August 27th 2013 11:45 am PT

Xbox One at PAX Prime on August 30 – September 2

As you head to the Washington State Convention this week for PAX Prime 2013, be sure and stop by the Xbox Booths at #412, #422 and #432 for an great lineup of the latest and greatest games only Xbox One can offer.  Below is an overview of Xbox activities you’ll find exclusively at the Xbox booth this Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2.

The Games
Imagine sixty stations featuring the most dynamic and intense driving, fighting and shooting anywhere on the show floor, all in One place. Add in a stage featuring demos of “Dead Rising 3,” “Project Spark,” “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Fable Anniversary” and a 7.1 surround sound “Forza Motorsport 5” racing rig. Need I say more.  The list of games you’ll find at the Xbox booth is below.

Ryse: Son of Rome: PAX Primers will be among the first to play “Ryse: Son of Rome’s” co-op multiplayer experience: Gladiator mode. Set in the Roman Colosseum, Gladiator mode plunges you into the brutal world of gladiatorial combat, where you fight cooperatively with your friends against an ever-changing array of enemies, to the roar of thousands of spectators.

Forza Motorsport 5:  North American fans will get their chance to go hands-on in the “Forza Motorsport 5” pits and experience this year’s biggest automotive journey starring the world’s greatest cars and tracks. This is your chance to experience the all-new physics engine and take one of the fastest cars in the world, the McLaren P1 on the fan-favorite Laguna Seca race track.

Battlefield 4: Known for their world-class multiplayer, DICE is bringing Battlefield 4’s epic 64-player battles, vehicular combat and all-out warfare to North American fans this week. Gamers will have a chance to go hands-on with the “Siege of Shanghai” beta launching in early October. With the release of Battlefield 4 this holiday, players will experience an all-new level of destruction and dynamic environments with a game-changing concept called Levolution, and for the first time for Battlefield console gamers, 64-players running at 60 frames-per-second on Xbox One. #BF4

Killer Instinct:  “Killer Instinct” is back again with classic characters, an enhanced combat system and vivid graphics – reimagined for a new generation on Xbox One. We expect nothing but the best from a title with a pedigree as one of the most beloved fighting games of all time.

And of course there will be other surprises at the booth, including games that I’m not at liberty to divulge . . . yet. Update: Titanfall and Lococycle are both playable on the show floor.

Now playing:
Friday through Monday, the Xbox booth will feature four marquee titles: “Dead Rising 3,” “Project Spark,” “Kinect Sports Rivals” and “Fable Anniversary.”

Starting at 10:00am and ending at 6:00pm, 30-minute demos will rotate through the following schedule:

Kinect Rivals – 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm. 4:00pm
Spark – 10:30am, 12:30pm. 2:30pm. 4:30pm
Fable Anniversary – 11:00am, 1:00pm. 3:00pm, 5:00pm
Dead Rising 3 – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm

Kinect Sports Rivals:  We’re planning to make a big splash with the “Kinect Sports Rivals” demo, showcasing the Champion feature (where even I can look athletic) and a new sport made possible with the all-new Kinect technology – Wake Racing (where I don’t look athletic).

Dead Rising 3: The team from Capcom Vancouver is onsite to show fans a demo from the third installment in the blockbuster Dead Rising franchise, available exclusively this November for Xbox One. The demo will feature a special look at the huge variety of combo vehicles in the game like the devastating RollerHawg, a hybrid between a motorcycle and a steamroller that can be used to mow down every zombie in its path. Visit the Xbox booth to see all the zombie-killing fun in action, and pick up some fun audience giveaways.

Project Spark:  The darling of any industry insider, gamer, indie enthusiast, or recovering Minecrafter. “Project Spark” empowers creators to build, play, and share whatever they can imagine and create in the game. It’s simple, powerful, fun, and powered by a dynamic community for endless opportunities to play and create!

Fable Anniversary: “Fable Anniversary” is the spectacularly remastered version of the bestselling RPG on the Xbox, filled with new content including an updated interface, and achievements to bring the best “Fable” experience to the fans. Whether you’re a “Fable” fan old or new, you’ll be able to experience all the magic of the game that started it all on the show floor!

