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Video: Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See How Nintendo Silenced Its Critics At E3 2014

Posted by Damien McFerran

Zelda! Amiibo! Splatoon!

It's fair to say that many people in the industry who are deemed to be "experts" didn't give Nintendo much of a chance at this year's E3. The company's decision to not hold a traditional press conference for the second year running — coupled with the well-publicised struggles of the Wii U — resulted in many dire predictions for the firm in the face of Sony and Microsoft's next-gen assault.

However, Nintendo once again defied the naysayers and arguably delivered the most excitement of the three big players during E3. Not only did we see the Wii U version of Zelda in motion, but we were given entirely new IPs in the shape of Splatoon and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., both of which looked very impressive indeed.

So much happened during E3 that you'd be forgiven for forgetting a lot of it, so allow us to remind you of just how robust Nintendo's showing was this year with this handy video.

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GuSolarFlare

#3

GuSolarFlare said:

that's good old Nintendo! I loved everything(that I saw) they showed at E3!(note: I missed a lot of things)
please destroy the Nintendo is doomed rumours!!!
all the news sites(that my father reads) say things Nintendo is doing is to avert its crisis and that the company is in the verge of collapse it's so exagerated that it makes me bothered, they go even further than the usual haters... -_-'

6ch6ris6

#4

6ch6ris6 said:

please stop blending in that face every few seconds. nothing against that person but it's just useless.

Zyph

#5

Zyph said:

I already expected Zelda U would be fantastic even before they revealed it at E3. So my #1 pick would be Splatoon. That game looks so much fun. Next would be Captain Toad and Xenoblade X

GuSolarFlare

#6

GuSolarFlare said:

@6ch6ris6 yeah it looks pretty weird like that, everything moving behind him while he's standing still, it'd be better to put the face on a corner of the video with a blank background(or maybe putting him on a side and the videos on the other, split screen)

S-Miyahon

#10

S-Miyahon said:

Hyrule Warriors looks much better when it was first revealed! :) I hope the same will happen to Devil's Third too

IxC

#11

IxC said:

Lots of things missing, a few of them quite important:

Pac-Man for Smash.
Mario Maker.
Kirby.
Star Fox for goodness sake.

Plus, arguably less important things like:

Yoshi Wooly World
Mario Party 10
Miyamotos other projects (that looked a bit disappointing).

Also, the head being cut off in the video is really weird. Videos are always better when they're pure gameplay footage with voiceover, but if you are going to appear on screen, don't cut half your head off, looks really odd.

All said and done, Nintendo had the best E3 they've had in years. It would've been nice if they could've managed just a couple more games coming out in 2014 though. Yoshi and Mario Maker would've been good ones.

unrandomsam

#12

unrandomsam said:

If anybody won it was Microsoft they actually have stuff for this year.

Look at what Ubisoft did with Watchdogs that is why stuff a long time away shouldn't be mentioned. (Nintendo killed Revan Blade similarly after showing it at E3 and it looking good).

ToneDeath

#13

ToneDeath said:

Friendly tip: If you're going to be reading cues, or directly from the script, avoid putting the camera too close to your eyes, because the whole thing will come across as unnatural and distracting to the viewer if they can tell too easily that you're pretending to look into the camera but really scanning words above or below it. In fact, you may have had both the camera AND script too close to your face, as you even seemed to be a little cross-eyed at times.

Really, if you want to appear physically in a video like this, you'll want to pull the camera back to have your entire head in the frame (with a little space above it too) and perhaps your waist-upwards too to allow for body language and expressiveness with your hands too.
As well as this, you could move yourself to one side of the frame (think about the 'rule of thirds') and present your footage in a box on the other. It's an approach common to many shows and videos covering all sorts of topics, so you won't have to spend long searching YouTube for inspiration.

I hope I don't come across as too negative, I'd just like to see the videos produced by Nintendo Life grow to be as top notch as the writing (and taste in video games, of course). So keep at it!

