E3 2015: Watch the full Xbox E3 2015 Briefing here

Day 0 of E3 2015 officially begins with the folks at Microsoft, as they bring out Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more.

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Welcome to Day 0 of E3 2015! Today is starting off with the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing, which is being held from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.

We certainly what won't be shown this year, so with that out of the way, we can focus on what will be revealed. Microsoft will undoubtedly be led by Halo 5: Guardians, along with more information on Forza Motorsport 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Last month's leaked video seems to indicate that something for Gears of War will be revealed, but everything else is up in the air.

The event kicks off at 9:30AM PT/12:30PM ET. Check out the full press conference below and be sure to join the conversation in the official thread.

Watch live video from Twitch on www.twitch.tv

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    June 15, 2015 8:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, E3 2015: Watch the full Xbox E3 2015 Briefing here

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      June 15, 2015 9:24 AM

      5 minute warning.

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      June 15, 2015 9:25 AM

      5 minutes!

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      June 15, 2015 9:29 AM

      2 Minutes until "Besthesda beat Microsoft"

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      June 15, 2015 9:30 AM

      So what would it take for Microsoft to take the brass ring?

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      June 15, 2015 9:33 AM

      That intro was some serious vanilla no surprises happening today.

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        June 15, 2015 9:33 AM

        Couldn't even get original music.

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        June 15, 2015 9:37 AM

        Can you think of the last surprise Microsoft pulled out at an E3 presser?

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      June 15, 2015 9:35 AM

      They need to just show the games.

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      June 15, 2015 9:36 AM

      Oh nice, Filion's back for 5 then?

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      June 15, 2015 9:37 AM

      Left4Halo?

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      June 15, 2015 9:38 AM

      Man Halo developers like their "OMG RUN/DRIVE" scenes.

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        June 15, 2015 9:41 AM

        So, it's humans vs. Covenant vs. Forerunners?

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          June 15, 2015 9:41 AM

          I have no idea what's going on in the Halo story at this point.

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            June 15, 2015 9:43 AM

            I read the Forerunner books. They were actually pretty interesting.

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          June 15, 2015 9:42 AM

          Are forerunners in halo now?
          What is with games using the mythical precursor and then deflating all that mistique by resurrecting them?

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      June 15, 2015 9:40 AM

      Hey look, more Halo.

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      June 15, 2015 9:41 AM

      Over/Under 200 times hearing the word Epic in the MIcrosoft conference.

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      June 15, 2015 9:41 AM

      Is it me or is the stream quality @ High, absolute shit full screen?

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      June 15, 2015 9:41 AM

      Battlefield Halo

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      June 15, 2015 9:42 AM

      War zone battlefield Halo?

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      June 15, 2015 9:42 AM

      Halo cardgame, halo cardgame, please please.

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      June 15, 2015 9:43 AM

      WHOA WHOA WHOA WTFFFF

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      June 15, 2015 9:43 AM

      I want a flashlight doggie!

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      June 15, 2015 9:43 AM

      Makers of metroid prime?

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        June 15, 2015 9:46 AM

        Armature Games. So this is what they've been making, sweet!

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          June 15, 2015 9:46 AM

          Now actual gameplay plz

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      June 15, 2015 9:43 AM

      What's this, something new?

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      June 15, 2015 9:43 AM

      Shieeeeeeet

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      June 15, 2015 9:45 AM

      My daughter is wanting an XBone now.

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      June 15, 2015 9:45 AM

      Recore 2016. Nice cgi

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      June 15, 2015 9:45 AM

      As cool as that was, wouldn't mind actual gameplay footage

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        June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

        They did the same with Scalebound. Shame they're not showing more of Scalebound at this E3.

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      June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

      Recore looks good.

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      June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

      holy shit!! backwards compatibility

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      June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

      Backwards!!!!

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      June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

      Damnit! I just sold all my 360 games :(

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      June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

      whoa whoa whoa 360 backcompatibility!!!!

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      June 15, 2015 9:47 AM

      Damn!!!

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      June 15, 2015 9:48 AM

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand now I can sell my Xbox 360 in peace!

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      June 15, 2015 9:48 AM

      Backwards compatability? Didn't see that coming.

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        June 15, 2015 9:49 AM

        PS4 needs to add PS3 compatibility right away.

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          June 15, 2015 9:54 AM

          Not gonna happen. The architectures are too different to make it work. MS wins this.

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            June 15, 2015 10:57 AM

            Yeah for sure, definitely a smart bet for MS even though it can't have been an easy project, well played.

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      June 15, 2015 9:48 AM

      Wow, backwards compatibility is pretty insane all things considered.

