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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:26 am

We’re five minutes away from the start of the conference!

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:28 am

Looking forward to some news from Microsoft. I get the impression they’ve been overshadowed lately by Sony.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:28 am

Let’s hope they learned from last year.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:29 am

I don’t want to hear anything about how I can watch sports via my xbox

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:29 am

Yeah, we don’t want the best news out of Microsoft to come several weeks after, in the form of a walking back.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:29 am

They’ve kind of been getting crushed by Sony… to be frank. lol

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:29 am

Microsoft definitely has a lot of ground to make up for.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:30 am

Curious about the exclusive shows they have lined up

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:30 am

if it’s quality stuff, might be very compelling

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:31 am

Here we go

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:32 am

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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:32 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:32 am

Indie support would be great. I just want more gaming news in general, less on the ‘multimedia experience!’ line.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:33 am

hoo boy, that kinect doesn’t show up on the promo image any more…

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:34 am

Excellent. Just what I wanted to hear. Games, damnit!

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:34 am

They claim new IP and a more diverse lineup. Let’s see if it is more than just first-person shooters.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:35 am

Keith: lol

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:35 am

Is that much of a scoop? First to play the DLC? Did I get that right?

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:35 am

And…they open up with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:36 am

Oh man! CoD! They are really pushing their limits! :/

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:36 am

Oh yea Call of Duty. That is exciting.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:36 am

What a softball, opening with CoD.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:36 am

Does that look like some kind of tank with virtual screens inside?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:37 am

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:37 am

Interesting that it has no HUD.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:38 am

Lighting and smoke effects look way better.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 20149:38 am

Cutaway to a dude onstage “playing” the game live. Everyone take a drink.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:38 am

It’s Halo Fall of Duty

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:38 am

It’s not a surprise, but it’s still a solid gameplay demo I think.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:39 am

Frame drops on the game? Looks like COD still has you aiming at all times. Bad form.

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:39 am

Too bad this isn’t Wolfenstein. Things I never expected to say.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:39 am

Super Mario jumping!

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:40 am

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.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:40 am

Holy Matrix sentinels, Batman!

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:40 am

Drone swarm!

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:40 am

Is that the black fog from Lost?

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:40 am

Bugs hitting the windshield late at night?

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:41 am

Honestly impressed by the future tech in this demo.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:41 am

Alright…. that grenade was pretty cool.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:41 am

I’m looking forward to mario jumping shotgun-to-the-face action.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:41 am

Any questions on this being 1080p?
Also, yes. Bugs fly at night too.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:41 am

I can’t even imagine how this’ll control.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:41 am

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.

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:42 am

I want to get excited but then there’s the part where this is Call of Duty.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:42 am

It’s a trap!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:42 am

Needless sacrifice… perhaps using those jump boots?

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:42 am

This is the future. We’re still shoving our arms in holes?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:43 am

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:43 am

Anyone ever hear of a pry bar?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:43 am

This is definitely a COD game. There is the shellshock moment. Fill out your bingo cards.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:43 am

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?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:44 am

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:44 am

Dan’s got hair!

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:44 am

I can’t wait until next year’s version of Call of Duty: Steampunk.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:45 am

Give me Forza Mario Kart 8- I want hover cars

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:45 am

Provided? Funny thing is, this content should have been in here day and date with release.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:45 am

Millimeter accuracy? I’ll be the one fact checking that.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:45 am

Nurburgring .. finally.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:46 am

OH! Complete with graffiti…. nice. I wonder if they’ll include the spray painted dongs that’s on that track IRL.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:46 am

Can’t wait to see you out there with your measuring tape Spencer.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:46 am

I’m looking forward to Horizon 2 – I hope they manage to get the balance right.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:47 am

Is 200 cars really their summit though?

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:47 am

Clap for 1080p. CLAP MINIONS.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:47 am

Forza Horizons 2- no lobbies, no waiting. Clubs.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:47 am

“Socially connected”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:48 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:48 am

I’m not a car guy, so so far the only thing to stand out to me is dynamic weather and dedicated servers.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:48 am

Who wants to drive these cars out in the rain though? Most rational human beings would have them in the garage.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:49 am

C’mon, show some epic car crashes!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:49 am

Just once I’d like a car game set to the song ‘Bitchin’ Camaro’

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:49 am

Thank god they’ve left Colorado … too many driver simulations trying to capture pot-head drivers.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:49 am

Donuts on your lawn o/~

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:49 am

Evolve! Now you have my attention.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:49 am

1000 member clubs should give Forza Horizon 2 a ton of members. Coming out in September.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:50 am

Onto Evolve – Left 4 Dead meets Citizen Kabuto.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:50 am

Now this is something to get excited about!!

