Microsoft E3 Conference Set For June 9th, New I.P. Coming

By Ishaan . May 6, 2014 . 9:30am

Microsoft’s E3 2014 media briefing will take place on Monday, June 9th at 9:30 AM PDT, the company announced today. During the briefing, Microsoft will discuss games coming in 2014 and beyond to their platforms.

 

Streaming will be available starting at 9:00 AM on the same day at Xbox.com, on Xbox Live and Windows Phone. Microsoft say there will also be a number of “fan-centric” events both before and after their media briefing.

 

Earlier in the week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer took to Twitter to tease some of the company’s E3 plans. In reply to a Twitter user, Spencer stated, “Yes, we’ll announce both new IP and new sequels at E3.” In a follow-up tweet, he shared, “We’ll announce some new studios we are working with.”


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  • Liamv2

    Please don’t be another shooter.

  • grayson gee

    E3 sounds exciting from all the companies. Can’t wait!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    Gee, I can almost smell the disappointment from here.

  • DesmaX

    Can’t wait.

    Hope they’ll show more info on Quantum Break too

  • neo_firenze

    Re: “new sequels”:

    Forza Horizon 2 seems like a certainty based on plenty of leaked information, though it hasn’t been officially announced yet. So count on that as one of the sequels.

    Personally, I’d be pretty excited to see Crackdown 3. Crackdown orbs were conspicuously present in some OS images shared by MS in the initial Xbox One reveal, hopefully that was a sign!

    • 하세요

      I loved Crackdown, but Crackdown 2 was a ridiculous disappointment. If they do make a third one, they better not mess it up.

      • neo_firenze

        Yeah, I really want to see if they can redeem the series after the letdown of Crackdown 2.

        Crackdown 1 was just fantastic. Of all of the games in the open world “super-hero” niche from last gen (i.e. the Infamous and Prototype series), I don’t think any of them beat Crackdown. The exploration was great, and it just FELT good to run around the city and beat up thugs. In a way, it seemed to have a little dash of Streets of Rage soul as part of the recipe.

        No zombies if there’s a part 3, please.

  • Mir Teiwaz

    It’ll be interesting to see what everyone brings to the table, but so far this year hasn’t exactly been blowing me away.

    I’ve spent far more time playing my older games than anything that came out this year…or even last year. The only exception has been Dark Souls 2.

    I’d love to hear something about Bayonetta 2, because I’m not buying a WiiU until that game comes out.

    • DJPr3tty

      Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive. Nintendo is funding the project because MS and Sony wouldn’t.

      • landlock

        I think you missed the point of his post, heh….

        • otakumike

          I think it was a reaction post. He must be used to people ragging on Bayonetta 2 so much that by now he’s just going through the motions. :p

          • Zack

            Haha, yeah. It’s all good. We need to spread the loooove. I’m the same, by the way. I don’t even have the PS4/XB1 yet – still playing through the masses of PSP titles I bought cheap but never even opened.

  • subsamuel01

    Hopefully they announce a cheaper kinect less bundle so I can actually afford one. Already have a PS4, but really like some of the exclusives on X1.

  • Nesther

    Time for Banjo-Threeie!

    • subsamuel01

      I really hope so, wasn’t a huge fan of Nuts and Bolts prefer the old school platforming.

  • AuraGuyChris

    They persuaded Capcom to have the third Mega Man Legends on their console.

    By the way, I’m joking.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

      Boy, whatever you’re on gimme some.

    • CozyAndWarm

      Considering no other company has been able to pull it off, I’d give Microsoft mad props if this happened.

  • landlock

    Since they brought the Gears Of War IP there’s bound to be a teaser for that. I expect a couple of Japanese games maybe an JRPG, hopefully more footage of D4 and Quantum Break (gameplay hopefully), Alan Wake 2 would be fantastic.

    Even though the last one failed I’d still like to see a new Perfect Dark developed by a outside developer maybe the guys that are finishing up Wolfenstein made up of the Starbreeze guys.

    • neo_firenze

      I’m getting impatient (and honestly a little worried due to lack of information since last E3) for D4…

      • landlock

        I wouldn’t worry that much it’s the same with Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive really.

