Lose the patronising attitude please. I'm fully aware what Microsoft said they would show and when. I said people are/did mock them because the number 1 bullet point on any game console's feature list should be games. Microsoft did it backwards and paid the price having to deal with unhappy viewers. Anyone who was actually serious about X1 having no games on that day is quite frankly an idiot, but that doesn't mean they can't be disappointed for the lack of them.
Microsoft showed Quantum Break and Forza as exclusives and then went on to show EA Sports and COD. So, those aren't games now?
Remember, they said that they would focus on games 2 WEEKS LATER. This was fully announced. E3 IS A GAMES SHOW. YOU KNOW WHERE THEY SHOW THE GAMES? TWO WEEKS LATER. Come on, man. Get with it.
Unhappy viewers about games are dumb, they are. There are no way around that. I can understand people who are not patient but those that said that the Xbox One doesn't have games are idiotic.
The rest of the backlash from Xbox Reveal was aimed at the US centric features and I completely agree with them. The same goes for Nintendo and Sony as far as I'm concerned so I'm not cherry picking my complaints. It's almost August and Nintendo still haven't released Wii U TVii outside of NA.
The US centric stuff is true to a point. However, almost every video device in the world uses HDMI. So a satellite box has an HDMI device in the USA as it does in England. All Microsoft has to do is make a deal with your provider to get you the guide and frequencies for the IR Blast and you are good to go. Not real rocket science here.
Microsoft had the Reveal planned earlier than May but all signs tell us it was delayed. At that stage they should have just scrapped the idea because Sony already had the jump that it wouldn't have made a difference. Microsoft should have just combined their announcements at E3. 2hrs is what Sony schedule, there's no reason Microsoft can't do the same, especially this year when Nintendo didn't have a typical press event. Did we really need to see EA/Ubisoft repeat everything we'd already seen from Microsoft/Sony's previous events? Not only would combining the announcements keep everyone happy who were only interested in seeing the games; they wouldn't have to deal with those 3 weeks of the worst PR in recent gaming history. Everything could have been explained in full in front of the world's media. But no, that's too straight forward and instead they confused everyone, back tracked and fired the man at the top. Yeah, you're right. Much better.
Two hours is way too long for most people to sit though, that is stupid. Sony was stupid to do that on Feb 20th. No, you don't display non gaming stuff at a Gaming Show, that is stupid. What are you thinking dude? Seriously???????????
No, have a separate show for that stuff, nobody wants to watch it at E3. People want E3 for gaming and that is all. You don't have the correct venue, you don't have the correct audience that is your target there.
I am not trying to insult you here, but you might want to do some research on business and how it works.
Also, as for your comments on games, it doesn't really matter what you think as an individual. We all know taste is subjective, but your flippent attitude stinks quite frankly if you lump all F2P games in the "garage" pile based on 1 game, especially when you've admitted to only playing for 10 minutes (great reviewing skills there). Even if you dislike the games on offer at least Sony have put some decent cash behind them with titles like Planetside 2 compared to XBLA F2P titles like FHP WS.
I didn't say that all Free to play games are horrible. I said that one game I played was horrible. With about 90 percent of Sony's PS4 show at E3, I can already play on the LOWEST END PC FOR FREE RIGHT NOW, why do I need to buy a PS4 for that? Sony failed at E3. They only won because of the non-drm which is moot now anyway and price, that is all. They never won on gaming.
If you are at E3, you should win on gaming, everything else is just dumb. Because you buy a gaming console to play games on and E3 is a game show about games. Get it? It's really not that hard dude, it's not that hard at all.
I played Warframe on a low end PC that costs around $100 today for free. Why would I buy a PS4 or an Xbox One for those games? They shouldn't be some secret asset at E3 to show people they should just be available and you play them. Sony took half of the E3 show to put on stage games that anyone can get for free and play on any PC right now, that is just dumb and reeks of desperation. I am not sure how you can spin that?