E3 2014: Microsoft's Phil Spencer Says Gamers "Won" E3

"It's wonderful to see our industry healthy," Head of Xbox says.

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When E3 ends, it's often debated which company "won" the show. According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, it wasn't Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo--or any other company for that matter--who "won," but rather gamers.

"We saw amazing games from innovative creators, developed for Xbox, Sony, and Nintendo. Some people have asked who 'won' this week and the answer is simple--the gamers," Spencer said in a post on the Xbox Wire. "It's wonderful to see our industry healthy and delivering what we all want--great games."

Spencer thanked fans for watching Microsoft's briefing on Monday, visiting the company's booth during the show all week, and reading about the new games coming out of the event. This holiday, Microsoft will deliver nine exclusive games for Xbox One*, and there's even more on the horizon, Spencer said.

"As we look ahead, our team is laser focused on delivering the best line-up of exclusive games and continuously working to deliver new features and improvements to Xbox One," Spencer said. "As always, we look forward to your feedback."

To that end, you can write to Microsoft at the company's new Xbox Feedback portal. So far, fans have submitted more than 169,000 votes since the site went live earlier this week. "As I said at our briefing, Xbox One is being built by you and we are better for it. I can't wait to hear your ideas," he said.

* 2014's Xbox One exclusives include: Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, Dance Central: Spotlight, Fantasia: Music Evolved, Project Spark, Killer Instinct Season 2, Fable Legends (the beta, at least).

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This answer is so cheap, but true enough :P

I do have a feeling Nintendo made most people really halpy this year, and their presentation was funny and filled with good titles.

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Console gamers won. Because according to Spencer PC gamers don't have a place at E3. They should get the fuc... out and attend their MOBA tournaments because - according to Spencer - that's what PC gamers do all the day...

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You're being an id*ot by misquoting the man. Was he wrong in saying that E3 is primarily about console games? Well, I dunno, you tell me. But when 9/10ths of the games at E3 are on consoles, the answer seems pretty obvious, doesn't it? The second part about the MOBA tournaments is so off the mark that I'm not even going to bother replying to it. Just know that you're not helping anything by misinterpreting a simple quote and turning it into what you feel like he was saying rather than interpreting it literally and looking at what he was actually saying.

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You Xbox lads forget yourselves. Sony thought they did everything right with the PS3 launch, but they didn't Microsoft and pretty much everyone slammed them for ages. Right up until everyone realised that it was only a matter of time before sony overtook because the amount of games and quality was just better. So ofcourse Sony are gunna enjoy shitting on Microsoft every opportunity they get. it's human nature.

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Well so far he has been saying all the right things I have high hopes that Phil Spencer will continue to listen to what gamers want, and bring us the gaming console we want. please don't disappoint me Phil :-)

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Hey at least Microsoft can keep a cool head over their presentation and not throw around cheapshots.

Like Sony did AGAIN this year. So unprofessional.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sony people act just like their fanboys do. LOL

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Hulk smash!

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O.K. Since when have gamers lost E3? Probably never seeing how there is no industry without us. So I guess we have won every E3. Like I give a rip about that. Just give me good games. Oh what, my comment isn't pending because I used the word rip?

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pownies everywhere in here butthurting their rectums

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Yes they are butthurting over 720p 15fps...

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Yes because the Xbox One can't play Watch Dogs the way a PS4 only. In 1080p and 60fps.... LMAO!

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You know never mind, I just realize you just made a new account. Forget I said anything.

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Oh, you

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Who cares, shut up Phil, king of the dochebags.

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Now, he hasn't dethroned you. Why are you Sony fanboys so filled with hate?

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@rasterror Why did Adam Orth, and Don Mattrick act like such asshats last year? It's not a matter of "fanboy-ism". The hate towards Microsoft is justified. Now they got Phil Spencer to try to kiss, and makeup. He may not be the king of the douchebags, but he's certainly the king of the ass kissers.

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So for this year you're holding for what happened last year? Well of that's the case I'm gonna rate Sony's performance this year on when their network was kicked so easily due to their pics poor security or not having any at all. I had 400 stolen from my account thanks to Sony's careless attitude so I'm gonna throw that in their performance this year. Mattricks is gone, all of their original policies are gone, but yet just like a plunger Sony fanboys like to bring old crap up when they no valid argument. So appealing to gamers and listening is bad now? Man you guys are pathetic.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And people love to throw out the word "fanboy" when they have no valid argument. For the record, I don't even own a PS4, and I wasn't anymore impressed with Sony's E3 conferences this year, or the last.


Yes, I am going to hold what Adam Orth, and Don Mattrick said last year against them. They represented the company, and they spoke for the company. They're gone only because of damage control. They changed their policies because they were losing the fight before it ever got started. But it's too late now. Microsoft made if very clear how they really feel no matter how many 180's they try to pull.

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So what is your opinion on Sony's DRM patent they were gonna use on the PS4? This was more of an industry pushed system rather than console pushed. Why do think Nintendo didn't get 3rd party support from publishers? Probably because they didn't go for the DRM system companies like and Activision wanted implemented. And to hold what a company did a year accountable is really ridiculous. They saw what they were doing wasn't in the markets best interest so they changed. I bet it must be fun to be in a relationship with you. I bet you'd argue about stuff years back.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I won't deny Sony, or any other company wasn't thinking of doing the same thing Microsoft tried to pull. Like I said, I don't even own a PS4, and I'm in no hurry to get one. All I know is Sony didn't call me "backwards" for wanting backward compatibility, or told me to "deal with it" if I didn't like their policies, or told me to go buy a PS3 if I didn't want a console that required a constant internet connection to function. If I'm ridiculous for holding a grudge against Microsoft, so be it. I gave the Xbox brand a fair shot with the original, and 360. I had high hopes for the Xbox One, but if I'm ridiculous for anything, it's that I'm ridiculous for ever trusting them to begin with. I won't make that same mistake again.

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The right man for the job. It's true. No matter what platform you on you have something good coming your way. With that said Nintendo and Microsoft killed it this year. They had the games and you don't have to wait a year or more for most of them. Plus with all of the multiplatformers I'm barely gonna have time to keep up.

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Good job Phil, for being politically correct with everything you said throughout the entire production.

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All of them sucked IMO, though Smash Bros made me decide to buy a Wii U instead.

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Don't know where your allegiance lies, but under this guy, Microsoft had an amazing conference, awesome games on display and a bright future.

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Yah, Xbox was such a bore, Nintendo made me not want to buy, EA was EA(fps! zomg), Ubisoft had 4 nice games(stripped of content probably for dlc's), Playstations was amazing in comparison.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> haha sony was a total bore. nothing original.

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You're joking right? Sony's production looks like it wasn't rehearsed and that it was being thrown together right on the spot. The speakers were terrible. They showed a lack of enthusiasm, excitement, tact, or professionalism. The last speaker that replaced Trenton was a complete bore. Nothing like hyping TV and saying that playstation is the best place for f2p games. Hulk Smash!

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Oh Phil such a humble guy. We all knew that xbox won had won this year's E3.

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"Gamers won" is the lamest catch phrase you can make after E3, especially when you failed against your competitors.


If Gamers won, why havent there been better games? Why is there nothing that really comes out in 2014? Why do I have a feeling that many of the 2015 games will be delayed? I didnt win anything on E3. And Phil is a marketing puppet. Dont fall for his charisma.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> they failed E3? looks like they did pretty good and see more of their games releasing in 2014 than competitors.

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If Microsoft thought they won they would be saying "we killed everyone this year we are the best"

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2015 won!

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Where. Have u been?

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