E3 2013 ‘Entertainment 3’

E3 2013 kicked off yesterday 10th June 2013.

I’m reviewing again the Microsoft side; in the future I will follow also Nintendo & Sony.

Microsoft started off with the new ‘Metal Gear Solid’ game for the XBox ONE

It looked amazing; we can aspect new things and amazing graphics with the Next Gen Game Consoles.

They also announced that the XBox ONE is not the replacement for the XBox 360. No not at all, they have been redesigning the XBox 360.


Microsoft also re-affirmed their long-term commitment to Xbox 360, showing off an entirely new design and details about a huge variety of new Xbox 360 titles slated for release within the next 12 months along with incredible special offers and free content. The style of the Xbox 360 looks like the Xbox ONE. We don’t know yet if the Xbox 360 will be upgraded with the new Processor (the 8 core processor)

What we thought that the Xbox ONE would replace the XBox 360, is not the case at all. They added The XBox ONE as a New Entertainment product to their hardware; this will be a great DUO. They opened the New and Next Generation of Entertainment with the XBox ONE. You can choose now between the XBox 360 and the XBox ONE. They could not lose the XBox 360 gamer at this point. Microsoft sold more than 76 million consoles worldwide. Along with the new appearance with a sleek and stylish design that aligns with the new Xbox One family. Microsoft also announced New games for Xbox 360, including the latest installment of one of the world’s most popular action games, “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition,” a new exclusive Kinect title, “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” and a free-to-download third-person action-role-playing game (RPG) “Ascend: Hand of Kul.”

 “Xbox 360 offers unrivaled value – with more great games, an Xbox Live community with 48 million members, and a compelling line-up of apps, sports, movies, TV and music,” Microsoft said “We’ve taken all we have learned these past eight years and engineered a new Xbox 360 console that is elegant and accessible to anyone.”

As a gesture of thanks to the millions of Xbox fans around the world for their passion and loyalty, Xbox announced that every Xbox Live Gold subscriber will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month until the release of Xbox One, starting with a pair of popular titles: “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II.” And to celebrate E3 in the month of June, Xbox Live Gold members will receive a free download of “Fable III.”
And there’s more – to add to the current 4,500 Xbox 360 titles, this year’s biggest blockbuster franchises will come to Xbox 360, including “Call of Duty®: Ghosts,” “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Battlefield 4™,” “Madden NFL 25,”  “Assassin’s Creed® IV: Black Flag,” “Watch Dogs™,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Fable Anniversary.”

The redesigned Xbox 360 is available in the same value-packed editions for the same great prices as the existing console – $199.99 US estimated retail price (ERP) for the 4 GB console, $299.99 US ERP for the 250 GB edition and $299.99 US ERP for the 4 GB Kinect Bundle. Shipping today to retailers across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and Ireland, the new Xbox 360 will continue to roll out across all Xbox regions over the coming months. Go towww.xbox.com to order yours.

Microsoft showed also especially for the Gamers, the New Games that will be launched for the XBox ONE.

One of my favorites: Halo 5 and Titan Fall.



These Games shows us the new way of playing, even with the other new Games like Dead Rising 3, the Witcher, Crimson Dragon, Mine craft, Killer Instinct, Forza 5, Metal Gear Solid, Battlefield 4 the Graphics and game plays are amazing. You even use your Mobile Windows Phone with Looking glass as an extension to your Game.







Or do you want to build your own Game, and share it so that others, who can add to your Game their ideas? Check out the following video of ‘Project Sharp’ already available on Windows 8.


Microsoft also announced they have put in for New Games 1 Billion US$ for the XBox. The leaders of Microsoft have been traveling all over the World to share their New Ideas for Entertainment and new collaborations add to their existing ones. With the coming of XBox ONE, you can hook up your Interactive TV Cable directly into the XBox ONE through the HDMI IN port. You can use and experience the XBox ONE way of watching TV, together with Internet information. Your TV becomes SMART with XBox ONE. This is what we see in TV land, TV’s getting smarter. Some choose for a Set top box connected to your TV. Now you can choose for one more the XBox ONE.

Through ‘Snap’ and ‘Favorites’ these will be available


This is the end of part one, because the E3 is still going on, we will add news in the coming days when the E3 will progress.

The last News Microsoft shared was the XBox ONE will cost $429 in the US and €499 in Europe

XBox Live (quoted from Microsoft)

With the launch of Xbox One, we have the opportunity to redefine our experience on Xbox Live. The innovation and changes coming this year is based on the feedback from our great community. Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come with the new Xbox Live service.



