Join us at 9:30 AM PDT for liveblogging direct from the event as Gaming Trend’s editorial staff gives you the play by play from Microsoft’s X-Box: Game On E3 2014 Media brief.
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I am glad to see that they had a few exclusives and a couple of new IPs. Bringing back Phantom Dust is a shocker though. Hopefully it sells more this time around.
People wanted games, they supplied games. Some great shots, proper focus, and they clearly learned a bit from the previous E3.
This is something they needed to do, and I feel like they delivered. So far. This seems great but if the actual products backslide or be delayed for months or come out as something other than advertised… we will be worse than when this started.
Love that they did not do anything with Gears.
Phantom Dust was the biggest surprise (and draw) for me
If we’re calling games…. I will duel anyone for Dragon Age…
Real solid showing by Microsoft I think. Nothing I found breakout amazing, but ‘games’ was the demand and they delivered there.
We showed you video games, guys! Please buy our console.
Crackdown – I’ll arm-wrestle ANY GT staff to review that one…
The return of Crackdown. It’s been a while.
That’s a lot of serve…. not so much protect.
HELL YEA CRACKDOWN
Now I get it. Scale. New scale. Dragons.
Platinum’s new game- Scalebound
Dragon May Cry.
Between the XP pop-ups and the VO about aggro and other MMO terms, this is not looking like the game I thought it was.
With you Mike.
I assumed the chatter was a simulation of player co-op, not in-game.
I was just about to say that Spencer.
Spencer: I was thinking the same thing. I was wondering if that was people actually communicating.
Yeah, this looks uninspired to me, sorry guys
Chatter from allies that seems genuine instead of annoying? Now that’s something to get excited about!
Visually, The Division is stunning. The only question seems to be in regards to the gameplay holding up.
Lighting and fog?
Hello, next-gen. Nice to finally meet you.
Notice the papers floating around?
Love the context the map system offers.
A lot of gameplay this conference. I’m not complaining!
No Rainbow Six?
How about some Rainbox Six…
I’m sorry, but this is pretty much what they needed to do. Kinect can exist, but it isn’t driving the console. More, more, more.
The Division is ALSO still happening.
IN. IN. IN.
I like the colors blue and purple.
O man, I LOVED Phantom Dust!
Are they actually showing him the right cameras? Seemed a bit confused…
I LOVE E3
Goodbye to your shoelaces.
I’m glad they took the extra time on it.
Like that blade ain’t tainting your soul.
Context sensitive reactions from enemies? Awesome!
Gorgeous environment in Witcher 3.
Good to see that Witcher 3 is going to be a refinement of 2 rather than another paradigm shift for CD Projekt Red.
Nuanced sword combat mixed with hack and slash. I like it!
Combat looks to be very “Lords of Shadow”. Not a bad thing.
Music sounds great too.
Go anywhere in the game you can see?
Witcher 3: Monster Hunter ULTRA.
Feral Big Bird.
Watch me play Witcher 3, dammit!
Looks great from the game considered a “failure”. I was a big fan of the new TR.
Now they are showing Witcher 3.
Witcher playable? NICE.
Rise of the Planet of the Tomb Raiders.
Looks like a Tomb Raider sequel
There’s the pic.
Tomb Raider 2
*leans forward* Laura?
Mostly a showcase, but that still came off as a good answer to the people wanting more indie representation.
Too many quirky logotypes to catch ‘em all
I think Below is going to come out AFTER Inside…
They’re putting Threes on Xbox? I don’t know how that will work.
Aztez, Knight Squad, White Knight, Plague Inc, Earthlock, Cuphead,Hyperlight Drifter, Slash Dash, FRU, Lovers in a Dangerous SPacetime…
Very VERY true Justin.
ID@XBOX the new indie dev outreach from Microsoft. Bring it.
Indie games – swing hard, MS. You need to.
Ah…. is my wish coming true?
Really unique feel on this one. And yeah, Out of this World is what I was thinking too.
Out of this World if it was made today. Fantastic look.
Hell yea whatever this is!
This looks monstrously amazing.
Holy crap that looks good!
New game from the makers of Limbo
Now they are showing games for 2015 and beyond. No more releases for this year.
Even Phil Spencer gets a sequel today!
That was the barest of teasers for Guardians
New game modes and features are included.
Halo 5 Guardians Beta in December
Halo Nightfall series included
Quit yelling at me, sir.
LOL How do you re-create H2’s multi without ruining it? You don’t re-create Halo 2 multi..
Quit looking at the vistas – you’ll do better.
Ascension might be one of the best FPS levels ever made.
Halo 2 Multiplayer
Halo 2 gets full anniversary treatment
Custom playlists in MC’s timeline.
Halos 1-4 for Xbox One
Halo 4 too!
Could this be Halo: Timeline?
Nov 11th 2014- Halo The Master Chief Collection
It’s about running out of ideas.
Oh… or Guardians….
… and 3 I think.
