Baxy-Z have shared their thoughts on Microsoft's E3 2010 conference. They discuss the introduction of Kinect, Gears of War 3 and the show in general.
i think the only part i got excited was the metal gear solid gameplay video
It was terrible.
i am a fan (not boy) of xbox and this press conference was sh**.
The only things that impressed me here was CoD black ops, MGS rising and the new 360. Everything else was terrible.. You could tell most of the presentations where pre rendered...
even if the would have presented a ff7 remake you wouldn't have been interested.......so why even post?
and dachiefsman - not true if MS had shown something absolutely new and amazing, i would have contemplated it (like when they showed Gears in 2005 E3 ( ?)
Agreed. MGSR actually caught my attention. Looks like they reused assets from MGS4 though. You can clearly see the same car and the area looks like Act 1.
Quote of the article "I was also excited by the new Xbox announcement. I will get one for sure. I think it looks really slick, and the built-in Wi-Fi is a nice addition. At the same time, I have the feeling of "Sony did all this four years ago.""
I honestly can say ive never watched any of the e3 conferances live before. I dunno i just used to read the live updates. But for me, what i was seeing was a terribly presented and quite frankly boring in places mess. Halo, gears, mgs and forza. . . All ok , grand. . . but the kinect segment went on far too long with generic games and non-dazzling features and it dragged the rest of the show down with it if im honest, I just cant understand how anyone could say it was a huge success. The sony conferance should be interesting tomorrow as its sure to have a degree of shock and awe and also its going to have the same show and tell aspect with the move as microsoft also had, but how they handle this is going to sum up how well they perform overall. The balls in their court now.
People spent so much time trying to hate on everything at the show it's pitiful! Did anyone even appreciate the fact that ESPN will stream all of their content to gold members at no extra charge? If you like a team but their game isn't showing in your area, you will now be able to see it! Also, this could open up more opportunities to get content! No that's right, it's just more fun to hate on other stuff!
Although ESPN is a nice addition to the console, I bought my Xbox for GAMES not ESPN.
Who fucking cares about ESPN. I but a console to play games! What do you have to show for it? Halo(old and tired) GOW3(old and tired) and a former PS3 exclusive dev Metal Gear. lol! MS has to be the worst game developer the industry has ever seen. No thanks MS I'll stick with Sony/PS3 proudly!
Umm... It's ESPN *MINUS* NFL. Therefore, not even worth it.
kevin butler to cheer me up from this crappy shit motion control crap or atleast some games which dont have movimals or move sports or whatever crap I want HARDCORE games not casual pieces of SH*t which I will get bored of.
It was a pretty boring presentation COD timed exclusive DLC, Gears, Halo, Fable, Kinetic the only part I really liked was the addition of espn. Other then that this was probably the worst showing of microsoft that I've ever seen. After last night I should have saw it coming. Next Year now on to Nintendo and Sony. All you guys have to do is show up and show some fun games and you could easily "win" E3.
Gears and Halo was the only highlights. All else was shockingly poor.
Microsoft doesn't seem to get it. We don't want to see multiplats nor do we want to see timed DLC announcements and Wii rip offs. We want to see games...games and MORE GAMES. They under delivered on an unprecedented scale today. Sony has announced more games before E3 than MS had in their own CONFERENCE. That says a lot to me tbh. So much for "big surprises"
I disagree, I think SONY has just now begun to get it, they were so behind on the online market place, they are still 1 or so yrs behind in how to deliver content. However I do agree on First Party Games, I loooooove UC2 but Gears and Halo esp if your shooter fan are my cup of tea, not just because they are great but because the life of them is extended through great multiplayer which bring me back to ONLINE arena which I think MS still owns
MS wants to sell consoles and looking over at Nintendo they see that casual games work. Nintendo launched a year after 360 and passed them by 33 million. how do you argue with 33million more consoles sold. You must remember this is about money to them, just like Sony and Nintendo. It may be your passion, but in the end a console manufacturer cares about profits first.
