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Submitted by wmmn80 611d ago | opinion piece

How Microsoft convinced Me to buy a Xbox One

"As a Playstation gamer, I went into the Microsoft E3 conference very skeptical.

Last year, Microsoft didn’t show me a reason to buy an Xbox One. They have been outsold by the Playstation 4 since Microsoft released the Xbox One. What they needed to do was drop price, which they already did, and give me some games that can only be played on Xbox One, and they mostly succeeded.They led off with games that will be released this year and only showed games the entire show. There was no talk of Kinect or entertainment apps this year, only games. This is exactly what the problem was with last year’s conference and they course corrected to what the gamers what, just the games. Call of Duty, Forza, Evolve, Dragon Age, Sunset Overdrive, Fable Legends, Project Spark, and Halo: Master Chief Collection, all coming to Xbox One this year either exclusively or with exclusive content." (E3, Xbox One)

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sobotz  +   611d ago
Yeah, it convinced some of my friends too. With the cheap kinectless Xbox, interesting exclusives, and Halo 1-4 collection I think they've really listened.
FriedGoat  +   611d ago
I thought it was a pretty weak selection. But whatever floats people's boat.
Guess some people love playing the same games over again.
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ninsigma  +   611d ago
I agree. While there was some cool stuff like sunset overdrive which looks really awesome and the halo anniversary looks great too along with halo 5, everything else I want is multiplat. There aren't any other interesting exclusives imo. Quantum break I'm still not sold on (dont know if there was new footage shown, didn't see the whole show) and never been a fan of crackdown so other than that I'm happy with where I'm at. Looking forward to what Sony has to bring.
It was all in the delivery. I know it lacked triple A new IP's, but their conference was delivered very convincingly. Best conference (performance wise) in E3 history.

I thought Ori looked really intersting though.

Scalebound could be good also. And I'm sure crackdown fans will like the new crackdown. Same for Fable Legends.

What I'm liking so far is how good games are starting look now that they aren't cross gen. Cod looked about as good as Shadowfall does.
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ShinMaster  +   611d ago
The author was easily impressed by DLC and multiplatform games LOL

It was a good conference BUT no big surprises or MEGATONS and lots of CG.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   611d ago
@FriedGoat Well MS has much needed variety in its games finally.

Sunset Over Drive is new, Quantum Break is new, Platinum Games is new, Crackdown as been gone for 4 years so that'll feel new, Phantom Dust has been gone forever so that's new. Plus some of those indies are new.

I don't understand the complaining you act like you played those games now.

Seems like ppl here are just finding more excuses to complain about MS imo.
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ABizzel1  +   611d ago
I was buying all the consoles to begin with, and the XBO is the only one I don't have right now.

Their E3 conference was a good showing, but IMO it was really for everyone who's already an Xbox 360 fan. It's nice to see that they're serious about games, but for 2014 there are only 2 games I really want (Sunset, and Master Chief), and maybe 2 more that I would think about getting (Forza, and Project Spark).

What they proved to me is that I need an XBO around 2015, when those 4 games are already out, with games like Quantum Break, Scalebound, Halo 5, Crackdown, and Gears on the way.

If there's a good deal on the XBO this holiday it's mine, otherwise I can wait until 2015, because most of the games I want to play for 2014 are multiplat, and my PC and PS4 are more than enough to get me through them.

That doesn't take away from the fact that MS had a great show. It wasn't mindblowing, but it was still a really good showing.

nicksetzer1  +   611d ago
Yea, forza horizon 2, sunset overdrive, halo collection, halo 5, fable legends, quantum break, phantom dust, ori (looks amazing), platinum games new game, gears on the way, D4, etc, etc, etc ... what a horrible selection.
No_Limit  +   611d ago
I don't know about you, but with 5 exclusives coming in Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, Killer Instinct Season 2, and the full release of Project Spark, it is a very solid Fall lineup of games.

