E3 2016: Watch the Microsoft Press Briefing livestream here

It begins at 9:30 a.m. PDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT

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As usual, Microsoft is kicking of the "official" press conference festivities the day before E3 begins, and you can watch all of the news as it happens right here.

Microsoft has already had a series of "leaks" that may derail some of the surprises, such as the new Xbox One Slim (and it's cheaper price point), the Halo Wars 2 beta, Dead Rising 4 images, and a ReCore release date. But Microsoft undoubtedly has much more up its sleeve, with rumors circulating of a new Forza, Final Fantasy XV, the Last Guardian and The Division Underground making appearances.

Whatever happens, we'll be watching the stream with you, so watch for the news has it happens. It will be a long day. 

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    June 13, 2016 7:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, E3 2016: Watch the Microsoft Press Briefing right here

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      June 13, 2016 7:30 AM

      Missed the L on long day near the end

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      June 13, 2016 9:12 AM

      Last guardian making an appearance at a Microsoft conference? That would be shocking!

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      June 13, 2016 9:25 AM

      I wonder how crazy this is going to be

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      June 13, 2016 9:32 AM

      Ok it's started and I guess this is the thread. Slim announced right off the bat.

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      June 13, 2016 9:34 AM

      Hoping to get some surprises.we shall see

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        June 13, 2016 9:39 AM

        Was an integrated power supply not enough of a surprise for you lol

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      June 13, 2016 9:35 AM

      XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE: BUY ONCE, PLAY ON XBOX ONE OR PC!

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        June 13, 2016 9:37 AM

        That was a great announcement, hope it carries to all their exclusives.

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        June 13, 2016 9:38 AM

        I wonder if this is just a reimplementation of the original Xbox One DRM?

        Most likely some sort of pass in the box for a one-time account activation.

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        June 13, 2016 9:40 AM

        this is actually a pretty big deal. not just streaming from xbone, but actually cross-platform

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          June 13, 2016 9:45 AM

          That's great. Steam Play says hi

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        June 13, 2016 11:03 AM

        Is this streaming or will games run off my pc?

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        June 13, 2016 2:00 PM

        Cool!

        Does that mean I get refunds on these games I bought twice?

        BF4
        GTAV
        Battlefront
        Diablo3
        etc..

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      June 13, 2016 9:37 AM

      Rod Ferguson: Gears of War 4 is coming to PC!
      Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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        June 13, 2016 9:39 AM

        what about the other games dammit I still want to try them out

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        June 13, 2016 9:40 AM

        any word on 2 or 3?

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          June 13, 2016 9:42 AM

          This, I ask every year and every year Ozzie disappoints. Hang your head in shame.

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      June 13, 2016 9:38 AM

      bros in space taking cover

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      June 13, 2016 9:39 AM

      Oh my word the voice acting in this gameplay trailer is fucking terrible

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        June 13, 2016 9:40 AM

        Looks like you need a pick me up!

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          June 13, 2016 6:53 PM

          Just put my balls in your mouth! Ooooooooo suck on my chocolate salty balls! They are packed full of vitamins and good for you! So suck on my balls!

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      June 13, 2016 9:40 AM

      gears of bore 4. looks bad

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      June 13, 2016 9:40 AM

      -Xbox One S
      -GOW4
      -FH3
      -ReCore
      -FFXV
      -TheDivision
      -BF1
      -XBLive
      -Game (Excl&Mob)
      -ID@Xbox
      -Gwent
      -Game (Multi)
      -Big Game
      -Big Game
      -Small(?) Game
      -Medium Game
      -Big Game
      -Project Scorpio

      Big, Medium and Small are subjective.

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      June 13, 2016 9:40 AM

      haha, the sound of that gun

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      June 13, 2016 9:42 AM

      excited about gears4 - great co-op shooter

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      June 13, 2016 9:43 AM

      I appreciate gameplay demos, but this is taking forever.

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      June 13, 2016 9:43 AM

      Lol show multiple decapatations and then censor "mother fucker".

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        June 13, 2016 9:45 AM

        Yeah I was amused by that myself

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      June 13, 2016 9:49 AM

      'Straya, cunts!

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      June 13, 2016 9:50 AM

      Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 and Xbox One, fuck yes. I'll even suffer the Windows Store bullshit for this game on PC! 2 was so much damn fun.

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        June 13, 2016 9:51 AM

        Yeah this looks fun

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        June 13, 2016 9:55 AM

        Oh hells yes!!