That is EXACTLY what MS did. They saw Wii money and how they got it and like MS because its all about shareholders, went in that direction. Make no mistake. Natal will sell huge and most likely will push Xbox360 sales forward, however for us real gamers, what MS is doing is crap.
Last generation the xbox was a failure. Sure they got some market share, but 24 million compared to 140 million plus for PlayStation is ridiculous. How do they justify buying or creating more studios when they just started making a profit. Sony did not gain all their studios overnight. They have had two successful generation to finance new studios. It would be nice to see MS have more studios and games, but how is that going to done when we have some people calling for the closing of the gaming division altogether to raise the stock prices. Sony can goto it shareholders and say we made billions by doing this, MS can't.
they do get it xbox fans never complain they want more games and when somebody point this out they go off subject or call you a fanboi. why should ms put money in new ip when they get over on us by doing nothing this didnt jus now started what happen last e3 multiplats and a few games you knew about b4 e3. people talk like they didnt see this
But havent you noticed certain ardent defenders of something missing in action, its like they all went cave exploring or something. I guess there isnt a better tell on the quality of the conference.
They might still be mourning the MS of the past. Give them a few days... I have money on them coming back Sony reformists. :P
after weeks of saying wait for E3 they have something big to counter all of sony's announcements just to have it blow up in their face like always we won't be seeing the 360 fanboys for awhile.
You might be right there, not many bright spots to cling onto. I'm cheering myself up with the EA conference. Maybe they will show some real games...
I thought it was great, it had slow moments but lets be real some of these guys are corny on all the conferences, some dudes are so corporate and thrown into a FUN mode doesnt make them come off as great, but I loved the content, I like Gears, I like HALO, I liked Kinect and I liked the Xbox slim, Im all for it and will now be getting one depending on SONYs conf tomorrow. SONY likes to throw numbers around a lot it gets old, Ill wait and see I know they have 2 possible new skus lets see what comes of that. If SONY has a Paid service to get cross game chat etc, then Ill go with LIVE any day, dont care for blu ray as I stream all my movies from my PC, and already have a SONY blu ray player anyways for when I do need to use a disc and wifi argument is out. So now its much more of a battle, its good to be a gamer!
Yeah, I doubt you would pick live. PSN is free. the entire time.
Dude it was a poor show for MS. MS just saw dollar signs with the Wii demographics and focused Natal towards them...and it will work for them. Natal will sell huge to the grannies and the likes but honestly? Who in their collective right minds can say that this was a Good E3 for MS from a gamers point of view? Now compare this abortion to what SOny has tommorow and this will be plain as rain. Craptastic E3...Thats the plain truth...unless you are shareholders
This Microsoft's E3 presentation was a dissapoinment.
very bad conefence,i was surprised at how bad it was actually. no new games,multiplatforms and timed exclusive dlc just like how i predicted and people dogged on me saying i will be wrong.
It was a boring conference with a lackluster showing. I guess the 360s they bribed everyone with will be sold or used as paperweights (at least until Winter rolls around so they can use it as a heater) considering the 360 doesn't have any games.
I dunno, I was anxious to see MS flop their conference and stick it in the face of fanboys which is kinda sad, but now i almost pity and feel sorry for em.. Congratulations MS, you messed up soo bad that i cant even enjoy watching you fail >:D
I agree to the max. BUBBLES!
they have about 5 exclusives games?? gears, halo, fable, crackdown and that cryteck game. Is that it!!!!!!!
It appears so. oh yeah and the new N3
kinda sad if you think about it. sony announced weeks building up to e3: little big planet 2 killzone 3 motorstorm apocalypse infamous 2 socom 4 thats the same amount that MS announced and thats before their conference. and than you include: grand turismo 5 last gaurdian the agency agents dc universe ff xiv ff xiii vs games that have been confirmed and at this point still console exclusive to ps3. who knows what they'll announce at their conference. MS dropped the red bouncy virtual ball.
