Microsoft held their press conference earlier today touting innovation and excellence. But did the substance match up to their style?
Lets face it. M$ only cares about selling Hardware at this point and collecting Licensing fees off of Kinect/360 games. maximum gain minimum effort and that's why Microsoft is a wealthy company. I'm sure they have a Xbox 720 in the works so let the kiddies buy Kinect stuff while Devs get Core games ready for the 720. Well for the sake of gaming I'm hoping that's what is going on.
so fn true about minimum effort there last 2 0s's have been re skin's of vista and the xbox has such old tech if they are working on 720 lets hope it wont have a 80% failure rate.
Well I think its pretty obvious that 6 years after its launch the 360 and more so with Kinect has become a cash cow for MS. They wont be bothering with trying to cater to core gamers anymore. They already got them in a bag between through out 2005-2010. Now all the focus is expanding their market share and abandoning their core user base in the process. I think and hope that theres one of the reasons the have almost completely abandoned the 360 when it comes to exclusives is that they are working hard on games for the 720. Anyways, who would have believed it back in 2007 for instance...the 360 is the new Wii, unfortunatly for core gamers, "fortunatly" for MS.
Both Microsoft and Sony conferences were underwhelming. Microsoft conference was more or less what i expected (had low expectation) - some exclusives (halo hd, halo 4 and gears 3) - lot of support for Kinect. Sony conference i expected a lot more (had high expectation) - where are the PS3 exclusive games? Only interesting games were uncharted, resistance and starhawk - PS Vita is quite interesting with a good price but very few interesting games (uncharted, new rpg, lbp and bioshock).
The 'response to MS show' last ear was 10+ million kinect sales in about three months. Trust me they don't care in the least how you respond, nor do their shareholders.
I was absolutely ecstatic for halo ce remake and 4 but seriously the rest was just kinect crap. (besides minecraft)
Halo CE, Forza 4, Mass effect 3, Ghost Recon and Gears 3 were all great. Fable and the rest of their offerings were IMO boring. Halo 4 announcement was cool but in all honesty i was praying that they will announce a new IP and they did not. This E3 IMO has been one of the worst e3's i have watched and that is including Sony. NGP is great but i am not a hand-held gamer so all the NGP news i really did not care about. I just pray that Nintendo's project Cafe's rumored specs are real and it comes out with some real hardcore offerings. because if this is all that Microsoft and SOny have to offer this gen, then i am ready to move on to the next gen.
Agreed. Jack tretton said the ps3 is powered by PSN, but its the other way around. MS keep focusing on kinect, with only a few mentions of other games. I mean I really wanted to hear more announcements.
Yep, very boring E3, luckily Nintendo are revealing their new console. Hope they get back to catering to the hardcore AND casuals rather than just the casuals. MS got that on lock anyway.
wasnt this expected from since last E3? Why people are shocked now Sony lit the bomb And nintendo will ignite the building same as last year
I was more exited when I went to the marketplace and found new trailers for Trails Evolution and The Darkness 2. Forza 4 and Gears 3 looked amazing, but we already knew about those. Being Scottish I also laughed at the Glesga Kiss in Ryse.
Underwhelming? Naw not when they go to the bank :) They know what they are doing.
I am ready for next gen so Nintendo please blow me away because i have been underwhelmed by both Sony and Microsofts E3 conferences 2 years in a row. E3 2008 was awesome and this just leads me to believe that these consoles are maxed out and whatever progress will be made will be in toddler steps. So i hope project cafe rumored specs are real or better and it comes out with some nice hard core offerings.
me to http://www.wired.com/images... http://th05.deviantart.net/... when the hell does it start,.. I like watched Sony preso at 4 am,.. damn
I feel the same way bro. What really would have blown me away would is that clip of Halo 4 running on an Xbox 720
Yea E3s is getting boring it mean we are ready for new generation hopfully E312 blow us away with a new generation a new console war!
