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Let's talk about E3.

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E3 began today, and Microsoft didn't have a whole heck of a lot to talk about other then Kinect. As a 360 owner, I can firmly say: bleh. That's not to say that there wasn't anything I was interested in however. Here are some things I found to be worth paying attention to.

HALO 4: I am cautiously optimistic. I'm not generally a huge FPS fan, but I really love the Halo universe, and I do want a continuation of Halo 3's mysterious after-the-credits ending. It's just hard to know how psyched I should be at another Halo game when Bungie isn't at the helm.

HALO 1 HD: Meh. I have played the first Halo so many times that it's hard to get really jazzed up over it, but on the other hand, I'm sure it won't be full price, and all its multiplayer maps will be compatible with Reach.

NEW FABLE: No real details except that it will have Kinect funtionality. But Fable is usually fun, so, yay?

MINECRAFT!?: Pretty surprising announcement. Minecraft is going to be released on the 360. Hard to imagine that it will get all the free updates the PC version gets, though. Sucks to be the dude(s) developing Fortresscraft, a absolutely blatant Minecraft rip-off, for XBox Live Indie Games.

RYSE: Don't know much about it so far other then it's a 1st person action game that uses Kinect. Made by the people that made Crysis, who firmly believe that taking words with the letter i in them and changing it to a y is a wonderful naming scheme.

DANCE CENTRAL 2: I don't have a Kinect, but I've played Dance Central at a friend's house and it's fun... and it's just gonna be more fun with multiplayer. Plus I'm just happy to see Harmonix still in good shape after Rock Band 3's disappointing sales.

I do not own a PS3 so I can't say I'm very interested to see what Sony's got to reveal, but I am very much looking forward to finding out what Nintendo's going to say about their new console. On the non-exclusive front, I'm totally looking forward to hearing whatever new Assassin's Creed-y information there is, and hoping that Telltale will shed some light on The Walking Dead or Kings Quest. I'm also hoping that Square Enix will announce plans to make Final Fantasy worth playing again.

What are you guys interested in?

Edit: Rockstar just announced free DLC for Red Dead Redemption. Woo!

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  • So I missed MS, but read the main announcements.
    Halo-blah blah blah it sells
    Minecraft-The last thing I expected. And with Kinect
    Gears of War 3-blah blah blah
    Youtube-WIN
    Streaming live TV-Couldnt I just watch TV?

  • Wow how boring, I mean no offense, thanks for sharing but they really don't release any interesting titles anymore.

  • EA was disappointing. All these Madden promises with no mention of fixes to single player issues they ALWAYS have. Nothing about NHL 12(probably booth presentation).

    The Arkham City discussion was great though...included Catwoman gameplay and the initial premise. I didn't care about XBOX even though I watched the whole thing.

  • I agree with doodo on this one. I think I've seen about NINE war-titles so far. BOOORING!!

    EDIT: I think I've just been kicked out of chat for saying this o.O Awkward.

  • @Silverwolfpet said: I agree with doodo on this one. I think I've seen about NINE war-titles so far. BOOORING!!

    Thats what makes the big bucks these days.... why take chances when you can guarantee an easy mil? *sighs* Big companies tend not to experiment without a proven market.

  • @Johro said: Thats what makes the big bucks these days.... why take chances when you can guarantee an easy mil? *sighs* Big companies tend not to experiment without a proven market.

    If only I had the patience to learn programming. I'm good on script, design and music, I just need someone to put these in a game :p

  • @Silverwolfpet said: If only I had the patience to learn programming. I'm good on script, design and music, I just need someone to put these in a game :p

    Or just find some one who does programming. :)

  • If they've added Kinect functionality to Mass Effect 3 and haven't given players the chance to actually say "I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel," then it's all been a waste.

  • @doodo! said: Or just find some one who does programming. :)

    Can't find someone serious enough :p I tried!

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    Coming from a Kinect owner (won it through a contest lol) I really didnt find many games interesting. They only showed four controller based games. Kinect Minecraft was the only surprise that I enjoyed. (I'd say the same for Halo 4, but that was leaked shortly before the conference.)

    Although Microsoft's conference was a disappointment, however, there are more announcements I'm looking forward too. I normally don't watch the Sony conference, but I want to see more of NGP/Vita so I intend to watch that tonight as well. More NGP games/announcements would be nice to see. In addition, I also want to see more details on Telltale's upcoming seasons.

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