Major Nelson: At the Xbox press event today in San Francisco we announced details about the upcoming Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta, as well as additional news for Xbox 360, Kinect, Windows Phone 7 and PC gamers.
Dissapointing...srsly, gears only? Where is Kingdoms? They didnt even announce any new IP's FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL F A I L! If you ask me if im mad then Il answer YES IM MAD And dont tell me to buy ps3 because im not. im not trollin btw im a dissapointed fan is all. edit: all not bad: they annonced a cookie monster game and some new gay wp7 games! AWSOME In case you have not noticed I am very D:< edit 2: yea i I was srsly was hoping for a Halo remake also. Sorry i cant reply to anyone im a lowly 1 bubber. PLZZ BUBBLES FOR THE POOR I was robbed of my bubbles by ravenouse ps3 fanboys (no im not kidding) eidt again: Did I mention im mad?
Same here dude. I was expecting a bit more. At least the Gears 3 news + Halo CE Remake announcement. I'd like to say "Hey, let's just calm down and wait till E3, I'm sure they'll blow us away!" But I did that last year, and look what happened. Once bitten, twice shy MS. Needless to say, I'm getting a PS3, so even if MS decides to keep messing around with us, I'll have Sly, Uncharted, Killzone, Resistance, inFamous etc.
agreed, what the fuck is this supposed to mean? fuck you major nelson and whole microsoft
So what does the Bulletstorm Epic Edition get you with the Gears of War 3 beta? An extra week or so before it is open to everyone?
I am probably wrong, but wasn't their conference supposed to last 2 days? Maybe there will be more announcements tomorrow?
There is plenty of games on other platforms. This has been Microsoft now for the last 18 months and why I sold my 360 that and paying to play online.
Guys lets just get mad after GDC ok? its monday wait until then, and if they don't announce anything new then we will protest. BTW i don't want HALO REMAKE, WTF is wrong with you guys? it would be just like reach...only different story's Edit: and the good news keeps on coming, I just realized i only have 1 bubble :(
...on Major Nelson's own site. The 360 fanboys are REVOLTING!
that "much more" on the title reminds me of that Simpsons episode with the sci-fi conference where they announced that they will feature "Mark Hammil, Alf and many more"
so Dishwasher, Fable Coin Golf and Once Upon a Monster? all Kinect? FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
The way I see it you have 2 choices A. Buy a PS3...core games galore with quality in graphics, sound, size, NEW IP's and existing IP's that cannot be found anywhere else....plus plenty of casual stuff and it has Move which is perfect for core games or casual games. B. Quit crying about it...MS does not NEED you anymore...they have soccoermoms to think about...you are NOTHING to them. BTW...if you have seen me on here a while...you would know that as soon as MS announced the camera...I told you this would happen...but noooo...you guys went on about how this was going to revolutionize core games. I told you so...but you no listen...now...I laugh at you...I fart in your general direction...now go away...or I shall taunt YEW a seconde time. PS...are you glad that Sony did not go belly up like so many of you 360 supporters WANTED to happen in 2007? Man o man....it sure feels good to be the TORTOISE and not the HARE.
should not be surprised. They (MS) take market trends and capitalize on them. The company is great at buying and supporting trends, not so good when it comes to innovation. Heck, the entire company was founded upon patents Bill G. bought when people were too stupid to see their future worth. It's a company of opportunists and financial visionaries, not artists. And never, not once, have they shown themselves to be consumer friendly. Anti-trust lawsuits, RROD fiasco - "Things break, ya know" - translation: buy another one, stupid. In MS' mind, they're still pumping out all the requisite annual/ bi-annual shooters (Gears, CoD) and multiplats, so that IS their servicing of the core gamer. I expect this E3 to be even worse than the last for that demographic. No free 360s or new models this year to appease the anger. I gave up on MS when they threw JRPGs by the wayside (and I turned to them when Sony had none in 2006/07). Last JRPG exclusive was in 2009 and they LOST Kingdom Under Fire 2 and have nothing else on the horizon, while Sony's machine keeps getting JRPG after JRPG. Hence, why I spend most of my gaming hours on the PS3 these days. That's what gamers should do, FOLLOW THE GAMES. So if you don't like what they're lining up for you, just play somewhere else. Period. Only thing that they understand is money, so taking yours elsewhere is a statement that will ring loud and clear.