I don't know why people are so fast to criticise Microsoft. In my opinion, the presentations of Tom Clancy titles and Mass Effect utilising Kinect was rather impressive, nothing astonishing, but rather impressive. The announcements of a new Halo Trilogy was brilliant and the trailer for Halo 4 was great, anyone who complains of milking are incorrect, no one has seen Halo 4 and when thought about it the have been a larger amount of Battlefield titles than Halo, and Battlefield is arguably the most anticipated FPS on the market. For me I was mostly anticipating Gears of War 3, with me being an obsessive of the franchise and the footage shown was simply incredible. I myself, whilst most likely facing a bombardment of disagrees was hugely disappointed with Sony's conference, we went into viewing the conference with expectations of Syphon Filter 4 and God of War 4, instead, the only major announcement was Sly 4, which I'm not a huge fan of. I think this year for me is an E3 of multiplayforms, apart from Gears of War, I wanted to see gameplay of Skyrim, Hitman Absolution, Battlefield 3 and more and the announcement of Far Cry 3 was brilliant.
Neither press conference was that great in all honesty. Nintendo will probably steal the show on the basis of their new console announcement, but I think E3 press conferences in general are becoming something of a chore to sit through. It's less about the games and more about the PR.
What a bunch of fraking haters! You would'nt know fun, innovation or technology if it kicked you and your ancestors in the nuts. The hatred for anything not Sony on this site is a joke. OT: Very well done Microsoft. Haters be damned. Your Kinect titles were freaking cool and the announcement of Halo4 (as a new trilogy mind you) and Halo CE just cemented that. Add in the new XBL features and a myriad of other games and I say let the haters on N4G be just that...bitches.
So anyone who criticizes Microsoft is automatically a hater. Cry me a river, they're opinions.
No you ass. That's not what I'm saying. If you don't know the difference between haters hating and stating an opinion then you're stupid and I can't help you. I do not waste time explaining the obvious.
I don't see anyone saying 'FU Microsoft!!11' or 'You suck Microsoft!111'. I see people sharing an opinion about what they liked or what they didn't like. No amount of spinning can make Microsoft's conference *ANY* better. They're failing the hardcore audience. And grow up please. I didn't insult you so don't insult me. I only said this: Cry me a river.
lulz. I hope you have a blast with Sesame Street.
I hope you enjoy expressing your stupidity with one bubble. As for Sesame Street, you're damn right I will. Me and my kids, maybe the wife. What about it? Oh that's right, you can't respond. Edit maybe?
Welcome to a GAMERS website! Granted the voice command features for Mass Effect 3 and Ghost Recon looked cool but there is nothing innovative with the kinect titles announced. Still man, enjoy jumping up and down like a moron to Sesame Street in your nice little warm "innovative technology" bubble.
Somewhere in a future zoo... Fanboy-nongameruss-extinctus: This breed of gamer was equally as disgusting as your typical fanboy of the past. Espousing a Jim Jones like belief that "real gamers" shouldn't play casual games (ie., they aren't hardcore/fun/real games) and failing to see technology and innovation because they were ignorant. They died off soon after the release of Kinect.
I see the technology behind kinect but the innovation.. do enlighten me? If you take out "pretending" to hold an object and get past the "you are the controller" marketing blurb, all you're left with is similar games that have already been done on the wii. I admit I haven't given kinect enough viewing time to be completely accurate but the footage I've seen in E3, there really isn't that much innovation there. Also you have a wife and kids.. kinect is probably perfect for you as it can bring your family around your gaming hobby and something for you all to take part in. But put yourself in mine and a lot of other gamers boots who don't have kids.. what innovative technology experience does kinect offer us which we can get excited about? A bunch of on rails stuff where every movement is predetermined? Can't say that interests me much tbh. Also the only fanboy I see here is you. I see people giving their valid opinions on kinect and backing up why they think it. You on the other hand are just singing it's praises with nothing of substance to back up your claims yet you calling me and others out as fanboys? Hypocrite much?
Please, stop abusing the word innovation.
Mendicant, you're clearly butt-hurt over this. The general consensus is that the conference was over-whelming. No one is hating, you 360 fanboy. People expected more. The love you have to the point of insulting people who disagrees with you is pathetic. Shows how much of a fantard you are. If you love 360 kinect, that's fine. If you're excited about sesame street and the other rail games, that's fine. Hell, if you want to call it innovation, that's fine. I disagree but whatever. But if 99 out of 100 people saw the conference to be underwhelming, doesn't mean you have to pop a blood vessel. Fanboy.
Haven't been a real fan of Sony for a long time. My 360 broke last year and after seeing the MS presentation I guess I won't be replacing it for a while longer. On the other hand, my PS3 is working fine but I may be buying another one of those after seeing the Sony show. I see over $1000 going to new Sony products this year.
