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SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 12:43 PM

Microsoft set to unveil something 'MAJOR' on Monday
 

Mashable.com just received an invite to another Microsoft Press Conference in LA and it is said to be some 'Major' announcement.

Could it be the next Xbox?

Quote:

Well, this is intriguing.

Mashable just got an exclusive invite to a major Microsoft “Media Event” for June 18 in Los Angeles.

Nothing else — and we mean nothing — is known about the 3:30 p.m. event (more details, including the venue, should arrive by early Monday morning), but all indications are that this is not your typical Microsoft product unveiling. In fact, Microsoft is making it 100% clear that this is big:

This will be a major Microsoft announcement — you will not want to miss it.
Could they be following the footsteps of Apple with keeping a tight lip on everything and then just coming out of the closet with a bang?

Evil Avatar 06-14-2012 01:08 PM

I would guess the new version of Windows. They won't announce the new Xbox for the same reason they didn't announce it at E3 -- they don't want to lose sales before the Holiday.

Look for an announcement of the new Xbox in Q1 of next year.

hurstshifter 06-14-2012 01:15 PM

There have been a few guesses tossed around...

1. Some big news about Windows 8
2. New Microsoft Tablet (see: windows8)
3. Microsoft acquires Yammer

I would hope it is none of these.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 01:20 PM

Windows 8 has been beat around the block so much that I dont think it is that. We know so much about it that holding a major press conference seems almost pointless.

The tablet I could see.

An acquisition of a new company/product I could see as well.

But why would you call a press conference for something you could easily announce on a press release. Seems kind of fishy.

Do I think it is a new console. No, I dont, I agree with EvAv. I dont think it would hurt this holiday sales as much as it would hurt the next years. I plan on buying the games I planned on buying with or without that console announcement. So we shall see. I am kind of excited, I hope they dont let us down.

Anenome 06-14-2012 01:30 PM

WinPhone 2?

darkwarrior 06-14-2012 01:31 PM

I can't wait for the bitter disappointment when it's a new Zune.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by darkwarrior (Post 2129227)
I can't wait for the bitter disappointment when it's a new Zune.

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cruelcynic 06-14-2012 01:39 PM

I think it is a tablet event. Probably hands on for the press with this one.

Rommel 06-14-2012 01:40 PM

Since it is unknown until observed, the announcement is both a disappointment and a amazement. And no, the fact that Microsoft knows does not collapse the probability wave--they're not really human and you know it.

AspectVoid 06-14-2012 01:42 PM

The word I heard is that they'll be showing off the WindowsRT OS which is designed for ARM-based tablets. Nothing interesting, in other words.

hurstshifter 06-14-2012 01:46 PM

Quantum Physics suggests that this event is currently both an announcement of the release of the third Xbox, and a Windows 8 tablet event. Also...an ice cream social.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 01:50 PM

Ah the rumors the rumors. I love it.

Fizzl 06-14-2012 01:59 PM

Kinect + xbox games on windows 8.

Samstag 06-14-2012 02:04 PM

Xbox 720 in December 2012.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Samstag (Post 2129248)
Xbox 720 in December 2012.

Very doubtful.

Cygnus 06-14-2012 02:07 PM

I wish that was true...but they would have announced it at E3. I think it will be the win8 tablet, something that most won't care about.

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Originally Posted by Samstag (Post 2129248)
Xbox 720 in December 2012.


Major Dan 06-14-2012 02:08 PM

Major Nelson's retirement. HA HA HA, HA.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Major Dan (Post 2129252)
Major Nelson's retirement. HA HA HA, HA.

Xbox could use a new face for Xbox. A more active one too.

Anenome 06-14-2012 02:11 PM

Windows RT announcement, I can buy that one.

Rommel 06-14-2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by hurstshifter (Post 2129238)
Quantum Physics suggests that this event is currently both an announcement of the release of the third Xbox, and a Windows 8 tablet event. Also...an ice cream social.

The ice cream social is still an unobserved event and the ice cream socialess model is a more efficient theorem.

BeardedSonOfNel 06-14-2012 02:38 PM

New Tablet, Phone 8, and Xbox 720.

The whole ecosystem on display and ready for fall 2012. Too BIG to show at E3 ;)

I wish!

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BeardedSonOfNel (Post 2129267)
New Tablet, Phone 8, and Xbox 720.

