"XBOX ONE" Impressions Room

#1 Edited by bigjeffrey (4821 posts) -

THERE WERE GAMES THERE, As i expected. talk about the hardware, software, kinect, controller. BUT HARDWARE WAS SHOWN, MEDIA STUFF ANNOUNCED, E3 IS 20 DAYS. GAMES GAMES GAMES AT E3

Announced Stuff

  • 15 New Exclusives in the coming year, 8 are new
  • Quantum Break by Remedy Entertainment
  • Forza Motorsports 5 by 10 Turn Studios (Dan Greenawalt will fuck you up)
  • EA in Bed with Microsoft
  • Call of Duty still looks like Call Of Duty (MoCap dogs Confirmed)
  • No Backwards Compatibility (Of Course)
  • Its Called the XBOX ONE
  • 1000 People on Friend's List
  • 3 OS's running
  • Internal Power "Brick"

On GTTV with Geoff, Don Mattrick stated E3 will be about Games, so 20 days. http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/1x6o6u/gt-tv-behind-the-scenes-of-xbox-one

1000 People Friends List Holy Shit. Never will fill

#2 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

Get your bingo cards ready:

#3 Edited by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

Watiting is spelled wrong.

#4 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Oh fuck yeah.

I'm in Australia, it's 4:45pm and I have a good 9h 35min wait ahead of me with no sleep breaks.

I hope this thread gets populated.

#5 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2209 posts) -

GET HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Predictions!

  • 10 mins spent on intros + hardware
  • 20 mins spent on services
  • 10 mins on partnerships and Kinect
  • 20 mins on meaningful games
  • 2 stage demos and probably a sizzle reel
  • at least 1 new IP shown or announced that is exclusive to the next Xbox

As for the features of the box? Fuck, at this point who fucking knows and we've only got 10 or so hours of waiting before we see them!

ED: Comfort food! If you're bored like I am, Hip Hop Gamer has done a cool video;

#7 Posted by JJOR64 (18916 posts) -

10 hours roughly. I should go to bed dammit.

#8 Posted by benpicko (2002 posts) -

Predictions!

  • 10 mins spent on intros + hardware
  • 20 mins spent on services
  • 10 mins on partnerships and Kinect
  • 20 mins on meaningful games
  • 2 stage demos and probably a sizzle reel
  • at least 1 new IP shown or announced that is exclusive to the next Xbox

As for the features of the box? Fuck, at this point who fucking knows and we've only got 10 or so hours of waiting before we see them!

ED: Comfort food! If you're bored like I am, Hip Hop Gamer has done a cool video;

He still exists?

#9 Posted by benpicko (2002 posts) -

Hopefully Kinect allows morphing into cats.

#10 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

The thing that is really interesting to me will be the EA deal that is going on right now. I wonder how "exclusive" this deal will be. Could we even see Next gen exclusives games? A next gen exclusive Fifa would be killer for example.

#11 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@benpicko: Yup! Although he's pretty intense, Hip Hop Gamer is still a pretty cool dude that's pretty down to earth and not too far off my own feelings on the next xbox stuff.

#12 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4167 posts) -

Banjo Threeie..

#13 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

I'm expecting this to be a pretty terrible show. Sony seemed to have learned from all their past events and managed to put together a very strong, cool looking and appealing announcement. I expect MS to be very loud, flashy and focus on things like social media integration, Kinect features and whatever else they have to turn their box into a general entertainment hub (I'd so love to be wrong though).

As for games, I don't think we'll see as many as Sony showed, just a few tasters. At a guess, I'd say Halo 5 and a new PGR or Forza. Maybe something third party too.

#14 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

I'm expecting this to be a pretty terrible show. Sony seemed to have learned from all their past events and managed to put together a very strong, cool looking and appealing announcement. I expect MS to be very loud, flashy and focus on things like social media integration, Kinect features and whatever else they have to turn their box into a general entertainment hub (I'd so love to be wrong though).

As for games, I don't think we'll see as many as Sony showed, just a few tasters. At a guess, I'd say Halo 5 and a new PGR or Forza. Maybe something third party too.

Confirmed already:

Fifa 14

UMC or MMA fighting game from EA

PGR like game was teased

Call of Duty Ghost (was that the name?) also confirmed.

Also do not forget this is only an hour. And I bet its more about the whole concept rather than games. E3 is for the games.

#15 Edited by TepidShark (1058 posts) -

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

#16 Posted by Stefanten (54 posts) -
#17 Edited by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -
#18 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@tepidshark said:

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

Wait what? Microsoft is last in terms of hardware sales XD

#19 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4167 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: Alright-alright. What's the correct Dorito sponsoring this thread?