HAL9000

#15

HAL9000 said:

The writing on this site is very impressive. I love the vocabulary and illustrative descriptions. The talking points are well thought out.

Oren

#16

Oren said:

Who 'won' e3 (hate that term) isn't defined by how many games they show/ what's coming out this year. It's all about the buzz and excitement generated. I don't think anyone can deny Nintendo did this much more successfully than the other two (mainly thanks to the format they chose - live press conferences are dying a slow and painful death).

The Microsoft press conference was ok even though all we saw was teaser CGI trailers. Sunset Overdrive does look great though. I've been looking for a game to justify an xbox one purchase and that might just be it.

Kaze_Memaryu

#17

Kaze_Memaryu said:

@unrandomsam You have a point here. Microsoft had the most announcements for this year - but on the other hand, only Scalebound and Sunset Overdrive (not to me, but enough others) actually apeared to be interesting. The rest was arguably just a mix of things similar to whatEA, Ubisoft, and Sony also showed. Not to mention that there was a severe lack of gameplay for Xbone-exclusive games, so nobody has an idea how those games will end up being.

Nintendo's 2014 line-up is small, but has titles people were looking for. With Hyrule Warriors and coming in September, they have a good title to wit for. And Super Smash Bros. 3D and Bayonetta 2 follow in less than a month. Those two titles, alongside Pokémon OR/AS in November, provide a lot of material to keep us busy for the year, so other titles (most prominently Xenoblade X) can get ready with more ease.

And do not forget the new god of shooters: SPLATOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

Oren

#18

Oren said:

One thing is for certain - 2015 is going to be amazing for all formats.

Grumblevolcano

#19

Grumblevolcano said:

@Kaze_Memaryu @unrandomsam Don't forget also that 2 of the 2014 games are Kinect focused (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Dance Central Spotlight) which will no doubt be hurt by the Kinect-less bundle. As for Microsoft overall, when your biggest game is a HD remake, you know there's too much filler.

PuppyToucher

#20

PuppyToucher said:

If Nintendo life can make these videos why don't they make video reviews? Not trying to be a troll, I am actually curious. Not that I mind reading a review, but sometimes it is nice to be watching gameplay while hearing a review.

outburst

#23

outburst said:

@ToneDeath
I agree. It would have been better as is if the guy are on the right side or left and not taking the center screen. I want to see those gameplay too that he's talking about.

@PuppyToucher
Yeah I'd like them to make video reviews and make it short just like on IGN.

WanderingPB

#25

WanderingPB said:

Um ok that was a good attempt at a highlight video but how do u skip Bayonetta 2 and 1, Yoshi Woolly World, Mario Maker, Xenoblade X, and Kirby Rainbow curse?

And at least honorable mentions that project robot, project guard, Starfox and the 2D & 3D Metroid…i mean that also increased the momentum of E3

Also maybe editing the video differently so we didnt see the guy talking in the middle of the footage ur trying to highlight…just a thought

Tritonus

#27

Tritonus said:

@6ch6ris6 Lol, couldn't have said it better..

Also, he never blinks!

I mean I could barely focus on the actual game content of the video, lol.

JudgeMethos

#28

JudgeMethos said:

Ummm, cool vid, but...there were a host of OTHER awesome Wii U games on display. Was it so many that they didn't wanna make a longer video? Hmph! And the guy reviewing E3 was spooky as hell. He smiles consistently, never blinks, and is OBVIOUSLY reading. They woulda did better with just a voice over while showing ALL the games. Oh well, I guess that makes too much sense.

Expa0

#29

Expa0 said:

I didn't think any of the new offerings were interesting at all, but it managed to make me excited for two games I didn't care about in the slightest before (X & Bayonetta 2) and of course it was nice to finally see some actual gameplay footage of Smash 4 too. Though I'm sad that Advance Wars' spot was stolen by something I couldn't care less about.

absuplendous

#31

absuplendous said:

This is, what, the fifth post-E3 (which ended over a week ago) "Nintendo won" article? How many times does this need to be said? For being unaffiliated with Nintendo, a lot of what is published here comes across as propaganda.

