E3 2011 - Microsoft Press Conference Discussion

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Welcome to the E3 2011 Microsoft Press Conference Discussion

Hello my fellow Giant Bomb-ers! Unless you have been kidnapped by pirates with no TV, phone or Internet access, you know that E3 2011 is upon us. Going with tradition, each of the major three platform companies along with a few of the biggest publishers will be giving press conferences to discuss the past, present and future of their company and the video game industry as a whole. To make the Giant Bomb community more orderly and easier to navigate, we have created an official "sticky" thread for each of the press conferences. This thread is dedicated to the discussion of everyone's general feelings/opinions/thoughts of the Microsoft press conference.

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#2 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

This thread is now open!

#3 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -

Please be better than last year. Fingers Crossed.

#4 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Hoping the live stream quality will be good.

#5 Posted by sorteslyngel42 (9 posts) -

Looking forward to it 

#6 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Thanks for ruining my Microsoft press conference. I don't care what gets shown or announced, if J Allard doesn't take the stage riding a horse I'm going to be severely disappointed.

#7 Posted by JacDG (2131 posts) -

@Gearhead said:

Please be better than last year. Fingers Crossed.

Sadly, it probably won't be.

#8 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -

 I'm thinking just lots of Kinect and Gears/Halo/Forza? Although I am interested by what Pachter said on the Podcast. Anyone really expecting some amazing surprises?

#9 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -

@leebmx said:

I'm thinking just lots of Kinect and Gears/Halo/Forza? Although I am interested by what Pachter said on the Podcast. Anyone really expecting some amazing surprises?

a part of me wants to be excited for the new fable......

#10 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -
@niamahai said:

@leebmx said:

I'm thinking just lots of Kinect and Gears/Halo/Forza? Although I am interested by what Pachter said on the Podcast. Anyone really expecting some amazing surprises?

a part of me wants to be excited for the new fable......

Forgot about that. I am interested to see what that is like - for all the rubbish Molenyux talks he still can be interesting so it will be good to see what ideas he has for this game (if he is involved) and I still have distant hopes that they might release something reasonably grown-up on Kinect that I might enjoy - hope they show that Mech game which was promised.
#11 Posted by Matt_F606 (319 posts) -

I think Fable has a great opportunity to redeem itself but chances are it will just be a kinect game with milo tech.

#12 Posted by Trace (3577 posts) -

FORZA 4 FORZA 4 FORZA 4 FORZA 4 FORZA 4

I might be a little curious to know what they have to offer there. Just a little bit. Beyond that, I'm not expecting any tremendous surprises that'll floor the community with awesomeness.

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#13 Edited by Ezekeilpurger (322 posts) -
LOL

Edit: vvvvv Nope, but someone's fired.

#14 Posted by Vextroid (1430 posts) -
@Ezekeilpurger said:
LOL
But not surprising...
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#16 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

@Gearhead said:

Please be better than last year. Fingers Crossed.

It probably will be. Last year they pretty much just solely focused on Kinect. Now they can focus on other stuff as well.

#17 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

It'll definitely be better than last years. They don't need to focus on showing what Kinect is capable of and now that it's been such a huge success, developers will be scurrying to actually develop some titles for it. Even if it's still annoying Kinect fluff, they should at least be showing a decent amount of interesting games..

#18 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -
@Vextroid said:
@Ezekeilpurger said:
LOL
But not surprising...
Where did you see that, it doesn't seem to be on the site anymore..
#19 Posted by kylekrane (64 posts) -

Ryse? More interesting than H4LO.

#20 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (322 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind: There was a video with Major Nelson talking about Kinect Fun Labs. From the video that was shortly on the site. There was a thing that let you make your own avatar using the kinect camera, and that looked pretty bad. Also something that looked like Beat Sketcher, using the Kinect... It looks like a big part of the show.

#21 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

Hopefully there's things other than Kinect and Heylol 4 because I could care less about those. Not much less, but less.

#22 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

When does the juice start? In 50 minutes?

#23 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@Ezekeilpurger: At the very least.. we have two Halo games, Gears, Forza 4 and Kingdoms.

I do expect the rest to be taken up with Kinect, and yes, there will be a large amount of focus on casual/family games. Hopefully they show something decently interesting that can be done with more traditional games too though, like how they've integrated useful Kinect features into Forza. They have to know that gamers aren't going to be interested in all the nonsense but at the same time, they're trying to show that Kinect is a viable platform. It'll be interesting to see how they juggle this, especially after last years reception. Maybe I'm just being niave, but I don't think MS are stupid enough to repeat the same mistake, especially after watching Nintendo fall into it year after year, when MS had the best shows.

I really want to see Rare bring back some of their old classics now that the Xbox has found a more family friendly audience.. Conker, Banjo Kazooie, Jet Force Gemini and Viva Pinata please!

#24 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -
@Scooper: Starts in just over an hour I think
#25 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will be making an appearance.

Kinect features? Exclusive content?

#26 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

I'm going to guess just Gears 3 and then the rest is all kinect stuff...