        • neo_firenze

          Guess I’m just getting to the point where I’m getting impatient for games. I know they’re coming eventually, but would be good to have more to look forward to or some additional glimpses of stuff like Sunset Overdrive and D4. I know this stuff needs time, but near total silence since last E3 is a long time to wait for little morsels of information (though I hear we’ll be seeing a lot more on Sunset Overdrive soon, including an Edge cover story showing up later this week).

          My Xbox One library is still the same is it was on launch day: Forza, DR3, Killer Instinct, and Crimson Dragon. I’ve seen no reason to not go with PS4 versions of multi-platform stuff, and no interest in Titanfall… so there I am, getting fidgety wanting to see some new exclusive games.

          • landlock

            Yeah the only other games I’ve brought have been Strider, Strike Suit Zero and Halo: SA. Not interested with Titanfall either.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        I wouldn’t be worried, personally. It’s a SWERY game. He’s probably off doing his thing, as always. It’ll come out at some point. It’ll get a 5.5 or two. It’ll get a 9.5 or two. The Internet will debate the merits and faults of the review system. SWERY will make a blog post of himself in America with a coffee mug in front of him. People will laugh. Then he’ll move on to the next game.

  • SirRichard

    Apparently they have officially titled it “Game On”, which is encouraging in that they really do seem to be putting focus on the games, but I would hope that they recognise that their system has more issues to deal with than just needing games. At least they’re being vocal about E3, haven’t really heard much about it out of any other company.

    • neo_firenze

      It’s true that the system has issues other than needing games, but let’s be realistic: having lots of exclusive games sure helps dull the pain of any other problems. I’m cautiously optimistic that Phil Spencer “gets it” with his past experience running Microsoft Game Studios and he seems like he cares about really pushing games.

      • SirRichard

        Very true, an absolutely killer lineup would help dull the problems it has, but even just, say, binning the Kinect and lowering the price to entry would display a level of savvy Microsoft sorely need right now. Perhaps the biggest thing against the Xbox One right now is its ties to that peripheral, it can’t be cheap to bundle that into every single one. Gut that and at least make the system match the PS4 for price, on top of even just a good normal lineup, and they could start to reverse their bad start.

        • neo_firenze

          Yeah, I am ready to unplug my Kinect. I have had my Xbox One for nearly half a year now and I’ve not seen a single thing to convince me anyone is taking good advantage of it as a required purchase peripheral. I mean, it’s fine for stuff like exercise apps and dance games – but if that’s the only kind of thing that can prove it uses Kinect well, why not make it an OPTIONAL accessory?

          I’ve not seen ANY other kinds of games where I say “wow, Kinect is really being used well here”. If anything, I’ve been annoyed by Kinect features shoehorned into games (like shouting at bosses in Dead Rising 3). Apparently D4 is heavily focused on Kinect and I’m very interested in seeing more of that game, so MAYBE I’ll find a game where I care about Kinect… but I don’t think the number of worthwhile Kinect experiences is ever going to justify the cost of the peripheral.

          If the only real benefit is system OS-level integrated voice recognition capabilities, you don’t need an expensive camera. A simple microphone in the console (or talking through a standard headset) would do just fine for that purpose, allowing MS to sell a cheaper console without Kinect and still retain voice features in 100% of systems.

    • ronin4life

      Nintendo announced plans(they even made a silly video). I believe Ubisoft did too.

      • SirRichard

        Well yeah, I know others have confirmed conferences and so on, but there doesn’t seem to be any of the excitement building up yet. It was probably more noticeable last year because E3 2013 was the start of the lead-in to a pair of new consoles, I dunno.

        • ronin4life

          Last year we had console announcement pressers promising more at E3.

          I would say that is why things seem so quiet. It was more like this in the years before to.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I think the problem—at least for the time being—is Kinect and the higher price compared to the competition. I definitely agree that being able to do more than just play games will be a factor in the long-term health of the system, but I don’t know if that’s the case right now.

      Right now, the only people that are buying PS4 and XB1 are dedicated fans that want games, so at least for the next year or so, games will need to be the headline of their marketing. Beyond that, yeah, they need to start figuring out what else they can do with the system.

