Submitted by intoxica 1787d ago | article

What Is Microsoft’s Massive Surprise Announcement ?

ThumbPad.com.au Writes: Microsoft is well known for pulling something big out their virtual ass at E3 events; last year blowing us away with their Project Natal announcement. The question remains 'What could they possibly do this time to get the gaming community pumped for the next 12 months? (E3, Microsoft, natal, Project Natal, Xbox 360)

Bumpmapping  +   1787d ago
Halo 4 and timed exclusive DLC.
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Michael-Jackson  +   1787d ago
not trolling.
NO BUNGIE NO GOOD, just saying as a possibility.

more timed exclusive crap? you can bet on it.
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Iamback  +   1787d ago
That they are leaving gaming industry
mittwaffen  +   1787d ago
Why would you even say that?

Less competition = You get screwed out of more money down the road.

Fool, competition is a great thing for gaming.
Blacktric  +   1787d ago
Natal being 149 pounds?
ElementX  +   1787d ago
I wish I were 149 pounds.
Hellsvacancy  +   1787d ago
U wish its £149? id b wishin it was cheaper by at least half that price
morventhus  +   1787d ago
Blacktric  +   1787d ago
I'm not trolling about its price. Just saying if Microsoft really wants to confront Wii and Move they really really need to lower that price (if it's the real price that is). Move and Sub Controller bundled with Eye Toy will cost less then 99 dollars according to Sony. Natal costs around 200 dollars according to Game. Do the math for the new buyers and existing system owners. If they bundle Natal with 360 Arcade then sell it for 299, Sony can do the same for 350-399 dollars with PS3 250 Gig. If they use 120 gig instead of 250 price will be around 300-350. So it'll be a bargain considering the size of HDD, included Wi-fi and free online. You'll need to buy these for extra price if you are a new 360 user.
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leeger  +   1787d ago
go play natal and you will be 149 pounds soon.
ElementX  +   1787d ago
I might see what this rumored bundle announcement at E3 is about. Actually 149 pounds would be anorexic looking for me. 175 would be good :)
Inside_out  +   1787d ago
M$ Brilliance...
Microsoft has really done a great job building suspense this year. Every 360 article has created alot of questions...

Microsoft signed a deal with LG for a 3D bundle back in April/May....Hmmmm...That would surprise a few people if it releases soon, like in July here...

How about Natal goes on sale in July...That would be incredible, all tho highly unlikely...

Insomniac has a timed exclusive with M$ for there gritty time travelling warfare game...

A killer App for Natal...that is available to the millions of PC gamers and casuals around the world...This one may actual be true. Fable is Natal friendly and is gonna be available on PC...Fable 2 was not...Hmmmm...

Hideo has an exclusive Natal Game...

Hideo and Konami announce MGS5 for the 360 and its a time exclusive...

New 360 slim comes with a built in blu-ray player....

XBL will be FREE to platinum holders with a Gold still costing $5 a month...matches PS3...
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KiRBY3000  +   1787d ago
MGS5 = Peace Walker and its a Playstation exclusive (PSP) just sayin'...

funny tho when even 360 fanboys wet dreams are about "time exclusive" stuff. seriously, thats the best you expect from MS? kinda pathetic. and 360 slim with built in bluray, really? why do you like xbox or microsoft so much? you sound like you want a playstation.
mittwaffen  +   1787d ago
Peacewalker isnt MGS5....
Its a PSP MGS..doesnt have shit on MGS4.

MGS5 will be like 1,2,3,4 not a knockoff.
KiRBY3000  +   1787d ago
i agree with you, but Kojima consider Peace Walker to be MGS5. look it up.
tinybigman  +   1787d ago
Hey mitt
Kojima himself said he considers Peace Walker the true sequel to MGS4 since it actually follows the story of Snake Eater ten years later. like someone else said look it up.
mittwaffen  +   1786d ago
Did he?
Thats pretty sad, i've seen the game and have been following it like crazy.

Its a sad feat to say that MGS5; it feels like a mix between the turn based MSG on PSP and MGS3. Nothing amazing that the other console MGS games pushed when they came out.

MGS5 isnt peace walker IMO, PSP limits what can be done with such an amazing genre via limiting controls.
tinybigman  +   1787d ago
it's probably
to the tell they secured FF13vs for multiplatform release. this wouldn't surprise me since at all since SE hasn't kept their word since the start of this gen. i'll still get the game for ps3 but i can definitely give up on the idea of them actually using the ps3 to its fullest.
Delta  +   1787d ago
Black ops timed exclusive DLC. How much you wanna bet?
Bumpmapping  +   1787d ago
LOL most likely :)
banproofDocSony   1787d ago | Spam
LordMarius  +   1787d ago
Microsoft.... Massive.....

....sounds like Gabe Newell to me

Yep, but its the first thing that came to my head :)
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Delta  +   1787d ago
That was a bad Fat joke.
Barbapapa  +   1787d ago
still made me lol :D
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1787d ago
Hm...they ARE good at janking stuff.

