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Xbox Reveal Live Blog

Xbox Reveal Live Blog
Shaxster
  • On May 20, 2013
  • http://talkingship.com

Usher in the next-generation of Xbox right here, on Talkingship.

On Tuesday May 21, gaming will change forever. For this is the day that Microsoft shall finally announce what’s coming next for Xbox. The rumours will finally be addressed, the name will be confirmed, and we might even get a release date. Either way, it’s sure to be an exciting event. Right here you’ll find our live blog of the event: a whole lot of Talkingship staff will be giving our thoughts throughout the event. You can watch along with us on the stream right here, with our running commentary providing all the entertainment you’ll need. If you want to share your thoughts with us, post in the comments below, or tweet with the hashtag #TSXbox: we’ll feature your comments in the live blog. 

 

Shaxster May 21, 201310:44 am

We’re just 15 minutes away from the start of Microsoft’s event. I’ll be here, and we’ll be joined by a few other staff as the event goes on.

Jitterbug May 21, 201310:47 am

Gearing up. I’m excited to see what MS has up their sleeves, and as I’ve mentioned, I really hope it’s more than just a video game console.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:02 am

Ooh, an artsy little video from Microsoft staff.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:03 am

Alright, we are live.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:03 am

Don Mattrick’s out on stage.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:04 am

Already talking about TV becoming more intelligent.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:04 am

Talking about how brilliant their Xbox and Kinect is.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:05 am

Still talking about how awesome Microsoft are.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:06 am

Fisherman is on the scene. He’s talking about ‘harmonizing’ your living room experience.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:06 am

‘All in One System’. Pffft.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:07 am

Xbox One. And the first thing they show is the box. Take that, Sony.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:07 am

Xbox One. IT’S ALIVE.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:08 am

That console is butt ass ugly.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:08 am

Wait. It’s Xbox One but it’s … two boxes?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:08 am

It’s a god damn ugly box though. All new Kinect as well.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:08 am

Oh, that’s the Kinect.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:09 am

Eh, I think it looks okay. It looks like a digital set-top box.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:09 am

A really, really thick set-top box though.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:10 am

“Set up the aspiration.” Meaning all of these features will be available in 2016.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:10 am

The new dashboard is SWEET.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:11 am

I agree, Shax. Way less cluttered, way more focused on your usage.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:11 am

I think they just confirmed a new Forza.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:12 am

Switch between TV, Game and Music INSTANTLY. That’s brilliant.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:12 am

Wow, that is lightning-quick switching. Great for if you’re watching sports and popping into a game during commercial breaks or halftime.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:13 am

Or if you’re watching Game of Thrones and want to self-censor the naughty stuff. :)

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:13 am

Looks like I’m getting my wish about tv integration.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:13 am

Snapmode = Picture in picture multitasking.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:15 am

That last set of actions honestly seems a bit too complex. I don’t plan on watching the trailer for a sequel while watching the original movie. Maybe during commercials, again?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:15 am

Holy shit it’s DJ!

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:15 am

Hello BMDD!!!!

Fisherman May 21, 201311:16 am

Oh that’s fuckin sweet.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:16 am

I want to know how this live TV stuff works in the UK.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:16 am

Of course, this is if you play fantasy sports on shitty ESPN. Yahoo app?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:17 am

Oh that’s a really nice guide. I’m liking this.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:17 am

I am so freaking excited about this now.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:17 am

Have they said that you can plug your cable box into your Xbox yet?

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:18 am

You have to. They haven’t said it specifically, but how else would it work?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:18 am

Xbox is now a cable company?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:19 am

Can I plug my Xbox into my PS4 and actively switch between those two? :)

Shaxster May 21, 201311:19 am

Now THAT would be cool.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:19 am

“Xbox, play Uncharted.”