#20 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@darji said:

@tepidshark said:

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

Wait what? Microsoft is last in terms of hardware sales XD

Depends who you ask, and not counting the Wii of course. To be safe, they have both sold 70+ mil internationally and that's about all we can say.

Also: This thread is eating posts like a mofo.

#21 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@darji said:

@tepidshark said:

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

Wait what? Microsoft is last in terms of hardware sales XD

Depends who you ask, and not counting the Wii of course. To be safe, they both have sold 70+ mil internationally and that's about all we can say.

Also: This thread is eating posts like a mofo.

No it is officially now. Sony sold more PS3s world wide. According to their latest finance calls.

#22 Edited by TepidShark (1058 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

@darji said:

@tepidshark said:

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

Wait what? Microsoft is last in terms of hardware sales XD

Depends who you ask, and not counting the Wii of course. To be safe, they have both sold 70+ mil internationally and that's about all we can say.

Also: This thread is eating posts like a mofo.

True, but as Jeff said on the video he put up today (which I happen to agree with) the 360 is more in people's conscienceness as a brand then the PS3 is. Plus, aside from coming out a year after the 360, it took Sony a long time to get the PS3 to a level where it was reasonable to use (as it is today) and relatively close to being parody with the 360.

#23 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@darji: I wonder how many people like me have both but haven't touched one for aaaages. (in my case, I use my PS3 more because PS+ is fucking amazing)

Also, I wonder how many consoles were sold because of hardware failures for the xbox, and people wanting to have a bluray player for the ps3.

In the end though, as I believe Jeff is referring to in today's video, Xbox usually sells a higher % of multiplatform games and in the grand scheme of things that's more important than a couple of million units.

#24 Posted by moffattron9000 (351 posts) -

@darji said:

@selfconfessedcynic said:

@darji said:

@tepidshark said:

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

Wait what? Microsoft is last in terms of hardware sales XD

Depends who you ask, and not counting the Wii of course. To be safe, they both have sold 70+ mil internationally and that's about all we can say.

Also: This thread is eating posts like a mofo.

No it is officially now. Sony sold more PS3s world wide. According to their latest finance calls.

Most games sold better on the 360, and when you factor in things such as Gold and video services, Microsoft won. It's a really dumb argument to have since it basically comes down to which metric you find most important.

#25 Posted by TheHT (10938 posts) -

fuck. i should go to bed.

#26 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -
@moffattron9000 said:

It's a really dumb argument to have since it basically comes down to which metric you find most important.

Fucking A.

What's more important IMO is which platform has the exclusives you're most interested in. For me this gen it was 360 for the first 2-3 years then PS3 from then on.

I REALLY hope there is some new IP today/tomorrow.

#27 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

@darji said:

@tepidshark said:

Given that Microsoft is coming out on top, I will be curious if they come out as cocky as Sony was, when they were on top following the PS2, or not.

Wait what? Microsoft is last in terms of hardware sales XD

Depends who you ask, and not counting the Wii of course. To be safe, they have both sold 70+ mil internationally and that's about all we can say.

Also: This thread is eating posts like a mofo.

True, but as Jeff said on the video he put up today (which I happen to agree with) the 360 is more in people's conscienceness as a brand then the PS3 is. Plus, aside from coming out a year after the 360, it took Sony a long time to get the PS3 to a level where it was reasonable to use (as it is today) and relatively close to being parody with the 360.

In the US I would agree in Europe and Japan not.

#28 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Interesting stuff happening on twitter for what little that's worth;

For the second one, some people noticed a link to this post from a couple of days ago -

#xboxconspiracies ?

#29 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

Interesting stuff happening on twitter for what little that's worth;

For the second one, some people noticed a link to this post from a couple of days ago -

#xboxconspiracies ?

It is mostly because it was not announced for any next gen console yet. I doubt EA would be so dumb. They want to go after COD afterall.

#30 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@darji said:

It is mostly because it was not announced for any next gen console yet. I doubt EA would be so dumb. They want to go after COD afterall.

I have to say, I agree with you.

I mean, the post about there being new announcements was made on the 20th (today/yesterday) - but with Arkam being shown today and a number of other announcements being made before E3, it could mean anything.

BUT, it'd be a coup if MS does lock down BF for Next Generation Systems.

#31 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@darji said:

It is mostly because it was not announced for any next gen console yet. I doubt EA would be so dumb. They want to go after COD afterall.

I have to say, I agree with you.

I mean, the post about there being new announcements was made on the 20th (today/yesterday) - but with Arkam being shown today and a number of other announcements being made before E3, it could mean anything.

BUT, it'd be a coup if MS does lock down BF for Next Generation Systems.

They certainly have some HUGE deal with EA but I somehow doubt it will be Battlefield 4. I mean the whole teases yesterday were from EA afterall^^

#32 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

@morbid_coffee and @bigjeffrey should be working at Microsoft. They obviously understand the Xbox strategy way too well based on their whole presentation here. The advertisement on the Bingo card was a perfect touch.

