After sitting through this morning's Nintendo press conference, it's Microsoft's turn next - their conference was scheduled to kick off at 11.30 CEST / 10.30 BST, but has been pushed back to 1pm CEST / 12 midday BST, so you've got an hour or so to argue on the forum about whether the fact that Mario is in Nintendo's new football game means that they don't know how to innovate or that they just know how to use a strong character franchise to drive forward a good game. Be sure to roll your eyes and assume that everyond disagreeing with you is 14 years old, for good measure. We'll be back at midday BST with all the fun of the fair from Microsoft's conference, so check back on this very page at that point!

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    Xerx3s 12 years ago
    Oh dear. No, Leipzig isn't LA. It's just a thousand years older, full of history, and one of the most interesting and rapidly changing and developing cities in Europe at the moment.

    Yeh, we know that, but what about the booth babes? All cities should be full of them! ;p
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    spongebob: XBox failed ? What does that mean ? Did the people who used and still uses the XBox, had a bad time playing it ?, Were they unhappier regarding the other gamers ? Or are you talking about shareholders ?, But if you are, MS does not have the shares segmented by division...
    KillahSouljah 12 years ago
    What a bloody DRAG...
    killyourtv 12 years ago
    does today exist?
    Triggerhappytel 12 years ago
    chupachups - "I don't think anyone buys PlayStation consoles for the first party stuff."

    Is that the first-party titles including God Of War, Gran Turismo, Shadow of the Colossus, SingStar, Ratchet, Jak, Ico or Socom?

    They are all massive sellers (especially GT) or hugely critically acclaimed, and I think Sony produces some much better games than people give them credit for.
    Triggerhappytel 12 years ago
    What a fucking dire conference. Where are the games?!

    I don't give a shit about hardware or statistics or anything like that; I just want to see good games which will make me buy the console.

    The Nintendo one was just as bad. When's the Sony one happening? It'll probably be the same; I think they're saving all their announcements until TGS.
    UncleLou 12 years ago
    Yeah, ignorance is always a good bait for me. :p
    secombe 12 years ago
    "The FIFA Soccer 2007 game uses a brand new graphics engine that took over two years to develop!!! This is the sort of game that will be ABSOLUTELY AMAZING in High-Definition video and 5.1 Digital sound that only the Xbox 360 offers to Soccer fans!!!"

    All pointless if the game still doesn't play like real football.
    Carrybagma 12 years ago
    You are a huge fan of posting tedious crap.

    Sincerely,

    Carrybagma
    mike_mgoblue 12 years ago
    12 MONTH OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVITY DEAL:

    The OFFICIAL exclusivity deal says that the software will remain exclusive to the Xbox 360 for a period of 12 Months.

    This website makes it clear: http://www.gamersreports.com/news/3558/

    The words "this year" do not just apply to the end of 2006. The contract SPECIFICALLY says that the soccer software will remain Exlusive to the Xbox 360 for Twelve Months.

    The Twelve Month Exclusivity applies to both the EA Soccer game and the Konami Soccer game. The Xbox 360 was the official licensed sponsor of the Soccer World Cup. You can read about these things on this website: http://www.eurogamer.net/article_discuss...

    Look at the times 11:26:06 and 12:29:21 at the bottom if you just want to read about the details of the Soccer games being exclusive for a 12-month period of time.

    I am a HUGE fan of Soccer games, and I am REALLY looking forward to playing Soccer on the Xbox 360. The FIFA Soccer 2007 game uses a brand new graphics engine that took over two years to develop!!! This is the sort of game that will be ABSOLUTELY AMAZING in High-Definition video and 5.1 Digital sound that only the Xbox 360 offers to Soccer fans!!!
    bloodflowers 12 years ago
    The commentary was an entertaining read. Can we get some pictures of the Nintendo womans nipple please? I'm significantly older than 14, but it might be enough to wake me up after the torrent of *boring crap* the games industry is hoping we'll graze on.
    UncleLou 12 years ago
    This is not LA. There is no other reason to go to Liepzig than for games new and quite frankly if we can't win their world cup I'm not buying their BMWs.

    Please oh please tell me there are booth babes or something and that anyone who went; their time was not wasted.

    Oh dear. No, Leipzig isn't LA. It's just a thousand years older, full of history, and one of the most interesting and rapidly changing and developing cities in Europe at the moment.
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    And... how can a game that's called FIFA07 be called one-year exclusive ? when it's come out to other platform it should be called FIFA08, no ?
    captain-future 12 years ago
    @Dexter: apropos Nintendo woman: this one?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigold/2227...
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    well, I wont be getting FIFA07 until I beat those damn Global Challenges @ FIFA World Cup.