@Chris There are still multiplats. The only Xbox exclusive I have on my shelf is Crackdown, which I bought for 10 dollars. I am not buying a new console (PS3) just to play Ni No Kuni, which is the only game I am currently interested in on PS3, but I am saving money to build a gaming PC, though I don't think many JRPGs come out on that platform. ==== In other news, a major corporation makes decisions that help them make money. I think if the Xbox brand starts failing, then MS will pump more money into exclusive franchises (if that is the reason they fail). Otherwise, there is not too much wrong with their business model now.
I specifically mentioned multis in my post. My point is that MS assume that the current exclusive-dry lineup will be sufficient for the average 360 owner. And in fact it will. I'm not contending this, so there's no need to refute anything I've said ;) It's the diehard 360 fans, ones who have been there since the original Xbox, who are getting the middle finger here. The CoD crowd don't care, most have never even played Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect or any of the great exclusives that defined the brand this gen. I never said that anything was wrong with their business model. It's working fine at the expense of a small consumer sacrifice. Btw: There's a lot more JRPGs out and in the pipeline for the PS3 (aside from Ni No) than for any other home console, and a substantial portion of them are exclusive. If you like the genre, you're depriving yourself by not having a PS3 in 2011 and beyond.
I am pissed as all hell that Kingdom Under Fire 2 was lost on the Xbox though. That is BS. Hopefully I will have a PC for that though. I had the original XBOX from day 1, and I think the only exclusives I had were Halo:CE and Splinter Cell 1 and 3. If I was a big JRPG fan like you, I am sure I would have at least a PS3 now, if not both consoles. But since I am not reliant on any one genre for my gaming pleasure, it does not bother me in the least I only have an Xbox, for now. Not saying I would not love some of the PS3 exclusives, but I do not need them with all the multiplats that exist. That may just be me though.
It's sad but many said it would happen, and then it did. The danger with Kinect has always been that Microsoft would shift their attention onto Kinect and Kinect only in an attempt to cash in on that casual money that Nintendo has been milking for the past 4 years. And it looks like 360's owners fears have come true. I'm stoked for Gears 3, but I really think that may be the only title I buy for my 360 this entire year (oh, and I plan to pick up Alan Wake for cheap at some point).
That's the big announcements Mr Greenburg & Nelson were hyping about. Seriously why even have an event with annoucements like that, it's a waste of time and money. Also, the gaming media is also to blame cause an event, actually a NON-Event like this doesn't even deserve media coverage......An absolute FN WASTE.
Lol read the comments on the site from their loyal fanbase. When you piss off your audience like that, those are signs of rough times. CoD DLC and Halo map packs just ain't gonna cut it(and only 3 maps at that...lmao and how much you wanna bet it'll be $10).
Apparently you are new to this. It's the GDC: Game Developers Conference. The only reason Gears is even mentioned is because Epic is the largest middle ware Game engine seller this gen. It's a conference for game developers to see the new hardware, tech being used, and share ideas. It's not a show to show off new games. That's what E3 is for.
MS,hyped up this event like crazy with small tweets....so what do you expect? the good major said this... "Next week I'm going to be down in San Francisco. We are having an invite-only press event that we're going to have some cool news that I'm not quite fully briefed on, but we have a lot of news that we're going to be announcing. Just telling you guys, you're going to be really happy when you hear all the news, that's all I can say." greenberg "Yes we have a big core games event planned for Feb 24th" now how happy are the core 360 gamers after this event?
