"Microsoft's E3 conferences have been sort of a joke for years now. Starting 2010, the focus has always been on Kinect, media, apps, TV, and so on."
I thought the show was great and I don't even own an Xbox One. Too much garbage nowadays with speakers and fluff and nonsense. This was to the point, and all about the Games. Sure they didn't show anything about the next Gears or some brand new IP that nobody knew about (which would have made the show great), but the stuff they showed still looked great and will do nicely to help flesh out the Xbox One's library. To me the game Inside was the star of the show. It looks simply fabulous.
Agreed. A refreshing return to focusing on games.
It was bit a meh, the highest point was with no doubt The Halo collection, but nothing new was revealed apat from the Platinum games exclusive as for AAA goes. It was ok.
I much prefer that Microsoft have focused on brand new titles and exclusive NEW games. It was soooo refreshing to see Sunset Overdrive I can't wait to see what GAME they show next year at E3. XoXoXoXo
It was very on point and a big improvement over their previous conferences I wish every E3 was like this. They get a B+ ;)
While I will give points to above, I felt it was underwhelming a little. Maybe due to the amount of leaks but they showed games that are multiplatform and the first party content did not blow me away. Additionally, way to many game cgi's was shown; and I was crazy excited to see crackdown, and all was shown was cgi. Even towards the end when Phile thanked everyone and they rolled the games trailer with everything shown, It was passable at best. Another issue is the 2015 announcements. I guess 2015 will be the year of the gamer. While I am the avid gamer, I just really wanted more out of Microsoft conference but kudos to showing nothing but games and not boring us with the same ole.
I think the major issue with the Microsoft conference is they have convince people to buy games in the future but not necessarily for the One which is what Microsoft really needs to address (something I mentioned in another comment that even Geoff, which surprised me since Geoff interviews are usually crap, brought up to Phil). It was great pacing and is was cool to see all these games but I think they are not in that position to do this
People wanted me IPs yet those are likely not coming to Holiday 2015 or early 2016 so there is no reason to announce it. I think games like Watch Dogs have learned not to announce games too ahead of advance. I agree with you on Inside it was just simply awesome. I am also looking forward to Sunset Overdrive. They did show a new IP but people seem to not think it looks good and I tend to agree with that as well. Overall to me its B+/A-. They only announced games and I was impressed with the games. Yes they showed multiplats but multiplats have been more impressive then exclusives from any first party as of right now. To me there is no game that excites me more than The Witcher 3.
"I think games like Watch Dogs have learned not to announce games too ahead of advance." How exactly did they learn not to do that?? By selling 4 million copies in a week and breaking all kinds of sales records?? Yeah, I bet that taught them a thing or two.
it was a solid B for me nothing really surprising, and they were some meh type games like Fable :(, but overall pretty good presser.
I hear you. Phil at the helm has been the best thing to happen to MS. They had a great show and can;t wait to see what sony does now and how this console war will now play out.
I have to agree, this made me want to get an xb1 and that's how it should be. It was a spectacular show. Definitely going to get it once the kinectless version is out. Lol
I also think it was a good showing, but I will say there were a lot of multi plats and CGI trailers. I also think MSFT should have showed more excitement for the new XB1 exclusives. Scalebound and Phantom Dust(not new, but new) looked freaking awesome, but they introduced them like normal games. Crackdown showcased that the Cloud demo was saw for destructible buildings was in fact Crackdown, this game will be huge. Also I like the 2014 games coming. Sunset Overdrive-Excellent showing Halo MC Collection-Fantastic content for $60 Forza Horizon 2-Short trailer, but looks awesome Fable Legends-Can't wait for the beta, looks awesome, really liked the villain mode. Indie Games Below, Inside, and Ori and the Blind Forest were fantastic. Too much focus on multiplats, but they had first content on some really good ones. AC was shocking, but that 4 player coop was great, The Divison is stunning, I really want to try the Evolve Demo, Dragon Age was pretty good..... Overall strong show about 80 minutes of games, but they didn't have enough energy for their BIG announcements. MSFT had good pacing, and some real gems. I still think they didn't want to go too far into the future with this showing, games like Halo 5, Quantum Break, and Gears were not even really shown.
Quantum Break is at Gamescon. Remedy announced that not too long ago when they showed some initial gameplay footage.
I think it was a great show, some titles were obviously absent buti remember Phil saying they would move some games to events outside e3 and remember they have an event planned just before the japanese launch. There will also be 4 more events before the end of the year. looking forward to so many titles now.its crazy.
I give them an 85 out of 100. They did good. They do need to fire all of the leakers though. Nothing too damaging has leaked from Sony which is surprising. Edit: The COD demo went on too long.
Yeah I'd say 80-85 also. I was just expecting to watch it and think "Sony really needs to bring the pain tonight if they want to top that", but now I don't think Sony has a thing to sweat about other than hoping their live demos go off without a hitch. I don't think Sony's room busted out with laughs and high fives, but I think they probably relaxed a bit.