    Solomon Island's Federation must have paid a lot of money to EA, some US friends of mine think they are as good as Brasil or even Portugal.
    Xerx3s 12 years ago
    Btw EG, why only focus on the ninty and MS things? why not have stuff on the other things? Like an interview about bioshock eh? ;)
    BartonFink 12 years ago
    Comedy gold this thread :)
    Xerx3s 12 years ago
    WTF is happenning with Sony's conference?

    Cookiemonster ate it. ;p Nah, I thought that sony didn't have one on the GC, just demo's. :\

    And lol @ this thread, i've already put 2 ppl on ignore in the past 5 min's. 0_o
    Lex_Luthor 12 years ago
    "Dilly, you wanna make a bet on this forum that Bioshock comes out on PS3"

    I'd have thought the fact it was a western RPG(It is, isn't it?) would be safe enough reason to think no PS3 version is coming. You want western RPGs? Buy a 360 or get them on your PC. Simple as that.

    "you uptight MS fanoy?"

    I'm unsure if you were going for 'fanboy' or 'fanny' here(Though either is probably true ;)), but you may want to take a look in the mirror old boy(Though not wrt the 'ms' bit obviously).
    yiannis 12 years ago
    "after a rather 'meh!' nintendo conference what will this bunch have to say? "




    VISTA IS ACE!!!!!

    :D
    Vic 12 years ago
    Dilly, you wanna make a bet on this forum that Bioshock comes out on PS3 you uptight MS fanoy?

    It's hard to take when your MS-dominated world crumbles around you isn't it?
    Vic 12 years ago
    Oh come on, I was joking, even about his English.

    FFS get a grip
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    redd: ;)
    redd 12 years ago
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    No worries whatsoever (nor even with Vic), I happen to enjoy England quite a bit. As a matter of fact I've not even been to Madrid but I allready went to London thrice (shame about the prices, though...).
    HenryMancini 12 years ago
    Vic, you have just proved yourself to be a cock of the highest order.

    miiguel - apologies on behalf of my half-witted compatriot!
    Razzajazz 12 years ago
    So Vic, adding offensiveness to your quite stunning brand of ignorance, I see. Quite a feather in your cap...
    Vic 12 years ago
    Errr....me no speako Dago.
    Vic 12 years ago
    The point is, no PS3 games have even been released yet. All prices subject to change etc.

    Shit, Peter Moore is probably reading this and wanking over his monitor.
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    BartonFink 12 years ago
    You are just too much stoppit yer killin me - rofl.
    AOFanboi 12 years ago
    The XBox 360 with PES6 exclusive will trash the PS3 the same way the Dreamcast with the Soul Calibur exclusive trashed the PS2...

    I guess XBox 360 fanbois have to post on Eurogamer because they've completed the few good games for their electrical stove. And cannot stomach the fact that stinkin' UNO on XBLA is the best-selling game for the platform! Yay for playing cards in 720p!
    BartonFink 12 years ago
    They have given up and gone home?
    Balle 12 years ago
    Anyone knows what happened to the Sony press conference?
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    I buy all my games at 40 quid in Amazon or Play.com . Amazon are accepting pre-orders on many PS3 games at 50 quid.

    I completly agree on my crappy english, but I bet my portuguese is much much better than yours, wanna check ?
    BartonFink 12 years ago
    Man I just don't know where to start with this one.

    I bet the usual Sony fanbois are seething and dismissing this news all over the shop.

    LOL
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    No on knows the price of the PS3 games, don't make false assumptions like that.
    Vic 12 years ago
    Btw, your English is superb, keep it up.
    Vic 12 years ago
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    Vic: yeah, PS2 is the landmark of online play...

    aditional info: 360 games are 40 quid not 50, maybe you mistaken with PS3 wich are in fact 50!
    Vic 12 years ago
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    WTF is happenning with Sony's conference?
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    slightly-off-topic: How can PS3 not begun its production phase yet ? Is it possible to make > 2 million units in 2.5 months (assuming they'll start until the end of the week) ?
    Razzajazz 12 years ago
    herod, I agree with you whole-heartedly, but you must admit that the bickering is hilarious! When you got legends on here like PS3lol, all you can do is laugh at their crippling stupidity. I decided a long time ago that I just want to play good games, and I don't care if there on 360, PS3, Wii, or even mobile for gawd's sake.

