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New Xbox expected amid Microsoft confirming two-hour long E3 2019 presentation

Published: 27/May/2019 10:23 Updated: 27/May/2019 11:29

by Paul Cot

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Microsoft have confirmed that their E3 2019 presentation could take up to two hours, hinting that a brand new Xbox console could be revealed at the event. 

Microsoft presentation length

Previous durations of Microsoft presentations at E3 have never reached the two hour mark. Their presentation at E3 2018 lasted just over 100 minutes and 2016/2017 clocked in at around the 90 minute mark.

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The fact that Microsoft have gone out their way to confirm the length of the conference shows they must have a lot to talk about. This only adds credence to the strong rumors that the new Xbox console(s) will be revealed at E3 2019.

MicrosoftMicrosoft’s presentation is arguably the main event of E3 2019…

New Xbox console

A next generation Xbox console has been rumored in some capacity for years now. With the next Sony console having its first details revealed back in April 2019, more information about the next Xbox are more than certainly due. 

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Of course, at this point, next generation consoles could still be quite a distance away. Even so, a late 2020 release date is being touted for the both of them. This means we are now getting towards the time that, logically, console reveals would take place.

The console reveal itself is expected to include a list of specs and some information on Microsoft’s new Project xCloud. However, a physical look at the console isn’t expected to be revealed.

Xbox One X reveal

The Xbox One X was first teased at E3 2016, before releasing 17 months later in November, 2017. While still a major reveal, the Xbox One X was essentially an upgrade to the original Xbox One. Therefore, this entirely new generation of Xbox is a more important reveal.

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MicrosoftThe Xbox One X was the last major console to be revealed…

Pressure on Microsoft

It has been well documented that Sony have opted to skip E3 2019, which not only adds pressure to the Microsoft presentation but also allows the focus to be entirely on them. Despite this some PS5 information may be revealed after all.

There was a clear winner in the PS4 vs Xbox One battle, with the PS4 outselling the Xbox by substantial margins, but E3 2019 gives Microsoft an opportunity to attempt to right that supposed wrong.

Smash

Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.