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:50 am

Now we have a preview of Evolve, with Xbox One getting DLC first.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:50 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:50 am

Class-based FPS? Crazy sci-fi environment? OH BE THE MONSTER YES.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:51 am

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:51 am

Sequels, you guys. They’re happening.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:51 am

Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:51 am

Co op campaign?

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:52 am

Creating your own brotherhood sounds cool.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:52 am

Co op campeign… that would be nice.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:52 am

Stab a whole new era of soldiers in the neck!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:52 am

I just don’t think Assassin’s Creed should be a yearly franchise. It’s so hit or miss.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:53 am

That’s a big crowd and it seems to run pretty smoothly.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:53 am

Viva la Revolucion! The falling and dropping works so much better.

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:53 am

Co-op comin’, folks

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:53 am

Nice way to time the attacks.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:53 am

So are coop players sharing memories in the Animus?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:54 am

French Revo IS a great setting though. Surprised they hadn’t done it yet.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:54 am

The stealth approach. As loud as possible.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:54 am

That home definitely has an assassin infestation.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:55 am

That’s some pretty impressive co-op action. Keeping the smooth feel of the kills.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:55 am

Assassin’s Rainbow Six?

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:55 am

I just wanna play an Assassin’s Creed with more assassinations.

Jay Malone June 9, 20149:55 am

Well that sure is a lot of murder.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:56 am

I want this game, 3 friends, and a beer right now.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:56 am

Four player coop? That’s a double-bunkbed Animus!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:56 am

I’ll get the beer.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:56 am

Swordplay should be interesting, see if it can handle the lag.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:57 am

LOL
Wow… that’s how you kill an pompus ass..

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:57 am

Hmnnn, a montage of interviews with various debs. Definitely keeping the focus

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 20149:57 am

Oh yes. DA… yes yes yes….

Keith Schleicher June 9, 20149:57 am

YES! The TI-99 4/A. I still have mine.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:57 am

Note: premier content first on Xbox was posted.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:58 am

Spencer Campbell June 9, 20149:58 am

Look at dat water.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 20149:58 am

Dragon Age, continuing the ‘DLC first on Xbox’ trend of the first act of this brief

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 20149:59 am

Getting kind of a Dragon’s Dogma vibe off this one.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 20149:59 am

October 7, Dragon Age.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 20149:59 am

Ooo another military shooter!

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:00 am

Well done, Insomniac.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:00 am

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:00 am

Sunset Overdrive looks incredible.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:00 am

That’s how you do a surprise.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:01 am

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.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:01 am

They’ve been pushing the advertising hard on this.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:01 am

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:01 am

Windows phones survive the Apocalypse.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:01 am

Wow… THIS looks truley inspired.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:02 am

Dude’s using a Windows Phone. Also, there is no fourth wall.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:02 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:02 am

Best trailer of the show so far I think. Got actual laughs.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:02 am

me?!

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:02 am

“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.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:02 am

YOU

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:02 am

I want him to trail off talking about Spyro.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:02 am

So…. Saint’s Row with a slightly different plot

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:03 am

Kind of a Dead Rising feel?

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:03 am

Sunset Overdrive: The only reason to own an Xbox One?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:03 am

mixed with Tony Hawk?

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:03 am

Real nice contrast to everything else so far. Colorful, fun. Not so grimdark.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:04 am

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:04 am

Does anyone see a little Ratchet and Klank in Sunset Overdrive?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:04 am

This has all the gameplay of infamous or Crackdown, with the humour of the Bard’s Tale.
IN.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:04 am

@Mike: More like Aggressive Inline.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:04 am

I think this game was ripped from a fever dream I had last time I got the flu.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:05 am

Victor: Yeah, a game that uses more colors than brown, grey, and black? That could never happen in a shooter.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:05 am

Dear Microsoft….
Next time you launch a system lead off with something like this…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:05 am

Lucious, that’s you in purple.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:05 am

Is he talking to me?

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:06 am

Hopefully multiplayer is more than just a horde mode.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:06 am

8-player co-op called Chaos Mode.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:06 am

Available October 28th.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:07 am

Dead Rising vs Capcom?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:07 am

Great, that name is going to break our database

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:07 am

This is Saint’s Row inspired at least…. That’s not a bad thing in any way, but still…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:07 am

FINALLY!!! DLC worth owning.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:07 am

Hell of a Dead Rising reveal. Fantastic.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:07 am

Speechless.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:07 am

“Available now” is the big surprise this conference.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:07 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:07 am

Nice to see Dead Rising getting a bigger sense of humor. Awesome.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:07 am

Alex from Harmonix on stage for Disney Fantasia

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:08 am

Oh wait, Dance Central Spotlight…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:08 am

His delivery is sad.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:08 am

I want a new Rock Band so bad. So. Bad.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:08 am

Digital Only.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:08 am

Like.. exclusive forever, or exclusive at launch?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:09 am

Lionhead up now

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:09 am

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:09 am

Fable Legends … let’s hope it lives up to the name.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:09 am

Where’s my favorite Molyneux?

