The Official Microsoft E3 2013 Thread

#1 Edited by Marino (4736 posts) -
Winning Banner by b0nd07

Congrats to @b0nd07 for winning the Microsoft banner contest. We had over 50 submissions, which is way more than any of the other companies. And, while we had many hilarious and goofy banners to choose from, the moderators ended up picking this classy, late entry from b0nd07. If you're more a fan of some of the funny/dumb banners, stay tuned for the rest of the day...

The Official E3 2013 Microsoft Press Conference Discussion

It's officially E3 time, duders! If you haven't experienced the insanity of E3 before, the show starts off with press conferences from each of the three console makers as well as a few of the largest publishers in the industry. These presentations are prime real estate for game announcements, debut trailers, live gameplay demonstrations, and meme origins.

In an attempt to keep the E3 shenanigans organized, the mods institute these official discussion threads for each conference so that everybody has a go-to place to discuss them before, during, and after the show.

Keep Discussions On Topic

This thread is exclusively for the general discussion of the Microsoft press conference. Only discussion of the Microsoft press conference is allowed. Discussion involving the other company's conferences should be taken to their respective threads (once they're posted). And don't even think about going off-topic or derailing the thread with your predictions for your local soap box derby race.

Specific Announcements

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E3 is THE place for announcing never before seen games. It's exciting, fast-paced stuff and we're all enthusiastic to start talking about all the new toys. But, please keep in-depth discussions about specific games in their respective forums. For more information about how to help us keep things organized, go check out the E3 2013 and You! thread.

To help you get where you need to go to talk about anything announced or shown during this press conference, we have created a list of them right here:

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Where Can I Watch?

If you know of any others, let me know!

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#2 Posted by Sweep (8921 posts) -

@marino said:

Only discussion of the Microsoft press conference is allowed.

So Game Of Thrones, amirite?

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#3 Edited by oodli (110 posts) -

Thanks for the thread, exciting times are ahead of us!

Is the giant bomb chat going to be the gamespot stream with GB chat or soemthing like that?

And congratulations on the banner @b0nd07

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#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14417 posts) -

I'm super bummed that Blastroid's banner didn't win. It was leading relatively close to the end, but fell at the final hurdle and finished third. But I'm just going to post it here anyway. Because I can.

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#5 Posted by Marino (4736 posts) -

@sweep said:

@marino said:

Only discussion of the Microsoft press conference is allowed.

So Game Of Thrones, amirite?

Only if the Microsoft conference results in the slaughter of all its presenters at the hands of Kaz Hirai.

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#6 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

ZOMMMGGGGG!!!!!!!1!!! EEEEETHREEEEEEEE!!!!!11!!!!!

That's the appropriate response, right?

#7 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

I'm a Sony guy at this point, but I'm so fucking excited for this. Don't let me down, M$.

#8 Posted by Demoskinos (15011 posts) -
@sweep said:

@marino said:

Only discussion of the Microsoft press conference is allowed.

So Game Of Thrones, amirite?

TV TV TV.... I'd say its related to what Microsoft is pushing.

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (15011 posts) -

Oh, also the Spike TV pre-show starts a half an hour before the actual Microsoft thing does. I'd be willing to bet Jeff shows up on that.

#10 Edited by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

So is this a Youtube spam thread? I'm confused.

#11 Posted by Sweep (8921 posts) -

So is this a Youtube spam thread? I'm confused.

Shit, they're onto us. Close it down, chaps.

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#12 Edited by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Oh, also the Spike TV pre-show starts a half an hour before the actual Microsoft thing does. I'd be willing to bet Jeff shows up on that.

He said he would be on Bonus Round tomorrow so.... no?

#13 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6304 posts) -

I feel like we need some sub-banners similar to our incredible Ubisoft one, just with different wrasslers. Who would Microsoft's be? X-Bac? The One-2-3 Kid?

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#14 Edited by Devise22 (230 posts) -

So when ever they say TV during this press conference we do a shot right? :P

On a serious note, I'm actually very interested to see what Microsoft is going to do here. They have a lot of negative buzz and showing a bunch of quality games and gamer related features would certainly turn some of that around. But who knows.

#15 Posted by SnowyPliskin (101 posts) -

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

#16 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

They are on location, so no. It will be the regular-ass stream. (although GS are doing one with commentary, dunno if they're going to put that on the GB chat as well) We can count on live tweeting though, I'm sure.

#17 Edited by rentfn (1282 posts) -

I'm excited for some Fantasia gameplay footage. Think they will announce the Summer of Arcade lineup or will it be in a press release after their show??

#18 Posted by Marino (4736 posts) -

I feel like we need some sub-banners similar to our incredible Ubisoft one, just with different wrasslers. Who would Microsoft's be? X-Bac? The One-2-3 Kid?

One Man Gang

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#19 Posted by Marino (4736 posts) -

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

No. They will be AT the press conferences.

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#20 Posted by SnowyPliskin (101 posts) -

@marino said:

@snowypliskin said:

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

No. They will be AT the press conferences.

Haha, yes, I completely blanked on that. Where will everyone be watching? Im thinking of just going to GameSpot.

#21 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

I'm kind of relying on this press conference to restore some personal faith in Microsoft, and the future of console gaming in general.

