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Microsoft @ E3 2013, Xbox One Releasing November, $499, New Xbox 360, Halo 5, MGS 5, Dead Rising 3, World Of Tanks, Dark Souls 2, Killer Instinct, Sunset Overdrive, Witcher 3 Trailers, Oh My!

[Update 2] Added 2 new Forza 5 and Ryse trailers at the end of the article.

[Update 1] Xbox Live subscribers will get two free games per month. The first two shown off is Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed.

[Original story]

Oh my indeed! Microsoft had a blast at their E3 2013 press conference and we have all the details and the gameplay trailers below.

First up, the Xbox One is officially releasing on November 2013 for $499. There is also a Day One limited edition pre-order offer which nets you a guaranteed Xbox One on the first day of its reveal and in cool, black packaging. It also has a limited edition wireless controller and a Day One achievement.

Microsoft also announced the accessories. This includes the newly designed headset and play and charge kit. Third party headsets and Mad Catz’s fighting stick has also been shown off.

The Redmond giant has announced a new “smaller, sleeker, as quiet as ever” Xbox 360 console that is “available today”.

They may have lacked games at their Xbox One reveal conference. But boy was this one totally different. A plethora of games and trailers have been shown off for the Xbox One.

First up is the Xbox One exclusive Halo 5 (you probably saw this coming):

Next, Metal Gear Solid 5 was shown off:

Dead Rising 3 is exclusively for the Xbox One:

World of Tanks MMO is coming to the Xbox 360:

As is Dark Souls 2:

Ryse: Son of Rome was shown off for Xbox One and Kinect but we don’t have the trailer for it yet. [Update] Watch the trailer below:

Killer Instinct, an Xbox One exclusive from Rare:

Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac Games:

Remedy announced a new Xbox One exclusive called Quantum Break:

Respawn Entertainment (formerly Call of Duty devs from Infinity Ward) announced that their upcoming game Titanfall is an Xbox One exclusive.

Black Tusk is an Xbox One exclusive shooter from a first party Microsoft game studio:

Battlefield 4 was shown off for Xbox One and DICE confirmed it will be running at 60 FPS:

For all you RPG fans, the Witcher 3 from CD PRojekt Red.

Forza 5, Xbox One Exclusive

And a whole host of other games were shown off or talked about. For the full list, visit here.

I think Microsoft did a pretty good job with their E3 press conference to show that they haven’t forgotten about what made the Xbox 360 so popular, games and hardcore gamers.

The gaming press also had praises for Microsoft, saying “Microsoft [has mastered] the magic”

5 responses to “Microsoft @ E3 2013, Xbox One Releasing November, $499, New Xbox 360, Halo 5, MGS 5, Dead Rising 3, World Of Tanks, Dark Souls 2, Killer Instinct, Sunset Overdrive, Witcher 3 Trailers, Oh My!”

  1. Sng425 says:

    @the gaming wiz

    I do understand that no publisher would like to be the first one to implement used fees as it will make them evil to the gamers. But someone will definitely come forward to do it and no doubt the other publishers would follow their footsteps. And If they can make money from it, then why shouldn’t they? MS just gave them the the right to do so. Sony could have done the same, but they didn’t.

    “The main reason why Microsoft requires this check in is because to prevent people from modifying their console. Previously, it was possible to modify the Xbox 360 and stay relatively safe by not going online. Microsoft attempts to eliminate that.”

    Well, in case you don’t know, it still is possible and quite safe to go online even with a mod-ed xbox 360. But again that’s not the only way to stop piracy or mod-ing. There are other ways to stop it. Look at Sony, it’s been almost seven years, but their newest ps3 slims and super slim ps3s are still unhackable. The hackers are trying their best to break through, but they still don’t stand a chance. Sony doesn’t have to check up on their ps3 users every 24 hours for this.

    Then there’s another question, if Sony can give the ps4 at $399 to the gamers. Why can’t MS? The specs are almost the same. In some case the ps4 specs are better than the xbox one. We all know that MS has made the system to be more than just a console and is aiming for a larger market, but its still a gaming console at heart.

    I’m not a ps or xbox fanboy, i eventually get both the consoles and that’s why it pisses me off the most. It is clear that Ms has lost the console war for the last two generations. And this time I wanted them to win, but it seems that they are off to a bad start once again.

  2. Sng425 says:

    @the gaming wiz

    I do understand that no publisher would like to be the first one to implement used fees as it will make them evil to the gamers. But someone will definitely come forward to do it and no doubt the other publishers would follow their footsteps. And If they can make money from it, then why shouldn’t they? MS just gave them the the right to do so. Sony could have done the same, but they didn’t.

    The main reason why Microsoft requires this check in is because to prevent people from modifying their console. Previously, it was possible to modify the Xbox 360 and stay relatively safe by not going online. Microsoft attempts to eliminate that.”

    Well, in case you don’t know, it still is possible and quite safe to go online even with a mod-ed xbox 360. But again that’s not the only way to stop piracy or mod-ing. There are other ways to stop it. Look at Sony, it’s been almost seven years, but their newest ps3 slims and super slim ps3s are still unhackable. The hackers are trying their best to break through, but they still don’t stand a chance. Sony doesn’t have to check up on their ps3 users every 24 hours for this.

    Then there’s another question, if Sony can give the ps4 at $399 to the gamers. Why can’t MS? The specs are almost the same. In some case the ps4 specs are better than the xbox one. We all know that MS has made the system to be more than just a console and is aiming for a larger market, but its still a gaming console at heart.

    I’m not a ps or xbox fanboy, i eventually get both the consoles and that’s why it pisses me off the most. It is clear that Ms has lost the console war for the last two generations. And this time I wanted them to win, but it seems that they are off to a bad start once again.

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  4. @Sng425

    I agree with you. Sony seems to have the upper advantage here, especially with regards to the price point.

    But what most people don’t get is that used fees are not mandatory. They are completely optional and upto the third party publisher whether to implement used fees or not. Now, if all the publishers come out and say that they are going to charge a used fee, then we Xbox gamers are going to have to accept that no matter how much we dislike it. But, a single publisher will not go ahead and be the “first” to declare a used game fee. That is because it will seriously affect their image and they don’t want to be an “evil empire” in gamers’ eyes. But then again EA might just come out and do it. Also, online game passes are similar to a used fee. But that relates mostly to multiplayer and doesn’t affect the singleplayer. Now, we don’t know if the Xbox One used fee affects the ability to play singleplayer or not but I would assume so. In that case, it is excessive.

    Then there is the requirement to check in online every 24 hours. This is really not how to do a DRM. Follow the example of Steam/Origin. If you’re online, you get all the advantages such as friends list, game updates, etc. But you can set yourself offline and play for an infinite period of time. The main reason why Microsoft requires this check in is because to prevent people from modifying their console. Previously, it was possible to modify the Xbox 360 and stay relatively safe by not going online. Microsoft attempts to eliminate that.

    These policies are not gamer friendly for sure and we’ll just have to wait and see how the Xbox One and the PS4 sells.

  5. Sng425 says:

    Although MS did show quite a number of games in the conference. But I think Sony has beat MS in every way possible. The price point, the ability to play used games without paying an extra fee or that 24 hour internet checking crap. Sony actually does know how to do the magic while MS is still mastering it.

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