Fans of modded controllers for Xbox 360, be sure to mark May 21 on your calendars, unless of course you already have. Microsoft has officially informed the media via an invite of their official press conference scheduled for May 21, 2013 at 10am PDT to take place directly from the belly of the best; Redmond, Washington. NextBox, Xbox 720 or Xbox 360 II, call it what you will, this event is sure to be groundbreaking. IntensaFireStore.com will have a team with boots on the ground in Redmond in order to relay to our loyal modded controller Xbox 360 followers the latest, information and specs as soon as it is uttered by Microsoft.
But What About E3?
Yes, we’ve been under the assumption, which has now been proven to be somewhat false, that all the titillating news regarding the next generation Xbox would be revealed at E3. E3 is after all the biggest video game spectacle of the year and has traditionally been marked by big console and gaming news and an unbelievable movie festival like atmosphere and lets not forget those booth babes. Believe us when we tell you our travel crew was much more excited about hobnobbing in Los Angeles in June then going to Redmond in May. But alas, they must go where the news is, and besides we hear Redmond is beautiful in May. Who wouldn’t prefer a tour of Lake Sammamish or a visit to the Redmond Performing Arts Center instead of instead of touring Hollywood and taking in a Dodgers game? We certainly wont miss the NBA seeing as the Lakers’ performance this year wont have anyone is Seattle opining for an NBA franchise anytime soon.
Just What Are They Gonna Talk Bout?
Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson himself) has been the goto guy for information regarding this conference. We’re left wondering if the Major will be as fired up for this one as CEO Steve Ballmer was in his infamous developers, developers, developers rant. Major Nelson has dangled a carrot in front of our collective noses regarding the May 21 presser, and we quote:
“On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19 days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.”
Hey look at that, wait’ll we tell our traveling journalists and press guys that once they are all done in Redmond, they can pack up their ***modded controllers*** and go to E3 as well. From the tech nerds and geeks that are Xbox fanboys to the glitz and glamor (and booth babes) of E3, it’s the best of both worlds!
The Last Ones to the Party
Microsoft is going to be the last of the big 3 home console manufacturers to release details and host events surrounding their next generation console. The WiiU has of course already dropped and we were treated to much pomp and circumstance with the Sony PS4 event in February that had everything except for oddly enough, the actual PS4, but that’s fodder for another day. So now the big player on the block is set to step up to the mic and present us with their show stopper. Best modded controller fans, don’t worry, the last player to the game will surely not be outdone by those other consoles. Major Nelson dropped another interesting nugget indicating the press conference will herald in a “new generation of games, TV and entertainment.” Are you kidding me? It’s looking like we may finally see that all in one home entertainment gaming console that has been touted for years. Indications are the console will plug directly into home cable boxes via HDMI thereby allowing the system to be a true all-in-one entertainment hub.
Nowhere To Go But Up
After the early drama of the always connected Xbox 720 and Adam Orth, the rogue tweeter who made the #dealwithit hash tag infamous, Microsoft has nowhere to go but up. Adam Orth has not so surprisingly resigned and Microsoft is set to make inroads with consumers by telling them, they’ll deal with it. Ars Technica is quoting an internal Xbox team email that indicates users will be able to watch Blu-ray movies, watching live tv and wait for it...yes, playing a single player game. We’re glad Microsoft dealt with this potential consumer firestorm long before gamers has the consoles in their living rooms.