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[E3 2011] MICROSOFT - Post-keynote wrap-up and discussion here!
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Body movin', body movin', A-1 sound, sound so soothing
Microsoft kick's off this year's E3 presentations! Last year we got a good look at the Kinect in action, a partnership with ESPN for Live, and the megaton that the Slim360 was shipping out that very day it was being announced. So, what did Microsoft bring to us this year?
Bullet Points of Convenience:
Opens with Modern Warfare 3 - PLEASE RECONNECT CONTROLLER; has super great looking water effects (for real); showcases a navy battle of some sort; "Honored to be working with Infinity Ward" - he forgot the rest of his line, "'s project"
Tomb Raider - More survival based theme; Lara sounds like a bubble-head and narrates too much, like lighting a torch; Uh, she sure does take a rough beating, falling down slopes and shit, it's pretty brutal
Mass Effect 3 - Voice recognition through Kinect; read dialog choices to select them; give basic commands in combat even; more promised at EA's keynote
Ghost Recon: Future Solider - Very dramatic showing; Ubisoft Frenchy with his super accent telling us Kinect will be supported; You can disassembled / customize weapons VERY detailedly; gun crafting has voice commands; game controlled with Kinect movement recognition; all Tom Clancy games will support Kinect from here on
Reiteration of last year's message about Kinect letting you play music / watch TV and movies, etc
YouTube is partnering with MS for Live functionality and content
bing coming to XBox (durr durr)
Actual regular television being done through Live; MS partners with TV networks to make it happen
UFC partnership with Live to watch events
Gears of War 3 shown - Apparently Black Sabbath (War Pigs) was proper music to introduce it; Cliffy B takes the stage and IRC gives a collective "Fuck you Cliffy"; Ice T takes the stage with him to help play the game; Ice T doing a song with Bodycount for the return of Horde Mode
Ryse - Roman themed FPS-sword game controlled by Kinect only
Halo: Combat Evolved - The rumor is TRUE (even though it was leaked an hour before the keynote)
Forza 4 - Reiteration on Kinect compatibility; 16 players online; other community stuffs
Fable Journey - Peter M-whateverhisnameisspelled is excited as ever!; Kinect controlled, as expected; a little hard to see due to the demo being in a dark, foggy place; wave your hands around for spell weaving
Minecraft - WHAT THE FUCK, it's going to XBox exlusively with Kinect!
Disneyland stuff - Kinect game, for kids / family safe stuff, so everyone of course freaks out about video games being "dead" (take a chill pill guys, the inclusion of something does not come at the exclusion of whatever else was in place); pretty much Kinect Adventure with the Disney themes; I'll admit that kids demo'ing shit at E3 is weird and wrong
Kinect Star Wars - Apparently a mashup of everything ever in Star Wars, even mixing shit that doesn't make sense; on rails, like most other games for Kinect
Tim Schafer takes the stage! - Sesame Street: Once upon a monster; Schafer takes a dig at the "simulated family" demo'ing; hey, it's great for kids, it's interactive Sesame Street!; Schafer tells a story about making a game suitable for his daughter for the first time ever
Kinect Fun Labs - Lorenzo Lamas takes the stage; it demos tech projects with Kinect, on Live; oh wow, new camera-capture Avatar making; holy crap, finger-tracking to draw in 3D, that's an awesome tech; object-scanning to digitize it, demonstrated by a woman who needed to jump up and down more
Kinect Sports Season 2 - speaks for itself? Producer of the game seems really proud of it at least!
Dance Central 2 - "Hey remember me? I was that guy who danced on stage last year."; all songs from part 1 port into part 2; more of the same
The End-Keynote Megaton:
Halo 4 - Holiday 2012
It was introduced as a trilogy! Also, it won't have any purple!
People hate MS and others in the industry for being family friendly and appealing to general audiences sometimes, rather than sticking exclusively to entitled "RAWR VIDEO GAMES" types. As usual. MS' growth of the XBox as a catch-all media device is still underway and leading that way.