Microsoft press conference thoughts.

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#1  Edited By Djeffers03

WORST PRESS CONFERENCE EVER! 
I can confirm I do not give a flying fuck about Kinect. There wasn't even any announcements other than the xbox redesign. 
 
Discuss.

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#2  Edited By rawrz

Yeah it kinda sucked, thought I thought Gears 3, Reach and Metal Gear all looked awesome. I was rather impressed with what Kinect could do, though none of what was shown really interested me. I rather liked the ESPN thing, even more so that I wont have to pay for it.

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It was terrible... Really terrible. 
 
It started off strong, but that only lasted 10 minutes and then everyone was put to sleep by the Kinect stuff. There was no big surprise. They showed the exact same games everyone already knew about. They spent ages showing all the trivial UI shit that is faster to do with a controller. 
 
The redesign is a bit expensive as well. It offers less than the PS3, yet it's the same price, but I guess that's why they added the 250GB HDD to trick all the clueless consumers. They charged nearly $100 for a wi-fi adapter all this time and so people are meant to think they're getting a $100 price cut with this redesign even though they're still getting ripped off. The value of a 360 still doesn't warrant it's price.

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#4  Edited By Ragdrazi

My favorite part was when the overweight geek started dancing. GET HYPE.

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#5  Edited By Brhys

Meh it was ok, see no power brick on the new 360 made it all worth while. 

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#6  Edited By Thegerman

well there was the announcement of the new Fantasy game made by crytek... but i am way too stoked for MGS:R to think about anything else

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#7  Edited By SuperJmad

Kinect doesn't interest me in the slightest. I'm sure it'll find it's audience just fine though. I'll probably get a slim 360, my halo model could die any day (no signs of that, just worried, already got it fixed once) so a replacement couldn't hurt.  
 
Oh, and where the hell is Rare?

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#8  Edited By Brhys
@SuperJmad:  
 
Rare is making klnect sports?
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Rare did the sports game.

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#10  Edited By Diamond

Pretty good press conference.  Better than last year.  Started with hardcore gaming instead of casual like last year.
 
Not as many surprises as I'd like but lots of actual gameplay footage (less lame ass CG trailers).

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#11  Edited By GiantBomber

I thought it was great until the Kinect stuff, although the fitness body scanning was interesting and the dancing looked pretty neat. 
 
And of course the console announcement was a cool ending.

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#12  Edited By defaulttag

only thing worth seeing is the new xbox 360. i'm primarily a PC and PS3 gamer. but seeing the features of the new 360 (250GB, built in Wifi N,), with rumors of no RROD due to new mobo, has convinced me to finally buy it. other than that, i'm not convinced by kinect at all. it's just like nintendo's junk. telling your xbox to do things verbally is just cheesy and somewhat annoying. i can just imagine a friend or family member try to interrupt you while doing those voice commands.

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#13  Edited By Terry_Bogard
@GiantBomber: Cool Kinectimals icon, dood! Sorry...
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#14  Edited By SuperJmad
@Nightlight: Haha, that'll be fun. Let me rephrase: Where the hell is Rare's interesting stuff? I want Conker, Banjo, Perfect Dark... Hell, I'd take Snake Rattle and Roll... 
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#15  Edited By jjbiggs

ESPN was the best part of the show, and really the only thing that kept Microsoft from imploding. Last years MS conference was amazing...this one was the exact opposite.

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#16  Edited By demonbear

I thought it was one of the worst i've seen in a while. No surprises whatsoever. The fact that they ended their conference by announcing they'd give away 360s to the people there says a LOT about the conference.

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#17  Edited By Djeffers03
@Diamond: Are you serious?! Other than a crytec game that we know nothing about what was there that could interest you? Kenectimals? Think of the awesomeness that was last year: Shadow Complex, Halo odst, Modern Warfare 2, Forza 3, Halo reach, L4D2, Splinter cell conviction, Crackdown 2 and Alan wake. Now think of what you saw 2 hours ago...
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#18  Edited By themartyr

Where can I watch it?

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#19  Edited By RobotHamster
@themartyr said:
" Where can I watch it? "
You don't want to.
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#20  Edited By Djeffers03
@themartyr: It's over. Im sure you can re-watch it on ign/gamespot/gametrailers or any other big site. I warn you though, It was a piece of shit, just watch the first half hour.
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#21  Edited By Ramza394

Is Microsoft running on sequels or what? The only new IP I saw was the game from Crytek. Everything else was either a sequel or a complete rip-off  of previous Nintendo games. As for the new 360, to me it looks like its made out of cheap plastic and probably will look like crap when it gets dusty.  Microsoft = Epic Fail!

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Gears and Reach looks good

Metal Gear Rising looks meh

New Forza looks even worse than the pile of shit that is FM3

And the new Slim is a complete "fuck you" from microsoft to anyone who recently bought an Xbox

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#23  Edited By Brhys
@SuperJmad:  Sadly rare is dead, we'll never see another conker :(
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#24  Edited By wefwefasdf

Shouldn't this have been kept in the official topic anchored at the top of the page?

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#25  Edited By Vinchenzo

Do people not see the sticky...

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#26  Edited By Dad_Is_A_Zombie

I expected to get nothing that I cared about and was not disappointed.

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#27  Edited By Karl

Started of really strong, the slowed down with the Natal stuff then picked up again with the new X360