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Submitted by Thrungus 1053d ago | news

The Stig to feature at Microsoft's E3 Briefing

Xbox.com on Facebook have released a teaser for their Xbox 360 E3 conference, containing The Stig. (E3, Forza Motorsport 4, Xbox 360)

iamnsuperman  +   1053d ago
So a non talking figure????. Not exactly exciting. It will be about Forza but I swear I saw the Top Gear logo already on the Forza trailer
MintBerryCrunch  +   1053d ago
if they got Clarkson or Hammond along with him, it would be gold....they give the Stig life and make him look like a comedic character with their comments about him
DJMarty  +   1053d ago
@MintBerryCrunch - Yanks wouldn't get Clarksons jokes.
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fluffydelusions  +   1053d ago
Top Gear driving through Alabama episode was epic
zootang  +   1053d ago
You boys do know Gran Turismo 5 has the stig and the Top Gear Teat Track.
MintBerryCrunch  +   1053d ago
its still WAAAY more popular than the US Top Gear show...so i believe that your average American understands Clarkson and his jokes...even if he takes jabs at almost every nationality that he's ever heard of
mandf  +   1053d ago
When will MS realize, that outside influence of the game industry is meaningless. The same with spike game awards. Games should sell themselves and through word of mouth not sex symbols or icons from other industries. It demeans the very hobby we all love. It's like last year with the circus act. It had nothing to do with games. They could have spent that money on game development. They keep spending their money on stuff that has nothing to do with games. Yeah I know Stig is making an appearance for Forza. They only have an hour and a half. I would like them to show games not celebrities.
FishCake9T4  +   1053d ago
Some say he knows 2 facts about ducks..
and both of them are wrong
gaffyh  +   1052d ago
Actually, this video confirms nothing. It is just a promo, doesn't mean Stig will actually be there.
Vherostar  +   1052d ago
The new stig or the old though??
inveni0  +   1052d ago
Wow. If that's their big shocker, then I'm not impressed. I love cars, and Formula racing blows Nascar out of the water, but if Forza (or even GT) is your big reveal, you've really lost sight of the big picture.
lil Titan  +   1053d ago
you can pay anybody to be Stig. ill be looking close at his twitter to see if it's real @stigquotes "Some say MS lied about Stig being there."
PhoenixDevil  +   1053d ago
Some say that that he uses Ghost Pro and sits in a corner . . .

and if Xbox Live was to get hacked then he would he would have more updates than Sony with the PSN . . .

all we know is that he's not the Stig but he is the Stigs Xbot cousin
fullmetal297  +   1052d ago
Topgear bro, browse it.
iamnsuperman  +   1052d ago
I know what it is. I do not really see what they are doing. If Clarkson, Hammond and May comes on I am not really sure why. The Stig doesn't talk. Unless they do a race between the Stig and one of the developers but still seams more about PR than actually saying something.
Kon  +   1053d ago
Gotta love this guy.
user9422077  +   1053d ago
The original Stig got fired for revealing his identity via releasing a biography. However, they brought another Stig in who is believed to be a female driver.
resistance100  +   1053d ago
The current Stig is the 3rd one.

The second Stig is the one who revealed his identity, not the original
despair  +   1053d ago
actually the first revealed his identity as well in a book and thus was fired/killed off..I believe they drove him off a aircraft carrier...good stuff.
SlyFoxC  +   1052d ago
what the hell is this..DEATH RACE?
Munky  +   1053d ago
He will most probably do a live demo showing all the new features (especially how Kinect is implemented) in the F4.
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Fishy Fingers  +   1053d ago
Might have to swap the white for orange then ;)
Munky  +   1053d ago
lol... but the white jump suit is his signature outfit. He might as well talk if he was to do that.
B00M  +   1052d ago
Used to be black as well.
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ZeroChaos  +   1053d ago
I'm sorry but The Stig moving around like that doesn't really feel like the Stig. =/
karl  +   1053d ago
not only that.. but the stig is nothing more than a helmet.. what makes him special are his driving skillz which he wont be showing in MS e3 conference..

