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Posted By ToxicAntidote

C:\>cd HAX

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Edited By JigglePhysx

This was a good conference, well done Microsoft. Lots of stuff to be excited about and a seriously thinking of upgrading to an Xbox One X now and signing up for Game Pass.

Wish DMC was getting done by Ninja Theory but still looks good. Can't wait for Cyberpunk 2077! Division 2 looks like more Division, I played the hell out of that first game and will probably do the same here. I play all the Forza games, but wasn't super excited coming into this one. Looks like they are making some pretty good changes in this one that is keeping me interested. Didn't like the first Dying Light but the sequel looks promising. Hoping I like Just Cause 4 more than I did the last one. Don't like any of FromSoftware's games and the trailer here did nothing for me either. Crackdown is still looking rough and could not care any less about a new Battletoads.

Best moment of the whole thing was when the Gears logos comes up on screen, the crowd gets hyped and then frigging Gears themed Pop Vinyl figures jump through it. I completely lost it. I wished they had just left it there with no other Gears announcements. Saying that Gear Tactics looks like it could be really cool, I love XCOM. Still havn't got around to playing Gears 4 so will have to get that done before 5 and don't know enough about Halo Infinite at this stage.

They finally showed some games you want to play. I can't remember the last time I turned on my Xbox that wasn't to watch something on Plex but with these new studio acquisitions and roadmap they have me very excited with what is to come.

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Posted By Afro_Stevens

Holy turnaround.

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Posted By pvtboolean

Looks like the recording cuts out at 2:00:05, just like the livestream.

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Posted By BeyondStrange

FUNKO POPS YEAH

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Posted By wcarle

@pvtboolean: The version where we cut that out will be posted later. This is just the Livestream "DVR" version

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Edited By TheRealSeaman

I was hyped for DMC5 but if it's following the style of DmC then that's going to be disappointing. I had to watch at 144p due to mobile data cap so it was hard to tell what was gameplay and what was fmv, lol.

Cyberpunk 2077 looks incredible but no Alan Wake 2 or a new Remedy game. :(

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Posted By doncabesa

This was a good conference, well done Microsoft

So many good things, hope sony has some great multiplat announcements too.

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Edited By GenericBrotagonist

I wonder if Dan and Jeff could actually make it through Naruto or One Piece. Those are like minimum 500 episodes if you take out all the filler.

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Edited By xxDrAiNxx

Pretty great Conference overall

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Edited By bathala

The Halo Gears Forza factory continues.

when is new IP

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Posted By Pisscubes

Why isn't Abby in these conference comments? :(

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Edited By Assirra

@pisscubes said:

Why isn't Abby in these conference comments? :(

Cause she is a video producer and we got more than enough people already. Same for Jason and Jan.

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Edited By Moderp

God that skating game looks rough. The animations don't look smooth and the skating just looks janky. But I am desperate. So fucking desperate. Needless to say, I am fucking hyped beyond my cynical expectations.

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Posted By CheapBossAttack

Glad to see MS investing in new studios for a wider range of exclusives. Lots of great trailers in a rock solid, jam-packed presentation. Their future looks bright, but most of what interested me I can eventually play on my PS4. Still lacking a reason to reinvest in the XB1 ecosystem I fell off of 3 years ago.

I don't say that to discredit the conference, as they showed a ton of rad shit from MANY different studios at an E3 where Sony mostly seems interested in showcasing themselves.

My favorite announcement, though, was their acquisition of Ninja Theory. Enslaved was great. Devil may Cry was great. Hellblade was incredible. Can't wait to see what that team can do with Microsoft's budget.

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Edited By Pisscubes

@assirra: Fair enough. I just really like her commentary and she has both produced and talked before. I'm not trying to be a dick, I just really enjoy her input. And wouldn't kill everything to have one non-dude in there, right?

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Posted By WolfHazard

@pisscubes: traditionally producers never are on camera for E3. This goes back to Drew and Jason too, Vinny is the one exception. If you think GB is trying to specifically silence the only woman that works there you're far off, she just isn't at E3 for that. Luckily we will get to hear from her on the night show, and during the Beastcast and maybe even some thoughts in the Vlogs shes doing. It would be real nice to have EVERYONE on there but it's just not feasible.

