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Submitted by RuleNumber5 1075d ago | news

Microsoft calls Xbox event "yearly internal meeting"

The Xbox 720 has been said to be receiving an exclusive event over the next few days, and some believe that is where there will be some inside unveiling will be going on, but Microsoft has issued a statement.

According to an exclusive response to's inquiry today, Microsoft has identified what the upcoming events are for. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

NewMonday  +   1075d ago
"Wait, select press are going to be at the Microsoft fiscal year 2014 event this week?"

"select press" and not the public like Sony did? not a sign of confidence.

Show, don't tell
classic200  +   1075d ago
Hopefully info leaks.
NewMonday  +   1075d ago
MS should let something positive leak out, because the rumors circulating in the Net are negative, something to stop the talk about locking used games or news and images from a new hardcore IP.
Wikkid666  +   1075d ago
Well maybe they don't want the good stuff to leak yet... more shock and awe factor.
MikeMyers  +   1075d ago
Microsoft will not change their plans because of Sony showing us the PS4. It's amazing how rumours and hyperbole come into play. Such as the first comment of not showing confidence. Give me a break.

For all the questionable media we see it pales to the attitude and conduct within forums. So far all we have really to go by is Major Nelson and his E3 comment.
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Blackdeath_663  +   1075d ago
info won't be as reliable as sony's press conference which was live streamed all over the world and watched by millions. it will only cause a spiral of endless speculation and silly articles. i will hibernate on gaming news untill E3 because everything between now and then isn't worth getting excited about. i'd rather save my excitement for when it is needed
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1074d ago
Will it be streamed?
SilentNegotiator  +   1074d ago

Then why inform the press? Other than to "prep" their buddies....
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lilbrat23  +   1074d ago
Funny you say that because info ALWAYS gets leaked and sometimes video and images. :-)
Derekvinyard13  +   1074d ago
True classic, it prolly will
Autodidactdystopia  +   1074d ago
is this a bogus attempt at being clever or a smart attempt at being bogus?
mistertwoturbo  +   1074d ago
Nah, not worried about info leaks.

But at least we know the entire American Video Game Press will be in attendance to pick up their free Xbox720 swag and early copies of Halo 5. But exclusive to only the ones that will write praise about the console and be negative about anything Sony related. IE: Kotaku
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morganfell  +   1074d ago
"is this a bogus attempt at being clever or a smart attempt at being bogus?"

Tightly controlled atmospheres are used for sleight of hand. This is where MS brings in certain press they trust and whom are already predisposed to do what MS desires. Then the press leaves and says it's the second coming and viola! MS starts building buzz. This is simply a reaction to try and stem the PS4 chatter that is overwhelming everything at this point. MS has made some irreversable hardware choices and they have to do something soon. They can't release Hardware info because they'll lose that fight by a much greater margin than the PS3/360 fight.

Amazing how many people are about to trust the insider press and with absolutely no chance for other members of the press, technical experts, or the public to examine the facts.
NYC_Gamer  +   1075d ago
MS will hold a separate event to reveal 720
Hands Up For Games  +   1075d ago
This will be an internal briefing to bring staff up to speed on what the nextbox is going to be like, with the actual reveal coming in April at some point?

This isnt about confidence, this really is just business.

This is taken from the bottom of the article, for those that dont read them ;)

"This seems like a PlayStation Destination situation where people thought that was where the PS4 would be revealed and then Sony held a separate event for it."
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xxLuckyStrike  +   1075d ago
Haha more Sony fanboy trolls in MS news articles fearing what MS may have up their sleeve. I expect M$ will shock us all given all the negative news circulating the net and daily doom articles here at N4G. I don't think M$ will give Trolls the "I told you so" satisfaction. But yeah INCOMING... Run for hills!!!
jmac53  +   1074d ago
So true, I thought it was pretty obvious that it is a inside business meeting/ strategy session but then I actually read this things called words that make sentences.
DeadlyFire  +   1074d ago
I expect we will see Xbox 720 in April.

You guys should watch clues more closely.

Kaz said he would let Microsoft show their console first, then stated sometime in May or after May for their reveal of the PS4 box. Sony already knows when Microsoft is going to show their box.
Chuk5  +   1075d ago

You forget that games are a business as well.
I think too many gamers forget that.
DigitalSmoke  +   1074d ago
All we need to do is GAME... thats it.
Silly people will try to pull up sale numbers in discussions about what game has the most production value and overall quality...

Short sighted gamers will just look at what sold more, you know, the Justin Bieber generation.
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aviator189  +   1075d ago
these annual meetings are normally reserved for ms employees and investors.

it makes sense they would want to share everything first with the people financially backing them and employees before fully unveiling it to the public.
WarThunder  +   1075d ago

I will tell you: Jump out!

