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Microsoft doing something at E3 that's never been done before

Eddie Makuch: Microsoft will do something at E3 2014 that has never been done in the history of the show, according to Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who is director of programming for Xbox.

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4Sh0w1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Without details that statement doesn't mean much. It could be really big gaming news or just theatrics/entertainment for the show.

I mean it could just be something like having a professional stuntman do something really cool tricks with a Sunset Overdrive theme. That's great, naturally all 3 companies think highly of what they present but in the end I just care about in game stuff.

We'll see.

Webbyy1669d ago

I'm with you on this one. All i care about is the gaming stuff..

on a side note, i hope that something does not get i want them to surprise us.

georgeenoob1669d ago

Now this has my curiosity. I can't really guess what they are gonna do since it hasn't been done before. All I know is that it will be a megaton.

darthv721669d ago

they could pull an "Oprah". Where everyone in attendance gets an XB1 (w/o kinect) as a parting gift.

Damn...if that were to happen then i wish i was going this year.

christian hour1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Obviously they're talking about a rap battle. A live rap battle to show they're still in touch with the kids. Maybe even a dance-off?! Oh please let there be a Dance-off!!

@darthv72 or a kinect without an xboxOne in yet another miscalculated attempt to improve their street cred :P /s

gaffyh1669d ago

I think this means they're going to do a shit live on stage.

It's never been done at E3 before.


Serious - Just remember, MS are the ones who got the journalists to dress up KKK outfits, for a conference, so just be wary.

husomc1669d ago

they might be conceding defeat and selling the xbox division to amazon :D

callahan091669d ago

@darthv72: That's been done before, though.

2010 E3, Microsoft gave away an Xbox 360 to everyone in attendance.

spicelicka1669d ago


I think they already did that when the Xbox 360 slim was announced.

FITgamer1669d ago

Maybe they'll bring Don Mattrick on stage and allow the fans to stone him with Kinect.

falviousuk1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

They gave away 360's to the audience and of course the accusations were flying as usual on here with anything MS does.

They were accused of trying to buy out the journalists etc in attendance by giving them a free xbox 360.

Thats how sad a lot of the people on here are

Please no more Cirque du Soleil

darthv721669d ago

@above, well damn why didnt i go that year then?

@christian,,, a dance off or perhaps a walk off with host david bowie. that would be mic droppingly epic.

abstractel1669d ago

Leakers are damaging gaming in my opinion. At least last year was prety spoiler free -- and it was one of the better E3s because of it. Even if I see leaks I am going to do my best to avoid them (don't put leaks in headlines).

abstractel1669d ago

@falviousuk Bribing journalists is shitty. They also gave away TVs at another event to journalists. I don't care what company does it, it's bad. Journalists also get really awesome, unique editions of games with statues etc. that the public can't buy and that's also bribery. Sony has done that with several games and so has many other publishers. Microsoft sent journalists Halo helmets for Halo 4 etc. If I was a journalist, I'd have the integrity of a _real_ journalist and send them back unopened. Just send them a review copy that every other customer gets.

Charybdis1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

Wouldn't mind if the whole thing was nothing but game videos and trailers, or maybe they will rename their console wouldn't be their first change in heart.

truefan11669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

MSFT has clearly done what they wanted to do, make their show the one everyone watches. XB1 fans will watch to see what's coming and fans that dislike MSFT and XB1 will watch to hope they fall on their face. Either way people will definitely tune in to see what the hype was about.

FITgamer1669d ago

Whelp forget the hype. It's a Major Nelson side project.

alexkoepp1668d ago

Maybe they'll benchmark an x1 with dx12 features and cloud power and show how it annihilates a ps4.

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AliTheSnake11668d ago

@alexkoepp Maybe in your dreams.

Zuperman1668d ago

USHER Performing LIVE!w/guest star JUSTIN BIEBER!!

ThanatosDMC1668d ago

I want to see ponchos and the circus again.

Guitardr851668d ago

If any recent MS E3 press conferences paint a picture, this may be a lot of flashy lights to cover up mediocre content!!

UltraNova1668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

I have two predictions

1) They will announce that Kinect will be given for free with all xbox one consoles @399. Saving them the fuss of product market transition (depleting kinect bundled consoles for plain ones and re-supplying the market)and saving face at the same time.
>>>They should do this, IMO removing the kinect hurt them more than it did good to them.

2) They will present the cast of the Halo show and perhaps Master Chief will make an appearance and maybe some kind of an action scene on stage with lots of FX etc. Plus they will give us a 10 min preview of the show. All this right after the official announcement and gameplay trailer of Halo 5.

