Saturday, November 9, 2013

XBox One Tour comes to Scottsdale Arizona

I was recently making an observation about how Phoenix doesn’t have PR events like some of the larger cities across the US does. Well someone at Microsoft must have been listening because MashButtons was invited to Scottsdale Studios to attend the XBox One tour. What exactly is the XBox One Tour? It is a boat load of the next gen consoles running the upcoming games on individual playing stations, fueled by loud music, tournaments, Doritos, and Mountain Dew.
Luckily, we were able to head in early without the crowds of people, just a few press sources and any game we wanted, unfortunately FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4 are still under embargo. There was a line out the door in the small studio about the size of a mid to large sized E3 booth and a capacity of 200 people all chomping at the bit to play FIFA 14, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Battlefield 4, Kinect Sports Rivals, Forza 5, Ryse, Skylanders Swap Force, Crimson Dragon, Peggle 2, and Loco Cycle. My time was mostly spent with Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Killer Instinct which are the three Microsoft exclusives that will not be found on the next PlayStation. Killer instinct was beautiful and played so smoothly, but my main squeeze after the party was Dead Rising 3 which gameplay wise and the amount of zombies on screen was leaps and bounds ahead of it’s predecessors.
The energy was amazing from Major Nelson, pictured with us below, to the crowds of gamers looking to play the titles they have only heard about and watched gameplay videos of over the past few months and the Xbox attendants that were handing out high fives  willing to try and help with any questions. The XBox One Tour is taking place in a number of states across the country, but for those that may have missed it in Phoenix, fear not as you have one more day to check out the festivities. For additional information, click here, and be sure to check out this free, first come first served next gen gaming event and good time.

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