E3 2015 provided gamers with a veritable smorgasbord of video games they can look forward to playing over the coming months and years. But which, dear reader, is the one game shown at E3 2015 that you desperately want to play as soon as humanly possible? Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
A Big Meh to Apple Music
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Will You Be Subscribing to Apple Music?”
Out of a total of 269 votes, 43.9% chose No, Absolutely Not, 20.8% chose I’ll Try Before I Buy, 14.1% chose I’m Happy With My Existing Service, 12.3% chose Yes, Definitely, 7.4% chose I Haven’t Made My Mind Up Yet, and 1.5% chose What Is Apple Music?
These results are a mixed bag for Apple. On the one hand, more than 40 percent of those who voted are adamant they will never pay for Apple Music. On the other hand, more than 10 percent are already committed to subscribing, and a further 20 percent are willing to trial Apple Music before deciding.
The biggest positive of all is that just 1.5 percent of respondents admitted to not knowing what Apple Music is, which has to count as a stunning result for Apple’s public relations people. And an accidental win for the media (including ourselves at times) who buy into the Apple hype.
Comment of the Week
We received some great comments, including those from Jeremy A Moats, Jeff Baumgarten, and Mush Morton. Comment Of The Week goes to Aaron Galloway-Perrell, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment:
iTunes is the massive, glaring failure in Apple’s ecosystem. Despite being a source of nearly infinite profit they still don’t see fit to improve the search functions, user interactions, speed, or frankly the design (it’s a maze at best). Never mind their otherwise shocking disregard for my personal space, remember U2-gate?
Even if I could set all of that nonsense aside, why on Earth would I pay $10/month so that a follow-the-sun style DJ setup could blast me with Black Eyed Peas and Dr. Dray. I even kinda like U2 but they haven’t released a full album I’d pay for since Joshua Tree and I’m not open to having the rest rammed down my gullet.
Simple fact is, I don’t like iTunes (and I’m 100% Apple btw in my daily life btw) and I don’t trust their choice in music. Also, Pandora & Spotify are essentially free (I can live with a commercial every once and a while) and they’re big red button easy. I don’t have to know about music or spend hours making play-lists like it’s the 90’s to hear what I like.
Nice try Apple but until you fix up your media ecosystem, you’ll never get any money out of me.
We chose this comment because (despite the misspelling of Dr. Dre) it’s a funny-yet-truthful diatribe against Apple and its music heritage. The fact is iTunes is a blight on the whole Apple ecosystem, and the inherent crappiness of that software is bound to make people think twice before signing up to Apple Music.
We’re Game, If You Are…
On some occasions E3 ends up being a major disappointment, with no new hardware, very few exciting games, and (crucially) no major surprises. E3 2015, held last week, was rather special, as although there was no new hardware on show, the games managed to exceed expectations.
Sony and Microsoft both embarked on the art of one-upmanship, employing clever strategies to outdo each other. As usual, Nintendo forged its own path, with a succession of titles that won’t appeal to hardcore gamers, but will appeal to Nintendo fans both old and young.
We have already provided a lengthy rundown of the major announcements made at the biggest E3 press conferences, but this poll is all about the games. We simply want to know, “Which Game at E3 2015 Are You Desperate to Play?”
Once you have voted in the poll above, please explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. If you chose one of the games mentioned, tell us why you’re so desperate to play that particular title. If your choice is a game we have missed, please name it in the comments before detailing your reasons.
The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. The best comment of the week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week with a new question.