LOL! Look at your disagree, lots of MS fangirls Disagreeing without even knowing what you or the article are tanking about...
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hennessey86  +   1075d ago
Just errrrm wow
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1075d ago
@WarThunder,... The only thing tanking around here, is you.
Godmars290  +   1075d ago
MS has a better relationship with the game press than Sony. They can afford to be a bit exclusive. They also have a history of trying to control the flow of information they offer.

The GQ actors they've regularly had at E3. The kids at the Kinect showing. They're very much into manufacturing reactions. Of telling not showing.

Though of course they're very much committed to showing what the console looks like because they chided Sony for it. Wont stop them from showing a different design months later of course because such will be well after the fact of the demand.
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Gildarts  +   1074d ago
With "they" you mean major nelson? Hes the one who said something about Sony not showing the actual console.
Gildarts  +   1075d ago
Obviously this is about informing the press, the real event where it will be revealed is in April.
Godmars290  +   1074d ago
Yes, given that the man is as close to an official spokesmen MS has who directly addresses gamers on a regular basis, I mean Major Nelson.

Regardless that it was likely an off the cuff remark, MS has to live up to it. It represents an opportunity to for MS to repeatedly make jokes at Sony expense without MS ever having to mention them.
GamersRulz  +   1075d ago | Funny
This event agenda will be " Holy Shit!! We're fuc**d" /s
Burackus  +   1075d ago
That's was funny, bubbles
sak500  +   1074d ago
@burackus and lets remove your's since you're encouraging a troller
GamersRulz  +   1074d ago
Nobody accepts a joke anymore?!

Ok,didn't know that.
Buff1044  +   1075d ago
Everyone will know soon enough. Let's stop pretending that everything Sony showed/discussed at that press con will come to fruition.
Gildarts  +   1074d ago
Lol thats what's funny about PS fanboys they completely ignore the fact that Sony themselves said something that could damage their image of the PS4.

They said that not all of these features will be available at launch or will ever be released.
irokster  +   1074d ago
Keep grasping at those straws, little one...
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1074d ago
Lol why would MS hold a private meeting about the 360? You know its the 720 they're talking about in there.
MysticStrummer  +   1074d ago
Select press means MS friendly press
BanBrother  +   1074d ago
Dorito's and Mountain Dew press?
DigitalRaptor  +   1070d ago
Man, I hate corruption.
Hayabusa 117  +   1074d ago

Where the public at the PS4 reveal? If I remember that was advertised as being for "select press" or "retailers" or something.

I know it was streamed live but I don't think the "public" turned up at the event.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1075d ago
Standard business practice.

Move along.
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KillrateOmega  +   1075d ago
Damn, and here I was hoping for some real details.
Jazz4108  +   1074d ago
Ms has over twenty studios working on the 720 and yes these are first party studios. Ms has purchased them in the last two to three years and now have more then sony. Do you really think that these twenty studios will not have new ips to show? I expect alot from ms first party next gen because they are very equiped to not only keep up with sonys studioa but surpass them in amount. Quality will be the determing factor and ms has the edge there with a good amount of money to flood every studio properly so lets just see what happens next gen before we bash the 720 or even the ps4. I know i will own both just as I did this gen but I will not make uninformed opinions like I have of last gen until I can get my hands on both of them.
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Rainstorm81  +   1074d ago
20 studios? Name half.......

"Not only equipped to keep up with Sony studios but surpass them"

That was hilarious....remains to be seen but funny nonetheless
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Jek_Porkins  +   1075d ago
Investors are a huge part of the business, Microsoft will want positive things to report, which explains the really good video game sale this past week. Tack on some of those sales to push positive numbers to your investors, Xbox Live revenue is up, Halo 4 did amazingly, they will show off the next Xbox to investors and get everyone hyped up for the huge launch.

