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Microsoft promises “biggest surprise ever” at E3

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They're announcing the Xbox Two.

We’re already getting pretty excited for this year’s E3. It’s about 100 days away – and we’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing some of the first really, really next-gen games this year. Microsoft’s spinmasters are trying to get you pretty excited too, promising that they’ve got a significant ace up their sleeves.

According to one neoGAF forumite, Microsoft’s holding a competition at one of its Titanfall launches, where the first prize winner gets to go to E3 – and witness MS’s biggest surprise.

”Free food, drinks and $2,000 in prizes! First 50 people in line will receive a custom Titanfall t-shirt […]”, says a radio ad for the competition (via Dualshockers)“…one select winner will receive a free ride and ticket to this year’s E3 to witness Microsoft’s biggest surprise ever .

What on earth could that be? Right now, the biggest surprise would be for Microsoft to not screw up its marketing messages. I’m hoping it’s something really exceptional – like they’ve managed to wrest some incredible exclusives, or actually have that cloud of theirs deliver on its promises. Or switch focus to actual games. Maybe Microsoft’s cooking up a new mixed media subscription service, giving Xbox One owners all-you-can-eat games and video? I’d also like a price cut on the thing, but that wouldn’t really be all that surprising.

Whatever they do, it has to be better than last year’s E3 from Microsoft – which fell exceptionally flat.

Tell us! What super secret surprise would you love for Microsoft to reveal at this year’s videogame information christmas?

Last Updated: March 6, 2014

110 Comments

  1. General JJ the Fett

    March 6, 2014 at 11:03

    I wonder if there are any other games coming out this year other than Titanfall.

    Reply

    • ThisIsBullShlt

      March 6, 2014 at 14:49

      It’s going to be buggy like BF4. But at least BF4 has more than 12 players.

      Reply

      • Jarrich Van de Voorde

        May 14, 2014 at 12:45

        As your nickname suggests; your comment is indeed bullshit. Titanfall has had a really smooth and bug-free launch.

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  2. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 6, 2014 at 11:03

    For a second I thought that was a yellow butt…….

    Too much internet for one day….

    Damn Lazygamer community ruining me O_O

    Reply

    • Lourens Jordaan

      March 6, 2014 at 11:10

      I’m pretty sure that is where minions come from…

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      March 6, 2014 at 11:18

      Haha 🙂

      Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 6, 2014 at 11:19

      We’re not to blame… you’re the one watching the vids, gifs, etc that are posted.

      Reply

  3. Gerhard Davids

    March 6, 2014 at 11:03

    Yeah I think what they deem exciting and what we as gamers deem exciting are 2 separate things completely.

    Reply

  4. HvR

    March 6, 2014 at 11:06

    Steve in a mankini ….. SURPRISE!!!!!

    Reply

  5. HvR

    March 6, 2014 at 11:07

    You can order Big Mac and Pepsi with your pizza!!!!!

    Reply

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 6, 2014 at 11:08

      McDonalds and Pepsi? You mad?

      Reply

  6. General JJ the Fett

    March 6, 2014 at 11:07

    EA will bring out at least one game this year without day-one patches, no uselss DLC’s and no micro-transactions!
    That would blow up all our nerd brains if that was the surprise.
    If it was EA

    Reply

  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 6, 2014 at 11:08

    “Right now, the biggest surprise would be for Microsoft to not screw up its marketing messages.” Awwwwww, I was going to say something like that. 🙁

    Reply

  8. Rikus

    March 6, 2014 at 11:09

    To be honest, NOTHING MS will do now will surprise me.

    I predict them doing a 180 again and going back to an always online console. They will just call it some other online service.

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    • Tarisma

      March 6, 2014 at 11:42

      Backing this

      Reply

  9. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 6, 2014 at 11:12

    Obviously the Last Guardian is now an X1 exclusive

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  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 6, 2014 at 11:18

    They’ve created a unicorn-like pony creature that has Kinect integration & that you ride to play some kind of My Little Pony game that’s developed by Peter Molyneux. There. Surprise me.

    Alternatively, you’re going to stand on stage & proudly announce something no one wants or likes & not understand it when people say that because your shareholders thought the idea was great.

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    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 6, 2014 at 11:19

      Milo is now a Unicorn !

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 6, 2014 at 11:20

        I thought Milo was a chocolate powder or cereal. I’m confused.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 6, 2014 at 11:20

          It’s also a chocolate!

          Reply

    • Lourens Jordaan

      March 6, 2014 at 11:22

      I got it!!! They will be announcing a new peripheral for your XBOX One! It’s a controller for you kinect developed under the working title “off switch”.

      Reply

    • Brian Murphy

      March 6, 2014 at 18:16

  11. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 6, 2014 at 11:18

    MS office for the Xbone!

