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Microsoft E3 2010

Ok, here is a quick rundown of what happened at Microsoft’s Conference:

I had a little technical difficulty at first, but I came in just in time to see the end of a trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising.  From what I have seen the selling point of this game seems to be the ability to cut anything in half from any angle using a sword.  There was a demo of a watermelon being accurately sliced…mmmm….watermelons…

Phil Spencer then came out to tell us that the Xbox is the best and use the word “blockbuster” a million times.

We were then shown 4-player co-op gameplay of the new Gears of War game.  After the trailer they mentioned a new mode, Beast, but we were given no details about it.

Next, we got to see a trailer for Fabel 3, it looked really cool.

Cryek is making a game: Codename Kingdoms…we were given a brief trailer which just showed people in warrior costumes standing there and blood dripping…we did not get much information about the game…

What time is it? Haloz Time! We see some gameplay…it looks really cool…really, really, cool…like, cool enough to make me envious of Xbox owners…but the gameplay footage ends with a space battle.  Correct me if I am mistaken, but I think Space Combat is new to Reach.  (not sure, as I have only played halo multilayer)

A guy then shows us Kinect (Formally Known as Project Natal) he uses it to watch a move (alice in wonderland) and play some music.  He does it using hand gestures,and voice commands (like “Xbox pause”), which is pretty cool.

A lady then show how Kinect can be used as a videophone by chatting with her twin (this is supposed to be compatible with windows live messenger)  They demonstrate that they can watch a film together by watching the Last Airbender trailer.  They demonstrate how the camera tracks their movements to keep them in the center of the screen.  Finally the confrence ends with a voice command.

Xbox is teaming up with ESPN to provide us with sports stuff (live games and trivia), and gold members get it with no extra charge

We then see a bunch of Kinetic Games:

-Kinectimals (spelling?) basicly it is a pet simulator with over 40 animals.  They demonstrate it by bringing an overly-cute girl to play with her virtual baby tiget, skittles….It was so sweet, I fell into a sugar coma…

-Next up, Kinect Sports incuding: soccer, bowling, ping pong, boxing, volleyball, and more

-Kinect Joy Ride – it’s a racing game, with stunts and stuff

-Kinect Adventures – We saw a moving obstaclel course and a water rafting demo…kinda hard to explain, it looks pretty good.  Basically, you follow a path and try to move around and pick up tokens while avoiding obstacles…

-and Ubisoft one – Fitness Evolved, pretty self explanatory.  It tracks your movements and gives you a wide range of different workouts, looks about as good as a fitness game can get

-and Harmonix Game – Dance Central…a game about busting some fly moves…inculdes “break it down mode” that teaches you how to dance.  Looks really fun to me, but I like dancing.

Kinect Release Date is announced : Novemver 4th – with more than 15 launce titles

then they show us a trailer for…OMG IT’S A STAR WARS GAME…OMG!!!…coming 2011…Kinect + The Force + Lightsabers =  Awesome!

Next we see Fozza Motorsport for the Kinect.

They now announce a redesign of the  Xbox 360. Its smaller, sleeker, blacker, and cooler.  It has built in wi-fi and is the same price ($299)  It ships today and should be in stores next week.  They then give everyone in the audience one of the new Xboxes.

And the show is over.

Overall, it was a great confrence for Microsoft.  They focused on Kinect a little too much for me (I was not too interested in most of its games) but it was still a great show.

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