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Non-Exclusive Once Again Dominate Microsoft Press Conference

For a show that was supposed to be centered around motion controlling technology, The Kinect did little to impress Microsoft's core audience. The exclusive titles also did little to impress me personally, as a gamer who is looking for new experiences that don't involve fondling digital animals or playing chat roulette with the internets. Although, I truly feel that the future is far from bleak for the console with the inclusion of so many great social features. I have to wonder yet again ,Microsoft where are the exclusives? The Crytek offering looks..

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HighDefinition2658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

This is why you need a core of 1st party devs MS. They throw lot of $$$ around but in all the wrong places. Look around and learn something from Sony and Nintendo who have been doing this ALOT longer than yourselves.

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sixaxis2658d ago

oh boy so many are saying that "The Kinect did little to impress"

T9X692658d ago

I thought it was impressive for what their goal is and it did impress the core audience. It just shouldn't have been their main attraction unless they was showing it off with more "hardcore" games. 60% of their show was with little kids games, which is great but the games they where showing is not something your going to see people play everyday. All they did was lower the standard for Sony in what they have to do to steal the show. Even though Sony will probably use at least 60% of their show to show off the Move, hopefully they will use better games such as SOCOM 4.

As an everyday gamer and I guess you could say "hardcore" gamer, MS conference lacked in terms of awesome games, which is going to make Sony end up winning the show.

OneSneakyMofo2658d ago

Ask a gamer this: Would you rather have a free 360 with multiplatform games that you can play on the PS3 as well or an exclusive game that makes the 360 stand out from the crowd?

xX TriiCKy Xx2658d ago

For some reason, I'd pick the PS3 everytime.

Bigpappy2658d ago

Who cares if exclusive is written on the case. If Sony didn't have the most studios, you would just want to play the best game too. Fanboyism is killing your attempt at logic.

maddhatter6172658d ago

the only ones without any logic are the 360 owners who don't see why having a console with no exclusives is a waste. if i can get all the best games on the 360 on my ps3 why buy a 360? that is what you guys don't seem to get how does the 360 have any value when the ps3 has everything it has plus lots more. stop being a fanboy yourself and you would understand simple logic like that.

Imperator2658d ago

MS came in and used their money to bully themselves into the console market. It worked at first, but now it's all falling apart. They've been going downhill since 2008 and it doesn't seem to stop. 2010 is better than 2009, but 2011 looks like 2009 all over again.

soxfan20052658d ago

They throw money in the wrong places? Bioware is a third party developer, and they made the second-highest rated game of the year in Mass Effect 2.

If that's throwing money away, it's OK with me.

Rock Bottom2658d ago

ME2 was awesome, but I didn't had to buy a 360 to play it, so what did they throw money for?!

Newtype2658d ago

Mass Effect 2 is on the PC bro.

JackBNimble2658d ago

And I may just pick that up (ME2 that is)

PS3/PC FTW...

AAACE52658d ago

It does suck that there are not really any core games, but they have had their developers making Kinect games and redesigning the console. Hopefully next year they have more to show now that that's out of the way. I'm getting tired of the usual announcements.

RedDevils2658d ago

I was bored while watching the M$ conference, but it is interesting using the 360 to watch tv with kinect (fatal), it's kinda cool to be honest, but if it cost almost as much as the wii I won't be getting it, maybe in the year 2012 when price goes down, I might be interest, oh wait is 2012 is that when the world come to an end, never mind then :P

EVILDEAD3602658d ago

Just because the Fan blog site doesn't like the exclusives doesn't mean he can discount them and claim they were 'dominated'..

Halo Reach and Gears of War 3 are as big as it gets this entire gen..both shown in ONE conference..

Two games 6 months apart that will dominate retail period

Fable 3 is the top selling RPG exclusive out there..of course not mention in article

The loss of Bungie but the addition of Crytek is HUGE..

The Kinect games are for families and kids...period

We will see what happens when it drops at the beginning of November..how 'unimpressed' the rest of the world was

adamx2658d ago

yea nothing like playing halo online with a bunch of 10 year olds talking shit....

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kenlawson2658d ago

I only own an Xbox and I thought for sure we would see some good exclusives other than the Natal Kenect stuff.

adamx2658d ago

trade it in and give ps3 a try

KILLERAPP2658d ago

When you don’t have a first party, what can you do? You have to work with what you have, the game may be multi but the cash in my pocket will give me 30 days of DLC before my competition if you can’t buy the game enlist you can screw the other console gamers by sucking up to the developer with a pile of cash…

Arnon2658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

The conference was terrible. At least I can look forward to a Crytek title. The Gears and Halo gameplay were really well done as well.

Obama2658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

There's only so many halo and gears they can produce. MS is abandoning the hardcore a little by little.

Also the skittles game is pre-rendered. The girl's hand movement doesn't even match the movement on the screen.

xX TriiCKy Xx2658d ago

Haha, Skittles...my sister had a stuffed tiger named Skittles. Reminds me of the good ol' days when I held him over the toilet so my sister'd leave me alone. lmfao

despair2658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

lol evil SOB weren't yah

xX TriiCKy Xx2657d ago

lol I had to be or she'd bug me about how she needed her hair done or how Kevin was SOOO dreamy. Although I can't be sure she always said Kevin. o.O

WLPowell2658d ago

EA and Ubisoft had better Kinect software than MS did!

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