The PowerSwitch – Grading the Microsoft E3 2017 Press Conference

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Scott White and Greg Montique from Dashing Nerds join the podcast as Microsoft takes the stage at E3 2017, our immediate post-show grades, Project Scorpio receives its final name as Xbox One X, Minecraft unites its player base, Cuphead finally has a release date, looking at the artistic style of Microsoft’s revealed games, Xbox One X’s place in the console and PC markets, the state of Xbox exclusives, and personal experiences with the Sea of Thieves alpha

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  • (:58) – Main Topic: Grading the Microsoft E3 2017 Press Conference
    • Xbox One X
    • Forza Motorsport 7
    • Minecraft unites the platforms
    • Sea of Thieves extended demo
    • Cuphead release date
    • Crackdown 3 and Terry Crews
    • Original Xbox backwards compatibility
    • Anthem
  • (23:11) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • The value of artistic style in games
    • The power of realism with Forza
  • (30:21) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
    • The new top PC developer
    • Effects of shifting strategy to PC
    • PS4 Pro’s actual competitor
    • What do families look for this holiday?
  • (40:16) – Caller: Damon (North Carolina)
    • The state of Xbox One exclusives
    • Who is Xbox One actually for?
    • VR as a possible future-proof differentiator
    • Developer hurdles with varying console power levels
  • (51:29) – Game Recommendation
  • (54:34) – Outro


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Peter Spezia

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Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.