The whole ecosystem on display and ready for fall 2012. Too BIG to show at E3 ;)

I wish!

Or seeing that their press conference was first, they didn't want to reveal anything and wanted to wait and see what Sony did. Seeing they didn't do anything, maybe they think they can get a head start again in the next gen. Sometimes, its a chess game in business when you have competition.

HB_IKE 06-14-2012 02:50 PM

My bet is on Windows Phone 8 that was not shown that much ... may be tablet.

excalibur1814 06-14-2012 03:05 PM

Office 15 is supposed to hit (Consumer preview) sometime now?


P.s.
"Could they be following the footsteps of Apple with keeping a tight lip on everything and then just coming out of the closet with a bang?"

Maybe they just want to be quiet and that's not due to anything Apple?

Azzy 06-14-2012 03:07 PM

Xbox 360 Halo 4 Collector's Edition Console, this time it's very green.

Nerevarine 06-14-2012 03:17 PM

Ms-dos 6.23

KlausFlouride 06-14-2012 03:45 PM

This conference is for Win 8, WP8, and related hardware.

ElektroDragon 06-14-2012 03:45 PM

Xbox Tablet

You heard it here first!

inscribed 06-14-2012 04:20 PM

microsoft buys acti/blizz?

shadow763 06-14-2012 04:25 PM

I can imagine zero things that they could announce that would be worth caring about.

Meusli 06-14-2012 04:48 PM

New ways to bring us more amazing up to date advertisements or some such nonsense.

Wolfgang 06-14-2012 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HB_IKE (Post 2129270)
My bet is on Windows Phone 8 that was not shown that much ... may be tablet.

Windows Phone 8 hasn't been shown at all (except behind closed doors). June 20th there is a Windows Phone developer conference -- where it is rumored they will be talking Windows Phone 8. So I could see Windows Phone 8 unveiled for Consumers on Monday and then the developer details on Wednesday.

SaintBlitzkrieg 06-14-2012 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by excalibur1814 (Post 2129275)
Office 15 is supposed to hit (Consumer preview) sometime now?


P.s.
"Could they be following the footsteps of Apple with keeping a tight lip on everything and then just coming out of the closet with a bang?"

Maybe they just want to be quiet and that's not due to anything Apple?

You assume, I meant something along the lines of the competition between the companies, I didn't. Apple's business model is stellar and hard to ignore, everything they drop is successful and they know when to cut their loses, know when to announce. Apple executes and makes you want to buy it. No reason why someone cant adopt that themselves. Its not because of Apples success and microsofts failures, its because of HOW Apple is successful.

Lets take an example here like dropping the next console. Why would you announce it at something everyone would expect like E3. People expect that. Instead, you tell them a few days later. You build your own hype, you announce when the competition can't announce anything, when you have the whole market at your disposal. That is what I would do.

Sony could easily have covered their asses. Stole the show to by showing a shell. Its a poker game between these two companies. Best way to win, is when they least expect it. If this is a new conference about their console launch or related items, its pure freaking genius.

Sometimes, its ok to think outside of the box to gain the most inspiration and also, attention.

BeachGaara 06-14-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Rommel (Post 2129262)
The ice cream social is still an unobserved event and the ice cream socialess model is a more efficient theorem.

Screw you! Box Social 4 Lyfe!
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Metal Khaos 06-14-2012 06:43 PM

Probably something stupid.

And yeah, no console announcement because exactly what EvAv stated. Would just be a poor business decision to announce it now before the holiday season.

Syl 06-14-2012 06:54 PM

Watch it be Kinect for the PC or something.

AkumaATR 06-14-2012 08:10 PM

DirectX is being rebranded as DirectY and released (literally liberated, after 17 years of being Windows exclusive) as a multiplatform API which will be managed by a rotating-chair consortium. This will make multiplatform development a lot easier for developers. There is also a product being unveiled, which I know nothing about. ;-) Cheers!

TUT 06-14-2012 08:22 PM

They laid off the entire Game For Windows Live team.

Anenome 06-14-2012 09:43 PM

DirectY, lol :) DirectYNOT? :P

Azzy 06-14-2012 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meusli (Post 2129294)
New ways to bring us more amazing up to date advertisements or some such nonsense.

i lol'd

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