The Big Three make a bunch of promises every year at E3, during the big press conferences they throw at the start of the week. In 90 minutes or two hours, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo show off their newest hardware and biggest games.
We hear all kinds of guarantees: here's a game coming this fall. Here's hardware that will knock your socks off without breaking the bank. Here's a feature we solemnly swear is coming exclusively to our console's version of this game.
Some promises come true. Some don't. And while some delays make sense, other games that shine onstage simply vanish into the ether after the spotlight is gone.
So how did Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo do? On the whole, they all kept to their words... but there are some glaring exceptions. Here's our roundup of how they all did.
And of course, we'll be covering this year's big press conferences, with all their promises and potential, right here on Kotaku.
For the fourth year in a row, we're comparing E3 hype to gaming reality. Sony was our first victim. We'll check Nintendo and Microsoft's E3 2011 promises on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, at 1pm ET each day.
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For the fourth year in a row, we're comparing E3 hype to gaming reality. Sony was the subject of our first investigation. Today we check out Nintendo and will follow with Microsoft's E3 2011 promises on Thursday, at 1pm ET.
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For the fourth year in a row, we're comparing E3 hype to gaming reality. On Tuesday, we looked at Sony. Yesterday, we investigated Nintendo. Today, we wrap up with a look at Microsoft's E3 2011 promises.
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