Edit" LOL at the disagees. The Sony folks are at full force on E3 day I see.
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alb1899  +   611d ago
I hope to see you afters SONY's conference so you show me what is there to ply that is different.
Magnes  +   611d ago
Here we go again angelicdiamond attacking peoples comments.
On Topic I think Ms can at least convince people they are focused on games no BS this time. They did the only thing they could do showcase exclusive, they do have a brand to promote, and show they have multiplats too.
Jingeridit  +   611d ago
"Guess some people love playing the same games over again."
In what way do you mean by this? Are you saying this in a negative or positive way? Because if you mean it negatively, then that's a bit hypercritcal of you to say as you said this about The Last of Us: Remastered;
FriedGoat + 61d ago
I will buy this again, but i REALLY god damn hope they learn from Censoring it in the EU last time.
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However, if you meant it positively then I appologise and you can completely disregard what I have said.
miyamoto  +   611d ago
They have no choice but to show games, and more games even if they are just CGI teasers.

They know that no one care's about Kinect, nor the TV TV TV, Cable, the power of the cloud, "10% more power" etc and tried to avoid all their "vision of the future" BS.

They played it safe and did not show any confidence.
The emotions were very low.
Was expecting M$ to release the million dollar cash flow Kraken and totally wow us with a comeback payback extravaganza!...but nope.

Xbox One's problem is that gamers know that these multi-plats are gonna look better on PS4.
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Kribwalker  +   611d ago
Lol fried goat

Infamous SS, last of us remastered, ff 14, uncharted 4, injustice remastered... I could keep going and going if ud like, there was a huge amount of original IP's shown today
hakeem0996  +   611d ago
says everyone who purchased all the god of war collection ,shadow of the colossus remake ,kingdoms heart remake ,rachet and clink collection etc .
FriedGoat  +   611d ago
I may eb buying The last of us Remastered, but i never tried to justify a good e3 because of remakes. UNTIL NOW, OMG GRIM FANGDANGO.
zeee  +   611d ago
I think this year MS E3 conference was much better than E3 2013 which was an absolute disaster so anything compared to last year would have been better.

Positive thing is that they showed games and that's exactly what you need BUT, what I noticed that they showed a number of third party software and not a lot of exclusives. Who knows what Sony are going to show tonight but I don't think that MS has put a show that will put Sony in a difficult position.

A good thing is that they didn't talk about TV or Kinect. They talked about games and THAT Is what is needed for the good of the industry and gamers of course.
Sitdown  +   611d ago
They talked about games last year... Outside ioff the price, what did they do wrong concerning last year's E3?
LordMaim  +   611d ago
Maybe I'll buy one for Crackdown when it comes out, but that's not going to be until "2015 and beyond" according to Spencer. Not much that makes me want to buy in before their next round of price drops. The Halo collection is pretty sweet though, if I didn't already have them all.
Fixay  +   611d ago
Cheap Kinectless xbox? Are you kidding me lol

I own a PS4 which is roughly if not the same price as the Kinectless xbox, but dam it is not cheap!

I will be picking up an XBOX during November when the chiefs master collection launches! Can't wait for that

But yeah at the moment prices are for from cheap, but reasonable considering the spec you get
JasonKCK  +   611d ago
I admit the show was non stop games. Half the show was games coming out this year. Phantom Dust is what makes me want to buy an X1. That was the highlight of the show for me.
3-4-5  +   611d ago
$60 Halo Collection + $400 Kinect-less XB1 = Win.

I want one now and I was almost 90% set on getting a PS4.

Kind of easier since I had an og xbox + 360, but I was still leaning towards the PS4.

Now I'm leaning towards an XB1.
Teddy-Duchamp  +   611d ago
Could uncharted 4 sway you back to ps4 ?

Lol, Just messing fella.
Im sure the day will come, when they'll both be affordable to own together, for most gamers.
If we want!

Rules are: just enjoy whichever one you purchase.
dboyc310  +   611d ago
With exclusive Dlc and multiplatform games??? Lol at the end of the day it's just personal preference I guess. I would see why someone that loved halo would jump on the Xbox one now that it has a cheap price point.
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Robearboy  +   611d ago
from what I saw, there were Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5, project Spark, FH2, Phantom dust, the platinum games exclusive, Super duper dead rising 3 extra alpha papa tango ex plus alpha, halo 1-4 refurbs, Crackdown 3 - that is a little more that Multiplats and DLC
MysticStrummer  +   611d ago
Most of those were either known about already or everyone knew they were coming eventually. There was very little new stuff to be seen, and CGI doesn't have nearly the same impact as gameplay or even in-engine cutscenes.

Remember, some of those games were shown early supposedly to make room for exciting new stuff.

