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Posted by javaughn

hi

Posted by TheCowman

@Dewar said:

But who really want to browse the internet on a console? It's not that it's IE, it's that they're bothering at all.

Eh, I'd use it. Not terribly excited about it, but yeah... I'd probably use it every now and then. Sure, not worth making a big stink over, but at this point ya gotta figure 'hey, why not?'.

Posted by maverick_76

Well the article made me laugh, thanks for making something that seemed really dull fun.

Posted by Spiritof

If this is how Microsoft thinks a market leader is suppose to act, then this industry is going to be dead inside of 10 years.

Posted by ShenaniganZ

@watership said:

Alex, I get the "IE sucks LOL" part of your story above. I really do. But in the end, it's probable that the 360 will end up with the best web browser on consoles. Isn't that the point here? Unless you have web dev fiends or experience then go ahead and "GRR IE, PIXEL IS OFF".

Dude unless you can access the browser while playing a game, who cares. The only thing that would be worth a damn would be "XBOX internet explorer" "XBOX Brazzers.com" ERROR XBOX DOES NOT SUPPORT VIDEO FORMAT.....pointless

Posted by Max_Antrax

The best part was when the south park guys said:

"We need this too look crappy, so we teamed up with Obsidian Entertainment" :)

Posted by EndlessLotus

Well, Halo 4 looked good.

But that's about it....

Posted by rramo010

Great article! Can't wait to watch the Bombcast!

Posted by NewfieBullet

I really hope the South Park game doesn't fall flat, would be awesome to have a good South Park game.

Posted by MoronBhndWheel

@jasondesante said:

Remember they said at the beginning this is going to be the biggest year ever for xbox......so ummm

gears 4,

halo 4,

fable 4

forza 5

splinter cell's solid creed 4 featuring max payne (will prob be multi platform anyways)

seriously? buy an xbox? wow they suck the WII has an internet browser and Nintendo never made a huge stink about it, neither Sony....Why does Microsoft always have the right to brag about literally nothing, and people support them? wtf

This makes me laugh.

Posted by darkjester74

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to put a gun to someones head to force them to clap for an IE related announcement.

Yeah that was my feeling too. Wouldnt be surprised if there were MS plants in the audience.

Edited by Sooty

Review fixing and applaud fixing. Video games!

@insanejedi said:

@2HeadedNinja said:

@insanejedi said:

Whining about IE in that capacity = I am an uninformed idiot or I am living under a rock for more than 5 years. Get over it guys, IE9 is just as good as any browser today on a technical level.

as a webdeveloper let me say ... no ... it has gotten better but it's still worlds apart from opera, firefox or chrome.

Fact: IE9 Will get a 100/100 on an Acid3 Test

Fact: IE9 Will benchmark comparably to any other mainstream browser including Firefox and Chrome for Javascript

Fact: IE9 Will open and load as fast and in most cases faster than any other browser.

This is not opinion; these are objective repeatable facts that are cross comparable that show on a technical level that IE9 is just as good if not better than any other browser. I don't even personally use IE9 on a daily basis (thanks to Firefox Sync) but I'm tired of people being stupidly ignorant and bashing IE when the notion is outdated and no longer warranted.

IE9 sure has one horrendous UI though and it is quite behind the times still, they seem to not be bothering much with extensions.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to put a gun to someones head to force them to clap for an IE related announcement.

Posted by Dewar

@watership: But who really want to browse the internet on a console? It's not that it's IE, it's that they're bothering at all.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

I like how they introduced Internet Explorer. Dude basically says "There have been browsers on other consoles, but no one uses them because they're painfully slow!"

Dude, the fucking 360 Dashboard itself is painfully slow. It barely runs! I have no faith that they can make IE9 work well.

Posted by dropabombonit

Got to agree with you Alex, show was really underwhelming. The stuff that looked the most interesting was mulit platform games

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@SomeJerk said:

Metroid Prime 4 looked pretty good, but super on-rails from what was shown, and following so many dull FPS standards that I bet it's got QTEs and stationary turret sequences and "player loses control of character by slipping or falling" cinematic feces, ugh. Resident Evil is now a dead franchise.

Never played a Halo game before? The scripted sequences were most likely just for demo purposes, they did very similar things for Halo 2 and 3, but the actual games never included them. A big part of the series has always been the enemy A.I. and the fact they can act intelligently, fights will change depending on what you're doing. It doesn't rely on completely scripted encounters, like what you see in every other shooter out there at the moment.

Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie

Very disappointing press conference. And I wasn't even expecting much to begin with. The new Halo and Splinter Cell games look great but this app bullshit has gotten waaaay out of hand.

Edited by Nettacki
@MolluskLingers said:

Why is it ok for Harmonix to put out a new Dance Central literally every single year but Neversoft were insulted and bashed for putting out a new Guitar Hero every year? Shitty industry.

I don't think people had a problem with Neversoft putting out a GH every year, but instead had a problem with Activision releasing 3 or 4 full-priced Guitar Hero games each year. Harmonix at least tries to limit it to 1 or 2 new games a year with a few cheaper side titles and strong focus on DLC.
Posted by Brian_P

Great write up Alex. Nothing negative to say here.

Edited by jasondesante

Remember they said at the beginning this is going to be the biggest year ever for xbox......so ummm

gears 4,

halo 4,

fable 4

forza 5

splinter cell's solid creed 4 featuring max payne (will prob be multi platform anyways)

seriously? buy an xbox? wow they suck the WII has an internet browser and Nintendo never made a huge stink about it, neither Sony....Why does Microsoft always have the right to brag about literally nothing, and people support them? wtf

Posted by Aarownd

I really don't see Microsoft dropping the "360" from the title of their next system. Every older person I heard talk about games say 360, not Xbox. 360 has become a more recognizable brand than the Xbox at this point.

Posted by SomeJerk

Metroid Prime 4 looked pretty good, but super on-rails from what was shown, and following so many dull FPS standards that I bet it's got QTEs and stationary turret sequences and "player loses control of character by slipping or falling" cinematic feces, ugh.
 
Resident Evil is now a dead franchise.

Posted by Didion

Alex, I love you for your final thought about the tosser applauding the announcement of IE

Posted by watership

Alex, I get the "IE sucks LOL" part of your story above. I really do. But in the end, it's probable that the 360 will end up with the best web browser on consoles. Isn't that the point here? Unless you have web dev fiends or experience then go ahead and "GRR IE, PIXEL IS OFF".

Posted by Cusseta

@insanejedi: I think people hate IE because it's the most all-up-in-your-face with random bullshit the first time you try to use it. Do you want this? Do you want that? Disable this? Enable that? Why not download firefox or chrome and not deal with all that bullshit? I'm not saying it's a great reason, but it's certainly a complaint I hear a lot (and have experienced EVERY time I have to use it on a new PC).

Posted by ozzdog12

@buckybit said:

... this article is waaay too well written for such a boring event, Alex.

Basically

Posted by Sil3n7

LONG LIVE DON MATTRICK

Posted by ManMadeGod

@lordofultima said:

@ManMadeGod said:

@HerbieBug said:

Lame. :/

They could have teased something. Anything. But no.

But do you really want that? Do you really want them to show a game like lost guardian and than not see it for 2-3 years? Or say something about their new machine only to leave you hanging until NEXT YEAR to hear about it again? What's the point? Or announce games in which development hasn't even started yet (Nintendo did that with super smash last e3)? I'm so tired of seeing BS titles at these shows. In fact they MS did throw in a few 2013 trailers in the middle just because.

Yes, that is what I want. The point of E3.

The point of E3 is to show us bullshit trailers of games not coming out for three years if ever? I want nothing to do with that.

Posted by YoungBuck

After the first 15 minutes, the conference was hard to watch.

Posted by TheSmashing

boring is a euphemism

Posted by Timnoldzim

Ech... boring, boring, boring.

Posted by MeatSim

The South Park portion of the conference was the best part.

Posted by sthusby

@Mr_Skeleton said:

@sthusby said:

Alex Navarro. You try too hard to be funny. You rarely are.

I would disagree.

To each his own. It's just too obvious for me. I mean come on, look at that headline. It would have been fun if it hadn't been for the fact that everyone can think of that. And it's just all the damn time. How about just writing a normal header for once, instead of forcing in a lame joke. He's not funny. If there's one man I wouldn't mind severed all ties to Giant Bomb, it's him.

Posted by SuperSonic1305

BOOOORING

Posted by CharAznable

Total snooze. Who is using all these goddamn apps and fitness products?

Posted by bunkerbuster05

USHA USHA

YEAAAAHHH MAAAANNNN

Edited by LoktarOgar

Same shit, different year.
At the very least, they could have had another LSD inspired pre-E3 Kinect event.

