Was this the greatest ownage in video game history?

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#1 Edited by SolidGame_basic (19622 posts) -
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This was Sony being super confident in themselves and knowing when they were right. It was also the beginning of MS's huge fumble. I can't think of greater ownage than that. Do you think MS has recovered since then with the DRM policy reversal and price drop?

#2 Posted by Vaasman (11848 posts) -

No.

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#3 Posted by freedomfreak (44504 posts) -

Self-ownage:

Sony E3 2006.
Microsoft Xbox One reveal.

#4 Posted by ConanTheStoner (7798 posts) -

@Vaasman:

Yep.

#5 Posted by blamix (203 posts) -

LOL'd so hard at those greedy idiots at E3 2013

#6 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (9438 posts) -

Here is some ownage for your ownage.

http://ps4daily.com/2013/06/sony-changed-playstation-4-drm-policy-after-xbox-one-outrage/

#7 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

I can think of FFXIII coming to Xbox and E3 '95's "$299" but they're nowhere near the same scale. Sony's self-ownage of E3 2006 is; that goddamn circus was a masterclass in how to piss away a decade of dominance in 1 night and they deserved all the loathing and mocking for it they got.

There's no more direct or devastating ownage of one console manufacturer by another than E3 2013. Sony completely ruining MSFT's gameplan for gen 8 in front of the gaming world was a classic E3 moment.

With Dipshit Don gone and rotting in Zynga they're recovering well enough.

#8 Posted by Chatch09 (759 posts) -

What did Sony do at E3 '06? I was actually there but I was 18, too busy waiting in line trying to play everything to care about the stuff for the press...

#10 Edited by Heirren (19295 posts) -

None of that stuff is.

Nintendo is set to unveil a Super Nintendo CD add-on. Sony and company is ready to unveil with Nintendo. Nintendo cancels without telling Sony. Sony turns this into Playstation. Playstation overtakes Nintendo as the top selling game console.

That is the biggest ownage, imo.

#11 Posted by Malta_1980 (11668 posts) -

@Heirren said:

None of that stuff is.

Nintendo is set to unveil a Super Nintendo CD add-on. Sony and company is ready to unveil with Nintendo. Nintendo cancels without telling Sony. Sony turns this into Playstation. Playstation overtakes Nintendo as the top selling game console.

That is the biggest ownage, imo.

So true !!

#12 Posted by Snugenz (12911 posts) -

@Vaasman said:

No.

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Dem chills... what a player.

#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17563 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Self-ownage:

Sony E3 2006.

Microsoft Xbox One reveal.

I would like to add all the Kinect stuff for MS, all the PS Eye stuff for Sony and all the Wii motion stuff for Nintendo.

Especially that crazy drummer.

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#15 Posted by Roler42 (892 posts) -
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This one never gets old, LMAO

#16 Edited by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

Sony owning themselves at E3 2006 was better. The giant enemy crab still makes me laugh all these years later.

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Plus their continued self-ownage in the months that followed such as:

“If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that’s been on shelves for more than five minutes, I’ll give you 1,200 bucks for it.” - followed up by many photos of PS3s stacked up in stores.

"I don't think the battle would be any different with or without Grand Theft Auto. I don't think it hurts us."

"the PS3 is not a game machine."

"We don't provide the easy to program for console that developers want, because easy to program for means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?"

"PlayStation 3, you will see, will be far and away the winner when you look at it by March '08."

"I believe that the Sixaxis controller offers game designers and developers far more opportunity for future innovation than rumble ever did. Now, rumble I think was the last generation feature"

“We're providing more of an entertainment system, and they're focused more on gaming.”

"Our goal for PlayStation 3 is for consumers to think to themselves, 'I will work more hours to buy one."

and of course...

"I don’t think we’re arrogant."

#17 Posted by misterpmedia (4610 posts) -

All the other ownages through marketing were never in front of a huge audience, live streaming, at the biggest gaming event of the year. So...I think it must have to be.

#18 Posted by AdobeArtist (23083 posts) -

@Heirren said:

None of that stuff is.

Nintendo is set to unveil a Super Nintendo CD add-on. Sony and company is ready to unveil with Nintendo. Nintendo cancels without telling Sony. Sony turns this into Playstation. Playstation overtakes Nintendo as the top selling game console.