Halo 4 Global Championship

The battle continues at PAX Prime with the Halo 4 Global Championship powered by Virgin Gaming at Benaroya Hall!  Come check out the tournament all weekend long and witness the world’s best “Halo” players battle to claim the title of “‘Halo 4’ Global Champion” and the coveted $200,000 (USD) grand prize. Plus, I’ll be hosting a live stream (that will be available on the Xbox dashboard) of the finals on Sunday from 4p-6p.

Major Nelson Podcast!

Saturday 4pm – 5pm | Pegasus Theatre
Join us as we hang out, take your questions with our special guests and talk about games, PAX and whatever else we think of.

I’ll update this post as I get more information.

Don’t forget that Thursday night we’re kicking off PAX with our official Xbox Meet Up that is open to the public.

Events By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Grant

    Jelly? Oh yeah.

  • Jeremy Anderson

    This is when you guys are finally gonna announce a release date for Xbox One, right? RIGHT? :D

    • Boss

      Xbox One , Day One , November One ? :P

      • Spargo CXVII

        That sounds like a plan!!!

      • Nitemare

        LIER, WHY DO YOU KEEP LYING YOU LIER?

      • Dylan

        No, Kotaku has a source that Kotaku was wrong about their November 5th date (which was a leaked Walmart Document), that it’ll be later than that.

        But it WILL be sometime in November.

        • Timothy Hames

          If you look at the picture it never said comfirmed like everything else.

          I’m guessing a range from 11th-14th. (12th being a good day seeing new releases are on Tuesdays) Even 1 day Earlier gets the good press.

          Though if Watch Dogs releases on November 19, 2013 and that is a lanuch title, the 1 might not be out until the 19. which would not be bad.

          Its better to be a couple days behind the comp then have a terrible half baked launch

      • Grant

        Actually….I was in the 11/5 believer camp, but for Xbox One to come out on 11/1 would be pretty fitting!

    • mcmax3000

      PAX is never a big announcement show, so I wouldn’t get your hopes up for much in the way of news to come out of it…

      That said, I hope I’m wrong.

      • Izzy Bozz

        What other big gaming events are left between PAX and November? May be the Tokyo Game Show, but I doubt MS will save their announcement for Japan.

        • mcmax3000

          TGS is the only other one, but there’s nothing stopping Microsoft from doing an event of their own, similar to how both MS & Sony held their own separate reveal events before E3.

          • ImperialAgent

            What normally happens at PAX isn’t exactly relevant when the console launches a couple of months after. It’s not exactly a normal year.

        • Timothy Hames

          Halo Fest might be the perfect day to make the add when it is coming out, with game play for Halo 5 and a release date.

  • Boss

    hope the release date for the Xbox One is the same for all countries :) at least UK & US

    • Nitemare

      PROBABLY A LIE SINCE ALL YOU DO IS LIE

  • Jarrod38

    Hope BF4 is actually playable on a Xbox One.

    • Death Dealer

      I hope so too, but I’m guessing no this short after GamesCom (where I played on PC with a 360 controller).

    • Alex Fiedler

      Would be awesome, especially after the miserable showing on PS4 at Gamescom. I wanna see them show up the PS4.

  • Miles Taven

    You’re announcing new games for Xbox One??? That’s what I got from the bit after Killer Instinct anyhow?

    • evilfangs .

      Sounds like it too me.

    • Nick Peck

      Yup, I even told the haters that MS wasn’t done announcing stuff. Can’t wait to see/hear what else we have coming our way :D

      • beardyman3218

        PAX is coming up as well, there will be more great news, i also want to see more kinect, it really wowed me at gamescom, no input lag and the facial scanning was great.

    • Dylan

      Any guesses to what it is?

      Banjo Threeie?

    • Timothy Hames

      Halo 5 at Halofest at Pax is my guess for something new or Starwars BF3 is my hope

    • Dylan

      They just announced “Season 2″ for Killer Instinct.

  • Gazza!!!

    Just tell us the release date is November 8, for all countries and I’ll be happy.

  • Jason Lafitte

    just tell us the free gold games for the 360, not buying this new system till at least 6 months after release anyways.