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      June 15, 2015 9:48 AM

      Welp I'm here to eat the crow I deserve on that announcement.

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        June 15, 2015 9:49 AM

        Also Gamestop Executives just creamed themselves.

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      June 15, 2015 9:49 AM

      Ah not too bad though. Still supports retail disks.

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      June 15, 2015 9:49 AM

      wow, awesome.

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      June 15, 2015 9:49 AM

      Guess im buying a xbox now

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      June 15, 2015 9:49 AM

      *Select Compatibility*

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      June 15, 2015 9:50 AM

      thats impressive, surprised by this

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      June 15, 2015 9:50 AM

      Oh. So it doesn't work with all titles. Meh. I guess that's cool but it probably means the developer/publisher needs to be involved which means little titles won't get done.

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        June 15, 2015 9:55 AM

        Exactly! Or, like the 360 BC worked, where the platform team would find and fix compat issues with the emulator and then release those patches, increasing the BC catalog over time.

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        June 15, 2015 11:21 AM

        said pubs/devs don't need to do anything, but it probably is on the Xbox guys to do it

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      June 15, 2015 9:50 AM

      Shots fired, Sony.

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      June 15, 2015 9:50 AM

      I hope this backwards compatibility scheme will cover a large catalog. The only reason I haven't gotten rid of my 360 is so I can keep playing NCAA College Football.

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      June 15, 2015 9:50 AM

      "We won't charge you to play the games you already own" Slight dig at Sony there!

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      June 15, 2015 9:51 AM

      nice little shot at Sony there

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      June 15, 2015 9:52 AM

      New "Elite" controller with swappable sticks, dpad and buttons? and hair trigger toggle? and remappable grip buttons? That's unexpected too! not sure how that will balance out in online gamesthough.

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      June 15, 2015 9:53 AM

      Damnnn that controller looks awesome.

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        June 15, 2015 9:54 AM

        i really wish they'd have a trackball add-on, so that we could get close to m+kb quality precision on consoles

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      June 15, 2015 9:55 AM

      Oh god those facial animations =(

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      June 15, 2015 9:56 AM

      and right THERE is my new hat.

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      June 15, 2015 9:56 AM

      Combat looks so much better in FO4.

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      WTF!!!!!

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      HOLY SHIT.

      Fallout 4 Mods created on PC playable on Xbox One.

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        June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

        *mods created with their tools most likely. So amount that you can do will probably have some limitations.

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Mods made on pc available free on xbox one.

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Wow

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Holy shit! MODS ON THE XBOX!

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Whoa, PC mods working on Xbone!!!

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Mods on the Xbone? Wh0a!

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      PC mods work on Xbone in FO4? Oh shit that's huge.

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Well that's a good reason to get FO4 on Xbox over Playstation.

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      June 15, 2015 9:58 AM

      Wow. Mods on Xbox... who ever thought we'd see that day?

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      June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

      Mods? niiccee

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      June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

      this conference is really good guys. it's making me want an xbox even though i know i don't need one.

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      June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

      My xbone feed has switched to having a Spanish voiceover WTF?

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        June 15, 2015 10:00 AM

        i had german, then it switched like 3 asian languages overlapping each other. i had to kill the app and restart it, got the english feed again

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          June 15, 2015 10:01 AM

          fuck, it just switched back to german or something again

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          June 15, 2015 10:03 AM

          Yeah I restarted it and back to English again........ for now.

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      June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

      Yeah this is terrible. Move on.

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      June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

      Prostitution mod coming to an Xbox near you.

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        June 15, 2015 10:00 AM

        Can't wait for the nude patches.

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      June 15, 2015 9:59 AM

      Lol 2 people clapped fit Madden.

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      June 15, 2015 10:01 AM

      ALL twelve TITLES.

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      June 15, 2015 10:01 AM

      oh okay so they have this in this conference because you get it free with gold. okay.

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      June 15, 2015 10:02 AM

      God this is awkward to watch.

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      June 15, 2015 10:02 AM

      Garden warfare 2 neat

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      June 15, 2015 10:03 AM

      EA Access -- Titanfall? Uh, thanks? Really? They're adding that to their catalog now and making it an E3 announcement? weak, EA. Weak.

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      June 15, 2015 10:03 AM

      so did the people who made that pvz trailer ever have an original thought in their heads ever

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      June 15, 2015 10:04 AM

      They let EA up to shill a subscription service and beat yet another franchise into the ground. Awesome.

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      June 15, 2015 10:06 AM

      That's a lot of trouble to go to just to say "yup, new ford GT is in Forz 6".

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      June 15, 2015 10:06 AM

      Who choose this music wtf

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      June 15, 2015 10:06 AM

      Doors that open like this \ / confirmed.

