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Old 06-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default The Microsoft E3 Press Conference Thread

Microsoft's E3 press conference will start in a few hours. Let's talk about it here. What do you think they will show today?
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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a few months back the ceo said at the E3 2012 the will be show casing a new xbox i believe ?
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Will there be an online stream of this?

I see that Engadget will have a liveblog.
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yes

http://www.g4tv.com/e3-2012/press-co...microsoft/131/
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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hate being at work when these things are going on lol, i want to watch it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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a few months back the ceo said at the E3 2012 the will be show casing a new xbox i believe ?
No, they have explicitly said that they are not showing a new console this year.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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no that was plastation that said the new console will not be announced this year until ps3 4 year life spain is up
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #8
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also spike is showing all the conferences if you don't watch online ?
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I wonder if there will be anything for the people that don't want the gimmicky kinect crap shoved down their throats.
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Just out of curiosity, what needs to happen with motion-based gaming/input (Wii, Kinect, etc.) for it to no longer be considered 'gimmicky'?
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I wonder if there will be anything for the people that don't want the gimmicky kinect crap shoved down their throats.
What are you talking about? The first two games shown are both controller-based. They might offer Kinect voice commands, but I don't see how that is a problem.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't realize you posted that before it started.
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Blech, sports games, move on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #13
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Hmm, not sure how well a Kinect-based Fable is going to work.
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Hmm, not sure how well a Kinect-based Fable is going to work.
Not to be unnecessarily snarky, but I'm going to guess poorly?
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Wait, Matthew McConaughey is the vice president of Nike?
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Meh, SmartGlass feature looks relatively useless, and I don't care about having a browser on Xbox.
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IE9 on a 360? Christ Almighty, that's going to be painfully slow. There's a reason MS used in-order cores: they didn't need hardware that offered strong general purpose computing performance. This is exactly the kind of thing the hardware is slow at.
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Hmm, Wreckateer looks something like Kinect Angry Birds, but it could be a lot of fun.
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LOL at the South Park guys making fun of SmartGlass.
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Damn, was hoping the HMX announcement would be something other than Dance Central 3. Oh well.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #21
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Usher is making this painful to watch. I'm also finding it painful because the Xbox live e3 app crashed 10 minutes in and royally screwed my viewing of the halo trailer and spike apparently can not do any better. Also, xbox live glass is suspiciously similar to AirPlay.

Still, I am glad to see it will becoming to iOS devices too.
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so they announced a new gears game for 2013?

is it supposed to be running on 360?

if so it seems like a new MS console may not be as close as we hoped.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #23
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lol i like this line from the wired live blog...

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9:45 a.m. — You can now say “Take a shot!” instead of just pressing a button. Well, that seems a lot easier. Pressing buttons is a real pain in the ass.
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Worst conference in awhile. Ties Sony 2006 and the Nintendo one where they showed Wii music and the heartbeat thing.
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Worst conference in awhile. Ties Sony 2006 and the Nintendo one where they showed Wii music and the heartbeat thing.
I agree it was lame. A couple of mildly interesting game trailers, nothing more.
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