I beg to differ. MS representatives cough Nelson cough Greenburgh cough were marketing the MS portion of this conference would make fans happy and they were speaking to the core. So what did they announce? Halo Map Pack....that's already advertised all over the XBL dashboard. A Gears 3 Beta we already knew about that from Bulletstorm. 360 fans are ticked, if you don't think so, go read MR. Nelson's blog comments, it's an eye opener if I was MS. Yet in a couple weeks PS3 will get it's 3rd exclusive in Motorstorm this year and there is not a 360 exclusive on the horizon until September and yet you (Catguykyou) want to defend such a flaccid set of announcements, then all the power to ya.
"3rd exclusive". I know you meant AAA, but I recently grabbed Trinity: SoZO, and Hyperdimension Neptunia, and Ar Tonelico 3 is out in 2 weeks. That's 3 more full exclusives just off the top of my head. Expect even more exclusive JRPGs this year too.
OK OK, you guys are acting like I'm all over this defending MS. I'm not. The state of their line-up is not good this year. I was just trying to point out that if you were expecting ground breaking announcements about the lineup this year from GDC, you obviously haven't been following events like this for long. E3 is a little more than two months away. That's where all the big announcements are made. For every game company. Not just a MS thing. MS fans should be upset. I hope that they have some things planned to announce at E3. I'm sorry that everyone got really excited about the "major hyping" MS did through....two peoples tweets. That's right guys. Now, major promotions are pushed, 148 char. at a time. Still though. The reaction from the fans is a good thing. Hopefully give some perspective to MS.
they keep saying that Child of Eden is exclusive and it has a PS3 version that will release at the same time that's what I call desperation
Lauuuuugh!!! check out the damage control Major Nelson replied to all the unimpressed responses they got. "Hey all, I'll share this feedback. Many of you may have been expecting a few of these news items, but this was our moment to confirm and or provide details around them. We'll have more news later this year at E3 and beyond. " I thought today was the day that will make all Xbox 360 fans happy? Now it's wait again till E3?! Lulz!!!
If by announced they mean things we already knew about and lame stuff then yes by all means it was full of exciting announcements! Seriously though 360 this year is a joke as far as exclusives go. Nothing till Gears 3.
lmao if they dont show anything new worth playing ips .im going to sell my black elite 360 to my friend and buy some ps3 exclusives and multiplatform games.gears 3 and halo reach and black ops are not going to keep me entertained for the next upcoming years
keep trolling asshole.
its just ashame how far MS have turned away from core gamers
As if u cared.
the cookie monster LOL and epic FAIL
I have to agree that they really hyped this conference up waaay too much. There really is nothing big here. Not even one surprise. I am not mad at them yet, but I know a lot of other 360 core gamers will be. As for the N4G crowd who have been shouting had hoping "360 abandon the core gamers", this gives them more amo to fuel that idea. I on the other hand know that M$ can not afford to loose the core gamers, but am also aware that if they don't start thaking core games (do not need to be full exclusives), there will be some who had not intended on getting a second console that will now consider also owning a PS3. If they focus on bringing the casuals and keeping them happy, then just trow the core a bone here and there, they will find themselves in serious trouble and will end up helping Sony.
What a terrible and vacant conference.
Dear core gamers, leave this sinking ship of Microsoft. It only does... nothing for you.
Yeah its to wrapped up in creating virtual petting zoos for 5 year olds and dancing/fitness games for the overweight trying to complete with the 75 million Wii Fits sold........good luck competing with that on your casual venture MS!
Freaking MS lol. They should have just called this the Gears 3 event. I'm starting to think there going to only talk about 1 game at E3.
Can't wait for Microsofts e3 conference.
Only thing that caught my eye was Age of Empires Online, hopefully it retains the spirit of the old ones except in an online world instead of dumbing it down.
that's only for Windows, not 360
What a fail of a conference. Absolute fail. But, I'm looking forward to getting Sonic 4 on Windows Phone 7. Won't lie.