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:19 am

Not sure. I suspect it is just taking the feed from your cable company and manipulating it.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:19 am

People on Twitter joking about the lack of games. Surely the E3 event is for games? This is for the console and entertainment stuff.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:20 am

In which case there’s a small chance that it will work in the UK with Sky.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:20 am

Frankly, I don’t care what Sony fans have to bitch about. They’re going to always find something to cry about. The Sony conference didn’t show games straight off either.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:20 am

8GB of RAM on the Xbox One. Not bad at all.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:21 am

Yeah, they said that this was going to focus on the entertainment and would have a deeper look at the games at E3.

HDMI In. That’s how it does the Cable stuff.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:21 am

500GB HDD, Blu Ray drive. Interesting.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:21 am

Did it say that on the spec sheet?

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:21 am

I’m calling it, this system’s nickname will be the Xbox Brick. Hopefully it doesn’t red ring.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:21 am

Which also means I CAN feed the PS4 through it. “Xbox, play LittleBigPlanet.”

Fisherman May 21, 201311:21 am

Yeah it was at the very bottom, Shax.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:22 am

Ah. In that case it probably will work with Sky in the UK.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:22 am

So Kinect comes with every new Xbox One. That’s a good move. Games will be much more likely to use it now.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:22 am

Photons don’t bounce off me.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:23 am

Agreed. It was a necessity to pack it in.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:23 am

The new Kinect tech. is very impressive.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:24 am

Having trouble caring about Kinect.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:24 am

That D-Pad had better kick ass.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:24 am

Did that say Wi-Fi Direct Radio Shack??

Fisherman May 21, 201311:24 am

What the hell does that mean?

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:25 am

They’re partnering with Radio Shack, because Radio Shack is about two months from going out of business.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:25 am

Note: 8 of those 10 million downloads were on iOS or Android. SShhhhh ….

Shaxster May 21, 201311:25 am

They’re using techy words to make it sound good now.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:26 am

This ‘lag-free’ experience might be quite good, if it is actually lag-free.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:26 am

Holy crap. 15,000 up to 300,000 servers. That’s a game changer.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:26 am

Same subscriptions? So XBL Gold is staying then.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:27 am

PS+ is staying too.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:27 am

Oh damn: game DVR to instantly upload stuff. That’s huge for YouTubers.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:27 am

Isn’t matchmaking a game-by-game thing?

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:28 am

This is the first step toward good MMO console games.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:28 am

GAME TIME.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:28 am

EA is going to talk about some franchises they plan on ruining.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:28 am

Ah, FIFA. I hate FIFA.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:28 am

Here comes the new FIFA.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:29 am

I hate sports, actually.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:29 am

First Madden on the new system is almost GUARANTEED to be awful.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:29 am

Sports hate you, too.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:29 am

lol

Shaxster May 21, 201311:30 am

How much time do you think they spent making that Ignite sound?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:30 am

Steroids.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:30 am

Cheating on your wife and getting your car beaten to shit with a golf club.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:30 am

We’re recording a podcast after this. I’m going to have a hard time refraining from throttling Jake.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:30 am

Robert Griffin hurt himself doing this interview. Out for the season.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:31 am

Which way your knee is supposed to bend.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:31 am

Falling down like you just took a load of buckshot in the chest.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:32 am

This is a bit ridiculous and annoying though. This is going to be on PS4 as well, surely?

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:32 am

F**K sports!

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:32 am

I’m such a dork. The idea of walking into a fully realized Solider Field as a football player makes me giddy.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:32 am

I’m definitely getting the feel that this is their ‘mainstream’ press event. E3 will be their specialist event.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:33 am

Sony’s conference featured several games that would be on both systems. Not sure why that’s a big deal.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:34 am

Fifa is an Xbox exclusive now? Did I just hear that?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:34 am

Yeah, but they led with inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Killzone … in fact, I think they mostly showed exclusives.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:34 am

Nope, he said there were exclusive modes for the Xbox in FIFA.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:34 am

No, some Xbox exclusive content for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:35 am

It’s a glorified digital trading card game, so I’m guessing some players will be Xbox exclusive.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:35 am

