Anyone who watched Sony’s keynote at E3 could easily decide what the most boring part was. When Sony started to announce their new Wonderbook peripheral, I was fine with it. I remember thinking “Oh, this is kind of cool. It will be interesting to see how kids pick this up, and how it will spark interest for younger kids to get into the PS3″. I figured they would just give a little blurb about it, considering E3 is not the time to detail anything pertaining to the casual, younger gamer. Oh was I wrong. 15 minutes later, I was staring at my computer screen with the most dumbfounded look on my face, amazed that Sony could have been this naive. Why would they waste 15 minutes of their conference detailing the Wonderbook? Then it got me thinking about what they could have done instead that would have made the conference all that more exciting. What could Sony have done in those 15 minutes that would have entertained me more than their Wonderbook presentation? Here’s what I came up with. Take into account that some of these ideas may be a little silly, but I think we can agree that they still would have been better than Wonderbook.
1.) Sony could have been announcing and detailing more upcoming games for the PS Vita
Going into E3, I think a lot of people speculated seeing one thing from Sony. Considering the poor performance of the PS Vita, which was due mostly to the lack of games rather than faulty hardware and price, most would think that Sony would overhaul, and showcase a bunch of new software for the handheld system. This, as many of you guys already know, is not the case. I was really surprised, if anything, that Sony didn’t get into showcasing Soul Sacrifice. It had just been announced that Soul Sacrifice was going to be making its way to North American shores, and since only people who pay attention to Japanese news would even know about the title, it would have made sense for Sony to go into it. Soul Sacrifice looks like a really interesting title, and I really think it would have benefited Sony to delve into it. I mean hell, Sony displayed 25 games on the E3 floor, but only talked about 2 in their actual conference. It really gave a false illusion that there were next to no Vita games coming out. I shake my head at you, Sony.
2.) Sony could have announced Kingdom Hearts HD Remix
Yes, I realize that this is completely off, and is most likely not even in development, but a kid can dream, can’t he? That rumor that was revealed before E3 this year really got my blood pumping, and the entire time Sony was doing their conference, I was waiting for them to have some mention of Kingdom Hearts. Unfortunately, rumors were not true, and there was no sweet whispers of Kingdom Hearts HD Remix at E3 this year. However, no matter how off that prediction was, I think we can all admit that it would have been better than a 15 minute presentation about an AR book.
3.) Kevin Buttler could have mounted Reggie, ridden him around the stage, all the while giving a speech like he did back in 2010
Heh, I’m sorry but this would be awesome. Just imagine it for a second. Let the thoughts seep into your head, and serenade your thoughts with the intensity of 1000 suns. Kevin would call Reggie to the stage. Not knowing what was going on, Reggie would comply. Then…BAM! Kevin gets on top of Reggie, and starts riding him around the stage. Reggie could not do anything about the predicament, and he would be forced to comply. After a few minutes of tricks and such, Kevin Buttler would center himself in the stage, and start belting out an awesome speech about gaming like he did on that magical day in 2010. That was such a powerful speech, too. I could have gone for another one of those, considering both other conferences were pretty “meh” at best. I needed some gaming inspiration, people!
4.) Sony could have expanded their opening video to take up an extra 15 minutes, eliminating the Wonderbook announcement
I don’t know about everyone else, but that opening video for Sony’s conference was almost as exciting as that Kevin Buttler speech that I mentioned in the previous paragraph. Just seeing all those PS3 games and characters flash across the screen as I waited in anticipation for the conference to begin got be all hot and bothered. I definitely wouldn’t have minded sitting through a few more minutes of that if it meant that the Wonderbook would have gotten less time on the floor. I think a lot of people would agree with that.
5.) The speakers could have taken a tea and crumpet break for 15 minutes
I think you get the picture on this one. The speakers could have brought out a table, laid out some tea and crumpets, eaten them, and all the while I would have been more entertained, and I would have felt more satisfied than I did after Sony announced the Wonderbook. Okay, maybe this one was a little rash, but it would have been a pretty close race between the two.