VG247: Speaking to VG247 ahead of Microsoft’s E3 conferences tonight and tomorrow, insiders are pointing towards big surprises and leak paranoia.
Microsoft doesnt want people to know what Natal really is. I can smell their fear.
I'm almost afraid to ask, as the simple gatekeeper of newsflow on N4G tonight, but... What? Edit: Uh, okay then. (Awkward silence) What does love smell like? :D
Lol I was just joking.
Fang blade ..... just lay it to rest man
LOL, Fangblade, thank you for the laugh. Microsoft is cowering in fear of ... Killzone 3? What a simpleton. Better not see you around saying you're not a fanboy.
A lot of the MS sycophant fanboys around here would rather defend the honor of their favorite gaming console (and so they did with HD-DVD before that finally was laid to rest) to the death than their own mothers. And that translates to a lot of bad-mouthing and ganging up and "debubbling" of people around here. If they ever see you on the street, they'll squirt some Clearasil in your eyes, kick you in the nuts, run back to the house, and THEN continue to talk sh*t from the comfort of their computer monitor. Edit: Uh Oh, I guess I'm now the Whistle Blower. Watch them start an agenda against me now. Be gentle kids.
Just take a look @ news. Is anyone talking or getting excited about Move these days? The reason people is not is, as hard as it might sound, it's essentially a Wii in HD, without Nintendo's Charm for the casuals. On the other hand, Microsoft is betting high on Natal and probably an xbox 360 rebrand and redesign. Surprise factor is a major plus in these kind of announcements and MS has all the eyes on them, it's the perfect time to take advantage of it.
Yet if I go into any Killzone 3 thread and say that it looks like Killzone 2, that it'll never be what Halo is, and then cleverly pull the comment and stealth edit in "I kid, I kid", you mean to tell me that "Sony sycophant fanboys" won't do the same damn thing? You hypocrite. Fanboys do stupid things, on both sides. But you can continue to pretend that they only exist on the other side right? See no evil, hear no evil, that sort of thing?
They are so scared that they will air it on MTV, Time Square, Spike TV, Nick at Nite, mtvU, MTV Hits, and Logo
Just because they have "faith" in their product doesn`t mean gamers will. Also, what do you expect them to do. They`ve gone to far with this "NATAL IS THE FUTURE" they can`t really turn back. All the speculation will end soon don`t worry. At this point all they`ve shown is ALOT of red balls, so I wouldn`t get to excited, yet anyways.
I'm so excited for all the press conferences...but I have to admit, Microsoft has me the most excited for the simple fact that I have no idea what to expect from them. They should have their conference locked down tight..heck, everyone should have their conference locked down tight to preserve the shock value. @N4PS3G- Bubbles + @Omega4 and N4PS3Fanboys- I agree. With this much publicity, there HAS to be something HUGE. Much bigger than Natal even.
M$ really knows how to throw a party...What the heck are they gonna show??? Times Square...Spike...MTV...that must of cost a fortune...
The E3 conference won't be on Natal that much so i doubt it will be about that. MS has something MASSIVE coming, they wouldn't be showing it in Time Square otherwise.
best not to get yourself too hyped up. i expect nothing from the conference. that way if its rubbish i wont be pi$$ed off, and if its amazing megaton i'll be even happier
When is the natal press conference sunday or monday night pst? And was it going to be broadcasted or closed door.
lmao. Microsoft throws all hype and no substance.
Then why is the Natal conference airing on every MTV owned network on television?
Microsoft owns a chunk of viacom shares?
Relax kids. If there are hiding sometime. it will soon be revealed to all and Natal will truly fail like you have been predicting. I, on the other hand, am very excited to see what M$ has been able to achieve over the past year. Judging from the red ball game, they have been working on all aspects on Natal. I expect the hate to continue after all the new demo's and what not, it is what you guy were born to do. I expect all your new hate statements to start with the word "But". M$ will show some impressive tech with this thing, no doubt about that.
I am glad that MS is so secretive about NATAL because it has me on the tip of my toes. Also I am glad that MS choose to demo the redeball game cause it a very fast game and in required you whole body to play - if MS can master the redball game to the T then the other games should just be with minnimal lag.