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      June 15, 2015 10:07 AM

      Guess I'll end up rebuying a bunch of 360 games I just got rid of.

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      June 15, 2015 10:07 AM

      HOLY SHIT DS3 ON RIGHT NOW

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        June 15, 2015 10:08 AM

        They say exclusive?

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          June 15, 2015 10:09 AM

          not yet

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          June 15, 2015 10:09 AM

          Nah. Just World premiere

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          June 15, 2015 10:09 AM

          No, world premier

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            June 15, 2015 10:10 AM

            what does that mean? just the announcement world premier? or it's released first on xbone

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              June 15, 2015 10:13 AM

              pretty sure it was about the announcement, since it was shown for the first time. They said exclusive for forza6, not ds3

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              June 15, 2015 10:13 AM

              Just 'officially' announced.

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          June 15, 2015 10:14 AM

          Just announcement. If it was an exclusive you can be sure they would have made a huge point about it.

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        June 15, 2015 10:10 AM

        dang, just a cgi trailer.

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          June 15, 2015 10:14 AM

          it was enough. Take a look at bloodborne, and put DS assets over it.

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      June 15, 2015 10:08 AM

      I came. MOTHER FUCKING DS

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      June 15, 2015 10:10 AM

      Come on, Division, please be good, please be good.

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      June 15, 2015 10:10 AM

      I'd totally forgotten about The Division.

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      June 15, 2015 10:11 AM

      Come the fuck on Ubisoft and realiease this shit. What is this the third year in a row you've shown it?

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      June 15, 2015 10:11 AM

      The Division looks gorgeous. I really hope it isn't a major disappointment.

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        June 15, 2015 10:12 AM

        Guarantee the PC release will be one.

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      June 15, 2015 10:14 AM

      Blessed with next Gen technology. Marketing vomit.

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      June 15, 2015 10:14 AM

      countdown to "stay frosty"

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      June 15, 2015 10:14 AM

      No one plays this coordinated.

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        June 15, 2015 10:15 AM

        It's so forced and grating.

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          June 15, 2015 10:15 AM

          And completely unrepresentative of what your actual experience will be like. I get "E3 trailer" and all, but it annoys me.

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      June 15, 2015 10:15 AM

      Siege looks neat. But in starting to get evolve vibes.

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      June 15, 2015 10:16 AM

      siege looks like a more tactical counterstrike

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      June 15, 2015 10:16 AM

      Another TF2 clone?

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      June 15, 2015 10:16 AM

      So there's your confirmation that Halo isn't coming to PC. "Windows 10 and Xbox One Exclusive" is used before games that'll be cross-plat.

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        June 15, 2015 10:23 AM

        they could be saving that to tomorrow nights PC thing and make it a surprise

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        June 15, 2015 10:38 AM

        never expected otherwise. I expect they'll play up that you can stream it to your PC from your xbox though.

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      June 15, 2015 10:17 AM

      so why is it like 8 years after tf2 comes out we now suddenly have a deluge of tf2 clones

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        June 15, 2015 10:18 AM

        Seemed to more like a co-op game to me. Could be completely wrong though.

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          June 15, 2015 10:18 AM

          tf2 has coop!

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            June 15, 2015 10:19 AM

            I know, haha. I just mean more akin to when it originally released.

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        June 15, 2015 10:19 AM

        Assuming you mean Guardian or whatever I'm pretty sure it's a MOBA

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        June 15, 2015 10:20 AM

        I got more of a MOBA vibe from that game that anything else. No idea what it actually is though.

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      June 15, 2015 10:17 AM

      God damn it I want more cup head!

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      June 15, 2015 10:18 AM

      Cuphead looks so fucking cool

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        June 15, 2015 10:42 AM

        It's the first original platformer in...a damn long time.

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      June 15, 2015 10:18 AM

      Basement simulator? I need more info!

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      June 15, 2015 10:19 AM

      The Zak Snyder slo-mo hero shot is such a cliche now that it's ridiculous. Marketing departments should be banned from using it. That and canned actors pretending to be players while we watch gameplay footage, as if we can't understand/imagine what it's like to play one of these games.

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      June 15, 2015 10:21 AM

      Ashen is an Oculus game. This could go two ways, either 1) VR is a bolt on, or 2) VR is coming to the Xbone?

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      June 15, 2015 10:23 AM

      N64 fog: the game

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      June 15, 2015 10:24 AM

      I guess I should have been "buying" all of the free 360 games with gold games :(

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      June 15, 2015 10:24 AM

      Beyond eyes plus lsd

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      June 15, 2015 10:24 AM

      Yes more cup head. Fucking give it to me

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      June 15, 2015 10:26 AM

      FUCK NO.