#33 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@morbid_coffee and @bigjeffrey should be working at Microsoft. They obviously understand the Xbox strategy way too well based on their whole presentation here. The advertisement on the Bingo card was a perfect touch.

Fucking agreed - best bingo board I've seen for this thing.

So happy it's at the top of the thread.

@darji said:
@selfconfessedcynic said:
@darji said:
It is mostly because it was not announced for any next gen console yet. I doubt EA would be so dumb. They want to go after COD afterall.

I have to say, I agree with you.

I mean, the post about there being new announcements was made on the 20th (today/yesterday) - but with Arkam being shown today and a number of other announcements being made before E3, it could mean anything.

BUT, it'd be a coup if MS does lock down BF for Next Generation Systems.

They certainly have some HUGE deal with EA but I somehow doubt it will be Battlefield 4. I mean the whole teases yesterday were from EA afterall^^

Can't wait to find out, man.

#34 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

Well, I don't have a horse in this race, but I really don't want to see Microsoft mess up by focusing too much on "other" functionality of the next box. You are going to get this system into homes because of games. They will be the trojan horse. Don't be dumb and neglect them during the presentation. Now to wait and see how it all goes down.

#35 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@subjugation said:

Well, I don't have a horse in this race, but I really don't want to see Microsoft mess up by focusing too much on "other" functionality of the next box. You are going to get this system into homes because of games. They will be the trojan horse. Don't be dumb and neglect them during the presentation. Now to wait and see how it all goes down.

Man, shouldn't you be asleep subs?

It'd be crazy if they show something to make you get a nextbox. Doubt it'll happen though : )

#36 Edited by BeachThunder (11728 posts) -

Watiters gonna watit.

#37 Posted by Jimbo (9777 posts) -

Nothing significant in it between Sony and Microsoft this gen. Certainly not enough to say one goes into the next gen as the dominant force, as Sony went into this gen. 'Most' multi-plat games sell better on 360 because you're usually looking at US sales figures, where the 360 is more popular. Sony also saw off HD DVD and established Blu Ray, which counts for something.

It's reasonable to say that Microsoft 'won' the generation (between the two) in the sense that they went from a ~1:4 ratio against PS2 to a ~1:1 ratio against PS3, which is a massive shift. Though perhaps it would be fairer to say that Sony lost it; the early days of PS3 were a bit calamitous (late arrival, super expensive, multi-plat games often being shit) which really handicapped them for the whole gen.

Neither company goes into the next gen with the upper hand imo. It's too early to predict what could happen next gen, but I'm not expecting significant differences between the two in terms of price or performance (there's little point). Unless one of them does something radical like release a significantly subsidised digital-only SKU, I'd expect them to sell pretty evenly again.

#38 Posted by Jimbo (9777 posts) -
#39 Edited by Reisz (1462 posts) -

I'm going to bed, I'm more excited for this than I should be, I'm so damn interested to see what they have now that the PS4 is a known quantity. See you guys tomorrow!

Edit: It's 2:00am See you later today.

#40 Posted by RedRoach (1179 posts) -

So is the EA UFC game supposed to be like this gens Fight Night 3? Either way I'm excited, MS hasn't really had a good show (E3 or otherwise) since their '09 conference. I don't think MS is dumb enough to be arrogant, they too hopefully learned from Sony's mistakes this gen.

#41 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -
#42 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (922 posts) -

I have to wait till 6:00? for fuck sakes.

#43 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

I have to wait till 6:00? for fuck sakes.

3am for me!!

I dont think I'll be taking a nap before hand. I ended up buying 12 pizza pockets - of which I intend to eat quite a few before and during the event.

#44 Edited by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -

I'm here for the Doritos !

#45 Posted by bluesun (232 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: For you it'd be 2:30am. Don't forget they plan to start streaming early!

#46 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@bluesun said:

@selfconfessedcynic: For you it'd be 2:30am. Don't forget they plan to start streaming early!

Aye - 3am for the show, 2am for the GT preshow with Jeff and Geoff, 2:30am for the GB preshow, which I'll probably catch via archive, 4am for the official post-show on spike/GT with a hands on with the box.

....and tomorrow at midday I'll be recording a podcast on it. Can't wait!!

#47 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: It's 3.00am for me. It's safe to say that you're an Australian, I guess. Bully for us!

#48 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@mylifeforaiur said:

@selfconfessedcynic: It's 3.00am for me. It's safe to say that you're an Australian, I guess. Bully for us!

Fuck yeah - I'm in Sydney.

Gives me a chance to justify eating shitloads of these, even though I should be on a calorie deficit today.

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