    I just find some of the extremes that people go to staggering! Do people really define who they are by which console they have? That's pretty lame, but funny!

    As for my 2-penneth-worth, it was pretty obvious that PS3 wouldn't see FIFA or PES in 2006, but MS are pretty smart. If they can repeat that "Home of football" mantra over and over again, and if there are significant differences between the current-gen and next-gen versions (which, tbh, there probably won't be), it will definitely help them.
    Vic 12 years ago
    Dilly:

    Btw, Bioshock is coming to PS3.
    Vic 12 years ago
    Oh the irony! What's even more laughable is all the Sony fanboys realising that they won't be able to play a next-gen football game for a year unless they fork out for a 360, while muttering to themselves "I'm still getting a PS3, I'll wait for the 'proper' next-gen FIFA and PES".

    FIFA 07 will not be 'next-gen' in any given way. One bad thing about EA is that they always use the lowest denominator when it comes to making their games. Sure, most ports are the same, however EA's are amongst the worse. Just look at FIFA 06.

    Even EG are saying that the 360 version looks like a slightly prettier version of the PS2 game.
    SeesThroughAll 12 years ago
    LOL @ how happy the MS fanboys are about this... Seriously, that's just pathetic. Get a life, you lot.
    Guff-Pipe 12 years ago
    Well Said.
    Guff-Pipe 12 years ago
    This is laughable. Jesus Christ........
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    You're the only flop around here mate.
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    herod: Guess you wont be accepting my Friend Request then...
    ;)

    Vic: Laugh is good!
    Vic 12 years ago
    It makes me laugh seeing all these MS fanboys crawling out the woodwork at the first sign of good news for the 360, especially, LeDilettante and PS3lol. Are these guys MS shareholders? They seem obsessed with MS beating 'the evil empire that is Sony'!

    I love the way MS is trying to pass this off as some great exclusivity deal, despite the fact both games will be coming out on PS2. It was mentioned months ago, that neither game would be coming out on PS3, yet MS and its fanboys try to refesh this information, and churn it out like its earth-shattering news.
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    Condemend can be fun even after ending it, one can easyly enjoy the game 3 or 4 goes (appart that beeing the only way to unlock all GS).

    It's all a matter of taste I guess, as I really found Kameo to be an average game, slight above PDZ - Rare gave me some crap experiences on the 360.

    The games I was amazed so far:
    - Call of Duty 2 (of course)
    - Oblivion
    - Burnout 360 Revenge
    - Table Tennis
    - Need for Speed: Most Wanted

    And at some extent: Tomb Raider: Legend

    herod: You've got some pretty good games @ your list... What's the problem ? Maybe you like RPG's ?
    Anyway, I recomend you Burnout, it's a game so silly fun, that everyone I know enjoys, and it's beautifull on the 360.
    Darkuss 12 years ago
    guys, one question: when will the Sony conference begin?
    Sid-Nice 12 years ago
    Will Fifa 07 and PES 6 work properly on Live?
    Guff-Pipe 12 years ago
    Ps3lol = Micrococked Mentalist
    JediMasterMalik 12 years ago
    "PS3lol"... ROFL

    Mine has an extra letter, I'm smarter. ^_^
    Razzajazz 12 years ago
    @PS3lol

    Oh good, it seems that someone has finally turned up with a rational arguement....
    Fubdub 12 years ago
    If you buy the core system, you'll have to buy a 20 pounds memory card.
    I see your point with the core PS3 not being confirmed for Europe, but if you really want to put it up like that, then the core Xbox is about twice as much as the wii, and both play games, so there is really no reason to buy an Xbox either.

    The point I'm making is that you can't compare two unequal systems with each other. If you want to make comparisons, compare premium Xbox with PS3 core, or if PS3 core fails to launch in Europe (which I still think it will, but never mind) Xbox Premium with PS3 Premium.
    Inquisitor 12 years ago
    My 360 won't be getting a huge amount of use until pro evo comes out, I'll have to purchase a couple of extra controllers before then though. Until then, Just Cause and Dead Rising look like interesting purchases. I'll probably pick up Prey when it goes down in price and maybe King Kong and Condemned aswell (they're already cheap).
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    herod: What's your game list ? Care to send your gamertag ?
    Zuiyo 12 years ago
    No news of an arcade stick to play SFII online properly?