To each his own, but I saw nothing that would make me want an XB1 anytime soon and I honestly expected to see just that.
dboyc310  +   611d ago
Not saying it was a bad showing or anything I'm just saying that they didn't show anything that would convince someone miraculously to get an Xbox one. The case is that you were either already planning to get one regardless.
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firelogic  +   611d ago
Your list consists of 5 Halo games, a CG trailer for Phantom Dust (which means you're hyping something you have no info on). A CG trailer for Scalebound (which means you're hyping something you have no info on), a piece of DLC, and a CG trailer for Crackdown (which means you're hyping something you have no info on).

Project Spark doesn't even register cuz it's a UGC "game."

They didn't show anything of substance in terms of exclusives outside of Sunset Overdrive.

Phantom Dust, Scalebound, and Crackdown could all be phenomenal games but as of right now, zero gameplay.

You guys should be experienced enough not to get hyped over a CG trailer.
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DevilOgreFish  +   611d ago
"With exclusive Dlc and multiplatform games???"

you don't know what you're even talking about. Forza horizon 2, Quantum break, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, crack down 3, and sunset overdrive aren't even...ffforget it i'll just agree with your smart conclusion.
SpideySpeakz  +   611d ago
Quantum break wasn't even shown, Phantom dust, scalebound, Crackdown and Halo 5 are all CGI. The only exciting thing they shown was Inside, and Overdrive.
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firelogic  +   611d ago
Yeah you keep bringing up that list of games but outside of sunset overdrive, you have no idea what the games even look like or play like.

10/10 conference filled with cg trailers and timed exclusive dlc. MS rocked it!
Bennibop  +   611d ago
I would hold deciding until everyone has shown there cards! If you have already decide you were always going to buy an x1. All I seen during presentation were multiplies and cgi trailers!
tigertron  +   611d ago
The Master Chief collection closed the deal for me a long with the Halo 5 beta. Looking forward to it. :)
avengers1978  +   611d ago
If your that into Halo, wouldn't you have always been planning on getting an XB1, or already have one.
tigertron  +   611d ago
I was planning to get one next year for Halo 5, but now I'm getting one this year for the Master Chief Collection.
Mrtemper  +   611d ago
Why are there disagrees on this comment? Smh
Porcelain_Chicken  +   611d ago
Because The Master Chief collection DIDN'T close the deal for him! DUH! lol jk.

Personally i was hoping for a few Megaton announcements. It let me down a few times like opening up with the yearly CoD sprinkled with timed exclusive dlc. Followed by 4 multiplats!!! And like others have said too much cgi. I gotta give them props though, Phil said games and we got? Games. No Tv bs. No excuses or PR bumbling. The man kept his word. All in all it was a pretty decent show in my honest opinion.

I'm kinda shocked because The Master Chief collection seems like the highlight for most people. The HD collection was the highlight... Like i said it was NOT a bad show, and i'm definitely considering an Xbone now but it isn't a must-have for me yet.

The ball is in your court Sony, permission to blow us away.
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Flutterby  +   611d ago
Why are there agrees then? If you can't disagree you can't agree either right?
BlackTar187  +   611d ago
Yea TBH if you're a huge halo fan i fail to see how them showing Halo would do anything for you?

if you're a huge fan then you have a 100% chance halo is on Xbox one i fail to see how that could sway a huge halo fan since the series showing up was always 100% guarnteed
Fixay  +   611d ago
Same here! Halo 3 is the game I'm looking forward to playing online the most, despite it not being a complete overhaul it was one of my favourites on the X360.

Hopefully by November I'll be able to pick a nice bundle deal up
Veni Vidi Vici  +   611d ago
Um, I really don't get why people are so excited about being sold games they already own. I'd be excited if I didn't own those Halo games but most people that had an Xbox 360 already own them.

It's a marketing scam, IMO. We'll sell you stuff you already own but it's "shiny" and all together.
tigertron  +   611d ago
"I really don't get why people are so excited about being sold games they already own."