Well that left me flaccid. Oh well. I've got both xbox and ps3 and finally gave my pc a nice overhaul. Looks like my next gen console choice will be completely random. My Gaming Timeline: Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Nintendo, PC, Microsoft, Microsoft, SONY, (..?..) ...suppose, ill just keep going where the games are lol
trying to read into your timeline and I am wondering if you bought a ps2? looks like after PC it is xbox, 360 and then ps3. if it is true then you did not go where the games are lol
Lol, yeah I missed out on that one and been making up for it ever since. Those HD remakes will certainly help. I played my neighbors when I could. I honestly don't know why I was never into Sony back then.
Pong Atari VES Commodore 64 Intellivision Colecovision Atari 7800 Sega Master System Action Max Sega Genesis Sega Cd Super Nintendo PS1 PS2 PC PC now allows me to have them All except 360 and Ps3.
Man.. they send a 343 studios guy there only to mention a halo map pack we already know about halo waypoint? Come on.. didn't Private (i'm demoting him) Nelson say there was supposed to be some big news which will make us happy? If anything there is supposed big news that makes gamers happy, i'm far far far from happy. I've already fallen out with my xbox but if this is what I have to look forward to come E3, I think it's time to file for a divorce. Please please please microsoft, announce some new games at E3 which will get us all excited and fable 4 doesn't count!
Great fail M$, but then what'd you expect....... Diskinect IS the future.
sold my xbox after hearing the news.
This is atrocious. They shouldn't have hyped this crap, what's so "core" about this??? Whatever, I'll just save my money til Skyrim comes out and probably not buy another "new" game until the next gen of consoles. I'll buy used so Microsoft doesn't get a dime from me. Oh and no Xbox Live renewal for me; good thing Skyrim is single player. ;]
Its a good age to own a PS3/PC/360!I was already expecting this after kinect(pow) release!Expect E3 to be full of this bogus crap again!A hand full of nothing!M$ only haves forza 4,Gears3 and codename K ( and K is not happening this year!)!The rest are kinect casual crap titles and multiplat titles!Has a gamer fuck you M$!By the end of the year wend M$ got to see that kinect is not going to take them anywhere, they will probably announce a new generation xbox and screw the 360 owners like they did on the first generation xbox!Me included!
FUCK YOU MAJOR NELSON, and I was actually looking forward to this!!
I stayed here refreshing the home page for this? One of the worst X events in years. What happened to the X events where microsoft actually showed new trailers and announced worthwhile stuff, as it not crap like getting Halo Waypoint on my phone.
A lot of you guys are completely overreacting. It wasn't like some major press event. Where was sony or nintendos events? Tonnes of new gears 3 information came out along with new footage, more yet still to come even. There was no need to announce or present a list of new exclusives, when E3 will be the time to shine.
Fail conference. Only useful bit for Xbox360 was Gears 3 beta news which they could have done through other channels. To think I almost believed Microsoft would show: Gears3 X Forza4 Halo CE Unannounced Exclusive. Garbage conference.
Kinda disappointed that the big Gears 3 announcement was the release date. I guess it's probably best not to get hyped up for events like these unless its E3.
This fail conference was probably the reason they gave 80 free M$ points to xbox 360 owners!Disappointed!
That guy on the picture have the eyes that tell exactly what im thinking!We are screwing xbox 360 hardcore gamers!Suck my di,k Major shit!
LoL!! You should read the thread over at majornelson.com. Believe me, MS is feeling the pain from the. core gamers. I love my 360, but you better come correct at E3 MS!! Tension is rising!
Yeah it also proves that a lot of hate on n4g on kinect is actually xbox owners too. For some reason, so many people seem to think it's just a bunch of sony fans trolling kinect threads when in fact it's pissed off 360 owners half the time.
Damn I guess everyone was right. It seems like all Microsoft is offering this year is gears of war 3 and kinect. I am really glad I also have a ps3 because I would be pretty depress. I don't really like ps3 fanboys that much on this site, but you got to admit that sometimes they know what they are talking about.
