Airbornegamer: Microsoft's 2011 E3 conference review

After Microsoft's very disappointing 2010 E3 conference, many gamers are hoping for massive improvements this year that doesn't just cater to the casuals. Does Microsoft deliver to their fans? or does this years E3 also result in utter failure once again? Read on to find out.

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meetajhu2746d ago

8.5? It one the worst E3's i have seen in my life. Except Gears of War 3 everything else suc*ed to the core.

Thrillhouse2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

Agreed, that was just plain embarrassing for non-Kinect fans.

My reaction to Microsoft's E3 conference:

I will laugh my ass off if Nintendo's conference is full of hardcore games on their new console.

ksense2746d ago

i call a 5 rating for sony conference if they think this is 8.5 because only a hardcore xbox fanboy would give this an 8.5. there was nothing groundbreaking and everything that was announced was expected. we knew halo 4 was gonna come but the only surprise they showed a trailer this year.

If you are a kinect fan then this conference was great but if u r an hardcore fan then this was just ok. gears was awesome and to think that was the only highpoint of the show as far as i am concerned.

LOGICWINS2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

Yeah, if your a Kinect fan and uve been waiting for hardcore support...then it was a good conference. But for a person who doesn't own a 360, this conference did nothing to intice me to get a 360.

I was expecting at least 2 new non-Kinect hardcore IP's

Winter47th2746d ago

I'll summerize the conference for you:

XBOX launch XBOX go XBOX play XBOX go back XBOX play XBOX dashboard XBOX rewind XBOX FUCKING DIE XBOX forward XBOXXBOXXBOXXBOXXBOX*headexplo de*

Anarki2746d ago

that was plain embarrassing.

Peppino72746d ago

I give it a 7.5. The coolest games were multiplat during the beginning of the show. nothing really that great for kinect except voice mass effect and ghost recon weapon customization.

DatNJDom812746d ago

What a fanboy review....... I'm typing this while LOL.

come_at_me_bro2746d ago

Give it up for Microsoft: sending back the video game industry two decades in 90 minutes. Every time I think video games are getting closer to being respected as an art form, something like this happens. Is it even worth trying to defend this kind of stuff anymore? Microsoft basically just parodied the entire industry.

alien6262746d ago

Worst E3 Conference ever! 8.5? thats just being nice now should be much lower

firefoxprime2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

I say C+

Casual Kinect games killed it though...

Kinetic Sports Season 2:

I'm sorry...but who asked for this game lady???
Yeah. I thought so...

R0me2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

MS wants more money and thats only possible if they can win families for kinect. They want fight with Nintendo. It sucks for all core gamers, bad conference.

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Shang-Long2746d ago

when the guy went up and said an exciting new trilogy experience 4 the xbox 360. i was like Ok interesting!. as the trailer went it got my attention, then i saw master chief and went ohhh..

Anarki2746d ago

Hey all you xbox fans, welcome to Playstation 3. Hope to see you all soon.

I_find_it_funny2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

pretty disappointing..

Nintendo and Sony to the rescue!

6/10 and I'm being generous

egidem2746d ago

I have to admit...that was a bad conference! You just witnessed Microsoft at it finest.

Halo --- check.
Gears --- check.
Fable ---- check.
Forza ---- check.

^^That's it for the hardcore

Bunch of horrible Kinect games --- check.

They just made it clear: they're now much more interested in the casuals than the hardcore.

malamdra2746d ago

MS's E3 was pathetic, pitiful and shameful, and this "review" is the same

they're pissing on core gamers, and most of the Kinect stuff was fake (even those little kids could see that the scanning was fake)

Fable is now a light gun on rails game? pathetic

sikbeta2746d ago

You can review conferences now? I want info about it, not some opinion about it...