    • Boss

      He said already they’re Dance Central and Kinect Sports

      • Nitemare

        When did he say this?

      • Nitemare

        OMG Boss is lying!

        HEY EVERYBODY

        BOSS IS A DIRTY FAT LYING N0BHEAD!!!!!1

        SPREAD THE WORD

  • KillerByte

    Did I hear about some surprises about games I can’t wait for PAX

    • Nick Peck

      Yup, but that crazy old Major Nelson said he can’t talk about them just yet….. Can’t wait for the weekend ;p

      • ElektroDragon

        Will you be there? I will.

  • John Titus

    So there will be no appearance of TitanFall at PAX?

    The one game I was dying to get a chance to try.

    • Death Dealer

      Maybe not, but to be fair, Titanfall was shown by EA at GamesCom too, so maybe it will be the same at PAX.

      • mcmax3000

        According to the floor map, EA only has one, fairly small, booth on the show floor, so I’m not getting my hopes up for a TitanFall appearance.

    • Alex Fiedler

      if it is, enjoy those lines. ;) Gamescom lines were sometimes an eight hour wait for Titanfall.

      • ElektroDragon

        No game is worth an 8 hour wait. No game is worth a 1 hour wait. I’m going to be in deep trouble this weekend.

    • rem234

      Pretty sure titanfall will be available at EAs booth.

  • ImperialAgent

    So is BF4 playable or not? It seems like it might be but it could certainly be clearer.. it’s a pretty big deal as it will show performance vs ps4/pc. Any chance of that getting cleared up?

  • http://deulus.com/ Derek D

    I hope they make a price drop announcement with the Kinect now as an optional accessory. Then I will actually buy the Xbox One. As of now, my PS4 Preorder still stands.

    • Nick Peck

      Some of you people crack me up. MS has said, like 100x that THEY WILL NOT RELEASE THE XBO WITHOUT THE KINECT.

      Now, try to add 1+1 and lets see what you come up with.

      • http://deulus.com/ Derek D

        They have also said that the Xbox One cannot work without Kinect, that DRM is not reversible, that the Xbox One would not come with a headset, and that it would require a constant internet connection. These things were all said with 100% assurance.

        Soo….yeah. I think there might still be a glimmer of hope. :)

        • Nick Peck

          Nope, they are very adamant about it and I hope they don’t drop it for a ton of reasons. Save an extra $100, not that big of a deal imo.

        • Does Not Equal

          They caved once already. It’s not gonna happen again.

          • Dylan

            They caved in four times.

            I agree, 5th time is unlikely. At least, not for a year or so.

            They want to get the people like Nick Peck who will pay 500 out of the gate.

          • Death Dealer

            They only caved on the DRM, the rest is policy and product refinement.

          • Dylan

            DRM *is* policy refinement.

            Also, see self publishing, forced Kinect, and no headset included.

          • Not_A_PC_Gamer

            MS is always going to cave in. It’s just who they are now.

        • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

          the kinnect, i think, is on top of that. What they change is policies and gift not the whole vision of x years of RnD and upcoming plan and vision of the whole unite. drm and headset are very MINOR adjustment unlike getting the kinect out of the box. There is no way this is going to happen, not if they want developper to buy their vision

        • rem234

          Having the kinect inside with the machine, regardless of whether it has to be used or not is going to make it easier to get outside developers to invest into making software for it. If they know that every Xbox One has a kinect out there, they know that there are a number of potential customers for a kinect game they make.

      • AC130

        I do want my Xbow back.

    • http://www.xbox.com/ Martin Davies

      Dam – you’re going to miss out on Titanfall :(

      • Shawn Pearson

        who ares the 100 dollar difference is minimal and all the ps4 is is a 360 with better graphics,u will see innovation from xb1 within the years,theres a reason all games on xb1 have dedicated servers and they dont on ps4

      • Dylan

        It’s on PC. So I won’t.
        And 360, so I won’t.

        And it’ll be multi-platform (maybe). Definitely the sequel.