You raise a good point, but better graphics, better resolution, better frame rate and dedicated servers for a smoother online experience makes it a worthwhile purchase for fans, especially as the games are great. I'm sure many will love to replay Halo 2's multiplayer with a fresh lick of paint.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   611d ago

I guess having dedicated servers is a pretty good incentive. The other stuff doesn't sell me, though.
HaveAsandwich  +   611d ago
Didn't convince me, but i'll probably buy one for halo and gears.
Ninver  +   611d ago
is that all you dudebro basement dwellers play? how sad.
HaveAsandwich  +   611d ago
well, that's all they have that interests me in the least, right now. so...
RiPPn  +   611d ago
It hasn't change to many peoples opinion, Xbox One only moved up a couple spots on the Amazon bestseller list.
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truefan1  +   611d ago
Why would you order a console when you can just go buy it. I would never order a console online, unless that was the only way to get it. It was a strong showing, not exceptional, but strong. I think MSFT did it's job this E3, because they managed to have a show without much Halo 5, no Quantum Break, and no Gears. Plus 3 solid exclusives coming in September, October, and November. That Halo Collection is EXCEPTIONAL for $60.
torchic  +   611d ago
you were hyping this conference up for weeks and it didn't live up to the hype. how do you feel?
DigitalRaptor  +   611d ago

Looking at your flip-flopping and excuses, I'm always left wondering what your excuse will be tomorrow. Amazon's best-seller and wish-lists have been consistent and representative of the current gulf in sales between the two consoles for months. Nothing has really changed there.

This was a pretty underwhelming conference, especially when you were continually going on about DX12, cloud and talk of MS "going NUCLEAR" with games, games, games that would ensure their "win". Honestly, what happened to that? Bet you didn't expect 90% of the games to be multiplatform, did you? If they took out all the multiplats, their conference would've been close to 30 minutes long.

The Master Chief Collection is superb value though.
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cee773  +   611d ago

I can think of at least 3 off the top of my head.

Tax free = over $20 instant savings depending where you live.

Free shipping or free 2 day shipping (prime members)

cheaper games new and used.
Porcelain_Chicken  +   611d ago
"Why would you order a console when you can just go buy it."

O_- You do realise you BUY a console online too right? Also why? Because you can.
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ape007  +   611d ago
fantastic show
Speak_da_Truth  +   611d ago
I'm sorry the conference was good but nothing exceptional
DigitalRaptor  +   611d ago
The thing is, if we were all blind delusional fanboys, we'd all be calling Microsoft's conference trash. But it simply wasn't.

It was a GOOD conference that leaned far, far too heavily on multiplatform titles and was nothing like it was hyped up to be. Still, it shows that they are heading in a good direction - not a strong enough of a showing to push them past PS4 at any rate, but they'll do just fine since they are putting the majority of their cards on Halo.
Spotie  +   611d ago
We'd all be calling it trash or amazing, you mean.

It was an alright show, but I agree with most people who say they needed to do more than alright. A show full of multiplats, games we already knew about, and CG trailers just isn't enough.

Who were they trying to sell their console to? People that don't have one, or people that ALREADY have one? Seems like it was, decidedly, aimed more at the latter than the former. Not really gonna move too many more consoles with what they showed today.
lonelyplayer  +   611d ago
I'd get one for sunset overdrive and scalebound.
ltachiUchiha  +   611d ago
This e3 didn't change my mind at all, but I still would love to play QB. Thats the only game I want from XB1.

Edit: Sunset Overdrive looks cool too but im more interested in QB.
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corvusmd  +   611d ago
The fear is crazy today...tons of great news, just go enjoy is Gamer Christmas, stop trolling everything just cause you don't WANT it to be successful.

No one is asking you to pick a favorite, you can like them all! I don't understand the hate could you not be excited for everything you've heard? Doesn't seem like gamer speak to me...
Goku781  +   611d ago
That fear is the reality you refuse to believe. The conference was ok at best and thats still being nice. I called it long ago when I made the joke about Halo socks and shows. Recooked Halo games and one Platinum game is all they have to offer after backing out on everyone who bought the original Xbox One with the Kinect for 500 dollars. Im not making fun of those who did, I actually feel sorry for them. I hope it is Christmas for you, but it seems like a cruel April fools joke on all video game players.
stuna1  +   611d ago
Fear of what? I think the only thing that people have a fear of is...that you'll never shut up! Microsoft conference wasn't the worst it could have been, but far from the best it could have been! Especially after all the hype and all the killer exclusives that failed to materialize.