S_C2746d ago

As and xbox owner i was not impressed with that conference if sony offer a price cut e.g £150 ill buy a ps3 AGAIN but i will also keep my xbox, i seriously think that EA are going to blitz that showing that microsoft made , Battlefeild 3, Fifa 12 need i say anymore...... hope theres as many supprises in their conference as there were last year

Lifendz2746d ago that's what a conference is like when a company only has a handful of exclusives? I'm not interested in Kinect and it feels like MS moved away from me because of that.

Commander_TK2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

I thought the show was good. And I don't even own the 360. Some great moments such as Gears, Tomb Raider, ME3, Ghost Recon was impressive and the Halo vids were pretty decent. 7-7.5/10. Although the cookiemonster thing and all the casual crap was stupid, especially since it was E3.

HappyGaming2745d ago

I missed it this year but WHAT? The only interesting thing was Gears of War 3?

Wasn't Gears of War 3 the only interesting thing last year?

FunAndGun2745d ago

Reading all these comments! LOL

I love


Oxymoron0282745d ago

I had to facepalm when the stereotypical soccer mom came on to advertise a sports game.

Not even my Xbox Fanboy friends could believe the shit Microsoft were pulling during the conference.

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theonlylolking2746d ago

Gametrailers gave it a B for bullcrap.

Hagaf222746d ago

This was a terrible conference for MS. The first half was all multiplats, then they flooded the last half with kinect bs. They spent very little time on games that made xbox great- gears and halo. A terrible conference. Leaves the door open for sony and nintendo. both of which have alot of potential. Nintendos got the new console and sony has alot of exclusives to show.

chris m2746d ago

Yeah that has to be the worst conference I've seen, MS have just alienated their core audience to try and get easy money from kinect

grailly2746d ago

the worst part is... I missed the first half

RedDead2746d ago

Haha, I normally laugh at Nintendo's conference, this year though...WTF MS ......WHAT THE FU**!

ElDorado2746d ago

I agree man, it was really disappointing except for the Halo announcements and Gears of War 3 ofcourse, but we already knew of this games.. so nothing new. KinE3t was casual. Hope it's gonna be better next year. Still Halo 4 will be great!

blusoops2746d ago

Honestly, I didn't see anything at the MS conference that would convince me ofbuying a 360. I mean "hardcore better with kinect" ME3 = voice commands?! Is that it?? Lol

End War had voice comands and so did socom on how is this mind blowing?

Only interesting thing I saw was IPTV, but of course, no price given.

So MS gets an 8.5 for this?? Wonder what Sony and Nintendo will get?

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Gamingisfornerds2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

Well, not "everything else" sucked. but most of it did indeed.

The worst part of it all is that every MS conference for the past years has had almost the exact same line-up: COD, Gears, Forza, Fable and Halo + some 3rd party timed exclusive(s) + the mandatory casual crap.

I mean, seriously...enough is enough!

TheBlackSmoke2746d ago

You have to be a complete MS sheep to even consider this an 8.5

-Mulitplats with kinect shoehorned in.

-Exclusives we already know about.

-90% of content was kinect on rails games inc: ryse and fable.

- and then "hey guys...some more Halo".. BAAAAAAA BAAAAAA

MS just proves that they dont care about gamers and they cant come up with new ips so they just recycle halo because they know it will sell.

dkp232746d ago

I find it odd every year seems to be the "worst e3 ever"...

fr0sty2746d ago

Kinect does more rails than charlie sheen.

MinusTheBear2746d ago

Haha what an underrated comment.

jack_burt0n2746d ago

agreed it was a non stop cringe.

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fatalred alarm2746d ago

how did you type so fast? the stream was still running here when you submitted it..

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fatalred alarm2746d ago

New halo looks good though, pretty sure most on the xbox waited for that.

NYC_Gamer2746d ago

that score is way too high

N4PS3G2746d ago

more like a 1.5/10 for gamers

news4geeks2746d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

I think 3/10 for gamers and 9/10 for casuals. 3/10 for Gears, Forza and Halo.

Aiming at the casuals is a smart move by microsoft, sony won't even come close to topping that sort of casual support and that's where the money is in gaming these days.