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Submitted by SkirkRidgeEX 1007d ago | opinion piece

What Should Microsoft Do At Their Next Xbox Reveal?

One Hit Pixel: "After many years, it seems as if the seventh console generation is finally coming to a proper end; all the cards have nearly been played. Nintendo began things with the Wii U last year, while Sony ushered in the PlayStation 4 name with their press conference earlier this year. Then again, being last to reveal comes with a few advantages. For one, they can’t make the same mistakes that Nintendo made with its post-launch lineup. They also can’t possibly make the same mistake Sony made in their press conference, as Major Nelson famously had a dig at the company’s missing console by tweeting, “Announce a console without actually showing a console? That’s one approach!”

Microsoft’s plans are currently a mystery at the time of writing, but if we were to ask the company for what we would like to see, what would we say? What lessons could they learn not only from their competition, but also their past experience?" (Xbox One)

Dwalls1171  +   1007d ago
Just call it the xbox 3
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1007d ago
1.) Open up the presser with a AAA like Ryse: Ryse has been teased for 3 years its time to see what that games about. MS needs to show some actual gameplay of that game.

2.) Get Cod Ghost out of the way: Show of COD announce you have some partnership with them and kick'em off the stage. And don't bring them back at E3. For 3 years MS has done that its no surprise now.

3.) Tease Alan Wake 2. Maybe with some gameplay.

4. Tease PGR game.

And show off the console showing the brand new UI running Xbox Live as well as show Cod ghost and Ryse being played on it.

As far as games goes, they should should at least tease those I mentioned. And leave Rare, Lion head, Respawn's new game, Black Tusks as well as other surprises at E3.

The rest of the show MS can talk about all the Entertainment media stuff all they want.

They know as that point the fans will want more after showing off those games.
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Knight_Crawler  +   1007d ago
Good list I would just add the following:

1. Reveal rumored XBox mini.

2. Live demo of illumi room

3. Demo the awesom power of Kinect 2.

4. Reveal Killer Instincs and a real Banjo game (not Nuts and Bolts 2)...a Kameo 2 and new Viva Pinata would be icing on the cake.
GT67  +   1007d ago
at lease Microsoft learnt not to come out the gate FIRST with half-ass made console this time around.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1007d ago
They should have AMD on stage with them and announce a new partnership.
Show off the Xbox Surface Tablet.
Show all the benefits of habing games running on DX 11.5
RuleofOne343  +   1007d ago
Come out swinging and send the industry, consumer into a OMFG moment that will ROCK the industry foundation.
Cause it to be the only thing the media, gaming sites can talk about no matter what is said by anyone outside this event.
onyoursistersback  +   1007d ago
You have to be more specific then just saying...."come out swinging"

Who knows, Microsoft can come out with a higher price for Live for all we know just cuz they add apps..?!
Jek_Porkins  +   1007d ago
1.Show the specs in a power point style presentation.
2.Announce for sure that there is no DRM
3.Announce that the next Xbox will play used games
4.Show off the OS, the new XBL and those features.
5.Show the new Kinect and what it's capable of
6.Show the actual console, and name the thing.
7.Show some of the entertainment options and features
8.Show SOME games, but save the majority for E3, I want surprises at E3, so show the COD stuff, maybe a little Alan Wake 2, PGR5 or Ryse, but same the big stuff, like Respawns possible exclusive for E3.

We'll get a bit of everything I'm sure, but I just want to see the damn thing and some of the games.
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GT67  +   1007d ago
doing good til you mention COD
Jek_Porkins  +   1007d ago
I've been playing COD since COD2 on the Xbox 360 when it launched. I like the game, lots of people do. I am very interested to see this new engine and game playing on the next Xbox.

My clan plays mostly COD games competitively, each new year brings the new game and we eagerly await that. We play some Gears and Halo as well, but mostly COD, it's the largest game and most competitive. A lot of people are going to be tuning in to see this game, I understand it isn't popular in the vocal minority, but I enjoy the games, and you aren't forced to buy it.
from the beach  +   1007d ago
Show the box, and make a big deal out of it.
PFFT  +   1007d ago
EXACTLY!!! Show the system running the games and not just the controller and games running on a PC with similar Xbox specs.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1007d ago
@PFFT Bubble up, nice comment.

These past 2 in a half months Sony has indeed been in the spotlight ever since they announced their console. (as Michael Pachter predicted)

But, Realistically Sony has been in the same boat as MS this whole time. The only thing that Sony has done, was give devs the green light on its complete specs and give them more to work with.

Think about it, no console was present it was all done on PC. So as far as we know Sony is/was in the finalizing stage just like MS. Showing the console and running it will give people peace of mind sorta speak, and the media won't have to speculate as much. Like they have with Sony's conference.

Of course they announced games, partnerships and that the console exist. From that point of view Sony did have the edge from a "announced" standpoint. Getting the gamers hyped.

Not that it'll give MS a huge lead in hype. 19 days later E3 goes down and Sony will reveal its console. But it will give MS something very special for 19 days at least.
stage88  +   1007d ago
Show that they're still relevant in the business would be a start.
strigoi814  +   1007d ago
Dont let usher or justin beiber to sing and dance and stop the strobe lights effects...
matrixman92  +   1007d ago
*this*.....CoD.....*more of this*...End
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maniacmayhem  +   1007d ago
1. Show off the hardware's new features (ie. the rumored playing a game, pausing it and accessing other apps on the system. maybe simultaneous like have the Xbox Music player playing while you play games.)

2. IF the controller is different, show off the changes.

3. Show the improvements of the new Kinect. Show off some impressive techniques that will actually make me want to pick one up and use it.

4. Crackdown 3! Watchdog style graphics with Crackdown 1 gameplay!

5. For jezuz's sake a new Perfect Dark! I mean seriously....

6. If true, emphasize how the new Box will be 100% BC with the 360.
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josephayal  +   1007d ago
Final Fantasy vs 13
GreenRanger  +   1007d ago
Maybe Bungie will do something with their hands this time?

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hankmoody  +   1007d ago
I think the most important thing they could and should do is to make XBL into something that's worth the $60 because at this current state, it's almost fair to say that we're not getting the bang for our buck that we used to. I recently (finally, actually) took a look at the PS Plus program and what it is that they offer and I have to say, even though the games they give away for free are already a couple of months old, they're making sure that customers are walking away incredibly happy by the fact that they're getting free games with their PS+ subscription. I've been a loyal XBL subscriber since its inception and now I actually feel the sting of this little detail. MS will definitely revamp and improve XBL in time for the next Xbox but to add more reward type goodies of the sort that PS+ currently offers would make a lot of people happy and keep them ahead of the curve.
hankmoody  +   1007d ago
Oh, and when they finally reveal the system itself and how it looks, let these girls be the ones to unveil it and do what they do in this video:

That is all.
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iistuii  +   1007d ago
Show the console with controller & have someone actually playing a launch game in real time.Tell us it's name,specs, price & actual release date....
Roper316  +   1007d ago
taking the 21st off so I can see what they have to offer and I also have the 1st 2 days of E3 off to watch the presentations. I only care about games, games and more games not of the Kinect kind though. The 21st & E3 will determine if I own a Xbox next gen like I have the last 2.
finite  +   1007d ago
Reveal games and a system would be nice..
CRAIG667  +   1007d ago
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1007d ago
Have more games.
JOLLY1  +   1007d ago
I think they should.......reveal the next XBOX.....yeah?

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