God, can't the teenagers just cool it for a few days? We can expect great things from Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. If there was one time to put down the fanboy banner now is it. This is the time to be excited for what's to come. Not Natal will flop or Move is a Wii HD or Nintendo only caters to non-gamers. The pessimists need to shut-up and put their keyboards away for a few days and relax. It's time for gamers to rejoice and be excited for games on all platforms, not some teenager who's never had a date in his life and the closet thing he has to romance is when his system warms up.
I highly doubt that ffs.
Obviously they want to maintain the shock factor of their announcements
“locked down tighter than nuclear go codes” thats pathetic 1. its a bloody game convention 2. its bloody Microsoft
Don't take things so literal next time.
They wanna filter out all the BAM moments before it airs and there will be allot of em.
On either Xbox.com or Majornelson.com
I just hope they provide some actual information on actual games (that use buttons)
sony first party studios what they are working on gets leaked eventually, people want to know about sony games so bad, everything gets leaked. its impossible to know what third party games microsoft has.
Is not leaked, is officialy announced by the developers and Sony, which is different. Looks like you don't know what are the differences between announced and leaked.
They really don't want their sales figures leaked huh? That would blow what they spend 98% of their conference time talking about.
Did you even watch the press conference last year? I don't think they even spent a minute talking about sales figures.
Sony spends a good deal of time talking about sales figures as well, especially at E3, so I don't understand your logic.
No, not "as well".....MS spends ZERO TIME talking about sales #s at E3. Sony and Nintendo spend MOST of their conferences on sales #s and stroking their massive egos....MS is all about the games and the "show".
"We are pleased to announce that the once Sony exclusive game, (INSERT EXCLUSIVE)will be coming to the XBOX 360" This yr will be more fan boyish than ever, I can sense it lol
Where is that line? I don't see it.
lol aah common it was a joke
It like exponential growth. LOL.
I want to be surprised at E3. I can understand a bit of jealousy from other company fanboys who already had most of their items announced and will be forced to listen to 3-D pitches and Move pitches. I am happy with Microsoft for the way they are doing their E3 this year. With all the press they have rented and media they have bought, I am expecting them to announce some big things. It's going to be huge. Slim 360, price cuts, Natal price, games and I'm gonna guess Portable Xbox with XBL support and Halo, Gears as launch titles. Imagine a Portable Xbox, it would appeal to hardcore fans and Microsoft could do it and support it right.
Like how cool would that be, imagine Halo, Gears, fable such blockbuster titles in your hand everywhere you go. Im telling you if Microsoft announces this, E3 is done, over, finish, like theyd make everyone a complete fool thinking theyd be able to match that. C'mon Microsoft you got to reveal this, I CANT WAIT TO GET RRoD ON THE GO!!!
I am also super execited as you for a hand held from MS. Can you imagine playing Shadow complex and also live on the go.
They've done a wonderful job keeping their E3 offerings tight lipped. They went though great lengths to anything from being leaked this year. Microsoft wants the maximum Shock And Awe possible. Major Nelson said Microsoft won't even clue him in about anything related to Natal or the world premiere at the Galen Center on XBL http://s93883215.onlinehome... http://media.photobucket.co... Makes you wonder if the re-branding of the 360 and the claim by Microsoft saying that Natal will be marketed as the rebirth of the 360; is a sign that they will also announce the 360 slim tonight with all the security surrounding the event tonight. Makes sense do the new hardware tonight and the games and more details at the press conference. Predictions: -Natal Price -Natal's Name -360 Redesign announcement -Natal Launch Tittles -Future Natal games -Compatible standard games that use Natal -Announcement of compatible Motion Wand and Sub controller -Shows new games that use both Full Body motion and Motion Wand at the same time. -Bundles -Possible other accessories -Announces PC will be able to use Natal with firmware update. -Announces new developer interest and vision -Announces New partnerships with parties outside gaming. -Shows off new dashboard capabilities
Well its hard to leak third party games espcially if they are alrdy announced.
I agre with almost everything you said, except for the wand. I do thing they will have a mini sub-controller with a and at most 2 more buttons. They have no need for a wand as Natal is 100% a 3D camera. The sub-controller will mostly be for moving around on screen and shooting. Everything else you listed is what I expect from M$ at E3.
