Microsoft doing something at E3 that's never been done before

Eddie Makuch: Microsoft will do something at E3 2014 that has never been done in the history of the show, according to Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who is director of programming for Xbox.

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4Sh0w1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

Without details that statement doesn't mean much. It could be really big gaming news or just theatrics/entertainment for the show.

I mean it could just be something like having a professional stuntman do something really cool tricks with a Sunset Overdrive theme. That's great, naturally all 3 companies think highly of what they present but in the end I just care about in game stuff.

We'll see.

Webbyy1187d ago

I'm with you on this one. All i care about is the gaming stuff..

on a side note, i hope that something does not get i want them to surprise us.

georgeenoob1187d ago

Now this has my curiosity. I can't really guess what they are gonna do since it hasn't been done before. All I know is that it will be a megaton.

darthv721187d ago

they could pull an "Oprah". Where everyone in attendance gets an XB1 (w/o kinect) as a parting gift.

Damn...if that were to happen then i wish i was going this year.

christian hour1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

Obviously they're talking about a rap battle. A live rap battle to show they're still in touch with the kids. Maybe even a dance-off?! Oh please let there be a Dance-off!!

@darthv72 or a kinect without an xboxOne in yet another miscalculated attempt to improve their street cred :P /s

gaffyh1187d ago

I think this means they're going to do a shit live on stage.

It's never been done at E3 before.


Serious - Just remember, MS are the ones who got the journalists to dress up KKK outfits, for a conference, so just be wary.

husomc1187d ago

they might be conceding defeat and selling the xbox division to amazon :D

callahan091187d ago

@darthv72: That's been done before, though.

2010 E3, Microsoft gave away an Xbox 360 to everyone in attendance.

spicelicka1187d ago


I think they already did that when the Xbox 360 slim was announced.

FITgamer1187d ago

Maybe they'll bring Don Mattrick on stage and allow the fans to stone him with Kinect.

falviousuk1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

They gave away 360's to the audience and of course the accusations were flying as usual on here with anything MS does.

They were accused of trying to buy out the journalists etc in attendance by giving them a free xbox 360.

Thats how sad a lot of the people on here are

Please no more Cirque du Soleil

darthv721187d ago

@above, well damn why didnt i go that year then?

@christian,,, a dance off or perhaps a walk off with host david bowie. that would be mic droppingly epic.

abstractel1187d ago

Leakers are damaging gaming in my opinion. At least last year was prety spoiler free -- and it was one of the better E3s because of it. Even if I see leaks I am going to do my best to avoid them (don't put leaks in headlines).

abstractel1187d ago

@falviousuk Bribing journalists is shitty. They also gave away TVs at another event to journalists. I don't care what company does it, it's bad. Journalists also get really awesome, unique editions of games with statues etc. that the public can't buy and that's also bribery. Sony has done that with several games and so has many other publishers. Microsoft sent journalists Halo helmets for Halo 4 etc. If I was a journalist, I'd have the integrity of a _real_ journalist and send them back unopened. Just send them a review copy that every other customer gets.

Charybdis1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

Wouldn't mind if the whole thing was nothing but game videos and trailers, or maybe they will rename their console wouldn't be their first change in heart.

truefan11187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

MSFT has clearly done what they wanted to do, make their show the one everyone watches. XB1 fans will watch to see what's coming and fans that dislike MSFT and XB1 will watch to hope they fall on their face. Either way people will definitely tune in to see what the hype was about.

FITgamer1187d ago

Whelp forget the hype. It's a Major Nelson side project.

alexkoepp1187d ago

Maybe they'll benchmark an x1 with dx12 features and cloud power and show how it annihilates a ps4.

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AliTheSnake11187d ago

@alexkoepp Maybe in your dreams.

Zuperman1187d ago

USHER Performing LIVE!w/guest star JUSTIN BIEBER!!

ThanatosDMC1187d ago

I want to see ponchos and the circus again.

Guitardr851187d ago

If any recent MS E3 press conferences paint a picture, this may be a lot of flashy lights to cover up mediocre content!!

UltraNova1186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

I have two predictions

1) They will announce that Kinect will be given for free with all xbox one consoles @399. Saving them the fuss of product market transition (depleting kinect bundled consoles for plain ones and re-supplying the market)and saving face at the same time.
>>>They should do this, IMO removing the kinect hurt them more than it did good to them.

2) They will present the cast of the Halo show and perhaps Master Chief will make an appearance and maybe some kind of an action scene on stage with lots of FX etc. Plus they will give us a 10 min preview of the show. All this right after the official announcement and gameplay trailer of Halo 5.

Oh ! and finally give everyone a kinect bundle with free kinect games , in support of Kinect and as a thank you to the attendees. (yes I know...)

Wild theories huh? W'll see soon wont we?

warczar1186d ago


yeah, then Hyrb will come out and shoot laser beams from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Braid1186d ago

"Microsoft doing something at E3 that's never been done before."

I don't know, maybe they'll show... games?

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kreate1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

yea. hopefully its not a entertainment show. like bringing some nfl star to promote this year's madden or something along those lines.

I just want to see games.

I_am_Batman1187d ago

I agree. I don't care about music acts, athletes, stunt shows or other stuff that only takes away time and attention from the topic it should be all about: games. Especially when MS already said that their conference will be all about games.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1187d ago

Typical "This is the best thing ever done, until next year where we'll do the best thing ever done again"

It's all talk, smoke and mirrors.

pandaboy1187d ago

this isn't going to be like that time when microsoft hired the ku klux klan is it?

mydyingparadiselost1187d ago

No no, of course not. It'll just be Ted Nugent, some oddball ranchers, Donald Trump and the former owner of the Clippers teaching the crowd about how to tie a noose and playing out their wild west fantasies in the new Red Dead Redemption game. Nothing racist at all.....

ITPython1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

@mydyingparadiselost - Sorry, but no. This is Microsoft, they will probably have Obama make an appearance.

He will probably say things like "If you like your kinect, you can keep it bundled". Coincidentally leaving out the fact that it will cost an extra $100 to keep the kinect bundled.

Then he will go on to say how the XB1 is the most powerful console in the world, and that if he had a son, his son would be playing it all day long 24/7 (you know, to keep him away from dangerous outdoor sports like football).

And after it is all said and done, Obama will comment on the PS4 and say: "Sony, you didn't build that!"

Oh, and Michelle will be doing the catering for the event. Everybody will be allotted exactly one slice of bologna, one slice of bread, half an apple, and a small carton of 1% low-fat milk.

yellowgerbil1187d ago

I think it's something involving Elephants... Oh wait they already did that

christocolus1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )


Stuntsmen and acrobatics?

Dude, phil had to cut out some game announcements just to create more time for other game announcements and you think they will have time for stuntsmen and acrobats? They are also reducing the number of execs who will be on stage just to make out more time for the game reveals..I don't think this has anything to do with that they wouldn't make huge halo, so and gwg announcements just to have more time for cool tricks?. Imo that would go against everything phil has been saying for months. They've got games and I'm certain its going to be about games. I think they will have a major conference held on each day of E3. The third day might have the biggest announcements.just a guess.