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This morning, Microsoft will host its annual briefing at Europe's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. We're expecting news and reveals (and maybe some release dates) for games we didn't see at E3, including Quantum Break, Scalebound, and Crackdown. And as always, you should expect some surprises.

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scale bound looks a bit silly to me.

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Oh my lord. Microsoft has effectively KILLED the competition when it comes to racing simulators.

Forza, baby - AAAAAWWWW YEEEEAAAAHHH....

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@pedershk: ....Right

Gran Turismo hasn't released on PS4 yet. I will say Forza is a good game. But Forza sure seems to be turning into Assasins Creed, Milking a new title every 8 months... they are working on what? 3rd or fourth Forza for Xone now?

One Gran Turismo Game will release on PS4 and last years before another will release. Thats the mindset developers care about the gamers. Look at GTA V amd The Witcher 3.... almost 7 years to make. People still playing them. Gran Turismo will release and people will still be playing it years down the road. Just as they still play the previous iteration.

Forza will sell you half a game, and make you pay for more cars, and then release another title next year, when it should be DLC or updates... Gran Turismo 5 has over 1600 licenced vehicles for the price of one game... how much does Forza give you for $60 plus $20- $50 more DLC content? 300- 500 cars at most?

Unnecessary.

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@TheExxorcist: Well said

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@TheExxorcist: Good point :)

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why cant I full screen the video???????????????

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@hostilegamer: me too.

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@hostilegamer: I couldn't either

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Anyone having trouble making this video full screen? the double side arrow icon on the lower right corner doesnt seem to do anything.

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@zinten: Yeah, it doesn't work. I'm using Chrome.

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Quantum Break looked nice. Different. I love time travel stuff that messes with your head.

Scalebound was a big disappointment for me. Looked REALLY generic. Has a big dragon that doesn't really do anything interesting.

Some interesting looking Indie games going on there in the flashes.

Homefront surprised me. I thought it looked crap the last time I saw it. This time I might actually give it a go.

Halo...........WAY too much esports focus going on in that game. Put a shoutcaster on stage trying his hardest to make it sound interesting and just failing.

Forza looks great. Weather and night cycles are a much needed addition. Now they just need tyre wear and fuel consumption and it will be a damn good simulator.

Tomb Raider. Just too much mindless slaughtering this time. When did Lara become a frigging mass murderer? Got Uncharted syndrome. "We can't think of anything better to do in the gameplay so lets just make them shoot endless amounts of NPCs". F*cking lame sh*te.

Its only saving grace will be if the actual Tomb Raiding and none shooting sections outweigh the dumb shooting sections. In the first game it sort of made sense. But it doesn't make sense any more. Wasn't she seeing a shrink in the trailer? She had serious psychological issues from the first trauma......so she immediately goes out and does the exact same thing again? F*cking stupid.

Crackdown. Now that is more like it. Actual physical destruction is something I've missed in recent years. It is time they started to fold that sort of stuff back in. And not in the Battlefield, "watch this building fall over in the exact same way in every single match", way of doing it. In an, "If I knock out this side of the building with C4 and RPGs I can make it fall on this target." sort of way. Good stuff.

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@Dannystaples14 said:

Tomb Raider. Just too much mindless slaughtering this time. When did Lara become a frigging mass murderer? Got Uncharted syndrome. "We can't think of anything better to do in the gameplay so lets just make them shoot endless amounts of NPCs". F*cking lame sh*te.

I agree, they were showing some ridiculous stuff in the gameplay demo, but I think it's entirely up to the player how they want to engage these levels. To me, most of the combat looked avoidable. You can sneak through these levels (without killing anyone) or you can do it Rambo style. At least that's how it looked like to me.

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@Dannystaples14: I can't get over the Halo 5 esports presentation... biggest WTF moment of the show.

Quantum Break was the highlight, in my opinion.

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@warriors30: Yeah Remedy are sure not taking it easy.

I mean some of those slow down moments where bits of shrapnel and the warped air "fragments" and flames all floating there in real time is impressive. Normally an explosion just happens and then it is over. In this you can freeze it and actually walk around and see what you just did from multiple angles.

Also got the same actors in the show doing to motion capture for the game as well. I really like that. I was sat there thinking "I'm sure that is the guy who played Little Finger in Game of Thrones". Sure was.

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@Dannystaples14: It is little finger :D

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@Dannystaples14: The only thing I like was Scalebound.

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@flyincloud1116: It looks like a fair game, well it sure didn't look like a BAD game but I was expecting more personally. I was ready and braced for the shockwave of awesome flying at my face and it just didn't happen for me.

