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Xbox E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

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Xbox E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

Mon 09 Jun 2014 3:02pm GMT / 11:02am EDT / 8:02am PDT
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Microsoft kicks off this year's E3 week with its Xbox briefing - tune in and see what's announced!

In about one hour, Microsoft will begin its Xbox media briefing, which should offer a combination of in-depth looks at previously announced games, trailers for unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond, and maybe even a surprise or two.

Last year's E3, of course, put a huge focus on the Xbox One hardware itself, and Microsoft had a challenging road leading up to launch as the company backtracked on its always-on policies to stay competitive with Sony. While PlayStation 4 has the momentum and installed base lead, it's early days and with Titanfall's success and the recent unbundling of the Kinect camera (yielding a cheaper entry point for consumers), Microsoft is hopeful to close the gap in the months ahead.

Here's the live stream of the conference which officially starts at 9:30 AM Pacific Time.

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Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University

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That was good, overall. Very interested in Platinum's new game, and I'm definitely closer to buying an Xbox One than I was a couple of hours ago, but I'm not yet convinced I'll need one before 2015. Maybe when Sunset Overdrive comes out, that'll convince me one way or another.

Posted:4 months ago

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Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing

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Everything outside of core gaming, be it Kinect, apps, or TV stuff got brutally axe murdered today.

There is also a sad irony to 10 years worth of Halo announcements saying "multiplayer is going to be even better" leading up to today's statement trying to hype the idea of multiplayer being just the way it was 10 years ago.

Posted:4 months ago

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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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Seriously, what was bringing XB1 down was the enfasis on Kinect. Xbox is a games console while Kinect is a peripheral that can be used for most pieces of entertainment software or PC's not exclusive to games. I was very vocal about it here. And Im glad that my comments werent to off from the reality of how things ended up being.

This E3 focused on games. Like I said, all Xbox needs to do is just focus on games and maybe they have a shot at redemption. Which as far as Im concerned has worked for me. They got rid of the Kinect, focused on games and knocked down the console price. What part of any of that is not a reason to be happy.

The Xbox game the I loved most was suprisingly "Ori and the blind forest". I also like "Fable Legends". the idea of someone laying random enemies and traps for you while question in co-op with 4 friends is something that Ive always wanted in a game. it gives each level a sense of danger that you feel when playing a part of the game for the first time, when you dont know what to expect. Except in fable legends you will feel that everytime you play the game. And im super excited about the Halo Master Chief Collection. Crackdown was also an unexpected suprise.

I would say so far its been a great E3. I just hope Nintendo Shines tommorow and Im not too worried about SONY.

Posted:4 months ago

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Paul Jace Merchandiser

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Overall it was a good showing but there was only one real wow factor and that was the Halo Master Chief collection. I would get an XBO for Halo 2 multiplayer alone and now that the system is only $400 I might just do that. But I felt Microsoft showed a good mix of titles and they(luckily) stayed away from devoting a huge amount of their show to casual/overly family friendly stuff and I personally appreciated that. E3 is off to a good start.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Paul Jace on 9th June 2014 10:02pm

Posted:4 months ago

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