How was Microsoft's Press Conference ? (on a 5 star scale)

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#1 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -
#2 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -

I think it was pretty historical.  

#3 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

I give it a nice 4 stars, there were a lot of impressive demos. I wasn't very stoked about Project Natal though.

#4 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
#5 Edited by SenatorSpacer (432 posts) -

5 ot of 5, is this camera technology works, alongside the Milo AI program then history will be made.


Plus they showed some awesome games!
#6 Posted by Nexas (625 posts) -

three stars. game announcements were decent, but very little are lined up for this year. Everything else was a bunch was a bunch of shit I have absolutely no interest in.

#7 Posted by Seagull_Feeder (10 posts) -

Kind of crazy they didn't show Mass Effect.

#8 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -

I think project Natal will be pretty cool. 

#9 Posted by zombie2011 (4968 posts) -
 
" Kind of crazy they didn't show Mass Effect. "
EA saved that gem for their press conference. Those bastards made us wait a few more hours to see it.
#10 Posted by slinky6 (567 posts) -
@Seagull_Feeder said:
" Kind of crazy they didn't show Mass Effect. "
why would they?   ME is EA's property now, and they showed it at their own conference.
#11 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1366 posts) -

3

a bunch of sequels that could be good or could suck, twitter and last fm which are only cool if you care about them, and natal which could be the wii mote all over again as far as what the video shows and what you can actually do

#12 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

It's still exclusive to them, and is pretty big.

#13 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
@Dizzyhippos said:
" 3a bunch of sequels that could be good or could suck, twitter and last fm which are only cool if you care about them, and natal which could be the wii mote all over again as far as what the video shows and what you can actually do "

4 the same can be said of any game, only cool if you care about it.
#14 Posted by Guardian (318 posts) -

I said 3. I think the camera is great technology, but not something you would want to constantly play games on. Fun at first, but wears out. I do like how you can use it to control the NXE. For the most part, it was all the games we expected, and no real surprises. 

#15 Posted by TooWalrus (13135 posts) -

It's a three, everything that wasn't about motion control or pedophiles was awesome.

#16 Edited by PureRok (4235 posts) -

I didn't even watch it except the very end (I mean, the very end, just after Molyneux finished talking). Based on that... Uh.. I don't know.

#17 Posted by whatisdelicious (1195 posts) -

The Splinter Cell: Conviction demo was cool, Alan Wake was... okay, and the motion control stuff was amazing in some spots (Milo, basic Dashboard navigation) and just dumb and gimmicky in others (painting, flailing around kicking balls). Everything else was pretty boring, to be honest. Well, hearing that Kojima wouldn't be there and then seeing him sneak up was pretty funny.

#18 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I'd say 2/5, same for EA, Ubisoft gets 0/5

#19 Posted by tekmojo (2299 posts) -

3/5, was hoping to see a larger line-up of new games. And they totally pulled a Wii on us, shame on them.

#20 Posted by EpicSteve (6471 posts) -

It was pretty rad. It was things they didn't do which deserve them the most credit. Like montages and power-points.

#21 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

I enjoyed it and was surprised by the plethora of things they showed and offered to us 5 stars

#22 Posted by killdave (1073 posts) -

MS 4/5 more big suprises and core games
EA 3/5 (still very impressed)
Ubi 1/5 WTF

Looking forward to Sony
Couldn't give a fuck about Nintendo

#23 Posted by Steve_C (1750 posts) -

4. Known quantities and no real surprises gamewise. The end section was definately interesting in terms of the tech itself, but the demonstration wasn't that great. Solid overall i'd say.

#24 Posted by Daroki (709 posts) -

Even with my alignment being Sony, that was 5 stars.  Microsoft has position, they just needed to deliver the games.  New Halo, new Megal Gear, new Alan Wake footage, footage of Rock Band Beatles including members from the band and their families on stage. 

Then they go above and beyond, integrating last.fm, Twitter, Facebook, showing off motion controls and then Molyneux's spiritual successor to Seaman? 

You needed to start the back to bigger E3 off with a bang, Microsoft delivered... damn them.  :)

#25 Posted by PartTimeNinja (344 posts) -

I would give it a four. There was some high points (Project Natal and Modern Warfare 2) and there was some low points (Shadow Complex and Halo: ODST just didn't seem impressive to me).

#26 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

MGS

#27 Posted by DavidSnakes (675 posts) -

4.5, Microsoft had a murderer's row of games lined up.  MW2, Forza 3, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell, those games all looked awesome.  No filler montage videos of awful games, just kickass title after kickass title.  The reason it's not a 5 is Beatles Rock Band.  I hate rhythm games with a burning passion.

#28 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Not historical, but i dont think they could have done much better. It was a packed presentation

#29 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2403 posts) -

5. No graphs or PR speak. Just straight up games for the most part.

#30 Posted by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -

It was great when they showed all of the exclusives (can't wait for Crackdown2 Left 4 Dead 2 and Alan Wake)
but then the NATAL thing came and I was like................This is gay.
But the best was Beatles Rock Band

#31 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

Five stars - no bullshit and just announcements and games.  Hell I didn't even care about some of the stuff but it kept moving and was interesting at least.  And that motion camera looked surprisingly cool.

#32 Posted by DavidSnakes (675 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" It was pretty rad. It was things they didn't do which deserve them the most credit. Like montages and power-points. "
I absolutely agree on giving them props for skipping the dick waving PR shit.
#33 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

3 Stars, just because Project Natal is fail.

#34 Edited by JJOR64 (18906 posts) -

3 or 4.  They took waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to long for The Beatles: Rock Band.  Also, where was the XBLA stuff?  Only only got to see 2 XBLA games.  Metal Gear was an expected announcement.  Anyways in the end, it was solid.

