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    E3 2010 - Microsoft Press Conference Discussion

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    #1  Edited By citizenkane
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    Welcome to the E3 2010 Microsoft Press Conference Discussion!

    Welcome my fellow Giant Bomb comrades! Unless you have be living under a rock that doesn't have internet access, you know that this week is E3 2010. As with tradition, this means that the "Big Three" will be giving press conferences to discuss their past, present, and future in the video game industry. To make the community less chaotic and easier to navigate, we have created a "sticky" thread for each conference. in this thread, we ask that you come here to discuss your general feelings/opinions/thoughts on the Microsoft press conference.

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    #2  Edited By citizenkane

    I have opened this thread a few hours before the press conference so you guys can discuss predictions and whatnot.  Remember, though, the rules still stand.
     
    Also, congratulations to eeegac for his winning submission for the Microsoft Press Conference Discussion thread!

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    #3  Edited By Ace829

    Judging from the Kinect event earlier, hardly anyone will probably be impressed by what Microsoft will show off. So here's hoping the games make up for that.

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    #4  Edited By Steve_C

    Well done eeeegac. Nice job.
     
    I hope this is good. MS have to have something substantial up their sleeve lest the conference suck.

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    #5  Edited By Hamz

    Hoping they have more to offer than simply spending most of the conference displaying Kinect and what it will do for players and games.

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    #6  Edited By harrypmgaga

    Indeed, I hope Microsoft have the software to balance the leak.

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    #7  Edited By FireSketch

    Congrats eegac :)
     
    I'm hoping they show off what their big developers are doing, rather than concentrating on the more casual stuff.

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    #8  Edited By lumley

    Only 3 hours to go guys! 

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    #9  Edited By Wess

    Let's get some guesses going: how much will Kinect cost?  Both as a standalone product and in a bundle, and will it come with a game?

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    #10  Edited By Rhaknar

    meh if i knew about this topic i wouldnt have made the other. anyway, like i said earlier, this has me a bit excited:
     
      geoffkeighley   
    Early morning start in LA for rehearsals. Hearing that Xbox definitely has some surprises in store for the hard core this AM. 

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    #11  Edited By droop

    Crap. I'll miss it :( Oh well.. 
     
    Congrats eegac btw :D

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    #12  Edited By OrigamiDriller

    It bums me out that I have to work all this week and can't hear the conferences live, but I'm having trouble building up high hopes for Microsoft's conference. In Giant Bomb's stream last night, they sounded a little skeptical of Microsoft talking about too much outside of Kinect, Kinect's titles, and the other games coming up that we already know about. I hope we hear something about the Dreamcast games coming to Live. Seaman HD?

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    #13  Edited By FireSketch
    @Wess: I imagine they'll at least have a game bundle at launch, but I'm pretty sure they'll include a copy of their sports game with every release.
    I think price depends on how competetive they're being. If Sony is looking at $80 for the Move, I can see the Kinect going for around that.
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    #14  Edited By RedSox8933

    The Microsoft conference is only on Spike and the others are only on G4? Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    #15  Edited By Rhaknar
    @RedSox8933 said:
    " The Microsoft conference is only on Spike and the others are only on G4? Correct me if I'm wrong. "
    if you mean on TV yes. online, no, lots of places are streaming them
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    #16  Edited By FireSketch
    @Rhaknar: Know any specific addresses? I can't find any.
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    #17  Edited By Synthballs
    @FireSketch said:
    " Congrats eegac :)  I'm hoping they show off what their big developers are doing, rather than concentrating on the more casual stuff. "
    This. 
     
    I'd like to hear some news on some big Non Natal Exclusives.
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    #18  Edited By Rhaknar
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    #19  Edited By RedSox8933
    @Rhaknar said:
    " @RedSox8933 said:
    " The Microsoft conference is only on Spike and the others are only on G4? Correct me if I'm wrong. "
    if you mean on TV yes. online, no, lots of places are streaming them "
    Okay thanks. I figure if it's on TV I might as well watch it there because there is way less potential for failure of some sort.
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    #20  Edited By lumley

    How long does the MS press conference last for, 90 minutes?