    Daumn!
    tiddles 12 years ago
    this Xmas the Average Joe will see that Xbox 360 is the only place to get their fave footy games...

    apart from on PS2, Xbox, PSP etc...
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    InfanticideRules: no worries mate. Got your point, however, PS3 is an expensive machine. Games are priced 75 Eur (@ Amazon, so in a store where I live it should be 100), there's no way to turn this question arround, or get a short cut..., it's a fact!
    I pretty sure that Sony execs know what they're doing, but I wonder if the crowd that put Cars on #1 of sales chart are going to go PS3.
    In my case, they must proove their machine is twice as good as my 360 and 4x as good as my furture Wii.

    Edit: crappy english.
    DaveTheHutt 12 years ago
    Love how the gormless US sites are mentioning this PES/FIFA news in passing as if it's not important. If it was Madden they'd be shitting themselves.

    Just shows how insular the US Media is.

    I'm no Xbox lover but this will shift units and, more importantly, perception for MSoft - this Xmas the Average Joe will see that Xbox 360 is the only place to get their fave footy games... and the idea that Xbox is the 'home of football' may well stick in their brains longer than the 1-year exclusivity deal.
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "What the fuck..? Roll a little ways up the page, & see the part where I describe how much I spent in purchasing my XBOX 360 t'other week. Then go away & y'know, feel bad about yourself. "

    That's how much you spent purchasing a 360, a 360 HDD, a wireless controller, a headset etc etc. It's a package price, not the price of the console itself.

    My point is that if you want to play a 360 game, the equipment to do so costs at least $360 in Europe. If you want to play a PS3 game the equipment costs at least $760. Can't you admit there's an enormous gap between those minimum outlays?
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    InfanticideRules: sorry to say but you were fooled:

    "http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/browse.html/r...

    345 Euros with Dead Rising.
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "You're comparing a Core 360 with a Premium PS3, way to instantly skew your findings. I was comparing the premium SKU's of both packages, as I don't consider the 360 Core in particular to be worthy of purchase. "

    The Core 360 runs all 360 games, most people buy consoles purely for the games. How is that not worth of a purchase?

    And I'd love to compare the Core 360 to a Core PS3, but Sony seems to not want to release such a thing in Europe and it's not available for pre-order here.


    "Like for like, it's still a lot less of a gap than the 2:1 ratio you were mentioning earlier."

    There is no option of like for like if Sony doesn't release a cheaper PS3. And you're assuming the price of a 360 now is the same as the price of a 360 when the PS3 is released, which I doubt very much despite Microsoft's predictable claims to the contrary.
    Pike 12 years ago
    Well, Sony I guess. Infanticideboy.

    But I assume you will deny this with the usual "I own all consoles, really" defense, that most foaming at the mouth idiots of your kind like to use.
    chupachups 12 years ago
    Fubdub 12 years ago
    400 euros = 513.175 USD
    600 euros = 769.859 USD

    Both prices are as far as I know including tax.
    guest-informant 12 years ago
    @infanticiderules

    When I upgrade me pc, it'll probably come with vista. It'll more than likely be quick enough to run vista an all. So, instant non split-screen multiplayer for me and anyone else in the same situation.


    See?
    Pike 12 years ago
    I see that we have a new contender for the coveted EG Superior Rabid Fanboy title in InfanticideRules.
    miiiguel 12 years ago
    It's funny hoe people call MS executives dumb this lightly. Send a resume fast to them, I heard they pay very well!
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    If MS paid for this exclusivity they're the biggest Idiots i've ever known what proper next gen Sports titile makes it to a consoles launch?

    A current gen port so even if MS didn't offer this deal to EA and Konami they wouldn't have made a FIFA or Pro Evo this year for the PS3 anyway because the timing would screw their schedule.

    I never expected to see a Pro Evo on the PS3 at launch anyway.

    So now it's next gen exclusive what termology will pop up next.
    Guff-Pipe 12 years ago
    Just done a sex wee and some blood came out. Im off to lie down.....
    guest-informant 12 years ago
    this windows vista being able to play against xbox is going to be a killer. Classic Microsoft leverage.

    It means next time anyone with a 360 upgrades their pc they've got instant multiplayer at home, with none of the split screen rubbishness. People will be doing sex wees over this, I'm telling yer.
    tiddles 12 years ago
    Microsoft: So you're not going to make a version of PES for PS3 this year?