That is the biggest ownage, imo.

Now THAT is the definitive moment right there, lol.

#19 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (9889 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

LOL Hermits.

#20 Edited by Gue1 (11596 posts) -

@Heirren said:

None of that stuff is.

Nintendo is set to unveil a Super Nintendo CD add-on. Sony and company is ready to unveil with Nintendo. Nintendo cancels without telling Sony. Sony turns this into Playstation. Playstation overtakes Nintendo as the top selling game console.

That is the biggest ownage, imo.

And to make it worse,

Nintendo wasn't the same anymore after this.

#21 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (5437 posts) -

IDK, I think the recent Kinect reversal might be near the top. I don't think the cows realise how much MS owned themselves and the fans who bought into it.

#22 Posted by uninspiredcup (13531 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

@uninspiredcup said:

LOL Hermits.

And they such, potty mouth things about Call Of Duty. Really mean.

#23 Posted by heretrix (37636 posts) -

@Floppy_Jim said:

With Dipshit Don gone and rotting in Zynga they're recovering well enough.

This. This. This.

You can chart the 360's downfall directly coming from Mattrick's tenure as the head. He flat out sucked. You can see MS's policy changes occurring as soon as he left.

#24 Posted by BattleSpectre (7501 posts) -

When Haze was called the Halo killer, before it was released (Hype).

#25 Posted by lostrib (43963 posts) -

If we're talking about all video game related ownage:

Penny Arcade donating in the name of Jack Thompson

or the Penny Arcade/PAX vs Ocean Marketing douche

#26 Posted by Chatch09 (759 posts) -

@starwolf474: Hahahahaha "RIIIIIDGE RACER!!!!" yea I definitely missed that conference.

#27 Posted by PAL360 (27372 posts) -

Easily how 360, or Xbox 1.5, ended up proving to be more capable than the mighty PS3 and its cell!

#28 Posted by Spartan070 (16383 posts) -

@Vaasman: EVO 37, Diago THE BEAST!!

dem parries *kreygasm*

#29 Posted by inb4uall (6542 posts) -

When sony called out M$ and their Xbone bullshit at E3 2013.

#30 Edited by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

@Heirren said:

None of that stuff is.

Nintendo is set to unveil a Super Nintendo CD add-on. Sony and company is ready to unveil with Nintendo. Nintendo cancels without telling Sony. Sony turns this into Playstation. Playstation overtakes Nintendo as the top selling game console.

That is the biggest ownage, imo.

That story is way too hype for this world

#31 Edited by Heil68 (48241 posts) -

Yes. It was crazy how SONY humiliated MS then knocked them the fuck out. It was a drop the mic moment that will be talked about for years to come and consulted on how not to release a product.

#32 Posted by Mickeyminime (1163 posts) -

It was the day Sony owned MS and saved the gaming industry :D. If MS did what Sony did, maybe X1 would be the best console for this generation and maybe most people would want the X1 and not the PS4, but PS4 had everything everyone wanted from games, no kinect, better resolution/graphics and so on. Most of my friends where 360 fans, but after MS screwed up with the X1, everyone went to the PS4 and still love the PS4 to this very day. Only a few got the X1 and all i can say is that they are screwing themselves to find out you will be able to by an X1 for 100 less without the godawful kinect. I'm not sure if they will sell the X1 and just go to the PS4 like the rest of us. Either way, MS did the right thing for doing the 180

#33 Posted by Evo_nine (2112 posts) -

Its not ownage, its just sony doing what sony does best

lies and manipulation.

#34 Edited by Spitfire-Six (737 posts) -

@Snugenz said:

@Vaasman said:

No.

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Dem chills... what a player.

#35 Posted by foxhound_fox (91104 posts) -

No.

$599 USD, dual 1080p @ 120 fps in 4D, GIANT ENEMY CRABS! and RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!!!!! was.

#36 Edited by da_illest101 (7745 posts) -

@Vaasman said:

No.

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I don't even care for street fighter, but damn that was some epic sh*t

#37 Edited by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:
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This was Sony being super confident in themselves and knowing when they were right. It was also the beginning of MS's huge fumble. I can't think of greater ownage than that. Do you think MS has recovered since then with the DRM policy reversal and price drop?