It'll be interesting.
intoxica  +   1787d ago
It's always the way with all the game companies getting the hype train in motion. Will be interesting thats for sure
KILLERAPP  +   1787d ago
We don’t have to wait much longer only hours away…
intoxica  +   1787d ago
When and what time does it kickoff?
B-Real206  +   1787d ago
7pm pacific time
Focker420  +   1787d ago
Kingdom Come  +   1787d ago
Natal is Microsofts baby at the moment, for them to claim the upcoming Announcments would have to be HUGE for Microsoft to regard it as bigger than Natal...
Looking forward to what they have in store for E3. That and Gears of War 3 Gameplay Baby!
ATLGAMER  +   1787d ago
Will have the same gameplay it had the last two games..its the multiplayer you should worry about
Kingdom Come  +   1787d ago
I'm not worried about anything when it comes to Gears of War 3, it's my favourite franchise, I was stating that I am looking forward to seeing it, that is all. And I have no worries about the multiplayer because the seconds was fine as long as you have skill, and I has lots of it...
Lirky  +   1787d ago
Probably a franchise that wasnt theirs to begin with. Since they like to take from others.
intoxica  +   1787d ago
Could be, would be great to see something new fresh and kick ass. Rather then the say old game rehashed over and over again.
SDF Repellent  +   1787d ago
Here are some of the possibilities..
1. Natal will incorporate 3D without the need of glasses. See IGN recent article.

2. Something with Windows Mobile 7 and Xbox Live, portable xbox maybe?

7. Xbox Slim is the Xbox 720.
intoxica  +   1787d ago
3D glasses is a good one since it was announced the other day. I'd hate to think how much that would cost though.
DaBadGuy  +   1787d ago
After MGS Rising at last years Microsoft conference, IDK what the hell to expect, but I expect to yell Holy Shit out loud like I did last year when Kojima trotted onto the green stage. Goddamn I'm excited, one more day. I'm more excited than I was last year, this year IDK why but it's been all I've been thinking about. I burned off a couple vacation days and am staying home to watch E3 and relax for a couple days before I go back to the grind next Monday, I'm REALLY looking forward to it.
ATLGAMER  +   1787d ago
Rising....was not that big of announcement and from what we seen with Kojima steeping away from the game I wouldnt be so happy
II Necroplasm II  +   1787d ago
New avatar clothes!!!
Crusade  +   1787d ago
Something that makes the PS3 experience worse without really adding anything to the 360 experience. You know, the usual.
wazzim  +   1787d ago
that made me lol since it's so true.

It worked out with Windows (VS Mac) so they are trying the same in the game industry.
benny o klaatt  +   1787d ago
Win 7 desktop control through the 360 using Natal with hand gestures? That could be quite fancy
xg-ei8ht  +   1787d ago
They are quitting the games industry?
Greek God  +   1787d ago
I Want to see Rising gameplay
Demon5500  +   1787d ago
1)$150usd Wave + =360/natal and slim?
2)3D firmware update? new xmb enabled dash?
3)Natal is the 3D controller for wave+?
4)Wave+ is 720?
5)Ms brought two exclusive new first party studio's, May including Squiresoft, and insomniac games?
6)Naughty Dog timed exclusive?
7)New portable xbox device?
8)A cross platform live game that lets psn vs xbox players on live?

Hint 5 of these are real, But which ones.

And just one hint:

It is a surprise to all fanboy's and general all gamers, basically you all will love this.
52pickup  +   1787d ago
Insomniac don't want to be bought,they have said that countless times,they said it again during the mass walk-out at Infinity Ward. Insomniac likes to be the boss and call the shots,that is the reason they won't accept a buy out.

Naughty Dog is a first party studio to Sony,so they won't be making any game for 360.
Demon5500  +   1787d ago

I did say 5 of these were right,
Ms can and have purchasing exclusive titles from some exempt studio's that have been thought unattainable.

And lets make this very clear. This is not a dig at Sony or the ps3.
Any company can be brought if the price is right!

This is a guessing game. enjoy your self's
R2D2  +   1787d ago
If MS bought Insomniac
that would be a WTF moment and the internet would explode.

@ the guy above - money is a very powerful thing and the economy is not what it was. Maybe MS offered Insomiac terms/money that Sony could'nt.

In the end people like me win cause I own both consoles.
Cold 2000  +   1787d ago
The 720 I say, it would explain why they got the MTV and Times Square deal going.
redbadger  +   1787d ago
Insomniac going multiplatform
ChronoJoe  +   1787d ago
If America win the world cup they will put something on something. Y'know, like Sony's 'epic' announcement.

Lets face it, any announcement they have, they're gonna call 'huge'.
TheMutator  +   1787d ago
a nuclear missile powered by red ring of dead
unrealgamer58  +   1787d ago
timed exclusives lol
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ASSASSYN 36o  +   1787d ago
New console.

Yeah I know! Not gonna happen soon. Maybe TGS.
R2D2  +   1787d ago
I agree
Maybe its a selfish wish cause I know alot of people are not in a postion right now to move on to the nexgen but I am the type of guy that loves new tech and alway looking towards the future.

I would really love a hand held from MS that can connet to xbox live and play indie games ect...

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