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Microsoft to host extended Xbox games showcase on June 17, 2021. 10AM PT/1PM ET/6PM BST

Riky

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Will be good to see some more technical detail about the games, also something about how the Series S versions are running.
 
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We better get something from The Last Night.
I know theres some controversy or whatever but this game looks absolutel gorgeus.
Pixel art never looked so good.

That has got to be the best rainy jungle scene I've ever seen! The depth of field and fog are really brought out by the flashing lightning. Incredible. Surprising to see a few more games adopting this style lately, like Mechajammer and Replaced.
 
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In other words, the show they hyped and hyped for weeks did not move the needle.
For whom? And who hyped it?

Wasn't Xbox employees, just "insiders" throwing crap at a wall and seeing what'd stick, then weirdly downplaying everything, then super-weirdly going FULL HAM WITH SPECULATION like two days before the event.

Ignoring them it was a pretty good event tbh. Just wish there were some updated gameplay for Bright Memory Infinite and The Gunk, maybe Scorn and Exo-Mecha as well tho tbh the latter two could probably be saved for end of summer. I'm curious if they'll announce any major 3P AAA games Day 1 for GamePass on the Thursday show, tho.

When will your drive by posts actually move a needle @CitizenX or should I say @CitizenX3639 ?

Guess he's been...

 
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Expectations are just an number of dev chats and maybe some smaller indies getting a date and showing like The Gunk.
 

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Imagine getting your core creative team to take time away from their families to fly to Iceland and trek across 40 different (previously scouted) locations for 2 weeks, just to create visual and audio assets for a game they're developing for us to enjoy...

...and then looking online at someone saying it isn't a developer diary, just a pointless video of them walking.

All you can do is laugh at GAF sometimes. 😊

Get off your high horse mate.

Seriously, 98% of the video is just Tameem Antoniades being absolutely full of himself, followed by 2% of them walking about.
 
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You guys should stop feeding trolls. Don't respond or react to them. Just put them on ignore and move along. No meaningful discussion will be had with them and getting responses is what they want.
I'm gonna have to start doing that.
 

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This is how you do it. Have your main show be nothing but rapid-fire game announcements and trailers, then do the in-depth interviews in a separate showcase close enough so the interest is still there for people who want to see it.

That God-awfull show they put on a few months ago with the Twitch streamers was unbearable.
 

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I did enjoy the e3 showing. it flexed gamepass , showing what you are getting when you join. Got that Yakuza game downloaded which had me on hold but now going to try this new turn based version.

These "insiders" screw over Xbox more than they help. I'd rather have the show speak for itself, which this showing did. Sony does a better job of letting their games speak.

Thursday might be a little bit more in-depth talk on the e3 showing, doubt it'll be any bombas but hey would be a surprise if they did. Excited either way.
 
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I did enjoy the e3 showing. it flexed gamepass , showing what you are getting when you join.
The funny thing is that Gamepass pic isn't even complete. We know there are more games coming very shortly Day 1 like Warhammer: Darktide and a few others.

They only focused on the ones shown at the conference.

There is going to be a bunch more that aren't even on that list.
 
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i guess we will see more of hellblade2. more technical demos that wasn't suitable for e3 event.

MS is on fire!
 

Kagey K

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It’s almost like everyone is slowly coming to the realization that E3 is no longer necessary
Or that the world is in a global pandemic and international travel is very difficult right now.

Shit most people can't even make thier local commute to work.

You don't think people want to have a giant trade show where they can show off thier stuff?

Obviously stuff like Gamescom, GDC, The Game Awards and other industry get togethers are unnecessary as well.
 

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Or that the world is in a global pandemic and international travel is very difficult right now.

Shit most people can't even make thier local commute to work.

You don't think people want to have a giant trade show where they can show off thier stuff?

Obviously stuff like Gamescom, GDC, The Game Awards and other industry get togethers are unnecessary as well.
Covid in the US isn’t horrible right now and will likely stay that way unless we get some really nasty variants.

E3 has been losing its luster over the past several years.
 
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Covid in the US isn’t horrible right now and will likely stay that way unless we get some really nasty variants.

E3 has been losing its luster over the past several years.
It still has restricted international travel, and only recently opened up for US citizens. How far ahead do you think they would have to book to make this happen?

Think back to October and imagine trying to plan an in person trade show for international guests and businesses.

This shit doesn't happen in a month or 2.
 
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It still has restricted international travel, and only recently opened up. How far ahead do you think they would have to book to make this happen?

Think back to October and imagine trying to plan an in person trade show for international guests and businesses.

This shit doesn't happen in a month or 2.
Right but the bigger point is that E3 has been shit for several years now. It gets worse every year. My point intentionally didn’t take covid into consideration because even if the virus didn’t exist I have no doubt it would still have sucked this year
 

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Right but the bigger point is that E3 has been shit for several years now. It gets worse every year. My point intentionally didn’t take covid into consideration because even if the virus didn’t exist I have no doubt it would still have sucked this year
We have no way to prove or disprove that.

Other than feelings.
 

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Not being promoted by the official channels yet. They would have created hype if they had plenty of goods to show!
This will be one of those conferences that people here just type "boring" and "yawn"

Most people don't give a shit about any of the games enough, nevermind the devs.

This is for ppl that actually like the games and want to know more about the behind the curtain stuff.
 
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Not being promoted by the official channels yet. They would have created hype if they had plenty of goods to show!
Was gonna post a response but I think Kagey K said everything I was thinking.
The more nerdy side of E3 most people never even used to watch when E3 was a full event.
How many E3 Colosseum or roundtables or dev diaries do you think people who classified the Xbox even as bad have actually watched.
Heck even when a game isnt anywhere near completion having devs talk about their process is super interesting to some people but likely not the General population.

Hell in the games showcase thread there were people who were predisappointed that Ninja Theory was likely going to show another dev diary.....I love dev diaries but understand they arent for everyone so MS are being smart by splitting their nerdier stuff off into a separate show for us who inject development information directly into our veins.
This will be one of those conferences that people here just type "boring" and "yawn"

Most people don't give a shit about any of the games enough, nevermind the devs.

This is for ppl that actually like the games and want to know more about the behind the curtain stuff.
 
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Was gonna post a response but I think Kagey K said everything I was thinking.
The more nerdy side of E3 most people never even used to watch when E3 was a full event.
How many E3 Colosseum or roundtables or dev diaries do you think people who classified the Xbox even as bad have actually watched.
Heck even when a game isnt anywhere near completion having devs talk about their process is super interesting to some people but likely not the General population.

Hell in the games showcase thread there were people who were predisappointed that Ninja Theory was likely going to show another dev diary.....I love dev diaries but understand they arent for everyone so MS are being smart by splitting their nerdier stuff off into a separate show for us who inject development information directly into our veins.
I always find at this time of year you can see who loves games and who like games or are gamers.

This time of year really shows who is here because they love gaming, love consoles, or are here to fight.
 

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Well since they are doing another showcase I'd like a forza playthrough for one session, halo campaign gameplay, and killer instinct would be nice.