now... it could be bill gates with a helmet... who knows if u dont put him behind the wheel?
ExitToExisT  +   1053d ago
cant understand why people like this guy. (yeah i watch top gear)
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B00M  +   1052d ago
'sigh'
kudakadere  +   1053d ago
The awkward moment when kinect recognizes the Stig's face as real face
trounbyfire  +   1053d ago
stig in all orange
Tommykrem  +   1053d ago
Hope it's not the Australian or the American stig.
The British Top Gear is the only Top Gear, doesn't matter if the American Top Gear is pretty watchable. Nothing will ever be as good as the Clarkson/Hammond/May trio
--------  +   1053d ago
"Nothing will ever be as good as the Clarkson/Hammond/May trio"
So true. Those 3 are hilarious, they actually make me proud to be British when everything else makes me ashamed (Royal wedding, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole etc.)
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ThatArtGuy  +   1053d ago
There's plenty to be proud about being English, and this is coming from an American.
PS360PCROCKS  +   1053d ago
oops
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--------  +   1053d ago
I'm proud of the Beatles. And full English breakfasts. Other than that I hate my country, I prefer America - Britain is essentially Americas read headed stepchild now anyway.
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B00M  +   1052d ago
Cheryl Cole is hot man. And British Army are awesome =D Yeh, Im British.
Bounkass  +   1053d ago
I lol'd.

At Microsoft in a bad way and The Stig in a good way.
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Metfanant  +   1053d ago
This is where Polyphony Digital absolutely FAILED with their inclusion of Top Gear in Gran Turismo 5...don't get me wrong...i've played the crap out of both GT5 and FM3...and GT5 is IMO hands down the best racing sim available on consoles...

but Polyphony is just out of touch with what consumers want...and the inclusion of the Top Gear test track was a BRILLIANT opportunity for them to add some relevant pop culture to the game, and they really could have taken advantage of the Stig...but they failed miserably...

if there is anything im confident of with FM4...its that Turn 10 will properly use the Top Gear license...
DigitalRaptor  +   1053d ago
Sorry... WHAT?
dead_eye  +   1053d ago
pop culture in a racing sim. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say not needed.

I'd also say they didn't fail as they had the top gear track in it. As it's a racing sim the only thing that matters is the track and the cars. How would been able to play or even see the stig on a menu make it a better game??
n4gisatroll  +   1053d ago
What do you mean? You do know that the top gear test track and events are in gt5. They even have a picture of the stig. I don't understand what else they could do to make you happy, I know I'm happy with it..
Metfanant  +   1052d ago
@dead_eye:

Yes pop culture...as in popular...which is what Top Gear is very much a part of...

how did Polyphony implement their Top Gear License?

1. The had 1 video showing the Stig driving a car out of the garage...
2. Had the track in the game
3. Had three of the absolute worst challenges in the entire game located on the Top Gear Track...

What could they have done?

1. Used the Top Gear track as an actual place to test cars

A.You CANNOT setup a standing start race by default without going online...meaning its annoying to use the course as its used in real life for single lap time trials...this is a perfect opportunity to add a feature and compare your lap times to the Stig...

2. Could have easily included AT LEAST one of the show's reasonably priced cars so that you could compare yourself to the lap times turned in by the celebs...there is another feature

3. Allowed the Track to be used without all of the cones and invisible walls 3 ft off the side of the track...the track is perfect for testing acceleration and braking of your cars (its got a runway for christ's sake)...another feature the game missed...

these have nothing to do with seeing, or playin as the Stig...but three features that could have easily been added to the game right there, and would have also made better use of the Top Gear license...