Dpishere

#33

Dpishere said:

After last years somewhat ho-hum E3 direct I didn't have hopes set too high for the Digital Event. However after watching the event and being able to check out substantial gameplay footage of games that I am highly anticipating like Xenoblade Chronicles X, not to mention the announcement of both Starfox and that they are working on new IPs definitely causes me to think that E3 was Nintendo's this year. Though the competition's conferences were pretty well done too!

gojiguy

#35

gojiguy said:

@6ch6ris6 Haha he was totally reading off a teleprompt, too!

Yeah, no need to show the face of the person speaking. People would rather see the footage, methinks.

IxC

#36

IxC said:

@Damo

Sony very nearly won with Grim Fandango.

I was quite concerned after that. Nintendo's conference would have to be amazing to beat that. Fortunately, it was. So Nintendo wins. Sony were close though, with just a single game. Shame about the rest of their announcements.

WanderingPB

#38

WanderingPB said:

@absuplendous And yet u read an article specifically stating in the title Nintendo Highlight Video on a Nintendo related website and then question is why are fans happy about a presentation that silenced the negativity that has surrounded Nintendo when most "experts" had already counted Nintendo out……did u complain also when they reported the constant bad news about Nintendo? Whether its news or an opinion piece its ur choice to click it…Nintendo fans are rightfully proud of of watching their company change in the right direction and get some positive news. n4g im sure is willing to hear ur complaints about this

GC-161

#39

GC-161 said:

@unrandomsam - MS had a good conference (much better than Sony's) but it was considered "good" compared to what happened last year when they were branded as the villain in the current generation of consoles. When they placed all the focus on stuff that was not only not important to gamers, but stuff that they didn't want.

So this year, MS did what they should've done last year and focus exclusively on games. They even ditched talking about that waste-of-space Kinect peripheral. Essentially, they were in full damage control mode. Backpedalling on several fronts. Trying to get the console back on track by showing people what they're going to deliver on the console. Which is good enough to maybe convince those on the fence about the X1. But it wasn't good enough to win E3. Unless you're exclusively an Xbox fan.

I mean you saw the usual IP's coming to the X1. In the form of CGI cutscenes and snippets (small ones) of gameplay. They also placed a lot of importance to having timed-exclusive DLC's on their games. Which is something that companies like MS and Sony usually fight over, since they depend heavily on 3rd party software.

They did have a few surprises like Sunset Overdrive and Scalebound. But they definitely played it safe and didn't want to make more people angry, like last year. MS delivered to their fans, no doubt.

But Nintendo is generally considered the winner in the media & fans because this year they finally were able to prove to people why Digital Presentations mixed with live Treehouse streams showing ACTUAL GAMEPLAY is a much, much better approach that the old dusty traditional live presentations.

I was among those that thought that Nintendo was lagging behind by not having a live presentation. That they gave up. My mind completely changed after I saw what they had prepared for this year at E3. I mean, what they did is what Sony and MS need to do. And what they will end up doing anyway down the line. Considering that E3 is losing it's relevance with so many leaks and spoilers that happened weeks prior to the actual event.

Anyway, not everyone will agree that Nintendo won. And that's fine.

Even if they did. :D

WanderingPB

#41

WanderingPB said:

@Damo But still…he said…ok…ok…maybe its just a Metroid fans wishful thinking but we still dont know what Retro is working on!……ok i'll stop now…but i wont lose hope LOL!

absuplendous

#42

absuplendous said:

@WanderingPB Choosing to read an article doesn't mean the reader can subsequently only express agreement with it. I don't question fan response, I question why a semi-professional website continually regurgitates the same rhetoric (and my only answer comes in the form of stoking the embers of fanboy factionism). I don't see why another website would be interested in that.

But you're right about one thing, it's my choice to read the site at all, and at this point I'm leaning towards dropping it.