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        June 13, 2016 9:57 AM

        Play anywhere too. Good stuff.

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          June 13, 2016 10:06 AM

          Yeah. Drop in/out four player co-op. I can't wait for this game with a wheel and my new PC

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        June 13, 2016 10:42 AM

        Yeah, that's great news.

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      June 13, 2016 9:51 AM

      Forza Abrasion

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      June 13, 2016 9:53 AM

      ... goddammit stop cutting to showing the crowd when a trailer is on. >:(

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      June 13, 2016 9:54 AM

      *Sees jumping puzzles in Recore*
      *Goes limp*

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      June 13, 2016 9:54 AM

      recore! I can't wait to play this

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      June 13, 2016 9:56 AM

      I haven't played an FF since 7 and didn't care for it. I would love a FF3 (SNES) remake

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        June 13, 2016 9:57 AM

        wtf is this final fantasy? have all the recent ones been dynasty warrior clones?

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          June 13, 2016 9:58 AM

          No clue but it looked like shart

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      June 13, 2016 9:57 AM

      hahahah, this is terrible! Why is it just a stream of the guy getting pounded to the ground over and over... lololololol

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        June 13, 2016 9:58 AM

        I was about to say the same thing. Dude keeps getting hit, just fucking warp or some shit.

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      June 13, 2016 9:58 AM

      final fantasy looks great and all, but I am not sure if this is the best part for a gameplay demo

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      June 13, 2016 9:58 AM

      You too, PIKACHU!!!!!

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      June 13, 2016 9:59 AM

      I'm with the Giant Bomb guys. That was a bad demo of a game that normally looks great.

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      June 13, 2016 10:00 AM

      New The Division expansion set underground with random missions. Cue cries of "Is this the patch that makes the game fun?"

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      June 13, 2016 10:00 AM

      You know what else never ends? The fucking grinding for gear

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      June 13, 2016 10:05 AM

      Just waiting for a "Your Mom" club.

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        June 13, 2016 10:06 AM

        Order of the grand poo bah club

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      June 13, 2016 10:07 AM

      Ooh, I wonder if arena could be used like we used to use XSN Sports

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      June 13, 2016 10:09 AM

      Carmack, noooo!

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      June 13, 2016 10:09 AM

      It's the Carmack!

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      June 13, 2016 10:11 AM

      And a wild Carmack appears!

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      June 13, 2016 10:11 AM

      All i can picture is this when they introduced John Carmack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEZrDJSOJA0&t=1m38s hahahaha

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      June 13, 2016 10:15 AM

      I want a custom controller! (hope it isn't hella $$$)

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      June 13, 2016 10:17 AM

      Deliver us the moon looked pretty cool

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      June 13, 2016 10:17 AM

      wtf was that "Inside" trailer....random still shots with almost no camera movement plus some random heartbeat. what a waste of time

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      June 13, 2016 10:23 AM

      Well now.....

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      June 13, 2016 10:23 AM

      Wow this game has come so far since I watched Robbaz play it.

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      June 13, 2016 10:23 AM

      Hallucination Shock

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      June 13, 2016 10:23 AM

      The happy few has a neat look

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      June 13, 2016 10:24 AM

      Gwent game confirmed.

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      June 13, 2016 10:24 AM

      We Happy Few looks pretty interesting story wise. Cant wait to try that

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        June 13, 2016 10:26 AM

        That looks great. Hope it holds up.

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        June 13, 2016 10:28 AM

        Yeah that looked pretty sweet

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        June 13, 2016 10:29 AM

        yeah the trailer was pretty well done. I'll be keeping an eye out for that game for sure.

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        June 13, 2016 10:32 AM

        Looks AWESOME

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      June 13, 2016 10:30 AM

      Tekken 7 on Xbox One? Cool, bit of a blow to Sony given that it's traditionally been mostly on PlayStation. Not my favourite fighting series but we'll never get another Virtua Fighter so I'll take it.

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        June 13, 2016 10:31 AM

        Free Tekken Tag Tournament 2 via BC all this week too, noice!

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      June 13, 2016 10:32 AM

      NICE Ill be all over this if there is a PC version

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      June 13, 2016 10:32 AM

      hmm I think I should have played dead rising

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      June 13, 2016 10:33 AM

      I'm kinda with GB and they constant cuts back to the crowd during the game play footage. Shit is dumb.

