Submitted by gaminoz 817d ago | opinion piece

Microsoft Presentation E3 2012: Too predictable? Amazing content, but no surprises?


"The Demo ended and the audience lost their shit. Pretty standard E3 fare thus far.

The question is, while this looked amazing, were there any big surprises to come? As it turns out, no.
But lots more amazing footage, mixed with some that was just a bit underwhelming." (E3, Xbox 360)

NYC_Gamer  +   817d ago
I didn't find anything amazing about the app based conference
gaminoz  +   817d ago
I think the Wii U's point of difference has been reduced with the whole Xbox Smart Glass thing. Sure no Mario, but...

Tomb Raider and Halo looked amazing! But nothing 'surprising'
BadCircuit  +   817d ago
Agree about Tomb Raider and Halo 4, but Call of Duty looked like more 'blockbuster' explosive set pieces with a bit of choice in the 'sniper' or 'rappel' instead of someone constantly yelling "get moving"!

I like that the gameplay video is included here too
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fei-hung  +   817d ago
However, I think MS fans got exactly what they wanted; another Halo, Gears, FOrza and Fable.

Isn't this pretty much what MS fans buy their system for?

If they wanted more games announced, they would be favouring Sony's console as this is always where the variety of games has been.
ufo8mycat  +   816d ago
The problem with MS fans is they won't budge no matter how awful the system is and how superior the PS3 is.

Pretty loyal, but also pretty stupid :P
BadCircuit  +   817d ago
Why The F have a stupid dancer in the middle of it? Padding.

The Nike thing was a bit focused to be very exciting. I mean I don't care about the 'athlete' in me.
zeal0us  +   816d ago
I muted the TV. I thought at least they would have Usher playing the game or something. I'm not watching E3 to see someone dance.
BadCircuit  +   816d ago
Too right mate! I was up at 2am to watch it!
DeusExer  +   817d ago
Am I the only one who isn't excited about a new GoW?
REALgamer  +   817d ago
Considering they showed a teaser about 30 seconds long, two-thirds of which was black screens then no, I don't think you're alone.

Seems too early for it to have been announced if they didn't really have anything to show yet.
wumster  +   817d ago
It was a horrid presentation, and no you are not the only one.
REALgamer  +   817d ago
I get the impression this is the filler year before the next Xbox in 2013, as both the Forza and Gears on show are made by secondary teams.

There was nothing from Rare, Turn 10 or the core Epic team, and only Fable: The Journey from Lionhead. I'm guessing they're all hard at work on their launch games for the next gen.

Kind of makes it a bit underwhelming this year. MS has one platform to show off and it's winding down ready for the next gen, while Sony and Nintendo both have current handhelds and Nintendo also has the Wii U to promote.

Seems like they'll have the conferences to watch for this year.
gaminoz  +   816d ago
Where the heck is Ryse?
ShinraE5  +   817d ago
I was underwhelmed but it wasn't abysmmal.

Gears and Halo both look great (even if we knew about them already). I am a fan of XBLA and think Gods Ascend could work (its a strategy game from what I have read even if it looks GoWish due to the trailer) and its nice to see them try to make good games for the Kinect.

A new Alan Wake, Killer Instinct, or Perfect Dark would have been cool to see.
I_am_Batman  +   817d ago
I thought Gods Ascend looked more elder scrolls like than GoWish.
BadCircuit  +   816d ago
Or gasp....some new big IPs?
Haha123  +   817d ago
I wanted to see south park gameplay!!! :(

also Trey and Matt should have hosted the whole thing! lol
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   817d ago
you did u missed it cause it looks like the show
TheGamingArt  +   817d ago
Absolutely nothing 'amazing' announced. It was dry and sad. Halo 4 looks amazing though!
Funky Town_TX  +   817d ago
Oh well
can't please everyone. I recorded to whole thing and skipped to all the gameplay vids because that all I care about :D
FlashXIII  +   817d ago
It was very underwhelming with Smart Glass really being the only notable pleasant surprise for me. It wasn't as cringe-worthy as the last two E3s from them but it really wasn't much better.
enkeixpress  +   817d ago
Sony's conference is going to sh*t all over Microsoft's one.. watch this.. 5 minutes to go. >:)

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iNFAMOUZ1  +   817d ago
very let down, halo 4 was only good thing, lame, they shoulda showed alan wake 2, gta5, original aaa ips and maybe a secret future next gen tease.

this kinect bullshi* is so friggin annoying
Raider69  +   817d ago
Amazing what?Im a gamer and for me that conference was a piece of shit.The only thing that catch my eye was Halo4!
neutralgamer19  +   817d ago
What was amazing? Lola fanboy must have titled tht nothing was amazing.
Cajun Chicken  +   817d ago
Too much sport if you ask me. Halo 4 looked amazing though. Tomb Raider was a good show, but nothing specified towards 360, except the DLC.
gaminoz  +   816d ago
That Nike thing bored me badly
neutralgamer19  +   817d ago
I wad laughing pre sony e3 the host said "i heard naughty dog are the best devs ever" everyone knws this lol good to be Sony gamer.
josephayal  +   816d ago
Microsoft's got a lot of work to do, Anyway halo 4 steal the SHOW
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Proeliator  +   816d ago
Halo 4!!
BadCircuit  +   816d ago
and Tomb Raider!
Belgavion  +   816d ago
Was bummed that I sat watching all the way through to the end and all that could be delivered was some Black Ops 2 gameplay. Super dull
gaminoz  +   816d ago
It looks pretty scripted too still. Michael Bay directed this one too! :p
psychof0x  +   816d ago
It was pretty obvious there was going to be very little in the way of surprises this year, next year is when shit will get real.

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