The funny thing is the ones who thought Microsoft was going to have this unbeatable show, are the same ones saying Sony would be the one with nothing to show. They just may be completely right, but even in the event they are, it highly unlikely Sony will have a worse showing. They would practically win by default by demoing Project Morphious, PlayStation Now, Uncharted 4, the Order, Drive Club, Project Beast, Deep Down, news that development of the Last Guardian has moved to PS4 with a release date etc etc etc.
DigitalRaptor  +   611d ago
There is no fear. You are being defensive of what was an underwhelming conference that people are admitting they thought it was. It was NOTHING like the people on here and across the internet were saying it was going to be, especially those listening to Phil Spencer's PR spiel. Like we all know, MS talks the talk, but they did not walk the walk here, to match their voice.

The vast majority was multiplatform. The direct competition will have those games and they will run and look better. The exclusive games they showed we already knew about, and aside from the little gameplay we saw, the rest was CGI, and likely not arriving until 2016.

The Conker stuff was a flaccid tease.

Just admit that it was an underwhelming conference based on what it was hyped up to be with all the talk of MEGATONS, DX12, cloud etc. It was a 7/10 in my books. Would've been higher with less multiplats, more NEW exclusives, more gameplay and more than one semi-megaton.

They did a good job, what they didn't do is sell me and didn't perform as expected. If Sony or Nintendo has a similar conference i will say the same thing, but frankly, I can't see them having a worse conference than MS.
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MysticStrummer  +   611d ago
A difference of opinion labeled as fear, trolling, and hate, all in one comment.

Classic N4G.
Starbucks_Fan  +   611d ago
I feel like if you really enjoy Halo, you gotta have a Xbox One.

As a huge fan since 2, I would have bought a X1 had I not gotten it already.
OrangePowerz  +   611d ago
Still no intentions, I would really like the Halo Collection and Ori, but that's not enough of a reason for me to buy One.
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Silly gameAr  +   611d ago
Not convinced yet. I'll have to see how Gears is shaping up first I think.
chaosx  +   611d ago
I felt happy that they focused on what was coming in 2014 , it was looking pretty grim after most of the games i was looking forward too got pushed back.

Nice selection of games to keep most happy .
mcstorm  +   611d ago
For me its all about Forza Horizon 2 and halo collection. Glad I picked up a Xbox one though and also glad Phil is now in charge. It was nice to see him not slag off Sony or Nintendo and good to see the Xbox getting a wide selection of games. Should be an interesting end to the year as I think the Xbox one sales will start to pickup now.
HyperBear  +   611d ago
I know I shouldn't say this, and I'm also a PlayStation gamer myself, but even though most of what was shown were 3rd-party games...being able to see a lot of Halo stuff, showing Conker (:D), announcing CrackDown and announcing an exclusive P* game, they still convinced me to buy an Xbox One.

Now, I think we can all agree that Microsoft's conference was not the worst of E3! (lookin' at you EA, what the hell??)
InTheLab  +   611d ago
Same here man. Def picking up an X1 here in a few weeks. The games they have down the pipes for this year look pretty good and I've always been a fan of Crackdown. The Halo collection looks good. Insomniac seems to have returned to 2009 Insomniac. If those games stay on the books for 2014, I can't see how anyone isn't impressed with this year's Xbox E3...
Summons75  +   611d ago
5 Halo's still isn't enough, I was disappointed they didn't show anything new. Decent show, disappointing announcements
JBSleek  +   611d ago
So when they announced Scalebound and Phantom Dust where were you? Or does that not mean new to you?

"We'll see how they turn out next year or the year after. CG doesn't tell you anything."

Now your changing the debate, I thought this was just about announcing something new. You wanted them to announce more but even if they did they would likely be CG due to them being a long way off so you would still fault them for that.
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LordMaim  +   611d ago
We'll see how they turn out next year or the year after. CG doesn't tell you anything.
Summons75  +   611d ago
Phantom Dust we knew about so that was nothing special and Scalebound had ZERO gameplay, it looks interesting and it's Platinum Games so it should be good but No Gameplay = Nothing special (yet).
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AutoCad  +   611d ago
indeed,hopefully sony can do to me what it did to you..

i wanna see games i can play this year and not in the next 2.
NatureOfLogic_  +   611d ago
As a PS fan, MS really let me down. I expected more from them honestly.
Manic2014  +   611d ago
Overall good show but underwhelming in the exclusives department and too many multiplats. also i think the Leaks from insiders kinda ruined the surprises.
nope111  +   611d ago
I was impressed. Halo 2 anniversary with the original MP intact is amazing.