    Konami: No, it's not worth it, we'll wait till next autumn...

    Microsoft: Brilliant! Does that mean we can have a next-gen 1 year exclusive?

    Konami: Hmmm, it'll cost you.


    No FIFA on PS3 this year is a bit of surprise... you think they'd manage to squeeze one out, as they did for X360's launch last year...
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "After all, Grand Theft Auto and Pro Evo were new once themselves, the gameplay sold them to the world. "

    Yes, but when they became established franchises they sold even better. And Sony didn't start either of those franchises, or Metal Gear Solid, or Tomb Raider, yet it was these brands and other third party stuff that did the most to sell PlayStations. I don't think anyone buys PlayStation consoles for the first party stuff.
    Turrican 12 years ago
    Microsoft really do seem to be throwing money at getting exclusives don't they? The question in my mind is whether Sony will release new brands that outsell the established brands that Microsoft is chasing. After all, Grand Theft Auto and Pro Evo were new once themselves, the gameplay sold them to the world.
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "Still I can't see PS3 owners defecting to the Xbox 360 just because it has FIFA 07 and PES 6"

    Not on its own, no, but nothing ever makes someone "defect" on its own, it's always an accumulation of things. In the case of the PS3, it could be the accumulation of:

    -a shortage of PS3s (Sony hasn't even started production) but a plentiful supply of Xbox 360s in the run up to Xmas

    -the PS3 costs $800 in Europe, the Xbox 360 only costs $400

    -no FIFA or PES on PS3

    -no Halo 3 on PS3

    -no rumble on PS3

    -no Live Arcade on PS3

    etc.

    Despite what journalists and fans would have us believe, no one factor is ever decisive, but a shopping basket of reasons can swing people one way or the other.
    quedex 12 years ago
    Carcassone, Alhambra and Die Siedler von Catan. Gonna be the best things on xbox live imo.

    Boardgames ftw :-)
    +1

    Nice to see that there is finally something interesting due out on the 360... ;-)
    MrChuckles 12 years ago
    Carcassone, Alhambra and Die Siedler von Catan. Gonna be the best things on xbox live imo.

    Boardgames ftw :-)
    Ace_McCloud 12 years ago
    "Still I can't see PS3 owners defecting to the Xbox 360 just because it has FIFA 07 and PES 6"

    But when the average consumer is looking at a console to buy, they're going to go for the one with the official games... no one owns a PS3 yet to be 'defecting'. They'll be 360 owners from the off.
    Darren 12 years ago
    Other websites like C&VG are now reporting the story as PES6 and FIFA 07 being Xbox 360 exclusives so it looks to be true.
    Darren 12 years ago
    The lack of a FIFA or PES game won't have any impact on the US PS3 market but it might in Europe and to a much lesser degree, Japan. Still I can't see PS3 owners defecting to the Xbox 360 just because it has FIFA 07 and PES 6, they just grumble about it, buy the PS2 versions and play them on the PS3 instead while they patiently wait for FIFA 08 and PES 7.
    xAx 12 years ago
    I might have missed it, but what was the BMW/Mini thing about?
    Xerx3s 12 years ago
    Oh, that last guy WASN'T the Company of Heroes chap. But the real Company of Heroes chap is back up, and saying broadly the same thing, so that's okay.

    Brilliant piece of professional reporting guys. ;p
    SeesThroughAll 12 years ago
    Xbox 360 owns football

    That's it, MS won.

    Still not buying one anytime soon.
    Lukus 12 years ago
    I'm more confused about the Fifa exclusivity- Especially if it's Fifa 2007. By the time the 12 months is over it'll be out of date. Surely this just means EA won't bother releasing it on PS3 at all and will just wait til 08.
    famasdan 12 years ago
    he better have some batterie left for the ps3!
    if he dosent he needs a swift kick in the u know what lol j/k
    gaselite 12 years ago
    PES6 TRAILER. NOW.
    Fatnick 12 years ago
    "I'm being an idiot aren't I? But I can't read this as 360 exclusive :|"

    It means there won't be a PS3 version - it'll be available on PS2 and the 360.
    Gurgeh 12 years ago
    NM misunderstood
    Stormflood 12 years ago
    oh, I've deleted my own idiot post.....
    kid666 12 years ago
    PES exclusive?! Now i really hate MS.
    tobi 12 years ago
    id rather have a ps3 pro evo than ps2 port so i'll glady wait for it on ps3.
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    Pro Evolution Soccer 6 gets its own extended trailer, now. To be perfectly honest, it looks like a slightly prettier version of the PS3 game.

