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#1 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Looks like Apple wants to destroy Microsoft XD

In an unsurprising announcement, Apple has confirmed that the keynote address for the Worldwide Developers Conference will be at the Moscone Center on June 10, the first day of the conference. Which would normally be starting at 10 AM Pacific time the same time Microsft will hold their E3 Conference.

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/23/apple-confirms-wwdc-keynote-presentation-will-be-monday-june-10th/

My guess is that MS will delay this now they should delay it^^

#2 Edited by Clonedzero (4099 posts) -

Its a smart play. It ultimately won't do much other than Apple being a dick. But hey, kick em while they're down, no problems from me.

#3 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

Didn't they do this last year too? If you care about games, why on Earth would you be watching Apple doing anything?

#4 Edited by Tom_Scherschel (120 posts) -

Maybe I'm misremembering but hasn't this happened the last couple years? Either way, the events are not competing for much of the same coverage. The MS event Tuesday was for USA Today, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and tech sites (all the places that also cover the WWDC). MS has already said that E3 is going to be about games, and you can bet an Apple keynote won't spend a lot of time on that topic. It's not going to be a big deal. MS already had their mainstream news cycle.

#5 Posted by zombie2011 (4969 posts) -

Pretty sure this has been going on for a while now. How are they going in for the kill exactly? MS is going to be focusing on Xbox at E3 not Windows.

#6 Posted by oldenglishC (927 posts) -

These two events have absolutely nothing to do with one another. Nobody is going to postpone the biggest video game trade-show of the year because Apple is holding a conference to discuss its infrastructure.

#7 Edited by xyzygy (9899 posts) -

This is completely irrelevant. Maybe if they were going to talk about Windows Phone, but this is E3. How could you even think this means anything?

#9 Posted by Bane122 (784 posts) -

Yeah... no.

#10 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

This is completely irrelevant. Maybe if they were going to talk about Windows Phone, but this is E3. How could you even think this means anything?

Not really who do you think wants Microsoft as crowd? Right the Apple crowd. Apple TV for example. Also if Apple announces something really new and great and great deals no one in the mainstream media will talk muhc about Microsoft anymore.

#11 Edited by geirr (2483 posts) -

#BIGPLAYS

Oh wait they've done this for a while seemingly.

#12 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

Quick, let's distract Microsoft's games-focused audience during E3 with some bullshit about an apple product that doesn't play games proper. That'll teach Microsoft for focusing on multimedia so hard during their Xbox One reveal that was their chance to hit a wider audience that might not necessarily be concerned with just games.

#13 Edited by xyzygy (9899 posts) -

@darji said:

@xyzygy said:

This is completely irrelevant. Maybe if they were going to talk about Windows Phone, but this is E3. How could you even think this means anything?

Not really who do you think wants Microsoft as crowd? Right the Apple crowd. Apple TV for example. Also if Apple announces something really new and great and great deals no one in the mainstream media will talk muhc about Microsoft anymore.

This might make any sense if E3 was a TV conference or something. It's for GAMES.

#14 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

@darji said:

@xyzygy said:

This is completely irrelevant. Maybe if they were going to talk about Windows Phone, but this is E3. How could you even think this means anything?

Not really who do you think wants Microsoft as crowd? Right the Apple crowd. Apple TV for example. Also if Apple announces something really new and great and great deals no one in the mainstream media will talk muhc about Microsoft anymore.

The mainstream media isn't going to be talking about the new Banjo Kazooie game, Mirrors Edge 2 or whatever Microsoft are going to be announcing there.

If Apple are going to show something so ground breakingly amazing that it sucks up all the news around it, then it would affect Sony and Nintendo equally as much. But no, the two audiences are completely different and the media isn't going to ignore Microsofts showcase, even if Apple come out with some amazing new gadget. Get your head out of Sony's anus.

#15 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

@darji said:

@xyzygy said:

This is completely irrelevant. Maybe if they were going to talk about Windows Phone, but this is E3. How could you even think this means anything?

Not really who do you think wants Microsoft as crowd? Right the Apple crowd. Apple TV for example. Also if Apple announces something really new and great and great deals no one in the mainstream media will talk muhc about Microsoft anymore.

This might make any sense if E3 was a TV conference or something. It's for GAMES.

Yeah like the Xbone reveal was also hyped as something for gamers right? Main focus for the new Box are not games anymore and its time to accept that.

#16 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5278 posts) -

I don't think it really matters. E3 is for games and that's why we're all there. Microsoft already had their tech reveal. If Apple really wanted to stick it to them, they would've done their press conference two days ago.

#17 Edited by Beaudacious (927 posts) -

The irrelevance , and fanboy present in this post presents us with the fact that the OP clearly suffers from some sort of cerebral deficiency never discovered before. Oh wait, its just an Apple fan posting in a forum. False alarm.

#18 Posted by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

Will, they won't have games press their. I guess they don't care.

#19 Posted by McTangle (157 posts) -

Don't worry duders, you won't miss much.

Apple: Hey look at this. More pixels. Whoa! Please don't notice we stopped innovating when Steve Jobs died.

Microsoft: Do you guys like television? Television!

#20 Edited by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

Anything at E3 > an Apple event as far as my interests go.

#21 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

The two will be pretty unrelated, iOS 7 and new Macbooks probably.