One thing we know, Microsoft has the money to advertise and when they are ready to show their new beast off, we'll all know about it, hell it'll probably be on a few different tellevision stations.
Mr-Dude  +   1075d ago
Cool, as a future owner of the PS4 and maybe the new Xbox i'm curious what Microsoft is bringing to the table!
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UnholyLight  +   1075d ago
Thank you for being like me and reserving judgement on both consoles. I am incredibly excited for the PS4 after what has been shown and I would say there's no way Microsoft ISN'T going to have some cool things to show as well. Microsoft and Sony likely have BOTH been planning stuff for the last 4 or more years so it's gonna be amazing what each company is bringing to the table, no matter what console you favoured this gen.
Dlacy13g  +   1075d ago
This is most certainly NOT going to be their big reveal.
Roper316  +   1075d ago
I am interested to see what they have to offer but I have pretty much made up my mind not to buy the Nextbox & all it's extra fees for basic features along with their continued push for the casual market while not acknowledging the core gamer except with multiplats that can be gotten else where without the extra fee to play online if you so choose .
JeffGUNZ  +   1075d ago
So you already made up your mind without seeing what they are doing, showing, or producing for next gen. Yep, this is why our country is in the mess it is. People make decisions before they have all the facts.
xxLuckyStrike  +   1075d ago
Then why are you here trolling softly.. And the PS4 will have most features behind a PAY WALL aside of online multiplayer.. All the new features they showed last month chat streaming, recorder, ect welcome to XBL.. Tho honestly I'd expect better value in return from Sony. But I still support the home team M$
isa_scout  +   1074d ago
How did you get that whole sentence out without having to take a breath?I totally agree by the way.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1075d ago
At this point waiting until E3 would be a bad move for MS. Hype is building and PS4 news is dominating gaming news right now, whether it be good, bad, fanboyish, or in between. Every single piece of new info is being pounced on and taken apart to see what it means. Giving sony another 3 months of that would be bad for them to the point that any single misstep could spell disaster that they wont be able to recover from without a year head start. April should be the latest they reveal.
JeffGUNZ  +   1075d ago
I see it the opposite way. I feel like everyone already knows what the PS4 will do. No one has any idea what the next xbox will be and I think that stirs up some excitement.
Knight_Crawler  +   1075d ago
Well said, I have seen more 720 artocles in the last month than PS4 articles.

Sure some of it is bad articles but any type of press is good press :)

Google confirmed that that the most serached electronic item on the Google is Xbox.
_LarZen_  +   1074d ago
Personaly I see it as a "win" for Sony for each day Microsoft dont do anything.

As it is now people know more or less what is in store from Sony, and people are excited to see the console and more games at E3.

But with Microsoft one dont know anything, will the hardware be weaker? Have Microsoft finaly started to think about the core gamers again?

And so on.

As I see it, it is importaint now for Microsoft to have a pressconference before E3 to show us just like Sony did.

E3 this year is probably be heavy with exclusive games as they have more or less talked about the technical bits...
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kingmushroom  +   1075d ago
yeah select press which means all the Xbox fanboy press, why don't they show it to the public and how games might look ? lack of confidence.
from the beach  +   1074d ago
Somewhat ironic comment after the PS4 no-show?

Hopefully there will be leaks, or at least some nudge-nudge stuff after the event..
kingmushroom  +   1074d ago
some what ironic ? do people need to see the shell of the PS4? No, what matters is the tech behind it, also fresh new interface and GAMES, particularly new iP (which we will hear more during E3).

Sony's streamed conference show how their confident and ready to tackle Next gen.

Microsoft doesn't seam to sure about what their releasing next gen or at least they seam to project insecurity.

why close door and selected press? to build excitement ? really?

they should stream it live . ether way E3 is where they will have to come strong. and we will see what will be released Holidays 2013.

as a Gamer and customer that's the way i see.
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from the beach  +   1073d ago
Yeah, well if it's only the shell why not just show it?

If they were so confident they would done so, as well as nailing down price and giving firm details on aspects such as preowned games. They're waiting for Microsoft to show their hand first.

That's fine though, all part and parcel of the next-gen mind games!
abzdine  +   1075d ago
i already chose PS4! who's in?
kingmushroom  +   1074d ago
same here, but i just want to give MS one last chance to see if they can impress me.
irokster  +   1074d ago
I dont think they can. I couldnt care less about their 1st party IPs. They all blow IMO.
headblackman  +   1075d ago
Xbox fans are waiting to be proud. Sony fans are hoping for a train wreck. how sad. the things people do to wanna feel bigger or better than another person
rezzah  +   1074d ago
People do that all the time. Everybody wants to be "right". Be the better person and know when you are wrong, and if they deny you (even if it is logical) then move on. But don't be ignorant or in denial.

If anything it'll be interesting to see what MS can bring to the table. The main competition will be between the next Xbox and the PS4.
rezzah  +   1074d ago
Too late for an edit but: "(even if you use logic)"
MysticStrummer  +   1074d ago
Your post would make perfect sense if it wasn't for reality. Look back at the first few years of the PS3 lifespan to see how classy the 360 folks were.
k2d  +   1074d ago
I wish I could say this goes both ways. Neither side has much right to point fingers.

If we look back to 2006-2009, one particular fanbase was inarguably loud. Yet the last 2-3 years they have been incredibly quite. Wondered what they where up to until recently.
lovegames718  +   1075d ago
Im a Sony fan, stop generalizing because i could care less how Xbox turns out. I know Ps4 looks good all the way so no matter how Xbox turns out it wont stop me from buying one.

