With the press conferences now over and the regular E3 show floor days in full swing, the gaming team here at Cinelinx wanted to look back at the major conferences this year and see who everyone thought “won.” Come inside to see our team’s picks and share your own thoughts!
Each year, the studios behind the major press conferences try to out-do one another, in an attempt to “win” the show and leaving everyone talking about them. In year’s past it’s cycled between the various companies, and everyone tends to feel different about who took home the victory. As such, we asked our staff members who they thought had the best conference this time around, and explain why:
At first I thought that Ubisoft had won the Battle of the E3 presentations. With a lineup of Watch_Dogs 2, South Park
: Fractured but Whole, Ghost Recon...I mean c’mon they had this thing wrapped up. Then Sony hit the stage a few hours later, and blew everyone out of the water.Bear McCreary
led an orchestra in a musical score from the first gameplay for God of War; Last Guardian got a release date after 7 years of production hell; gameplay/video from Day’s Gone, Spiderman
PS4, Cod: Infinite Warfare, and so much more. If this was a Thanksgiving dinner you’d have to breakout the sweatpants because you’re going to get full!
How can I forget the awesome video with the funniest/oddest name ever - Detroit: Become Human. As you can tell from all the praise Sony Playstation has easily claimed E3 2016, I really don’t need to wait for Nintendo because what have they done in the past 3-4 years that was worth talking about?
Aaron (Note Aaron is being comical!)
EA wins all.
Highlights of E3:
Become Human, goto Detroit, Detroit Become Human, Detroit Vr
Tourism, Batman: Arkham, Detroit, Spiderman
, in Detroit.
Bethesda and Sony tied for the best E3 conference, both brought their A-Game this year and delivered. From the surprise announcements (Quake Champions, The Last Guardian getting a release date) to the high quality level of presentation given (Sony Orchestra) both were fantastic!Dustin
The best conference was Sony. I was trying hard to look elsewhere, but you simply can’t. Before E3 we had all put together our predictions, and wishlist, and Sony single handily hit everything on my list. It was awesome seeing Quake at Bethesda, and their hint at Wolfenstein, but a majority of their show was just “wait for Quake Con.” Ubisoft was the first show to have something cool looking with Ghost Recon and Watch Dogs 2, and Microsoft had a decent show until they jumped the ship with Scorpio.
Sony, my goodness Sony, this is how you do an E3 show. They talked for maybe a Total of 5 minutes. We didn’t need stats or long descriptions about everything, it was an hour of pure trailers and gameplay. Sony was smart doing that and then utilizing E3 itself to host developers and talk about specific content. They did a great job of mentioning Vr
, getting the details out, and then running back to showing it off. Sony often times has an advantage by going last, but it’s worth it. I was finally happy that E3 was happening when their show took place. Spider-Man and Kojima in one show! You simply can't beat that.
At this point, I don’t see much point in arguing against Sony having won the conference battle this year. Generally speaking, I enjoyed the majority of the press conferences at E3, but none of them really felt like they brought the “wow” factor to the show.
Bethesda did a pretty solid job, especially coming after such a disappointing showcase from EA, showing us some incredible gameplay from Dishonored 2, as well as giving us a look at what’s to come from them in the future. Ubisoft also delivered in a few ways, but really lost focus about mid-way through the presentation. After which, it became a chore to watch, and hard to care about the things they were showing.
With Xbox ending on a new(ish) console announcement, Sony had their work cut out for them. Fortunately for gamers, they were more than up to the challenge. Their conference didn’t pull any punches, and featured game trailer after game trailer, with little to no downtime in between. It was a constant barrage of reveals that kept you glued to your seats for fear of missing out on something. It gave me the “wow” I’d been looking for in the days preceding it, and had me cheering out loud at several points too.
There’s plenty more E3 coverage going on with the site this week, so be sure to keep it tuned to us. While you’re here, however, be sure to tell us who You thought “won” E3 and why you think so.
-The Cinelinx Team
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