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Microsoft Lost E3

Kingslayer from TheBitBag.com writes, "It’s a long drawn out reason why I’m not at E3 with the rest of the thebitbag.com team, but I’m not getting down about it. In fact after watching Microsoft’s E3 conference in some ways I’m glad I wasn’t in that auditorium. Mind you getting a new slick Xbox 360 free would have been cool. I would have far more wanted to envy my fellow journalists for being absent. Instead I’m left wondering; what was on Microsoft’s mind with this conference, and I don’t know if I could have sat through it. Well a free redesigned Xbox 360 is enticing."

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OOG2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

seems like not many people are very happy with what they had to offer.....just give me more new hardcore games! lol

We can't really say they lost... just seems like they went the Wii route this year.... while EA just hit a homerun... so as far as the core gamers are concerned EA is leading right now id think.

@- Ghost of Sparta -

thats a little extreme... I wouldn't say they lost sales/customers (they might have gained some if the casuals like it)...multiplats alone are overwhelming... I just don't think they excited most of the current owners.

Al Bundy2620d ago

Agreed. MS gives the usual Halo and Gears and then focuses on shovel ware for kinect.

OOG2620d ago

yeah I thought we might have got to see a new project gotham..nope....Turn 10 just teased me when walking on stage :/ lol ah well all the games this year are just amazing looking anyway... tons to play on all systems multiplat and exclusive.

Hideo_Kojima2620d ago

casuals should be over the moon though with that exercise game :P

Its better than Wii Fit I think if Natal is not too expensive it will be popular with the casual gamers.

Shadow Flare2620d ago

What an awful conference lol. I was expecting at the very least for aaron greenberg to reveal a tattoo of milio on his big bald head

WhittO2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

We still need to see Nintendo's conference, I'm sure that it is them who will "loose" lol.

MS focussed WAY too much on Kinect, and it wasn't anything surprising or even entertaining, just boring and cringe-worthy, and mostly annoying since alot of it was blatantly not even running code/playable games and more scripted for them to "pretend" to play.

presto7172620d ago

They are trying to eat off the wii's success. But I guess they just cant do it like Nintendo. Apparently the show sucked. Itagaki walked in, looked around and left thinking to himself "WTF is this sh*t I just saw? Give me back the minutes of my life you stole"

I am sure many others felt that way. That is how the story always ends with Microsoft.

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N4GAddict2620d ago

I expected more surprises

D4RkNIKON2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

Yeah there were no real surprises, everything was already known with the exception of the crytek game pretty much

@phantom disagree, what surprised you?

bjornbear2620d ago

a little casual, but over all solid

BF:BC2 expansion is awesome

Deadspace 2 looks amazing

MoH looked solid although completely rehashed

Bulletstorm and Crysis looked AWESOME =3

deadreckoning6662620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

MOH looks great but its WAAAAY too similar to BC2 to warrant a purchase from me. Still, ima have an awesome time with the beta on Thursday:)

Ryuha1234h2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

EA was not great, the only great game they show at the conference was Dead Space 2. After that all their other games were mostly FPS, games we knew about. I got bored watching their conference. Even though Microsoft conference was a letdown but I still think they did a better than EA.

- Ghost of Sparta -2620d ago

They lost more than E3. They lost any potential customers they might have had in the future.

SixZeroFour2620d ago

because EVERY potential consumer watched the e3 conference right? thats what you were getting at?

Shadow Flare2620d ago

If kinetc is a failure, i think thats blown apart the 360's future to some extent. I always got the impression microsoft were putting all their eggs in the natal basket. I mean, they didnt even really announce any new games! Theyre really pining on this to be as success and it can easily bite them in the ass

Jazz41082620d ago

You guys are going to be sad at Sonys conference if you think they are going to announce more exclussive games that you dont dont know about Mark these words, there conference will be full of move and more move with the same casual market in mind.

Redlogic2620d ago

You better be in this thread after Sony's conference tomorrow. I will be you my lunch they will show off some new IP's from first party devs and maybe 1 or 2 games for the Move aimed at the hardcore. Yes, there will be plenty of casual stuff but Sony will still make games for their hardcore audience and not focus 99% of their attention on Move like MS is doing with Kinect.

For those of you defending MS for turning on the hardcore audience because Kinect is a cash grab on casuals, shame on you. My xbox is oh so close to getting traded in at Gamestop. I still have my ps3 and wii.

