Microsofts E3 presentation wasn't as bad as people say...

I was disappointed with Microsofts E3 showing. At first.
 
It's unfortunate that there was so little for me. But that stuff seemed to be shown by the publishers instead of the console makers. It's not all bad.  
I was hoping for more hardcore stuff, but can't always get my way.
 
There was a lot of kinect stuff. And, while some of the launch titles for kinect look suspect... a lot did look neat. Which is a good sign. 
 
Microsoft seem to have something genuinely interesting on their hands. I am definitely not the target market of this stuff, but I am still curious about it all. Kinectimals looks like something I'd like to try. Don't see my self buying it and playing it for hours, but it looks like it's worth a try.
 
The Kinect Adventures look entertaining and creative.
There seems to be a lot of potential with this stuff.
 
The rumoured price point of $150 would kill it though.
 
I hope for the best with the Kinect. It seems to have a lot up it's sleeve. 
 
$100 with a game is a great price point.
 
It's easy to be jaded and hate on it because it's not for me, but it really looks like MS knows what they're doing to target the "casual" audience with the facebook stuff, and the fitness games that seem to improve greatly on Wii Fit.

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Posted by WEGGLES

I was disappointed with Microsofts E3 showing. At first.
 
It's unfortunate that there was so little for me. But that stuff seemed to be shown by the publishers instead of the console makers. It's not all bad.  
I was hoping for more hardcore stuff, but can't always get my way.
 
There was a lot of kinect stuff. And, while some of the launch titles for kinect look suspect... a lot did look neat. Which is a good sign. 
 
Microsoft seem to have something genuinely interesting on their hands. I am definitely not the target market of this stuff, but I am still curious about it all. Kinectimals looks like something I'd like to try. Don't see my self buying it and playing it for hours, but it looks like it's worth a try.
 
The Kinect Adventures look entertaining and creative.
There seems to be a lot of potential with this stuff.
 
The rumoured price point of $150 would kill it though.
 
I hope for the best with the Kinect. It seems to have a lot up it's sleeve. 
 
$100 with a game is a great price point.
 
It's easy to be jaded and hate on it because it's not for me, but it really looks like MS knows what they're doing to target the "casual" audience with the facebook stuff, and the fitness games that seem to improve greatly on Wii Fit.

Posted by anarchyzombie9

I started zoning out when I realized we were just gonna get a lot of sequels I didnt care about but I couldnt help but say "AWWWWW!!!!" when that girl was playing with the tiger on Kinectimals 

Posted by WEGGLES
@anarchyzombie9: 
 Yeah. Kinectimals looks like something I'd want to try. Kind-of line Nintendogs. It looks like it'll be a good way to show off a lot of the features of the Kinect. 
 
Gears 3 looks like Gears 2 + worms.
Fable 3 I want to see gameplay of. Is it an RTS? All this ruling a kingdom thing has me confused. 
The jet in Reach has me interested.
 
But in the end Kinect will live and die by its price. 
Posted by anarchyzombie9
@WEGGLES:   
The Kinect's price is ridiculous but Ive gotten to the point where Im used to Xbox shit being expensive so the only thing keeping me from getting is the fact that my room is WAY too small, but what'll end up happening is Im just gonna buy another Wii so I can play new Zelda,Mario,Kirby, and DONKEY MOTHER FUCKING KONG!
Posted by WEGGLES
@anarchyzombie9: 
The new kirby looks excellent. Unfortunate I don't have a wii and all my money is going towards a gaming PC.