Oh ! and finally give everyone a kinect bundle with free kinect games , in support of Kinect and as a thank you to the attendees. (yes I know...)

Wild theories huh? W'll see soon wont we?

warczar1668d ago


yeah, then Hyrb will come out and shoot laser beams from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Braid1668d ago

"Microsoft doing something at E3 that's never been done before."

I don't know, maybe they'll show... games?

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kreate1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

yea. hopefully its not a entertainment show. like bringing some nfl star to promote this year's madden or something along those lines.

I just want to see games.

I_am_Batman1669d ago

I agree. I don't care about music acts, athletes, stunt shows or other stuff that only takes away time and attention from the topic it should be all about: games. Especially when MS already said that their conference will be all about games.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1669d ago

Typical "This is the best thing ever done, until next year where we'll do the best thing ever done again"

It's all talk, smoke and mirrors.

pandaboy1669d ago

this isn't going to be like that time when microsoft hired the ku klux klan is it?

mydyingparadiselost1669d ago

No no, of course not. It'll just be Ted Nugent, some oddball ranchers, Donald Trump and the former owner of the Clippers teaching the crowd about how to tie a noose and playing out their wild west fantasies in the new Red Dead Redemption game. Nothing racist at all.....

ITPython1668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

@mydyingparadiselost - Sorry, but no. This is Microsoft, they will probably have Obama make an appearance.

He will probably say things like "If you like your kinect, you can keep it bundled". Coincidentally leaving out the fact that it will cost an extra $100 to keep the kinect bundled.

Then he will go on to say how the XB1 is the most powerful console in the world, and that if he had a son, his son would be playing it all day long 24/7 (you know, to keep him away from dangerous outdoor sports like football).

And after it is all said and done, Obama will comment on the PS4 and say: "Sony, you didn't build that!"

Oh, and Michelle will be doing the catering for the event. Everybody will be allotted exactly one slice of bologna, one slice of bread, half an apple, and a small carton of 1% low-fat milk.

yellowgerbil1669d ago

I think it's something involving Elephants... Oh wait they already did that

christocolus1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )


Stuntsmen and acrobatics?

Dude, phil had to cut out some game announcements just to create more time for other game announcements and you think they will have time for stuntsmen and acrobats? They are also reducing the number of execs who will be on stage just to make out more time for the game reveals..I don't think this has anything to do with that they wouldn't make huge halo, so and gwg announcements just to have more time for cool tricks?. Imo that would go against everything phil has been saying for months. They've got games and I'm certain its going to be about games. I think they will have a major conference held on each day of E3. The third day might have the biggest announcements.just a guess.

4Sh0w1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

christocolus bro I'm not downplaying their whole show. I think Phil is going to do a great job for the Xbox brand but I NEVER take either companies comments regards to how amazing, best ever or never before seen when it comes to E3.= Not that I believe Phil or in this case Major Nelson are intentionally trying to deceive us but because frankly I think they ALWAYS over value things that don't matter to the hardcore that watch E3.

I have no doubt that micro's show will be ALL ABOUT GAMES but I'm 50/50 on the value of what the "never been done before" content will be. Also nothing against Major but as the PR spokesman of micro he always implies whats coming is the best thing ever(It's his job). I want a good show Im just careful not to fall for the overhype. Do you not think micro can have the greatest E3 ever but still this "never been done before" claim could be something that's a "meh" side note? lol, but that said if its like MELMAN26 said below I will scream like a middle school girl at Justin B. concert if its some cool tech to introduce MasterChief.

christocolus1669d ago


I misunderstood you then,thanks for clarifying that but I think MS should know better than to waste time and resources on stuff that gamers don't body wants a circus or a music performance. It should be all games. However i too am certain they will show great games and have some major announcements. Its going to be a great show.

hankmoody1668d ago

Everything you've said has been confirmed but nothing can stop the disagrees! Gotta love N4G.

warczar1668d ago


No way, they confirmed that there going to unveil the new Halo? That's crazy, that blindsided me almost as much as the COD Advanced warfighter announcement, next your going to tell me that ubisoft is going to unveil the next Assassins Creed, I've been waiting nearly 8 months for that one. Man, this is going to be the best E3 EVER.

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It's going to be an on stage hologram of Master Chief or Marcus Fenix. Remember you heard it here first :D

MysticStrummer1669d ago

Breakdancing holograms.


Seriously though, they can't possibly top the ponchos.


Indeed, a hologramed break dancing battle between Master Chief and Marcus Fenix.

