GR's DeShaun Zollicoffer writes: I just got back from Microsoft’s E3 2013 press conference, and my feelings are mixed. The conference was 100% game focused and that’s a great thing, but there were a few missteps along the way.
Seems just about right
Yeah, I'd probably do a 6 Or maybe even a 4 or 5
I thought it was a great press conference for MS. Especially compared to the past few years. Regardless of the XBOX One's system flaws, they brought a lot of game to the show. The low point was the price announcement (you could hear the crowd grumble), but the games/demos were great.
The PS fanboys are in full force today
with what they showed. Exclusive or not...lots of games that appeal to different people. you cant say they didnt stick to their word. this E3 was all about the games. No media streaming, no drm or used game talk...just showing games like they said. Now that their show is over, they can talk about the other stuff.
The highlights of the show were games that can be had on other platforms. MGS V, Battlefield 4, The Witcher 3, Titanfall, etc. . Then they top if off with $499 USD. . 5/10 because MS showed games for once. . *edit just to clarify Titanfall is indeed multiplat it will be on PC day 1, and PS4 1 year later.
When was Titanfall announced to be on ps4 1 year later?
I was disappointed that Microsoft didn't show any JRPGs. Then again, Xbox isn't known to popularize that genre to their console anyway.
JRPG's will all those trippy colors like your on acid and those whinny school girl cries? Ya that's why they don't sell in the U.S. I would like to see mmorpg's. Rumors are the that Skyrim will be online for consoles.
5 paragraphs rushed out just for n4g... i read that in less than a minute. their presentation was superb, great variety, loads of games, and some great looking games at that. i wont score a presentation...lol but for me it was just superb
I agree. Over the past few weeks this site has been pulling Microsoft apart over the Xbox onw and saying we will only see halo gear forza and fable and then lots of family games and all about the consoles. Well how wrong they were. I am now really looking forward to getting a one. The little bits they showed with smart glass and voice looked good and the new added bits to live like one subscription per console and free games a month now shows value in the console. Ruse, forza, bf4, deadrising 3 all looked amazing and this was all about the core gamers. A good mix of games and a good way to create a buzz about the new console. Also games like ki show that Ms have been taking notice of what the fans want and I expect us to start seeing some more classic rare games this gen to. For me the 360 did what Ms wanted it to do and that was to get the door wide open and had to hit the core and then the none core market to do that and now the door is open I see Microsoft giving us lots of different types of games and not just shooters and I think this e3 has shown that. Its also good to see the 360 will still get support to. The only bit for me that let it Down was the uk price. £429 is just showing how we get ripped off here in the uk. For me the one has me hocked and me wanting one. I can't wait to see what Sony are going to show us as well as what big guns Nintendo has as my Wiiu is in need of some big N games.
seemed a little rushed... alot of games tho....but yeah scores about right. one of ms lesser e3 performances.
Microsoft: "Here's our new exclusive!" *1 minute CG trailer* Microsoft: "It looks fantastic and we love what the company is doing for the next generation of gaming on Xbox One. Here's another exclusive." *30 seconds of gameplay* It did seem rushed lol.
Lesser? That was their best one since they shown project natal. It exceeded my expectations by a long way.. however my expectations were more like 50% core games, 25% kinect trash and 25% other irrelevant BS I couldn't care about. I think people are being a little harsh on Microsoft seeing how everyone has been criticizing them for not showing enough games. Still, it doesn't make me want to buy an Xbox One so I guess it failed for the most part.
you simply don't f**k it up by handing Killer Instinct to one of the worst developers in the industry. Rare should be in charge of the development. You won't see any surprises coming from Double Helix. Low production values as usual.
yeh i say 6.5-7/10 is about right
6.5 is about right. EA was 9/10. Wow that was awesome.
but I cast my cynicism aside just this once and give their conference full marks, purely because of Mirror's Edge 2. Megaton announcement.
i thought it was good,and u can look at my comment history im kind of a sony,fan and i'm not buying the xbox one,but i still thought it was pretty good.
that was one of the problems kind of... it was good.. But after monumental F-up with the reveal and all stuff that followed, they really needed to have a mind blowing E3 to pull them anywhere near the good books for a lot of bitter fans. This E3 just didn't do that. I could not help but think it was just a nee-jerk reaction to try and salvage the situation they have created for themselves.
This tbh... They screwed up so bad that they killed almost all enthusiasm for the console. If it wasn't for their crazy anti-consumer policies, I'd have been really excited for the Xbox One after such a game focused presentation.
Wow, so we rating conferences now! This is too funny!
I'm trying to catch up on today's event what I miss? Can't read all the articles with new ones popping up. I miss all the craziness here, was too busy at work, please inform me.
Has been going on for years...
