The writers at Meodia.com talk about Microsoft's E3 Press Conference!
It was all bad.
Halo Reach Gears of War 3 Those were awesome. Edit: @Alpha Agreed. I said a couple of weeks ago that all Microsoft had to do to impress me at E3 was announce that they had acquired at least five studios and that they were hard at work. I was pleased with their usual Halo/Gears showings but I am frustrated at their reluctance to build up first party studios. But hot damn, did you see the Reach gameplay? My expectations were high and I was impressed by the visuals.
Good: -New 360 design -Gears and Halo look good, Fable 3 does too I guess Bad: -More exclusive DLC -No new IPs Ugly: -Kinect, at least for me
It was all ugly. They didn't even put up a fight. 360's days are near if they are going the casual route. What happened to all "WAIT TILL E3, MS WILL SHOW YOU"??
They showed the shooter crowd what they wanted. Now MS wants to draw in the casual crowd. If you think that 360s days are numbered because they're trying to appeal to a new audience, then you're naive. If things work out for MS, they will draw in a major audience while still retaining their current gamers. So far, they've showed off mostly shooter games. According to PS3 fanboys, that's all the 360 fans want, so why is 360 doomed again?
In a way, the 360's days of being a contender in the hardcore market are over, just has they are trying to become a contender in the casual market. We are still going to see all the multiplat games coming to the 360, but based off of this e3, all of MS time and energy (+money) are going to be developing for the Kinect. A failure for hardcore gamers? Yes A failure for everyone else? Time will tell
Well Microsoft may become godly to the casual crowd, but for me they are nearing death...I really don't like the direction the Xbox seems to be heading. I was really hoping to see some new IPs or at least some sequels, but the Kinect thing seems to be Microsoft's main focus now.
It was all ugly
You know you want your chance to tickle Skittles the baby tiger! Don't deny it!
People keep saying no new IP's. But technically all of the Kinect games are new. They didn't just slap them together. They had to be created. Then, they redesigned the console and added features. And some overlook it but having the ESPN deal is a good thing. They spent a lot of time getting all of this stuff together. Yeah we were hoping to hear of some new stuff for us hardcore gamers, but now that the Kinect launch is out of the way, hopefully we should see some games for us! I liked the redesign, the ESPN deal and even the Your fitness whatever game (yes us gamers need some exercise). But some of the Kinect games didn't look that fun. It is just starting out, so I am expecting about the same experience as that of the Wii. Lol... If you look around, it is getting as much hate as the Wii did as well...LOL!
Well after Gears of War 3 was shown it started going downhill.
Besides Kinect games.... there were NO new reveals (besides the Crytek teaser thing.) No surprises, no excitement, no good.
MGS: Rising was great, Black Ops looked good.....and the demo was pretty badass. ESPN integration was awesome, and everything else was meh.
Now I want to eat some watermelon...
On topic - I needed.. wanted MS to do better than that. Congrads on Rising... sorry about Natal
Good: Gears, Reach, Rising Bad: Fable, COD Ugly: Everything else
i did have my fingers crossed for some Killer Instinct.. oh well.. :(
The Conference was badly done...but GEARS 3 looked flat out amazing
MS is smarter then Sony, simple fact. Okay, MS already have the normal gamers they aren't going anywhere, 40 Million 360s say so. Now they target the not so hardcore gamers with Kinect, then they threw in the sequels to the games for the already MS gamers/fans. They are smart the Sony Sack suckers just don't realize it or admit to it, so they talk shit.
Is that your expert opinion sir? Heres a fact for you...MS still needs to appeal to the hardcore to not loose shares to Sony. To stop ps3 momentum.
Well I guess the casuals and Halo/Gears fans are happy. Unfortunately I don't fit in either category. I mean Halo and Gears are good games but I need a little more variety than that if I'm going to buy ANOTHER xbox.
Microsoft probably wanted to make a huge impact with the new 360 design, and while it got cheers, it didn't exactly "steal E3" (not like it matters). The games were good, although that's where the bad is, too. No new exclusive titles? Nothing new that says "this is what I needed to push me into getting a 360" in terms of software. The ugly was, of course, Kinect. It got off on the wrong foot when we caught wind of the mess of an event that took place last night. It was 100% what I was expected (the keynote), as I've said before, but what I want to have happen is something that was unexpected and gave people a reason to shout "MS WON E3". Sony and Nintendo would need to bomb in order for this conference to be the most interesting. PS: I must've been one of the few people who actually felt relieved hearing about Forza for Kinect. It tells me that they did want to give the hardcore a sense that they aren't left out, either. The downside is that Forza, a driving game, probably wasn't the best choice. Of course, it was the most logical, but something with a little more feedback would have been nice although that's literally impossible with Kinect (the feedback). Their fanbase is mostly shooter fans and it will probably be tough trying to get them hooked without a shooter on Kinect. I don't see any shooter ever happening with it, let alone FPS (unless I missed one).
Is it still incomplete? Why would the guy be following the screen instead of the other way around? The new Xbox looked a lot nicer.
Its funny how Fable 3 was overshadowed.
I really hope Kinetc does not turn out this bad. Hopefully they work out any kinks it has before they release it.
-Rising Looks Great!, it may not have the appeal of Regular Metal Gear, but it Looks like some good Hack N Slash Fun, preferably with a Good Story to back it!
Nothing beats the following "599.99" EVER the only thing that might have beat it is "Kinect Price (BLANK)"
Why did MS focus so much of there time and resources into Kinect then redesign the hardware without Kinect built-in. I just do not understand it. I'm already against all motion controls and my confidence in MS plan for Kinect is dwindling. How do you really expect this technology to take off if you don't create a all in one type of SKU? Anyone got any answers, opinions or crazy ideas to make sense of all this.
Easy, A) it would make it much larger B) if it fails what do you do with the current design that has it built in, lame
A) then just put it in the same box, I mean seriously that is a no brainer. Either built-in or in the same box. B) why even promote the damn thing if you have any thought of failure. This is MS for crying out loud! Nintendo took this chance and now they are printing money. Sorry if I came on alittle strong but you act as if your A and B points are realistic. At this point I don't see Kinect catching on, especially without a price point.
I'm suspending judgment on the tech until I try it. Trying it may take a while since they have yet to announce a game that seems remotely interesting. I can't see a large casual crowd getting into this if they already own a Wii though, plus it just seems so disingenuous when Microsoft tries to posit themselves as happy and family friendly.
I thought Ubisofts was almost worse until they shown Ghost Recon. Nothing really to look forward to as a gamer the only chance MS had at getting me to purchase a 360 was blown with overprice of 299.
All I like from microsofts e3 is the new console. Seriously micro no killer instinct?! Nothing from rare, and your still stageing kinect demos? I don't know...... Sony is in a position to own..