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        June 13, 2016 10:41 AM

        Yeah I don't know why they are doing that

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      June 13, 2016 10:35 AM

      Oh boy, it's Scalebound... let's hope they dug up some extra frames to add to the previous 25 - 27...

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      June 13, 2016 10:36 AM

      OMG shoot the weak point!

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      June 13, 2016 10:39 AM

      This game looks super boring

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        June 13, 2016 10:39 AM

        Which it shouldn't since there's a huge boss battle going on. It just doesn't look fun to play.

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      June 13, 2016 10:40 AM

      scalebound does not look good at all

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      June 13, 2016 10:40 AM

      LOL Scalebound looks and sounds retarted. That voice acting is annoying. Sounds like Wheeler from Capt Planet.

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      June 13, 2016 10:42 AM

      They've caught my interest with that trailer for Sea of Thieves.

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      June 13, 2016 10:43 AM

      I still don’t know what this pirate game is but I really want to play it lol

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        June 13, 2016 10:43 AM

        Oh finally some gameplay!

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          June 13, 2016 10:45 AM

          Oooopf Stop with the talking! Just show the game

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          June 13, 2016 10:45 AM

          Drunken pirates confirmed. Where do I pre-order?

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        June 13, 2016 10:45 AM

        Looks fun! I want to see a trend towards multiplayer games like this. Real teamwork.

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        June 13, 2016 10:45 AM

        Sea of Thieves looks fun. I bet Ubisoft are kicking themselves for not taking their AC Black Flag tech in this direction.

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          June 13, 2016 11:08 AM

          Yeah A+ really excited about sea of thieves, looks super fun.

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        June 13, 2016 10:46 AM

        this looks great!

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      June 13, 2016 10:44 AM

      They be better off just showing the game and save money on the actors LOL :)

      Pirate game could be cool.

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      June 13, 2016 10:46 AM

      this whole event has been zzzzzzzzzzzzzz thus far

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      June 13, 2016 10:47 AM

      State of Decay 2? Hell yeah. Coop PLEASE

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        June 13, 2016 10:47 AM

        ^^^^^^^^^^ OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS!!!

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          June 13, 2016 10:48 AM

          FUCKING AWESOME. I dumped a lot of hours on the first one for PC. Rough around the edges but really fun

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            June 13, 2016 10:53 AM

            ^^^^ totally, Same, this is amazing news and it looked like they massively juiced up the graphics.

            Did you work out working at home today!?

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              June 13, 2016 10:54 AM

              I did, one monitor streaming and the other is full of work nonsense

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        June 13, 2016 10:49 AM

        day 1 purchase for me. Even with the thick layer of jank I loved the first one.

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        June 13, 2016 12:40 PM

        YESSSSSS

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      June 13, 2016 10:47 AM

      So cool so much is also coming to Win10!

      Hmmmm what is this game?

      OMG Zombies!! looks HOT!

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      June 13, 2016 10:48 AM

      Can't wait for robbaz to play sea of thieves

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      June 13, 2016 10:49 AM

      Halo!? TF2!?

      What the hell is this?!!!

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        June 13, 2016 10:49 AM

        Halo Wars 2

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          June 13, 2016 10:51 AM

          Interesting that Creative Assembly are on it, since they're owned by Sega.

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          June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

          Ah NICE! Looks cool.

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      June 13, 2016 10:50 AM

      Blah my Giant Bomb stream keeps hitching

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        June 13, 2016 10:51 AM

        It looks like it hitches for them too. They keep moving, the feed stops.

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      June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

      Oh man not this idiot

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      June 13, 2016 10:53 AM

      pls pls pls backwards compatibility Win10....

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      June 13, 2016 10:55 AM

      Uh, are they going to announce Scorpio already, having just shown Xbox One S?

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        June 13, 2016 10:56 AM

        just talk about it i think. they're not near PS4 Neo release. maybe 6 months to a year behind

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          June 13, 2016 10:56 AM

          Yeah that was my impression. They're clearly gunning for Sony hard and don't want to be upstaged. This is all dev waffle though, substance plz.

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          June 13, 2016 10:57 AM

          Highest quality pixels!

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      June 13, 2016 10:56 AM

      HIGHEST QUALITY PIXELS ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN!!!

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      June 13, 2016 10:57 AM

      Is there 4K gaming?

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        June 13, 2016 10:59 AM

        Apparently, and they're calling it "True 4K", presumably because they know PS4K can only upscale with the leaked specs.

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      June 13, 2016 10:57 AM

      Man please build a mega beats of a console that is all I ask!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      OMG it is happening!!!!!!!!!!!!