      So, for E3, I feel like one of their goals—among others—should be to communicate why people need to care about Kinect with regard to games specifically. It needs that killer app, which it just doesn’t have yet.

      • SirRichard

        Honestly, I’m in the camp that the Kinect is a lost cause, and possibly an expensive one at that. It is a fairly complex piece of tech, bundling that in to every system seems like the only reason the Xbox One is costing more than the PS4, despite the latter’s superior tech. To keep on riding it out would be getting into sunk cost fallacy territory, in my opinion, better to write it off now to get their lead back and maybe try to sell people on it later.

        Who knows, perhaps they can prove Kinect has worth as a gaming peripheral, but right now its presence seems to be doing far more harm than good. It’s a nuisance to the people using it (all those pictures and stories of games stopping people playing even when they’re not online because they decided to swear with it on), its presence being at least semi-required dissuades even more people and if it isn’t the reason for the Xbox One’s higher price tag, Microsoft have messed up somewhere else in a worrying way.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Kinect definitely is doing more harm than good at the moment. I suppose I’m in the camp that feels Kinect is part of what gives XB1 its identity. Honestly, I do really like some of the things you can do with Kinect, and I feel the device is kind of ahead of its time in a sense.

          And that’s honestly why I feel they should stick with it. We’ve seen games and even game hardware be “ahead of their time” before, only to be scrapped for the time being and be turned into a success at some later point by a different company.

          I know it costs the Xbox division money, and I know it would be financially irresponsible of them to carry on with Kinect for too long, if it became very apparent that the device had no future. But I don’t think we’re quite there yet. I think they can afford to take a year to make it work. If, after a year, there’s still nothing to show for having Kinect in the box, then yeah, it needs to go.

          • SirRichard

            That’s fair, the Xbox One isn’t even a year old yet itself and they made the system with the Kinect in mind instead of adding it in later. And it does have promising uses for its tech, I know my friends and I have brainstormed more than good few uses for its microphone array, for instance, more than a few around horror games (Microsoft’s “Screamride” trademark could prove promising in that regard), although I don’t know if I’d say any of them justify the Kinect’s contribution to the system’s price tag.

            I just don’t know if even they themselves can justify it, is the thing. Thus far Microsoft themselves haven’t been really creative with it on the gaming side, at best they’ve made it out to be an overly expensive Wii Remote. If they can start cleverly and creatively using its tech, more power to them, it’d provide quite the neat edge to their system exclusives. They’d have to start playing more dangerously than Kinect Sports Adventure, though.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            It’s a little odd that we aren’t seeing more experimentation using Kinect on Xbox Live. You’d think they’d have a small team of people constantly working on smaller ideas, just to try different things out. That way, you keep releasing a stream of Kinect content, and maybe along the way, hit upon an experiment that could lead to a more full-fledged retail product.

            It is a little odd just how quiet they’ve been on the Kinect front. It’s as though they haven’t even tried yet, really.

          • Ash_Riot

            There IS that SWERY game we’ve heard nothing about in a long while now. Hopefully he’ll be there to show that off.

  • Eric Harris

    I don’t own an xbox one but I def will at least watch their presentation to see if any exciting new exclusives are shown. I mean bc, why not. It’s E3, and it’s exciting.

  • otakumike

    Wow…and here I thought Siliconera WOULDN’T wind up like gfaqs but it’s clear we are slowly getting there. Might be time to pack up once more and move somewhere else.

    • Zack

      What do you mean..? What did they do wrong?

    • ronin4life

      What’s GFaqs (Game Faqs?)like?

      ? _.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Although the faqs people submit there are superb, the boards are like wild jungles with untamed people who sometimes reveal spoilers in their topic titles or are general trolls.

      • Nightmare637

        I honestly prefer it to this place. :P

        as long as you stay away from the system boards it’s not bad, there’s the occasional bad topic or troll but there is an ignore feature for that and you get some very helpful info. ^_^

        not nearly as bad as people make it out to be.(outside of system boards)

  • otakumike

    I want to see them do something with Banjo. Bring it back man!

  • Guest

    I really want to see if that rumored Platinum Games title “Project Nagano” appears.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    We at Microsoft present A BRAND NEW IP!

