Poll: Which was your favorite announcement from the Xbox E3 2014 event?

Xbox E3 2014

Today was a rather busy day for Xbox fans with numerous new announcements to soak through, but there's something we're just dying to ask you all. Just which was your favorite announcement of the morning? Head past the break to vote in the poll and sound off in the comments on your highlights fro Microsoft's Media Briefing event.

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Poll: Which was your favorite announcement from the Xbox E3 2014 event?


hahaha its not that all bad! I love to get home and say "Xbox On!" and run netflix while im making some food or doing something else without having to reach a controller nor smartglass.

Your comment makes me smile :) one of my favourite things is coming home and saying 'Xbox On', its so easy, and there's so many other things that make having a kinect brilliant that I can't see an xbox one without it being as special.

Well, except for the fact that the June update actually screwed up a LOT of the functionality (I've already contacted MS about fixing it), up to this point I loved not just using voice but also gestures to control all my media.  I don't play games on the Xbox One (I'm strictly a PC gamer) but I absolutely am moving toward a lot more home automation, to include media.  Not having to dig that stupid controller out of the drawer is a huge plus for me.

everything still works for me after the june update - whats screwed up? My Xbox On was hit or miss but its now more consistently hit than miss after June update.

it's sad that the "xbox on" command is limited to a few countries. And what's more stupid is that I can't use my Xbox One in english without changing the country and mess up all my services, only Microsoft is that stupid.

I agree. However, the Xbox now needs to work better without Kinect. They also need to speed up the boot up time, speed in UI, and turning off. If it is in energy saving mode to turn off, and not standby, it takes forever to boot, unlike my ps4.

Honestly, i have an Xbox one, (mind you I haven't touched it in months because my PC plays every game I want but much better) and the Kinect makes the One. I honestly wouldn't want an Xbox with out it.

Same here so I was hoping we see new Kinect games. Other than Dance Central Spotlight nothing announced it seems. Hopefully Ubisoft will have something to announce (fitness evolved one?).

Other than little kids and niche party games it seems the best use of Kinect for games is to augment the primary experience. Used correctly developers can still build an enhanced experience for those that have Kinect (which will hopefully be most). Small changes that add up to over all value vs "the killer feature".


A good example of this was Mass Effect 2/3 on the 360. The first time I played through the game I had the Kinect and used the "Garris, concussive shot" type commands a LOT. I later gave my Kinect to the Kids (yes I had my own 360) and so didn't have the voice options for future playthroughs. I missed it at first but got used to not having it.

They need to remove the "Xbox select" abs go back to allowing you to just say the selection like the previous Kinect.

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Don't listen to immaturity. I own all of them and play PC games. I was impressed with the non stop gaming footage today.. Wow

How do you know he's a Sony fanboy?  He could be like me and hate console gaming.  I only play PC-based games.  The ONLY reason I broke down and bought the Xbox One was because I want to have voice and gesture control of all our media/home entertainment and, eventually, the rest of home automation.

LOL,I got a PS2 6 years ago,I cant believe I'm being called a fan boy for no apparent reason. And like Scubadog says, that one of the reasons is that I game on my PC, and the second reason is that it'll be pretty hard to convince my parents to invest money in a next gen gaming console.I got a PS2 after I topped in class 6, I'll need a miracle to do the same in college and get an Xbox One xD

I know this is sort of off topic, but does anyone know if/when there will be any announcements about Batman Arkham Knight at E3?

Never actually heard of it before, what platform was it? Sunset Overdrive got me last year, still looks amazing. That Limbo 2 (I forget the name) looked good. The arcade/indie selection seemed to be my favourite this year.

Wasn't really anything new to get excited about, for me at least. Might buy an xbone when crackdown comes out if it's good, otherwise waiting for Halo 5.

halo collection, because it means I will have a SP3 and XB1 by this november. now I just need infinite pounds to buy them + everything MS releases in the future.

The Divison.... One of the 3 games I'm getting in the next 18 months, as everything else other than Rise Of Tomb Raider and Diablo 3 for XB1 looks crap

I still can't get the hype with Halo. They're still crap games to me. Tried to like them. Finished the first two. Still don't understand.

I'm with you there but my kids love the Halo games (since they were little) - as do most of their friends. Halo and Call of Duty. Call of Duty and Halo. I'm more of a Battlefield and (hopefully) The Division style player myself.


Maturity maybe? j/k - sorta

Crackdown, Halo collection and beta and lastly, did anyone else notice the Gears of War cog/skull in the end VT after Phil Spencer wrapped it up. New GoW please....

I guess forza horizon 2 only because its for the 360 as well. I'll invest in an xbox one when its cheaper.

Screw halo master chief collection bs. Don't you remember halo anniversary addition!!! Waste of money. Was hoping to see halo 5 GAMEPLAY footage... anyway AC unity looks the best, assassins look like they move better/more natural. Division can't come soon enough either

so screw last of us remastered edition too? this only came like 6 months ago. also halo master chief edition is not only the anniversary one is 4 games in one and I dont see any waste of money by getting 4 games in one a 100 multiplayer maps

I was actually disappointed with the announcement. I wanted to hear more about Kinect development, more improvements coming to the system itself, etc. Instead Kinect seems all but dead, just as I feared now that they have unbundled it. Devs now have little incentive to move forward with integrating it into their games. Sigh. Unfortunately the senseless masses won. Microsoft caved. Those wanting to move ahead are now relegated to the desires of the lowest common denominator.

One question, why with all of the advancements in realism are game graphics designed to be so shiny? I am guessing there is a legit reason, but game characters all look like they need to wipe to oil off their faces. Tone down the oil layer and it seems the graphics would be that much better.

Honestly, i've been so obsessed with titanfall lately (some of these regeneration challenges, are just that, serious challenges), none of what i see there interests me all that much.

If titanfall bores me out, i may check out forza horizon, that kept me busy between games for a while on the 360.

Next game i'll probably really care about is batman

Definitely the Platinum exclusive! Also, you can't please everyone, before was the kinect focus, now it's the lack of kinect games. Well, geeks are the winniest people in the universe. I love my Kinected Xbox One, it really stands out. Love voice controls.
Also, it seems WPC users are not much console gamers. Fair play, either way. Really loved Xbox One presentation. Well done Phil, you sounded honest.
Just bought Wolfenstein: The New Order, through Xbox Live store to celebrate (too bad it took 30 min for 5%, so far).

Halo. I haven't played them before, but now that they are based on Windows Phone 8.1, I'll be checking them out. Star Wars looked pretty cool too.

NOTHING! Wake me up when GTA V is available. If I knew it was gonna be this long, I wouldn't have been the first one on my block with an Xbox One.

Halo 5: Guardians
Halo: Master Chief Collection
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Sunset Overdrive
Tom Clancy's The Division


I was already looking forward to evolve so no surprise there. I love the current tomb raider series, so I'm all about that.

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