        • roozbeh, again

          halo? quantum break? dead rising 3? forza 5? fable legends? the few mojang games that arent on pc. you will miss out on those.
          ‘looks at nieces’
          and that is why babies i only buy everything gaming related.

          • Dylan

            Not even related, talking about TitanFall.

            Quantum Break WILL be on PC. Did you just say Fable Legends? Seriously?
            C’mon I’ll give you the others, but they can’t even make a decent Fable RPG, let alone MMO.

          • roozbeh, again

            Yes I did.It is actually very unique in my view. not gameplay wise but I like the English feel of the game. Plus the decision making could be tedious at times.
            But I agree it wasn’t the game that Peter molyneux made it out to be. but now that he is gone this could be something special.

          • Dylan

            I’ve gotten burned by too many MMO’s that tried to be similar to WoW, not getting fooled again.
            Fable 3 and Fable Journey were terrible as well, I have no faith in the franchise or the developer.

            “The Division” however, actually looks different and innovative.

          • roozbeh, again

            you havent read up on fable legends have you? its concept is actually different from most mmo’s.
            no faith in lionhead! “rolls eyes”

            Which has exclusive xbox content. and looks gorges.

    • roozbeh, again

      hold that thought. it could happen after all we have been through

  • Matt Honan

    I know PC has had it for a while now but looking forward to seeing 64 player BF4 at 60fps. Crazy.

  • Justin Gray

    I’m hoping we are going to see the games running on Real XB1 hardware, not PCs with MS controllers ala Gamescom! Let’s see the box running the games.

    • Massamo

      you know that consoles are edited pc hardware right really easy to put inside pc cases

      • Justin Gray

        The issue isn’t emulation. (In this case, no you can’t fully emulate it because it is difficult to account for the eSRAM). Its an issue of perception. We are 2 months and change from launch and PS3.5 has their consoles on display, people are playing the games with the DS4, and people can see first hand what they are buying. This is the last big chance to have the consoles on display (Not counting TGS because of the obvious bias). So again, show us what we are buying and let the public go out, touch it, use it, and shout it to the masses.

        • mcmax3000

          There was a picture out of Gamescom of a Playstation 4 demo station showing a Windows 7 login screen. This is pretty standard practice for almost everyone involved.

          I seem to remember a similar thing in the lead up to the 360 launch as well.

          • rem234

            Exactly doing this is fairly standard and usually chosen by the game devs, depending on how finished the project is. As the PC debug versions they code with tend to be more stable in a lot of cases.

          • beardyman3218

            Exactly its common place to do this because it allows them to iron out any bugs that may occur with an early build of a game e.g. crashing which is why the windows logo appeared during gamescom. They dont do it to be deceptive they do it for practicality. The reason for them being high end is to emulate another set of hardware requires more power than the actual hardware its emulating, you need a very good pc to emulate ps2 games and they still lag.

        • Justin Gray

          Stand corrected as PS3.5 is also running on PCs in their demos according to IGN.

          • Not_A_PC_Gamer

            PS3.5? You lost any credibility you thought you ever had with that fanboy comment. I guess the Xbox one should be Xbox 360.5 as well.. especially after renigged on everything..

    • Death Dealer

      There were games running on real hardware at GamesCom. Multiple in fact. Now I know you weren’t there…because I played FM5, KI, Peggle 2, Lococycle and Zoo Tycoon on Xbox One hardware and saw DR3 and Ryse being demonstrated on it.

      • Justin Gray

        Correct, just what I read on review sites and such. If they were the legit things, then awesome and I stand corrected.

        • Adam Shields

          For the record, at MOST conventions you will find a mix of both test kits and PCs. This has been the way of the world for a long time. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of ease of transport. Other times it’s one small bug (insignificant except due to being on time for an event) can determine this. All companies have done this. It’s only ever “surprising” to those who are ignorant to how the industry works or enjoy sensationalizing to back their own horses.
          Given that information, it is still “cool” to know when the games you enjoy are on a “closer to the real deal” machine. But consider this: Even if it was on a legitimate kit, was it set to a “retail environment” or using enhanced RAM? Doesn’t matter. It’s still in development. -Adam

  • Josh

    Games Games Games and More Games Please.

