Last Week on #DailyPoll – 12/9/16

Each weekday I post a gaming related poll to the PS Nation twitter account for anyone to vote on. Once we have a full week of polls, I make a post like this to recap the previous week’s polls. This is one of those recaps, so let’s begin.

With PSX having just wrapped up on Monday, it seemed prudent to incorporate it as a theme for some polls. Of course, the keynote address on Saturday was the most visible portion of the event. Even many who weren’t in LA watched the keynote, hoping for some juicy details on upcoming games. Did it deliver?

For most people it seems that it did. Being bookended by fantastic looking Naughty Dog trailers, and a helping of great stuff spattered into the middle, it seems people liked what they saw. I know it certainly got me excited for a lot of upcoming games.

The keynote was only part of the PSX docket, with fans who were close by able to come and play many of the games shown off in the keynote. But is that something people would want to do, if they could? I asked.

By and large, it seems like those polled are interested in attending one. A vast majority aren’t willing to travel to it, but they do want to go. I wonder where they’ll do it the next few years. Looks like we’ve got one vote for somewhere in Europe.

Sony has settled pretty well into this rhythm of having a few big keynote addresses each year (I say two in the poll, but I guess they also have Tokyo Game Show and Paris Game Week). Comparatively, Nintendo does a lot of smaller “Directs” that aren’t quite as packed but aimed more narrowly. Which approach is better?

I guess our fans like the way Sony is currently handling it. On the plus side, the big keynote addresses are good for getting fans hyped and excited. A lot of gamers love spending time predicting what will show up and talking about what did show up.

Unlike PSX, the other big gaming event of the year, E3, is not open to the public. Only media and industry are allowed in, much to the chagrin of a lot of gamers. There have been rumblings of E3 going public, and they experimented with giving away a very limited amount of badges or having a separate public area the last few years. Should E3 go all the way?

Not too surprising that a group mostly consisting of people who probably can’t go if they wanted would want it to change so they could. As someone who has been, I wonder how much more crowded it would get if they opened it up. It was already a several hour wait for Zelda last year and plenty of crowds to try and avoid each day. It will be interesting to see where things go next year.

To break from the theme for the last day, I thought it would be good to ask about The Last Guardian. A decade in development and it is finally out and playable. And I was curious just how many people picked it up.

Given how PlayStation-centric our polls are, I’m a little surprised at how few people got The Last Guardian. I figured we’d have a huge number who had, and only a few who were uninterested but those seem to have swapped. Seems a lot of people are waiting on it, either for a sale or maybe the holidays coming up.

That’s all for this week. Stick to the PS Nation twitter account for more polls each day!

Written by Andy Richardson

Andy Richardson

A longtime PlayStation fan who enjoys JRPGs and rhythm games when he’s not tweeting about his parrot.

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