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July 23, 2005

E3? Really? Prove it...

Microsoft announced that they plan on unveiling the Xbox 360 to Japan with an "E3 scale" event. At first it doesn't even phase you, and then it dawns on you: Microsoft is frickin' nuts. Who in their right mind can call their event "E3 sized"? We're talking a single company whose presence at most E3's barely comprises 1/3 of the show, this is with BOTH Xbox 360 and Xbox content on the floor, as well as software for both. Is Microsoft that arrogant that they think they can fool the public into thinking the Xbox 360 can over shadow the entire industry, and cover the same groud, square footage, and even number of trailers, titles and booths with only Xbox 360 merchandise than say 10+ platforms across thousands of titles, gadgets and tech demos from major companies like Nintendo, Sony, Nokia, Square Enix, Konami, etc.? I'd like to think such things are possible, but they aren't. Microsoft wouldn't know what to do with it, even if they had as much. Microsoft is so full of shit lately, and as much vim and vigor, which leads the public to believe they're pretending to do something of consequence, when it is in fact just pretending. I'm not one to oppose tall talkers or verbiage twisters, but this is E3 we're talking about: an event so huge it takes an entire years worth of planning between hundreds of companies with thousands of hours of content...and Microsoft plans to topple it with one platform? I'd be impressed if they even came 1/10 as close to the spectacle of E3. Something to think about...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adam, a few questions for you.

1. Who will finish in 2nd place worldwide, next-gen, behind Sony?
2. Where will Nintendo be in the industry in 5 years?
3. Where will Microsoft be in the industry in 5 years?
4. What are your thoughts of the Hot Coffee Rockstar GTA scandal?
5.What would the industry be like if Sony was the only hardware maker? Would it be better or worse?

Pleas explain your answers.

July 24, 2005 12:26 AM

Blogger Adam said...

Hopefully you'll find the newest post to your liking...:)

July 24, 2005 3:22 AM


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