  • milton

    just one Question: Its true or false that Killer Instinct for Xbox one include a classical version of KI arcade?

    • ImperialAgent

      yes in the $40 pack

    • Nick

      The full $39.99 Killer Instinct will include all characters and the classic KI game.

      • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

        i have the classic on snes and i still play it sometimes. Was one great game for the time

        • Nick Peck

          Yup, sure was. The 2nd one on the N64 was a lot of fun as well.

    • Volitar Prime

      Not until next February. Also, the version coming out this year only has 6 characters.

    • Death Dealer

      True, but only in the Ultra Edition.

  • Nick

    Really curious as to what these new games are. I thought they were done announcing anything new, so this comes as a nice surprise.

  • James W

    This is unrelated to the blog post, I’m only posting it because there isn’t a blog on the subject. XBL is having a Rockstar publisher sale right now. Red Dead Redemption with all DLC is $40. Somebody please tell me how that is a sale? You can get the GOTY version from Gamestop for half that price. WTF MS that is not a sale, and I’m tired of last minute cash grabs like this. Larry Hyrb you need to talk to some people and fix this because it’s bull.

    • Jorge Garza

      It’s $30 on GameStop, not half price.

    • Some guy

      It’s not like it matters, some of that content is “not available in your region”.
      What’s odd is that’s it’s right there on the dashboard.

    • Does Not Equal

      If it’s not related, why not find a message board instead of a blog?

  • Nitemare

    THE USER KNOWN AS ‘BOSS’ IS A LIER!!!!!! DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING HE SAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      i don’t trust people that only use CAPS

      • Nitemare

        PLEASE ACCEPT MY HUMBLE APOLOGY AND I SHALL STOP USING CAPS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        • roozbeh, again

          well apology accep…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! SUCKER!

  • Vince

    Will Ryse have competitive multiplayer?

    • Boss

      Don’t purchase Ryse until they make a new Timesplitters

      • Nitemare

        BUY IT IMMEDIATELY AS BOSS IS A DIRTY LIER WHO SHOULD BE IGNORED FOR LYING TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • evilfangs .

      Co-op multiplayer is the only thing that has been announced so far for Ryse.

    • Nick Peck

      Just coop, but if it’s anything like Mass Effect 3’s MP I can’t wait :)

  • ElektroDragon

    So no prizes like at Gamescom? That would a huge shame.

    • roozbeh, again

      titanfall?

  • boe2

    Interesting to know: Several of these titels will be streamed live on twitch:

    blog dot twitch dot tv/2013/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-twitch-at-pax-prime/

  • m1nh0ca

    Off topic again, as nobody still gave any answer (Twitter, Support, whatever):

    “…we’ll add to your account an amount of currency equal to or greater than
    the Xbox Marketplace value of your Microsoft Points…”

    1600 MSP became £13.49 = 1575 MSP (ok, the game got slightly cheaper)
    1200 MSP became £9.99 = 1166 MSP (a little cheaper again)
    800 MSP became £6.99 = 816 MSP (what happened here?)
    400 MSP became £3.49 = 407 MSP (well, with our old points we can’t buy a game again)
    240 MSP became £1.99 = 232 (here’s ok again)

    Will those amounts for 800 and 400 MSP be fixed at some point? With the amount I had, as I told before, I could buy a certain amount of games and content. Now, after conversion, I can buy one less. Are people from other places having the same issue? Only in US the conversion was accurate?

    • Death Dealer

      No offense, but Major Nelson is too busy to give everyone here support information and frankly, it’s not his job. He does forward them to the correct people from time to time. However, there are many here that like to help out where we can though (if we can).
      There are a few glitches occuring now that I haven’t seen during the beta and a few that were fixed before and now reappearing (like my purchases not showing as purchased in the Marketplace, yet do appear in my download history).
      I’m sure MS is on it, but I would suggest posting this in the official Xbox Support Forums to get a quicker official and proper reply.

      • m1nh0ca

        Yes, I know he’s from a totally different area and do not interfere. But, at least, he will be aware of the situation and may notify who’s responsible (ok, I bet he doesn’t do this, but at least I try. I assume other people from Microsoft read this blog either). The community leads a product to success and should be listened.

