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The OT: Ashes of Creation

June 6, 2017
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I heard about Ashes of Creation (Twitter) a couple of weeks ago, before the Kickstarter ended (feeling a twinge of regret that I didn’t support it). It is coming to Windows PC only, but it is for this kind of game, for this reason that Microsoft needs to break down the wall between their Xbox and their Windows OS. The developers have an incredible amount of experience in the MMORPG field and it looks, well, it kind of looks too good to be true. Except that they keep showing more and more fully fleshed out worlds and systems via actual gameplay videos (YouTube Channel).

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    • June 6, 2017 11:23 am

      Too lazy to find twitter article, but apparently Microsoft will not be announcing any VR stuff at E3. This wouldn’t be terribly surprising. While PSVR has had modest sales, that is with an already existing massive install base. Even with that, there is only one PSVR game that would spark my interest to purchase so far (resident evil 7). I do suspect that Sony continues to push marketing of PSVR however (and announce more games).

      I still think VR is inevitable for Xbox. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. The tech is just starting to reach its stride on the premium headsets + PC. Apple announced a partnership with Valve for VR on macs. AR coming to iPhones. I used to think Microsoft was crazy for not trying to lead the charge for VR but it is still early and likely has a way to go before mainstream adaption.

      Microsoft had a very universal and open approach to their Windows VR stuff, if that extends to Xbox, would be great to give people the option of what VR to buy vs a single unit that works with Xbox (which is still more likely to happen).

    • June 6, 2017 6:37 pm

    • June 6, 2017 6:49 pm

      No new controller confirmed?

      FEEL TRUE POWER

      They better have some sweet demos to match the confidence of that tagline

      Ok, time to get kinda hyped

    • June 7, 2017 12:10 am

      Time to get hyped….about watching TV via 4K streaming. Get your wallets ready…to pay Comcast a fortune.

    • June 7, 2017 1:21 am

      Yeah, def won’t be doing that! LOL

    • June 7, 2017 3:09 am

      Seriously, these ads have all my hopes sinking. These people are not watching games, they are not playing games. Yes, Scorpio is cool powerful, but I have zero interest in rebuying all my favorite movies in 4K, and even I, with fiber optic, don’t have the horse power to support sustained streams at that resolution. That doesn’t even address the fact that I don’t have a TV or monitor for 4K either.

      I am reminded of the year when all they talked about was the NFL app. Only in those days, there was hope.

    • June 7, 2017 10:48 am

      These teasers are symbolizing the games. These aren’t teasing 4K UHD Media/streaming or blu-rays at the E3 unveiling. Those all already exist in the Xbox S. The tiger, hurricane, bull all represent the power of the console. No game-play yet because they are saving for E3.

    • Blankman permalink*
      June 7, 2017 3:51 pm

      You have me cracking up, Suns. Those teaser ads aren’t showcasing the console hardware. Like Zos has already said, they’re meant to represent the power of the Xbox platform as a whole.

    • June 7, 2017 5:33 pm

      The only proof you have they are taking about power for games is that they turn it on with the old One controller. After that, it is either TV/movie type stuff on the screen, or the Couch Potatoes’ eyes watching it, dilating as they jizz in their pants. I see no games in those ads.

      On the other hand, in this advertisement, LARRY says, “This year, Xbox is making a big splash into Windows 10.” What he means by that, I don’t know, but dang, if he is talking about what I posted last week, then bust the penny jar, I’m in!

      Also, rumors floating around that it will be $449.99.

    • June 7, 2017 6:41 pm

      I don’t see what else they could be talking about. 4K streaming/media doesn’t require any horsepower to function (HDMI thumb sticks can do it on HDTV). It doesn’t need proof because it seems obvious (to me at least lol). Obviously no shade at all Suns, and I am not stating it is a groundbreaking teaser (if anything it is generic and status quo), but this type of advertising is commonly used to tease an unveil of a product. They will obviously have a whole ad campaign with trailers and game play and such after they actually unveil it.

      Reminds me somewhat of the “It’s thinking” ads pre-e3 dreamcast (which are hilarious)

      I am not expecting anything less than $499, but $449 would be a big win. $399 a pipe dream.

    • June 7, 2017 10:59 pm

      Agreed about 399. Too good to wish for. As for the ads, thanks for the heads-up on the Dreamcast blast from the past. Cool. And am hoping you are correct.

  1. June 7, 2017 6:24 pm

    The big (actual) Mixer update hitting Xbox console in <24 hrs.

    • June 7, 2017 11:00 pm

      Mixer is awesome! And MS did such a great job of marketing, I don’t even mind calling it by its new name. Well done!

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