony did a very good job with the games, about what they did at the conference, saying that would allow used games must have been no easy task considering that this is an attack against the desire of earn more money from third parties , but neither exclusive nor Microsoft nor Sony have caught my attention.

    Nintendo drop the ball here, REALLY BAD; they did not show anything new, some of those games are a thing known for more than 1 year, the people were waiting for something big, something new and what we got? From Retro Studio, the top-secret project that raised expectations as if it was the second coming of Jesus and what was? Donkey Kong … DONKEY F KONG, that was Dream Breaker, at least for me it was and I’m not alone in that; and What we expected from Nintendo? The successor of Mario Galaxy, and what we got? The Mario game that must have been the launch title to accompany the Wii U instead of NSMB U. THE WOW moment of his Nintendo Direct was obviously Megaman in SSB, but not even Megaman could save their ass after such a pitifull presentation.

    Sony just Won because they show old games, new games, wished games and all that wrapped in a 400 top tec console.

  • http://mepstein73.com mepstein73

    I’ll be honest, I haven’t bought a video game in over 3 years except for classes (Portal and Portal 2, if you must know which ones) due to financial concerns and finding more enjoyment lately in tabletop games (mainly RPGs). However, if I actually had a 3DS or WiiU, I would be preordering the new Super Smash Bros. games. The intro video and Masahiro Sakurai’s descriptions of the new characters (Mega Man and the Wii Fit Trainer especially) has me thinking that this could be the best Smash Bros. yet. Also, I love the artistic direction they’re taking the 3DS one (those outlines look so awesome).

    Again, though… Where’s Geno?! (SMRPG fan for life, and I swear, he would make the coolest Smash Bros. character)

  • Jason B. Gebhart

    Between Nintendo wowing me with Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Brothers and my current Wii crapping out, I’m looking to get a Wii U by the end of the year.

  • The Anarchyz

    I’m usually a fan of Nintendo and Sony first party titles, they both delivered in that area. But what got me excited was seeing FFvsXIII was rebranded as FFXV (personally, i was going to give this game a Duke Nukem Forever status), the announcement of Kingdom Hearts III (Finally!!!), the PS4 price, Destiny (finally Bungie doing other games besides Halo) and Mega phreaking Man in Super Smash Bros.

  • Pietro

    I haven’t heard much about E3, being in ‘stroya and working and such, but I’m pretty stoked about what’s around the corner.

  • Toño

    So… WiiU has sold more consoles than PS4 and XBOne and still 3rd party developers wait for more to start backing it up…

    Anyway, since a WiiU is basically an HD non portable 3D-less 3DS, so I guess the WiiU will be a really great console about June next year…

  • Kal

    Nintendo was just more of the same. The WiiU promised to be a grown up console, but it seems to be having trouble taking off the training wheels. Where is my grown up version of Pokemon, I’ve been playing since the 90s and closing in on 30s now. The franchise has not grown up with me, at least the new Doctor Who grew up with its audience, getter more darker.

    Sony is definitely a winner, though I am slightly biased by the fact I don’t like having a camera pointed at me 24-7, like I trust Microsoft to write decent software to prevent someone hacking it. My internet connection is poor, and I don’t like the DRM it imposed. Maybe if the price of games would drop, but Microsoft is a money grubbing whore, like EA.
    Microsoft claimed the XBox 180 to be the only console you need. Well what about the other rooms in my house, does it support wireless streaming to these. What about all the other consoles that are exclusive.

    As for Sony, it is just a more powerful PS3, but then even when you have a PC, you need to upgrade it to play better games once in a while. And with the Vita I can imagine some interesting games coming out that use the main console and the Vita. What the WiiU lacked was processing power on the DRC itself.

    Long story short, in order of greatness, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft

  • Mygaffer

    “what did you see at E3 that you were really excited about?”

  • http://andreasaronsson.com Andreas Aronsson

    Titanfall made an impression. Destiny seems nice, as a long time Halo (1) fan I wonder how it’ll play out for Bungie. Whole XBone DRM fiasco is stupid, PS4 getting paid online is sad but otherwise it is the most likely console for me this gen… if any. I am still most excited about the Oculus Rift, and having them show a smaller, slicker, better HD model was awesome. Also EVR, a Rift prototype, won awards… Otherwise games for the new consoles look much like same old, same old or fancy tech demos we have no idea if they actually work yet or are fun to play. The Wii brought me back to consoles, but now I’m 100% PC again.