June 16th 2014 1:10 pm PT

One Last Look at E3 2014

E3 is a lot like a theme park ride – a long buildup of anticipation followed by a non-stop, exhilarating rush excitement. Then, before you know it, it’s all over; though there’s plenty to talk about for months to come.

As we look back on everything E3 2014 one last time, we thought we’d take it a step further, sharing an inside look on how the whole show comes together, from the press conference, fan events, and the experience of being on the show floor with hundreds of unreleased games. Take a look:

Our friends at Xbox Wire (follow them on Twitter!) spent the week of E3 checking out dozens of great games that will be coming to Xbox in 2014 and beyond. Here’s an exhaustive list of stories you’re going to want to catch up on:

Sunset Overdrive Is 8 Times Crazier With Friends

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Puts More Than a Decade of Halo on One Disc

Forza Horizon 2 Takes Racers Off the Beaten Path

Crackdown Returns With Even More Mayhem on Xbox One

Killer Instinct: Season 2 Reveals T.J. Combo, Combines Classic with New

Fable Legends Pits One Villain Against Four Heroes

D4 Brings the Bizarre to Life, David Lynch-Style

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Is Actually a Thing

Ori and the Blind Forest Combines Beauty and Skill

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Brings Tactical Intensity to Xbox One

Far Cry 4 is Not the Himalayan Vacation You Planned For

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Leaps into Action with Futuristic Combat

Batman: Arkham Knight Puts Fear into Your Enemies

Work as a Team or Suffer a Grisly Death in Evolve

Dead Island 2 Promises the Zombie Apocalypse of Your Dreams

Alien: Isolation Mixes Survival and Scares

Dance Central Spotlight Brings Its Best Moves to Xbox One

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is A Beautiful, Butt-Kicking Ballet of Death

Fight to Survive in Dying Light

Mortal Kombat X is Extra Gross, Extra Fun

Homefront: The Revolution Aims to Take the Power Back

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Sprinkles Some Pixie Dust on the Rhythm-Game Genre

Waiting for the Snowdrop in Tom Clancy’s The Division

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Shoots for the Moon

Character Rules in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Battlefield Hardline Brings Cops, Robbers, and Collateral Damage

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Places Players Amidst the Bloody Bourgeoisie

We Can Be Heroes in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

Hyper Light Drifter: An Homage to the Classics

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: A Fun Date With Evil Aliens and Bunnies

Homefront: The Revolution Developer Crytek UK Opens Up About Igniting an Uprising

Metro Redux Beckons Brave Players Back Underground

The Evil Within Brings the Goosebumps

E3 By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Death Dealer

    Great recap!

  • Fearful Symmetry

    Ori is stunning, that short trailer has been stuck in my head for days now

  • Jorge Garza

    When can we expect to see Ryse on Deals with Gold as promised?

    • Kevin Drawdy

      It was already put to 40 dollars before as they promised.

      • Jorge Garza

        Are you serious? Because I only saw the Forza 5 sale…

        • Kevin Drawdy

          Yea it was early in the cycle, when they said they were going to try a cheaper digital that was the game they tested on at 40$

          • Jorge Garza

            Nah man, that was like 4 months ago. They said like 1 month ago when they announced the Games with Gold on Xbox One that they were introducing Deals with Gold on Xbox One, starting with big discounts on Forza 5 and Ryse.

          • Kevin Drawdy

            I only remember forza 5 being announced but I could have missed the ryse announcement. My bad. I’m sure it will be put on the eventually.

          • lee gutierrez

            tomb raider definitive edition is 30$ on deals with gold

          • Lucky13X

            I feel like a fool for paying $40 for that and thief. I have yet to play either game very much at all.

          • Gazza!!!

            Strider is 50% off as well.

  • Hugoku

    Need more Cuphead!

  • Realmusik Recordz

    nice behind the scenes….alot of hard work going on there. Bring Back Xbox 360 guide button…also avatar and avatar store and make it all on the main page like the 360!! I put my thoughts on that forum page but theres a thousand of ideas and im afraid my idea want get heard there. This is the biggest change you guys need to make..i beg you. It will put everything back on the right track. The xbox 360 is amazing still!!! Build from it.

  • Some Person

    Imagine that… Rockstar games on sale again. It’s nice to see Microsoft listen to it’s customers.

  • deadbox102

    Please keep working on illumiroom. Would be a much better experience than a virtual goggles.

  • Lucky13X

    no phantom dust?

  • jase

    Not impressed with the first party stuff. There is nothing that i want to buy. Think im going to have to switch to pc gaming for a while as i want to play elite

  • Does Not Equal

    Always on XBLDB dot com.

    • Toni Heinze

      also any way to find out xbox one deals? am i blind or was there nothing to find on this site?

      • Does Not Equal

        XBLDB doesn’t list those yet, probably because the One web store isn’t as user-friendly as the 360 store is.

  • maxy

    Rockstar sale

  • Guest

    Hey Microsoft! Great E3! Takeover time though, BUY CAPCOM NOW and own all of their IP and studios!

    • Guest

      After what they did to Rare?

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    I really want to buy Halo:the master chief collection and Assassins creed:unity! i hope they give the release dates soon!

  • Brad

    I’m sure you just want to put May behind you and keep your fingers crossed for June.

  • PawnSacrifices

    Great to see Ubi Soft & Square Enix supporting Xbox with world premiers.
    I’m a huge fan of both Assassin’s & Tomb Raider games.
    Question though; What the [blank] is up with Bungie?
    I thought they went 3rd party so they could have freedom, just saying. (seem to be sucking up to Sony pretty bad)