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The Troll Poll 2014 | Who Will Win E3?

Matt Gardner
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The Troll Poll 2014 | Who Will Win E3?

Well, you've heard our thoughts on the matter, now it's time to put yours across. Who will "win" this year's E3? We've got 24 hours until the press conferences kick off, so let's see some debate!

Of course, with such things it's important to be fully up to speed, to have done your research, found a bunch of critics online you agree with and have nodded your head sagely and gone, "I concur." To help get you in the mood, here's a refresher of some of our predictions:


Crackdown 3 seems unlikely given that Sunset Overdrive is peeking over the horizon (see what I did there?), but I'd love to be wrong. We'll see Halo 2: Anniversary officially announced if the increasingly likely rumours are true, hopefully alongside remastered versions of Halo 1-4 available separately or as part of the 'Master Chief Collection.' Again, I'd love to be wrong about the aforementioned compilation being a pricey special edition rather than a retail price game -- seriously, I want to be utterly humiliated on that front. -- Jon

Electronic Arts

Of course, there will be sports, and we’ll all be very impressed by the new advancements they’ve made in elbowing mechanics or something, but other than that, what do I really want to see? The Star Wars games that are in development – Battlefront 3 and Visceral’s effort. There’s a low probability of us seeing anything from the latter, but the former has been mentioned numerous times in recent months, and with the build-up of the new film it seems the perfect time to piggy-back on the hype. -- Carl


It's time for Beyond Good & Evil 2 now, Ubisoft.

No, really, do it. For years you've been raising our hopes and dashing them expertly. With vague rumoured promises of a "next-gen" release and Michel Ancel free from Rayman duty, we want it and we want it before Christmas. Well, Christmas 2015 at any rate. -- Jon


Sony need to come out swinging in order to keep momentum going into the second half of 2014, and with delay after delay for their already-revealed big hitters, it's time to crack out the big guns.

The trouble is that although appearances from the likes of Sony Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, and possibly even Quantic Dream are expected, nothing they're peddling is likely to emerge ahead of next year. All of Sony's first and second-party partners have been keeping very quiet indeed since the PS4's launch, so there are bound to be a bunch of surprises, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Sony Japan bring to the party, having given us some fantastically bonkers titles in the last couple of years. -- Matt


It'll be tempting to dwell on Super Smash Bros, but don't. You've already showed us a huge amount about it, so keep things short and sweet rather than getting bogged down -- the less time Reggie has to embarrass himself the better. Just reveal a couple of characters and let the live championship final do the talking. Likewise, any Quality Of Life stuff will need a press conference as only gamers will be watching the stream.

So then, without further ado, roll out the new games hard and fast with plenty of gameplay footage and helpful narration. We need new Zelda, end of. -- Jon

Game Buzz | Episode 79 – Who Will Win E3 2014?

Listened to the Game Buzz twice? Good, you're ready.

Now cast your votes, make them count, and let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. There's could be a game of your choice in it for you if you do.

You have 24 hours, until 5pm tomorrow, ahead of the pressers themselves, to get your votes in and tell us who you reckon will win this year's E3 and why. Comment in the box below to enter the prize draw for the chance to win a game of your choosing. We'll whip out our sorting hats and determine a winner on Tuesday after the smoke has cleared.

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smk123  Jun. 8, 2014 at 17:24

My vote goes to Sony as they seem to be on a roll the past year, but if Bethesda announce Fallout 4 then they will hands down win in my books. Or whoever announces Shenmue 3, a man can dream eh?

Last edited by smk123, Jun. 8, 2014 at 18:21
mattdenton  Jun. 8, 2014 at 17:24

Obviously the dude who created Flappy Bird is the winner of E3.

mattdenton  Jun. 8, 2014 at 17:33

My vote goes to Sony as they seem to be on a roll the past year, but if Bethesda announce Fallout 4 then they will hands down win in my books. Or whoever announces Shenmue 4, a man can dream eh?

We'd need Shenmue 3 first, buddy.

Breadster  Jun. 8, 2014 at 17:53

Ubisoft always have a good showing at E3, but I don't see them showing much that we haven't heard about already.

My vote is for Sony. They're gonna want to keep that momentum rolling, and with the new Uncharted likely making an appearance, the recent confirmation that The Last Guardian is still in development (they're totally going to show that right...right?) and the potential of several other big name exclusives being revealed, my money's on them.

smk123  Jun. 8, 2014 at 18:21

My vote goes to Sony as they seem to be on a roll the past year, but if Bethesda announce Fallout 4 then they will hands down win in my books. Or whoever announces Shenmue 4, a man can dream eh?

We'd need Shenmue 3 first, buddy.

Haha my bad, was typing on my phone at the time, corrected it now :)

Ilium  Jun. 8, 2014 at 18:28

I'm so ready for a new Halo game. I've been holding off on buying an Xbox One but I have to agree with your predictions, guys...if they give us some Halo MP this year, I'm utterly sold. I think MS have some real positivity going into this year (unlike the awful showing last year) and I reckon they could properly smash it.