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:09 am

Lucious: Doubtful it could get to the other consoles. I doubt move can handle what Kinect does.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:09 am

Fable is still happening? Does anyone care?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:09 am

Bringing back the half-cape.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:09 am

Multiplayer beta for Fable Legends is coming.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:10 am

Yeah.. not the same without Peter M.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:10 am

PM is too busy building Godus and promising … the world?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:10 am

I’ve heard too many Scottish accents today already

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:10 am

Yeah, but show us the villain mode!

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:11 am

When do they kick a chicken or poop on someone?

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:11 am

A little too thick on the witty banter.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:11 am

No HUD and no map. Some stuff I hated about Fable 3.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:11 am

Sho-Ryu-Ken with a sword?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:12 am

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:12 am

You can turn the game into tower-defense in the Villain mode.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:12 am

Dungeon Keeper comes home to roost.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:12 am

Alright, villain mode is promising. I’ve been waiting for this kind of action for a while.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:12 am

Hackneyed fantasy action/RPG with a new twist- you can be the dungeon master. Snore.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:13 am

Alright….. THAT is a very good idea.
I am not half as underwhelmed as I expected…. But these are still E3 shots and demos…

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:13 am

The challenge in Villian mode will be navigating the controller.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:13 am

The villain role looks fun, but I don’t see much teamwork happening.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:13 am

Sort of a reverse of the early 2000’s Savage.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:13 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:14 am

Man, I like the general concept, but I sure hope we can shut off the chatter in this one.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:14 am

All the commentary in-game doesn’t deliver a punch.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:14 am

Neckbeard?

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:15 am

Check out these comedians. They are video games.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:16 am

Whoa wait what is this?

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:16 am

Project Spark — It’s a thing that is still happening.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:17 am

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:17 am

CONKER

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:17 am

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:17 am

Project Spark looks like it could be a development tool to find fledgling developers.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:17 am

What the hell are you doing Conker?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:17 am

Finally a reason to draw people in.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:18 am

Great for someone to practice their mapmaking and layout concepts in.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:18 am

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:19 am

Moon Studios with the first actual new game of the day?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:19 am

Ori and the Blind Forest

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:19 am

Let me show you my emotions.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:19 am

Ori Blind Forest … looks like my kind of game.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:20 am

Ori looked old school and great.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:20 am

I want to have feels for Ori, but did they actually, um, show anything there?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:20 am

There it is…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:20 am

Halo Theme still gives me goosebumps.

Not always good tho

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:20 am

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:20 am

Is Conker in the new Halo? *fingers crossed*

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:20 am

And now what we’ve all been expecting. The Halo choir.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:21 am

Halo 2 HD

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:22 am

… and 3 I think.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:22 am

Oh… or Guardians….

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:22 am

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:22 am

Spoiler alert!

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:23 am

It’s about running out of ideas.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:23 am

Nov 11th 2014- Halo The Master Chief Collection

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:23 am

Could this be Halo: Timeline?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:23 am

Halo 4 too!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:24 am

Halos 1-4 for Xbox One

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:25 am

Custom playlists in MC’s timeline.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:25 am

Halo 2 gets full anniversary treatment

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:25 am

Halo 2 Multiplayer

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:26 am

Ascension might be one of the best FPS levels ever made.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:26 am

Quit looking at the vistas – you’ll do better.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:26 am

LOL How do you re-create H2’s multi without ruining it? You don’t re-create Halo 2 multi..

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:27 am

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:27 am

Quit yelling at me, sir.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:28 am

Halo Nightfall series included

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:28 am

Halo 5 Guardians Beta in December

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:29 am

New game modes and features are included.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:29 am

That was the barest of teasers for Guardians

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:30 am

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:30 am

Even Phil Spencer gets a sequel today!

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:30 am

Agreed Mike.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:31 am

Now they are showing games for 2015 and beyond. No more releases for this year.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:31 am

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:31 am

New game from the makers of Limbo

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:31 am

Holy crap that looks good!