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Dance2620d ago

i think you meant the fanboys were not happy

Lifendz2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

granted, it wasn't a great showing. Okay, it was a very underwhelming showing. But to say they lost? I mean, we still have to see what Nintendo does. And who knows....Sony may devote a good 10 minutes to some little girl playing with a tiger while some car salesman sounding fitness guy talks about his fitness gam.....sorry, couldn't type the rest I was laughing so hard.

What does MS need to do to make up for this showing? Fire Aaron Greenberg.

DARK WITNESS2620d ago

MS lost, it was as clear cut as it could ever get.

I think other E3's you could watch and sort of argue from one fanboy point of view to the other who was better, but this year it's no contest.

I don't need to see sony's to know that MS failed hard !

boodybandit2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

that says it all! Every time I turn on my 360 you are on XBL playing your games.

You sound as digusted as I am.

It's almost like what we saw today wasn't real. Like a joke or something. My wife knows I love gaming but she can't believe how seriously, I guess dejected is the best way to describe it, that I am right now. Not in a childish way but I really do enjoy gaming. I have been gaming for over 30 years. I split my gaming time pretty evenly between the 360 and PS3 but right now I don't even want to look at my 360's. ;)

DARK WITNESS2620d ago

ya exactly.

I have never been one to hide which system I like most.

I have always said I am more a 360 fan although I own both ps3 and 360. having said that I normally just say it like I see it and just because something is on the 360 does not mean it gets a pass in my book.

You only need to dig up my gears of war 2 comments to know that about me.

This year really was a bad joke as far as being a 360 fan goes for me.

it was rubbish, just rubbish in my book and thats just my honest opinion as a 360 fan.

Thank God I do own both systems, maybe sony can still get me excited about " real " games. so far the only thing that has done it for me is Dead Space 2.

I know is sounds really spiteful and bitter but I really hope what they are doing backfires on them ( going after this whole casual thing now ) anyway, they have lost me big time.

I still like my console and I will still get my multiplats and all that for my 360, but MS can go suck a lemon !

Redlogic2620d ago

I agree with both you guys, my xbox is sitting in the corner in the fetal position after the lashing I just gave it. Sure I felt bad after I did it, but my xbox disrespected me and I can't stand for that type of behavior!

boodybandit2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

Damn OOG that is EXACTLY what was going through my mind when Turn 10 took the stage! I was like finally we are getting off this Kinect crap and Turn 10 is going to debut Project Gotham 5! When they showed Forza game for Kinect with no gas or brake I thought I wass going to throw one of my 360 units through the screen. I was seriously like WTF?!

I really should take a step back because everytime I think about their press conference I get so disgusted and disappointed. I am going to go down to 1 bubble if I don't hold my tongue. Honestly though I am extrememly disappointed in MS right now.

I was once, as probably a good deal of us were, a HUGE Nintendo fan up until the Gamecube and they completely lost me with the Wii. MS DON'T follow their lead!

DARK WITNESS2620d ago

ya I really thought for sure we would see a new Pgr...

but no ! MS would rather invest in us walking round a virtual car so we can get on our hands and knees and inspect the break pads !

Id like to get some of those exects and insert the mini xbox up their rectums !

bring it on Sony, I look forward to GT5 destroying the crap out of those F£"^kers !!

ico922620d ago

Natal last year looked kinda amazing but rather than build on top of it they took a huge step backwards Kinect isnt the revolutionary, innovative controler that microsoft has been hyping for over a year now its a glorified eye toy i mean LOL at Kinectimals and that Dance game, and what happened to Milo was Peter Moleneux talking out his A$$ as usual ?

CYCLEGAMER2620d ago

Doesn't microsoft have another briefing coming up? I thought the one today was just for kinect.

eggbert2620d ago

the one YESTERDAY was supposed to be for Kinect. Today's conference was their real conference, and it turned out to be 70% about Kinect.

TheDeadMetalhead2620d ago

Microsoft loses E3 forever. Seriously, that conference was a total joke.

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Al Bundy2620d ago

They sure did. E3 now belongs to Sony.

butterfinger2620d ago

that Sony doesn't focus too much of their keynote on Move. From what I've seen so far, Move definitely has the better looking titles.

sombrero2620d ago (Edited 2620d ago )

Man, what if Sony only showed similar casual titles for Move? That would be horrible. I think I'd just give up on consoles for a while.