    "Xbox 360 is the home of next-gen football."

    Real news at last! PES6 and FIFA 360 will be next-gen exclusives for 12 months. That'll put the killer pigeon among the cats! "Xbox 360 owns football," intones Lewis.

    SHOULD READ

    Pro Evolution Soccer 6 gets its own extended trailer, now. To be perfectly honest, it looks like a slightly prettier version of the PS2 game.

    "Xbox 360 is the home of next-gen football."

    Real news at last! PES6 and FIFA 360 will be 360 exclusives for 12 months. That'll put the killer pigeon among the cats! "Xbox 360 owns football," intones Lewis.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    That'd be right.

    Even worse than the Nintendo conference for new info, and they really dragged it out.
    Ace_McCloud 12 years ago
    i assume he means PES6 looks only slightly better than the PS2 version not the PS3 version.... or have I missed something???
    JonFE 12 years ago
    Ouch... This could hurt...
    killyourtv 12 years ago
    everyone knew pro evo and fifa werent coming to ps3 this year. well everyone knew about pro evo, and assuming you had read the ea interview this morning, you'd know that aswell. i wouldnt really call them exclusives, its more of a case where konami and ea decided against the hassle of making ps3 ones this year. anyway, why do i care, if its good, i'll get pes6
    groovychainsaw 12 years ago
    Bloody hell! No footie on PS3!!!! Thats not good for sony (in europe certainly, japan?)
    Gurgeh 12 years ago
    PES *and* FIFA Xbox 360 exclusive for 1 year?? :o
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    49.99 Euro is for the Live Vision cam, not for the Wireless Gaming Receiver.

    Please tell me they're going to at least ship it with a game.
    old_boy 12 years ago
    Settlers of Catan (sp?) rocks. One ofd the most fun board games I have played. Apart from really nasty horse racing.
    smelly 12 years ago
    Five million units in seven months preceeding the tradional summer tail-off, all the while unopposed by next-gen rivals is Dreamcastian.


    I doubt the dreamcast sold THAT many in its enitre life.
    Shrimp 12 years ago
    German boardgames on Live! Wooo!
    IMO 12 years ago
    The Wireless Gaming Receiver lets you play Xbox 360 peripherals on a Windows PC - 49.99 Euros is pretty steep though
    Dizzy 12 years ago
    "Carcassone, Alhambra and Die Siedler von Catan are all joining Xbox Live Arcade this year"

    Ohhh.. don't underestimated that! VERY popular boardgames and with the boardgame market having a big revival now that might be a good move.
    dragon12 12 years ago
    omg microsoft is pushing the hd-DVD
    Blerk 12 years ago
    No prices on any of this new kit, then?
    gth 12 years ago
    "Settlers of Catan" = VERY smart move Microsoft. This is gonna be the most successfull arcade game evaaaaaar
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "Carcassone, Alhambra and Die Siedler von Catan are all joining Xbox Live Arcade this year. Your guess is as good as ours, frankly - any Continental readers care to enlighten us ignorant island-dwellers about what on earth that lot are?"

    They're EXTREMELY popular board games, they've sold tens of millions of units each.

    Catan (aka Settlers of Catan) is a multiplayer strategy game about trying to establish settlements on an island. It's been converted to consoles before, on the PS2 and N-Gage, but it's never really had the success of the original board game. There are many expansion packs for Catan.

    I think Catan is a very wise thing to add to Live Arcade, because in multiplayer it's extremely addictive. Easy to learn, difficult to master etc.

    Carcassone is a bit harder to explain, you lay down tiles which form a town and you have to conquer them by laying down tokens but... you'd have to see it in play really. There are loads and loads of Carcassone expansion packs too.
    Jimster71 12 years ago
    Settlers Of Catan is a very poular boardgame, cool that it's coming to live!
    dragon12 12 years ago
    lol there are more new arcade games announced then new xbox 360 games
    Stupid_Fat_Hobbit 12 years ago
    Settlers of Catan!
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    WOW i never thjought Sony's E3 Press Conference could be beaten on the craptacular scale, which Nintendo currently holds the crown now, and it looks like MS is going to take that crown off Ninty. o_O

    I wonder if Sony will reclaim their crown back later today.

