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E3 2014: Show us the real Vib-Ribbon, Sony!

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E3 2014: Show us the real Vib-Ribbon, Sony!

Daniel Rosen continues his adventures in sitting beside a computer monitor and live tweeting every press conference at this year's E3. With EA talking mostly about the concept of video games, and Ubisoft giving Alisha Tyler an annual paycheck, all that's left is Sony.

We get a glimpse of the Sony of 2015, as they showcase Batman: Arkham Knight, Uncharted, Bloodborne, Powers, Dead Island 2, PS Now, and No Man's Sky. They also talk about way more than Daniel alternatively enjoys, snarks on, or attacks vehemently. Like who really wanted Youtube sharing on PS4. It's handy, but come on. It's like clapping for button pressing functionality. 

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Op-Ed: E3 Shows us that 2014 is the Year of Stagnation

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Op-Ed: E3 Shows us that 2014 is the Year of Stagnation

There were more severed heads in trailers at E3 this year than there were women on stage. 

That's a frightening statistic, but let's be honest here, it didn't surprise you, did it? It's E3 after all. Sure, no one made a rape joke on stage this year, but across the four major shows (Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and EA) there were five women presenters. Counting Nintendo, which had none, that averages out to one women per show. Meanwhile, the number of severed arms, heads and other appendages probably tallied somewhere in the 50s by the time all was said an done. Hell, outside of Nintendo, individual presentations had more gore than women every single time. Nintendo went zero for zero by the way, but they're something of a special case. Not so special though that they didn't have more women playable characters on screen than every other presentation combined. 

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