And with that… that’s the end of the Microsoft conference and portion of E3.Thanks for joining us & let us know in the comments what your highlights were of Microsoft’s E3 offerings this year.and hopefully join us later on for coverage of the Ubisoft, EA and Sony pressers.
Again, I’ve got nothing against CoD per se, but wI prefer to avoid watching someone play it by the time I get to playing it myself I generally don’t care because I’ve seen it.
And now we’re jumping into a jet to fly it…
We skip forward in time a bit, and we’re now fighting our way through a shopping centre.
A gun that can shoot through walls when charged. Explosions going off – again probably not the most unlike CoD to show off, but I suppose they’re playing it safe.
One of the new choices are now shown – Snipe or rappel.
Crawling over to a turret, so far so very Call of Duty, with slightly more of a futuristic bent.
I think this is the same video they showed to some journos a few weeks ago. A mission where you play as Mason’s son (also called Mason) escorting the female President when your convoy gets attacked by drones.
He’s here to show some Call of Duty Black Ops 2 to close out the show. DLC first on Xbox, again.
And back comes Don Matterick who returns with…OK I’ll be honest, an Usher pun I would have used. :(
So yeah, a performance from Usher of his latest single while the game plays in the background is a thing that is happening.
Usher is trying to get a theatre full of the games media up and dancing. YOU NEED MORE ALCOHOL USHER.
And er… here’s Usher.
And now Harmonix revealing a new Dance Central game…Dance Central 3 is happening.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with some actually genuinely funny patter.
It literally looks like an episode of the show – really well done.
The South Park RPG is up next.
Essentially, yes. It’s out “this summer”.
Angry Birds Kinect?
And now we’ve got Wreckateer for XBLA.
Again, DLC on Xbox first.
Helicopters, trains and subways, oh my!
Cool guys don’t look at explosions, they just run like hell.
And we definitely have zombies in there, although they do move a little Plagas-like.
Dodging, ducking, rolling all while firing, seems movement is much improved.
We’re Leon, we’ve been in some kind of explosion, and we’re in the firey city from the trailer…
Resident Evil 6 time now, Capcom takes the stage…
And now a game from Gore Verbinski, seemingly abut space core sex. It’s called Matter
And now… LocoCycle – Twisted Pixel’s new game. No idea what it’s about, other than a very Tron looking bike.
Looks like a pretty bad-ass somewhere between God of War and… well, yeah.
Phil Spencer’s back – first is Toy Soldier developer Signal Games’ new title: Ascend – New Gods.
DLC announcements already – exclusivity to Xbox at first.
Looks awesome though, very intense.
Seems to be a rudimentary experience system, some QTEs and very cinematic stylings to this one.
Interestingly enough, opened right with the combat. Already looks improved from other Raiders.
And now Tomb Raider time.
Lets you use your smartphone as a mouse. I have a bad feeling though if you’ve not got a Windows phone…
Xbox seems to be finally getting an internet browser… this year.
And now apparently the cool part – taking my phone to use as a remote control… erm… Bluetooth?
And finally how it might be used in games… wait, didn’t we watch this at Ninty’s one…ohwait…
Seems like it’s going to be used to deliver special features at the same time as you’re watching the thing.
It allows you to throw your stuff from tablet to Xbox, say you’re watching a movie or whatever.
A new thing called ‘Xbox Smart Glass”
Now the head of XBox Live, Mark Whitton after all that bloody fitness.
I can see why they chose to go with Nike. When my friends are using Kinect voice recognition, they usually end up shouting “FUCKSAKES JUST DO IT.” at their console…
It’s a partnership with Nike it seems.
Kinect “Transforms” entertainment. Kinect now bringing… “the future of fitness.” Ewww… exercise.
And on… notably “Windows 8″ PCs. Hmmm…
The reveal of Xbox Music now
ESPN getting expanded. Can we in Britain get the Tiddlywink championships on XBox?
More sports providers now – again though, US centric so most of this a bit irrelevant to us Europeans. NBA and NHL.
Agreed with MCV, these new content providers ring a bit hollow with the cancellation of Inside Xbox.
Nickleodeon, Paramount Movies, Machimina and Univision being announced right now.
More languages added, and more providers coming. “Double” the number of entertainment providers, four to be announced now…
Yusif takes the stage now, the marketing and strategy boss. Talking about improvements to the Kinect voice Bing searching with categories.
Very reminiscent of DIRT, but looks cool.
Forza Horizon now, developed by Playground Games. Also Dubstep number 2.
Ladies and gentlemen playing Dubstep bingo, you may now count one.
Revealing the new trailer for Gears of War: Iforgetthesubtitle.
Bigging up the developers, which I like.
Phil Spencer (MS Studios boss) up now.
Very dramatic music here, reminds me somewhat of a more family friendly version of Rise of Nightmares. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.
And now we move onto Fable: The Journey.
I slightly miss Peter Moore at this point.
They’re doing the AmericanFootball thing. Voice commands via Kinect.
And now American Football with Madden. I understand this less than I do British Football…
Commentators comment on your swears. Not sure if that was the most awkwardly staged swear I’ve ever seen.
Kicktheball game FIFA 13. You’ll be able to shout like a real manager at your players.
EA Sports now, and again this year stuff is “better with Kinect”
Features co-op and competitive multiplayer, out Spring 2013
Does seem quite cool though, distracting guards with your own voice.
And there’s our first Kinect shoehorn…err “implementation” of the show.
Seems they’re also sticking with the more action-orientated stuff from Conviction rather than returning to the more ‘classic’ stealth of the former games.
And now we have… Splinter Cell Blacklist. The mark and execute gameplay and seemingly the interregations are back, only now we seem to be in the Middle East.
They want to take Xbox to “PCs, mobiles and tablets.” How many of us are still burning from GFWL?
Hello Don Mattrick – who’s now on stage talking.
Also, Cortana be craaazy.
Wait, HaloPredator Vs…err… Alie..OK I don’t even know.
Our first look at the new non-Covenent enemies. Seem to be some sort of tech-organic hybrid… things.
And now some gameplay – the HUD looks extra shiny. Actually so does the rest of it, impressive stuff…
The Infinity is going down, Master Chief is watching. Draw me like one of your French girls, John.
I can’t tell at this point if it’s CG people or live action people on CG backgrounds… impressive though.
And so it begins… wooo fancy CGI.
We’re about to start, we have music and also confirmation that Halo 4 will be opening the show. Master Chief fans get ready…
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