      4k! I think I am going to explode, finally MS gets it!

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      June 13, 2016 10:57 AM

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      June 13, 2016 10:57 AM

      Fallout 4 VR on Xbox [whatever] confirmed

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      June 13, 2016 10:58 AM

      "It's the Wii we heard you console" No red rings this time, kthxbye

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      June 13, 2016 10:59 AM

      Well generations just got shortened.

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        June 13, 2016 10:59 AM

        No doubt. Wasn't really ready for a new gen so early as holiday 2017.

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        June 13, 2016 11:01 AM

        4k and VR driving consoles made for 3 years ago.

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        June 13, 2016 11:02 AM

        At least this time all old games and everything will still work.

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        June 13, 2016 11:09 AM

        I also think it is lucky for XBOX/MS that PS4 need to upgrade also to get 4k and VR working.

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        June 13, 2016 2:11 PM

        As long as it uses the same games, controllers and accessories, I'll bite.

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      June 13, 2016 10:59 AM

      weird they announce this. its like, why buy a xbox one s when you can get scorpio in a year

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        June 13, 2016 11:01 AM

        They had to, Sony is going to do the same thing today with NEO, they had to already counter them.

        Shit just got real I am ready for a front row seat, damn I am so happy! \m/ :) \m/

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          June 13, 2016 11:04 AM

          Exactly, they had to beat Sony to the punch. Also, suddenly GIGAFLOPS are the new 16/32/64 bit console competition.

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        June 13, 2016 11:02 AM

        My take away is that Scorpio is going to be expensive as hell. Perhaps a Console Peasant and Console Mastarrace division is coming?

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          June 13, 2016 11:03 AM

          It will be interesting to see what happens to the console market and how they receive it.

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            June 13, 2016 11:04 AM

            Yuppers. Sounds like some serious hardware + VR on top of that? Easily talking $1000+.

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              June 13, 2016 11:13 AM

              Who would buy it at that price point? If you're willing to spend that kind of scratch on a console you almost certainly have a vr ready pc already.

              The have to get it under 600 for people to buy it. Maybe even 500.

              We already saw what happened when a console tries to justify a high price for better graphics *cough* ps3 *cough*

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                June 13, 2016 11:16 AM

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                  June 13, 2016 11:17 AM

                  No. Their main problem was $499/$599.

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                    June 13, 2016 11:45 AM

                    Five hundred and ninety nine you ess dollars

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                June 13, 2016 11:16 AM

                Sorry, to clarify: I think they'll have multiple skus, with VR being the optional high end. Console + VR for $1000 would be an amazing deal.

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          June 13, 2016 11:04 AM

          That's the biggest question, whether they will be similarly priced or what. Also, if most Xbox One games just come out on PC anyway, I'm not sure I'll care about Scorpio!

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          June 13, 2016 11:08 AM

          XB1 was $499 at launch so my guess is at least that.

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            June 13, 2016 11:11 AM

            easily 500

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            June 13, 2016 11:48 AM

            No $150 camera in it this time. I'd guess 399 or 449 max.

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          June 13, 2016 11:13 AM

          How much does it cost to build a new 4K pc minimum 60fps nowadays? $1200? $1500?

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          June 13, 2016 12:33 PM

          No I don't think it will be. That performance is just a little bit better than what you get with the AMD 480 which is a $200 card. And since Scorpio will presumably be built on Polaris/Zen then I don't expect the cost to be that bad. I think a $399 or $449 price is to be expected. And by then the Xbox One S will be at $199 or $250.

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          June 13, 2016 12:35 PM

          It will cost exactly the same as the PS4 Neo, is my prediction. Whatever that is, that's what it will cost.

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        June 13, 2016 11:11 AM

        The only thing I can think is they'll have some sick upgrade path. Trade in your xbox one and get 150 off the Xbox one s.

        Otherwise no way.

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        June 13, 2016 11:17 AM

        maybe the scorpio isn't worth it if you just have a 1080p TV

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      June 13, 2016 10:59 AM

      This is amazing!, I am so happy right now.

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      June 13, 2016 11:01 AM

      So the purpose of this mid-iteration upgrade is what? Push hardware sales? Push upgrades to software? Changing the paradigm on Console sales?

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        June 13, 2016 11:04 AM

        Its for the Developers, we need new hardware its difficult to make current gen games on the current XB1 and PS4 hardware.