Halo 2 HD
And now what we’ve all been expecting. The Halo choir.
Is Conker in the new Halo? *fingers crossed*
Halo Theme still gives me goosebumps.
Not always good tho
There it is…
I want to have feels for Ori, but did they actually, um, show anything there?
Ori looked old school and great.
Ori Blind Forest … looks like my kind of game.
Let me show you my emotions.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Moon Studios with the first actual new game of the day?
Great for someone to practice their mapmaking and layout concepts in.
Finally a reason to draw people in.
What the hell are you doing Conker?
Project Spark looks like it could be a development tool to find fledgling developers.
Project Spark — It’s a thing that is still happening.
Whoa wait what is this?
Check out these comedians. They are video games.
All the commentary in-game doesn’t deliver a punch.
Man, I like the general concept, but I sure hope we can shut off the chatter in this one.
Sort of a reverse of the early 2000’s Savage.
The villain role looks fun, but I don’t see much teamwork happening.
The challenge in Villian mode will be navigating the controller.
Alright….. THAT is a very good idea.
I am not half as underwhelmed as I expected…. But these are still E3 shots and demos…
Hackneyed fantasy action/RPG with a new twist- you can be the dungeon master. Snore.
Alright, villain mode is promising. I’ve been waiting for this kind of action for a while.
Dungeon Keeper comes home to roost.
You can turn the game into tower-defense in the Villain mode.
Sho-Ryu-Ken with a sword?
No HUD and no map. Some stuff I hated about Fable 3.
A little too thick on the witty banter.
When do they kick a chicken or poop on someone?
Yeah, but show us the villain mode!
I’ve heard too many Scottish accents today already
PM is too busy building Godus and promising … the world?
Yeah.. not the same without Peter M.
Multiplayer beta for Fable Legends is coming.
Bringing back the half-cape.
Fable is still happening? Does anyone care?
Where’s my favorite Molyneux?
Lucious: Doubtful it could get to the other consoles. I doubt move can handle what Kinect does.
Fable Legends … let’s hope it lives up to the name.
Lionhead up now
Like.. exclusive forever, or exclusive at launch?
I want a new Rock Band so bad. So. Bad.
His delivery is sad.
Oh wait, Dance Central Spotlight…
Alex from Harmonix on stage for Disney Fantasia
Nice to see Dead Rising getting a bigger sense of humor. Awesome.
“Available now” is the big surprise this conference.
Hell of a Dead Rising reveal. Fantastic.
FINALLY!!! DLC worth owning.
This is Saint’s Row inspired at least…. That’s not a bad thing in any way, but still…
Great, that name is going to break our database
Dead Rising vs Capcom?
Available October 28th.
8-player co-op called Chaos Mode.
Hopefully multiplayer is more than just a horde mode.
Is he talking to me?
Lucious, that’s you in purple.
Next time you launch a system lead off with something like this…
Victor: Yeah, a game that uses more colors than brown, grey, and black? That could never happen in a shooter.
I think this game was ripped from a fever dream I had last time I got the flu.
@Mike: More like Aggressive Inline.
This has all the gameplay of infamous or Crackdown, with the humour of the Bard’s Tale.
Does anyone see a little Ratchet and Klank in Sunset Overdrive?
Real nice contrast to everything else so far. Colorful, fun. Not so grimdark.
mixed with Tony Hawk?
Sunset Overdrive: The only reason to own an Xbox One?
Kind of a Dead Rising feel?
So…. Saint’s Row with a slightly different plot
I want him to trail off talking about Spyro.
“Of course you can, it’s a f***ing video game!” Sunset Overdrive’s self awareness is a major breath of fresh air after the last half hour.
Best trailer of the show so far I think. Got actual laughs.
Dude’s using a Windows Phone. Also, there is no fourth wall.
Wow… THIS looks truley inspired.
Windows phones survive the Apocalypse.
They’ve been pushing the advertising hard on this.
OK, I was skeptical of Sunset Overdrive when I heard it before. It looks like what Overstrike could have been before it turned into FUSE.
That’s how you do a surprise.
Sunset Overdrive looks incredible.
Well done, Insomniac.
Ooo another military shooter!
October 7, Dragon Age.
Getting kind of a Dragon’s Dogma vibe off this one.
Dragon Age, continuing the ‘DLC first on Xbox’ trend of the first act of this brief
Look at dat water.
Note: premier content first on Xbox was posted.
YES! The TI-99 4/A. I still have mine.
Oh yes. DA… yes yes yes….
Hmnnn, a montage of interviews with various debs. Definitely keeping the focus
Wow… that’s how you kill an pompus ass..
Swordplay should be interesting, see if it can handle the lag.
I’ll get the beer.
Four player coop? That’s a double-bunkbed Animus!
I want this game, 3 friends, and a beer right now.
Well that sure is a lot of murder.
I just wanna play an Assassin’s Creed with more assassinations.
Assassin’s Rainbow Six?