      Early Access comes to Xbox.

      FUCK this is terrible :(

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        June 15, 2015 10:26 AM

        ^^^^^^

        Has a title in Early Access. I get the hypocrisy.

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        June 15, 2015 10:26 AM

        "Every game in the program has a free trial" Not sure that totally solves the problems of early access, but it helps.

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      June 15, 2015 10:26 AM

      Hah early access.

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      June 15, 2015 10:26 AM

      Ubisoft has been piloting this Early Access program on Xbone

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      June 15, 2015 10:26 AM

      Steam Early Access coming to Xbox one. Although the free trial idea is pretty great!

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      June 15, 2015 10:27 AM

      They didn't show much of Halo at all, nor did they explain the new game mode much. wtf was that about? So is it 48 players now? I'm so confused. They blew passed it like it was no biggie.

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        June 15, 2015 10:28 AM

        They had more interesting things to talk about than another Halo iteration.

        Did pretty much the same with Forza.

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      June 15, 2015 10:27 AM

      wtf... DayZ isn't done, is it? Why is a new game happening.

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        June 15, 2015 10:28 AM

        He left that team a while ago

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      June 15, 2015 10:27 AM

      Dean Hall O_o

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      June 15, 2015 10:31 AM

      Why doesn't lara have a backpack too

      immersion breaking

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        June 15, 2015 10:34 AM

        And why do they still shove a guy in front of pre-recorded video twiddling his thumbs on a disconnected joypad?

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      June 15, 2015 10:33 AM

      is it just me or does lara look a lot... different this time around? why they gotta redesign the character like every game? bleh.

      reminds me of how sam fisher got younger and younger each splinter cell game (either that or started wearing rogane)

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        June 15, 2015 10:34 AM

        Voice sounds abit off aswell.

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          June 15, 2015 10:34 AM

          Same actress. She's American/British so her accent always sounded weird to me, but then I live in England.

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        June 15, 2015 12:02 PM

        She's wearing a mountain climbing clothes. She's the most covered up ever compared to past games.

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      June 15, 2015 10:34 AM

      Three seconds of gameplay.... Cutscene. Three seconds of gameplay... Cutscene...

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        June 15, 2015 10:34 AM

        Atleast we know QTE's are back!

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      June 15, 2015 10:35 AM

      Must have more running for protagonists.

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      June 15, 2015 10:36 AM

      Rare? Doing a non Kinect game...?

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        June 15, 2015 10:37 AM

        Probably a collection of them.

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        June 15, 2015 10:37 AM

        Oh, no, re-release of much of their back ctalog.

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      June 15, 2015 10:36 AM

      Releasing same day as Fallout 4! hahaha

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      June 15, 2015 10:36 AM

      New RAREware?

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      June 15, 2015 10:37 AM

      Fuck these exclusives.. Do they want me to buy an xbox or something?!?!

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      June 15, 2015 10:37 AM

      okay so where's battletoads and blast corps

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      June 15, 2015 10:40 AM

      Shackers! WE CAN BE PIRATES TOGETHER!

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      June 15, 2015 10:40 AM

      Rare doing a pirates game? I can see that.

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      June 15, 2015 10:41 AM

      that water looks awesome

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      June 15, 2015 10:41 AM

      alright rare. i'll play your pirate video game.

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        June 15, 2015 10:41 AM

        Yeah? Fuck, about time MS let them make a real game, that looked nice!

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      June 15, 2015 10:41 AM

      Holy shit that Rare game looks incredible. I'm buying an xbox one.

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      June 15, 2015 10:41 AM

      Sea of thieves. Looks neat.

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      June 15, 2015 10:42 AM

      I WANT AND NEED TO PLAY THAT PIRATE GAME

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        June 15, 2015 10:43 AM

        Also, that music gave me goosebumps, because I couldn't help but think that a pirate game is such a perfect fit for rare.

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        June 15, 2015 10:43 AM

        I may have to buy an xbone because of that damn game. Pirate simulator, FUCK YES

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      June 15, 2015 10:43 AM

      oh great that weirdo kunoda is back

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      June 15, 2015 10:44 AM

      ValveVR?! What the fuck is going on.

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      June 15, 2015 10:44 AM

      Here we go!

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        June 15, 2015 10:45 AM

        That's a pretty sweet way to do VR for Xbox

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      June 15, 2015 10:44 AM

      Wait, what, Valve VR?! They are in bed with both?

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        June 15, 2015 10:45 AM

        What a whore!

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        June 15, 2015 10:45 AM

        MS sleeps in many beds!