#22 Posted by Jewittm (9 posts) -

That's right, Apple will destroy the Xbox with the timing of its Keynote.

#23 Posted by ModernAlkemie (358 posts) -

The only way I see this playing out to be anything interesting at all is if Microsoft announces a new 360 hardware iteration at a low price point and there is a simultaneous announcement from Apple about a radical new TV-based product. That seems like the only hardware that would be shown at E3 which would seriously compete with Apple.

#24 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Another iPhone that is overpriced and vastly inferior to devices that run Android? No thanks.

XD

#25 Edited by BaneFireLord (2913 posts) -

The only scenario where this conflict has any bearing on the success of Microsoft's show is if Apple unveils the Pippin 2 at its keynote. Which will never, ever happen.

#26 Edited by TheHT (10933 posts) -

@darji said:

@xyzygy said:

This is completely irrelevant. Maybe if they were going to talk about Windows Phone, but this is E3. How could you even think this means anything?

Not really who do you think wants Microsoft as crowd? Right the Apple crowd. Apple TV for example. Also if Apple announces something really new and great and great deals no one in the mainstream media will talk muhc about Microsoft anymore.

I thought the whole reason the XONE reveal was so weak is because they were after the Apple crowd then, and are opting to go after the gamer crowd during E3.

Doesn't seem like a huge thing.

#27 Posted by alternate (2688 posts) -

Different audiences and most people have to work so will watch neither live - will just make apple look like dicks.

#28 Edited by djou (863 posts) -

I'm hoping it won't be a big deal for gamers unless Apple makes some kind of surprise announcement beyond a product refresh. They will probably focus of iOS7 more than anything.

This keynote screws Sony as much as MS since they planned the PS4 hardware reveal on the same day during the eve of E3.

#29 Edited by Reisz (1461 posts) -

I can't see this making any difference at all unless Apple is launching a games console.

Apple isn't launching a games console.

#30 Posted by benpicko (2002 posts) -

epic xD

Also, this doesn't matter at all. They're completely different audiences. People who follow Apple products will watch that conference. People who care about games (or TV shows, whatever) will watch the Xbox conference.

#31 Posted by Iodine (543 posts) -

@geirr said:

#BIGPLAYS

Oh wait they've done this for a while seemingly.

#LUKEWARMPLAYS

#32 Posted by Clonedzero (4099 posts) -

@reisz said:

I can't see this making any difference at all unless Apple is launching a games console.

Apple isn't launching a games console.

OR IS IT?!

#33 Posted by bmccann42 (97 posts) -

@theht: i think MS was after the "dude-bro" audience more than anything, and I'm still worried that E3 won't be much better.

#34 Posted by Nictel (2389 posts) -

This could mean the end of games, we should just not have e3 at all.

#35 Posted by EXTomar (4530 posts) -

I always thought that WWDC was in June where I don't think it is an explicit shot at anyone.

#36 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@theht: i think MS was after the "dude-bro" audience more than anything, and I'm still worried that E3 won't be much better.

I expected an audible groan from the audience when the first game thing announced was EA Sports games haha

#37 Posted by SeanFoster (859 posts) -

Cancel next gen consoles, it's over.

#38 Posted by ChaosDent (234 posts) -

This could be a big deal if the often rumored Apple TV is revealed and looks amazing, that could knock some wind out of XBOX ONE's general audience appeal.

I don't think that's likely though. iOS isn't seen as a direct competitor to XBOX and Playstation and the fawning, hyperbolic Apple/tech industry press don't overlap much with the fawning, hyperbolic gaming industry press, so you will be able to get more than adequate coverage of both events.

#39 Posted by Scroll (593 posts) -

Hasn't this been the case for years? This is a topic meant to rile people up, knock it off.

#40 Posted by AlexW00d (6198 posts) -

Uggghhhhhhhhhhh

#41 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

MS is to desperate to be relevant again, 3 in a row frankenstein product flops:

-Windows 8, Surface and now the XBONE

They all want to be tablet, pc, app ecosystem, motion sensor bullshit, laptop/tablet, gaming platform, OS, cable/tv.. they all fail at pretty much doing any of that right. They all ignored and pissed off their core audience

GG MS

#42 Edited by NoobSauceG7 (1236 posts) -

Who cares?

#43 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@bmccann42@me.com said:

@theht: i think MS was after the "dude-bro" audience more than anything, and I'm still worried that E3 won't be much better.

I expected an audible groan from the audience when the first game thing announced was EA Sports games haha

there was no real applause at the event it was all faked

#44 Edited by triple07 (1196 posts) -

I'll stick to never watching an Apple press anything thank you very much. Doesn't seem like a big deal to me.

#45 Posted by Jimbo (9776 posts) -

While Microsoft is being rotten to the core?

#46 Posted by musclerider (589 posts) -

Microsoft? More like BAD-crosoft!

#47 Posted by buft (3307 posts) -

unless apple are getting into the console market then i don't care.

#48 Posted by realph (253 posts) -

Apple will go for the kill if the word TV is brought up on that stage.

#49 Posted by mellotronrules (1172 posts) -

while they compete in several spaces, i really don't think counter-scheduling could be considered "going in for the kill." industries aren't lost and won through promotional events- not the least of which being a developers conference and a press event.

#50 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4167 posts) -