@grzajabarkus...

see above...there is a TON of untapped potential in the Top Gear license...PD dropped the ball plain and simple...

you mention the "Top Gear Events" and then you mention being happy with them...that is comical...

you're happy with the VW Bus, Kublewagen(or is it the schwimenwagen?) and the lotus that can't keep its rear end behind the front end?...come on...

the Top Gear inclusion in the game is comical...they had a great opportunity...and missed it...Turn 10 will not make the same mistake...

don't forget...i love GT5...its the best racing sim out...but in this area...it failed...hard...
Series_IIa  +   1053d ago
I hope it doesn't have the TG Test Track in Forza, it was most certainly the most boring track in GT5
n4gisatroll  +   1053d ago
It's not my favorite track that's for sure, but cool that we could see the whole track.
zackacloud  +   1053d ago
First race on it I totally lost looool it was soooo weird and confuse me ,but then I used to handle it.
Jamaicangmr  +   1053d ago
It wasn't isn't the most exciting track in GT5 but it's kinda like caviar it's an acquired taste. Those of us who love the show and often aspire to take on the stigs power lap times are the ones who appreciate its inclusion. To be honest its for everyone but i think they expected only a select group to be able to appreciate it.

I mean how exciting do you think a partitioned airstrip is going to be anyway?
Kon_Artist  +   1053d ago
i love that track, we always do drag races in there
B00M  +   1052d ago
Always test my cars there after I buy them or mod them. Makes sense being a test track.
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MaximusPrime  +   1053d ago
Stig for MS not bad.

Kevin Butler and Chewbacca at Sony FTW. Can't wait to see what Sony will have in store.
kickerz  +   1052d ago
I'm actually thinking there will be star wars characters at microsofts conference for star wars kinect, not sonys
ninjagoat  +   1053d ago
I guess his silence will help add length to the announment
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PS360PCROCKS  +   1053d ago
someone care to explain? What is so amazing about a person who doesn't speak?? I know nothing about this guy/girl or what not
Dead_Cell  +   1052d ago
He's from Top Gear, he's basically an incredible driver who nobody knows the identity of. He's just a running joke of the show and the guy who tests all the cars on the Top Gear Race Track.
PS360PCROCKS  +   1052d ago
ah nice, ok cool, thanks
krazykombatant  +   1052d ago
a joke of a show??? jealous much??? :P
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Brixxer600  +   1053d ago
I'm not interested in Stig or Kinect for Forza4 , i want to know what they've done to improve the game . Are there more layers for the livery editor ? , will there be more body customisation ? , how have the physics changed ? car list ? track list ? these are things that matter , not steering with an imaginery wheel , or playing with dials on imaginery dashboards , i want Forza4 to rock my world just like Forza2 did . IMO Forza3 wasn't as good and reeked of a cash in so i'm hoping T10 and Greenawalt can restore my passion for the series this time around.
Pyscho_Mantis  +   1053d ago
nope they have sold out...gone for the casual market...I heard that even some Turn 10 employees went as far enough to troll comment sections to proclaim their hatred/jealousy of other racing franchises beginning with G and ending in Turismo... who knows we might even have one with us right now....hmmmmm
Brixxer600  +   1053d ago
If they've gone for the casual market and completely moved away from what the Forza franchise originally was then i'd pass on it . I hated the inclusion of the "rewind Feature" and "car revving/shaking animation" on the start line of Forza3 . The series has really good customisation and community features , these are areas that they could improve even further upon but these days it seems to ba "All about the Money" , get the game out to the "masses".
tigertron  +   1053d ago
Some say hes Masterchief...
Max_Dissatisfaction  +   1049d ago
Lol classic
subtenko  +   1052d ago
This is great for us M$ fans! Cant wait!
Hatiko  +   1052d ago
I watch E3 for games, not random character appearances.
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krazykombatant  +   1052d ago
Some say he plays online without a Gold account.
fullmetal297  +   1052d ago
I heard there is another helmet under his helmet.
tigertron  +   1052d ago
Yeah, hes Masterchief.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Ascalon94  +   1052d ago
when I saw Stig I thought of the guy who made the God of Wars and then the WTF came to my head when I read MS.
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Platinum_k  +   1052d ago
forxa sucks i heard...
lochdoun  +   1052d ago
THE STIG!!! :D
FORZA 4!!! :D

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