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