OH gotcha.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:35 am

Until I see someone actually playing this, I have to assume it’s pre-rendered … Maybe I’m wrong about that.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:35 am

Exclusive time

Shaxster May 21, 201311:35 am

That was certainly pre-rendered.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:36 am

I guess I’m not seeing a dramatic difference between what’s pre-rendered on current consoles and that last sizzle reel.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:36 am

Immovative games? Awesome new word.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:37 am

Difficult to judge based on a less than brilliant quality stream.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:37 am

This is Viva Pinata.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:37 am

Oh.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:37 am

Forza 5 time. THIS better be beautiful.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:37 am

True, Shax, but at least it was a stream instead of choppy still images that led of the Sony reveal.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:37 am

Ooh, this is pretty.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:38 am

Sweetness.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:38 am

Forza confirmed as a launch title. Nice.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:38 am

I just checked: the Ultimate Team mode itself is completely exclusive to Xbox One. That’s a big deal for the EU and UK: everyone at my school is obsessed with Ultimate Team.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:39 am

Looks good, but it won’t sell me a console. Haven’t been a big Forza fan since Forza 2.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:39 am

If they announce a new Alan Wake I am going to cream my pants.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:39 am

Not. A. Chance.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:40 am

As games get more realistic, the more interest I lose in them.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:40 am

Quantum Break, this is called.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:40 am

CREEPY GIRL.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:41 am

This looks…brilliant.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:41 am

Is this a brand new, non-FPS exclusive?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:41 am

Not interested if it’s not a launch title. We’ll never see it otherwise.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:41 am

Fantastic. New exclusive IP. Just what Xbox needed.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:42 am

8 new exclusive franchises. Not bad.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:42 am

Oh wow, 15!

Shaxster May 21, 201311:42 am

15 Exclusives, 8 new IPs. Interesting.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:42 am

Now that’s huge. What could the other 7 be, though? Forza, Gears, Halo … Fable?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:42 am

That is *almost* on par with Sony.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:42 am

Tell ’em, Nancy Tellem!

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:43 am

lol

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:43 am

10 Kinect titles in that 15 though.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:43 am

Quantum Break on Xbox with Kinect: You ARE the creepy little girl.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:43 am

I’m up for that.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:43 am

I’ve always dreamed of being a little girl…

Shaxster May 21, 201311:44 am

Haha, not surprised.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:44 am

It’s the next Water Core?! What? NOOOO!

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:44 am

Is Nerves your daddy?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:44 am

OH SHIT. Oh no, she said Water Cooler. Phew, that was close.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:44 am

Jitterbug is not pleased.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:44 am

GO AWAY HALO NO ONE LIKES YOU.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:44 am

Wait where does the water come out?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:44 am

Halo time.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:45 am

There are two women. That’s two more than Sony’s.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:45 am

Kinect 2 spits water at you for the total game experience.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:45 am

STFU Shax

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:45 am

I love this woman.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:46 am

WHAT?!?!?!

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:46 am

WHAT WHAT WPrAWPELM,[QAR

Fisherman May 21, 201311:46 am

Hahaha … Ohhh Kay.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:46 am

YESSSSSSS!

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:46 am

My brain is melting a bit.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:46 am

I’ve had to scrap my ‘Why Weren’t There Any Women at Xbox’s Event?’ article. My ‘Why Weren’t There Any Minorities at Xbox’s Event’ still has a chance though.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:47 am

But srsly Spielberg? WHAT?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:47 am

Did you guys watch Forward Unto Dawn?

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:47 am

What the f**k is going on!?

