I'm exhausted. Utterly exhausted. Two liveblogs down, game announcment after game announcement, local pricing details... it's been a busy morning, but we managed to take time to put down some thoughts about Microsoft's E3 conference on video...
Long story short? It was good. There was a real focus on the games. Microsoft smartly avoided even engaging with the DRM/Used games situation, and as frustrating as it is for us, that's probably the smartest play for them right now.
Some of the games looked great, others were a little underwhelming. Battlefield 4 did nothing for me, and actually sucked the enthusiasm right out of my bones. Respawn's Titanfall? I thought it looked like a sexy, interesting reinvention of FPS multiplayer. It makes other shooters look dry and deathly boring. Can't wait to play more.
We also had a great look at Metal Gear Solid V, which looks like Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed and a billion other games, but somehow doesn't look or feel like Metal Gear! Still, that game could be very special.
And how about that Australian price? $599. And that release date — in line with the other launch territories in November. I'm pleasantly surprised. When the US price was announced at $500 I feared the worst. I thought we might be looking at $700. $599 seems pretty reasonable considering, but I'm still hearing complaints from others...
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.
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