    It’s about a Mountain Dew machine that calls people virgins in a 12 year old kid’s voice and shoots rapid fire Doritos.

    • CozyAndWarm

      I hope you’re not implying that wouldn’t be an utterly fantastic game.

    • Audie Bakerson

      I doubt it will live up to Cool Spot, Pepsi-man or Darkened Skye.

  • Dystopiq

    Is it a Banjo Kazooie remake with the same composer? If not then it’s nothing worth our time.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ………Its going to be a First person shooter…..with SPORTS

    • Nightmare637

      You know that actually sounds kinda fun.

      “you tackle me?!” *shoots* “hah!! now who’s got the ball?!”

  • z_merquise

    All I wanted to see is if Platinum Games really made an exclusive game for XBox One.

    Even if I’m not interested to buy an XBox, I’m looking forward to see these games they’ll show and that might reconsider my decision.

  • CozyAndWarm

    Pretty cool to hear, although like everyone else I’m worried it’s another shooter (just like all of Sony’s “new IPs”). I want more info on Sunset Overdrive and D4 too

  • Cyberjin

    is it their own IP’s?
    or just new IP’s from 3rd party, that also will come to PS4?

  • hazelnut1112

    I just hope it isn’t Kinect only garbage. Then again, MS is trying to expand with their library I still find it pretty difficult to trust anything form that company.

  • lordsofskulls

    SPOILER

    its a RPG >.>

    P.S. that how they got me to get Xbox 360 before PS3 cause more RPGs were out on it, instead of waiting for PS3 to come out.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Aren’t RPGs non-existent in the console?

      • lordsofskulls

        I dont know about that… >.> PS3 has plenty of JRPGs both western or eastern and their even bunch coming out in next couple months as well.. heck in 3 days theirs Bound by Flame, also their Fairy Fencer and couple other ones

        • AuraGuyChris

          Clearly, I meant the Xbone.

      • lordsofskulls

        there alot of RPGs on consoles o.o especially on PS Vita recently.

  • ER_Mac3

    I’m quite excited for the new IP, but to be honest, the only thing I REALLY expect out of Microsofts exclusives, is that they give my life back announcing DC4 on Xbox One with amazing visuals and chroeo ._. Two years of waiting are more than enough LOL

  • Audie Bakerson

    It’s almost a year and we know about as much about Sunset Overdrive as we did when it was first announced (which is pretty much nothing. Did we get ANY in-game content?). I can’t say that fills anyone with enthusiasm for any new IPs that will be announced.

  • Sav

    hopefully they announce the exclusive jrpg, but maybe that’ll be at tgs?

    we’ll see.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Let’s not start with this stupidity again. They’ve announced plenty of games that weren’t shooters in the past.

  • darke

    I was going to do a more specific guess at a CoD-alike or Halo-like shooter myself. :)

  • bananaking123

    I’d like to see a shooter. If that means anything. Shooting games are fun.

    I like RPGs too.
    I also like bananas.

  • AuraGuyChris

    In THE FUTURE!

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    We want people posting intelligent comments, not mindless, misleading babble. If you aren’t capable of that, we’d be glad to show you out the door.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I have to agree. I love mods and their work, but that comment was a bit inappropriate. I have also been witnessing a lot of mods saying “don’t say this or that lately as well on here.” Can’t we just have some nice conversation? I think everyone is pretty respectable compared to other sites.

  • subsamuel01

    There was already rumors of a remake for Halo 3 and 4 for the Xbox One so I’m sure they will announce that.

  • MaximDualBlade

    He didn’t break any rules and he wasn’t rude. I know why he said it, you know, but it could very well be a shooter.

    I hope it’s an RPG

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    Was that really necessary? By commenting like you just did now you just opened up the can of worms where it would have otherwise just been to the comment itself.

    Seriously, Ishaan. Lighten up.

  • TempestTwin

    All I can say is welcome to the internet, where there is a lot of stereotyping and generalization on subjects. Whether you like to agree or not, microsofts platforms have always been known for shooters around the gaming community. Halo being the main culprit here.