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        June 15, 2015 10:46 AM

        you'll notice usually a year or two after valve badmouths some major player they're suddenly buddy buddy with valve. happened with Sony too.

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      June 15, 2015 10:44 AM

      Bit surprising

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      June 15, 2015 10:45 AM

      Minecraft comes to HoloLens.

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        June 15, 2015 10:46 AM

        Whodathunkit?

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        June 15, 2015 10:47 AM

        This all sounds like a cool idea until I bust a whole in my wall with an axe

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        June 15, 2015 10:48 AM

        There's no fucking way it looks and works that well.

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      June 15, 2015 10:47 AM

      Wow, was seriously considering selling off the Xbone and putting it towards a beefy HTPC for gaming. Might keep it around a bit longer.

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      June 15, 2015 10:48 AM

      okay, that was kind of bad ass

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      June 15, 2015 10:48 AM

      That's pretty fucking great

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      June 15, 2015 10:48 AM

      Good god. I have no interest in minecraft, but this is awesome.

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        June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

        I can only imagine how cool this would be for applications like the medical industry or doctors or the energy industry

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          June 15, 2015 10:50 AM

          The med student looking the different parts of the body during the last presentation was pretty amazing.

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          June 15, 2015 10:50 AM

          Or just P&P table top games with friends! FUCK THIS IS AWESOME

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        June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

        yes it is

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      June 15, 2015 10:48 AM

      i wish i could do that irl and that the people inside are naked

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      June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

      OK, that is awesome!

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      June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

      Man this is perfect for Minecraft. Holy fuck.

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      June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

      My god, this is next gen. We're finally there.

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      June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

      Fucking shit that's cool

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      June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

      I am going to own so many fucking headsets

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        June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

        Like, I am going to need to buy some mannequin heads to store them all

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          June 15, 2015 5:36 PM

          This sounds like a good idea. I wonder if it's a good idea.

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        June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

        Thursday knights holo lens edition!

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        June 15, 2015 10:57 AM

        I... probably will too.

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        June 15, 2015 12:07 PM

        I hope they sell that camera tech to record hololens sessions for streaming your games.

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      June 15, 2015 10:49 AM

      If they are faking this Minecraft hololense my 7 year old will grow up to burn the world.

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      June 15, 2015 10:50 AM

      This is breaking my fucking brain.

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      June 15, 2015 10:50 AM

      This looks fucking insane

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      I really can't believe what I just saw. I'm very very skepitcal it looks and works that well, but if it does...I don't even know what to say.

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        June 15, 2015 10:52 AM

        I know, It's hard to believe thats real.

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        June 15, 2015 10:52 AM

        yeah, that was pretty crazy if it works that smooth

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        June 15, 2015 10:52 AM

        I am similarly speechless. Even if it is totally worthless for actually *playing* a game, I don't care. I want it badly.

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        June 15, 2015 10:56 AM

        Up until now I thought hololens are bullshit. But now - holy crap! I don't believe anyone will top this during this year's E3.

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      Hololens wins E3 so far, and I don't care about Minecraft.

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        June 15, 2015 10:57 AM

        The game is on my table and I can look inside the game. Like - actually BE inside the game. Magic.

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        June 15, 2015 11:07 AM

        yeah i don't give a shit about minecraft but i would want to check out other things on it if they aren't just kids stuff like the kinect ended up being

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      The main lesson I have learned is that I am going to have to keep my house WAY cleaner for this thing to be useful

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        June 15, 2015 10:54 AM

        It's all fun and games until I bust a flip over a coffee table and break my ass

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      I'm going to need an hands on demo before I believe that

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      If it truly works like that holo lens will rock. But I'm not sure it will.

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      no way the hololens looks that good through your own eyes. that was smoke and mirrors

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        June 15, 2015 10:55 AM

        they had them at Ignite in May. What I saw mimiced the demos at the time very accurately.

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      June 15, 2015 10:51 AM

      MOAR REMASTERZ

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      June 15, 2015 10:52 AM

      Gears 1 beta today!

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      June 15, 2015 10:52 AM

      Fuck yea! I would love to play through GoW 1/2/3 again.

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      June 15, 2015 10:53 AM

      that guy doesn't look beefy or scarred enough to be in a gears game

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      June 15, 2015 10:55 AM

      i can't see shit

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      June 15, 2015 10:55 AM

      worst game demo ever? it's pitch black

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        June 15, 2015 10:56 AM

        Yeah somebody needs to tell Epic that live encoding for livestreaming drops a lot of the subtle contrast near the blacks, so don't fucking make your demo in a room with no lights.

        They could have done one test stream and looked at it for 5 seconds to realize how terrible it would be.

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          June 15, 2015 10:58 AM

          Epic isn't making this game.

