Remember when E3 was about video games?

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#1 Posted by ZoomyRamen (255 posts) -

Me neither.

#2 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (745 posts) -

agreed. i feel like all of the entertainment dashboard shit should just be cliff notes. fuck HBO GO! tell me more about gears and forza!

#3 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -
@Kidavenger said:

bump

Why are you bumping a topic that was made less than 10 minutes ago?
 
But yeah, as I said in the stickied thread, there's not a whole lot of video game discussion going on at this conference.
#4 Posted by Brodehouse (10717 posts) -

It's not the Video Game Conference.

Are you guys the same one getting riled up because there's not enough game talk at CES?

#5 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Microsoft knows half of the people use the XBox for media, so they are just embracing it. We all know MS never did that many 1st party games anyway.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (5040 posts) -

bump = topic approval in one word.

I do think dashboard features are a good thing to be active with but should not be the main focus of a console. At the end of the day, claiming this box has 200 channels which is 50 more than the competitor is okay but not interesting when current and next gen TVs are so much more capable.

#7 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

bump = topic approval in one word.

I do think dashboard features are a good thing to be active with but should not be the main focus of a console. At the end of the day, claiming this box has 200 channels which is 50 more than the competitor is okay but not interesting when current and next gen TVs are so much more capable.

Xbox's are way cheaper than new smart tvs.

#8 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

But guys... Nike Fuel

#9 Edited by EXTomar (5040 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@EXTomar said:

bump = topic approval in one word.

I do think dashboard features are a good thing to be active with but should not be the main focus of a console. At the end of the day, claiming this box has 200 channels which is 50 more than the competitor is okay but not interesting when current and next gen TVs are so much more capable.

Xbox's are way cheaper than new smart tvs.

What if you already own a TV that has all of those as downloaded and configurable apps plus more? And so are Blu-ray players, phones and tablets are already more capable as well let alone something entirely focused devices Boxee or Apple TV which are inexpensive.

I am not saying the features are bad since everything else connected to the TV supports it as well but that leaves a question of how devices need to have it? The last one that shows up on the entertainment center that does a thing every other device can isn't exactly a "value add". I am with others who predict that these apps will be thrown onto everything and rarely used on anything but one, primary device.

#10 Posted by N7 (3961 posts) -

What's it about now?

#11 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

@BestUsernameEver said:

@EXTomar said:

bump = topic approval in one word.

I do think dashboard features are a good thing to be active with but should not be the main focus of a console. At the end of the day, claiming this box has 200 channels which is 50 more than the competitor is okay but not interesting when current and next gen TVs are so much more capable.

Xbox's are way cheaper than new smart tvs.

What if you already own a TV that has all of those as downloaded and configurable apps plus more? And so are Blu-ray players, phones and tablets are already more capable as well let alone something entirely focused devices Boxee or Apple TV which are inexpensive.

I am not saying the features are bad since everything else connected to the TV supports it as well but that leaves a question of how need to support it? I am with others who predict that these apps will be thrown onto everything and rarely used on anything but one, primary device.

That's why Microsoft is testing the 99$ Xbox with offers, they know boxee and apple tv are near 100$.

#12 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12051 posts) -

I do! It was awesome!

#13 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Amen, fucking media nonsense.
 
I don't even own a smart phone or a tablet, I just want to play videogames! :(

#14 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (745 posts) -

KINECT!

::passes out::

#15 Posted by hoossy (1049 posts) -

Xbox is going to make a shit ton of money from this stuff. Maybe not fun for us... for the 'hardcore' gaming community, but damn, they will bank roll with this software.

#16 Edited by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Uhh, what's going on now? Some dude is just dancing or holding a concert now.

EDIT: Looks like its coming to an end now, and I have to say, one of the worst E3 conferences I've seen. Not to hate the brand, but man, was anyone excited about this conference other than Halo 4?

#17 Posted by TheHBK (5664 posts) -

Sorry they don't focus their conference on just a part of what makes them money. I wish I was like you guys, I love money too damn much though.

#18 Posted by ZoomyRamen (255 posts) -

Yeah it's gonna make money but E3 is a conference that is watched by people and followed by people who don't give a shit about this. Seriously, the target audience for this stuff is not people who watch E3. This is shit.

#19 Posted by intoblivion (346 posts) -

consumer entitlement

#20 Posted by SlightConfuse (3995 posts) -

You are not pumped for internet explorer

#21 Edited by kindnivore (2954 posts) -

This is stupid. So they showed something you don't like? God help us all.

People need to understand you're not the only one there is playing on those consoles. I lost weight playing with their fitness games, and the integration of SmartGlass is exactly what Microsoft needs to show so that people get behind their product. Gaming is not the only thing the damn thing does anymore, so stop whining when other things are shown.

Jesus Christ, bunch of whiners.

@BestUsernameEver: I was impressed. Excited? No, but the whole conference isn't just about getting excited, it's about showing what the consoles can do. Microsoft is showing they are not completely narrow minded like half of it's audience, and understand they need to branch out and make it larger than it already is.

#22 Posted by ZoomyRamen (255 posts) -

@ck1nd: As I said, the audience watching the Microsoft conference don't care in the slightest. This is the worst place to announce shit like this. Also, Internet Explorer is dumb.

#23 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@intoblivion said:

consumer entitlement

This is a consumer brand, I really hope they would try to please their main and only market for XBox.

#24 Posted by kindnivore (2954 posts) -

@ZoomyRamen: Wasn't aware that you represented, or at least knew, the entire mindset of the Microsoft Conference. Microsoft doesn't just throw money at people willy-nilly, so obviously their demographic shows (over several years) that their aim was true. You just don't happen to like what Microsoft is saying.