Posted by Jackel2072

i cant be the only one who wants to punch don mattrick in the face! i mean i really have nothing against the guy, but just something about that smile,

Posted by YukoAsho

@tourgen said:

@YukoAsho said:

Sorry, but that "keyboards don't belong in the living room" jab was dumb as shit. They just wanna force you to buy a $150 Kinect instead of letting you use a $20 keyboard.

yeah. Apple's little bluetooth keyboard is actually pretty damn awesome in my living room. Plus my PC on the big screen already does all that stuff they were pimping without a yearly fee and with more choices and flexibility. Kind of a weak showing from MS this year.

That's another thing. I can already watch YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and all the rest not just on my PC (which I also have hooked up to the TV), but through my Blu-Ray player and a media player I bought off the cheap some time ago. Neither of these things ask me to pay a yearly subscription fee on top of the charge for the services themselves. It really feels like Microsoft has completely and utterly forgotten what brought them to the forefront of the industry... And completely ignored how large Sony looks in their rear-view mirror now.

Posted by Aristides

To be honest, I find most e3 press conferences dull and painful to watch. Unless they do something incredibly stupid

Posted by lordofultima

@ManMadeGod said:

@HerbieBug said:

Lame. :/

They could have teased something. Anything. But no.

But do you really want that? Do you really want them to show a game like lost guardian and than not see it for 2-3 years? Or say something about their new machine only to leave you hanging until NEXT YEAR to hear about it again? What's the point? Or announce games in which development hasn't even started yet (Nintendo did that with super smash last e3)? I'm so tired of seeing BS titles at these shows. In fact they MS did throw in a few 2013 trailers in the middle just because.

Yes, that is what I want. The point of E3.

Posted by kerse

Everything you said was a complete lie.

Posted by ManMadeGod

@HerbieBug said:

Lame. :/

They could have teased something. Anything. But no.

But do you really want that? Do you really want them to show a game like lost guardian and than not see it for 2-3 years? Or say something about their new machine only to leave you hanging until NEXT YEAR to hear about it again? What's the point? Or announce games in which development hasn't even started yet (Nintendo did that with super smash last e3)? I'm so tired of seeing BS titles at these shows. In fact they MS did throw in a few 2013 trailers in the middle just because.

Edited by iselbi

Microsoft at this year's E3 was pretty boring, but they did have some interesting games. They could have worked on their presentations better...maybe make them a little less cheesy? Also...LESS KINECT.

Edited by KinjiroSSD

@PEIWARRIOR: If you mean vita games then you will probably be right. Our only hope for any pulse during Sony's conference is the rumor that they might do something crazy with subscription gaming. They might do a lot of stupid things but at least it makes for great conversation.

Posted by tourgen
@YukoAsho said:

Sorry, but that "keyboards don't belong in the living room" jab was dumb as shit. They just wanna force you to buy a $150 Kinect instead of letting you use a $20 keyboard.

yeah.  Apple's little bluetooth keyboard is actually pretty damn awesome in my living room. 
 
Plus my PC on the big screen already does all that stuff they were pimping without a yearly fee and with more choices and flexibility.  Kind of a weak showing from MS this year.
Posted by Scratch

Disappointed that Ironside is not the voice of Fisher. After playing all those games with Ironside as Fisher this just seems weird. Why not just change the protagonist? It doesn't have to be Sam Fisher does it?

Edited by PenguinDust

Halo looked good and I continue to be excited for the Tomb Raider reboot. The new Sam Fisher game looks promising too. Its action reminded me of a John Woo movie. That might not be well received by Splinter Cell fans, but I liked it. I haven't had an interest in the series since the previous Xbox, but this could turn me around. We'll see whenever it arrives. The South Park game was the other highlight of the MS show even though we didn't see any of the game play. Still, the humor and writing looks spot-on for the TV series, so here's hoping.

As for the rest of the show, I wasn't really interested in the offerings. The Resident Evil 6 demo looked as if someone had cobbled together the climaxes of a dozen different movies and wedged them into three minutes. It managed to make the later COD: Black Ops 2 demo look tranquil.

The Nike intro was really grating to me. There wasn't a shred of humility from its presentation. Just Nike is great and blah blah blah Nike makes water wetter. I have Nike sneakers so I don't hate the company, I just disliked the introduction to there new software.

Posted by YukoAsho

Sorry, but that "keyboards don't belong in the living room" jab was dumb as shit. They just wanna force you to buy a $150 Kinect instead of letting you use a $20 keyboard.

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