It’s time for a little deconstruction of what went down at E3 this year. We’re pushing aside all the hype, bombast and showy PR tactics, and focussing on what really counts: the games. After last year’s conference, Sony came away as the clear winners, but this year the lines are a little more blurred. In fact, when we break it all down, it appears Microsoft wins. Let’s take a look.
E3 2014 has been and gone, and we’re all now reeling in the aftermath of a busy, busy conference. As always, trailers have been popping up here, there and everywhere, and it’s our duty here to sort through them to find the cream of the crop. So here they are, ranging from indie titles to the most expensive AAA games on the planet: the six best trailers of E3 2014.
If you’ve been on Twitter this morning, you’ll have seen that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding Assassin’s Creed Unity, the latest open-world title from Ubisoft. The issue is that the game doesn’t feature any female assassins, but the rest of the gaming media have unhelpfully put a misleading spin on the story (and Ubisoft’s mixed messaging doesn’t exactly help). Here’s why Ubisoft aren’t sexist, and why it makes perfect sense for AC Unity to only have male assassins.
Nintendo were fully aware that this E3 was their opportunity to redeem themselves, save the Wii U and restore themselves to their former glory. And boy did they deliver. Here’s what went down at Nintendo’s 2014 E3 conference.
EA played it very safe at E3 today, relying on sequels and brief teasers rather than showing off gameplay. Here’s what went down at their E3 conference.
Nintendo are, by all accounts, in a dire situation. The Wii U is doing dismally, and the 3DS’ sales aren’t good enough to sustain the company. Although they’ll be somewhat encouraged by strong Mario Kart 8 sales, Nintendo’s executives will be going into E3 with an air of trepidation: this could well be their last chance to save the company. As with last year, they’ll be eschewing the traditional keynote speech, instead opting for a more low-key (and cheaper) Nintendo Direct briefing, but that won’t stop the torrent of announcements. Here’s what you can expect from the struggling gaming giant at E3 2014.
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