It was all a bit meh. Hopefully EA will show something good.
It was great but i felt a little underwhelmed mainly due to the inclusion of many multiplats. Overall they brought the games, which all look great.
Great show, The master chief announcement was huge, Crack Down, Phantom Dust, Sunset Overdrive, Horizon 2, Inside, ScaleBound, and we know Quantum Break, Halo 5 guardians, and Gears of war. Excellent show if i must say, great job MS. Showed all games, and even every single multiplat showed has some sort of exclusive content for X1. O and the DR3 announcement was epic!
They honestly needed to do more than show games. Present some of their overall media agenda. And where was Quantum Break? Or did I just miss it?
Remedy already showed a video not too long ago stating that their reveal wouldn't be until Gamescon or something like that.
I thought it was ok.
The conference was total trash all multiplats and as usual is timed DLC the only few decent ones were crackdown and phantom dust
so the only decent ones were exclusive no multiplats.. :P
I was underwhelmed. Too many multiplats. We knew about most of the games pre E3. No Halo 5 footage, no Gears announcement, no Quantum Break gameplay footage, no Horizon gameplay footage, no blockbuster IP (whether 1st, 2nd or 3rd party) stolen or announced. The only thing I enjoyed was Sunset Overdrive gameplay footage. @disagrees What ever. But tell me one "BOOM, drops mic and walks off stage moments" Seriously and honestly. Name one. MS needed one of those moments and it didn't happen. A lot of us were saying MS needed to bring the house down. They didn't. Good show but not mind blowing. Just look at Tretton, Sessler and Kotaku's staff member (forget her name) impressions afterwards. Tretton gave MS an A for their show and then Geoff asked him what game he saw from MS that he thinks might be a system seller. He side stepped the question and just said they did a good job. Why? Because there wasn't any shown that any of the guest would say were an absolute system seller. I'm just keeping it real. How about those disagreeing doing the same.
Its going to be a busy holidays anyway plenty to look forward to for xbox fans . Overall i think they had a good show . I was hoping conker wasn't just in project spark . But that master chief collection with original halo 2 mp were the best announcement
Pretty good show. I think when you are an underdog you peform. Look what ps3 did with games. Im wish my Sony good luck..
The show was solid. It separates gamers from fanboys, no one says you can't like PS4 or Wii U, I do...but if you say you don't like or don't want an X1 after that, you're a fanboy and not a gamer. You were pre-disposed to not liking it, and not open-minded, sorry.
If you say someone has to like what you like to be a gamer, then you're a fanboy and not a gamer.
Well its still possible for someone to enjoy the show but still not be interested enough to get the xb1 without being a fanboy. You don't have to be a fanboy to not like something. Lol
It was a good conference for sure, and the COD demo was a little too long still try minimize it for more quality titles for future E3s My rating: 87 out of 100
Must have been a small park
I think they meant parking space.
The announcements were underwhelming AT BEST! They opened the show with a multiplatform game (Call of Duty), then went to Forza DLC, then the new Forza game, then ANOTHER FOUR multiplatform games before showing Sunset Overdrive and the "Remixed" Dead Rising 3. Then Fantasia and Dance Central (gotta use those Kinects with SOMETHING, I guess), Fable, Project Spark, a new IP (YAY!) with Ori & the Blind Forest, then Halo 1-4 regurgitated, and Halo 5 beta. Then they showed a bunch of stuff not out until 2015 at the EARLIEST! No, NOTHING shown is going to convince a potential customer to buy an Xbox One. Great show for the fans, but for the rest, just more of the same.
Too much CGI and almost no ingame running on the XBOX One
I thought the show sucked. I have an Xbox one only games that caught my attention was sunset and some of the indies
I think they had a good conference. I would have like to have seen gameplay of phantom dust, crackdown and scalebound, though. But I am looking forward to them. Ori stole my heart instantly. Halo:MCE, is Just what I hoped for..and then theres the halo 5 beta.. SSO looks great and the 8 player announcement made me even more interested in the game. Forza horizon is going to be immense. So many games that are going to provide some great memories between me and my band of buddies, who I play online with. A Whole bunch of stuff shown, that I want :). I have to get destiny on X1 too. Ill be playing that game with the same people I been playing halo with all these years. It just feels right. especially with Halo MCE. All in all. Good show MS. Not bad at all.I was getting worried when I saw the dance game, but they kept that short and sweet. And then theres Nurburgring for forza5 and that crazy new DLC for DR3, that I must download tonight! lol
I was told by fanboys that the early announcements were made to make room for more games. I think sales for Xbox One must be extremely lower than expected for them to announce over half of their E3 lineup early.
They made it to first base this year, that's about it. Last year they struck out.
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