  • New Level of Cloud Integration: With our expansive Azure powered cloud backing Xbox Live, everything is more convenient and accessible.
    • All of your games and entertainment to be stored and saved on Xbox Live, so you can instantly access them anytime, from any Xbox One.
    • You do not have to wait for a system or application updates. Xbox One will always be up-to-date and ready for you – wherever you left off.
    • Developers can take advantage of the 300,000 servers backing Xbox Live when we launch this fall to build immersive worlds.
  • Expanded Achievements: The all-new achievements system for Xbox One is no longer confined to a single game. We want gamers to be rewarded for skill, participation and time-based challenges. Plus, developers can take advantage of the power of Xbox Live to continue to grow and expand their achievements over time allowing more opportunities for dedicated players to build up their score. And your hard-earned Gamerscore will carry over from Xbox 360.
  • Smart Match: We completely reengineered matchmaking for a new generation of gaming. Smart Match expands options for game creators to match players based on skill, language and now reputation. Best of all, you no longer have to wait in lobbies while a match is found. And asynchronous matchmaking means you can play a game, watch TV or listen to music while Smart Match finds your perfect match, then you can jump in instantly.
  • Social: Xbox Live on Xbox One brings you all new ways to record, edit, share and broadcast epic gaming moments directly on your TV, including:
    • Game DVR: Amp up your bragging rights with Game DVR by capturing your highlights. Gamers can also use Game DVR content to provide real-time help for friends.
    • Upload Studio: What better way to show off your greatest gaming moments than by adding a little flare. With the new Upload Studio you can add voice over, skins, slow motion and other awesome features to your recorded clips, then share them out and compare to your friends’ creations.*
    • Twitch: We are excited to announce that Twitch is coming to Xbox One as a built-in, experience, allowing you to easily broadcast your games in real-time or to take on an interactive spectator role leveraging chat functionality as you view content from multitudes of other streamers. With Twitch on Xbox One, any gamer can be a broadcaster.



  • Richer SmartGlass Experiences: Xbox SmartGlass for Xbox One allows you to turn your console on and off, adjust volume, manage your TV set-top box and Blu-ray, and integrates with Xbox One so you can search the programming guide without interrupting your current activity. Xbox SmartGlass also gives you full control over your game to start a game, launch multiplayer, view achievements, see real-time progress updates during gameplay, receive in-game tips, purchase Add-ons and more.
  • Xbox OneGuide: Now you can navigate and watch live TV without switching inputs. Your Xbox Live Gold membership includes access to the OneGuide, where you get TV and entertainment that’s tailored for you, discover what’s trending with the Xbox community, and use your voice to search by network or name. You can also always know when your friends are online and ready to play your favorite game, even when you’re watching TV.**
  • Conversational voice: We’ve completely reengineered Kinect to take full advantage of the new Xbox One architecture. The new Kinect is more precise, more responsive and more intuitive. And voice commands and controls are now more conversational, making it easier to find and enjoy your games and entertainment.

We listened, and we know you want even more out of your Xbox Live service. So I’m happy to share with you some great changes coming with Xbox One.

  • Transactions Using Local Currency: You told us you want the ability to purchase games, movies, apps and entertainment in local currency, so we are excited to announce that as part of the fall 2013 update, we are moving away from Microsoft Points. All transactions will now take place using local currency, also known as money!
  • Xbox Live Gold: We are bringing the Xbox Live Gold membership from Xbox 360 to Xbox One starting at the same $5 per month for a one-year membership, and now anyone in your home can access many Xbox Live Gold benefits on your Xbox One at no additional cost. Your primary Xbox Live Gold membership also travels with you to any Xbox One system. Xbox Live Gold offers a premium interactive entertainment service on Xbox One that spans across games, TV shows, movies, music, sports and more.
  • Skype: Skype for Xbox One changes the way you keep in touch with friends on your TV. With your Xbox Live Gold membership:
    • You will get Skype group video calling, currently a Skype Premium experience. No matter where your friends and family are, you can bring up to four of them together on your TV from the comfort of your living room. And, if you use Skype on either a Windows or Mac, you’ll benefit from group video calls when you sign into Skype there too.
  • Reputation: Your new Xbox Live Reputation plays a prominent and valuable role rewarding healthy participation while reducing troublemakers and cheaters. A unified system across Xbox Live and all of your games allows for you to have much more control over who you play with while giving you new and exciting ways to get even move involved in your community.

Xbox 360

  • Games with Gold: Beginning in July, we will release two free games per month to Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360. This includes favorites like “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II.” And it starts right now, with the download of “Fable III,” yours to keep on Xbox 360.

As a system, Xbox One offers a completely new architecture, creating the most social, immersive and connected experience yet. And as a service, Xbox Live has never been stronger.

Launching in initial markets around the world November 2013 and continuing to launch in additional regions over the following months, Xbox One will be available starting at $499 (MSRP). To reserve your Xbox One systems today, visit www.xbox.com for participating retailers.

“Games with Gold” free games offer available 6/10/13 – 12/31/13 for qualifying paid Gold members only. Xbox 360 games (selected by Xbox) available for free download from Marketplace only during specified half-month window; available games may vary by country. Some titles may only be available for download by account holders 18+. Kinect and/or hard drive required for some games. See www.xbox.com/live


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