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            June 15, 2015 10:59 AM

            Well Microsoft then! Whoever!

            Me mad me mad why is everyone so bad at marketing livestreaming uggghhh

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        June 15, 2015 10:56 AM

        I hate how they all start walking around just looking at random shit. Whatever, but coupled with the guy standing there not actually playing, it's just ridiculous.

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        June 15, 2015 10:57 AM

        it's doom 3 dark

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        June 15, 2015 10:58 AM

        Yeah, this isn't demoing very well

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        June 15, 2015 10:58 AM

        Lobsterdillo!

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        June 15, 2015 12:17 PM

        It looked fine in the broadcast on Spike TV. It looks like Gears always looks - dark.

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      June 15, 2015 10:56 AM

      Lots of scripted destruction, nothing to get excited about yet though.

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      June 15, 2015 10:58 AM

      I'm getting too old for this shit.

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      June 15, 2015 10:59 AM

      gears 4 looked like shit

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        June 15, 2015 10:59 AM

        Looked very blah. They showed a night scene... doesn't show anything off. Lame.

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        June 15, 2015 11:00 AM

        what I could see looked cool.

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        June 15, 2015 11:00 AM

        Gears of Four?

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        June 15, 2015 11:01 AM

        They basically just showed something saying "We are working on it." That was so early.

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        June 15, 2015 11:02 AM

        That was a terribly bland note to end, they were doing so well.

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      June 15, 2015 10:59 AM

      that was a pretty great press conference all around

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      June 15, 2015 10:59 AM

      Are they really going to end on that? Disappointing.

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      June 15, 2015 10:59 AM

      I'm not a xbox fan in any way, and I don't even care about Gears Of War, but goddamnit, Sony has something to live up to, with this presentation.

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        June 15, 2015 11:00 AM

        When is sony' sconference?

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        June 15, 2015 11:00 AM

        Overall pretty good presentation. Interested to see what Sony's got.

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        June 15, 2015 11:01 AM

        Likewise. They did a really great job.

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        June 15, 2015 11:03 AM

        There was a definite desire at Xbox to make up for their botched Xbone announce, they definitely worked hard to nail this one.

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        June 15, 2015 11:12 AM

        They'd need to show The Last Guardian to top it, I'm afraid. And Mass Effect 4 as their exclusive.

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      June 15, 2015 11:00 AM

      Hololens demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NdUv-yLae8

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      June 15, 2015 11:02 AM

      That was a pretty impressive presentation.

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      June 15, 2015 11:02 AM

      What I still don't understand is how they are promoting Win10 as "for games" while keeping the best first party stuff on Xbox, thus excluding Win10 from it. Win10 for what games? Indies and Solitaire?

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        June 15, 2015 11:04 AM

        Yeah at a certain point they really have to embrace the idea that they own BOTH platforms, and that together they're such a powerful combination. What massive advantage do the get from selling an xbox? The hardware itself isn't pulling them much of a profit.

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        June 15, 2015 11:08 AM

        i think we will hear more tomorrow night at the PC press conference

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        June 15, 2015 11:21 AM

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      June 15, 2015 11:02 AM

      That was fucking weak sauce. "HAY GUYS, look we got back compat for your 360 cuz we don't have enough new original shit for you AGAIN this year" and "oh look, we rehashed Gears of War, another Forza game, etc" ...fucking lame.

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        June 15, 2015 11:03 AM

        Look at you being totally wrong.

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        June 15, 2015 11:04 AM

        are you shitting me?

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          June 15, 2015 11:05 AM

          No, I'm not shitting you. That was horrible. I'm disappointed to own my Xbox One yet again.

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        June 15, 2015 11:07 AM

        What are you fucking smoking!? They unveiled a bunch of awesome looking new IP plus some fairly mind blowing tech. What the fuck were you hoping to see? I say this as someone who has never owned an MS console, that was a fucking great presentation.

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        June 15, 2015 11:08 AM

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        June 15, 2015 11:10 AM

        youre insane. they fucking killed it

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        June 15, 2015 11:11 AM

        You're mad, wacker.

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        June 15, 2015 11:24 AM

        there were like a half dozen AAA exclusives and a slew of new indie games shown...

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        June 15, 2015 12:36 PM

        No way. This was one of MS's best E3 conferences in quite a long time. The Backward Compatibility was a huge megaton, especially since it's native and not streaming.

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      June 15, 2015 11:04 AM

      I liked the backwards compatibility, that's really cool. Other than that I'm not yet sold on getting an XBox One.

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      June 15, 2015 11:04 AM

      The backwards compatibility with Viva Pinata was the high point for me. :\

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        June 15, 2015 11:11 AM

        You don't even need backwards compatibility for that with the Rare Collection!

