This year Ubisoft and Microsoft made it clear that digital bracelets are the future for all events for all time as they light up in unison. The jokes must have poured in on Twitter referencing Battle Royale death collars or that the bracelets would electrocute us if we didn't applaud. No, they damn things are just darn cute.
Starting the media briefing, Phil Spencer gave out way too many tag lines about Xbox, but was greeted with applause for just talking games.
Let's get game happy, shall we?
The game had me teary-eyed, you lose a friend whose losing an arm and his body to a bad bombing attempt. Then you lose your arm to shrapnel. First thought that pops into my head is Winter Soldier and what cool powers might come in handy for a man who lost his arm.
Forza Motorsport 5 was giving away a new race track for free, the Nurburgring, or some other hard to spell German word. Forza Horizon 2 is coming up fast with a September 30th release for the Xbox One.
Scaling buildings and having backup helps immensely when taking down "French" soldiers. Though there were no specific team up attacks if everyone does their part the French government will go down, oh Ubisoft, you French- Canadian company you.
Watching 4 players seamlessly work together with a set goal was impressive as they took down a small mansion/castle some taking out guards up high through windows while another part of the team went after the ground forces.
Ubisoft does believe in the ten-second rule about being alive still when your head is cut off from the trailer, where we get that perspective.
Unite France, by killing it's government.
Teamwork in Fable Legends lends itself for attacks to work together. Freeze an enemy then have another team-mate smash it into chunks. Watching a troll get de-pants was well worth the wait on the best iteration of Wizards and Warriors.
A huge community of games that can be made and shared forever and ever, what's not to like?
Forget hearing about a new Halo game let's replay all the old titles with the Master Chief Collection. For long time fans you have every numbered Halo so far, multilayer with access to every map ever and remastered Halo 2 multilayer. Out this holiday season. Coming with the game Halo 5 beta access.
Halo 2 multilayer exactly as you remember it.
Playdead finally came back among the living for "Inside". Looking very similar to Limbo, the game shows off some sort of world in trouble with humans being thrown away like garbage, some sort of camps for them and angry looking robots. We want to see a lot more, right now the dreary state of what's going on following a young boy around while he escapes has us wanting the game out now.
Indie titles were shows off including a favorite called Cuphead. A platform shooter with 1930's cartoon graphics.
Rise of the Tomb Raider has Lara Croft coming back yet again. After how much fun the last game was, can't wait to try out its sequel. The series is revitalized, keep it up Ubi.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has its hero hunting down a Griffin in a big open world where extra side-missions change the story and affect what will happen next. Saving a lady from some thieves might lead to encountering her later. Hunting the Griffin was a decent battle with magic and hard steel.
Phantom Dust was revived. The classic Xbox title featured two superpowered beings powered up and shooting energy at each other in a broken world.
Tom Clancy's The Division about an outbreak overtaking New York was no where near as fun looking as the early mentioned Advance Warfare. Though gameplay looks precise for you and three more players to take back the streets of an infected New York.
Suda 51 has a new ip with Scalebound. Team up with your dragon pal and kill mythical monsters in a scale suit of armor alongside other players. We'll have to see more to make a recommendation. If the controls work it might be a sleeper hit.
Crackdown, another long-time fan favorite came back in style by blowing up a crime lord. Playing supercop with friends looked sweet as a plan that came together needed three agents to work.
The Media breeding gave the people what they wanted: games. More games and titles are still needed as many of the games coming out are earmarked for 2015.
No Halo 5 trailer, even if it's coming out in 2015 was damn cold for Xbox fans.