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Posted By Pisscubes

So that's my point-- Vinny was always on. Anyway, it's of course not feasible to have everyone on. But... Maybe have the one woman on camera? As you say, they could always do it with Vinny (my absolute favorite bomber of all time). Anyway, I'm not trying to start a fight here. I've been following Giant Bomb since the beginning, it just felt pretty glaring to me. And also, I've been doing film and video production for almost 2 decades, I understand the difficulties. But they've allowed her to be a personality as they did Vinny, I'd just love to see her on camera. Anyway, let's drop this before the MRAs come out of the wood work and start screaming at me. It was a one off comment to start off with.

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Posted By GrumpyBob

Honestly was a decent conference. I'd say the thing that really got my attention exclusive-wise was the Xcom Gears game. I'm going to play the hell out of that.

Other than that, the biggest announcement by far was the studio acquisitions. You can't just snap your fingers and have new IPs overnight. Basically this announcement meant 2020 will be a very fruitful year for the Xbox brand.

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Posted By sparky_buzzsaw

Dying Light 2? We can end E3. I'm good with just that.

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Posted By LoktarOgar

So that's my point-- Vinny was always on. Anyway, it's of course not feasible to have everyone on. But... Maybe have the one woman on camera? As you say, they could always do it with Vinny (my absolute favorite bomber of all time). Anyway, I'm not trying to start a fight here. I've been following Giant Bomb since the beginning, it just felt pretty glaring to me. And also, I've been doing film and video production for almost 2 decades, I understand the difficulties. But they've allowed her to be a personality as they did Vinny, I'd just love to see her on camera. Anyway, let's drop this before the MRAs come out of the wood work and start screaming at me. It was a one off comment to start off with.

Drew was never on, and Abby and Jan are the new Drew, just like Jason was before them.

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Posted By PancakePatriarchate

Microsoft seems to be hitting all the right notes the past year or two, but I guess if you're the kind of person who needs big flagship exclusives to justify playing on a certain platform it could still be a bit of a disappointment.

And damn does Cyberpunk 2077 look like it was designed by scientists to appeal to Giant Bomb staff lol

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Posted By meant2live218

Is the video broken past the 2 hour point? I'm getting just black screen and buzzing.

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@pisscubes said:

@loktarogar: Jesus fucking christ do I really have to now make a 4th defense for just saying I wish Abby was on? For the love of fuck people...

People gave you a reason why she isn't, you refuse to accept it and now make a retort like it matters she is the "the one woman" as if gender has anything to do with it.

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Posted By oopprraahh

Came away from the show happy that I picked up a couple 6 month Game Pass codes while they are half off on Amazon. Biggest bummer was to hear that Gears Tactics is PC exclusive, game looks tons of fun and Gears game play works perfectly in an Xcom game style.

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Posted By scraz

@meant2live218: Yup, thought my phone was shiting the bed when it was live.

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Posted By Pisscubes

@assirra: You edited your comment which was originally "like genders matters". Of course it does. Let's have a little different take. Representation matters and, yes, let's change things up a bit. Anyway, let's agree to disagree, I'm done having to answer questions after a very innocuous original post. Night.

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Posted By steveurkel

I literally had goose bumps at portions of this conference. I could write for quite a while about all this. Hoping all these great games come to pc and not windisss store.

Forza horizon 4, shadow of time raider, devil may cry, cyberpunk 2077 in particular had me getting hot and warm like a lol ceasaees pizza. I've never cared for years of war but xcom gears sounds super incredible.

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Posted By hughj

@pisscubes: *shrug* You said you want Abby on because she's female, and that her not being on was "glaring", and you're bothered by the fact that people are giving you sensible/civilized rationales for why that is.

