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Microsoft Xbox E3 2014 Press Conference Recap

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June 10
6:40 AM 2014

True to its promise, Microsoft today strutted the details of its previously announced titles and trailers for unannounced titles set to be released in 2014 and afterward in this year's E3 Microsoft Xbox Press Conference aptly titled "Xbox: Game On".

The 90-minute press conference was packed with and focused almost exclusively on games. "Today, we are dedicating our entire briefing to games," declared Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer at the start of the conference to the loud cheer of the audience.

Games indeed dominated the briefing as they took the center stage one by one: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Forza Horizon 2, Evolve, Assasin's Creed: Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Sunset Overdrive, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3, Fable Legends, Project Spark, Ori and the Blind Forest, Halo: The Masterchief Collection, Deance Central Spotlight, Inside, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Phantom Dust, The Division, Scalebound, and Crackdown.

It was a spectacular visual parade from the most popular games in Xbox history to much awaited exclusives. Microsoft successfully positioned the Xbox One as the place to find familiar titles made new again, as well as fresh, off-the-wall IPs. The future of Xbox One came alive with each announcement.  

"We are committed to delivering amazing experiences that will help define this generation of games and delight the millions of passionate Xbox fans around the world," said Spencer.

Some internet observers, however, were not pleased with the lineup. They complain that most of the games were either sequels or re-releases, remastered, or remade. There are also fans who feel that Microsoft has abandoned Kinect as it received zero mention throughout the briefing.

E3 is the world's annual premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. It draws tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. This year, E3 takes place on 10-12 June at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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