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Sony Press Conference E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

Sony is leading this console war and has consistently shown over the last several E3’s that they have the best exclusive games. This year, everyone expected them to finally make good on those promises and show us actual gameplay footage of games they’ve talked about for years now. Sony delivered all that and more in an unconventional way that may not have been as effective as they were hoping. See our #DailyHotTakes below.

The Last of Us 2

Black in action

An awkward intermission

Sony made the bold choices of having multiple venues for their press conference. Unfortunately, that meant they needed to fill time in between long transitions. Enter the talking heads. It’s always weird, like with Nintendo Treehouse, when representatives from the company are asked to give opinions on the games they’re being paid to represent. This segment dragged on forever but it was worth it for what lied beyond.

Ghost of Tsushima

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Perhaps the biggest hype moment of the conference. Nobody saw this coming but we’re glad it is. Resident Evil 2 is an iconic game and it’s finally getting the HD treatment it deserves.

Kingdom Hearts 3

We don’t hear about this game for years and now it’s being shoved in our faces at every corner. Sony’s conference had the best trailer though, so we’re okay with it this time.

Death Stranding


Upon reflection, Sony’s conference was a bit of a disappoint. The flow of it was awkward and we saw very few games especially compared to Microsoft. We knew about most of these titles already and while it was great seeing actual gameplay, there wasn’t a ton of hype generated. Who knows, it still might be the winning strategy. We’re likely going to buy all four of the games they focused on. That’s bordering on $300 for one company. If they can convince millions of people to do the same, that’s a very healthy profit margin for Sony.

One last major press conference left. See us Live Tweet about the Nintendo Direct later today by following us on Twitter @TopShelfgaming and looking for the hashtag #DailyHotTake.

Written by Marcus Garrett

Marcus created Top Shelf Gaming to celebrate the awesome things about the video game industry while challenging the areas of the video game community that could be improved. He loves playing guitar and eating tacos, but never at the same time.

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