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From Open World Drivatars To Smugness Overdrive - The Rest Of Microsoft's E3 Press Conference!

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From Open World Drivatars To Smugness Overdrive - The Rest Of Microsoft's E3 Press Conference!

We've all had our say about Microsoft's impressive E3 presentation and dealt with some of the bigger stories, but Spencer and co. delivered plenty of reveals, surprises and third-party cameos during the ninety minute spectacular.

So to make things easier for you, here's everything we haven't individually reported on complete with trailers - though naturally we'll bring you the latest details as we get them over the next few days!

Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 is set to bring real personality and flair to the driving experience as we hoon 200 cars around beautiful European scenery. An expansive open world allows the team to bring Dynamic Weather to the franchise for the first time, alongside retooled Drivatar AI that reacts to the newly open environments.

In other Forza news, the Nurburgring is now available to freely download for Forza 5. It's a bit of a slog, but a fan-favourite that's long overdue nevertheless.

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix

If you thought that Dead Rising 3 was a little brown, its newly-announced DLC pack is set to change all that. It's a massive colourful fan service parody containing cosplay costumes, ridiculous boss battles and the return of Frank West... and better yet it's available to download right now.

Perhaps wait for a few reviews to drop before taking the plunge, though, since we have to point out that the Season Pass DLC was utterly atrocious. Hopefully they'll have learned their lesson this time.

Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive looks really, really fun. However, the brand new trailer spent a little too long mocking other games and introducing an obnoxious main character for our liking -- despite the exciting gameplay impressing.

It smacks of smugness, to be honest... and the pressure is on. Sunset Overdrive has to deliver now or face some serious humiliation. Thankfully we reckon that Insomniac are onto a winner here! Crazy guns, colourful environments and grind rails aplenty? Count us in.

Always good to see next-gen games arriving in 2014 too.

Fable Legends is happening (and we can't stop it)

The appalling voice acting and hackneyed fantasy setting continues in yet another sequel of the franchise that needs to go away. The asymmetric multiplayer tower defence sections look like fun, but frankly, we reckon that we could make better fantasy RPGs in...

Project Spark... Meets Conker?!

Project Spark is going from strength to strength in beta, letting you design your own RPGs and games from numerous genres. New content packs include space content and Conker The Squirrel courtesy of Rare, who'll bring his foulmouthed ultraviolence to the proceedings. It'll be a nightmare to moderate, but it's always great to see Rare mascots return regardless of the circumstances.

We're still excited about Project Spark - expect more hands-on coverage very soon.

Inside - Limbo Creator's New Game First On Xbox One

It might not surprise you to learn that the creators of Limbo are working on another bleak monochromatic platformer, nor that it's a timed Xbox One exclusive given that the same was true for Limbo. However, we're always thrilled to see new and exciting indie games on consoles.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Ori And The Blind Forest

It's... so... beautiful! Ori and the Blind Forest is an action-adventure platformer that chronicles Ori's quest to solve the mysteries of a dying wood while escaping the evil clutches of the Dark Owl Kuro.

With gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack to die for, this was a real breath of fresh air during the Xbox presser. Here's hoping we can say the same of the finished product - colour us excited!

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We LOVE indie games. So does Microsoft, with hundreds of old, remastered and new boutique titles heading to Xbox One. From Capy Games' Below to Inafune's Mighty No. 9, there's a lot to look forward to here!

Evolve Beta Exclusive To Xbox One

Evolve is looking very tasty indeed, an asymmetrical multiplayer experience designed by the team behind Left 4 Dead. We'll be able to get an early taste of hunting down a terrifying beast -- or BEING the beast -- later this year on Xbox One.

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