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Dephoenix's E3 2017 Microsoft Wish List

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E3 IS STILL COMING! I don't know how to stop it! So instead I figured I'd make another wish list in anticipation of gaming's biggest expo. Last time I did Sony, a company that has already won my loyalty. So I decided this time to focus on a company that has struggled to gain my support.
 
Microsoft:
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I've never been a major Microsoft fan. Their consoles are fine. The first Xbox is good and the 360 is pretty swell (after they fixed the Red Ring issue). However, I've held out of getting an XBOne for two main reasons. 1) The XBOne, from what I've heard from friends who own one, has some issues including slow loading and 2) none of its exclusive games are "must-haves" for me. Never been a Halo fan, nor a Gears of War fan. I was planning on getting one for Scalebound but, well…you know. So anyway, Microsoft has a big task ahead of them to convince me getting an XBOne would be a good idea.
 
Battletoads
 
Battletoads - I played Battletoads on NES a lot as a kid. To the point where even though I now acknowledge the game isn't very well designed, I still have a lot of affection for the property. A new, well made, Battletoads would definitely incentivize me toward the XBOne. Not much else to say. Battletoads.
 
Banjo Kazooie
 
Banjo Kazooie - #confessiontoid I don't really like Banjo Kazooie/Tooie. I generally find most of Rare's N64 games to be nowhere near as good as people seem to hype them up as. That being said, I do enjoy the mascot platformer sub genre, and I did enjoy Yooka Laylee enough that I believe that if the right team was behind it, a Banjo revival could be good. And more importantly, I would take a new game as a sign that Microsoft was finally listening to their fans and giving them what they want.
 
Killer Instinct
 
Killer Instinct 2 - Killer Instinct is one of the few games that still makes me want an XBOne. So announcing a sequel would definitely make me even more so. I just kind of hope they ditch the free-to-play model, as I don't really enjoy that model much. But still, the KI reboot is one of the XBOne's big selling points, so it would be foolish of Microsoft not to continue the series.
 
Blinx
 
Blinx 3 - It's time to bring this character out of retirement. I'm not sure why Microsoft hasn't done anything with him for so long, but they're hurting for exclusives, so why not resurrect this IP? There's been a small resurgence of mascot platformers lately, and the audience is definitely there. I'd definitely get an XBOne for a new Blinx game.
 
Kameo
 
New Kameo - Never played a Kameo game. But Microsoft owns the IP and should probably do something with it. Seriously, they have nothing really to lose. I don't have much to say about this one, sorry.
 
Perfect Dark
 
Perfect Dark - DOOM 2016 was a great game. One of the reasons I loved it was because it felt like a natural evolution of the old(ish) school arcade-y FPS. If Microsoft could give Perfect Dark a similar treatment, it would definitely make me want it. 
 
Well, that's it, I guess. I know this lost is pretty short, and I'm sorry about that, but I said before I'm not a big Microsoft fan, so unfortunately I don't have much to anticipate from them. I do hope they bring some interesting announcements this year, and sell me on an XBOne. With that said, here's to hoping for a pleasant surprise form Microsoft this year!

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About dephoenixone of us since 10:41 AM on 03.01.2016

Former Head of Destructoid's Unofficial Book Club, Former Head of the Unofficial Book of the Month Club, and Self-Appointed Supreme High Priest of #TeamSandwich.

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the very first game (I remember) playing. Since then I have been a big fan of the medium.

I'm an avid gamer, aspiring writer, and a big fan of dark, offbeat humor. RPGs and platformers are my bread and butter, but I'm also a fair action/adventure guy too. Really there are no genres I outright dislike, just individual games. Every game genre offers something different, and I've come to love the variety. I feel the same way with comics, movies, manga, etc. Not really hung up on "genres", I just like what I like, and I don't care what genre it is.

Recently I've been trying to "break out of my shell" by getting out of my comfort zone and trying things I normally would not. Because of this I have discovered lots of new games, books, manga, shows, and movies that I now love. I do my part now to try to help others expand their horizons and get out of their own familiar space and try new things.

Destructoid has been a big help in getting me to broaden my horizons, and interact with more people outside my familiar circle of friends and acquaintances. I've come to love this site, and look forward to sharing more with you knuckleheads.

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