#35 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" 3 or 4.  They took waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to long for The Beatles: Rock Band.  Also, where was the XBLA stuff?  Only only got to see 2 XBLA games.  Metal Gear was an expected announcement.  Anyways in the end, it was solid. "
They are having a dedicated XBLA press thing.  And for a huge show 2 XBLA games is expected.  I mean we're talking only room for the biggest games and announcements.  What would you expect?
#36 Posted by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

I gave it 4.  It was pretty good.  Lots of game trailers, on stage demos, some hard dates, etc... We got to see "Project Natal", although if that was the big Lionhead reveal I am very disappointed.  I wanted an actual game.  One surprise for me though was the lack of Rare.  Where was Rare?  Did I miss them? 

Of course, I may be being a bit generous to Microsoft right now having just watched the embarrassment that was Ubisoft's conference. 

#37 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
" I gave it 4.  It was pretty good.  Lots of game trailers, on stage demos, some hard dates, etc... We got to see "Project Natal", although if that was the big Lionhead reveal I am very disappointed.  I wanted an actual game.  One surprise for me though was the lack of Rare.  Where was Rare?  Did I miss them?  Of course, I may be being a bit generous to Microsoft right now having just watched the embarrassment that was Ubisoft's conference.  "
Good point on the Lionhead thing.  PLEASE tell me that's not the actual game they're working on.  Why would you want to go talk to that creepy virtual kid?  It was fine as a tech demo but I can't see anyone giving that thing the green light to be produced.  It's also sad, in that you're socializing with a videogame.  I'm not one to use this line but GO THE FUCK OUTSIDE.
#38 Edited by Dalai (6995 posts) -

3 stars.

Project Natal is just... I don't know.  It could be a cash cow or a total flop depending on whether the casual crowd will fall for it.  Other than that, Left 4 Dead 2 and Crackdown 2 were a surprise to me, but the rest was basically old news or meh.

And Milo... creepy.

#39 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

I give a "five" because there was a massive quantity of pleasing announcements for me. Alan Wake, Crackdown 2, Splinter Cell Conviction and The Beatles: Rock Band all look great, and there are cool new features for Xbox Live and new hardware (Natal) that looks promising. I really, really liked it.  A big improvement over last year, for sure.

#40 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3184 posts) -

ODST looked like a large improvement from the atrocious Halo3 single-player campaign. Alan Wake looked "okay". MW2 looked like a buy-1 purchase, even if it's the same as CoD4. No graphs or that other casual shit. The whole conference was great, imo.

#41 Posted by hinderk (685 posts) -

I give it 3 stars. The only 360 exclusives they showed that interested me are Crackdown 2 and Alan Wake. The project Natal seemed kind of cool but I would probably get bored of it pretty quick. Also I was waiting the entire time for Rare to announce their new game but nothing happened

#42 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -
@Daroki said:
" Even with my alignment being Sony, that was 5 stars.  Microsoft has position, they just needed to deliver the games.  New Halo, new Megal Gear, new Alan Wake footage, footage of Rock Band Beatles including members from the band and their families on stage.  Then they go above and beyond, integrating last.fm, Twitter, Facebook, showing off motion controls and then Molyneux's spiritual successor to Seaman?  You needed to start the back to bigger E3 off with a bang, Microsoft delivered... damn them.  :) "
I agree twitter and facebook last.fm all very cool
#43 Posted by killdave (1073 posts) -

After taking the last big exclusve Sony franchise I would say Microsoft feel pretty damn confident of beating them this generation.
The games and features they showed off were impressive to see as a gamer.

Now they are going after Nintendo with all the facebook, twitter, sky, netflix, instant 1080p movie downloads and last.fm. That should win the casuals over, with Natal, Milo etc. We could see them finishing first this generation!

#44 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

Plenty of relatively short demos, NATAL, 4 star stuff I think.

#45 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

5. Damn good show

#46 Posted by Solidlizardz (18 posts) -

5


awesome showing
#47 Posted by KamasamaK (2407 posts) -

4/5. I liked the focus on games as opposed to numbers, but there wasn't enough I was interested in. I could have done without the social networking stuff and Natal and more in-game trailers.

#48 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I think it was a pretty awesome show for the most part, but a few blunders make it a 4 out of 5 for moi. I will say that it just barely missed that "perfect" 5/5 score. It makes me very excited to see how Nintendo and Sony will react to the MS press conference.

#49 Posted by cdstacker (90 posts) -

5. This may be the first time a buy a splinter cell game, I like the new focus on using stealth to help you take dudes out rather than hide and I always hated that "you can't kill any guards on this level but they will still shoot to kill" crap. I was liked Alan Wake, it looked like alone in the dark without the gimmicky stuff that got in the way in that game, the story they hinted at could be interesting as well. Crackdown 2 is a sequel to crackdown, that's awesome, Halo and MW2 both looked great as well (but were not as big as a surprise because we had already seen stuff about them). 

Project Natal looked cool, the tech seemed very good. Seeing as how they had a whole bunch of core gamer stuff already there I don't mind that they started to work on Project Natal, if it turns out crap i just won't buy it and keep playing games as i do now, if it works great, i'll give it a shot, it might work well for RTS games and you can't say Peter isn't trying something new, I don't think i want to hang out with milo but it would be cool if I could interview a serial killer in a detective game. The facebook and twitter stuff seemed ok.
 

#50 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

3/5, stupid bullshit like Facebook and Gears of Metroid messed with it, and Natal is being made by Mplyneux

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