        Sorry, but they had time to be on it. This issue (or whatever it can be called) is reported since Beta.

        I’ve already tried to contact Support, as I stated above, but nobody knows how to answer this question.

        I post here because it’s a nice space to interact with other players, to know if they have the same issue, if they had it fixed, what’s going on in other countries, see different positions, opinions… like your are doing now. Unfortunately, most of people are not like this. Forums are way too spread. At least here, we have a concentration of people.

    • roozbeh, again

      im not from the us (well not most of the time). i disliked you just because you said that

  • andy

    Cool list. Any chance of seeing any of these games apart from Forza and Ryse actually running on Xbox One hardware??? The console is releasing in less than 3 months you know?

    • boe2

      At least a few games I tried at gamescom were definitely running on Xbox One consoles, I wouldn’t worry too much about that ;)

      • roozbeh, again

        were they good? PAX is gonna be so sweet if so

        • Nitemare

          I DOWNVOTE EVERYONE OF YOUR POSTS ROOZBEH, AGAIN

          • roozbeh, again

            Power to you mate. I don’t have that much free time or else I would have done it myself.

          • Nitemare

            HAHAHHA I READ IN ANOTHER POST THAT YOU’RE ON VACATION YET YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FREE TIME? WHAT A LIER! WHO IS SAD ENOUGH TO POST HERE WHEN THEY’RE ON VACATION, SAD LIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

          • roozbeh, again

            Has it occurred to you that i have to spend time with my family? Friends that I haven’t seen in years?
            Right now as we are arguing i’m in a long line for my niece.
            Bash away. I don’t care.

          • Nitemare

            HAHAHAHA

            ‘I HAVE SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, NIECE, LIFE ETC… IT’S NOT LIKE I HAVE TIME TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE OF YOUR COMMENTS….’ O WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!

            LOL CONTINUE REPLYING TO EVERYTHING I SAY TO SHOW HOW FULFILLING YOUR LIFE IS PLEASE

  • roozbeh, again

    off topic.

    to all you fellow tech guys. check this out. a very interesting read.

    http://www.extremetech com/gaming/164934-xbox-one-bus-bandwidths-graphics-capabilities-and-odd-soc-architecture-confirmed-by-microsoft

    • Nick Peck

      Thanks for the link, that was a good read :) I will always prefer closed systems because the hardware can be used in so many different ways to boost overall performance.

      See, the system is no slouch after all haters!! Even with some higher #’s on the ps4, you won’t see anything that will look better anyways so it’s a worthless point to keep driving on.

      • evilfangs .

        I didn’t understand anything from them specs, care to explain a little for the idiots like me? :)

        • roozbeh, again

          i’ll keep it short. the esram in the thingy mibob is real important. you hear?

          • Death Dealer

            What’s truly important is that the design of the Xbox One is nearly bottleneck free, that’s what’s so amazing about it. There are so many data caches and then the co-processors to offload strain from the GPU that it is quite a marvel of engineering.
            My only hope is that the software side of things is pretty much done for MS now as well, so developers can tap into it.

  • Timothy Hames

    My guess is PAX or at Halo Fest is when we know the date for Xbox 1

  • Timothy Hames

    My guess for Xbox 1 is going to be the week of the 15th.

    11/11/13 sounds about right to me.

    • Nitemare

      SHUT UP SILLY LIER!!! STOP LYING TO EVERYONE

      • slasaru

        You are starting to annoy, really

        • Nitemare

          OHH BOO HOO, SOMEONE IS ANNOYING ME ONLINE. LET ME CALL THE BACKBONE POLICE FOR YOU

  • Nick Peck

    It will, they know people want the feature but they can’t and won’t say when. They have a lot of other things to get done first before the system comes out so their worries lie there first.

    I think Phil was speaking more open than Marc, but that’s ok, that’s just how the game is played with the suites as they have to watch how they word things (sadly, gotta love the internet these days lol).