Im disappointed only because of the 'core' hype. They had my full attention and then...and then...and...wait where's the core news? Hey do you see it? I see this major nelson blog where he runs down some tidbits of info. Wait!! Thats the news? WtF? But if you sit back and think about things its not all that bad if the 360 is your console of choice(as it is mine) cause we may not have tons of exclusive to whip us into a frenzy this year like *caugh*sony*caugh* but we do have tons of great multi platform games to play and look forward to: Brink Rage Batman: Arkham City Portal 2 Battlefield 3 Homefront Dragon Age 2 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Crysis 2 Mass Effect 3***** Elder Scrolls V Skyrim *Sorry if I forgot one that you were looking forward to feel free to add it in a comment* Im aware that exclusives are essential to a consoles library and that the only exclusives we have this year are Gears 3 which will be phenomenal and Forza 4 which I could care less about, but will be great. Also Codename Kingdoms somewhere on the distant horizon. I did not include Kinect cause its not for me and they havn't proved it worthy of love from the core crowd. Although im happy with the success of Kinect my girl loves it and she plays with my niece; overall Kinect has helped grow the Xbox Brand and thats fucking great! Im a patient person but were going on about a full year without any big surprise 'core' news and im starting to get an unsettling feeling. E3 is a big moment this year and should they miss the mark again...well idk. Surely as gamers we can recognize what a crazy fun year this is going to be. Now any other good surprises we get thrown are way will just be icing. Someone should just tell Microsoft PR what throwing their words around and rambling 'core' nonsense does to us. The loyal, hardcore that we are. Were hungry! So don't fuck with us.
Yeah you look at those games and you think "hey not too shabby" then you realise people who decided to go with sony instead of microsoft get to experience all them + a hell of a lot more great games that only they can play. While trends do seem to be changing with exclusives, for a lot of us gamers, exclusives are what defines the console and right now sony are running away with it again.
I agree with you. It's almost like Microsoft decided not to compete this year. Exclusives are what defines a console and I look at our 2 off in the distance and think damn, this cant be good. Now I think us gamers see the gaming landscape in a whole different way than the big 3 do. So I wonder if Microsoft is just like "damn look at how well Kinect is selling and we got Gears coming out this year what more could they want?" I mean they have to see how 360 gamers that helped make the 360 what it is feel shafted by this right? Hey if they put that Kinect money into some core game development and maybe open some damn studios, it wont be like this for long.
I forgot Dark Souls and Mortal Kombat. You know what between all these and some great XBLA games, I can wait for some solid E3 announcements this year is going to be insane. I can except the fact that Microsoft is relying heavily on Multi Platform support this year to take some more time and try to make deals and do business. The only thing that I personally want from the PS3 exclusive line up is The Last Guardian(and before anyone is all like oh thats not going to happen, Durr Knew that) and something on my Xbox to rival God of War thats it.
loads of good multiplatform games and exceptional quality, but only Gears3 as an exclusive? come on Microsoft! I hope for better announcements on E3.
meh, they better have the goods at E3.
Gamers who arent happy with exclusive list will buy ps3. Gamers who are too lazy to switch or are satisfied with multiplats will keep 360. Id love to own both consoles, but id never pay for online play. If it was free id consider the 360. But b/c MS charges for it, the 360 was never even a contender for me. Who knows which console i wouldve ended up with if XBL had no charge. $60 a year is a lot. If you are a budget gamer and buy most of your titles used like me (or if you just want to build a huge game library without breaking the bank), then 60 bux a year is 3 games at least. Thats a lot to give up for nothing in return... We will see what MS brings at E3. Although since i dont have an xbox, it wont affect me... But i like to see what the competition has in store.
You guys do realize that if you play multiplat on PS3, you don't need to pay for XBL right? Kind of pointless to have XBL while you can play everything for FREE on PS3. Unless you think x-chat alone can make up for tons of exclusives or something.