    Reply

  12. Lourens Jordaan

    March 6, 2014 at 11:19

    Biggest surprise EVER??? Bill Gates likes to wear woman’s shoes….. Microsoft is selling the XBOX brand to Oprah…. new operating system called Puzzles announced…. Microsoft main offices to be built with solid gold bricks….. Geoffrey Tim to be new head of research in the Asian/African region.

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  13. JustAnotherGamer

    March 6, 2014 at 11:19

    I hope its games. Xone has no games

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  14. RinceThis

    March 6, 2014 at 11:20

    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 6, 2014 at 11:38

      That’s rather disturbing

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 11:54

      Ffs Ingwer, I had forgotten about this

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        March 6, 2014 at 11:58

        BWAHAHAH. Work here done 😉

        Reply

  15. JustAnotherGamer

    March 6, 2014 at 11:20

    Biggest surprise – Sony allows Infamous on the xbox one. Anything else is just bullshit. Another Halo? Meh. Another gears of war? Yawn.

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    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 6, 2014 at 11:21

      Open World Gears game?….Maybe that could work

      Reply

      • JustAnotherGamer

        March 6, 2014 at 11:22

        Nah, gears had its day. They need new blood.

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        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          March 6, 2014 at 11:23

          Gears on PC!!!!!!!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2014 at 11:32

            Eh, we’ve moved on from gears & vacuum tubes 😉

        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 6, 2014 at 11:23

          Have to agree though, Judgement just proved that series is at it’s end now

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  16. RinceThis

    March 6, 2014 at 11:21

    “Foxhound as MS’s new Head?”

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 11:21

      looooooooooool

      Reply

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 6, 2014 at 11:21

      And the Banana as creative designer.

      Reply

  17. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 6, 2014 at 11:22

    FREE GAMING WINDAWZ OS

    Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 6, 2014 at 11:23

      It’s called Steam OS with a Windows themed GUI.

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 6, 2014 at 11:23

        That sounds like sacrilege

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 6, 2014 at 11:26

          Pretty much is… should be a sin too… punishable by spontaneous combustion

          Reply

  18. JustAnotherGamer

    March 6, 2014 at 11:22

    Biggest surprise: Microsoft buys Nintendo and the Wii U and Xbox one merge into one console: The Wii BOX U-2

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    • RinceThis

      March 6, 2014 at 11:22

      Hahah! Sounds like a bomber 0-o

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 6, 2014 at 11:26

        Just like the WiiU *BOOM*

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        • RinceThis

          March 6, 2014 at 11:27

          HAHAHA!

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        • General JJ the Fett

          March 6, 2014 at 11:27

          LOL

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    • Melasco

      March 6, 2014 at 14:44

      The WiiBONE sounds better imo…

      Reply

      • JustAnotherGamer

        March 7, 2014 at 15:25

        WiiBone? That’ll work. Take a wii with a boner = lots of mess!

        Reply

  19. Kensei Seraph

    March 6, 2014 at 11:22

    They’re probably going to announce that due to the “overwhelming support” of the idea from all their customers they will be bringing back the Always Online.

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 11:22

      hahaha, epic trolling

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        March 6, 2014 at 11:23

        Shh. If you’re not careful they’ll notice what I’m doing.

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    • JustAnotherGamer

      March 6, 2014 at 11:23

      That would be epic

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    • Lourens Jordaan

      March 6, 2014 at 11:27

      Kinect 2.One: Now with off switch.

      Reply

  20. Rudi

    March 6, 2014 at 11:23

    Directx 12, compatible on Windows 98 and higher, as well as on Linux too. That would be quite cool.

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  21. JustAnotherGamer

    March 6, 2014 at 11:23

    I would be surprised if Final Fantasy 7 remake is an xone exclusive. I’d probably become violent.

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  22. Brenz

    March 6, 2014 at 11:23

    Microsoft is selling the Xbox division to EA.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      March 6, 2014 at 11:24

      I’m not sure if that would be better or worse.

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 6, 2014 at 11:24

        With EA it’s always progressive. So probably worse.

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        • HvR

          March 6, 2014 at 11:25

          “Xbox On”

          “One dolla please”

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 6, 2014 at 11:26

            And you buy your controller without analogue sticks, those are extra.

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 6, 2014 at 11:27

            It also only has the X button.
            The rest are DLC purchases.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 6, 2014 at 11:28

            Haha. Sounds about right.

          • HvR

            March 6, 2014 at 11:28

            No still included and paid for, but you need a subscription to activate them.

      • Brenz

        March 6, 2014 at 11:28

        I would go with way way worse

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    • HvR

      March 6, 2014 at 11:24

      I was thinking MS breaking off Xbox as seperate company to give it more “freedom”

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      • Brenz

        March 6, 2014 at 11:29

        “freedom” aka “putting some distance between you and your failure ginger child”

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        • HvR

          March 6, 2014 at 11:31

          • Brenz

            March 6, 2014 at 11:33

            lol!

    • Kensei Seraph

      March 6, 2014 at 11:29

      o_0
      Origin would be used for all Xbone games.