  • Nick Peck

    Or just change it and be done with it? It takes like 2 min to do :D

  • Dragonborn

    I got to play Ryse on an X1 at the Toronto FanExpo and it was awesome. I hope everyone attending Pax has a great time. Hopefully “surprises at the booth, including games that I’m not at liberty to divulge . . . yet.” means more game announcements which is always welcome. I am so excited to get the console when it is released.

  • Death Dealer

    Thank you, but I remember someone here with “contacts within MS” saying that this was always the case quite some time ago when the DRM policy changed. There will be a difference though, you won’t be able to go offline when playing someone’s shared game anymore. It will be ALWAYS ONLINE instead of a once in 24 hour license file update with the current policies still in place.

  • Guest

    Sony won GamesCom’s best of console award by cheating. NONE of their games were running on actual PS4 hardware. The executive editor of IGN confirmed this. What a joke!

    • xjumper

      Its called a devkit for a reason.

      • roozbeh, again

        i read the article, it seems some of them were on pc the whole time during the last few months. not that is something bad. it is industry practice. it was the fanboys making it sound bad for both sides

        • mus1CKFps

          its called a dev kit for a reason devkits mainly consist of PCs with the specs of the next gen consoles or the consoles themselves

          • roozbeh, again

            no, a dev kit is running of the os of the system itself.
            a pc with the specs of a ps4 running on windows is not a dev kit.

          • mus1CKFps

            devkit
            Web definitions
            A software development kit (SDK or “devkit”) is typically a set of development tools that allows for the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar platform.

            So basically this means its the OS but it can be run off of anything not to mention if you want to throw that card in there the xbox one at E3 some of the Devkits were running on Windows 7 with GTX 780s your point is ?

          • roozbeh, again

            well thats a not a definition of sdk for a game console. it has to be the same architecture and os as the retail system. it just has to allow software development for the devs.
            my point is that it is not a bad thing for either sony and microsoft to do. if you are going to bash them for that then you need to cool off a little

          • mus1CKFps

            im not bashing them im glad we were able to have an actual conversation sorry if you think i was being heated towards you I’m getting both systems and i want them both to succeed theres not hate from me im a gamer i play on PC as well

            i also figured you were trying to bash a system thats why i threw that up there

          • roozbeh, again

            likewise. I game only on everything

    • Nitemare

      SHUT UP LIER!!! STOP LYING TO EVERYONE

    • bmw1204

      And at e3 the Xbox ones for the public to use were high end windows 7 PC’s. Google it!

  • John F Xontic

    PLEASE bring an Xbox meet to Long Island. I believe there is a Microsoft store at Roosevelt Field Mall. I would really love to get my hands on it, and it is a hugely populated mall.

  • Not_A_PC_Gamer

    This also means the DRM is coming back.. Again Classic “Bait and Switch” by Microsoft. Very glad I won’t be a part of it. Instead I’ll be borrowing the system if there is anything I want to play down the line.

  • SkyDemonz360

    Will there be any new Halo 4 DLC? Im not talking about the champions bundle btw.

  • Fernando Coli Viotto

    Wrong thread

    • roozbeh, again

      brazil is supported day one.
      is PAX even in brazil?

  • tenbob1972

    are we going to find out when we can own our consoles at PAX .

    i speak for myself but i think others think the way i do too .so Microsoft we had to put up with a lot of BS what with DRM then no DRM indies language problems etc that we did not have to put up with in the lead up to the 360 launch.

    we knew when it would be available well in advance of the console launching and we were not force to buy the system with a kinect sensor we did not want or care for in fact you did not even need to buy a hard disk if you did not want it.
    so for the sake of good will please give us the launch date
    thank you.

    • Nick Peck

      You just have to wait until they want to do it. Nothing more, nothing less. Patience is a virtue. Of course we all want to know :)

      The DRM wasn’t as bad as people made it out to be (game on a pc?), however, it’s not happening and didn’t case ANYONE (us customers) any time or money. It’s time to stop beating the dead horse and move on.

      No one is forcing kinect on you, if you don’t want it, don’t buy the system and move on. No one forces you to buy anything, so if you have bad self control, that’s not anyone else’s fault but your own.

