Ripten's Gavin Bard gives his thoughts on Microsoft's E3 2010 press conference.
Totally agree. Kinect is a really cool tech demo, but not seeing any good games for it yet.
I felt bad hammering it so hard, but if Microsoft wanted to make the Kinect the focal point of their show, it is on them that they failed. Even EA did a better job of showing off what the Kinect can do in one minute of Active 2 previews than Microsoft did in the three and a half weeks it took for them to finish.
It really was terrible, so you shouldn't feel bad.
made me ashamed to be a gamer. Good god is this what they think the evolution of gaming is?
Great write up. I really wish Microsoft had done a better job presenting the stuff they had. Maybe then it wouldn't have been so lame.
It wasn't the presentation it was the content. They needed to show games games and more games. Too much casual for anyone who would be keen enough to know what E3 is. The audience at E3 want's to see core games and Kenect didn't have any of that. I understand why MS would want to tap into the casual market, but in my opinion the E3 stage wasn't the place for it.
However, may I just say that I thought Dance Central looked awesome, and I will be playing it.
Dance Central looked undeniably fun.
Totally, I would play that as much as Guitar Hero honestly. But I'm an oddly decent dancer.
Agreed, and if what they say is true and that Star Wars game was actually recorded in-game footage of someone playing, then I'd give that a shot as well.
Other than Rising, the only stuff that really interested me very much was the Kinect stuff. Go figure.
The giggling girls bit sounds absolutely gut wrenching. I'm glad I didn't waste my time watching this. Kinect, something I wanted to see more of, turned out to be what many gamers were already saying, an Eye Toy. Boo Microsoft. Boo.
The first lil bit where they had games that we all knew were going to be there was okay. The Crytek surprise was nifty, but still no idea if it's worth getting excited over... and then it just got terrible. I honestly started web surfing while the rest of the conference went on. Oh goodie, some girl can talk to some other girl and sound terrible and cheesy while doing so. Oh my, I can wave my hands and do what my controller could do with just my little thumbs moving. & I can talk to my xbox, which sounds so exciting. Play. Pause. Play. Pause. Stop. Wooooo. Living the dream. & then i almost just exited out when they started talking about ESPN, but I held strong, still having a little hope. And goddamn, there was legit nothing. I am not excited for kinect one bit, and nothing they showed me convinced me otherwise. The dancing game looked cute, but not worth getting kinect for. Let's go Sony, I'm rooting for you to be the last hardcore standing, with an amazing E3!
Totally! I wonder what they can show at their second conference. Hopefully more hardcore titles. And yeah I think Sony will dominate this E3. Looking forward to seeing what Nintendo has though, and I'm sure quite a lot.
that was a good article because that is what i saw too. Ms started good finished ugly call of duty is call of duty i dont buy games for map packs so i dont know what that is all about. but after this conference im reasurred why i have a ps3
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