WanderingPB

#43

WanderingPB said:

@absuplendous U make a good point my friend but still i wonder how long u have visited gaming websites? Every gaming website writes a variety of different articles from a variety of perspectives and when u read the comments u either laugh, concur, disagree or smack ur head at the level of peoples ignorance and stupidity…ahhh the gaming community can be jus as ridiculous as real life LOL!

Of course u dont need to agree with everything written i surely dont all the time but the title of this article clearly states "Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See How Nintendo Silenced Its Critics At E3 2014"…what did u actually expect to see? Also if u didnt want to read another article about "nintendo winning E3" why even click it?

I dont always agree with the articles i read or videos i watch but in the end its my choice to watch it or not. Hell sometimes i cant even comment because the comment section gets so ridiculous i cant bring myself to comment but its my choice ya know. I apologize if it sounds like im arguing but i guess if u have a choice then why complain when u make one u disagree with?

DiscoGentleman

#44

DiscoGentleman said:

Good video and summary, but keep it to a voice-over. Your face being all over is distracting from seeing the fresh, new games, not to mention you're coming off kind of creepy. Sorry that this is harsh, but I gotta be honest. You'd be taken more seriously with a voice-over. It's already well written and well spoken.

PlywoodStick

#45

PlywoodStick said:

@absuplendous "I don't question fan response, I question why a semi-professional website continually regurgitates the same rhetoric/propaganda..."

If you think NLife is bad... Then for the sake of your mental health, I suggest you not read any gaming media website's contents, unless you're prepared to witness or participate in plenty of debates and disagreements. NLife is barely the tip of a gargantuan glacier. The posturing of the mainstream gaming media is astronomically more clickbaited and sold out than NLife. Untold astronomical proportions of righteous indignation await within independant sites such as PlayerEssence, too.

Swiket

#46

Swiket said:

Yeah, I gotta agree with the other comments about the face being imposed over the footage... it didn't really contribute anything that couldn't have been done with a voiceover.

absuplendous

#47

absuplendous said:

@WanderingPB You misunderstand the point I'm trying to make. It's not simply a matter of what I do or do not want to read, nor is it a matter of what choices I make. It's a matter of the choices NL makes. Whether I actually read it or not, the fact that the same damn article is posted every single day not only turns me off to the site, but makes me question its integrity. It often feels like the mission statement of the site isn't to provide readers with Nintendo news and trustworthy reviews, but to constantly remind me that Nintendo is Good and Sony and Microsoft are Bad--anyone who says an unkind word about Nintendo or its products, even if the points are valid, is aslo Bad. I've come to a site called "Nintendo Life"--I already know Nintendo is a good company. That said, I don't pretend it's infallible (or that its rivals are terrible), and it's tiresome to have to see the same rhetoric spewed every day--even I choose to not actually read the article.

On top of that, this article provides literally no new content, other than repackaging already-established information in video form. When I click on a new article, I expect it to have something new to say. This is a video summarizing Nintendo's E3 highlights--which this very site has already covered several times--more than a week after the fact. What is the point?

Awesoman

#48

Awesoman said:

Whilst Zelda looked good, there wasn't enough information on it to form any real opinion, other than the "Grand Theft Zelda" approach. The game I'm actually really excited about is Mario Maker. I will spend countless hours building unfair levels and use the blocks to spell words that will mock the player. It'll be great.

PlayerForever

#49

PlayerForever said:

"and arguably delivered the most excitement of the three big players during E3. Not only did we see the Wii U version of Zelda in motion, but we were given entirely new IPs in the shape of Splatoon and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., both of which looked very impressive indeed"

Video: "How Nintendo won E3 2014"

What? You seen the conferences from Sony and Microsoft? I think not!
From Microsoft: Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Phantom Dust, Scalebound and Crackdown!

And from Sony: The Order: 1886, inFamous: First Light, LittleBigPlanet 3, Bloodborne, Let It Die, No Man's Sky, The Last of Us Remastered and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End!

And more, unlike your beloved Nintendo, both Sony and Microsoft showed Third Party games, and many of these games will not be launched in your beloved Wii U!