    I don’t exactly agree that all they have been about is shooters, but I must say that before the xbox one came into the picture (with titles such as killer instinct, crimson dragon and D4) they did start focusing more on shooters/kinnect towards midway and at the end of the xbox 360′s life cycle. At the start of the xbox 360 they were not about shooters at all. Sadly the xbox 360′s reputation of Microsoft being all about shooters have followed them now.

  • subsamuel01

    I’m 100% certain that at least one of the new IPs they’re going to announce is going to be a shooter. I’m sure they’ill announce others as well but even the head of EA Peter Moore called the Xbox a shooter box.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    The odds is that it is a shooter, anyone can see that and already got 4 ups, so more people think like that.

    Except, they’ve announced plenty of non-shooter IP in the past, even for XB1. Killer Instinct, D4, Crimson Dragon.

    I wouldn’t take much pride in the number of “likes” you get. All it means is that other equally uninformed people (or trolls) liked your comment, not that there’s necessarily any truth to it.

  • bananaking123

    Mods taking offense, who knew?

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    It really was. This trend of posting snarky one-line comments that add absolutely nothing to the discussion and are obviously meant to be hit-and-run jabs needs to stop. It’s getting really old and really tiring. People need to grow up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    You are waaay outside your bounds right now, Ishaan. You might want to stop.

  • phayroent

    A Mod calling people “trolls” seems like a disturbing thing for a site to have. There should be a line Mods don’t tread over, and the “troll” thing is that line.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    The very fact that people are allowed to talk back to the mods here and argue their case kind of makes your complaints moot. Most sites that take moderation seriously don’t tolerate people talking back to their moderators. We do, for whatever reason, but unfortunately, people misuse that privilege all the time.

  • Hououin91

    They have gears of war…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    As do you. I don’t think anyone really cares about your thoughts on the matter about how other people live their lives and what comments they make. It should be as easy as allowing it to roll off you whenever you make an article. There were no derogatory comments insulting other members nor were there any other things in relation to breaking rules on this site.

    Unless you add yet another rule to your hyperextended list at this point, along with GIFs and whatnot.

    Truth is you really do need to lighten up. This is the Internet. We’re all assholes here…but we’re not here to be assholes to each other necessarily. Now when you come out with a comment like ‘pls no stahp’ on something as simple as that, you should expect retaliation even if you’re a site owner.

    I don’t think any of us here are really wanting to put you down for what your beliefs are but you shouldn’t be like that to people that visit your site. They’ll look elsewhere. I’ve nearly considered a few times because of some of the ideas that you and a few others on your staff hold that you should seriously call into question one night when you get the time to have a chat about it.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I have to say something. I have been coming to this site for a few weeks now because I have tired of other sites console war bickering and nonsense mostly by the commenters. However, everyone seems to be pretty nice on the articles that I have frequented here so far. However, with some of your comments, you are really making a bad impression for me…I see you are managing editor…I hope you are just having a bad day or something?

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Well, if people don’t want to be called trolls, perhaps they should put more thought into their comments? I’m not certain why you feel people need to be spoonfed.

  • Brimfyre

    Don’t ever go on Anime News Network then.

  • Ash_Riot

    Oh boo hoo. Are you so offended by it? People get called “trolls” all the time on other sites by Mods. Just seems like some of you are just wanting to start trouble.

  • Impressionnant

    Because moderators are just normal people. They shouldn’t be treated any better than anyone else.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    To be completely frank with you, we have absolutely no issues with the commenters that disagree with our thoughts on posting etiquette looking to other sites to make their voices heard on. And I don’t mean that in a mean way in the slightest.

    Siliconera as a site has grown immensely over the past few years, and an unfortunate side-effect of this is that our community has grown as well. I say “unfortunate” because in most places on the Internet, a larger community means a more unruly and unmanageable community.

    As far as Siliconera’s community goes, the goal has always been to keep the community friendly and insightful. The “hyperextended list” of rules arose from the fact that, apparently “friendly and insightful” wasn’t informative enough to people, or that they intentionally chose to bypass those two simple rules by continually pointing out that we had no rule list.