#22 Posted by TheWu_TangBaby (11 posts) -

@kmdrkul: well if this is a fail we always have sony's after this

#23 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (620 posts) -
@kmdrkul said:

I'm kind of relying on this press conference to restore some personal faith in Microsoft, and the future of console gaming in general.

I would say hoping not relying. Judging from the CBOAT leaks yesterday it seems unlikely

#24 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

@kmdrkul said:

I'm kind of relying on this press conference to restore some personal faith in Microsoft, and the future of console gaming in general.

I would say hoping not relying. Judging from the CBOAT leaks yesterday it seems unlikely

Hope?!? How can we have hope in times like these????

#25 Edited by Winternet (8025 posts) -

@marino said:

@snowypliskin said:

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

No. They will be AT the press conferences.

Haha, yes, I completely blanked on that. Where will everyone be watching? Im thinking of just going to GameSpot.

You crazy person, giantbomb.com/chat is where it's at. Until everything breaks and @rorie has to put puppies on a hamster wheel to make the servers run.

#26 Edited by SnowyPliskin (101 posts) -

@snowypliskin said:

@marino said:

@snowypliskin said:

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

No. They will be AT the press conferences.

Haha, yes, I completely blanked on that. Where will everyone be watching? Im thinking of just going to GameSpot.

You crazy person, giantbomb.com/chat is where it's at. Until everything breaks and @rorie has to put puppies on a hamster wheel to make the servers run.

Phew, come on Microsoft, dazzle us.

#27 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

@snowypliskin said:

@marino said:

@snowypliskin said:

Will the GB crew be talking along with this one?

No. They will be AT the press conferences.

Haha, yes, I completely blanked on that. Where will everyone be watching? Im thinking of just going to GameSpot.

You crazy person, giantbomb.com/chat is where it's at. Until everything breaks and @rorie has to put puppies on a hamster wheel to make the servers run.

well it's still the gamespot stream so technically he's right.

#28 Posted by KaneRobot (1678 posts) -

There is no way this will fail.

I mean, at least for me. I'm either absolutely shocked and MS manages to get their shit together, or I get to particpate in an amusing chat full of anger and head-shaking.

#29 Posted by RonGalaxy (3220 posts) -

Wait so GB is gonna stream out the conferences? Sweet!

#30 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

I like video games and this is a thing about video games! Sounds good to me.

#31 Edited by KaneRobot (1678 posts) -

...why is XBox.com currently showing the Nine Inch Nails Beside You In Time concert on the stream page for their E3 presentation? Although this is probably better than whatever they actually have planned. The hell?

#32 Edited by Animasta (14711 posts) -

...why is XBox.com currently showing a Nine Inch Nails Beside You In Time concert on the stream page for their E3 presentation? Although this is probably better than whatever they actually have planned. The hell?

speaking of nine inch nails, new album woooo!

#33 Edited by Winternet (8025 posts) -

@animasta: But, it's GameSpot that comes to us, not we that go to them. Big difference. Huge.

#34 Posted by Nictel (2429 posts) -

@kanerobot: The person responsible for testing is probably a fan

#35 Edited by RonGalaxy (3220 posts) -

Hey, why is MS press conference so much shorter than sonys? That's a little worrisome, if you ask me

#36 Edited by Nictel (2429 posts) -

@naru_joe93: I thought so first too then I got remebered that Sony also has the Vita. So they have more to talk about.

#37 Posted by ManMadeGod (1575 posts) -

@nictel said:

@naru_joe93: I thought so first too then I got remebered that Sony also has the Vita. So they have more to talk about.

And they should have a lot to talk about with the Vita......

#38 Edited by pinner458 (807 posts) -

Will Giant Bomb be providing any kind of live commentary other than twitter and such?

#39 Posted by RedRoach (1199 posts) -

Is GB still planning on throwing up the gamespot feed in the the GB chat?

#40 Edited by thekitkatshuffler (63 posts) -

Chat's up

#41 Posted by jkz (4040 posts) -

@kmdrkul said:

@secondpersonshooter said:
@kmdrkul said:

I'm kind of relying on this press conference to restore some personal faith in Microsoft, and the future of console gaming in general.

I would say hoping not relying. Judging from the CBOAT leaks yesterday it seems unlikely

Hope?!? How can we have hope in times like these????

Really is some scary, dystopian sounding shit. Here's to hoping CBOAT is totally unexpectedly wrong...

Your bitter tears are my bidet

#42 Posted by duxstar (6 posts) -

Rare game is definitely Killer Instinct, no doubt in my mind

#43 Posted by Silver-Streak (1369 posts) -

Wait. Wasn't the conference originally scheduled for noon Eastern time? Did they delay it 30 minutes?

#44 Edited by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

HAH HAH HAAAAAAA!!!!! You can't even watch their glorified infomercial on your Xbox without being a Gold subscriber!

#45 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Gamespot pre-conference stream has begun!

#46 Posted by wenis (44 posts) -

@duxstar: if it is, my soul will cry because i will never get to play it

#47 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

I was hoping I had this one, I guess you can't bet against Master Chief.

#48 Edited by kishinfoulux (2394 posts) -

90 minutes of games sounds great to me. Not much Kinect if any, and no TV stuff. Good call.

#49 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

X1 confirmed for November.

#50 Posted by kishinfoulux (2394 posts) -

HERE WE GO BOYS!!!

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