I'll consider buying it but I don't think it will be at the top of my list.

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@Dannystaples14: I thought some of the animation stuff looked super stiff. The character's (Drew?) transition from walking to running and the bow animation... I wasn't impressed.

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@Dannystaples14: I guess I'm just putting faith in Platinum Games.

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I was expecting to have other new interesting exclusive T.T
Well I'll have to wait for Scalebound only then.

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Halo Wars 2? Okay...

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@warriors30: beyond stoked for this, been waiting since '09!!! can't believe its real!!!

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I try not to be too much of a fanboy for one platform over another. I love my PS4. But, I gotta say, I'm pretty impressed with some of the moves MS has been making lately. This presentation has been a very strong showing overall. Makes me wonder how Sony will respond.

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@jcharp: its a good presentation for sure. Sony will brew Uncharted 4 for a while, then announce The Last of Us 2 when the time is right...

That being said, MS has definitely stepped their game up. The console is making grounds for sure.

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Tomb Raider: Xbox Exclusive.

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@flyincloud1116: It's already been revealed as a time exclusive.

Comes to pc in april or something, ps4 late 2016.

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@putaspongeon: Thank you.

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@flyincloud1116: Except its not.

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@whatsazerg: It said that before the video

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@flyincloud1116: It is timed exclusive. It is an exclusive for six months to a year and then it will be released on everything.

Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft have assured us on several occasions.

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@Dannystaples14: Thanks you for the clarification. If I get it, it will be on xbox.

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WOW! Just Cause 3 Dec 1 Only on Xbox!

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Forza 6 seems it's going to be great, but, just when it's out to really know!

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Whats with this "World Premiere" BS..... we've seen these games months ago.

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@whatsazerg: Yeah I was going to make a similar comment, hate the way these companies constantly play with language to make things sound better, just be straightforward and clear and above all honest. I guess they are saying that the video footage itself is a world premiere, weak.

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FOrza 6 wouldn't be possible without the XB1? LOL.... do people still believe devs when they say this sh_t?

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@whatsazerg: Well you could interpret it as a thank you to Microsoft for footing the bill for them. I mean you need financial backing to make a game happen. Either you need to be so rich that you can foot your own bill (not many people), get a publisher, or get someone like Microsoft to give you money to make it happen.

Without a publisher or Microsoft it is very likely Turn 10 would never have had the revenue to make Forza happen. If Microsoft had said no they would have had to convince a publisher or convince Sony/Nintendo.

I seriously doubt Nintendo would pay money for it and Sony have Gran Turismo as their flagship racer already. Which is probably why Microsoft went for Forza in the first place as competition.

Really, without Microsoft I suspect Forza would have died long ago, if it would happen at all. It will run on PS4 but it was Microsoft that gave them the benefit of the doubt in the first place.

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@whatsazerg: apparently for some strange reason. They want people to feel as if their purchase is justified by saying things like this... as if the PS4 couldnt run Forza lol

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@TheExxorcist: Well Driveclub isn't 60fps.

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@adriangrey11: whats your point? We are talking about devs saying "This could only be done on the Xbox One"

How do they know? Did they try it on the PS4? Doubt it. They are just trying to fool people... Forza could easily run on PS4 as well. They are just feeding people with these garbage, pointless assumptions.

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@TheExxorcist: They don't need to try it on PS4. This game has nothing to do with PS4. Driveclub should have been 60fps... it wasn't. Gran Turismo should aim for that though.... 60fps dramatically improves the flow of gameplay especially in racing games.

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@adriangrey11: I agree that 60fps > 30fps hands down... Drive Club has alot more technically going on in the game engine than Forza does. Just as Forza Horizon couldnt achieve 60fps... it depends how the engine is pushing the hardware... visually, Forza and DriveClub are gorgeous games. But DC is technically more advanced.

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Idk about you guys, yes im a Sony Fan... but i think there is a game that deserves a full remake/remaster that was exclusive to the first Xbox...

Chronicals of Riddick : Escape from Butcher Bay

Was by far one of the best FPS games I played pre- Xbox 360 and PS3...

For those that havnt played it... try to land a classic Xbox and a copy, you wont be disappointed.

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@TheExxorcist: I gotta play those Riddick games someday, keep hearing how great they were.

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@TheExxorcist: uh There's the Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and it included a remastered Escape from Butcher Bay.

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@3cupsofflower: PC only correct? Maybe im behind times, I just wana see a good remake of Butcher Bay. That game was great.

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@TheExxorcist: No, it came on X360 and PS3. Butcher Bay was remastered.

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cant make the player fullscreen

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