|Title||This was something that would have been best left to a press|
|Description||Finally, the reveal that Shenmue III is happening 14 years after the release of the last was fantastic. While the appeal is primarily to the older crowd as a result, a new generation of Runescape gamers will be introduced to one of the more delightful JRPG franchises.The Bad From a Runescape gamer and consumer perspective, timed exclusivity sucks. It sucked when Microsoft had timed exclusivity for the Call of Duty DLC, and it sucks now that PlayStation has it. The suckage is only amplified as Sony went through multiple timed exclusivity DLC deals that included Disney Infinity 3.0, Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight, Hitman, andAssassin's Creed Syndicate.While Shenmue III happening is only a positive, I have to question rs gold the decision of promoting it with a Kickstarter on stage. Yes, Sega mishandled this property horribly, but Sony is one of the big boy companies in the Runescape games industry, and the development of Shenmue III surely costs more than the $2 million Kickstarter goal since Shenmue II cost $47 million (via Destructoid ) more than a decade ago. So, what exactly was the point of announcing a Kickstarter for Shenmue III on-stage when Sony could fund the already PS4 console exclusive itself? I'm happy that the Runescape game is happening, but the setup is just odd.So, PlayStation Vue was discussed on stage about how it is expanding TV streaming to new markets. This was something that would have been best left to a press release or post on the PlayStation Blog.Unfortunately, PlayStation owners don't have much to look forward to for 2015 outside of third-party Runescape games, as most of the exclusive announcements are for 2016 and beyond. Third-party support will be the order of the day for the upcoming holidays, which was the reason for the heavy emphasis on DLC timed exclusivity.The Ugly And, reboot.The Uncharted 4 demo got off to a rough start as the showcapper. Viewers were left staring at a blank screen for nearly 30 seconds after Sony announced a title that requires no introduction. Once the demo started, it had to be restarted approximately a minute into it because of technical issues. Not a great way to end an otherwise good show for PlayStation.The MissingThe PS Vita received only passing mention in a title or two, like World of Runescape, where the PS4 was being announced. Meanwhile, the PlayStation TV microconsole (built on the Vita) was completely absent barely over a year and half since its release. God of War 4 still looks like it won't release until 2017 at the earliest. No mention of the title or God of War 3 HD Remastered felt odd, though, given how central the franchise has been to PlayStation over the last decade and how much this conference focused on titles that won't be out until next year and later.Interested in the good, bad, ugly, and missing takes from the other press conferences? Here is the Xbox E3 media briefing.|
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