I'll be honest with you - I noticed Abby's absence as well. My next thought though was to recognize that Abby is a video producer, and that I could just as well have viewed Jan (as a person of color) being absent in the same light if I chose to. Doing the visible minority math to figure out who is more or less disadvantaged and should be given special treatment just seems like a race to the bottom and a conversation killer.

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Posted By Ravelle

C:\>cd HAX

I really thought they were gonna do " C:\ CD Project Red"

It was right there and they didn't take it!

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Posted By mikachops

Everything was so grim and sombre :\ not a lot of this looked fun

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@hughj: Except my point was simply wouldn't it be cool to have maybe one woman on a panel of all dudes? Is that so amazingly radical? Gender discrepancy in this field has always been glaring. So, yeah, Abby, who has become a personality on GB... I'm saying I think it would be real cool for her to be on these conferences since she represents a different sort of voice gender wise. I'm not screaming that we need to have some kind of affirmative action. I'm kind of shocked that such an innocuous comment is causing this amount of staunch back raising. Actually, no, check that-- of course I'm not shocked that an innocuous comment like this is torn apart on a video game enthusiast board since I've been dealing with it for decades. Anyway, I get what you're saying, I disagree and per usual I hear the same old defenses. I never called anyone racist, sexist or anything of the kind. But I stand by everything I've said.

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Posted By dovah

I wished Drew and Jason could have been on commentary in the past too. That isn’t their job just like it isn’t Abbys.

Vinny has always been a personality on air from the beginning. It’s not an even comparison.

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Posted By deactivated-5b3ffefcbe91e

Had a big ass grin for most of that conference, well done Phil! People are picking apart that code from the Cyberpunk trailer, there's like a whole game Q&A embedded in their!

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Posted By zoofame

I'm excited to see XBox swinging for the fences. Lots of great stuff to look forward to. Even the games that didn't interest me seemed to be getting people excited in chat, so there's something for everyone. And that showstopper Cyberpunk 2077 trailer...

C:\>cd HAX

No Linux subsystem on that Windows machine :(

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Posted By EthanielRain

Fan of Ninja Theory, hopefully this works out for the best...pretty good conference overall, especially coming off of EA.

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Posted By indieslaw

I was real happy with a lot of what I saw here. The one thing I still don’t have a great sense of is the timing of all of it. Like, does Microsoft have a holiday lineup? How much of the exclusive stuff was this year vs next?

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Posted By Dr_Insane

Decent.

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Posted By Bobbyr

Well done, MS. Well done.

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Posted By Drachmalius

Really enjoyed this conference, good stuff MS.

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Posted By stordoff

But... Maybe have the one woman on camera?

That's a bad reason to have her on there. If she has something to add (which she probably does) and fits with the show (going to seven would really be pushing it; six can be a bit much at times, and there's no one you would get rid of), sure, but "She is a woman, therefore she should be on it" is horribly reductive (and honestly I feel undersells what Abby DOES bring to the table as just being a different voice).

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Posted By DrFat32

Do I need to get an Xbox? That was a good show from Microsoft some good games and the Gamepass will allow me to catch up on he stuff I don't have this generation, plus backwards on the 360.

I might have to get a Xbox, damn you Phil Spencer .... you sexy man... your work is done.

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Posted By Evolkimchi

I enjoyed the packed show but I’m still falling into the camp that doesn’t see enough 1st party movement to invest in an X1X yet

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Posted By Francium34

Biggest applause of the show went to Halo and when "red" was entered into the username.cdprojectred is truly the king of rpgs now.

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Posted By Luck702

Microsoft's putting in the work. Good show.

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Posted By Luck702

Why isn't Abby in these conference comments? :(

Same reason Jan and Jason aren't.

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Posted By thetrashman

Probably the best MS conference in recent memory, with some real fun stuff. KH3, DMC5, Sekiro, Cyberpunk, Session. Still got your Forzas and Halos, but a nice variety of other things.

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Posted By Smeat

Compared to their usual conferences, this year's was among the best MS has ever done. MS getting more studios to work under their umbrella fixes a big issue they've had for years.

Cyperpunk's trailer looked good and was a very clever way to debut it.