Halo and Gears both looked nice. Raiden looked better. COD is meh. The slim system should have been the original 360 (e.g. with wireless built in and hopefully no hardware problems). Kinetic looked boring to the hardcore crowd, but who knows how it will do with casuals. And I wish I was there to be bribed with a free console. Decent summary of the conference?
Overall the conference left me dissapointed I wonder if Bungie will announce their new game at Sony's conference tomorrow
IM NOT A FREAKING DANCER IM A GAMER
EPIC FAIL does not do M$ justice for that train wreck Kazuo Hirai and Jack Tretton are drinking Vodka tonics somewhere in L.A laughing their asses off at M$
I run a gaming clan Mercenaries Of Honor. I watched it stream live with a good amount of my members and we were all blown away by it. We would watch in one window and chat in our chatbox in another window. It started off Great, Metal Gear Solid Rising looks amazing. COD Black ops looks tight and I'm glad we get map packs first. Gears 3 blew my mind, at that point I said pack it in, it's a wrap. Then the Halo 3 stuff hit and the space battles were jaw dropping. The new Ip from Crytek looked fantastic! Fable 3 looked amazing and I cant wait to play that. Kinect showed me what I wanted to see, media applications, controller free abilities etc... ESPN Partnership was a great surprise. Free to Gold XBL members. The Kinect games showed how well tracked movements are with it. Clearly going after the Pro Wii crowd but maybe a bit more sophisticated? I thought all the Kinect games looked interesting, better graphics then Wii and all HD. It was cool seeing Forza 3 work with it and I think it's clear MS isn't bsing people, they want a piece of that casual gaming pie. Then the thing to be amazed the most by was the new XBox 360 slim! So sleek, sexy and Wireless N, which is something the PS3 lacks BTW. 250 gig HDD, smaller design and really looks nice. So from a hardcore gamers perspective, one who runs his own clan and watched with gaming members, we were all impressed and saying there had to be some upset Sony fans in the world tonight. Great Show Microsoft A+ Happy 10 years! *Edit* Did you not see Halo Reach, Gears 3 and Fable 3? Xbox 360 is far from going casual, they were pushing a new casual device to capture some of that market, but if you come out with title after title for hardcore or shooter fans, some go unbought. I think Halo Reach and COD Black Ops and Fable 3 will tide me over this year until Gears Of War 3 next year. Kinect had so much to offer, not just in games, but media applications. I can help it, I'm excited.
Real serious question here. Do you want MS going the casual route? Do you want them to forget about you and go after the casuals? Why do you care if they do? Are you a casual?
COD Black Ops is multiplat. The fact that the 360 gets the map packs first is nothing new with Activision and Microsoft, as they always get them first anyway. Metal Gear Rising- Multiplat. Crytek game- There was no footage, just a live action intro. Much like Agent last year, i will wait until we actually see something before I make a decision. Gears 3 looked damn good, I must say. Day 1 purchase for me. Halo reach: It looked OK. I'm not too much of a Halo fan, anyway. Fable 3- I liked what I saw and i'll be getting it. ESPN Partnership was a nice surprise, I must say, and I'm happy about that, but I don't know how often I will use it on my 360. Kinect- Mmmmm. Looked to have better tracking than what was previously reported, but the games are reaching far too much into the casual corner to peak my interest. My wife would probably enjoy it for the Yoga and the Dance games, so therefore I will be spending money to get it. As far as the comment about the Wireless N "Which the PS3 lacks by the way", you are probably one of those that when the PS3 fanboys were touting that as being out of the box were saying "Pfft. Who plays console games online using wireless, anyway?" Apprently you will, now, from what it seems. No great shakes there, expecially when I can buy a wireless N adapter and plug it into my USB port if I really wanted to. And the fact that the HDD is STILL Proprietary is a joke. Not even a funny joke, at that. So, in essence, they showed ONE new exclusive title for the hardcore gamers out there. And all this after the information coming from Microsoft was on "Lockdown"??? Really? I'm a Sony fan and an Xbox fan, and the reason why I was "upset" was because they really didn't show me anything new of interest to me.
