Why are people excited for Microsoft's E3 2019?

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Cerebralbore101 said:
flashfire926 said:

1) The Initiative is a brand new studio. Playground Games have never released anything for a non-xbox platform,, same with Undead Labs, so they werent really "taken away". Obsidian was likely on the brink of closure with ho horribly bad Pillars 2 did. Also this isnt big bad Microsoft stealing studios. The studio's decision should also be respected, they accepted to be bought out when they had no obligation to do so.

2) Forza Horizon is not even close to realistic. What do you mean by "cool stuff"? Horizon lets you pull off big jumps, if that's what you were wondering.

3) So you would rather watch different conferences for Warner, Activision, Square, BamCo, etc instead of having all the announcements in a single one? dofferent folks, different strokes, I guess

Ok yeah, then their acquisition of studios is fine. How badly did Pillars 2 do? If Obsidian was going to shut down, then its a good thing for MS to scoop them up. 

Let me be a little more clear on my dislike of Forza. Imagine a platformer where you just play as a normal human being. You have no special powers, no extra jump height, you can't do parkour. It's just a normal random guy off the street jumping from place to place. Does this sound fun? How about an FPS where there are no killstreaks, no weird guns that would never exist in real life, no flashbangs, etc. You just play as a normal guy again off the street. He has no special powers, there are no grenades. It's just a mundane game where you just shoot people or things with your pistol. Does that sound fun? 

Well, this is how I feel about racing games where there's no Blue Shell, no machineguns to fire at other cars, no flying cars, no futuristic cars, etc. What I'm trying to say is I don't like games that are a 1 to 1 recreation of real life and nothing more. Games like that are boring. 

Maybe you should think smarter or play Forza before calling it a 1-1 recreation of real life. It hardly is, Not everyone is driving hypercars in the open streets or across fields going 400+ km/h. No one is drifting about everywhere or taking jumps off large cliffs. This is game is above real life in everyway that you can put Bunny Girl Senpai (anime) all over any car of your choice, and drive it however you want with no rules whatsoever to stop you from having fun. It is by far the best racing game in existence, there is no argument against that.

Idk why you can't just say you hate good racing games, and prefer boring kitty racers like Mario kart. Instead of trying to describe something you know nothing about.


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We got a squidward over here lol

Why I’m excited tho

-new studios
-ninja theory’s new game

Not expecting anything next gen... maybe a hint at most

2020 will definitely be more hype but there’s reasons to get excited for in 2019

Probably the possibility of hardware-related announcements.

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I don't really get bitterness 'but exclusives'; I don't even own a Switch but I love watching Nintendo Directs because I love to see people excited and happy.

So what it basically boils down to is you personally don't care about the stuff they show, so why should anyone else. Never understood that mentality. I own a Switch but don't give a rats ass about Directs, but that doesn't mean I'd wonder why anyone would watch them or get excited about them. I do wonder why anyone would watch something like The Masked Singer, but I wouldn't judge. You do you.

So what if Crackdown 2 got a 70 metascore? This is a different game from a different developer. Should the fact that the last Zelda game got a 73 meta prevented people from getting excited or looking forward to BotW? Of course not. GT Sport got a 75 meta. Does this mean if and when Sony shows off a new traditional GT7, people shouldn't care? Of course not.

Last E3 Microsoft showcased a lot of games. Including many big ones and including many exclusives. If they don't appeal to you, thats cool, but they do appeal to others. Ori 2, Crackdown 3, Halo, Gears 5, Fallout 76, Metro, Division 2, Dying Light 2, motherfucking Battletoads, Horizon 4, the Cuphead expansion, motherfucking Cyberpunk. These are all games they showed that I will buy or have already bought for the ones already released.

I mean... people could make this exact same thread for every company. Oh geez another Smash... oh geez another Naughty Dog narrative game, etc.

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i think it's because we could maybe see first trailers of first party games

I have no idea, end of gen, no exclusives so mostly know 3rd party games and perhaps one or another new announcement. Would probably be the same for Sony.

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Last E3 they announced they are working on the next Xbox, announced new exclusives, announced they have acquired new studios, announced Project X Cloud and Phil recently announced via pod cast that he has seen recently Rare's new game and Playground's new game and that they will be showing some of what they new studios are working on.

And we are asked why are you excited for Microsoft's E3 conference? /SMH

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Cerebralbore101 said:

Phil Spencer recently said that Microsoft's E3 2019 would be as big as ever. This was an article on the front page of vgchartz. I couldn't help but notice a bunch of comments with people getting excited. Just what was there to get excited about? The 2018 show didn't do anything for me. They didn't announce any big new exclusives. The games that they did announce were either multiplatform, the same three games as always,  or underwhelming looking.

I think last E3 of MS was great. I don't care if exclusive or not, MS focused strongly on games in their presentation. Not on guys playing flute or something. And they showed a lot of games. Were many of these games multiplats? Sure. But still I'm interested.

If you ask if last presentation was an argument for me to go and buy a XBox One: nope, still don't have one. But it was an exciting show with lots of game trailers. I liked that.

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flashfire926 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

I feel bad now. I waited on Pillars 2 because I was planning on getting it for my PC, but I wasn't going to play it until a long loooooong time from the release date. So I was waiting for a big sale. 

Even a game with AK47's would be boring to me though. I've been there, and done that with Goldeneye. 

I get your point though. You can race some high end cars that you would never get your hands on in real life. Maybe I'll pick up a Forza game again, and see if I can get into it. I tried Forza back on the 360 and found it to be really boring. I was just racing cars, and upgrading them, and that was basically it. If I remember correctly (it was a decade ago) I had to grind the normal cars just to unlock the Lambos and cool stuff. 

Racing games arent everyone's cup of tea, and that perfectly fine. I would advise skipping the Motorsport games (the ones about track racing, more grounder in reality, the one you likely played on the 360), and play the horizon games. It's open world, with more arcadier handling, open world, different types or terrain to drive on with a progression system which it at the exact opposite end, where you get good cars pretty quickly. In fact so much so that the progression feels somewhat non-existent, which is one of my complaints of the game. Other than that though, you'll be in for a good time.

Considering his replies even Horizon would be bad for his taste. Even though it isn't a simulator it is still close to reality.

He would be better playing games like Wipeout, Burnout, Carmageddon, etc.

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