With all of the press conferences of E3 done and over with, the internet is abuzz with butt hurt fanboys either angry about their favorite companies showing or ragging on their least favorite companies failure to live up to the hype built up over the past couple of months. While both of the previously mentioned groups make me sick to my stomach (seriously, I just laid a monster butt burrito just thinking about them), I want to tell everyone not to fear… there is hope in the near future.
The big 3 (Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo) and the other publishers at the show could have let it all out at E3. They could have dropped their giant e-wieners on the stage and just showed it all. But there are a few reasons this didn’t happen…
It’s a scientific fact that people forget shit. Look around on the all knowing interwebz and you’ll find plenty of information on the matter (I’m lazy right now so you’ll have to research it yourself). If everything was shown at E3, we’d forget much of it no matter how bad ass it was. Try and recall everything that was announced at E3… seriously, do it… I’m sure you forgot something. The marketing teams for these companies know that humans forget things, so they can’t just go balls out and announce everything at one time. That’s one reason we have “leaks” and pre-E3 announcements. But don’t worry, I have good news for you… just keep reading.
Loosely related sensory overload is over saturation. Even if we humans (and dogs that read my blog) could remember everything, there is a scientific principal known as diffusion, and once equilibrium is met, there’s nothing more you can do. Okay, I just compared E3 to diffusion like a douche, but I believe my readers are smarter than those of some other sites (Yes, I’m kissing your ass. How does it feel?). Anyway, point is, there is a point where announcements just don’t matter anymore because you’ve already over saturated the market. But like I said, there’s hope… just keep reading.
So you didn’t get everything you wanted from E3 because (a) humans can’t remember shit and (b) the companies didn’t want to over saturate the market. I mean would we really be talking about Nintendo Land if a Wii U Zelda was announced? Would we be talking about Halo4 if the next XBOX was announced? Would we be so hyped for Beyond is Metal Gear Solid 5 was announced? The answer is “Yeah, we would”… but not nearly as much as we are. Since we have a limited capacity for retaining thing, and only so much can be shown during E3, the publishers have to put limits to what they bring to us… but here’s the good news. While we mull over all the goodies shown to us at the big show, publishers and developers are getting ready to unveil all the other stuff to us in just a couple months.
I Have Good News
In mid August, the European E3, GamesCom will feature some big announcements and previews of more wonderful digital goodness. Didn’t see all the Vita games you wanted? Maybe it will happen at GamesCom. You want more than a logo for Gears of War Judgment? Could see it at GamesCom. Nintendo didn’t give you a release date for Wii U? Well, that question actually leads me to my second bit of good news. Shortly after GamesCom is Tokyo Game Show where Japanese developers show off their wares for the coming seasons. At Tokyo Game Show we will probably have every last question about Wii U answered and maybe some Wii U blockbuster announcements. Hopefully we’ll get to see The Last Guardian since so many were upset it didn’t make it to E3… and maybe… just maybe we’ll finally get to see Final Fantasy XIII Versus in its full form.
So if you’re still heartbroken over not seeing something you wanted at E3, just know that there is hope and it’s just a couple of months away. And if you’re ragging on one specific publisher/developer about a poor performance at E3, these coming events may make you eat your words. May all your video game wishes come true
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