#27 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7184 posts) -

People wondering, here is the E3 schedule -

Microsoft Press Conference | 9:30am

Electronic Arts Press Conference | 12:30pm

Ubisoft Press Conference | 2:20pm

Sony Press Conference | 5:00pm

Nintendo Press Conference | 9:00am

Mass Effect 3 | 1:00pm

Battlefield 3 | 1:30pm

Batman: Arkham City | 2:00pm

Resistance 3 | 3:00pm

Starhawk | 3:20pm

Twisted Metal | 3:40pm

Super Secret Sony Game | 4:00pm

Journey | 4:20pm

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception | 4:40pm

Gears of War 3 (Campaign) | 5:00pm

Super Secret Game #1 | 5:20pm

Super Secret Remake | 5:40pm

Super Secret Game #2 | 6:00pm

Modern Warfare 3 | 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 8th

Spider-Man: Edge of Time | 11:00am

Dead Island | 11:20am

Gears of War 3 (Horde Mode) | 11:40am

Rage | Noon

Prey 2 | 12:20pm

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | 12:40pm

Saints Row III | 1:00pm

Lord of the Rings: War in the North | 1:30pm

Ninja Gaiden III | 2:00pm

The Darkness II | 3:00pm

Street Fighter X Tekken | 3:20pm

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City | 3:40pm

Super Secret Sequel #1 | 4:00pm

Super Secret Sequel #2 | 4:20pm

Super Secret Sequel #3 | 4:40pm

WWE 12 | 5:20pm

Super Secret Sequel #4 | 5:40pm

Prototype 2 | 6:00pm

BioShock Infinite | 6:30pm

#28 Edited by Vextroid (1430 posts) -

Gamespot's countdown just hit 59 mins.

#29 Posted by K9 (621 posts) -

I asked for the staff to open up giantbomb.com/chat during these press conference yesterday. Although there is still time left, it seems that the chat is not going to go up today. Thankfully we still have access to justintv.com/giantbomb chat, which I would recommend using over the forums during the live conferences.

#30 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

I unfortunately have Spike TV.

#31 Edited by buckybit (1455 posts) -

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#32 Posted by Droop (1916 posts) -

Great banner!

I wont be able to catch much of todays press conferences. Microsoft starts at 6.30PM here, and I have tickets for Seinfeld at 8. Not that I'm complaining.

Hopefully they'll announce some more titles.

#33 Posted by RagingLion (1370 posts) -

Is starting on the hour or half past?  I'm getting mixed messages.

#34 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

ok i admit it, im curious about the Halo 4 trailer, whatever it is

#35 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@RagingLion: Half past, according to Xbox.com

#36 Posted by DystopiaX (5364 posts) -

I can understand the Halo 4 thing, probably sounds better for marketing (part of the main series) rather than a side story like Reach or ODST. I guess there's also the possibility they'll continue the story from 3 so 4 would make more sense but doubt it...I don't think 343 would touch Bungie's trilogy, story wise.

#37 Posted by Wacomole (837 posts) -

With Microsoft's recent acquisition of both Skype and the mobile communications division of Nokia, I reckon it's a pretty safe bet that there'll be a communications-related announcement.  At the very least, more on Skype integration with Kinect.

#38 Posted by TepidShark (1063 posts) -

Anybody think price drop on 360 or new SKU?

#39 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

$99 4GB 360 would sell like crazy!

#40 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:

I can understand the Halo 4 thing, probably sounds better for marketing (part of the main series) rather than a side story like Reach or ODST. I guess there's also the possibility they'll continue the story from 3 so 4 would make more sense but doubt it...I don't think 343 would touch Bungie's trilogy, story wise.

if its Halo 4 (well it is) that has to mean Master Chief...right? Hopefully on a completely different planet...like where he seemed to be stranded at the end of halo 3.
#41 Posted by Wacomole (837 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:

@RagingLion: Half past, according to Xbox.com

Wasn't there a half-hour "pre-show" with Geoff Keighley last time?   That may be where some of the confusion is coming from.
#42 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@MoleyUK said:
@WinterSnowblind said:

@RagingLion: Half past, according to Xbox.com

Wasn't there a half-hour "pre-show" with Geoff Keighley last time?   That may be where some of the confusion is coming from.
geoff is tweeting about trailers for games coming up now so that might be it
#43 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

Live on Spike now.

#44 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

and no sound on gt...

#45 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

It's on Spike. Geoff is on there now. Talking about H4lo.

#46 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4899 posts) -

Halo 4 wut

#47 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
#48 Posted by Redbullet685 (6090 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:
@MoleyUK said:
@WinterSnowblind said:

@RagingLion: Half past, according to Xbox.com

Wasn't there a half-hour "pre-show" with Geoff Keighley last time?   That may be where some of the confusion is coming from.
geoff is tweeting about trailers for games coming up now so that might be it
They are doing a pre-show on Spike right now.
#49 Posted by DystopiaX (5364 posts) -

@Rhaknar said:

@DystopiaX said:

I can understand the Halo 4 thing, probably sounds better for marketing (part of the main series) rather than a side story like Reach or ODST. I guess there's also the possibility they'll continue the story from 3 so 4 would make more sense but doubt it...I don't think 343 would touch Bungie's trilogy, story wise.

if its Halo 4 (well it is) that has to mean Master Chief...right? Hopefully on a completely different planet...like where he seemed to be stranded at the end of halo 3.

I doubt it though unless they do something weird (Hostile Covenant are also on THIS planet, or he gets rescued), cause then he'd be fighting other aliens and...it doesn't really feel like a Halo game anymore. I also feel like Bungie wrapped up their story and 343 isn't really going to touch it, idk. I think we'll see spartans for sure though, no more ODST crap.

#50 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 3 trailer.

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