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E3 2011: Microsoft Press Conference Round Up & More

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e3-logoAnnouncements

  • Mass Effect 3 will have Kinect support
    • Can use voice to choose dialog choices & squad commands
  • All future Tom Clancy games will support Kinect
  • New Kinect enabled Xbox Dashboard interface coming Fall 2011
    • Voice control navigation enabled
    • YouTube, Bing, Live TV (where available) & UFC coming to Xbox Live!
    • Supports Cloud saving too (via PC Mag)
  • Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary coming November 15, 2011
    • Remastered version of Halo: CE using the Halo: Reach engine
    • Developed by Saber Interactive & Certain Infinity
    • Will cost $39.99
  • Forza Motorsport 4 coming October 11, 2011
  • MineCraft Kinect coming to Xbox 360 this Winter
  • Star Wars Kinect coming Fall
  • Ryse, a Kinect enabled Crytek game set in the Roman era
  • Kinect Fun Labs
  • Dance Central 2 coming
  • Halo 4 coming Holiday 2012 developed by 343 Industries
    • Start of a new trilogy
  • Tomb Raider coming Fall 2012 to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & PC

Media

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
November 15, 2011

Halo 4
Fall 2012

Tomb Raider Gameplay Demonstration (360, PS3, PC)
2012

Ninja Gaiden 3

The Microsoft press conference was pretty good. It flowed well and showed off a variety of things from Kinect to Xbox Live! services and games. I gave it a B+ overall.

The most “exciting” and “impressive” demonstration was for the new Tomb Raider game. Top quality production value like I’ve never seen in a Tomb Raider game before. If it looked that good now, I’m expecting nothing less from the rest of the game in Fall 2012. I just hope the actual “game” itself hold up.

I guess the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier “Gun Smith” with Kinect interface was neat, but that’s just the Minority Report fantasy implemented in one little aspect of a game.

One Response

  1. Aggarwal Rahul
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    Microsoft was clearly focused on the
    Kinect hardware at E3 2011.Though many cried it was like a kinect conference
    more than Microsoft at Los Angeles’ Galen Center, the updates were
    almost leaked. However, I agree that the Star wars with a kinect touch was fair
    enough and will work pretty well. Seems these hardcore kinect games were the
    highlight of the E3 press conference!
     

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