#25 Posted by eunao2 (129 posts) -

@ck1nd:Here is the problem everything they announced that wasn't video games won't be available in my country... so yeah I expected a little bit more games!

#26 Edited by Grissefar (2905 posts) -

Don't you wish your fridge could provide you with exciting information about your favorite TV show, while you are taking a shit?

#27 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Totally agree, I mean I think they spent more time talking about Nike than they did about Halo!

#28 Posted by iAmJohn (6166 posts) -

This conference was a waste of my fucking time.

Fuck you Microsoft.

Fuck you.

#29 Posted by p_p_o_d (565 posts) -

USHER'ing a new world of entertainment. 
 
 
get it. 
 
 
because Usher was there.... 
 
USHER. 

#30 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

Hey guys, that's not how bumps work.

#31 Posted by EvilTwin (3312 posts) -

This thread gets made every year.  It was a bad conference, though, I'll grant you that.

#32 Posted by phrosnite (3511 posts) -

Tomb Raider was the highlight for me. Everything else was boring as shit.

#33 Posted by JeanLuc (3806 posts) -

It was fine. I got to see some awesome games so I'm happy.

#34 Posted by HatKing (6562 posts) -

This had to be one of the most boring press conferences I've ever seen. God... I'm actually looking forward to the Ubisoft one the most.

Sony, please don't do what Microsoft just did. Please show us some games that we didn't know about. At least give us some gameplay from Last of Us.

#35 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

This was just the MS conference, stop overreacting!

#36 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@phrosnite said:

Tomb Raider was the highlight for me. Everything else was boring as shit.

Tomb raider action looks good, voice acting is horrendous.

#37 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5713 posts) -

Did none of you actually watch the conference? There were several games shown.

#38 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1334 posts) -

All I can say is that the microsoft press conference was shit...

#39 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@CharlesAlanRatliff said:

Did none of you actually watch the conference? There were several games shown.

Yeah, shown, not announced. It was everything we already knew, then nike, tablet crap and music apps.

#40 Posted by phrosnite (3511 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@phrosnite said:

Tomb Raider was the highlight for me. Everything else was boring as shit.

Tomb raider action looks good, voice acting is horrendous.

Not worse than Blizz VO. BOOM!

#41 Posted by AngelN7 (3000 posts) -

@CharlesAlanRatliff said:

Did none of you actually watch the conference? There were several games shown.

I think people are annoyed at the fact they spend more time with the media/kinect stuff the only game that got a decent Quick Look was Halo 4

#42 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

Kind of dozed off all throughout the conference. Call of Duty gameplay was my Nyquil to the whole shit show.

#43 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

This was just the MS conference, stop overreacting!

If that's true, then I have to at least ask "remember when Microsoft's press conferences were about video games?"

This is two years in a row where the most optimistic thing I could do is to chock it up to an off year. Save the non-games coverage for a non-games convention.

#44 Posted by bearshamanbro (293 posts) -

I understand the focus on the non-game stuff. The SmartGlass looks cool, although seems a little bit of a reaction to WiiU. The integration of game/tablet/controller is just not thought out to the level of the WiiU for gaming, but would be a great tool for using Netflix and typing IMO. The main games shown (Halo / Tomb Raider / Splinter Cell / Call of Duty) just appeared too be almost homogeneous. I don't think it's an indictment on Microsoft as it is just the state of blockbuster games. Everything appears to be simplified controls, cinematic approach, scripted events, low gameplay depth.

#45 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

This was just the MS conference, stop overreacting!

If that's true, then I have to at least ask "remember when Microsoft's press conferences were about video games?"

This is two years in a row where the most optimistic thing I could do is to chock it up to an off year. Save the non-games coverage for a non-games convention.

And Microsoft has PLENTLY other venues to peddle their app/media stuff. They have Build conference, CES and MWC, leave E3 for the darn games.

#46 Posted by jewunit (1091 posts) -

@TheHBK said:

Sorry they don't focus their conference on just a part of what makes them money. I wish I was like you guys, I love money too damn much though.

I imagined Shawn Michaels saying what you typed. It was wonderful.

I would make a "lost your smile" joke, but I largely agree that the games are only a portion of the services these companies are trying to provide now. It is a significant portion of their business, but it is not the only thing.

#47 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@AndrewB said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

This was just the MS conference, stop overreacting!

If that's true, then I have to at least ask "remember when Microsoft's press conferences were about video games?"

This is two years in a row where the most optimistic thing I could do is to chock it up to an off year. Save the non-games coverage for a non-games convention.

And Microsoft has PLENTLY other venues to peddle their app/media stuff. They have Build conference, CES and MWC, leave E3 for the darn games.

There are like 4 other conferences to come. If those are like this, then you can ask "Remember when E3 was about video games?".

#48 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@bearshamanbro said:

I understand the focus on the non-game stuff. The SmartGlass looks cool, although seems a little bit of a reaction to WiiU. The integration of game/tablet/controller is just not thought out to the level of the WiiU for gaming, but would be a great tool for using Netflix and typing IMO. The main games shown (Halo / Tomb Raider / Splinter Cell / Call of Duty) just appeared too be almost homogeneous. I don't think it's an indictment on Microsoft as it is just the state of blockbuster games. Everything appears to be simplified controls, cinematic approach, scripted events, low gameplay depth.

It seems nothing like Wii U because it's not two screen gaming, it's just navigation. I have a feeling they have been working or thinking about smartglass for a while before wii u.

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