      Reply

  23. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 6, 2014 at 11:28

    A new next-gen console with twice the power of the Xbone releasing next year!

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    • HvR

      March 6, 2014 at 11:29

      With no backwards compatibility Muhahahaha

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 6, 2014 at 11:38

      The Xboner…. no xbone game compatibility, but full xbox 360 compatibility.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        March 6, 2014 at 11:40

        But only through the cloud.

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 6, 2014 at 11:46

          And only when it’s raining in Texas.

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  24. Pieter Kruger

    March 6, 2014 at 11:39

    Good stuff incoming…….????

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  25. Wikus Radyn

    March 6, 2014 at 11:40

    The XBOX TWO?

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    • Gareth L (That Guy)

      March 6, 2014 at 11:44

      You missed the header text, right? 😉

      Reply

      • Wikus Radyn

        March 6, 2014 at 14:45

        Didn’t see that on my phone o_O

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 6, 2014 at 11:47

      With DX12

      Reply

  26. Gareth L (That Guy)

    March 6, 2014 at 11:43

    *SPOILER* They’re buying Sony.

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    • Talesgirl015

      March 6, 2014 at 23:38

      Lol ):

      Reply

  27. Hammersteyn

    March 6, 2014 at 11:48

    A subscription service like PS+?

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  28. Pieter Kruger

    March 6, 2014 at 11:50

    In other breaking E3 news, Sony to offer even better free games on PS+ but will be closing more shops/laying off more employees to cover the cost……….

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    • Rikus

      March 6, 2014 at 14:17

      In other-other breaking news:

      Reply

  29. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 6, 2014 at 11:57

    1313 is an Xbox One exclusive and runs at 1080P?

    Reply

    • Gareth L (That Guy)

      March 6, 2014 at 12:03

      Dude! Wake up, you fell asleep and were talking in your sleep!

      Reply

  30. Ch33seWh33L

    March 6, 2014 at 12:03

    You just had to go and bring back my childhood memories with that Kinder Surprise Geoff… CURSE YOU !!! The best Chocolate eggs replaced by Kinder “Joy”… Joy my @$$ !!! Btw Anyone know where one can buy Kinder Surprise (Gauteng province please) ? Our Spar had (Box of 3 for R60) but they don’t seem to import them anymore.

    Reply

  31. Mikhil

    March 6, 2014 at 12:04

    DirectX 12 on the new, ad riddled, but free Windows 8… featuring Bing 2014.

    Reply

  32. Gareth L (That Guy)

    March 6, 2014 at 12:08

    It’s Half-Life 3, isn’t it.

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  33. Mark Treloar

    March 6, 2014 at 12:23

    GTA V DLC will be Xbox One exclusive forever.

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  34. Macethy

    March 6, 2014 at 12:34

    Halo something or other, GTA V DLC or XBONE version.
    That’s probably it.

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  35. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 6, 2014 at 12:49

    Since it’s E3 and microsoft loves to throw music concerts, I reckon it’s Justin Bieber unveiling his new cd and…. A justin Bieber singalong kinetic game.

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    • Andre116

      March 6, 2014 at 13:14

      Downvote. Just for thinking such evil things. Sis for you.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 6, 2014 at 19:29

        Lmao!!

        Reply

  36. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 6, 2014 at 12:52

    ALL EA games to be exclusive to the bone!

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  37. TiMsTeR1033

    March 6, 2014 at 13:11

    The Surprise is *drumroll* “WE ARE SELLING XBOX, GOOD LUCK, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH”

    Reply

  38. Just Saying

    March 6, 2014 at 13:22

    Windows 9 ?

    Reply

  39. Kromas

    March 6, 2014 at 13:38

    New sports package and an auto logger for when your watching porn.

    Reply

  40. CypherGate

    March 6, 2014 at 13:55

    Hmmmmm….. Right now they need all the good stuff they can get since they will end up moving down the road of the WiiU

    Reply

  41. Johan du Preez

    March 6, 2014 at 14:25

    Maybe the big surprise is another console that can actually run games at 1080p ?

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  42. Brendyn Zachary

    March 6, 2014 at 14:37

    I’m holding thumbs for Minesweeper 2!

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      March 6, 2014 at 14:56

      Yeah, this time its personal….

      Reply

  43. DrKiller

    March 6, 2014 at 16:12

    Maybe the NextGen? 😉

    Reply

  44. iAmWeasel

    March 6, 2014 at 17:27

    Kinect Sports Rivals 3.. BOOM!

    Reply

  45. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 6, 2014 at 19:52

    Biggest surprise? Surprise boner in the morning?

    Reply

  46. Joe Vicious

    March 6, 2014 at 22:42

    “or switch focus to actual games”

    Strange comment when most agree Microsoft has a much better focus on games since launch compared to the competition.

    Reply

    • You are flat out wrong

      March 9, 2014 at 06:30

      What games? MS haven’t announced anything since Gamescom. 🙂

      Reply

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