Now the dust has settled... did Nintendo really win E3?

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Posted 5:34pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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Now the dust has settled... did Nintendo really win E3?
Nintendo had a solid showing at this year's E3, highlighting its Wii U plans with confidence and belief. But in terms of what was on the showfloor, did it actually make that much of an impact?

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Posted 5:34pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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Nintendo had a solid showing at this year's E3, highlighting its Wii U plans with confidence and belief. But in terms of what was on the showfloor, did it actually make that much of an impact?

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Not entirely sure I'd say Nintendo 'won' as that is a matter of conjecture. However, I would say they did a damn good job! Zelda, SSB and Splatoon were just great. They one thing they could have done to win though was announce a price drop. If that would have happened, pretty sure people would have went batcrap crazy and they would 'won'. (Although, I still think No Man's Sky was the best)

Grin
Posted 6:02pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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Nintendo had a solid showing at this year's E3, highlighting its Wii U plans with confidence and belief. But in terms of what was on the showfloor, did it actually make that much of an impact?

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So you give a negative overview to 2 of these titles because you just don't like the genre, and on one of them because it doesn't offer a sense of progression or anything enticing when it's a showfloor demo for a game to be released next year? Nice. I believe Project Guard and Project Giant Robot were on the showfloor as well. No comments on those? Mario Party 10? No? Bayoneta 2? I'm aware you checked it last year but surely you'd try it again to see if there's been any changes since then, right? No? Ok.

Also, I hate to say it so bluntly, but if anyone expected Zelda for Wii U or Starfox to have playable demos, they're dumb. They only showed a cinematic trailer for Zelda, no hints at the gameplay at all, of course it wouldn't be on the showfloor. And Starfox was announced casually by Miyamoto before the event, and in the few instances it was shown in pictures it was as basic as it can be. It's still very early in development, it makes absolutely no sense to expect a demo of this as well.

I'm expecting another article where you comment about how there was no Halo or Uncharted 4 demos either. Surely that's also a disconnection between their big reveals and what was announced.
Posted 6:24pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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Nintendo had a solid showing at this year's E3, highlighting its Wii U plans with confidence and belief. But in terms of what was on the showfloor, did it actually make that much of an impact?

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Good reading thanks, Milldog! Or should I say Sceptical Snake!!!!!

Don't know how you win E3, but here's to a hopefully better future for the Wii U! I'll have one in the house by xmas!
Posted 6:28pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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Not entirely sure I'd say Nintendo 'won' as that is a matter of conjecture. However, I would say they did a damn good job! Zelda, SSB and Splatoon were just great. They one thing they could have done to win though was announce a price drop. If that would have happened, pretty sure people would have went batcrap crazy and they would 'won'. (Although, I still think No Man's Sky was the best)

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WiiU doesn't need a price drop, it just needs to dish those games out.
Also companies will never reveal planned price drops up until they're about to do it.
Because if u tell the public the cost will go down in say, 3 months, every consumer will just stop buying the system awaiting until the price drop hits
Posted 7:14pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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Nintendo had a solid showing at this year's E3, highlighting its Wii U plans with confidence and belief. But in terms of what was on the showfloor, did it actually make that much of an impact?

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Nintendo easily won E3.
Posted 7:47pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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WiiU doesn't need a price drop, it just needs to dish those games out.
Also companies will never reveal planned price drops up until they're about to do it.
Because if u tell the public the cost will go down in say, 3 months, every consumer will just stop buying the system awaiting until the price drop hits

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Most, if not all games N showed, are not coming til '15 or beyond. Cutting the price of the Wii U now, or three months from now would make a huge impact. A price drop along with MK would give me and other people reason to go get it now instead of waiting til next year.

N is in bad shape and it needs to do something to drum up business. Short of releasing those games this year or adding a buttload of VC games quickly, a price cut is the only thing that is going to do it.

Sell more systems, more games will come. Just ask Ubisoft. Grin
Posted 7:47pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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The debbate over who "won" E3 is pointless.

Nice round up though Miller.
Posted 7:51pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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I think for people who like dynasty warriors HW is really exciting. It looks to be the best dynasty warriors game. Lots o cool special moves and features. AND LINK IS WEARING A SCARF. I WANT IT
Posted 8:45pm on Thu 19 June 2014
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So you give a negative overview to 2 of these titles because you just don't like the genre, and on one of them because it doesn't offer a sense of progression or anything enticing when it's a showfloor demo for a game to be released next year? Nice. I believe Project Guard and Project Giant Robot were on the showfloor as well. No comments on those? Mario Party 10? No? Bayoneta 2? I'm aware you checked it last year but surely you'd try it again to see if there's been any changes since then, right? No? Ok.

Also, I hate to say it so bluntly, but if anyone expected Zelda for Wii U or Starfox to have playable demos, they're dumb. They only showed a cinematic trailer for Zelda, no hints at the gameplay at all, of course it wouldn't be on the showfloor. And Starfox was announced casually by Miyamoto before the event, and in the few instances it was shown in pictures it was as basic as it can be. It's still very early in development, it makes absolutely no sense to expect a demo of this as well.

I'm expecting another article where you comment about how there was no Halo or Uncharted 4 demos either. Surely that's also a disconnection between their big reveals and what was announced.

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Just giving an honest opinion on what I saw, dude. Unfortunately when we have appointments at things like E3 we have limited time so we can't play everything - Nintendo had a load of games so we had to pick and choose. I could've played Mario Party 10 for around 5 minutes, but what's the point? It's a game that needs time, and more importantly, friends.

In regards to Zelda not being shown, I mentioned that all publishers followed suit in the first paragraph. A lack of reveals on the showfloor was the problem with this year's E3.

This is just a round-up of what I saw on Nintendo's booth and what I thought. It would be easy to just heap praise on them all without thinking, but where's the sense in that? Better to be honest, balanced, and let the games develop, and hopefully, prove me wrong. I'll be first to raise my hand.
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