    Talk about MS being full of themselves, i thought Sony was bad.
    smelly 12 years ago
    can't believe Microsoft have only sold (shipped?) 5 million Xbox 360s worldwide upto the end of June, that's seven months right

    Erm.. They ONLY sold 20 million xboxs in its ENTIRE life.
    Darren 12 years ago
    I can't believe Microsoft have only sold (shipped?) 5 million Xbox 360s worldwide upto the end of June, that's seven months right. Sony hope to ship (which will mean selling) 4 million PS3's in just under two!!! If they do then it will make Microsoft's Xbox 360 sales figures look weak in comparison.
    tiddles 12 years ago
    So it's 10 million shipped rather than sold by Christmas now, is it?

    Now where have I heard that before? :)
    Darren 12 years ago
    Oh please not Flight Sim X, the demo of that game was decidedly underwhelming...
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "But what about xbox360 ?
    *bil gates come back*
    FUCK XBOX360 ITS ALL ABOUT VISTA NOW!!!!"

    That's true though, it IS all about Vista as far as Microsoft are concerned. The only things keeping MS alive is Windows and Office for Windows, so the company's survival depends entirely on the success of Vista. By contrast, Xbox 360 and Xbox do nothing for Microsoft but lose them money, they've never made any profit from their Xbox division.
    brim4brim 12 years ago
    It became interesting when E3 announced it was dead as we know it I guess.

    Nintendo's showing was pathetic.
    dragon12 12 years ago
    *bill gates walks on the stage*

    umm...windows vista will retail for $800!!!!

    *walks away*

    But what about xbox360 ?

    *bil gates come back*

    FUCK XBOX360 ITS ALL ABOUT VISTA NOW!!!!
    spazmo 12 years ago
    I'm not sure when these Leipzig Conferences became 'meaningfull' in the eyes of gamers?
    Blerk 12 years ago
    Are they going to talk about Xbox at any point?

    /drums fingers
    UncleLou 12 years ago
    The producer of Crysis is up now. He reckons Windows Vista is... Wait for it... Ace!

    Maybe the translator simply needs a synonym dictionary. :)
    Darren 12 years ago
    So these conferences are pretty dull affairs then or is it just because we're reading about them as opposed to seeing them? Whatever, I don't want to hear about bloody Windows Vista or Xbox Live Anyway, I want to hear about the games!
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "I WANT HALO 3 NEWS!!! >: ("

    PS3 will walk right into Halo 3... if the PS3 is released in 2008.
    dragon12 12 years ago
    ACE!!!!
    dragon12 12 years ago
    omfg windows vista wont sell systems

    MICROSOFT
    Doobie 12 years ago
    I WANT HALO 3 NEWS!!! >: (
    Blerk 12 years ago
    Whoa! That 'My Games' folder in Vista is a real system-seller! Stop the presses!
    JonFE 12 years ago
    I wonder, will they be showing Habu???
    famasdan 12 years ago
    microsoft is so into its self
    Whizzo 12 years ago
    "Or you could just use the Xbox Live head set...? "

    Yes very useful if you wanted to do a bit of video chatting in a group.

    Oh hold on it's the other thing, rather shit.
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "Now he talks about responsiveness, and reiterates that the ball is a completely detached element with its own physics - you can see this, in fact. When he stops touching it, it rolls away from the player."

    Erm... surely this has been done before in sports games?
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    "Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero"

    they must be crying with joy ... or something
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    if we're such a battleground how come we always get shit on in release schedules, and no i dont give a fuck about french localisation
    covfan 12 years ago
    Bah, wrong kind of Arrested Development. I was getting excited.
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    PGR4, looks like the junkie was right :D
    killyourtv 12 years ago
    stop mentioning 'kids' in your updates, it pisses me off
    famasdan 12 years ago
    booooooring i say booo-urns!
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    DX10 Blerk, Live Anywhere man ... anywhere!
    Pike 12 years ago
    RALLISPORT 3!

    No wait, that is not possible, ever since EA bought DICE. Blah!
    Universal_Hamster 12 years ago
    Forza 2 Wheel!
    /Bogles
    Blerk 12 years ago
    They're running all the 360 games on a laptop? :-D
    teamonkey 12 years ago
    I thought that read "looping porno reel." I think I need a new hobby.
    king_skins 12 years ago
    "There's no microphone on the 360 camera so it's not quite the copy that it could have been.

    Does seem a bit silly not having one though."

    Or you could just use the Xbox Live head set...?
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    It makes people more likely to buy an expensive wireless headset so they don't get caught up in the wire while flailing their arms around.
    Whizzo 12 years ago
    There's no microphone on the 360 camera so it's not quite the copy that it could have been.

