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Microsoft has cancelled their E3 press roundtable

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I was honestly depressed when I saw this article this morning. At the moment it feels like we are constantly bashing on the Xbox One and Microsoft and then Microsoft go and make yet another bizarre choice that makes us suspicious.

At E3 all the large gaming companies have big shows to highlight their upcoming products. These flashy marketing exercises are usually followed by a much more intimate round table event that gives the more prominent media the opportunity to ask more in-depth questions. This is the best time to find out those tricky questions that the companies may have glossed over.. you know always-on requirements, used game tax and Kinect spying on us.

Well Microsoft has now decided to cancel their planned roundtable with the media leaving us all concerned that once again Microsoft is going to ignore the core gaming market and attempt to manage the news coming out of E3.

It’s like they didn’t learn a thing from their last disastrous event.

Last Updated: June 6, 2013

50 Comments

  1. OVG

    June 6, 2013 at 13:03

    Why bother with E3? They should just stick to their market and do some other Electronics Expo that showcase TVs, fridges and Microwaves.

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 6, 2013 at 13:03

      Hahaha!

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      June 6, 2013 at 13:31

      Its good to see you are not bitter about it bro ^^

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      • OVG

        June 6, 2013 at 13:32

        That is because I am happy with what I have 🙂

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  2. OVG

    June 6, 2013 at 13:10

    Gamers are worried about being left out from what used to branded as a gaming console.
    Our cry’s are drowned out by the Till machine ringing up the casuals dosh.

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 6, 2013 at 13:13

      Chaching! Sorry, did you say something? hehe

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      June 6, 2013 at 13:32

      HEY!!! Fox news is a LEGIT News broadcaster!!!! And by news, I mean “”””News”””, and by Legit I mean rubbish.

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      • OVG

        June 6, 2013 at 13:33

        Where did you get your research? Did you just pull it out of you bum?… Oh I see what you did there ;P

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        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          June 6, 2013 at 13:36

          Straight out the bum, just like their stories. Even Anchorman was more factual.

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          • Trevor Davies

            June 6, 2013 at 14:21

            but they say they’re fair & balanced, so it must be true

          • Gustav Willem Diedericks

            June 6, 2013 at 15:42

            Yes, like the ANC…ouch.

    • Trevor Davies

      June 6, 2013 at 14:20

      At this moment miscommunication could be a good thing for them, all their attempts at actual communication have not been well received.

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    • Natty Dave

      June 6, 2013 at 19:04

      I heard they were working on a Rush Limbaugh, Bush family and Obama editions. The obama edition will be taxed extra for RROD/warranty repair, and it “probably” wont work.

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  3. Argentil

    June 6, 2013 at 13:18

    I’m sure we’re all getting tired of the anti-Xbox stuff. There is so little good news to offset the bad.
    I don’t see how they would follow the seemingly inevitable path to destruction. I am certain that there is something pivotal they haven’t told anyone yet. Something really good that they feel justifies all of the bad that we’ve seen so far.

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    • Argentil

      June 6, 2013 at 13:23

      Konami’s Press conference is in a few hours. I bet there will be some good multiplat MGS goodness that will soften the blow.

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 6, 2013 at 13:42

      Agreed. I am hoping will not pull just a rabbit out their hat, but a whole goddmn Tyrannosaurus Rex! I also read today that SONY confirms 40 games to be showcased at E3…

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      • Argentil

        June 6, 2013 at 13:43

        Between 3 platforms, that’s not that much. Most of it won’t be featured during the press event. Maybe just appearing in a montage. That includes multiplats as well, I’m sure.

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  4. Galbedir

    June 6, 2013 at 13:20

    Cant wait to see how the battle between Xbox and PS turns out. In my eyes, it looks like Sony may dominate.

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    • OVG

      June 6, 2013 at 13:30

      Until they reveal their sneaky plan to kill or control the secondhand middleman. Then bring in DRM by 1 little firmware update.

      They are PCs. So just bloody get a PC as we should have done back in the 80s.

      The console is dead long live the PS2.

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  5. Nick de Bruyne

    June 6, 2013 at 13:27

    Im here! I’m making a tinfoil hat because now I think I might actually need the dam thing! Stupid Microsoft!

    Then again, their events aren’t always what they say hey… I was booked for a roundtable at E3 in 2010, and it turned out to be a fake event created to actually give us hands on time with the new Xbox Slim, but they obviously couldn’t call it that beforehand or it would leak the info.