That’s some pretty impressive co-op action. Keeping the smooth feel of the kills.
That home definitely has an assassin infestation.
The stealth approach. As loud as possible.
French Revo IS a great setting though. Surprised they hadn’t done it yet.
So are coop players sharing memories in the Animus?
Nice way to time the attacks.
Co-op comin’, folks
Viva la Revolucion! The falling and dropping works so much better.
That’s a big crowd and it seems to run pretty smoothly.
I just don’t think Assassin’s Creed should be a yearly franchise. It’s so hit or miss.
Stab a whole new era of soldiers in the neck!
Co op campeign… that would be nice.
Creating your own brotherhood sounds cool.
Co op campaign?
Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Sequels, you guys. They’re happening.
Class-based FPS? Crazy sci-fi environment? OH BE THE MONSTER YES.
Now we have a preview of Evolve, with Xbox One getting DLC first.
Now this is something to get excited about!!
Onto Evolve – Left 4 Dead meets Citizen Kabuto.
1000 member clubs should give Forza Horizon 2 a ton of members. Coming out in September.
Evolve! Now you have my attention.
Donuts on your lawn o/~
Thank god they’ve left Colorado … too many driver simulations trying to capture pot-head drivers.
Just once I’d like a car game set to the song ‘Bitchin’ Camaro’
C’mon, show some epic car crashes!
Who wants to drive these cars out in the rain though? Most rational human beings would have them in the garage.
I’m not a car guy, so so far the only thing to stand out to me is dynamic weather and dedicated servers.
Forza Horizons 2- no lobbies, no waiting. Clubs.
Clap for 1080p. CLAP MINIONS.
Is 200 cars really their summit though?
I’m looking forward to Horizon 2 – I hope they manage to get the balance right.
Can’t wait to see you out there with your measuring tape Spencer.
OH! Complete with graffiti…. nice. I wonder if they’ll include the spray painted dongs that’s on that track IRL.
Nurburgring .. finally.
Millimeter accuracy? I’ll be the one fact checking that.
Provided? Funny thing is, this content should have been in here day and date with release.
Give me Forza Mario Kart 8- I want hover cars
I can’t wait until next year’s version of Call of Duty: Steampunk.
Dan’s got hair!
Alright… I’m not exactly up to date with the CoD:Advance Warfare narrative… but are we just abandoning all pretenses and going alien invasion?
This is definitely a COD game. There is the shellshock moment. Fill out your bingo cards.
Anyone ever hear of a pry bar?
This is the future. We’re still shoving our arms in holes?
Needless sacrifice… perhaps using those jump boots?
It’s a trap!
I want to get excited but then there’s the part where this is Call of Duty.
For a predictable start, this is still shaping up to be a solid opening. Liking what we’re seeing here with the detail and the gameplay.
I can’t even imagine how this’ll control.
Any questions on this being 1080p?
Also, yes. Bugs fly at night too.
I’m looking forward to mario jumping shotgun-to-the-face action.
Alright…. that grenade was pretty cool.
Honestly impressed by the future tech in this demo.
Bugs hitting the windshield late at night?
Is that the black fog from Lost?
Holy Matrix sentinels, Batman!
Well, it’s nice to have a game with jump jets that isn’t Titanfall. And by that I mean a game with an actual campeign.
Super Mario jumping!
Too bad this isn’t Wolfenstein. Things I never expected to say.
Frame drops on the game? Looks like COD still has you aiming at all times. Bad form.
It’s not a surprise, but it’s still a solid gameplay demo I think.
It’s Halo Fall of Duty
Cutaway to a dude onstage “playing” the game live. Everyone take a drink.
Lighting and smoke effects look way better.
Interesting that it has no HUD.
Does that look like some kind of tank with virtual screens inside?
What a softball, opening with CoD.
Oh yea Call of Duty. That is exciting.
Oh man! CoD! They are really pushing their limits! :/
And…they open up with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Is that much of a scoop? First to play the DLC? Did I get that right?
They claim new IP and a more diverse lineup. Let’s see if it is more than just first-person shooters.
Excellent. Just what I wanted to hear. Games, damnit!
hoo boy, that kinect doesn’t show up on the promo image any more…
Indie support would be great. I just want more gaming news in general, less on the ‘multimedia experience!’ line.
I would like to hear about more/better indie support, and a stronger digital marketplace. That’s a lot to hope for, I know, but it’s not beyond the scope of reason.
Here we go
if it’s quality stuff, might be very compelling
Curious about the exclusive shows they have lined up
Microsoft definitely has a lot of ground to make up for.
They’ve kind of been getting crushed by Sony… to be frank. lol
Yeah, we don’t want the best news out of Microsoft to come several weeks after, in the form of a walking back.
I don’t want to hear anything about how I can watch sports via my xbox
Let’s hope they learned from last year.
Looking forward to some news from Microsoft. I get the impression they’ve been overshadowed lately by Sony.
We’re five minutes away from the start of the conference!