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:31 am

This looks monstrously amazing.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:32 am

Hell yea whatever this is!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:32 am

Out of this World if it was made today. Fantastic look.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:32 am

Inside

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:32 am

Really unique feel on this one. And yeah, Out of this World is what I was thinking too.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:32 am

Inside. Wonderful.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:33 am

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:33 am

Indie games – swing hard, MS. You need to.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:33 am

Ah…. is my wish coming true?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:33 am

ID@XBOX the new indie dev outreach from Microsoft. Bring it.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:34 am

Very VERY true Justin.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:34 am

Aztez, Knight Squad, White Knight, Plague Inc, Earthlock, Cuphead,Hyperlight Drifter, Slash Dash, FRU, Lovers in a Dangerous SPacetime…

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:35 am

Threes!

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:35 am

They’re putting Threes on Xbox? I don’t know how that will work.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:35 am

I think Below is going to come out AFTER Inside…

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:35 am

Too many quirky logotypes to catch ‘em all

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:36 am

Mostly a showcase, but that still came off as a good answer to the people wanting more indie representation.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:36 am

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:36 am

Tomb Raider?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:36 am

*leans forward* Laura?

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:37 am

Tomb Raider 2

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:37 am

There’s the pic.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:37 am

Looks like a Tomb Raider sequel

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:37 am

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:38 am

Rise of the Planet of the Tomb Raiders.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:38 am

Now they are showing Witcher 3.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:38 am

Witcher playable? NICE.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:38 am

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:38 am

Looks great from the game considered a “failure”. I was a big fan of the new TR.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:38 am

Witcher 3

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:38 am

Watch me play Witcher 3, dammit!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:39 am

Feral Big Bird.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:39 am

Witcher 3: Monster Hunter ULTRA.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:40 am

Go anywhere in the game you can see?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:40 am

Music sounds great too.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:40 am

Combat looks to be very “Lords of Shadow”. Not a bad thing.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:40 am

Nuanced sword combat mixed with hack and slash. I like it!

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:41 am

Good to see that Witcher 3 is going to be a refinement of 2 rather than another paradigm shift for CD Projekt Red.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:41 am

Gorgeous environment in Witcher 3.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:42 am

Context sensitive reactions from enemies? Awesome!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:42 am

Like that blade ain’t tainting your soul.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:43 am

Date? No…

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:43 am

I’m glad they took the extra time on it.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:43 am

Goodbye to your shoelaces.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:43 am

I LOVE E3

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:44 am

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:44 am

New Reboot.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:44 am

Are they actually showing him the right cameras? Seemed a bit confused…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:44 am

Phantom Dust???

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:45 am

YES!!!!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:45 am

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:45 am

O man, I LOVED Phantom Dust!

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:45 am

I like the colors blue and purple.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:46 am

IN. IN. IN.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:47 am

The Division is ALSO still happening.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:47 am

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:47 am

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.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:47 am

No Rainbow Six?
How about some Rainbox Six…

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:47 am

A lot of gameplay this conference. I’m not complaining!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:48 am

Love the context the map system offers.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:48 am

Notice the papers floating around?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:49 am

Lighting and fog?

Hello, next-gen. Nice to finally meet you.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:50 am

Visually, The Division is stunning. The only question seems to be in regards to the gameplay holding up.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:51 am

Chatter from allies that seems genuine instead of annoying? Now that’s something to get excited about!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:51 am

Yeah, this looks uninspired to me, sorry guys

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201410:51 am

Spencer: I was thinking the same thing. I was wondering if that was people actually communicating.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:51 am

I was just about to say that Spencer.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:52 am

I assumed the chatter was a simulation of player co-op, not in-game.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:52 am

With you Mike.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201410:52 am

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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:52 am

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:53 am

DMC?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:54 am

Platinum’s new game- Scalebound

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201410:54 am

Dragon May Cry.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:54 am

Now I get it. Scale. New scale. Dragons.

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:55 am

HELL YEA CRACKDOWN

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201410:55 am

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:57 am

That’s a lot of serve…. not so much protect.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:58 am

The return of Crackdown. It’s been a while.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201410:58 am

Crackdown – I’ll arm-wrestle ANY GT staff to review that one…

Jay Malone June 9, 201410:58 am

We showed you video games, guys! Please buy our console.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201410:59 am

Real solid showing by Microsoft I think. Nothing I found breakout amazing, but ‘games’ was the demand and they delivered there.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201410:59 am

If we’re calling games…. I will duel anyone for Dragon Age…

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201411:00 am

Phantom Dust was the biggest surprise (and draw) for me

Jay Malone June 9, 201411:00 am

Love that they did not do anything with Gears.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201411:02 am

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.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201411:02 am

People wanted games, they supplied games. Some great shots, proper focus, and they clearly learned a bit from the previous E3.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201411:03 am

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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201411:04 am

Ok folks, thanks for joining us! Ron will be posting a more in-depth write-up soon- please continue the conversation in our forums!