Bottom line is that if Xbox focuses on Kinect alot of ppl will be turned off by it and it seems based off their comments thay are indeed once again focused on kinect crap.
Bznoutlaw  +   1074d ago
i hope they dont focus everything on kinect. I find Kinect useless and a waste of time. They need to focus on the core gamer and get new ips and games out. Kinect is for children
irokster  +   1074d ago
IDK why people would disagree with @lovegames718 if that's the mentality that most people have in this site. I know i'm also getting a PS4 and I'm not shying away from it. PS4 will deliver the franchises that I love so I will stick with them. I coudn't care less about Gears and Halo.
Mecca4  +   1074d ago
Microsoft ain't got shit the meeting is just to hype their fans over nothing lol
Kidmyst  +   1074d ago
Sounds interesting that MSFT will have an invite only reveal. I wonder if MSFT will have Journalists to pad up what was said or twist words to make it better than it is and not say certain things. Sony revealed more still a prototype so like some Home features that never came to light or Vita cross play (play on SP3 and continue on Vita) they also hype things that don't come true. PS4 day one so far for me, waiting on if the 720 will be the same.
C0MPUT3R  +   1074d ago
Whenever MS gets around to revealing the Durango they better not center it around Kinect 2.0 it will be bad. Always online DRM, & No Used games would be the death knell.
Some New IPs that are not in the shooter genre would help as well. Diversity is good.
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irokster  +   1074d ago
Everybody knows it's gonna be Kinect for everyone!! LMAO
rammstein91  +   1074d ago
i dont really care what the specs of new xbox thing,i am already buying ps4 also have a ps3 now.ok i admit im ps fanboy since 1994 and im proud with that:)
nosferatuzodd  +   1074d ago
You're honest about it that take guts some ppl would never show their fanboyism even when it's stinking up the room lol
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GusBricker  +   1074d ago
I just hope MS calls their next console...
josephayal  +   1074d ago
that could be the future of gaming
kenshiro100  +   1074d ago
I'm very interested in seeing what Microsoft has planned. Be gamers people, not fanboys.
profgerbik  +   1074d ago
Sounds boring.
samekratos  +   1074d ago
freaking noobs
Mogwai  +   1074d ago
I just dont have much faith in microsoft this time around, i truly hope to be slapped in the face and made a believer.
urwifeminder  +   1074d ago
Nice closer to the reveal of the console i will buy.
TuxedoMoon  +   1074d ago
I'm not an Xbox fan, I i would like to see what Microsoft is bring to the table.
spoonard  +   1074d ago
Now it's not the Xbox conference they said it was, now it's just a yearly internal meeting because they aren't ready to present what they had, because what they had wasn't up to par with what Sony has.
Wotbot  +   1074d ago
I would not say anything about the next xbox until E3, let the unknown spec build the hype.
spoonard  +   1074d ago
The unknown spec isn't building hype, it's causing more doubt in Microsoft's ability to build a competitive console this generation. Why did this turn into a "yearly internal meeting" all of a sudden? Wasn't it supposed to be the major Xbox announcement conference like everyone was talking about a few weeks ago? Why is that?

Now recent rumors ( http://www.computerandvideo... saying Microsoft isn't going to show anything till April, if they do that they will be missing GDC completely, and not really leaving enough time between their announcement and E3 to build hype for their console.

After the leak of the PS4 specs and Xbox specs that turned out to be fairly reliable for the PS4 side of things, it seems that from what we know, which admittedly is just rumors in the case of the Xbox, but it seems as though Sony brought a more powerful system to the table. The PS4 had a slower CPU, but a better GPU and the same amount of RAM that was MUCH faster than the XBox's RAM. Now we hear Sony is ratcheting up the speed of their CPU to an even 2Ghz. Trumping the Xbox by 400Mhz.

So the PS4 is looking better in EVERY respect as of now. So it's my theory that Microsoft doesn't want to be outdone in EVERY aspect so they are taking some time to reconfigure some things and look at the options available to them so they don't walk into this completely outgunned.
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Wotbot  +   1067d ago
Like I said, let's wait and see and not just speculate like everyone else.

Reliable source, what like the one who's leaking the specs, don't make me laugh.
IIIxLEADERxIII  +   1074d ago
Microsoft needs blu ray no if ands or buts about it and far as steambox goes its gonna fail maybe pc gamers may buy it but as far as any console gamer uhh no.
spoonard  +   1074d ago
My current PC will act as my SteamBox. It's upgradable. From what we've seen the SteaBox will not have an upgradable GPU.
stubbed_out  +   1074d ago
Can't wait to hear more on this.

For now, can't help myself...
Apparently - "annual internal meeting"
In Reality - "SH*T!! We need GDDR5 and 8GB Ram!"

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