This year Microsoft added the ability to watch their conference on the Xbox 360 live.
Halo 4 looks smooth and has the classic feel on it. The new enemy they added looks meaner than ever and I think they have done a good job at continuing the story line with the new company.
The new Splinter Cell is set on the Iraq and Iran boarder. It has an Assassins Creed feel to it with the ability to work with everything and climb the entire world
Fable: The Journey for Kinect comes out this holiday season. All they have done is shown the trailer but they made look great. Adding the ability to use your body for game play
The new Gears of War was also just a trailer and has the classic feel that you would come to expect from the franchise.
Forza: Horizon has the same feel that we have come to expect from racer games. The trailer is all hyped up and just racing.
They showed how they expanded on the Kinect and how you can search for shows or movies not just through their market place but through all of the apps that you have working on your Xbox console. They are adding Nickelodeon , Machinima, and Paramount Movies. Unsure if they are adding these to the market place or if each of these are getting their own app at this time. ESPN will get updated so they can be watched live through the Xbox. This includes sports games and all of the shows that ESPN has. Each of these are getting closer and closer to me getting rid of my Dish subscription. Microsoft is releasing Xbox Music to compete with Google Music and iTunes. They are including it on Xbox and Windows. To be honest about this one, I think I have enough music subscriptions. Expanding on the Kinect, Microsoft is working with Nike to make an at home exercise system that can asses and help you with your workouts. If they successfully fixed any issues that most Kinect programs have, then this should be a very good program.
Xbox SmartGlass is an app that can connect your Xbox 360 to your smartphone (Microsoft, iPhone, or Android), tablets (also all three), and your PC. This brings all devices together so you can interact between everything. This looks like it is going to be Microsoft’s take, to challenge the Wii U. What make this do much better is it doesn’t matter what device you have, not just Microsoft’s devices. With SmartGlass you can use your phone as a remote to control your Xbox. The worst part about all of these updates it Internet Explorer is being added to the Xbox. It can be used with the Kinect to search the internet and not just what the Xbox has as app options. I just hope the Internet Explorer on the Xbox will be better than the Internet Explorer on the PC. Additionally you can use your smart phone as a touch screen to surf websites. This will also be preinstalled on Windows 8.
Tomb Raider is less about boobs and short shorts and is more of an adventure game. There is a lot of jumping and stealth maneuvers within the game. From what they showed in the game play there are a lot of cut scenes, especially since they were saying it was into the game and not just at the beginning. They did make her more human and believable but less like an action hero and more like someone that got lost on a vacation.
Ascend: New Gods was a trailer and has a very God of War feel to it.
Resident Evil 6 was shown as game play and has the same feel as the previous games with a lot of running and shooting. Just like Tomb Raider there is some game play and a lot of cut scenes.
Wreckateer is a Kinect game that you use your body to destroy castles.
The new South Park game: The Stick of Truth is based around you, the new kid that just moved into South Park. They had Matt and Trey introducing it and they explained that they never mapped out South Park and did a lot of work to make this game entertaining for the player. It is like playing an episode of South Park.
Dance Central 3 is the latest in the dance games that uses the Kinect. They used Usher to introduce some of the music and moves that you will be introduced to in the game. If you like these games then you will like it. If this isn’t your thing then you probably will not play it.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is based in the year 2025 and goes on the idea that all of America’s drones have been hacked and are attacking us. You play as one of the characters that needs to take it all back. The game play looks great and looks like it is based in various American cities. Some of the game play included flying a helicopter and shooting things up. This is one of the games I am looking forward to coming out. Additionally I hope they add zombie levels back in too.
Stay tuned for more E3 Coverage later this day and through the week.