Damien McFerran, you work in NintendoLife, I can not ask for impartiality, but also do not be a fanboy with articles that only states which gives
way and totally ignore everything else!

DamoAdmin

#51

Damo said:

@absuplendous You understand that this is a video feature, and not a written one? And do you also understand that the audience we have on YouTube is actually sometimes different from the one which visits this site?

Even taking that into account, it's hardly like we've posted about E3 every day of the past week (and to be honest, why shouldn't we - it's the biggest gaming event of the year?). And if you think we're totally biased towards Nintendo, you obviously don't check out the site often enough. Only yesterday we posted a piece questioning the Mercedes DLC in Mario Kart 8, for example.

-KwB-

#53

-KwB- said:

Guys, really the video is a bit creepy .. nothing against the guy but the montage ..

sinalefa

#54

sinalefa said:

@absuplendous

To be honest, Push Square's tone can be more fanboyish than NL's, with examples like

"Sony cemented its complete and utter domination of the indie space a long time ago" and putting "The Dream Machine" as the caption for a PS4 picture.

While Nintendo Life even posts "articles" about Michael Pachter who will never say anything positive about Nintendo and similar negative news stories. To the point of seeing people asking the site to be called NintendoDeath instead.

PlayerForever

#55

PlayerForever said:

@PlywoodStick

And what does it matter to what is being spoken? Furthermore, there was some gameplay of these games, even Those Who had not, was all in-engine/in-game! What matters in reality is that announcements have been great and what was seen looks excellent!

It's like your beloved Zelda for Wii U! Nintendo showed little, very little, but fans of the series were amazed!

cfgk24

#58

cfgk24 said:

@sinalefa I think NL was the only site out of PS and the sister xbox site to ask ' so who do you think won E3. (please correct me if I'm wrong)

sinalefa

#59

sinalefa said:

@cfgk24

I am afraid I cannot correct you since you are right. What all 3 sites did was a recap of each company event, but not a poll with that question.

PlywoodStick

#60

PlywoodStick said:

@PlayerForever That's true about Zelda, although if there was any game I would say I 'loved', it would be Splatoon. Of which had plenty of playable demo booths and coverage.

Please forgive my jadedness. I've seen enough E3's go by to see promising looking titles eventually collapse or fall flat when least expected. So, I no longer hold my breath for anything that has no playable demo.

absuplendous

#61

absuplendous said:

@sinalefa @PlywoodStick Those would be really compelling points if I was talking about any of them. I'm not. If you don't like a breakfast cereal, it doesn't matter if some other breakfast cereal is even worse; Golden Crisp being a terrible cereal doesn't mean that Cap'n Crunch is therefore good or that I have to enjoy it. I'm talking about Nintendo Life--which posts Pachter articles, or any other not-necessarily-pro-Nintendo articles, to whip its readership into a zealous frenzy. The Mario Kart 8 criticism roundup still sticks in my mind as a particularly low point.

@Damo Your Youtube audience has likely already gained the information presented in this video in the Nintendo E3 video you posted a week ago, when the content was fresh. Regardless of what audience you're talking about, the video is redundant. Are you referring to that piece that ultimately concluded "Nintendo probably has to do this, and we can't have our cake and eat it too, so rev up that Mercedes?" The article does question its wholesomeness before reaching that conclusion, but even Whitehead--one of the more even-keeled writers here--can't help but explain away the very thing he critiqued.

NL has an article that claims--based on a few other game news sites and your own poll--that Nintendo unquestionably brought in doubters. but when Sony announces that unbiased national polls show PS4 owners used to own non-Sony devices last gen, you present it as lies as soon as the byline. Throwing in a wishy-washy counterpoint now and again just doesn't counterbalance the heavy-handed bias. But maybe it's you in particular I take issue with. Your articles tend to prime readers for a desired response by painting your opposition in an unfavorable, even inaccurate light, which really lends credence to the notion that you write with an agenda in mind.

JaxonH

#62

JaxonH said:

This recap forgot to recap half of Nintendo's E3 lol...

MISSING

Mario Maker
Bayonetta 2
Bayonetta 1
Yoshi's Wooly World
Kirby Rainbow Curse
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Mario Party 10
Star Fox
Miamoto's Projects
Mario vs Donkey Kong

sinalefa

#63

sinalefa said:

@absuplendous

In that case, if I don't like a breakfast cereal I won't buy it or eat it. Don't see the point in keep eating it and complaining that I don't like the taste, as if the cereal maker would change it just because I don't like it.

absuplendous

#64

absuplendous said:

@sinalefa That's exactly the point I made earlier on--I don't plan on keeping up with the site anymore. I never said "change for me," I said "I'm done with this." At which point people like you stepped in to say "other sites are even worse!" as if that would or should change my stance.

AlexSora89

#65

AlexSora89 said:

"New Zelda, new GoldenEye, new Kirby, new Metroid, new Kid Icarus, new 3D [expletive for "stuff"], no glasses, Santa Claus is real, he's in our booth, and he's giving out [f-bomb-related adverb, followed by a sexual act]. Nintendo, [explicit pronoun meant to end a sentence with added emphasis]! We out."
(quote lifted and made squeaky-clean from the Penny Arcade version of Reggie, when summing up E3 2010)

I think the same can be more or less be said about this very E3.

It's like the olympics - every four years, you get a bomb.

PlywoodStick

#66

PlywoodStick said:

@absuplendous If NLife is at the level of Cap'n Crunch in the cereal world (which is insultingly low)... Then, I wonder, if there is one at the level of Nature's Path or even Bob's Red Mill...

(Nature's Path would be high quality, but still have extra "flavorings", while Bob's Red Mill would have minimal extra flavors, just straight, simple objectivity.)

absuplendous

#67

absuplendous said:

@Bob's Red Mill is exactly what I hunger for, but I'd settle for Nature's Path. I'll let you know if I find any...

Mahe

#68

Mahe said:

No, just no. There has been a lot of criticism, and Nintendolife has become a bastion of ignorance if it claims otherwise.

Showing "highlights" of Nintendo's terrible E3 showing is grasping at straws.

GamecubeComplex

#71

GamecubeComplex said:

@outburst Don't mention IGN's video reviews. "Sonic is too slow. Except for when you hold down the run button." Yeah, video reviews are nice, but if they do what IGN does, I'm leaving.

outburst

#72

outburst said:

@FalconPunch
Eh I said they should make a short video review like IGN's to go along with their written review. I didn't say they imitate how IGN makes their reviews.

I don't find IGN video review format bad. There are just bad video reviewers on them but not everyone.

sinalefa

#73

sinalefa said:

@absuplendous

No problem. I wish you the best in your search for your preferred VG news outlet. And that is not sarcasm, I really mean it. I wish other complainers would be mature enough to do it.

DamoAdmin

#74

Damo said:

@absuplendous You've come onto a site which has "Nintendo" in its title and you're complaining that we're too positive about Nintendo? Dude, you are clearly frequenting to the wrong kind of site if you're expecting us to unduly champion the efforts of Nintendo's rivals. I honestly thought that would have been kinda obvious from the outset.

As several other people in this comment thread have pointed out, we try to be as even-handed as possible on this site, and in the past we've caught an awful lot of flack for it. Seeing as your profile states that you only joined in April of this year, I'm guessing you weren't around for any of that? As @sinalefa pointed out, we were even labelled "NintendoDeath" at one point. Seems you can't please everyone 100 percent of the time.

And you totally missed my point about the YouTube audience - we have subscribers on there that don't visit the main site — not to mention a massive potential audience which has perhaps never heard of Nintendo Life. That said, we're still experimenting with video at present and all of the valid feedback given in these comments will be taken into account.