INSIDE and Ori and the Blind Forest were also amazing.
Nemesis4567  +   611d ago
The Xbox E3 conference was a very good conference compared to its previous conferences. With that being said, that isn't that much. I only hope they keep this mindset, and continue to go in this direction. I have a PS4, and I still will hold out on an xbox one, until I see more things worth grabbing my attention. So far Phantom Dust is the only thing, but that's just me.
Yo Mama  +   611d ago
Wow, some of you are quite easily impressed. M$ showed a lot of multiplatform games. Some with timed dlc exclusivity. And a few exclusive games that looked ok. Nothing spectacular. Sunset Overdrive looks like a cross between Dead Rising, Jet Set Radio and Infamous. The guy even has a denim vest like Delsin.

And that Dragonscale game is confusing. It has dragons..then the knight puts on music headphones.... and that enables him to wear another set of armor? What does music have to do with dragons? Just weird to me.
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memots  +   611d ago
Problem is that it feels like the article was written and his mind was made up way before the presentation.

We all knew that we would get lots of good reveals so its easy to see how this must have been written previously.
matgrowcott  +   611d ago
Yeah, that didn't happen. I have the chat logs of his pitch if that would make you feel better?
memots  +   611d ago
actually it doesn't.
TheHardware  +   611d ago
The conference was and my brother were on the phone and our excitement level went from 90 to 10.

he owns a XB1, and I was contemplating ....but I doubt it, I Love halo, but not getting it just for 1 game plus live...naahh
Yo Mama  +   611d ago
Wow, some of you are quite easily impressed. M$ showed a ton of multiplatform games. Some with timed dlc exclusivity. And a few exclusive games that looked ok. Nothing spectacular. Sunset Overdrive looks like a cross between Dead Rising, Jet Set Radio and Infamous. The guy even has a denim vest like Delsin.

And that Scalebound game is confusing. It has dragons..then the knight puts on music headphones.... and that enables him to wear another set of armor? What does music have to do with dragons? Just weird to me.
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Provolone24  +   611d ago
Solid conference, but nothing groundbreaking. Idk about you guys, but I just want new IPs. Microsoft's usual dose of Halo, Fable, and Forza was unsurprisingly strong, which is fine for those who are fans. Games like Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break are what we want, though. And Scalebound looks like a great new IP, but third-party exclusives tend not to stay exclusive so I'm not exactly rushing out to buy one just yet. The good thing is: Microsoft is on the right track. I mean, at least they aren't showing Kinect games and paying Usher to dance around on stage anymore...

It's a start!
AnotherGamer117  +   611d ago
I watched the Microsoft E3 show and I read that article above. I must be in the minority when I say that I wasn't all that impressed.

I am intrigued about Halo series being in one platform/game and Sunset Overdrive but the rest didn't really wow me (referring to MS Exclusives).

Not enough to run out and buy a Xbox. I will wait and see if those games really live up to the hype being displayed first.

I have been burned too many times by hype - no longer will I be the "first" to get the game/console. It has served my pocketbook at whole lot better to just wait and see...
jessupj  +   611d ago
You're definitely not in the minority. Judging from the comments around the net the general consensus is that the MS conference was solid, but underwhelming.

You also might notice the usual suspects are a little on the defensive side.

The thing is, MS needed to have an AMAZING show to trun back sales, but it was just ok.
kantenkopf  +   611d ago
Too much CGI Trailers, still cloud stuff that forces you to have a good internet connection (Crackdown). Too much cartoon games. Sunset Overdrive is just a cheap copy of InFamous with recycled Tony Hawk grinding animations.

And the biggest outrage for me was Platinum Games. How dare they to just so brutally obvious copy DmC. Mixing up Dante (new + old) and Nero and call it their own idea. Even for that Scalebound should receive no reviews at all. They should be sued for copyright infringement. First stealing the gameplay via Bayonetta, now stealing even the main characters with Scalebound.

Besides that I have to say, that from the perspective of features and usability Xbox One is better than PS4. In terms of games and raw power, Sony is unbeaten. But it is going to be a close battle in the upcoming years, even though Sony took the lead for now, Microsoft and Xbox are heading in the right direction.
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