E3 Demos?!?!

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by LightyKD, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Jun 25, 2008
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    Angel Grove, CA
    Are the main three (Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft) even doing E3 demos this year. Back in 2005, I thought Microsoft was amazing when they decided to give 360 owners a taste of the event by uploading demos minutes after their conference. If the main three are no longer doing this, that would be a shame. Imagine going to your console to watch the press event, live and then playing demos after. That would add a whole new level of audience engagement. Sadly, it looks like Nintendo is trying to drag people out to Best Buy stores to play Mario Maker. -really?! You want me to drive 15 minutes away from home to play a demo that could have easily been uploaded to the eShop? Ugh!
  2. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Most people don't give much of a shit about E3 anymore, so it's not surprising less effort is being made. Though as nice as demos are, they're typically just going to give you blue balls for the next 6-12 months when done like that.
  3. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Nov 15, 2009
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    Nintendo still releases game demos after big announcements right? ...Don't know if they will stop now though
  4. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
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    If you can drive you can walk, 15 minutes in a car are 25-30 minutes walking. not much if you ask me and is free.

    E3 2005 sure was long ago that the X360 wasn't even launched, you should be referring to 2006, the X360 was new and as with every new console, at a "no gaemz" situation. Microsoft needed to do something about it and hype the console with all what they had.
    now days every console is in a good situation so I don't think they'll take the extra effort and prepare post-conference demos for non-attendants. If any, Nintendo is the one in the worse situation but we all know how they are, maybe they'll throw an old game for free for a few hours, like they did with Zelda Four Swords.
  5. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    That "Back in 2005" (aka: ten years ago) makes me feel old. Next up, we'll be sitting in a retirement home, walking around with walking stick or one of those metal racks, and saying things like "Back in MY day, E3 used to be good!"...while everyone else rolls their eyes and doesn't even bother to tell that E3 is a hasbeen for years. :P
  6. DinohScene

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    I still watch the E3 yearly, with lesser and lesser interest...
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