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      June 6, 2013 at 13:33

      Watch out Nick. The REAPERS have taken over the Kinect 2.
      Assuming Direct Control……

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 6, 2013 at 13:40

      Don’t make a hat, I am damn sure I have a spare lying around here somewhere! Yeah, let’s hope it;s a stunt!

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      • Trevor Davies

        June 6, 2013 at 13:58

        I don’t trust second hand tin foil hats. The Illuminati have infiltrated agents into the skeptic movement & contaminated our tin foil hat supply with aluminium hats which look the same but are totally completely different and not the same thing.

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 6, 2013 at 14:02

          STFU!

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    • OVG

      June 6, 2013 at 13:43

      At least you got a smelly poncho at the Activision circus act that had nothing to do with videogames :p

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    • TheFez

      June 6, 2013 at 14:08

      According to MS a Roundtable at E3 in not common, so no biggie. They also stated that all the one on one Press interviews scheduled for after the presentation are still happening so IGN and the likes will still get their chance to ask all those uncomfortable questions they’ve lined up! 🙂

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      • Johan du Preez

        June 6, 2013 at 15:13

        Yup so they only let people interview them thats in their pocket cough “IGN”

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        • Gustav Willem Diedericks

          June 6, 2013 at 15:48

          Touche

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        • TheFez

          June 6, 2013 at 15:54

          Sound like a plan! LOL! No, but if you’ve been following IGN they’ve got no love lost for MS I promise you so I’m pretty sure they’ll be asking the difficult questions (2nd hand, DRM etc.) Hopefully it might not be necessary if MS decides to come clean on all these issues during the event!

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  6. ErosTrickstar

    June 6, 2013 at 13:28

    x-box one: No one likes me… *sniff sniff*
    Microsoft: Now now darling, it will all be alright. Here, let’s watch some TV together.

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  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 6, 2013 at 13:30

    Yus these guys are absolutley shooting themselves in the foot. They might as well hand the market over to Sony on a silver platter.

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    • Argentil

      June 6, 2013 at 13:31

      I think it’s gotten to the point where it’s actually worse than the PS3’s launch was.

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      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        June 6, 2013 at 13:33

        And that says ALOT!

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        • Argentil

          June 6, 2013 at 13:37

          That it does. If history repeats itself, someone important will be getting fired. Or, in Sony’s example, retired to a position of shame/inconsequence.

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          • Eric Viljoen

            June 6, 2013 at 14:36

            To commit Seppakku!

  8. OVG

    June 6, 2013 at 13:35

    So they want to KILL THE PRESS not SONY.

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  9. caponeil

    June 6, 2013 at 13:38

    I wonder if Microsoft actually have any feet left to shoot!

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 6, 2013 at 14:05

      Well they’re handling this whole horror show like a human centipede, so I’d say yes 😉

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      • Gustav Willem Diedericks

        June 6, 2013 at 15:54

        Haha!

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  10. Hermann Schwindt

    June 6, 2013 at 13:42

    At least the header reminded me of some good news. The Springboks are playing the weekend. Go Bokke!!

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  11. OVG

    June 6, 2013 at 13:59

    Why is there a South African flag behind the BETA machine?

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    • Gustav Willem Diedericks

      June 6, 2013 at 15:55

      I was thinking that too. Conspiracy perhaps…?

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    • Natty Dave

      June 6, 2013 at 19:11

      They wanna be zef

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  12. Daryl Eksteen

    June 6, 2013 at 14:39

    It’s getting harder and harder to stay positive about the new Xbox when Microsoft keep pulling this type of shit.

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  13. Weanerdog

    June 6, 2013 at 15:41

    Maybe they following the “there is no bad publicity, all publicity is good” mantra. They are sure getting the name out there.

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  14. TheFez

    June 6, 2013 at 16:15

    Hehe! Apparently the Dutch Xbox Facebook page listed Killzone as coming to Xbox?? The MS PR machine out of control?

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  15. Natty Dave

    June 6, 2013 at 19:00

    sounds like they are acting childish and throwing a temper tantrum because of the horrid feedback they’ve gotten since the reveal, “well if that’s how they want to react than fine, we wont go to their big party next week-end na-na-na-”

    we are not their target demographic for the new xbox. they want the soccer mom who’s to lazy and self centered to do things for their kids like take them to gamestop or redbox, and would rather throw a credit card at a machine and pay it to raise their children. it’s how Microsoft plans to brainwash the youth into using the new internet explorer, and dubstep is probably some how their fault too.

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  16. iPrimal

    June 6, 2013 at 19:40

    maybe they wanted to avoid putting their foot in their mouth again.

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