Anyway, you appear to have made up your mind, and like @sinalefa, I wish you all the best in finding your utopian Nintendo-centric site which doesn't have a bias towards Nintendo, and only reports on massively important events like E3 in the most limited fashion.

absuplendous

#75

absuplendous said:

Too positive? Honestly, in a sense, yes. I expect enthusiasm about Nintendo products and the company itself--my personal enthusiasm is what drew me here--but there's enthusiasm and then there's pandering. With "why Nintendo is good" articles posted typically every day (preaching to the choir), Nintendo detractors demonized and even the most minor Nintendo news glorified, it's hard to take your "even-handed" claim at face value.

You seem to have missed my point about your Youtube audience--you have a video on your own Youtube channel that presents the same information already. This video is redundant to anyone who follows your channel, even if they don't read your website. Youtube or no, NL or no, the news has been out for so long that this video doesn't really have much value this late in the game. It's akin to a sports broadcast reporting last week's sports scores--though at least in that case, there's generally actual winners.

I don't expect NL to champion or even acknowledge Nintendo's rivals, nowhere did I say that, and skewing my words like that is a good example of why I don't like the rhetoric this site puts out. I thank you for your well-wishing, and since you described my view of the ideal Nintendo news site as utopian, I hope that as Editorial Director you'll take steps toward realizing that utopia.

PlywoodStick

#76

PlywoodStick said:

...All this talk of utopian ideals has left me craving some oatmeal with maple syrup and berries...

GamecubeComplex

#82

GamecubeComplex said:

@outburst I realized that. I would like the short video review format. I meant that if their reviews (which are normally some of the best) became like IGN's where they're stupid and give everything low scores for no reason except for stupid ones, I would leave.

EarthboundBenjy

#83

EarthboundBenjy said:

This video seemed poorly-done. Why was the background noise from the presentation going on? I can't concentrate on what the guy in the video is saying if there's the voices from the presentation at the same time.
Plus, you say that the games look great, and then you decide put the speaker's face all over the footage, covering it up so we can't see how great it looks. I stopped watching cause it was so distracting.

PlywoodStick

#84

PlywoodStick said:

As for the video, perhaps a visual podcast style summary video might be good. Putting one in front of the camera and video like this must have an awkward feeling to it. Try experimenting with news report and sports casting styles, too.

OptometristLime

#85

OptometristLime said:

I realize this is beating a dead horse, but what an obvious blunder to make having a dude talk while obscuring the actual content!!?

Seriously this is a reputable site but the video content is not there yet.

AdmiralThrawn

#86

AdmiralThrawn said:

This is without a doubt the most redundant article on the site. E3 is over why post a video on it weeks after the event is over? On top of that, you failed to mention other games in the video too. Clickbait at its finest.

Lunapplebloom

#89

Lunapplebloom said:

@AdmiralThrawn Umm... for people like me. I missed the whole event pretty much do to other activities, so it's nice to get a roundup served in a video.

Thank you NL team for your coverage. :)

timp29

#90

timp29 said:

Nice Beatles hair do. Also maybe not so close up on the face next time... Too personal!

cfgk24

#91

cfgk24 said:

@sinalefa would it have been interesting to ask the same question on all 3 sites at the same time? I guess, NL knew they would get a positive response here. :)

Takerkaneanite6

#92

Takerkaneanite6 said:

If everybody has a problem with how the video has been done in terms of face in front of footage, then just listen to the audio in the background or if you are on a mobile device, listen through headphones while you are doing something else, like a podcast. I do this when listening to a Gamexplain discusion video while working in the shop........

Ralizah

#93

Ralizah said:

Am I the only person reminded of the old Tom Baker Doctor Who intros, where you'd see some weird close-up of the actor while the music played? Yeah...

Phle

#94

Phle said:

I was amazed. They did a great job at E3, not sure if they "won E3", but I don't really care about who won and who didn't. They surprised me with lots of interesting news and I now have more games on my wish list than before. I was also happy to see so many playable female characters. Hyrule Warriors seems much more interesting than before, I really want to play as Midna <3

ragna

#95

ragna said:

@Takerkaneanite6 the problem is you can't see the video behind the giant face. the showcase should be on what they are talking about, not the speaker. :-)

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