Microsoft's Gamer-Focused E3 Shows They Are Listening, Adapting, And Are Ready To Succeed

New year, new face and a new tone from Microsoft with the company pulling no punches at their recent E3 press conference.
While it took a lot of work on the company’s part, Microsoft may have finally found themselves in the position where a lot of the ill-will that they and their system garnered last year is beginning to dissipate.

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Bonkerz1645d ago

Absolutely agree, they really had a great show. 10 Exclusives, and exclusive content in all the multiplats. The monthly updates really show that they are making this console as good as they possibly can, and they are truly making it an all in one device. The updates are literally adding and fixing everything and its such a wonderful experience. The resolution debacle will soon be over especially since Bungie is already saying that the june SDK is getting Destiny to 1080P. The entire Xbox team is doing a great job, and i give them major props.

TedCruzsTaint1645d ago

While they shouldn't be entirely excused for what they wanted the Xbox One to be originally, that's not what it ended up being and what it is now is a hardcore gamer's console that, at least soon, will be more than justifying its asking price.

n4rc1645d ago

But you have to remember.. Many of us preordered that console.. Exactly a year ago actually... Lol..

not everyone was up in arms about that.. So to those people, there has been no Ill will..

Utalkin2me1645d ago

In the same turn is exactly why you should feel differently about what they was trying to impose on games and gaming in general.

n4rc1645d ago

What was that exactly? People love to throw around misinformation..

Those poor people without internet that nobody actually knows but we assume theyre mad as hell about this!! Lol

Perhaps it was the trading in of games.. Which you could still do but would have to be GameStop or best buy etc as they'd need to transfer the licence.. It would ensure publishers get something for used game sales and would allow benefits such as diskless play or digitally loan/gift games.. It was a benefit to the industry, not a hindrance

At the very most.. It would be a slight inconvenience and only if you were selling games outside of retail like eBay..

Don't mean to act like I'm bitching at you or anything, I'm not.. But with 1 bubble I need to get it all in one post lol..

I just get tired of seeing people act like ms was out to kill gaming or something.. They were trying to further it and some weren't ready for it

rainslacker1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )


MS wasn't out to kill gaming. They were out to control gaming. It could possibly kill gaming...but more likely would have just killed off the XBox brand because they'd be in terrible shape right now. Be thankful they changed those things.

And shame on you for trying to justify MS old policies by saying it would just be some minor inconvenience for the customer. It went much deeper than that.

Anyhow, I think I like the format of the MS press conference. It was the best I've seen it done by showing nothing but games. The magnitude of importance of the actual games shown really just depends on the person. Some seem really happy, others seem kind of meh. I'm somewhere in the middle.

DARK WITNESS1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

@ n4rc

There is also a third group of us who were not happy at all with the xbox policies but still bought the xb1 for a number of reasons.

I would not say we didn't have any ill will. a lot of us still complained and kept on complaining till things started to change.

I can't speak for others but I have had a lot of negative stuff to say about the xb1 to the point that I have been accused of not owning one, but I stand by what a said and felt towards it in the past.

I am happy to see the changes and feel like xbox is returning to the console brand I knew and loved back with the very first xbox and at the beginning of the 360's life.

I don't really believe it's all out of the kindness of their heart or because they love me sooo much and listen to everything i have to say, no.

MS is a business they are doing this for the money and that's fine with me. If they give me what I want as a consumer then I will be happy to give them my money. If they don't, then they should not be surprised when the console is not selling and software is not selling.

Anyway, I think ms did really well this e3. it's been the best one for me for about the last few years now.

it is sad that people still feel the need to defend and justify the stupidness of what MS was trying to do. Saying that it was a minor inconvenience... more like it was an outright insult to many of the fans who had support them for years.

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poor_cus_of_games1645d ago

What were the 10 exclusives? Also not every multiplat had a exclusive deal. Don't remember seeing any for assassins creed, the witcher and tomb raider.

-Foxtrot1645d ago

What they mostly showed along with their new games were either games announced too early last year and multiplatform games we knew were coming to give off the illusion that there conference was more packed then it was. First DLC exclusives and betas don't cut it.

If they were listening Conker 2 would of been announced, not Conker themed stuff for Project Spark so we can make the sequel ourselves. It showed that they knew we wanted Conker but sequel.

StealthPandemic1645d ago

Maybe they are working on a new Conker or Banjo. Rare is beginning on their new project.

MasterCornholio1645d ago

I dont think Rare will focus on Kinect games from this moment on given how unpopular they are. People generally don't like them unless its a dance or fitness game.

AngelicIceDiamond1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

@Fox "multiplatform games we knew were coming to give off the illusion that there conference was more packed then it was."

Sony did the exact same thing.

"First DLC exclusives and betas don't cut it."

If that's the case then BFH and Destiny exclusive betas and DLC for third parties from Sony's conference doesn't count then?

So I'm guessing you didn't like either conference?

GhettoBlasStarr1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

They are definitely on the right track. The raised the bar on presentation of what gamers really care about in E3. I was impressed on how Phil turned Xbox around in such a short time. Congrats to the Xbox team.......with that being said they still have a ways to go IMO, because with Every game having DLC left & right and stupid Micro-transactions and Timed exclusives, both Xbox & PS have a long way to go.

refocusedman1645d ago (Edited 1645d ago )

I dont think that microsofts conference was as great as everyone is making it out to be. Yeah they focused on games but, to me the games where just okay. Most of the games shown can be played on other consoles. In comparison to last years conference it was fantastic but, in comparisons to ubisofts or sony's it was either comparable or mildly underwhelming. ( this doesnt insinuate that sony's conference was great either because it surely wasnt)

Edit: This generation is quickly becoming rehashes of older titles with new visuals. Its ridiculous that both sony and MS are spending time displaying and talking about older games being sold at new game prices. The last of US and halo collection do not need e3 announcements

Yo Mama1645d ago

Ohhh. So NOW they're listening? Cool man. I guess we all should just forget that they tried to F us gamers in the A. Let's hold hands with M$ and sing Kumbaya, they're adapting and listening now.

TedCruzsTaint1645d ago

If you took the time to read the article, I addressed this.

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