    Does seem a bit silly not having one though.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    I hope Peter Molyneux's in the crowd, and they make him feel uncomfortable by pointing him out again. :D
    KillahSouljah 12 years ago
    Microsoft: We will be releasing a camera that does exactly what the PlayStation EyeToy does, we will in the furture release a new Wireless Motion Sensing Controller just like the PLAYSTATION 3's Wireless Controller, we plan to release a 60GB HDD, we will release a HUGE FAT HD-DVD Player that doesnt play games just movies.
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    tick tock ladies where is our conference
    symmetry 12 years ago
    ( . )( . )
    chupachups 12 years ago
    "Some people have a fear of quite harmless things. Such as foxgloves. Or sock puppets."

    But how do they watch Basil Brush?
    NthSimulachum 12 years ago
    I can see the headlines.

    Daily Mail:"Pesky Immigrants Sordid Game Affects House Prices"
    famasdan 12 years ago
    i have a idea for a new multi platform game clits n tits for ps3 the xbox360 and wii
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    they've got a clit twiddling game for the DS so why not :D
    glaeken 12 years ago
    Yeah maybe they can create some sort of nipple tweaking game with the Wiimote. I can see that being a big hit.
    OnlyMe 12 years ago
    Sock puppets are definately not harmless.
    mazzl 12 years ago
    so see here... this is a gaming site and still erect nipples get more response then nintendo'sa press conference
    nintendo should ditch mario and get a hot woman with hot nipples :)
    then make a erotic wrestling game for wii :D
    glaeken 12 years ago
    I honestly don't care about Darren and his lack of interest in female nipples.
    NthSimulachum 12 years ago
    It's possible he just doesn't like nipples. Some people have a fear of quite harmless things. Such as foxgloves. Or sock puppets.
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    wow are people bored....

    NIPPLES.

    /runs.
    Zuiyo 12 years ago
    That is precisely my point. Maybe Darren is not turned on by this particular set of nipples because they belong to a woman.
    glaeken 12 years ago
    Yes but the erect nipples we are anticipating were said to be attached to a hot female. I think you will find this makes all the difference.
    Zuiyo 12 years ago
    I did not mention nipples but women. If you're gay, erect nipples in a woman would not be stimulating whereas in a man they would. As far as I know.
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    ewww
    Zuiyo 12 years ago
    Maybe he's gay and does not fancy women sexually, you know. Never thought of that?
    KTroopA 12 years ago
    nipples = next gen

    fact
    glaeken 12 years ago
    So do you grow out of liking erect nipples then? I do hope not as I am getting on in years now.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    Erect penii would be pushing it Darren. ;)
    killyourtv 12 years ago
    not 14 here either. 23 actually
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    well i'm kind of 14, 14 * 2 :D

    thou not as fat as two 14 year olds
    smelly 12 years ago
    geesus.. yer all 14 years old.
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    going to pop up a thread in the forum to C&P to the plebs :D
    space_ace 12 years ago
    microsoft gc - microsoft gamecube? :)
    Darren 12 years ago
    I hope this conference is a damn sight more interesting than Nintendos. Erect nipples don't do anything for me...
    El_MUERkO 12 years ago
    after a rather 'meh!' nintendo conference what will this bunch have to say?
    Steroyd 12 years ago
    I really want a Wii. I really hate Mario. What do I do?

    Wait for EA to innovate their Footy title for the Wii.

    damn i can't type that with a straight face.
    BartonFink 12 years ago
    So they are going to have the Hoff then.
    Blerk sometimes I worry about you.
    Zero-Beat 12 years ago
    I really want a Wii. I really hate Mario. What do I do?

    Buy Zelda.
    Blerk 12 years ago
    Microsoft won't have nipples. They're God-fearing Americans. They'll have big, butch men. With guns. Possibly coated in oil.
    symmetry 12 years ago
    ▲Regarding opening paragraph▲

    I really want a Wii. I really hate Mario. What do I do?
    TwistidChimp 12 years ago
    Or you could go find the Bioshock stand and savagely beat them untill they give up some new information, screenies and ideally video footage.
    Tejstar 12 years ago
    Hopefully this will be more exciting than the Ninty one! Can't be any worse, surely?
    Dexter 12 years ago
    Maybe you can use the extra time to upload those pictures of the Nintendo nipple woman?