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Ask CVG Anything: Xbox One opinions, is Sonic returning to form?

Plus: What games emotionally disturbed us, Dog versus crab versus Reggie

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What do you think SEGA will do with these new Sonic games for Wii U and 3DS? Do you expect them to be any good and what would you like to see? - Herbert_Rarr

Chris: F**KING SONIC IS THE BEST, I THINK SEGA ARE GOING TO ROCK THE S**T OUT OF THE 3DS AND WII U. THEM GAMES ARE GOING TO BE AMAZEBALLS. CELTIC RULE.*

Rob: It's too early to judge, I think. Recent Sonic games have been a real mixed bag, though there are signs Sega is gaining a better understanding of what makes Sonic work in the modern age (the transition to 3D really damaged the quality of the series, overall).

There are great dual-screen opportunities with both devices that I think Sega can take advantage of. For some reason I'm thinking a Sonic Spinball style would work excellently, mixing together platforming and pinball between screens.

Tamoor: I believe that Sega is still capable of putting out good Sonic games, Rush and, more recently, Colours are proof of this I really hope that, given that it's the start of a new generation, Sega gets it into gear and treats Sonic right. After seeing the first screenshot of the hexagonal sphere floating in the sky I can't get Mario Galaxy out of my head, I wouldn't mind if they borrowed some ideas from that game.

And Chris, tone it down will you mate.


Since the site revamp you've all had new profile pictures at the bottom of your stories, and all look smashing by the way. But what was somebody doing behind the camera when Tamoor had his taken? Because he looks really disgusted yet intrigued with whatever it was. - El Mag

Tamoor: What? That's my default face! That explains why women give me dirty looks.

Chris: THAT AND THE REST OF YOUR PATHETIC EXISTENCE.

Tamoor: Chris! Come on now, I will report you to HR.


Would you want to see a rebooted Blinx or Kameo on the next gen Xbox?

Chr1s: No one gives a s**t about either of those games.

Tamoor: Chris! Those were both great games. Kameo had some great ideas, it was the first Xbox 360 game I played and I really enjoyed it. Had that Rare charm that we're all clamoring for these days. I'd love a Kameo 2.

Honestly Chris, what is wrong with you?

Chris: This amorous mania


CoD Ghosts Attack Dog vs. Giant Enemy Crab vs. Reggie's body. Who wins? - Balladeer

Chr1s: Reggie's body! Reggie's beautiful, beautiful, sweaty body.

Tamoor: Errrrrrrr...what?

Chr1s: This amorous mania

Tamoor: Huh?


Is it true that the cheering during the presentation was from Microsoft employees standing at the back. And that some were dressed like Hulk Hogan and were waving those giant foam hands around? - Barry316

Andy: Any E3 veteran will tell you that 'whooping' is a common trait of Microsoft's press conferences compared to the comparatively restrained atmospheres to its Japanese rivals. Since the Xbox reveal was held in a tent slap bang in the middle of Microsoft's campus, I imagine that a fair few of the hollas did indeed come from its employees - but I noticed investors and foreign press in attendance contributing to the noise too.

Tamoor: Makes a whole lot of sense that Microsoft's employees would be there and cheering. Can't really blame them, some of them have probably been working on the Xbox One for years, I'd be ecstatic.

Chr1s: MONEY HAT!

Tamoor: This is getting out of hand...

Chr1s: This amorous mania

Tamoor: WHY DO YOU KEEP SAYING THAT?


It's obviously early days and E3 is still to come but I'm very interested to see what you guys think about what's been presented so far. - phate666

Andy: After the painful drought of the past year and a half it's brilliant just to have some interesting, non-sequel games on the horizon. In terms of the new consoles we've certainly only seen half of the story - there are plenty of new exclusives lined up for reveal in LA. Stay tuned.

Tamoor: I like what I've seen of both consoles so far. Admittedly, I understand what PS4 much better than I understand the Xbox One, but I'm sure much of that confusion will be dispelled at E3. I'm really excited for the event, I'm anticipating A LOT of games will be shown too.

K1lla Chr1s: NNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSS. This amorous mania.

Tamoor: ....


Hi guys, what game effected you emotionally, disturbed or traumatised you? I'd say FFVII for me. - ob1kev

Tamoor: There were points in Amnesia that I struggled to maintain composure with. I loved that game, but I had to really psyche myself up to play it. I guess that counts as traumatising in a small way.

Oh and Silent Hill for PlayStation. That was very scary.

K1lla Chr1s: I'M WELL HARD SO NOTHING PHASES ME, UNLIKE TAMOOR THE WIMP.

Tamoor: What is going on here?

K1lla Chr1s This amorous mania...

Tamoor: Stop it!


Nintendo have said that the next Smash Bros. will be in video form at their E3 showings. What do you want to see in it? Any must-have characters/courses/tunes/gameplay changes? (Personally I'm hoping that Sonic is brutally disembowelled in the opening credits, setting up the motivation for the one-player mode and rendering him unplayable.) - Balladeer

Tamoor: I know this is blasphemy and not what Smash is about, but I'd to see some more depth and skill required in execution. I understand that approachability is important for Smash, but I'd really like to engage with what on a moment to moment basis more.

K1-*a C-c-c-c-errr-Cr1s: This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania, This amorous mania.

Tamoor What the f--- wait a second... 'This amorous mania'


With most of the Xbox One reveal spent on TV features do you think Microsoft is starting to lose touch with its core fanbase? - Jack Fermor-Worrell

Andy: Let's not jump to conclusions. It's true Microsoft focused on TV and entertainment this week, but the second half of its Xbox One reveal happens in 2 weeks time - and we're promised plenty of games. At the moment PS4 looks more appealing for the core, but that could change immediately with the announcement of a few key exclusives.

-------:mania, amorous, mania, amorous...

Tamoor: Oh no...

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