Was live action, I can't understand why you said it looks fantastic. Other then that if the show pleased you then so be it. Enjoy!
Open your eyes and get real, the whole conference was almost as bad as Sony's in 2006... If you were blown away by that you could be blown away by anything, yeah the new Halo will probably be pretty good, and Gears 3 will be more of the same, which should also be pretty good, but at the end of the day there were no real surprises and it was overall, a pretty bad show considering a few years ago they wouldn't shut up about "exclusives, exclusives, exclusives". I'm no fanboy, but tomorrow Sony will probably blow that conference out of the water...
"I run a gaming clan Mercenaries Of Honor. I watched it stream live with a good amount of my members and we were all blown away by it." ROTFL Thanks for the laugh. It just doesn't get any better than this unless ^^^^ want's to say something else about it? Please oh please tell us more about how it blew you away. lol
The issue is that Microsoft showed almost nothing new, and the Natal (I refuse to call it "Kinect" because that name sucks) games were pre-recorded. I'm excited for Reach and Gears 3, but they showed me nothing that really wowed me. The conference sucked big time. The slim 360 looks all right, but we have no idea if RROD is fixed or not. If it is, the 360 will no longer be a useless brick 30% of the time, and it might be worth getting for people who like about 5 franchises. Otherwise, the PS3 will dominate. In the end, PS3 is still the best value, and their conference will hopefully be amazing.
I thought it was good, not great, but good. I actually like the non-gaming aspects of Kinect more than the games...I don't have a Wii, so the causal games are fine with me, this will give me an excuse to get my wife into playing...
I liked Gears but Halo still looks way off the graphics pace and no where near their claims.New 360 looks better than I thought it would and is easily best looking Xbox yet.It was an ok conference.C+.No new games really.In fact less than Sony have shown pre E3.
o.0 Are you serious?
I was expecting FFvsXIII going multiplat at least that would have woke me up. it's so quiet all of a sudden what happened 360 fanboys? Skittles got your tongues?
Nothing going on - no new games, just peripherals and other such junk, for hours.
M$ Conference = LAME and what was up with that poop driven star wars kinetic dribble. I'm just saying that game looked and played awful.
I was really hoping that Microsoft would pull something big out of the bag but feel very let down , i thought it was a terrible press conference. Biggest cheer of the night was when people were told that they'd get a new 360 slim on the house just for being there , that says it all really. Hopefully Sony will have something that makes me excited.
I was expecting so much more from an exclusive stand point. Sure Gears and Reach are going to be big titles but where are the news games? Hopefully they announce some more games at the show because they were making sound like tons of games were going to be shown.
In short this conference was ABYSMAL, and I'm being nice. I don't care about 1.Sales 2.Review Scores 3.System Placement 4.Multiplat Comparisons 5.HD vs SD talk 6.Timed exclusivity 7.Overpriced/Overused DLC 8.Grandstanding journalism 9.My list of x games VS y games 10.the nonsense that deviates the average GAMER from getting what they paid for. This will be the first time in a while I'm not gonna try and make a wise crack, just for the sake of being clever. I came in here hoping Microsoft would start off the event making Sony and Nintendo work for the leftovers. I invest in these recreational, leisure activities because it's a great media to follow. ???????Phantom Paragraph of Disappointment??????? If Sony or Nintendo's performance is or as close to this I will post in a SONY or NINTENDO thread. For all those who are fortunate enough to get to be there, I hope your enjoying yourselves. No one should truly hate any competition from any camp, but we should have higher standards than what was shown today. My Personal Positives: 1.Metal Gear Solid Rising Footage. 2.Halo Reach Footage. 3.360 Redesign.
they rehashed last year's schedule, filled 2/3 of the conference with Kinect and FAILED.
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