VG247 seem to have an awful lot of "sources".
Pat's a popular man.
I didn't mean that. Sigh. Apparently you didn't see the meaning of my message.
so its time to wait for a gaming journo ninja to blog while being invisible.
I got a bad feeling abut this.I mean there locked and tighter.Maybe there hiding something more dangerous and better than Natal.The somting tat cud affect the ps3 morale.
I would like to hear more about Microsoft’s first party development plans. Like what’s up with Rare’s new look and logos? And what the newer studios like Spawnpoint and Firebird are up to? Natal will obviously be interesting. Name, price, release date and of course software. I’m really hopeful that there will be something there for the core gamer. A good RTS would be a great start, but I’m ready to be surprised. As for what the big shock announcement could be? If I had to guess, I think the acquisition or exclusive partnership of a third party studio would not be out of the question.
That check goes to Viacom boys.
you can see it comming a mile away.The future is almost here.PS Fans get Ready.This is it ,Sony had a good run but now you going to see why Sony is the one that is Shaking in there Boots Not Microsoft.Face it Microsoft is too Powerful.Sony has met her Match this //////////gen.
As someone with slightly more knowledge than the average fanboy, I'll only say one thing. Good luck. :)
Im not running out to buy one of those things. With the wii its a standard ps3 and xbox are optional. When they offer me these devices included with my console ill use it. I already have all 3 consoles so therfore for now the wii does the job. Later I will buy these add ons only if it makes me feel like im missing something. But for now I stick to the controller that came included. If it was free ill take all of them but I have better things to do with 100-150 dollars
Well...I'm officially excited. E3 is like Christmas!
oh please. They are airing it in a STAGED enviroment surronded my employees while Sony is putting move in Best Buy stores all across Los Angeles for people to try out themselves in a enviroment that is not controlled by celebrities.
haha I can't wait for the hype bubble to pop
LMAO, oh wait.. you werent joking?
Do we ever know what Microsoft's going to show at E3? It's ALWAYS locked down. What strikes me is how MS being tight-lipped is potential to be a "totally awwsome show!11!!!" while Nintendo being tight-lipped is.... well... not even news, as you can tell.
I want to see more on that game creator they showed last year, the one where they had that little girl create a game in ten minutes. I haven't seen anything else on it since then.
Milo its suppose to be shown at E3 from what i heard.
I'm pretty sure you're talking about Kodu Game Lab. If so, that was released a LONG time ago. You can get it on Xbox Live Indie games for 400 points. http://marketplace.xbox.com...
Is that really it, I didn't think it was an indie game. Strange they would showcase a indie game at E3 like they did. Have you used it all? If so is it any good?
I was waiting for you. "Ivan Drago IV 20h ago I own.. a PS3/360 and i have absoulutly 0 interest in Natal. I do however have great interest in Move. Not because im a sony fanboy (which i am) but because move looks a lot more practical and fun. It looks like its going to be a blast to play mini games and sports game and im dying to play Socom 4 on it. Natal looks pointless to me. I will literally be at gamestop the day during E3 when Sony announces move is avaliable for pre order and i will pre order a move package with a game, controller and eye toy day 1 #5Agree(3) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply" Look folks" "I own.. a PS3/360 and i have absoulutly 0 interest in Natal." Yet your comments are in every Natal article you can find which many of them are reported as trolling. Just look at your post history you show great interest/worry/frustration/ang er/fear. Most of your comments are in Natal articles going back days.
I highly doubt they are locked down worse then what Government Nuclear Missile go codes are.
lol,...I'm just gonna wait til E3. ^_^
Cool, can't wait, going to watch it live.
If Natal fails, its going to do to the 360 what sega cd did to the genesis. Thats my honest belief considering xbox360 is almost completely dependent on third party publishers. If natal doesn't get continuous 3rd party support, it may end up like the ps3 in its first 2 years. The only difference is that microsoft can't support its on hardware and weather the storm like Sony pulled off. Like I said before this is like the biggest gamble since the sega cd and for microsoft, failure is not an option