6.5/10 is about right
Yea, 6.5 or maybe a little lower. I'm just glad there were no interpretive Natal birthing dance routines...
Is this going on metacritic ?
Well, I think the price and MS dodging the main concerns about their console really hurt them...but not 6.5 hurt. I'd give it an 8. Very little Kinect and no musicians... Better than the last 3 years by miles.
At least there were games... I give it only a 6/10 because it's 499$, and because the best games (MGS5, titan fall...) will be playable on PS4 in a better version anyway. With less DRM and no forced online. Also, too many shooters, lack of originality. Still a nice effort by MS. No Kinect was a relief.
You gave it a 6 because of the price? You don't even know how much Sony's going to charge you yet.
Yea and never has sony been better online but you think they will this time. LOL hater..
Hahaahahaha stupid Sony fanboy site. 6.5 for such a great conference. It was at least an 8 in my eyes. only people who agree with that is Sony fanboys and Xbox One haters. Oh well haters gonna hate.
I agree that it was a good conference. Gaming focused E3s is what we all want and crave. But no, it's not the age old fanboy excuse of "haters gonna hater". The highlights of the conference were the multiplatform games. Some of the exclusives looked like they had potential, but the best parts were the ones that Microsoft invited such as The Phantom Pain and The Witcher 3, games that PS4 and PC will also get, and perform better on. Killer Instinct is the biggest disappointment out of the lot. A franchise the people have asked about a sequel for years and they go and show that? From a B-team who made Silent Hill: Homecoming and a number of other mediocre games? They also didn't clarify the deal-breaking DRM/ownership issues, and have cancelled post-conference roundtable and interviews to discuss it. The price they are charging you for this machine and the ability to play its games is far more costly that the PS3 ever was, and look at how that was torn apart by the media and Xbox fanboys. As good as the conference was, they're still using games as a blanket to hide their anti-consumer sh*t.
Killer instinct still looks nice even for a double helix game and they are just helping. Its rare who's in charge.
Loved the conference was all about games. I preordered my xbox one this afternoon.
It was a great conference for people who didn't realize almost all those games will be playable elsewhere.
There was a lot of exclusives, not sure you'll be able to play many of those anywhere else, or get the same experience. I loved it, it was probably one of the best E3 conferences that I've ever seen. People all said the games would be Kinect, we got none, they said MS would talk about TV, MS did no TV. It was all games, and exclusives, we got a release month and a price. It was fantastic.
enjoyed the conference, was always a PS4 day 1 guy but I must admit being a dash disapointed with the price of the Xbone, enjoyed ryse, quantum break is promising, some cool indie stuff and was impressed with titan fall. I never owned a 360 but I must admit that I will more than likely get a xbone January sales time 2015 once I see a good years release of content and initial release feedback, like I said PS4 day 1
It was a good show in fairness. They certainly showed the games anyway. Project spark and ryse caught my interest and the halo trailer was epic. I'm sickened by the dead rising 3 exclusive news. Just could have done with a little more explaining of a few system features like how achievements will transfer over and the new dashboard will work the little things that seem minute but we want to know
Wow, was this guy smoking crack? They showed nothing but core games throughout the show! Not only did they show core games, but a lot of exclusives, and a lot of variety, which was a knock on them in the past. There was just about every genre covered, they got Kojimi on stage to reveal MGS5 for Xbox One, they got Ted Price to announce an Insomniac exclusive game for the Xbox One. It was an 8-9 easily in my opinion.
Well said , These fan bois are sickening. They all said that it was going to be all about Kinect,but it wasn't. They said it would be all about the TV features , But it wasn't. It was all about the games and they still say negative stuff. A bunch of hypocrites . Ryse looks amazing by the way.
Am telling you now, more ps fanboys watched the ms conference than xbox fanboys, and whatever sony does, even if they show ps2 games and say its for ps4, they are gonna say it was epic, hehehe, i love my fanboys.
I'd be a little more generous and give it an 8.5. It was the best conference they had for years. If the reveal was all TV, SPORTS, and COD, this time its all GAMES.
Some of the normally Sony fanboys have made some rational comments today. Still a ton of complete douches though. On topic. Not sure how much clearer they can be on used games. They said it was up to the publishers. They've clearly said the console has to check in every twenty four hours. I'm not sure why a multi-billion dollar corporation would be responding to a bunch of morons making stuff up and rejecting any answer anyway. If MS had announced there would be no online requirement and no block of used games the douches would have complained that they were lying. I don't blame them for cancelling their after conference press meetings. Ain't no need in talkin' when there's nobody listenin'. Thanks Rod Stewart. Subtracting points because you refuse to listen devalues your score. And you often made such intelligent arguments in the past. A shame.
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