        Also for the VR push, the old hardware is not capable of handling it.

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          June 13, 2016 11:07 AM

          So at the expense of the consumer? It doesn't make sense.

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            June 13, 2016 11:27 AM

            Yeah pretty much. Both Sony and MS underspec'd the current generation. What makes this a little less of a bitter pill to swallow though is at least all your software will be able to move to the new consoles.

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            June 13, 2016 11:32 AM

            Cell phones do it so why not Consoles?

            If you don't want to upgrade than don't, no one is forcing you. If they said all XB1 gear and games don't work on the new Xbox go suck it, I can 100% see why everyone would be pissed off, but that is not the case.

            If you don't want better graphics, resolution and FPS then don't upgrade, its optional. Its really awesome for the consumer to have a choice in my opinion.

            In this day in age with tech progressing so fast you can not expect developers to stay on old hardware for 10 years and keep expecting us to make miracles out of old cars. Just look at all social media on how many make negative comments on the games graphics, the FPS blows and anything else you can think of. Its pretty brutal for developers when you are limited to X hardware and your customer base expects you to make miracles that is physically impossible.

            That is how I feel at least and its my opinion. A bunch of my game dev friends feel the same way we are all very happy right now. Not to mention any of my power PC gamer friends that also have consoles know how under powered the consoles are and have been wanting a new refresh for a while now. As we all know the PC is that much ahead Tech wise and is continually progressing at a rapid rate which in terms continually pushes software.

            In short I think its very positive and is the correct future for consoles and go as far to say if the industry did not choose this path for consoles and make a big change to the model their existence could of been in jeopardy.

            Maybe all this is crazy talk, but that is what I believe. Today marks a historical moment for consoles 2016 never forget, thank you MS and Sony.

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              June 13, 2016 11:50 AM

              Because my cell phone is like $50 and I already have a pc that I continually upgrade every so many years. I don't need 2, 3, or 4 systems that do that now. I'm not bitter or anything. I just can't afford it. But if this is the path they go, then I'll just bow out now and the ps4 will be the last console I buy. I'd rather save my money for a better PC. The exclusives on consoles aren't worth it. There are so many good/great games out right now that there's no way I'd ever run out of games to play if I miss out on exclusives.

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                June 13, 2016 12:06 PM

                So don't buy it then? Nobody is forcing you and it doesn't impact your current console at all. You'll play the same games at the same quality as you would without this console existing, you just won't be able to get the new goodies.

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                  June 13, 2016 12:14 PM

                  I already said I won't buy it.

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                June 13, 2016 12:19 PM

                Your smartphone fo sho ain't $50. Someone also missed the marketing for the consoles. Everything works on everything. You don't need to upgrade because the games will still play on the first iterations.

                Oh and you're not the target crowd if you continually upgrade a PC. I don't really understand your exasperation. It sure sounds like your mind is made up. Good thing MS is releasing their games on PC as well. These upgraded consoles are for people that don't wanna mess with PC upgrading or with all the extra steps that come with gaming on a PC.

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            June 13, 2016 11:46 AM

            I'd guess they'll make it easy (via API, test tools, etc) to target both. And they'll quit pushing developers to hit 1080P on the current ONE, perhaps they'll pivot and demand 60FPS, so old ONE is 900/720@60, new ONE is 1080+@60.

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            June 13, 2016 11:56 AM

            It's not at the expense of the consumer. You can still use your old console and play games at the capability of the old consoles. Now you have the option of buying a newer console where those games will look better, or run at 4k, or use VR. It's not taking away anything form what you already have.

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          June 13, 2016 12:26 PM

          How will it be easier if they now have to develop for 2 target specs instead of 1.

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            June 13, 2016 12:33 PM

            Developing for <10 specs is comparatively easy. This one gets that feature dialed down, that one gets higher resolution and framerate, etc... It might get tricky once the newest one is literaly 20x more powerful than the oldest one, but even then if it's largely the same architecture (OS, GPU vendor etc.) with just more flops it's a lot easier than most multi-platform problems.

            The hard part is PC where you have an infinite number of combinations.

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        June 13, 2016 11:05 AM

        WE LISTENED TO DA GAMERZ

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        June 13, 2016 11:51 AM

        They're losing badly against PS4 right now, and it's because they gimped their console to afford the Kinect.

        For this next version they'll be substantially more powerful than the PS4 neo (at least according to current standings... Sony might try to do a last minute shakeup to match the 6 TFLOP number, but as it stands the PS4 Neo will not be a 4K console). That would allow them to win by having the best gaming console.

