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Loki86  +   990d ago
They said ahead of time this was about the hardware and features.
negative  +   990d ago
most of the morons on this site (and life in general) can't seem to piece this together.

Not surprised really....
sway_z  +   990d ago

That's a bit rich...calling people morons with a name like yours?

.....Actually, I guess it makes sense when you think about it.
NatureOfLogic  +   990d ago
Is anyone else getting their n4g submissions blocked? I seem to be the only one.
MariaHelFutura  +   990d ago
No. Only morons would unveil a gaming console and show no games.
Skips  +   990d ago

Pretty much, they call out Sony for not showing the console when they failed to show the most important part that ACTUALLY SELLS THE CONSOLE.

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KwietStorm  +   990d ago
Even though after the event they even said they probably should have shown more gaming?
BiggCMan  +   990d ago
Well they should have "featured" games!
ceedubya9  +   990d ago
Well, their reasoning was that by focusing on the media and entertainment features on Tuesday, they were able to keep that out of the E3 event. Since this was the portion that people normally hate during E3, the idea was that it would be better to have E3 primarily focus on games without all the bloat that gamers never cared for.

Unfortunately, gamers are still some of main people that tune in for a console reveal. It was a lose/lose for them, but at least they can potentially make a big splash at E3.
dedicatedtogamers  +   990d ago
Am I the only one thinking the obvious answer: they didn't show off games because they didn't really have games? Kotaku (lol, I know) ran a rumor a few weeks ago that Xbox One development was 6 months behind. Maybe they were right.

They actually said "it's about the hardware" at first. But it wasn't really about the hardware (or features), either.

It was about partnerships, TV, sports, and exclusive DLC. We still don't know very much about the specs, and they were incredibly vague about the details on the hardware itself.

Keep waiting until E3. Please be excited.
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rainslacker  +   990d ago
It's very possible given that the games they did show were documentaries, pre-rendered footage, or in EA's case unfinished games in the works(wire-frames....really).

Tessellation and wire-frames are cool and all if your into development stuff, or remotely interested in how games work, but if that's all you show of your work, then it's a problem.

Edit:It's worth pointing out that if that is the case, I'm not sure how much 3 weeks is going to change anything. If they weren't ready 2 days ago, 3 weeks is only going to be enough time to make some more pre-rendered footage or trailers. Event demos are usually finalized well ahead of time to hopefully prevent problems during the announcement.
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MariaHelFutura  +   990d ago
No. The answer would be..because it wasn't a priority.
sway_z  +   990d ago
Games are a secondary feature for MS with Xbox One...what manufacturer has a complete and ready to demo console, but no games?

It's so abundantly clear MS focused more on the KINECT TV REMOTE STUFF than real time games.

We know more about switching channels and skyping on X1 than we do about the actual hardware specs?

E3 will be the nail in X1's coffin if they flop on the games.

More excuses ...Soon....very soon!
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LightningMokey  +   990d ago
Us "Morons" are mad because Microsoft obviously gave up on the gamers. Their "Features" had nothing to do with the games, there was no inovation (Except the Stupid pulse triggers WTF? Oh and completely screwing over their GAMING FANS!) and everything to do with being an advanced VOICE ACTIVATED CABLE REMOTE!

Now go hump Micro's Soft some more.
hakesterman  +   990d ago
They would of been far ahead if they would of just showed the Hardware and showed some premium games and left the other stuff for later down the road. People by consoles for games first and everything else second. Too bad they can't get a mulligan for this!
wantonGamer  +   990d ago
If it was about hardware and features then how come we know more about the hardware and features of the PS4 than we know of the Xbox One ?

Please tell me I'm dying to know ?

Looks like they even failed doing what you claim they set out to do.
BlmThug  +   990d ago
It's not the games that dissapointed me, infact I think they'll do well in that department. It's the console itself that dissapointed me, with the Kinect crap and whatnot
Simon_Brezhnev  +   990d ago
The last 3 E3s they didnt really focus on games so if you fall for them its your own fault.
Arai  +   990d ago
They might have a problem with E3 now as well it seems.
As Apple will have a conference at 10AM June 10th (same time as Microsoft's conference).

Apple tends to get a lot of press attention, which most likely will affect the coverage for MS's conference.
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Eldyraen  +   990d ago
As I and the majority of true game enthusiasts could care less about Apple as a viable gaming platform I doubt that. I don't mind phone/tablet games but they are a substitute when the other isn't available not a replacement.

The only thing Apple might get is more "consumer" journalists divided between the two and supposedly E3 is all about the games this time...
hakesterman  +   990d ago
There is nothing Apple makes that will compete with Xboxone, so it doesn't matter!
wantonGamer  +   990d ago
Apple TV ?
ziggurcat  +   990d ago
because they said they were saving all of that for E3 well before the reveal date.

people shouldn't be dumping on them too much for not showing games since they said they weren't.
Roccetarius  +   990d ago
Microsoft had no balance in their Xbox reveal. They left the press and consumers with more questions than ever.

They delayed the event, but they were still not ready to answer anything.
Eldyraen  +   990d ago
It was more of a PR failure than anything--most of the backlash came after the reveal during interviews.

