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Microsoft Reveals E3 Schedule

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With E3 2014 just around the corner, expect plenty of hearsay and exciting announcements. Microsoft has just revealed its E3 2014 plans. The company will have a conference on June 9 to discuss its future plans for the Xbox One. However, Microsoft has also planned a pre-conference event, as well as post-show events. 

On June 8, individuals who head to the Microsoft store in Century City in Southern California will be placed into a raffle, of which 100 people will be selected to attend Microsoft's conference and post-show shenanigans. Just before Microsoft's conference on the 9th, Microsoft will also host a "Green Carpet" event at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Microsoft will be interviewing developers and "celebrity fans" to raise hype for the actual conference itself.  

During the conference on the 11th, Microsoft is throwing yet another shindig at its Century City store. Attendees of the event will get a chance to try Insomniac's new open world game Sunset Overdrive, as well as the opportunity to try the game's fictional energy drink called "Overdrive Delirium XL."  

It seems like Microsoft is trying to rally as much hype around the brand and generate excitement about Sunset Overdrive, which garnered a decent amount of buzz when it was announced at last year's E3 conference. With the Xbox One moving fewer units than the PS4 (no doubt because of the mixed messaging of the console's release and Microsoft's flip-flopping Kinect policies), Microsoft must do everything it can to gain customer attention and faith in the brand. 

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    2Be_or_Not2Be , June 2, 2014 6:26 AM
    "With the Xbox One moving fewer units than the PS4 (no doubt because of the mixed messaging of the console's release and Microsoft's flip-flopping Kinect policies)"

    Really?! You think those are the reasons it's selling less than the PS4?
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    snyper666 , June 2, 2014 6:47 AM
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    "With the Xbox One moving fewer units than the PS4 (no doubt because of the mixed messaging of the console's release and Microsoft's flip-flopping Kinect policies)"

    Really?! You think those are the reasons it's selling less than the PS4?


    Really? You have the audacity to tell him otherwise without giving any more information?

    To tell you the truth, his mentioning are all I could guess too.

    So please, Enlighten us.
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    2Be_or_Not2Be , June 2, 2014 7:10 AM
    C'mon, now - the $100 price difference was a big reason for the disparity in selling. I like a lot of MS products, but that was clearly a big red X when you're looking for reasons why they didn't sell the same.
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    eklipz330 , June 2, 2014 7:39 AM
    i wonder what they're going to back peddle on this year
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    mobrocket , June 2, 2014 7:57 AM
    maybe they should open the raffle to all the early adopters they screwed over..
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    joaompp , June 2, 2014 10:08 AM
    I think the price was the nail in the coffin. Between all the bad press they got due to their initial plan for system policies, then buckling after so much negativity. And then the fact it was under powered compared to the PS4, in terms of hardware. Plus more controversy regarding policies, remember that whole statement that if military people wanted to play games they should stick with their XBox 360 and not buy and XBox 1, I'm sure that one over many fans. Then you have things like PSN membership which continuously gives you games for your system, which they've been doing since launch day.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my XBox one, but I didn't get it to be a hardcore gaming machine, I got it for games like Just Dance 2014 and Kinect Rivals so my kids can play active games when it's raining outside. If I wanted a system for me I would've went for the PS4, it's a much better value for what it offers.