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Microsoft's Xbox One E3 2015 Press Conference

Microsoft will kick off the year’s biggest video game confab on Monday, June 15 with a press conference dedicated to all things Xbox.

  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:51:16 PM
    I'm old, I can barely hand trigger and shoulder buttons -- what am I going to do with four "paddles?"
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:51:36 PM
    Now Todd Howard, director of Bethesda Game Studios. He had an announcement last night for his newest game, Fallout 4
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 4:51:42 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:51:57 PM
    Last night at the Bethesda event, the company said that would be the *only* demo Bethesda's Todd Howard was going to do at the show. But here he is again....
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:52:01 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:52:21 PM
    "This is an enormous dynamic world," Howard says. "Player freedom is our number one goal," he repeats from yesterday.
  • Sarah Tew 6/15/2015 4:52:57 PM
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  • Sarah Tew 6/15/2015 4:53:01 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:53:07 PM
    Sadly the new Fallout Shelter mobile game isn't avail on Windows phones/tablets, so we're unlikely to hear about it here.
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:53:44 PM
    We're seeing the same videos from yesterday, so you'll have to excuse the lack of commentary.
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 4:53:52 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:54:19 PM
    I hate to admit it, but in dozens of hours in Fallout 3, I never met the dog companion. I must have done something wrong.
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:55:09 PM
    Ok, now time for some new stuff. They showed a new gun, called a "Laser Musket."
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 4:55:35 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:55:37 PM
    In both Fallout demos we've seen, they're relying almost exclusively on real-time combat, while the real hook of the game is that you can do essentially turn-based combat by freezing time and picking your shots in an RPG-like fashion.
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:56:07 PM
    Man, even a skeptic like myself would go for a Fallout/Oculus combo....
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:56:12 PM
    Now we're seeing the protagonist fight a bunch of bad guys while wearing an armored suit. Blowing them apart until some monster comes along.
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:56:40 PM
    Fallout is set in the United States after a nuclear war. Howard says this game is built in the "most ambitious game world we've ever created."
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 4:56:50 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/15/2015 4:56:51 PM
    A lot of Fallout 4 looks like my NJ commute
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:57:32 PM
    Fallout is one of the most influential games ever made. It helped to popularize a trend of games called "Open world," where players get to explore the game's universe as much as they want.
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:57:44 PM
    Wow, PC mods will work on the Xbox One version of Fallout 4.
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 4:57:45 PM

    That's Dan Ackerman!

  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:57:56 PM
    That said, this still feels like a game that's best on PC.
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:57:58 PM
    Now Peter Moore, COO of EA
  • Scott Stein 6/15/2015 4:58:08 PM
    sharable mods. nice. I want more of that.
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 4:58:13 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/15/2015 4:58:20 PM
    I was distracted by that stoic Dan Ackerman photo
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:58:30 PM
    EA promises to offer titles for backward compatibility, the first other than Microsoft to do that.
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 4:58:37 PM
    That's my new profile pic, for sure.
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:58:44 PM
    Now he's talking about EA Access, the company's subscription service for the Xbox One.
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 4:59:25 PM
    There's Madden NFL 16, for example (light applause), and he says the game will become available on Aug. 20, a few weeks earlier than it'll be hitting store shelves
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 5:00:13 PM
    Moore says EA Access will now include Titanfall, its 2014 space-age shooting game. Dragon Age: Inquisition will also be available later this summer, he says.
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 5:00:15 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/15/2015 5:00:32 PM
    I always play Madden, but I can't remember the last time I was excited about new features
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 5:00:34 PM
    Has anyone signed up for EA Access? I had totally forgotten about it.
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 5:00:36 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 5:00:57 PM
    This week, Moore says EA Access is being given away to all Xbox Live Gold members (the people who pay for Microsoft's specialized social network)
  • Josh Miller 6/15/2015 5:01:03 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/15/2015 5:01:13 PM
    Moore announces Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  • dan.ackerman 6/15/2015 5:01:14 PM
    Titanfall is great multiplayer game, great on Xbox, great on PC, etc. And, usually about $20 or less for PC most of the time.
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