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Post by JaySevenZero » May 20th, 2013, 9:07 am

I haven't yet been able to find out if they're live-streaming this event or not but if they are does anyone fancy having a conference chat on Skype whilst it's happening as we did for the Sony announcement?

Probably would want to record a Conversational about it sometime too as we also did for the Sony one if anyone would be interested in taking part.

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It takes place at 10am local time which means it's 6pm for us in the UK and VG247 are gonna live-stream it FROM HERE

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by James » May 20th, 2013, 9:37 am

JaySevenZero wrote:...does anyone fancy having a conference chat on Skype whilst it's happening as we did for the Sony announcement?
Yes.
JaySevenZero wrote:Probably would want to record a Conversational about it sometime too as we also did for the Sony one if anyone would be interested in taking part.
YES!
JaySevenZero wrote:It takes place at 10am local time which means it's 6pm for us in the UK and VG247 are gonna live-stream it FROM HERE
YES, YES, YES!

Absolutely up for this. Was planning to ask if you wanted to do a conversational as contrasting the two announcements could be really interesting.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by JaySevenZero » May 20th, 2013, 9:47 am

Cool, I'll be on Skype tomorrow then (Skype name Kotengu) and if anyone fancies just jumping in with the conference call let us know either in this thread or through Skype (if you send a Skype request just be sure to write in the message what it's for so I know you're legit).

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by dezm0nd » May 20th, 2013, 11:50 am

I should be about for the chat. I'll pop on Skype if so!

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Ashguyver » May 20th, 2013, 11:57 am

I can't make the Skype call but would definitely be up for the conversational. I get back from work around 8pm most nights and can make plans around weekends.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Electric Crocosaurus » May 20th, 2013, 12:25 pm

I may have to join in, if only to hear the collective groan when Microsoft announce the next console will be always-online.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by James » May 20th, 2013, 12:27 pm

Electric Crocosaurus wrote:I may have to join in, if only to hear the collective groan when Microsoft announce the next console will be always-online.
"Groan"? I think you mean raucous laughter. :D

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Electric Crocosaurus » May 20th, 2013, 1:01 pm

iwatttfodiwwfa wrote:
Electric Crocosaurus wrote:I may have to join in, if only to hear the collective groan when Microsoft announce the next console will be always-online.
"Groan"? I think you mean raucous laughter. :D
Raucous laughter = the sound of a million PS4 pre-orders

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by James » May 20th, 2013, 1:21 pm

With the news that game reveals will be largely held for Microsoft's E3 presentation, I fear that any purchasing decisions will have to wait until then.

I'm very much in the position that these consoles are only as interesting as their exclusive titles, which ironically makes the Wii U a far more interesting prospect than either the new Xbox or PS4, and Microsoft (in particular) have a lot to prove in that regard. Halo, Gears Of War, Fable and Forza just aren't going to swing it for me like they would have for the Xbox 360. It remains to be seen what else Microsoft have up their sleeve, but if I can play it on PC (hello, Watch Dogs) or PS4/Wii U (Metal Gear and a handful of other console titles) then I've no reason to pick up an Xbox.

Roll on tomorrow night, I say. Let's see if Microsoft can deliver on their hype.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Scrustle » May 20th, 2013, 1:26 pm

I get the feeling that both MS and Sony are keeping a lot of things to themselves. Even past E3, and maybe even later trade shows, some things will be kept under wraps. Things that will turn out to be nasty surprises that we only find out once we get our own hands on these machines.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Sean » May 20th, 2013, 1:34 pm

Scrustle wrote:I get the feeling that both MS and Sony are keeping a lot of things to themselves. Even past E3, and maybe even later trade shows, some things will be kept under wraps. Things that will turn out to be nasty surprises that we only find out once we get our own hands on these machines.
That's pretty much what happened to the Vita.

I remember people were projecting it to cost something like $399 or higher. Then, at E3 (I think?) they announced it'd be $250 and people were thrilled.

Then, a few months later, the memory card fiasco was revealed.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by delb2k » May 21st, 2013, 7:10 am

Interested in taking part in both, will be on Skype from half five tonight.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Roy42 » May 21st, 2013, 7:57 am

I'll be sleeping through it, but if the conversational doesn't happen immediately after the showing, I'd be interested in that, since I'll be watching it once I wake up. I just can't justify staying up all night to myself if it's not E3 or the Big, Live, Live Show.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by James » May 21st, 2013, 8:24 am

Anyone wanting to hop on Skype can add Jay (Kotengu) and myself (iwatttfodiwwfa). As Jay said, make sure to mention Cane And Rinse in the contact request. We may well end up with too many for a single Skype chat, in which case we can always split the cohort into two groups.

Look forward to seeing as many people there at 18.00 (BST) as can make it.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by JaySevenZero » May 21st, 2013, 10:27 am

One more heads up - there was another recent update for Skype, so best check your version is up to date before you jump into the conversation.

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by RoboticMonk3y » May 21st, 2013, 2:47 pm

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Post by DomsBeard » May 21st, 2013, 2:54 pm

RoboticMonk3y wrote:Would anyone like their profile to migrate, or would they rather have a new separate profile?
I'd like a new one as I'm too tight to pay 800msp to change my tag as I didn't understand what my tag was when signing up so it's shit ;)

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by mikeleddy83 » May 21st, 2013, 3:06 pm

Not sure if I'm in the minority (or silent majority) but I'm pretty excited about this with just an hour to go!

Btw, what's Sarnoff?

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by Alex79uk » May 21st, 2013, 3:07 pm

Does anyone know if that live stream is likely to work on iPhone, and if not, if there are any iOS friendly streams? Thanks!

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Re: Next Xbox reveal

Post by mikeleddy83 » May 21st, 2013, 3:11 pm

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hub/reveal seems quite happy to run on my ipad.

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