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        June 15, 2015 11:13 AM

        Oh how times change.
        'If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards' - Microsoft's Xbox head

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      June 15, 2015 11:05 AM

      Is it bad that I thought the best of the show was pretty much all their announcements that weren't their tentpoles? The 360 backwards compatibility, the Hololens demo was cool. But seriously, Halo, Forza, Gears, eh. I'll wait for the PC version of Tomb Raider.

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        June 15, 2015 11:08 AM

        MS's tentpole stuff has never been interesting to me at all. Everything else was great though.

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      June 15, 2015 11:08 AM

      Whooo on Twitch stream they just showed an updated Dungelot!!!

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      June 15, 2015 11:11 AM

      Anyone have an invite to the Xbox preview program they're willing to share?

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        June 15, 2015 11:28 AM

        I can invite you, but it's not that simple. My invite puts you in the invite queue at MS, then they send you the invitation. I've gotten people in in the past, but I can't guarantee how fast you'll get in now.

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          June 15, 2015 11:31 AM

          That works for me, thanks! What do you need, email, gamer tag?

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            June 15, 2015 12:07 PM

            Gamertag. Send me an Xbox message and friend request to mancide (remind me you are from the shack and want a preview invite in your message).

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      June 15, 2015 11:16 AM

      TL:DW? At work :0

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        June 15, 2015 11:23 AM

        new xbox one pro controller looks neat.

        30 rare games for $30

        backwards compatible with specified xbox 360 games, including retail disks

        new rare game called sea of thieves, mmo

        early access coming to xbox one, all games will offer a free trial before you purchase

        fallout 4 to support mods released for PC

        CUPHEAD LOOKS AMAZING coming 2016 =(

        hololense demo looks crazy, personally I'm skeptical

        other stuff happend but those were interesting to me

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      June 15, 2015 11:17 AM

      What the hell... E3 started today! I though it was tomorrow! What the hell?

      Man I have to catch up the MS conference already happened?

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      June 15, 2015 11:49 AM

      Is there going to be a link to watch it for those who missed the live transmission?

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      June 15, 2015 12:11 PM

      I need to see more of this new game from Rare

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      June 15, 2015 12:30 PM

      Where is a recording of the full presentation? I hate this live crap fuckfest. I was working dammit.

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      June 15, 2015 12:31 PM

      Anyone have the Halo 5 footage?

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      June 15, 2015 12:31 PM

      It's hard to trust what Dean Hall says after the state DayZ is in at the moment.

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      June 15, 2015 12:33 PM

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        June 15, 2015 12:35 PM

        solid opening roster

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        June 15, 2015 12:35 PM

        Figured they'd have at least one CoD or Battlefield for launch, but still nice.

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        June 15, 2015 12:43 PM

        Well all the Rare games make sense since I am sure they are just packing up the emulated games for the Rare Replay pack.

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        June 15, 2015 12:46 PM

        weird list. You'd think there'd be a Halo on it, CoD, RDR.... I imagine all those will be ready for public rollout though.

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        June 15, 2015 1:00 PM

        Needs more Project Gotham Racing.

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      June 15, 2015 12:38 PM

      What was the hot shit about the new controller? I didn't get to watch everything and I missed that part. Apparently it's pretty neat-o though.

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        June 15, 2015 12:45 PM

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          June 15, 2015 12:50 PM

          Interesting, getting used to those paddles will take a while tho, at least for me lol. I like how premium it looks and apparently feels.

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            June 15, 2015 12:52 PM

            Once you use a controller with the paddles / buttons modded to the bottom you don't want it to be designed any other way. Really nice to be able to use the right stick and not take a finger off to press the buttons.

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      June 15, 2015 12:40 PM

      There's an unholy shitstorm going on in the E:D forums regarding CQC and XBone first access. The backers and founders are pretty upset for numerous reasons, some to do with the original focus and design goals going out of the window.

      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=157274

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        June 15, 2015 3:06 PM

        "No denying it now. Damn it, I kinda feel like crap inside. Another dream game gone down the toilet."

        Yes, the game you love is now shit because someone else is playing a mode that you probably wouldn't even like (arena combat seems like a bad fit for this game, although it allows people to actually fight other players) a few months before you.

        I don't understand why any game developer would feel anything other than animosity towards their fanbase.

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          June 15, 2015 3:10 PM

          It's bizarre that the player base, or atleast a vocal minority are going hell fit leather because the game they love if getting another revenue stream to keep it going, one that will feed down features to the PC version.

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        June 15, 2015 3:08 PM

        Were backers promised first access or something? Aren't backers just financially backing the development?

