E3: Microsoft Media Briefing

Welcome to the Microsoft Media Briefing at E3 2013. A couple of weeks ago we saw the Xbox One and it’s capabilities – now it’s time to see some games. Join in for our opinion on their media briefing – note that some stuff is not mentioned as I focused on what I found interesting.

Note that you can watch the show at its entirety at the bottom of this article, so if you prefer to do that instead of reading, be my guest.

Over the last couple weeks I heard that stores was asked to sell their stock of X360, and I suspected that Microsoft was planning to release their console rather quickly after E3 when I heard this. But Microsoft surprised everyone when they released a slimmer model of the X360 console, design inspired from the Xbox One.

Microsoft revealed a new program for Gold members that will offer 2 free games each month. If they had done that as response to the PS+ Instant Game Collection from the beginning I would be less inclined to laugh at their offer. It’s like offering a burned bite of meat to someone who also get an offer on a huge, wellmade, quality steak – and expecting that person to take the burned bite. No. Just no. You have to do better, Microsoft.

Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox One exclusive was announced via a very cool trailer – this is one of the few, if not the only, Xbox One exclusives I actually kind of want to play.




Forza 5 showcase and gameplay in collaboration with McLaren



Quantum Break got another trailer, which shows off the story a bit



Project Spark announced and gameplay shown. Looks like Minecraft on crack



It looks like there could be instant game switching like on Android phones as an example – play one game while waiting for another game to start, for example in matchmaking.

Upload Studio showcase for Xbox One – broadcasting via Twitch and upload your recorded gameplay to share with friends.

Crimson Dragon showcased. As opposed to earlier statements, this game is not going to be Kinect supported.




Dead Rising 3 announced with gameplay footage



Wither 3: Wild Hunt showcased



Battlefield 4 gameplay “Angry Sea”



Unnamed Black Tusk game, exclusive to Xbox One. Looks interesting.



And of course another Halo game – and yes, it is exclusive.



Titanfall showcase and gameplay


And without further ado, here’s the whole show:



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  • grimm

    the bad part about the forced online for the xbox one is what if you go on vacation or just forget to turn it on that day? I dont have my 360 on every day i love to game but everyday, they dont have a new game out everyday that i like to play. i beat their games with in 24 to 48 hours and i play online only on a few games and cod and stuff suck now so their is no real reason for me to go buy something that if i forget one time to turn it on in 24 hours you cant use it any more and i will never keep it on stand by in combo with them forcing kinect!

    the 360 was hacked and people could look in at you and list goes on for them. idk they really bent you over this year tell me this if your handicap and cant move your house around to use the kinect why should they force something onto you that makes you do that just to play the system? i know a few people that are handicap and systems are some of the only ways they have fun dont get me wrong if they called and asked me to help i would but what about the people who cant? they force you to change your own house to accommodate for the kinect that really you dont even need on the system.

    The only reason they want to get rid of used games is so you can not rent games really and it puts more money in their pocket i bet you they will start renting games out on their system when it comes out. this is all they see is how they can get more money.

    • Microsoft is not going to force you to remember to turn on your console. If it’s offline (no internet or simply even no power at all, or even unplugged) it will just run the online check once you turn on the console. I don’t understand who’ve started the rumor that you will lose your games or account if you don’t turn it on every day.

      Do you have any sources for the hack to see through other peoples kinects? Because that’s a quite interesting theory. I do understand the hack could happen on PC (heck it does happen with regular webcams).

      Microsoft is business, of course they want your money.

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