E3 Day One: Tweet Watch
Developers and publishers take to social media as the big four showcase their wares
Forget analytics or focus testing, if you want to know what the world thinks of your E3 showcase head to Twitter. Still shaking from the sheer overload of information and game trailers presented last night, and feeling the effects of a late night watching live streams from the UK, we've collected some of the best reactions from industry insiders. And one pop star, but then one of her songs was used for the Assassin's Creed: Unity trailer so it totally counts.
And they had a lot to talk about, with Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony all putting on a show last night. The presentations were game heavy, and the reactions followed suit.
I feel like these Forza guys watched the Apple keynotes 10,000 times and are trying to copy them.— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) June 9, 2014
today i tried oculus rift for the first time and it was wonderful until after, when i sat brainstorming all the ways it will ruin us— Lorde (@lordemusic) June 9, 2014
Far Cry 4 eerily reminds me of Expedition Everest at Disney World. This is not a bad thing.— Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) June 10, 2014
It's really clever the way the traditional games industry releases all its trailers over two days so I don't get chance to see them all— Ben Cousins (@BenjaminCousins) June 10, 2014
I could make games forever with a fraction of what any of these press conference spectacles cost.— Zoë ʻ3DO Buttʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) June 9, 2014
Predictably for me, from the sony thingamajigger I'm most excited about MGSV.— Markus Persson (@notch) June 10, 2014
Playstation continues the "more severed heads" than female speakers trend. #E3— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) June 10, 2014
Congratulations to #Ubisoft for a truly impressive line-up at their E3 briefing. Rainbow Six Seige was a great closer.— Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) June 9, 2014
Hardline looks good but not heisty at all, too many people, too many rocket launchers. Well played on the Beta. Good conference EA.— David Goldfarb (@locust9) June 9, 2014
Exciting to see what DICE can do with the new Mirrors Edge. Lots of new ppl in the team building it. Been in dev a long time.— Oskar Burman (@OskarBurman) June 9, 2014