E3 2017: The Best of the Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft led the way for Sunday’s E3 2017 press conferences. They covered a lot of territory during their presentation, what with 42 games and a console revealed. If you’ve got some time, check out their 2 hour show here. Here were the 5 highlights for Monkeys Fighting Robots:

Scorpio gets a name, a date, and a price

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For a year now, Microsoft has been teasing Project Scorpio, their upgraded console. Well thankfully today we finally got all the details, starting with a name. Officially called the Xbox One X, the new console will be their smallest to date. It packs an 8-core Custom AMD CPU, clocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB of graphic memory, and a 6 teraflop GPU to render 4K environments. It will be hitting living rooms on November 7th, priced at $499. Personally, Xbox One X sounds worse than Scorpio, but it does clear up the “is this a new console, or isn’t it?” question.


OG Xbox games coming back

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That’s right, Original Xbox games are coming to the Xbox One/S/X. Part of their Xbox Backwards Compatibility Program, players will now be able to experience their oldest Xbox games, but with updated graphics and gameplay. One of the announced titles is classic favorite Crimson Skies, which is sure to excite a lot of fans.

Life is getting Stranger

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BAFTA award winning Life is Strange is getting another-another installment. Earlier this year, developer Dotnod Entertainment announced a sequel to their critical and commercial hit, which would feature a new setting and cast of characters. Today’s announcement regarded a mini prequel series, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. It will be released across three episodes, and follow at least some of the original cast. Look for the first of these episode on August 31st.

Cuphead *finally* has a release date

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Though pigs haven’t flown yet, Cuphead does finally have a release date. The highly anticipated indie game from Studio MDHR was first announced in 2014, and featured a hand-drawn animation style that left fans drooling for more. Which made the multiple delays even harder. Worry no longer – pick up Cuphead on September 29th.

Terry Crews wants you to Crackdown 3

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Crackdown 3 was announced two years ago, and nothing has been seen or heard since. That is, until today, when Terry Crews introduced the next installment of the critically acclaimed open-world action shooter. The trailer, which Crew opens, is packed with all the explosives, weapons, and robots that fans have come to expect. And of course it’s all in series’ neon. Crackdown 3 will be an Xbox/Windows 10 exclusive, and is set for release on November 7th.

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