FalloutWanderer20771668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

If it is using the hologram tech they used for that Tupac performance, that would actually be pretty damn cool. Minus the break dancing part lol


Yeah, that was what I was thinking. Maybe something along the lines of Marcus Fenix coming out, welcoming everyone to E3 2014, then presenting the world premier of Gears of War. It would be the first time, anything like that has been done, and would be awesome IMO.

Sony could also do it with Joel from The Last of Us.

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eh, id be careful with these type of statements. remember the usher performance during microsofts show a few years back? GOD that was awful

mark3214uk1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

they are not going to not tell lies,and there also going to demo there games on actually x1 consoles intead of 2 x titan machines :p

saint_seya1668d ago

That was so troll.. but i must admit that it made lol.. but still troll

mark3214uk1668d ago

ye i agree,i need to stop im now down to 2 bubbles :/,but i cant help but troll these delusional x1 owners :)

dasbeer881668d ago

+1 bubbles for ya. Your comment made me chuckle too. :)

styferion1669d ago

as long as it doesn't eat up the time that should've used to show more games.. especially Halo 5, I've been waiting for that one.

Thatguy-3101669d ago

Justin biber concert just like the Usher one

Phoenix761668d ago

Hey!! Let's not go that low eh? Lmao :-D

Patrick_pk441669d ago

Well if they reveal more TV TV TV, then it will be the first time done in E3.

3-4-51669d ago

Could they be releasing a game the first day of E3 ?

Announce it, and immediately release it right after, or has that been done already ?

I feel like maybe Nintendo may have done that but not sure.

rainslacker1668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

Sega did that with the Saturn console. Kind of pissed off a lot of retailers since none of them knew about it, and only a couple were able to get a limited stock early.


Think I'll troll a bit.:)

I'm calling it now. What MS will do at this E3 that's never been done before.

Win E3.

Edit: Darn...THC CELL beat me to it below.:*(

3-4-51668d ago

Yea but in this case, it's a game and not a system.

* With Saturn, there were no games for the system which eliminates it's purpose.

* With my idea/theory, it's a game, and a game that can be played immediately, and isn't reliant upon anything other than driving to game store or downloading online.

rainslacker1668d ago

Yeah, I was just thinking that if they did such a thing then retailers wouldn't be prepared. If MS shipped the game early, then leaks would come out, and it wouldn't really be a surprise.

I guess they could offer it for sale digitally that day.

It's a cool idea to do such a thing, but the logistics of doing so and keeping it secret just don't line up.

FalloutWanderer20771668d ago

If either company,Microsoft or Sony did that, I think it would be amazing.

Imagine Uncharted 4 or Halo 5 announced and released the same day? Madness. I can see the charge for every single game retailer now,crowd injuries world wide.

On a unrelated kind of note - I would go apeshit if something like that happened with Fallout 4. Even if it was announced and dated for this fall.

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GiggMan1668d ago

They could have people in the audience planted to yell and clap for every little piece of news...

Or not. :-)

1OddWorld1668d ago

I expect them to give away XB1 kennectless version to attendees. God knows they have enough unsold stock and could use the media buzz.

fr0sty1668d ago

Last time MS claimed something like this it turned into that Cirque du Soleil Kinect circus mumbo-jumbo... followed by the faked star wars demos and such.


Miley Cyrus live on stage to promote the Miley Cyrus kinect game?


I still have nightmares about Usher on stage a few years back..

SkippyPaccino1668d ago

You're right... They might just start tossing midgets in the crowed and that would be a first...

All I'm going to say is that Microsoft is setting themselves up for a massive gamer retaliation if they don't deliver on their mega E3 promises...If I was them, saying little and shocking us is better than selling themselves huge and falling short of expectations ... They are just putting more pressure on themselves...

Anyways we will find out soon enough

assdan1668d ago

Remember a few years ago when Joel McHale was hosting, and a bunch of people jumped out and started shooting laser gun toys at each other? That had never been done before, and I'd consider that pretty lame.
Not saying it's going to be lame, but theatrics usually miss the boat at e3.

Dee_Cazo1668d ago

Maybe they will announce an acquisition? Would be pretty incredible for them to be like "And we just acquired HBO, only on Xbox One" or something like that.

Obviously not HBO, but some tech company or possibly a studio. Rockstar games.

Daz1668d ago

There going to let the audience play the games live on stage.:P

VforVideogames1668d ago

this is no news, all microsoft is doing is bringing naughty dog to xbox one I mean , already have insomniac and all sony had left is naughty dog. I smell bankrupt sooner.

xtremeimport1668d ago

They'll probably just have some big named star announcement or something totally over hyped.

memots1668d ago

well let see, The Poncho were never done before. And Skittle the tiger either.