        I really think that's all there is to it. They fucked themselves and need to wipe the slate clean.

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        June 13, 2016 12:50 PM

        "Mid-iteration" is a thing of the past. The sentence no longer has meaning.

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      June 13, 2016 11:02 AM

      god damn, scorpio sounds like a monster. over 4x more powerful than the current xb1. Can't wait to hear the PS4.5 specs, because from the rumors I've been following scorpio might be ~50% more powerful than even that. Fucking nuts.

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      June 13, 2016 11:05 AM

      Wow! I am impressed they went ahead and dropped that bomb. Trying to get out ahead of Sony? I love the decision to make the peripherals backwards compatible. Games are back compat. I think MS really killed it with their presser. What you got, Sony?

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        June 13, 2016 11:06 AM

        Yeah, that was pretty good overall! I think they've been fighting back hard since Sony put their backs against the wall so far.

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        June 13, 2016 11:07 AM

        Same ^^^ yeah it was amazing, to me it was MS best conference ever they did a amazing job.

        Very cool, MS is back in the game.

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        June 13, 2016 11:07 AM

        It really underscores what a poor leader Mattrick was yet again.

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        June 13, 2016 11:20 AM

        yeah overall I enjoyed that conference

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      June 13, 2016 11:09 AM

      Buying consoles seems weirdly complicated now. I think I'm happy to stick with the pc and just upgrade gpu as necessary.

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      June 13, 2016 11:17 AM

      Caught Xbox One S pricing from Engadget:
      - $299 for the 500GB version
      - 1TB version will cost $349
      - No word on the price for the 2TB version yet.

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      June 13, 2016 11:54 AM

      Best thing they showed? I think it was forza horizon 3. That shit looked amazing.

      Really disappointed with both the scalebound and ff15 trailers... I know ff15 has better gameplay but that boss was completely bleh. Dodge giant swings for 3 minutes until your buddies show up to beat it for you. Scalebound was just whatever. Still looks pretty rough so maybe they'll fix it up.

      The sphere game looked pretty dope. With the robots. Fast paced action and an interesting hook. I'm in.

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        June 13, 2016 12:09 PM

        I think the pirate game looks fun.

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        June 13, 2016 12:37 PM

        FH3 for me. The fact that it's cross play is even better.

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        June 13, 2016 12:45 PM

        I haven't even seen any footage yet, but STATE OF DECAY 2

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          June 13, 2016 12:48 PM

          That also looked pretty dope. Is that a mp game? It seemed like it was co-op or something.

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            June 13, 2016 1:22 PM

            the first was meant to be coop but they had to cut it - still, the game was quite engrossing. This sequel appears to have coop for sure!

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        June 13, 2016 1:01 PM

        I was really hoping we'd see Mass Effect too. Or a Red Dead Redemption back compat announcement.

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          June 13, 2016 1:04 PM

          Yeah, super bummed about the ME stuff. Not even a cg trailer just another "hey we have people making this thing".

          :(

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        June 13, 2016 1:06 PM

        Actually, the return of Frank MF West in DR4 is awesome as well!

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      June 13, 2016 12:46 PM

      I feel like this entire show was full of games I want to play, which is a first for MS this generation. But it was also full of them doing everything possible to tell me I don't need to ever buy an XBOX console again, because my PC will play all the games.

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        June 13, 2016 12:50 PM

        Thats what i liked the most hehe

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        June 13, 2016 12:55 PM

        They don't make money on the XBox so I guess its fine since they'll be making money from cross-platform publishing to PC anyway?

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          June 13, 2016 12:58 PM

          Yeah, I assume they wouldn't be doing this if their numbers didn't tell them it'd mean more money than keeping XBOX exclusives actually exclusive.

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        June 13, 2016 1:00 PM

        All the first party titles will be cross play. It's a value add for them.

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        June 13, 2016 1:12 PM

        I've said this before, but I think these are the first steps of a very long play. Where MS shifts their approach to games by transitioning to a more services based approach.

        http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=34995383#item_34995383

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          June 13, 2016 2:09 PM

          I think everyone is doing the smartphone route going forward. The basic platform is static while hardware gets faster as time goes on.

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        June 13, 2016 8:22 PM

        Well, all the MS published games anyway. I don't think it is a 3rd party requirement but I could be wrong.

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      June 13, 2016 8:47 PM

      Definitely grabbing an Xbox S

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