I can't say I loved the reveal but some of it was interesting and IF E3 can prove that the "One" (still stupid name no matter what... I almost hate to drop Xbox when I say that) can do games as well as they showed the entertainment hub side of be console I will be happy.

I wish I hadn't had to wait though but hopefully MS won't have to cater so much to corporate partners this time. I know its a big business but still... As you said if they had balanced a bit better for games (other than inevitable EA/Activision titles) it would had been better received no matter how you look at it.
Software_Lover  +   990d ago
They said what they said.......
But they should've showed off one f'n game running in real time. Hell, I would've been happy with Madden at this point. Just one game.
IcicleTrepan  +   990d ago
From what I understand, much of the Forza footage was in-game footage and not a pre rendered trailer. I'm sure we'll see much more at E3, they have to or they're screwed.
Jek_Porkins  +   990d ago
They wanted to get the other stuff out of the way, which is what they said repeatedly leading up to the event. If Microsoft flatly saying this wasn't clue enough, the short one hour show should have clued you in more.

If they show all games at E3, good games, it will turn out to be a good thing. I personally wouldn't have wanted to see the presentation we saw on May 21'st at E3, which is what would have normally happened in the past.
Unicron  +   990d ago
Im curious why they had time to tell us about a Halo TV series, but not the specs of the machine during this hardware reveal.
Software_Lover  +   990d ago
I'm actually excited for the Halo tv series. I'm wondering if it will be an Xbox live exclusive or will it be on an actual network.
Eldyraen  +   990d ago

Me too. Since they have said in the past that they wanted to look into original programming and didn't announce a network partner (which going by reveal seems like they would have) I am ATM leaning towards an XBL exclusive. That or they are still in talks so couldn't announce it.

I am assuming it will be like Netflix/Hulu/etc exclusive shows and be free with XBL subscription. MS likely won't drop a subscription model but instead begin bringing added value to it.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see a PS+ like version of Gold come E3--game/video discount with subscription will actually increase digital purchases and possibly slightly soften license based distribution system they sound like they are focusing on.
Unicron  +   990d ago
Software_Lover - I think it could be awesome too. I love the mythology, I just find it odd that games and concrete hardware specs were glossed over for a TV series and fantasy football, that's all.
MariaHelFutura  +   990d ago
I'm getting dizzy...
PANTHER1030  +   990d ago
They didn't have any game ready for the presentation. Neither COD or Forza were playable and this situation was very disappointing for everyone. Microsoft at E3 conference should show to us a strong line of great games.
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urwifeminder  +   990d ago
Foreplay marketing give nothing then a trickle a squirt and then tip a bucket on their head works for me.
Loki86  +   990d ago

Forza and QB were running in-engine.
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duli14  +   990d ago
Cant trust what any of the MS people say considering the fake presentation, applause and other crap that's been coming out from their mouths
hakesterman  +   990d ago
Yeah they messed up big time, they have a lot of people pissed off right now. They will be chasing Sony for a long time, maybe forever.
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Kayant  +   990d ago
We know Microsoft said E3 was for games but it begs the question to why they even tried to show what they did at their *TV* conference?

As games should be unrelated to that conference.
jocomat9  +   990d ago
A Gamers reaction to the reveal.
majiebeast  +   990d ago
You are making a games console that means you show games and gameplay.

Jack Tretton on why the PSmeeting was focused on games.

"Tonight’s event was almost exclusively about games. Why not spend more time talking about the larger entertainment picture, about the PS4 as a family media device?"

"If you wanna have an event to talk about multimedia capabilities, we’ll proudly stand up and list all the media partners that we have, and the fact that we’re the number one most used Netflix device around the world. But the 3.1 million people that streamed [Wednesday's event] and that stayed up at all hours depending on what country they were in, they were there to see games. People that want to hear about multimedia applications don’t stay up until 4:00 in the morning to see presentations. We know that the people who were watching were gamers. We know that the people that are the primary purchasers of our boxes are gamers, and that is the audience that we cater to first and foremost."

Thats how Microsoft should have done it aswell. Also we didnt even get any decent hardware specs, so it wasnt about hardware. It was purely Microsoft trying to sell this as a multimedia device.

Square Enix:Please be excited.
Microsoft:I swear we got games!
Nintendo: Wait for us we got games too they are just a year late.
Sony:Come at us bro.
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Why o why  +   990d ago
When did the rulebook change

When was 'saying' their not showing games become ok for a gaming console reveal to the point the people who wanted to see actual games are chastised ..... dizzy

E3 cant come soon enough I swear. The spin is beyond ridiculous. We were told to wait for the its e3 and you know what...ill wait but as it stands the rumour about studios being 6 months behind is even more believable now

@ majiebeast

Thanks for that quote. Seems sony know their customers more than others.....oh wait, maybe ms do in fact know their customers and know that their 'just enough', 'clip the hurdle' attitude towards their core will be defended by SOME of their core. Too smart.
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GraveLord  +   990d ago
Because they're 6-months behind schedule. We've all heard the rumors. So far all have turned out to be true. Why would this one be any different?

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