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          June 15, 2015 3:13 PM

          I think they're pissed that the original vision of the game hasn't been realised, some spent thousands to be part of a design team, much of which the content hasn't been implemented.

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      June 15, 2015 12:48 PM

      how do i order this new controller!!?!?!?

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        June 15, 2015 12:51 PM

        Not soon enough. I want it today.

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        June 15, 2015 12:52 PM

        It's $150 USD (LOL) and coming in October

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          June 15, 2015 12:53 PM

          I want one too but that's crazy fucking expensive. So for two controllers you could buy a whole XB1?

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          June 15, 2015 12:54 PM

          Expensive, but on par with what companies were charging for modded controllers.

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          June 15, 2015 12:55 PM

          oh wow ... no thanks :(

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          June 15, 2015 1:00 PM

          October!! Nice

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          June 15, 2015 1:09 PM

          for 150 dollars it better be so durable that my grandchildren will be able to play with it

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          June 15, 2015 1:12 PM

          Little more than I guessed it would be. I'll wait and see.

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          June 15, 2015 1:16 PM

          Well, that's a dealbreaker :(

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          June 15, 2015 1:17 PM

          Man, given that I have a day one controller with thumbstick drift...I'm not enthused by their reliability.

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          June 15, 2015 2:09 PM

          Holy fucking shit. I'll pass. Do those modded versions particularly give any advantage in online shooters etc. though?

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            June 15, 2015 2:43 PM

            Yes. Trigger locks allow you to fire faster as you don't have to pull the trigger down all the way, and the paddles on the bottom are great for being able to aim with the right thumbstick at the same time as pressing buttons for actions like grenades, jumping or reloading.

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              June 15, 2015 4:34 PM

              Makes sense, wonder how the hardcore CoD community will react. I guess MS decided they might as well make cash from that market instead of the third party guys.

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          June 15, 2015 2:35 PM

          ^ these guys just aren't elite enuff

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          June 15, 2015 2:41 PM

          Uhhhhh no thanks.

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          June 15, 2015 2:46 PM

          b lol

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          June 15, 2015 2:49 PM

          from a generally good E3 press conference, this gets a http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/318808/whitest-kids-u-know-slow-jerk-o.gif from me

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          June 15, 2015 2:59 PM

          What the fuck $150 what the fuck

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            June 15, 2015 3:01 PM

            Sounds fairly reasonable for what you are getting. I would be in for one.

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              June 15, 2015 3:01 PM

              Really? What's so special about it?

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              June 15, 2015 3:18 PM

              Not really. Razer and MadCatz had "performance" controllers for the 360 and PS3 and they were about $80-100.

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                June 15, 2015 3:21 PM

                See my post below, $150 is reasonable and right in line and actually cheaper than what you would pay SCUF for the exact same features.

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              June 15, 2015 4:36 PM

              Really? 1/2 the price of a new console?

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                June 15, 2015 4:42 PM

                For something I will use for several years absolutely. I wish Sony would offer the same thing officially.

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            June 15, 2015 3:03 PM

            $150 is the going rate for these from 3rd party companies that are modding them.

            http://www.evilcontrollers.com/products/modded-controllers/xbox-one.html

            https://scufgaming.com/store/scuf-one/

            Those don't all give you the same features that the MS one does as I think they are the only one with adjustable stick sizes and types.

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              June 15, 2015 4:39 PM

              Those guys must be shitting themselves right about now.

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              June 15, 2015 5:38 PM

              As you say, those that are modding them. The cost and expectations for a mass produced controller is different.

              This won't be very successful at that price point.

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                June 15, 2015 6:19 PM

                I think they'll do just fine at that price point. They aren't marketing them towards everyone they are marketing them to the hardcore FPS gamer who is willing to spend the money for those features.

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          June 15, 2015 4:47 PM

          what the FUCK? Do they at least throw in the wireless adapter for windows 10?

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        June 15, 2015 2:45 PM

        There's plenty of info here http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/elite-wireless-controller

        It actually comes with extra paddles, thumbsticks, and some other stuff.

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          June 15, 2015 3:08 PM

          Hmm, that does look pretty hot. But Maybe like $99 hot. Not $150 hot.

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            June 15, 2015 5:40 PM

            Yeah, I would love a better d-pad, but... ugh, it's a bit way too expensive considering I still play a lot of games on the PC.

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      June 15, 2015 12:58 PM

      Sea of Theives looked really, really cool.

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      June 15, 2015 2:53 PM

      Anyone want to send me an invite to the preview program? Gamertag zman0404

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      June 15, 2015 2:54 PM

      Any funny/cringe segment?

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