      • tenbob1972

        Am I such a bad guy for wanting the console so badly. As for DRM it did not bother me one bit as I buy all games I want to play on the first day of release somes time sooner of the net. Kinect on the other hand that is something I feel is being pushed on us , were not given a option. You see am in my 40s I have a beer gut that homer simpson would be proud of. I got rid of my woman the only one who had any interest in kinects. All I want to do is sit back with a beer a play amazing game not wave my arms about like some one with special needs . And am not getting of my couch for no one.

      • tenbob1972

        Am I such a bad guy for wanting to know when I get my console ?
        As for kinect am in my 40s do you realy think I want jump and wave my arms about.?
        Kinect does not efect the games I play so why would I need it?.
        Don’t care about DRM .
        Just one last thought if ms relased a version of the console without kinect but £100 cheeper how many would buy it with kinect?.

        • ImperialAgent

          boo-f*ckin-hoo. Go cry on your own. Tired of shamefully pathetic idiots whining on the internet 24/7. Have some f*ckin dignity about yourself ffs…………………

          • tenbob1972

            How about returning to your parent basment? Well your moms anyway as im sure you have not got a farther.

        • Nick Peck

          Why sit here and cry about kinect, it is NOT being removed. Why bring up DRM? It’s NOT there…. I don’t care how many people would buy it without kinect, because most people that are complaining about it aren’t getting the system anyways.

          Not to mention once all of the ps4 only guys get bored with the 1 game they have they will end up buying an XBO at some point regardless if it has kinect or not.

          Why not try to realize why they are keeping the kinect with the system. Add on’s don’t sell that well and aren’t supported by every dev. Now, with everyone having one all of the dev’s will add things to support it in big and small ways.

          If $100 more is to much, don’t buy it and move on, the system is selling very well and will continue to.

          • tenbob1972

            Well becuse its the kinect that’s the problem. it’s not needed for the console to work so that just make it another piece of worthless tat . Sorry it’s not worthless it costs around 100 bucks. Like I said mine going back the box and never comming out . again. O and I never asked your opinion on DRM I said I don’t care about it.

    • HybridTheory85

      Just wait. 360 date was also announced mid September. So its not that they are late or something. :)

  • Adam Shields

    Are you claiming PS4 runs B4 with LESS than 64 players at 60FPS? From what I’ve read it’s STILL 66 players (64 plus 2 commanders) at 60FPS. The only speculation is whether that will be a 1080p or a 720p framerate. Even given that, MOST people don’t immediately recognize the differences between 1080p 60fps or 720p 60fps, contrary to popular belief. Side by sides…it’s fairly obvious. Most people simply haven’t develop an eye for it. At this point, all of it is simply numbers people can quantify to get excited about. I only get interested in it anymore for the technical reasons…and I can see the differences. -Adam

  • mus1CKFps

    This is amazing, can’t wait to see the beta build of BF4 and i’d like to hope you guys will be giving us a release date because quite frankly i need a date

  • roozbeh, again

    well see you later guys. off to PAX

  • Sir Louie

    I love to see all this crazy talk from people.. The kinect play an amazing role with the xbox.. Even if its just saying xbox on.. and the damn thing pulls up your profile turns on your tv and your ready to go.. Innovation at its finest point.. Yeah cheaper is always great.. And I could do with out the thing but I can’t do with out my Xbone.. Sony just don’t cut it for me.. Like half of the fellow members who feel betrayed by Microsoft I have the same feeling toward Sony..

  • tenbob1972

    What I have seen so far of the two consoles the PS 4 is the under dog not because of its hardware but beacuse if its software. Microsoft has always had the edge there and always will. Don’t worry about tech specs both consoles are ruffley the same.

  • tenbob1972

    I don’t know what ever ones getting so uptight about. Its common practice to use dev kits and both Microsoft and sony do. As most of the time there is little or no hardware manufactured.
    people want to see what they can expect. So that’s why they do it and at any rate both companies are not trying to pull a fast one.

  • Orlɛanž

    PS4: Over 2 million pre-orders at GS :).
    Xboner: Only 600,000 pre-orders at GS :(

    Another Playstation domination.

    • Wbmaster

      no please, again not

 
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