[PPOTW #32] Who had the best E3?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by T-hug, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Microsoft

    58 vote(s)
  2. Nintendo

    849 vote(s)
  3. Sony

    142 vote(s)
  1. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002

    So E3 has been and gone, but which of the big 3 do you think had the best conference?
    Cast your vote and let us know in the comments!

    Previous Polls
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I probably should avoid answering until I have seen Nintendo's effort, even if it was just a direct, but neither of the other two died horribly on stage, nor for that matter did EA or Ubisoft, and I count that is a general positive.

    Looking at the Nintendo games/writeups though

    I guess this leaves me with a choice of meh, meh and meh. Sony might just have the edge in the exclusives war though, even if their conference veered a bit into boredom territory for a while there.
  3. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    Counting down until Guild bitches about GBAtemp's shitty pro-Nintendo opinions in 3... 2... 1...

    In all seriousness though, I voted for Nintendo. They just showed off the most games that I care about. Sony and Microsoft's conferences weren't half bad, though.
    SnailCombat, Yepi69, Jiehfeng and 3 others like this.
  4. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    A hint is that any answer other than Nintendo is wrong.
  5. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    Eh. They were all decent.
    Foxi4 likes this.
  6. avran89

    avran89 ALWB 4 LIFE!!! MOOSE!!!

    May 10, 2011
    United States
    Pokemon League
    Microsoft and Nintendo had good showings, Sony's presentation was lacking but in the end it's not about which company won since they all pale to PC.
    chavosaur and EZ-Megaman like this.
  7. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Didn't bother watching Nin10doh's, since both their console and handheld hold little to no titles I could be bothered caring about.

    Didn't get a chance to watch Microsoft, since I was at work.

    So out of all of them, I guess Sony's was my personal favorite since it was the only one I actually watched. Though I think this poll should have a "None of the Above" and a "All of the above" option, I probably would've just gone with none of the above. Pretty much what I expected this E3, Nin10doh still disregarding third parties, Microsoft showing off Halo and stuff, and Sony focusing on the PS4.
  8. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

    GBAtemp Patron
    mightymuffy is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Nov 6, 2002
    United Kingdom
    Wigan, land of the Pies
    Nintendo won e3 by a good margin, though they didn't have THE greatest show themselves really. Sony's was drab, but like I say they didn't even need to show up in all honesty. MS's was a vast improvement from last year, and things are looking up there....

    All in all though, plenty for fans of either company to look forward to on display... Owning all 3 consoles I can personally see my Wii U getting the most use this year judging by e3.
    Gutted we didn't see anything on Fallout 4 though - maybe Gamescom ehh.
    TemplarGR likes this.
  9. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    Eat shit nerds.
  10. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    Nintendo, they had everything I wanted when it came to games. Sony and Microsoft had nothing I wanted, also 2 hours 13 minutes for a conference Sony, Why? Hopefully TGS has something from Sony for the PS4 because there is only one JRPG being released this year and it's turning out to be not very good.
  11. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    Nintendo and Microsoft had a fantastic conference, Sony's was excruciatingly lackluster. It'd be easier to vote who had the worst e3
    xwatchmanx and EZ-Megaman like this.
  12. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Microsoft and Sony's conference sucked donkey balls. I was so fucking bored. Nintendo's was only half-decent one. They actually showed games.
    TemplarGR likes this.
  13. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    Eh, close enough. :yaysp:
    lampdemon and kehkou like this.
  14. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    You do realize Microsoft's conference was ENTIRELY games?

    Just saying. That was their big shtick this year.
  15. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2009
    Nintendo. They made me excited for a few games, their show was fun to watch and they showed gameplay scenes.
    I hated these Steve Jobs clones who presented cgi footage at the sony and microsoft conferences.
    Microsoft told me that they will have good games, but showed me again that they concentrate on genres which I like as much as a kick by Bruce Lee in my face.
    Sony showed that there will be good games, but there is no reason buying a PS4 instantly. The show was forgettable.
    TemplarGR likes this.
  16. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    If the option was there, none of the above. Good god was E3 lackluster and blah this year. Nobody surprised anybody with anything. No announcements came out that really both surprised and generated excitement. Nintendo revealed almost nothing new, and although everybody wets themselves over the fact that they announced Zelda Wii U and showed a whole, what, 54 seconds, the fact that they announced something we were at least 92% positive they would announce anyways doesn't exactly win E3 for me. Otherwise their focus was entirely on games that we already knew were coming. Ultimately, they did absolutely nothing better than Sony or Microsoft, but neither Sony nor Microsoft did any better than Nintendo either.

    It was a stalemate of unsurprising suck, and thus, nobody gets my vote.
    TemplarGR likes this.
  17. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    Sony, Nintendo was a close call.
    on Sony side, Little Big Planet 3 looked amazing, Infamous SS DLC was very interesting, they have plenty material to expand that world, No Man Sky looks sick and Bloodborne looked nice too, Uncharted 4 looked marvelous, instabuy. Grim Fandango was a surprise and definitely a must since I never played that game.
    now on Nintendo side they showed plenty of Smash bros and announced 3 new characters, the chicken robot sketches were good and the announcements of Zelda U was fantastic, Splatoon looks marvelous(I WANT IT NOW) and Captain Toad looks like fun, Hyrule Warriors with Midna definitely is a buy for me. the inclusion of Bayonetta 1 along with 2 was a surprise and now I'm twice as sure to buy it.
    the rest of both presentations were mostly reminders and secondary titles to fill the blanks in-between the big launches that while they looked nice, aren't all that interesting.
  18. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Last year it was ubisoft, this year my vote goes to nintendo. Not only were there decent announcements but the presentation was pretty good* (that opening fight should set a standard to everyone else :) ).

    Ubisoft was a strong contender giving a great show and a good round of interesting games. Could've been a tie or even win it if nintendo hadn't had such a line-up.

    Sony was decent as well. A decently deserved third spot. :)

    Microsoft...I watched this last, so skipped through quite some third party games. They didn't slip up or anything, but that's pretty much it.

    Finally...EA. That was just...no. I know their line-up of games that don't interest me is pretty much their entire line-up, but the more I watched it, the more I got the feeling they want to LOSE some fans.

    *I wish I could say 'VERY good' but that yarn presentation dragged on a bit too long.
  19. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Isn't this line exactly the same for Nintendo? Almost all titles from the direct were "2015".

    I'd say wait out on buying all current gen consoles, but who am I to say. I got a Wii U and a PS4 and have played both enough to say that I like them.
    VMM and xwatchmanx like this.
  20. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth

    To be honest, I only watched half of Microsoft's conference, but what I saw was CGI trailer after CGI trailer. It's kinda difficult to get excited for something in its early stages. Especially when it's a new IP with no existing track record. That could just be me though. People did mention Advanced Warfare showed some gameplay, but that must been shown near the beginning when I wasn't watching. (And I despise FPSes so I doubt I would have enjoyed what was presented regardless.) Anyway, I just found E3 to be extremely underwhelming in general. So I'm truly in the same boat as Nathan. Each conference felt like a teaser trailer for next year's E3 when their actual "groundbreaking" announcements will be unveiled. A complete waste IMO.
    xwatchmanx likes this.