Nintendo skipping E3 again. Ahead of the curve?

#1 Posted by drekula2 (1949 posts) -

Much of the conference standards of E3 are tradition.

E3 was great for 2005 when there was no viral social networking, convenient internet stream. Journalists had to go to events write articles and post screen shots.

Today, it's simple to just post the footage online and watch it disseminate like wildfire. Nintendo can straight cut out the middleman.

E3 is good for actual gameplay where journalists can try a game hands-on, but aside from that conferences aren't neccesary?

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30863 posts) -

inb4lock

They're still present

#3 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (7662 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

inb4lock

They're still present

#4 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25844 posts) -

They have the biggest show room floor and they're having multiple events going on with The Digital Event, Treehouse talks and the Smash Bros. Invitational.

Saying they are "Skipping" E3 is an extreme oversight.

#5 Posted by Blabadon (27201 posts) -

Please ban yourself TC.

#6 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27262 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

They have the biggest show room floor and they're having multiple events going on with The Digital Event, Treehouse talks and the Smash Bros. Invitational.

Saying they are "Skipping" E3 is an extreme oversight.

I thought that was a made up map by hotdiddykong?

#7 Posted by gfxpipeline (191 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

Much of the conference standards of E3 are tradition.

E3 was great for 2005 when there was no viral social networking, convenient internet stream. Journalists had to go to events write articles and post screen shots.

Today, it's simple to just post the footage online and watch it disseminate like wildfire. Nintendo can straight cut out the middleman.

E3 is good for actual gameplay where journalists can try a game hands-on, but aside from that conferences aren't neccesary?

E3 is first and foremost the single most important place for developers and publishers to meet face to face and make deals.

Everything else is a sideshow to that primary purpose.

#8 Edited by Gue1 (10427 posts) -

they only have like 3 exclusive games and hardly any 3rd party games... The Wii U is fucked.

#9 Edited by Willy105 (24567 posts) -

Nintendo is skipping E3 SO HARD that they are still there.

#10 Edited by trugs26 (5673 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

they only have like 3 exclusive game and hardly any 3rd party games... The Wii U is fucked.

Way to be completely off topic.

#11 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5790 posts) -
@Gue1 said:

they only have like 3 exclusive games and hardly any 3rd party games... The Wii U is fucked.

Uhh... No.

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U
  • X
  • Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
  • Yoshi's Land
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Bayonetta 2
#13 Posted by LordQuorthon (5360 posts) -

I'm not sure if they're "ahead of the curve" but, in a way, streaming a pre-recorded and properly presented video and using the actual E3 physical space for other stuff does make sense. You avoid crap lke the whole Skyward Sword's controls fiasco from E3 2011 and you still reach your Internet audience and give them all the info avoiding all the weird, unexpected stuff that comes with a live event.

Of course, you do miss out on all the cool, spontaneus stuff that comes with all the weirdness, like all the "my body is ready" moments, but it's safe, it's effective and it's not, by any means, a bad a idea.

#14 Posted by Blabadon (27201 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@Blabadon said:

Please ban yourself TC.

Blab become a mod so you can ban TC. Please.

Right?

#15 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

lol nintendo has nothing to show thats why their skipping it again. the wii u is a fail, you know it, they know it...developers know it which is why they have no games to show. look for them to be there next year to show the next nintendo console.

#16 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6835 posts) -

After that lackluster Sony conference the ball is literally in Nintendo's court right now. They just need to deliver tomorrow.

#17 Edited by ironcreed (14083 posts) -

@Shottayouth13- said:

After that lackluster Sony conference the ball is literally in Nintendo's court right now. They just need to deliver tomorrow.

#18 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5508 posts) -

yep. e3 is overrated as fuck, pretty much everything gets leaked before hand. better to just release a vid like ninty does and not go through the hassle of e3

#19 Edited by Heil68 (45780 posts) -

I hope they have a release date for Project X.

#20 Edited by Daious (1696 posts) -

Nintendo's live conferences would give me goosebumps at times. The audience cheers over Zelda and going outrageous for their games.

#21 Posted by ironcreed (14083 posts) -

At least we will not have to sit there and listen to the filler from suits that was on dispaly at the Sony conference tonight. What a fucking snoozer.

#22 Posted by MirkoS77 (7794 posts) -

Skipping a public PC is not ahead of the curve. It's a dumb move, I don't care what people say. They're delusional if they don't think Nintendo forgoing a public presentation isn't harming them further.

#23 Posted by SexyJazzCat (1017 posts) -
@MirkoS77 said:

Skipping a public PC is not ahead of the curve. It's a dumb move, I don't care what people say. They're delusional if they don't think Nintendo forgoing a public presentation isn't harming them further.

Lol?

#24 Edited by ledialedia (6 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

lol nintendo has nothing to show thats why their skipping it again. the wii u is a fail, you know it, they know it...developers know it which is why they have no games to show. look for them to be there next year to show the next nintendo console.

I agree with you. It is known that the sales volume of Wii U is very low compared with the Wii

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#25 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (14697 posts) -

E3 is overated.... Like really overated....

#26 Posted by Ghost120x (3984 posts) -

All nintendo has to do is show a 3 second trailer with hand wearing a brown glove holding the master sword, and they can easily beat all the conferences held yesterday.

#27 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

@Ghost120x said:

All nintendo has to do is show a 3 second trailer with hand wearing a brown glove holding the master sword, and they can easily beat all the conferences held yesterday.

they showed that 3 years ago...and still fail.

#28 Posted by ithilgore2006 (10482 posts) -

They have a Direct, and are on the show floor. That isn't skipping E3.