It was underwhelming however I expected it and the one thing that would have saved it for me was Halo CE Remake. Now to find out they are not remaking the mp and instead releasing classic maps for reach... It's a HUGE slap in the face. Halo 3 was the best fps for me on the 360 and to constantly hear halo fans complaining that it isn't as good as Halo 2 or Halo CE had me so curious and gagging to give either a go online and was so excited by all the rumours for a Halo CE Remake.. Microsoft well and truly dropped the ball this E3 for me.. Underwhelming is a very polite thing to say about the conference.
No surprises = letdown
2006 Gears of war 2007 Halo, Forza 2008 Fable, Gears of war 2009 halo gears 2010 Halo, Fable 2011 Gears of war, Forza 2012 halo fable,disney and sesame street LOLOLOLOL Microsft just Trolled everyone
I was quite disappointed by the Microsoft show to be honest. As a gamer who at this point is simply not interested in Kinect there was nothing new that excited me. Sure I'm absolutely pumped for Gears 3 just like most other core gamers that own a 360 but after that there's nothing to excite me. Forza games are good games but I'm not as much of a racimg sim fan as I used to be (proven by me not spending a lot of time on GT5 despite it being a really really awesome game). Halo remake is pretty cool but without the multiplayer I don't see the point in it, I still have Halo CE for PC sitting on my shelf and can play it whenever I feel the urge. Halo 4 will likely be a cool game but I'm pretty fed up with turning on my 360 only to play the occasional Halo game and the occasional Gears of War game to be honest. Very disappointed overall, I was hoping MS would show me stuff that would make me want to throw money at them but as it turns out Sony are the ones that have made me feel that way after their event yesterday and who knows with Nintendo's conference today I may actually end up owning my first Nintendo machine since the N64 if they announce an awesome new console with some great games alongside it.
MS deserves the cheesiest acting award with those Disney kids. "Oh no captain hook!" Who ever thought that was a show worthy performance needs to get their head examined. Just an awful presentation.
The ms conference was just as bad as last years, sonys was better, but overshadowed by how awesome their 2010 offering was, although uncharted and resistance demos were as great as we knew they would be, spreading them out and building up to them might have been a bit better, NGP is Lookin pretty neat tho! Don't understand why everyone's saying they're keen to move on to the next gem already, I personally don't want to hear another console announcement from Sony or ms til at least late 2012, I'm happy with my consoles being current gen for now rather than being somewhat outdated Market wise.
have to laugh nintendo were slated years ago for this approach with the focus on the cheesy games swinning your arms and legs about like a fool who cares, people are saying that the new nintendo console is too late i think its perfect timing actually, lookin forward to seeing what they have to offer for sure
It was a bit disappointing to me, because I was waiting for Crytek's kingdom game. It broke my heart when they announced that it was a kinect exclusive. I mean we knew Gears was coming and MW 3 on the always been shown the 360 is a no brainer. I think us gamers set our hopes to high we it comes to E3. I thought it was just PR talk we MS said the kinect is their next system.....I guess they were telling the truth.
That crytek game was the thing I was most looking forward to in the MS event this year. The teaser last year had got me thinking that Crytek were turning their hand to a 3rd person hack and slash game in the same genre as the likes of God of War or DMC or Bayonetta but in that Spartan/Gladiator type setting....it could have been so EPIC. But no, it's some first person Kinect game. Like you, my heart was a little broken at that point.
Surprisingly worse than their awful conference last year.They're gonna run the Xbox name on the ground.
MS have ruin 360 into the ground by DUMPING its core gamers. ps3 train stop by for old 360 gamers, welcome to ps3 land of EXCLUSIVES.
LOL. Dream on loser.Or did you miss all the Move and 3d crap at the Sony conference? The exclusives for the most part are unremarkable. I know because I bought a PS3 too, and quickly found out that the hype was unfounded. It's just another game system, and not really exciting. It's five years old and nothing special. In it's own way Sony's conference was also a huge disappointment.
sorry guys im just copying and pasting this msg ..just for the xbox users :) We should stop to log into xbl ..or just dont turn on the xbox for 2 week...we should do something a sort of strike to make understand microsoft that we want CORE GAMES..without kinect..or at least that u can use for a different type of gameplay..like the move in virtua tennis...killzone ecc ecc (that with move is unplayble but anyway!)......hoping that microsoft get back on steps and start to understand what we want seriously
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