    Well, now we do. And that list includes “Snarky one-liners will not be tolerated.” It has for nearly two years now. If this is a point you can’t bring yourself to agree with, you’re more than welcome to consider other sites to comment on, and there will be no hard feelings whatsoever.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Moderators are meant to do exactly what the name implies—moderate discussions, make sure things don’t get out of hand, and keep the community clean. If someone goes against that, they are empowered to take whatever action they deem necessary to get things back on track. I don’t see what part of this is so difficult to understand.

  • Kornelious

    An RPG and shooter lover………..WITCH!!!

    Jk lol XD………….Whatever floats your boat, we’re all free to enjoy what we want to enjoy :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    I’m not saying that you’re wrong about how Internet communities work – I was there until about 2009 and administrated similarly for about five years. I can understand the frustration and the need to correct the problem.

    The problems will continue with your mindset and the drama will only get worse. They won’t get better. You shouldn’t even have to say anything at all.

    And if you want to take a look at large places that run with Disqus into consideration with your worries, see how sites like Destructoid handle their communities. They’re fairly lenient and liberal and find that they…get along just fine most of the time and find that they have to intervene very little of the time. It’ll save you your keyboard a bit as well as some stress.

  • landlock

    They didn’t really get out of hand though until you replied.

    Deleting posts is one thing but making snarky replies is something completely different. Setting an example.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Except, when we delete posts, we get comments like, “Why was my post deleted? GRRRRR.” So sometimes, at the risk of sparking an unwanted debate, we will leave the offending comment up as an example, along with a reply to the offender. There’s no perfect solution, and I think we’re all well aware of that. But leaving things as they are isn’t really much of a solution either.

  • ronin4life

    The way I see it, the comment makes ot look like MS makes only shooters, and was obviously made to sound like that. The mods have said constantly that antagonistic, one-sided comments with no greater purpouse breed behavior they don’t want to become common here.

    Do we really want this place to become an “Anti MS” fanboy haven? I think we have enough sites all over with people behaving that way already.

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with this comment, or comments like it. But I wouldn’t really want to see a billion of them, with bro-dude High fives and people making fun of actual MS fans that happen to post to.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    I don’t think it was really making it out to be whatever. Have a similar article about whatever and any random person is just going to have an opinion. Short or otherwise.

    Accept it, move on, change the channel. One comment by a user in a news article not in any way affiliated with the staff does not set a site on the path of ‘oh we’re this’ or ‘we’re that’.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    That’d be great, the internet needs a bastion of light to combat the evils of IGN.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    I have seen how a lot of other sites run their communities, and personally, I’m not a fan. I don’t mean any offense toward those sites either. I understand that not everyone has the time or the desire to wade through bad comments and try to clean things up.

    That said, I do think Siliconera’s community is generally cleaner than a lot of sites out there, and everyone on the mod team is in agreement on that point. We have a very wide range of commenters, too, including women. And not women that post anonymously, but acknowledge that they’re women while posting. And it’s great that they feel safe enough on our site to be able to do that. And we’d like to keep it that way.

    Sometimes, that means being harsher when enforcing some of these rules than other sites are. And I think that’s okay. We’re never going to make everyone happy, but as long as we keep the community safe and friendly and insightful, that’s good enough.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    Keeping things clean is fine.

    But making it out to be upwards of a dictatorship to keep that clean is going to affect you in the long run.

    I understand your priorities and why you would want to run a tight ship. Just keep that in mind.

  • Audie Bakerson

    “We have a very wide range of commenters, too, including women. And not women that post anonymously, but acknowledge that they’re women while posting”

    Just wondering: Why do you feel that’s a result of the Siliconera community and not merely the comments use of Disqus?

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    We do keep that in mind. None of us really take the whole “dictatorship” thing very seriously, to be honest with you. I mean, when someone gets banned, we’re taking away their commenting privileges, not their freedom of speech. They’re more than welcome to find other avenues to express themselves.

    I suppose the way we see it is, it’s a comments section. You accept the rules/goals of the site or you leave. And if someone chooses to leave because they don’t like the rules, that’s cool. It doesn’t affect our traffic and it doesn’t affect the site’s overall reputation. It never will, because commenters—especially the ones that cause trouble—are a tiny fraction of the site’s readership.

    But yeah, thanks for the talk.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    Anytime.

  • ronin4life

    If a comment can’t change a comment board, what does?

    To count up to any number you have to start at 1 first.