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    #21  Edited By Rhaknar

    by the way don't forget that GT will have a pre-show with new shit, including footage of the Alan Wake DLC "The Signal". Pre show airs half an hour before I think

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    #22  Edited By turboman

    I know, Gamespot is the devil... but they have hell of experience at showing live events, that's probably a safe bet on where to watch the press conferences.

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    #23  Edited By zonerover
    @Lumley: I think it generally goes for 90 minutes to 120 minutes depending on how much they have to get through.
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    #25  Edited By lumley
    @zonerover: Cheers, I thought it was that long last year 
     
    I hope there's as much new stuff as last years, last year I was really impressed with alll the announcements  
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    #26  Edited By damswedon

    What is the over/under on no charts?

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    #27  Edited By Zereta

    Show me a bunch of awesome in Halo: Reach and Gears 3 and sell me on Kinect, Microsoft. Then, you will win E3.

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    #28  Edited By Slurpelve

    can't wait !!!!

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    #29  Edited By Steve_C

    So which developer do you reckon will come out for the shoulder tap moment?
     
    Place your bets... NOW!

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    #30  Edited By Rhaknar

    1 hour and 20mins till it starts (the pre show at least), I'm hyped to be honest, I always say I'm not before, but when it's actually about to happen I can't help it

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    #31  Edited By MachoFantastico

    It's weird, there's only one thing I'm excited to see in the Microsoft press conference and that's Gears of War 3, a game we already pretty much know what to expect from.  
     
    That's unless they have Rock Band 3 on show, which I doubt considering how much time they need to spend on Kinect *throws up* and that new Slim Xbox 360. 

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    #32  Edited By carlthenimrod

    Battletoads 2010. Now is the time!

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    #33  Edited By MachoFantastico

    I pray that Microsoft have some interesting things to offer other then Kinect related games, if not this will be one long press conference. Surely there will be some surprises, there as to be.... IT'S E3! Woot!

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    #34  Edited By tebbit
    @carlthenimrod said:
    " Battletoads 2010. Now is the time! "
    Oh my god! YES!
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    #35  Edited By damswedon

    360 exclusive a remake of Final Fantasy 7!

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    #36  Edited By mracoon  Moderator

    I don't know which live stream to watch, there's too many choices.

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    #37  Edited By MKHavoc

    I'll be catching this one on Spike.

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    #38  Edited By Themanohall

    So no Giantbomb live stream?

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    #39  Edited By Artikay

    I thought the conference was 10am PST, but Spike says 1:30pm EST. Doesn't 10am PST = 1pm EST? In fact everywhere I look seems to have different times listed...
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    #40  Edited By MjHealy
    @TurboMan said:
    " I know, Gamespot is the devil... but they have hell of experience at showing live events, that's probably a safe bet on where to watch the press conferences. "
    I know the feeling. I feel bad for using GameSpot but they have excellent E3 coverage.
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    #41  Edited By Artikay

    Gametrailers link is up for the preshow now on their homepage. 30min to go!
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    #42  Edited By citizenkane

    Add the links to the live streams.

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    #43  Edited By get2sammyb

    E3 HERE WEEEEEEEEEEE GOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    #44  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

    So does the conference start at 10 or 10:30 PDT? There are several conflicting sources.
     
    EDIT: xbox.com says 10:30, so I assume that's the official time.

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    #45  Edited By Artikay

    It's looking like 10:30PST.  Thats what time is given most commonly on Spike TV and Gametrailers. 
     
     
    EDIT: Ah ok, GT.com has 10am in big letters, bit its referencing their own pre-show even, the conference itself is 10:30am.
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    #46  Edited By Jimbo

    Huh, Gamespot's countdown says 55 minutes (6:30pm UK).  I'm sure it was counting down to 6pm when I checked yesterday.

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    #47  Edited By hidys
    @Jimbo: i think they fucked up and it actually starts at 10:30 (3:30 in the morning here)
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    #48  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
    @Jimbo said:
    " Huh, Gamespot's countdown says 55 minutes (6:30pm UK).  I'm sure it was counting down to 6pm when I checked yesterday. "
    Yeah, I think it was originally scheduled for 10am PDT, but Microsoft must have delayed it by 30 minutes, and that's what's causing the confusion.
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    #49  Edited By damswedon
    @Jimbo: strange mine says 24 mins 
    scratch that switched to 40's
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