^ ^ Definitely this.

Everyone was expecting M$ to run away with E3. They were in the better financial position and coming off the rather successful 360. They could have easily finished Sony and Ninetendo combined then they foolishly revealed DRM allowing Sony to basically walk all over them and look like the heroes while doing it.

The weeks and months that followed that E3 2013 destruction were full of tons of damage control and reversals of policies. Xbone is officially the quickest reversal in videogame history and they are still reeling from the E3 2013 damage to this day. Every NPD update that comes out with PS4 pulling ahead while Xbone struggles to remain relevant is proof of this.

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So much selfownage.

#38 Posted by Flubbbs (3734 posts) -

the PS4 game sharing with Shu was pretty great.

#39 Edited by princeofshapeir (15535 posts) -

Looking back, not really. Sony's message was basically "we're not Microsoft." If you analyzed Sony's conference in a vaccuum, without comparing it to Microsoft's, there was nothing spectacular shown--apart from FFXV or KH3, I guess, but those are confirmed multiplats.

#40 Edited by stationplay_4 (444 posts) -

yes.

#41 Posted by mems_1224 (48939 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

the PS4 game sharing with Shu was pretty great.

The best part of that video was that not only did they own MS but they owned cows by sneaking in that multiplayer games would now require PS+ lol

The funniest ownage was probably in 06 when Sony repeatedly owned themselves.

#42 Posted by mbrockway (3550 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner:

Yup. It totally was. Last year's E3 was a wipeout, MS handed Gen 8 to Sony. Only reason MS won December was Sony (and AMD) couldn't build enough PS4's to satisfy WORLDWIDE demand. What were those parents gonna do, but their offspring WiiU's? Like some 3rd world country? Don't feel too bad, they'll have to buy PS4's (or PC GFX cards) soon enough.

#43 Edited by jake44 (2064 posts) -

@Heirren said:

None of that stuff is.

Nintendo is set to unveil a Super Nintendo CD add-on. Sony and company is ready to unveil with Nintendo. Nintendo cancels without telling Sony. Sony turns this into Playstation. Playstation overtakes Nintendo as the top selling game console.

That is the biggest ownage, imo.

Winner

#44 Edited by superclocked (5863 posts) -

Ah well, at least the dumbasses that let the XBox fall from glory are long gone. The XBox's strongest selling points have always been the beefier GPU and solid first party shooter lineup, and the XB1 has neither. Instead, somebody thought it would be a good idea to chase the casual crowd with Kinect right as casuals were moving to tablet and phone gaming. The move just didn't make any sense..

Kinect is useless for 99% of games, since you can't turn 360 degrees without a VR headset. 3D headset + beefy GPU should've come first this gen, then Kinect...

#45 Posted by Netret0120 (2871 posts) -

I support Sony but MY GOSH!!! E3 06 was the biggest piece of self ownage yet!

I nearly went and bought a 360 when i saw that $600 pricetag:-\

#46 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19622 posts) -

@superclocked: Al Bundy!

#47 Edited by iambatman7986 (965 posts) -

@Heirren: Truth. Biggest ownage ever in video games and maybe business.

#48 Posted by Heirren (19295 posts) -

@iambatman7986 said:

@Heirren: Truth. Biggest ownage ever in video games and maybe business.

No doubt it is for the industry, but business in general? Now this is off the top of my head, but I'd say the biggest was Steve Jobs comeback turning his Apple brand into the Ferrari of computers and revolutionizing portable music and the music industry itself. If you factor in how disgusted he actually was with windows, I'd say that is at least near the top.

...Or, perhaps it is George Lucas overtaking multi-billionaires(or was it millionaires back then?) and changing the entire industry.

#49 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9515 posts) -

I will forever remember that as the day that somebody received a standing ovation for announcing absolutely nothing.

In fact, both Microsoft and Sony announced screwing over the consumer more than they usually do that E3 except Sony's announcement wasn't as bad as Microsoft's... Everyone rejoice?

Dark days for the industry.

#50 Edited by navyguy21 (13113 posts) -

Most memorable and epic moment for me was the Final Fantasy 13 announcement for 360.

This board was crazy for a week :P

Good times.....