Actually a bit worried for Sony this year. Think they'll have a big 2015, but if they don't have anything better than The Last of Us: AGAIN EDITION this winter might suit MS and, dare I say it, Nintendo.

hodsey77  Jun. 8, 2014 at 19:18

I'm hoping Nintendo - keep the momentum from Mario Kart 8 going...

dery  Jun. 8, 2014 at 20:15

Sony's E3 is cancelled, Sony fanboys announce all over the net "it was a great E3 victory for Sony"

MS show some exceptional games, Sony fanboys declare "MS show had no games we are interested in"

Last edited by dery, Jun. 8, 2014 at 20:47
Late  Jun. 8, 2014 at 22:34

I'm expecting Ubisoft to have a great show, because they always do, lately.

Winner of e3 will be whoever brings out the biggest surprise - so is pretty hard to predict.
Given it's impossible to know who will have the biggest surprise (otherwise it wouldn't be a surprise) I'll have to go with something we all know won't happen.
And yet it might.
It definitely won't.
But maybe...

I'll go with Valve.

screally  Jun. 9, 2014 at 10:52

CD projekt red already won fools! Pro consumer choices, treating their fans and customers right. Hope they show some cyberpunk action

cheekyangus  Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:04

If there ever can really be considered a winner it will be Sony. They've got lots of 1st party studios and mainy of them have been extremely quiet of late so potentially there are lots of announcements. And then there's Project Morpheus of which little has been seen (the latest was a demo on a US talk show the other night).

Supernaturalxox  Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:14

Looks like there are some good games at E3 this year. I think the winner will be whoever announces a game no one was expecting (Half Life 3 anyone?). I'm hoping Sony and Microsoft pull out all the stops with some decent exclusives, the console wars are flagging and we need some fuel to reignite those flames! Notice that I didn't include Nintendo in that, well, they made their choice when they decided to focus marketing on those damned casuals.

I'm assuming there will be a new Mario game announced because Nintendo have gotta keep cashing in on that plumber (let's face it, they would be bankrupt without mario). A new Zelda would be nice, but I'm not holding out hopes. No, if I'm going to hope for any game, no matter how unlikely, then I want a pokemon snap sequel! Make it happen Nintendo!

For me, the big game is Dragon Age Inquisition. Everyone is expecting this inquisition, let's just hope that Bioware has learned their lesson from Dragon Age 2. Then again, if this game doesn't end with an old guy telling a story to an oddly proportioned child then it will have exceeded my expectations. And if it does, well I'm sure there are enough Dragon Age fans with cupcakes out there...

stevenjameshyde  Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:25

I went for Ubisoft. Far Cry 4 and AC Unity already look great, BG&E2 would make a lot of people happy, and they might just have something new that looks as good as Watch Dogs did two years ago up their sleeves

darthste333  Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:29

Microsoft - simply because they have to. They have a lot of ground to make up and a lot of people to win back after Don Mattick's errors.

ProfSaurus  Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:22

I'm going with Ubi - CD Projekt Red may have game of the show if that Witcher 3 trailer is anything to go by but I don't see how they can compete with the slew of updates and the new IPs coming from ubisoft. To be fair ALL of the presenters have something to prove and hopefully will be throwing surprise after exclusive after latest u-turn at the punters - so I guess that makes us gamers the real winners this year?

phil16  Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:25

Ubisoft - With no console to try and flog they can concentrate on the games! (and unlike EA they aren't detested due to DLC/microtransactions). CD Projekt are a close second (and rapidly moving up the table)...

Femstar  Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:49

Microsoft know they have to improve from last year. I'll think they'll have a much better show this time around.

Last edited by Femstar, Jun. 9, 2014 at 15:18
RodM  Jun. 9, 2014 at 13:35

Ubisoft will win by having an embarassing onstage show with laser-tag/annoying host/dance number/insert stupid old-man-trying-to-be-cool gag here etc. It will be painful to watch but far more entertaining than everyone else's press conferences which will be interchangeable CGI and plastic-looking target renders.

Only Project Beast can save us now (I actually voted Sony because if there is a new Souls game exclusive to PS4 announced then that is the only trailer I need to watch).

Last edited by RodM, Jun. 9, 2014 at 13:38
Jaffo  Jun. 9, 2014 at 14:18

We the gamers win.


Even if Valve don't show up with HL3, Sony don't show Uncharted 4, MS play it safe with Halo, Nintendo don't show a new Zelda, Rockstar don't announce GTAV for PC or RDR2 and regardless of the who "wins" the keynotes*, there will still be so many games announced and shown that everyone will have something to excite them.

*Ubisoft. Even though the keynotes are awful, they have shown the most consistency with their games over the last few years.

Breadster  Jun. 9, 2014 at 15:08

Only Project Beast can save us now (I actually voted Sony because if there is a new Souls game exclusive to PS4 announced then that is the only trailer I need to watch).

I totally forgot to mention project beast, probably because if it is revealed to be Demons Souls 2 my head would explode with excitement. It's best for me not to think about it for now. :p

I do hope that Sony don't go on about Morpheus for too long though, that would ruin their conference for me. Yes have a segment about it but don't focus the whole conference on it.

bambieyez  Jun. 9, 2014 at 16:28

I think Ubisoft should do well. Looking forward to getting more details on their lineup, especially Far Cry 4 :-)

richmeese  Jun. 9, 2014 at 21:14

I think smk123 called it right.. TBH :)

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