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Old May 20 2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Offiical XBox (3) Launch Thread

Well we are now less than 24 hours away from the launch of the third generation Xbox.

So how many of us will be tuning into the launch?

What do we think it will be called? Will they go with 720, Infinity or simply XbBox?
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Old May 20 2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Re: Offiical XBox (3) Launch Thread

A surprise launch in May? Did Microsoft learn nothing from Sega's disastrous launch of the Saturn?
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Old May 20 2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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A surprise launch in May? Did Microsoft learn nothing from Sega's disastrous launch of the Saturn?
They're just releasing some details about the device, there's no way they're in actual production of the box this far in advance. We'll get a name, some specs, some games (almost assuredly Halo 5) and a vague launch window. Actual pricing and a date will probably be announced sometime in September.
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Old May 20 2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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Re: Offiical XBox (3) Launch Thread

It's not a launch in the sense that it's going on sale tomorrow. It's more of a press conference and demonstration of what they're developing for the new console that will likely be released later in the year.
We'll probably see the actual machine, surely they won't make the same mistake Nintendo made when revealing the WIIU and the confusion the followed because they never actually made the point of saying until their press conference was over, that it was a new console and not just a new controller for the Wii.

Well also probably see a new controller, though I hope they don't deviate from the current controller much. I'd be entirely fine if they just stuck with the current controller, though I doubt they'll do that since selling controllers makes a lot of money.

We'll also probably see a variety of game trailers and a hand full of demos, ranging from the usual Microsoft exclusive titles. Though I'm hoping that they've got a few new IP's in their back pocket as well. Microsoft could stand to use a few more exclusive titles.

And of course, whatever new changes are being planned for Xbox Live will certainly play a large part in their presentation. This includes not only the expansion of multiplayer gaming, but also their continued move towards being a hub for home entertainment. I wouldn't be surprised at all, if Microsoft has locked up some exclusive deals for premium content, much in the same way they led the way with Netflix. Microsoft has deep pockets and has a long track record of throwing money at whoever will take it in order to lock in exclusive deals to make sure the Xbox gets new content first.

Needless to say, I'm very interested to see what happens tomorrow and I'll definitely be watching the live stream. I'll probably watch on IGN.
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Old May 20 2013, 10:12 PM   #5
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I know, guys. It was a joke at MacLeod's expense for calling the unveiling of the new Xbox a launch.
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Old May 20 2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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Yes but Launch can mean "To introduce to the public or to a market"

But there was always going to be one who was going to go with the console being released.

And can a mod fix the title I've swapped and I and C in the title. Thanks
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Old May 20 2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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The reveal tomorrow probably wont have too many specifics about games, their strategy is to reveal the hardware and its capabilities tomorrow and showcase the games at E3.
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Old May 20 2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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Not exactly a suprise, will maybe keep a bit of buzz about the console.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:29 AM   #9
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i'll try to stay up and watch
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Old May 21 2013, 08:50 AM   #10
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Happy Xbox Eve everybody!! Looking to see what if anything will differentiate it from the PS4.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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Happy Xbox Eve everybody!! Looking to see what if anything will differentiate it from the PS4.
I hope they focus on the games, as long as the spec is up to scratch, I don't care about Kinect and all that rubbish just give me a decent spec console and good games.
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Old May 21 2013, 05:00 PM   #12
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Live feed here:

http://www.gametrailers.com/netstora...down/live.html
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Old May 21 2013, 05:14 PM   #13
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Just so everyone knows, it hasn't actually started yet. We still have another 45 minutes.
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Old May 21 2013, 05:43 PM   #14
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I'm all set! My first live thread ever!
So psyched!
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Old May 21 2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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The presentation had better start when the countdown timer hits 0:00 or I'm getting a PS4.

0:19 left...
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