    And it isn’t Ishaan who wasn’t moving on, but everyone questioning it. As a mod he outlined the rules and would have stepped back right there; Not to punish Minos but to make sure the behavior wouldn’t continue. And that is where this would have ended.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    It didn’t even need to be pointed out in the first place.

    Period.

  • ronin4life

    If you want this place to end up like Destructoid, sure.

    Now, I LOVE Destructoid… well, love is a strong word, but I think that place is great. However, I like Siliconera for what it is too. And I don’t want to lose Siliconera as a place were people actually have well thought out opinions and discussions just so a few clever clowns can rag about how stupid Microsoft is.(A company I am certainly not fond of either)

    D-toid has managed to find its balance and not become like IGN/N4G because of Mods weeding out the blatant attackers, racists and spamming trolls. And so has Siliconera, by nipping certain behaviors and comment-types in the bud before they become common; which is exactly what Ishaan just did. You don’t notice this behavior to an extant mods are *absolutely* needed because they work preemptively, even were it seems a little unnecessary. And I fail to see how the mod doing his job is a bad thing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    Look, I understand you wanting to defend Ishaan and everything but we’ve had our talk. I said period I meant period. Discussion time’s over. Ishaan’s voiced his opinions and I have mine.

  • ronin4life

    I was just voicing my opinion, not Ishaans.

    I’m good here too. No need to be so short, as fighting was never my intention.
    OAOY Peace out!

  • ronin4life

    I agree, while also thinking and acknowledging that there is a reason for that.

    I was always told “Don’t play with sticks” in a really loud way as a kid. Which sounded mean, until someone would follow “It’s all fun and games until someone pokes their eyes out”.

    We all know what we are doing with our word-sticks, but accidents can still happen. So we should be respectful and act a little more cautiously sometimes.

  • Zack

    I’ll bet Halo 5 will make its appearance. Or some new info on Destiny. I can’t really imagine what else they’ll have in store. I have a feeling they’ll reveal some new hardware too. Maybe a cheaper version of the XB1 (one without Kinect).

  • mike dickson

    OMG I’m pretty sure its NOT the newly announced futuristic COD game I’ll be mighty surprised if that’s the game

  • Kaitsu

    WITH DINOSAURS

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    No, I’m just tired of people of console war bickering like you are, and don’t like when people try to instigate it.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Are you referring to the man who has Skeletor as his avatar? I have seen the mods at work and it seems as though they are always a bit on edge lol.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Wait, did you just say “console war bickering like ‘you’ are” as in…I’m bickering on here? I have been doing no such thing on here…may I ask why you would even said that?

    EDIT: TempestTwin brought something to my attention and I fully agree. I am tired of the console war bickering too…including all the fanboy rants of this system is better etc. We are gamers who love games, and these communities should be places where people can discuss their passion and the news of games in a fun and stable environment.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Sorry for misunderstanding that last post. I do want to add…I completely understand your frustration. Since you say you view how the other sites are handled, you most likely see the craziness that ensues in the comments and you simply want to make sure that nonsense has no part in this space.

    I will make sure to do my part as well. I truly enjoy the environment and will help in anyway that I can.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Nah, don’t see that happening. Maybe in 2015/16 if Jurassic World is a big thing or something.

  • -Misaki-

    And MC is bodybuilder.

  • TempestTwin

    No when he said that he is “tired of console war bickering like you are” he was agreeing with your post, meaning that he is tired of it as well.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    You know from reading and pausing at places now I see it lol! Yes, I fully agree. Siliconera has been a breath of fresh air for me. I love the general news as well as focus on Japanese and niche games…as well as articles that welcome conversation vs. advertising clicks and infighting.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Partly because we cover a very wide range of games that very obviously appeal to women, and give them the same care and attention that we give other games.

    Or rather, Siliconera is probably the largest English-speaking site on the Internet where those games are the main items we cover. Things like Harvest Moon and so on.

    I don’t think Disqus has anything to do with it at all, or perhaps very little. There’s nothing on Disqus that prevents people from hiding their identity and/or gender. But on Siliconera, people actively choose to reveal themselves and make friends with other people in the community. It’s something we’re very proud of.

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