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Microsoft E3 Recap

Microsoft E3 Recap

Microsoft gave us games. Lots and lots of games. So many games in fact that my head is spinning. So lets do a quick recap of what happened.

Well first, and mostly, there were games being shown. Games, games, and more games. Here is a short list and features of the 13 games we were promised.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  • A truly open world experience
  • Parcially takes place in Afghanistan and looks like it might also take place in Africa
  • Real time weather effects
  • Realistic passage of time
  • Vehicles, tons and tons of vehicles: Jeeps, Tanks, Trucks, Cars and most likely mainy more
  • Deeper stealth action (Dynamic dodging, crawling, etc.)
  • Dynamic close quarters combat. Not much known about this except for a little showcase during the demo.
  • A large roster of characters, some new, some old. Ocelot, Quiet, Snake, etc.
  • Keither Sutherland is the new voice of Snake.

Killer Instinct

  • Jago, Sabrewolf, and Glacius confirmed
  • Xbox One exclusive
  • ULTRA COMBO!!!! is back
  • Still using a 2D fighting plane
  • Will be released in 2013 and probably a launch title

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

  • Free-To-Play
  • For Gold Members that is
  • Coming this Summer for Xbox 360

Sunset Overdrive

  • Insomniac Games’ newest project
  • No gameplay was revealed, sadly
  • Cinematic trailer revealed some good free running, mutant monster slaying, a vinyl launcher, and of course some damn good punk rock
  • No release date yet
  • Looks like it might be multiplayer oriented

Ryse: Son of Rome

  • New Crytek game
  • Xbox One Exclusive
  • Combat in the trailer was shortened in length for time purposes
  • Expect to fight a lot of enemies

Dark Souls II

  • Expect to die. A LOT.
  • No info on the story yet

Project Spark

  • User created games / world
  • Really cool idea and can’t wait to try this out!
  • The possibilities are nearly endless


  • Respawn Entertainment’s new game
  • Mechs, free running, and overall epic.
  • Bullet points dont do it justice, watch the reveal trailer.

Battlefield 4

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Will be open world
  • Non-linear quests
  • Combat has been reworked from the ground up

Dead Rising 3

  • Takes place in California
  • New hero named Nick, looks like he’s a mechanic 
  • You can still combine items and weapons to make cool things.
  • You can also call in Artillery Strikes
  • Xbox One Exclusive coming out this Holiday Season

General Info:

  • Xbox One Price tag is $500 USD
  • Will be shipping this November.
  • Your Xbox 360 accounts will carry over to Xbox One
  • Xbox Live Gold Members will receive 2 (two) free game downloads a month. 
  • Twitch.TV will be integrated into the system, enabling you to live stream any game on your console.
  • A New Halo (probably Halo 5) will be released in 2014.

I think that’s everything so far. If you want to watch the conference yourself you can always check it out on your XBox 360 dashboard.

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