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:47 am

A fucking Halo tv series on the Xbox with Spielberg on board.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:47 am

I hate Halo.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:47 am

Halo and Sports hate you too.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:47 am

We know

Fisherman May 21, 201311:47 am

Shax is just loving this whole thing.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:48 am

Hahah … Strap in, Shax, more sports.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:48 am

But you like COD :/

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:48 am

I am beyond stoked.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:48 am

I’m such an optimist.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:48 am

oh no more sports

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:48 am

If the Xbox makes my sports watching better, I am sold sold sold.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:48 am

Tell me I can get a helmet feed from the QB.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:50 am

Gooddell does not want to be there.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:50 am

Meh. Not sold on that part.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:50 am

I love how uninterested everyone in the UK is right now. We’re just annoyed you call it football.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:50 am

Xbox…..’MERICA!

Fisherman May 21, 201311:50 am

This is a lot of lip service. Outside of a fantasy football sidebar, what did they just show?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:51 am

Haha Sony stock has just shot up.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:51 am

IS THAT IT?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:51 am

… That’s not it, is it?

Fisherman May 21, 201311:51 am

Oh my. That is it.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:51 am

OH COME ON. Give me a date and price.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:51 am

No date or price? Are you kidding me?

Shaxster May 21, 201311:52 am

That was…too short.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:52 am

Basically, their E3 event has to be superb.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:52 am

COD

Shaxster May 21, 201311:52 am

Oh, CoD before we leave.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:53 am

Blaarrrggghhhh

Fisherman May 21, 201311:54 am

So we saw one exclusive game and referenced a bunch of others? Yikes.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:55 am

Yeah. But like I said earlier, this wasn’t an event about games, or for games. That’s what E3’s for.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:55 am

If this is really almost over, I’ll be shocked and underwhelmed by what they’re offering game-wise.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:55 am

Today is all about the hardware, the entertainment stuff, and appealing to the mainstream.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:55 am

Appealing to the mainstream is exactly right. The only games they went into deeply were sports and COD.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:56 am

Yeah. Because the mainstream are the ones who make them money.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:56 am

COD with Xbox One and Kinect: You ARE the German Shepherd.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:56 am

A shocking lack of Kinect info. I expected a half hour display of games I didn’t care about.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:57 am

Like I said, games are coming in three weeks time.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:57 am

Haha, he said polycounts. I love that word.

Fisherman May 21, 201311:57 am

This is a COD commercial, not an Xbox One commercial.

Shaxster May 21, 201311:58 am

These dynamic maps could really change multiplayer.

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:58 am

Meh. Yawn. New, prettier COD. yay

Jitterbug May 21, 201311:59 am

Oh, well this part might be interesting.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201311:59 am

“State of the art” ha ha ha ha

Fisherman May 21, 201311:59 am

Holy shit they can make black people now.

Shaxster May 21, 201312:00 pm

These graphics are very impressive.

Jitterbug May 21, 201312:00 pm

That’s pretty impressive.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201312:00 pm

Oh my God, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Fisherman May 21, 201312:01 pm

Finally. Shit.

Fisherman May 21, 201312:02 pm

Looks like Uncharted 3 B-Reel at first …

Jitterbug May 21, 201312:03 pm

Gameplay footage please.

Fisherman May 21, 201312:03 pm

Man they are all about that dog. Why isn’t the dog repelling down the side of the building?

Fisherman May 21, 201312:03 pm

That flood sequence. That was your gameplay.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201312:03 pm

I miss the dog from Fable II

Jitterbug May 21, 201312:03 pm

C.O.D. D.O.G.

Jitterbug May 21, 201312:04 pm

So that’s it…

Fisherman May 21, 201312:04 pm

Haha … Oh boy, the Sony fanboys are gonna have a field day with this.

Cobberwebb May 21, 201312:04 pm

C.O.D. D.O.G. Blops

Jitterbug May 21, 201312:04 pm

MS hate coming in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Shaxster May 21, 201312:05 pm

Yep, that’s it. Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned to TS for all of our coverage this week and over E3.

Fisherman May 21, 201312:05 pm

Deservedly so. I get that they focused more on entertainment than games, but they barely carved out 10 minutes of their 1 hour to even mention games. What a wet fart of a presentation.