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Which of the Big Three had the best showing at E3 2011?

Microsoft
20% (66 votes)
Nintendo
36% (120 votes)
Sony
43% (143 votes)
Total votes: 329
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Kinect is key

I voted for Microsoft because I am actually looking forward to the Kinect implimentation. I don't want it in all of my games, but controlling the dashboard with it and menus in games with it could be worthwhile.

Of course it's cool with

Of course it's cool with "gamers" to hate on anything Nintendo these days, but since I'm neither narrow-minded or a moron I can see the best (and worse) in all that's happening in gaming, and based on E3 Nintendo where waaaaaay ahead of the other two here. Whether you like the controller concept or not, it's still a significant event and worth discussing. Sony played it safe and Microsoft just want crazy and made me amused at how people who hated the Wii so much and held the 360 up as a pinnacle of "hardcore" gaming are now having to eat their own words.

All that said, it would appear the poll is actually a reflection of people's honest views, for once. Not hard to carry on pretending everything is okay with your "preferred" console (see: fanboy) and be in denial, but looks like even the mighty Microsoft have managed to piss off their loyal supporters with this showing. Even so, I'm surprised Sony isn't too far off Nintendo in the poll, but overall it's a good representation of which event was best and worst.

Agree with Crofto

Nintendo definitely had the most interesting presentation (by default, as they actually had the only thing of real interest to show off).

Is there actually a need for these expos anymore? The entire gaming year is already spent under a PR barrage, so the big events seem to me pretty underwhelming in the end up.

Wow, ReCaptcha is going nuts. It's asking me to type in something that looks like "d = square root of m over d squared". :)

Konami FTW Viva la borachos!

Konami FTW
Viva la borachos!

randomrob wrote: Konami

randomrob wrote:

Konami FTW
Viva la borachos!

Yup, they were "transfarking" awesome!

Doesn't Microsoft realize

Doesn't Microsoft realize that only 20% of Xbox 360 owners have the Kinect? It seems stupid to have a show mostly based on games that 80% of your fanbase can't play. I know they're trying to appeal to the casual market, but if that's the case, it makes even less sense to put all this cheery schlock with child actors within five minutes as that bloody-as-hell Ghost Recon trailer.

Event equates to success of conference?

Crofto wrote:

Of course it's cool with "gamers" to hate on anything Nintendo these days, but since I'm neither narrow-minded or a moron I can see the best (and worse) in all that's happening in gaming, and based on E3 Nintendo where waaaaaay ahead of the other two here. Whether you like the controller concept or not, it's still a significant event and worth discussing. Sony played it safe and Microsoft just want crazy and made me amused at how people who hated the Wii so much and held the 360 up as a pinnacle of "hardcore" gaming are now having to eat their own words.

I'm genuinely interested to know how the significance of the event equates to the success of the conference. Whilst I won't debate that the reveal of the Wii-U was a major talking point, I will disagree and say that, if anything, it is the post-conference discussions that should see Nintendo marked down severely. Once the dust of the initial bombshell cleared, all I've read from Nintendo reps is 'we can't discuss it at this point' or 'we can neither confirm nor deny'...

Instead of being prepared to answer the wave of justified questioning with solid answers, bold claims seem to be flickering more dimly. I don't take issue with revealing a new console when certain details are still sketchy. They are clearly excited, and that's just fine. But E3 was an ill-timed platform for the big reveal, and I predict diminishing enthusiasm as time goes on.

And for anyone about to throw out the 'this all happened with the Wii' card, be reminded that the two major factors to the Wii's success were price-point and casual motion-based gameplay. I don't see how they can keep the Wii-U's price under that of the ageing 360/PS3, and both of the older consoles have now also introduced motion-based offerings, both of which have much room for improvement and may potentially outdo the wii-mote.

But yes, time will tell.

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