Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Xbox Game Showcase May 7 at 8 AM PT

hunter_alien said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

You’ve been downplaying and crapping on MSs moves for months, I don’t expect anything different from this event or July. 

There’s no E3 and there’s a virus crippling game development. Not sure why you’d expect anything close to a regular console reveal in these times. I mean look at Sony, were in May and they’ve shown a logo and controller.

Don't get me wrong, but it's obvious that you are in the minority in getting excited about this. Maybe we simply don't like their approach?

And no, Sony is not doing any better, if you think that I try to imply that in any way. Their convoluted tech details, logo and controller reveal strategy is just that bad, and if their gameplay reveals will be similar, I am more than happy to take a dump on them as well. But this thread is about MS and quite frankly they screwed it up.

Well for starters this is Chartz, anyone not being negative towards MS is automatically going to be in the minority :)

Also, it's not as if I am giving the show an A+ or something. I said my expectations were low and I was pleased. That's not to say they showed amazing stuff, I simply wasn't expecting much. They told us they weren't showing their games. Multiple insiders said in the days leading up to temper expectations. Anyone expecting to be blown away simply wasn't paying attention going in.

What approach is there to not like? Should they have waited until July to show anything? In the environment the world is currently in, I simply don't see anything wrong with showing off games for people to discuss. I'd rather see these trailers and read about these games than read and see more of nothing as both companies scramble to have stuff ready.



Around the Network
JimmyFantasy said:
Previous Xbox SeX presentations were focused on its hardware capabilities, the 12 tflops of raw power, realistic graphics with raytracing etc..

We know pretty much nothing about XSX hardware capabilities.

Shouting "12TF 12TF 12TF" and buzzwords like "Velocity Engine" pretty much sums up what has happened up to now.

I'm pretty sure MS had something similar in petto like the Cerny talk. But seeing how the gamerzzz crowd reacted to the Cerny developer's talk (which was very impressive from a technical standpoint), they probably decided not to go that road.

That May 7 Showcase might have been a quick attempt to fill a void until the "real stuff" is ready to show, but it didn't really help much in the short run as the stuff showed absolutely none of the XSX capabilities.



Happened to stumble upon a poll Geoff Keighley is conducting.
Has 83,550 votes asking "so what's your grade for Xbox event today?"

Not sure if the poll will show up with the tweet. So I'll post the stats.

10% A. 20% B.  27% C.  43% D.  Not sure which I'd vote for.  30 minutes, two games impressed me.  High C I guess.



  • Deadliest mass shooting by an individual in US history (10/01/2017)
  • Deadliest high school shooting in US history (02/14/2018)
  • Deadliest massacre of Jews in US history (10/27/2018)
  • Political assassination attempt of TWO former presidents(and 10+ other people)  (10/23/2018 - and beyond)
Bandorr said:

Happened to stumble upon a poll Geoff Keighley is conducting.
Has 83,550 votes asking "so what's your grade for Xbox event today?"

Not sure if the poll will show up with the tweet. So I'll post the stats.

10% A. 20% B.  27% C.  43% D.  Not sure which I'd vote for.  30 minutes, two games impressed me.  High C I guess.

57% thought it was meh or higher. For a botched 3rd party event that’s not bad ;)



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles.