Microsoft E3 Conference Finished

It's all over! "Hoo boy!" as Don Mattrick would probably say. "What a day!" Microsoft's E3 conference is over. Scroll down to read our entire transcript of the event, which saw the announcement of a remodelled Xbox 360, loads more on Kinect - née Natal - and the occasional glimpse of a game that works with a boring old controller.

Or, if you can't be bothered, check out the following stories, galleries and videos:

- New Xbox 360 in the US this week, July in Europe
- New Xbox 360 hands-on
- Digital Foundry: New Xbox 360 tech breakdown
- New Xbox 360 detailed on video
- New slim Xbox 360 photograph gallery
- New Halo: Reach trailer shows space combat
- Kinect launches in the US on 4th November
- GameStop gives Kinect $149.99 price tag / Greenberg: Kinect pricing "purely speculative"
- Hands-on with Kinect launch titles
- Microsoft shows Kinect Hub and Video Kinect
- Microsoft lists third-party Kinect titles
- Kinect needs separate plug on old 360s
- Forza Motorsport for Kinect in 2011
- Microsoft does Star Wars Kinect deal
- Call of Duty DLC will be first on 360 through 2012
- Crytek doing exclusive Xbox 360 game
- Fable III gets release date

Original introduction: Given all the headlines over the past 12 hours you'd be forgiven for thinking Microsoft's already had its E3 press conference: Natal has become Kinect, there are half a dozen games to read about, and there's also talk of a slim Xbox 360 with built-in Wi-Fi and a 250GB hard drive.

All that, of course, came from a mixture of leaks and Microsoft's "Project Natal Experience" event last night, exclusively focused on what we now called Kinect. The real meat of Microsoft's announcements - presumably including Kinect pricing and hardcore game revelations - comes today at 10am PST / 6pm BST.

We'll be there, as usual. Eurogamer's Ellie Gibson will be reporting live from within the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles and we'll be posting all the news, screenshots, videos and other treats we can uncover throughout and into the evening.

All this and E3 itself doesn't even start until tomorrow. Amazing scenes. Stick with this page for our live Microsoft coverage, which begins below!

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  • bad09 4 years ago

    "we saw what we needed to make Kinect a must-have holiday purchase."





    That is the funniest thing I've seen on the internet since the MS 2010 E3 conference!
  • Dolly 4 years ago

    Nintendo are going to blow Microsoft AND Sony out of the water later today with their big Vitality Sensor reveal *cough*
  • sneetch 4 years ago

  • Kneesrs 4 years ago

    I liked it. Fewer "hardcore" games than I'd hoped for, but I understand this year's focus on Kinect and I believe I now qualify as excited for it. And Fable III gets a rousing "Squeeeee!" from me.



    There was enough to satisfy me for this year's conference. Some Gears 3 4-player co-op demo'd on stage, date for Fable III, the surprise Crytek game, and - between system functionality and some of the games - we saw what we needed to make Kinect a must-have holiday purchase. Add in some of the offline info (such as Netflix Search) and the games being shown at other conferences and I'm a happy 360 owner. (Actually have two of them and, despite four kids, no Wii. We've always found the 360 to be a great family console.)



    As far as the free 360's, I think it's less of a bribe and more of trying to get the consoles out into the wild faster. Most reputable journos collect their conference swag/freebies and pass it along to their readers in some fashion. On the other hand, Mattrick's attitude in announcing it didn't do him any favors and it's a pretty risky move that certainly invites scrutiny and criticism. Ah well.







  • The-Jack-Burton 4 years ago

    Holy crap is this terrible. I can only watch for 30sec at a time before I have to turn the channel.



    Is that what E3 is, just a bunch of horribly scripted commercials with bad acting. I though this was supposed to be some heavy duty tech demonstrations, not a bunch of this . . . crap



    Seriously this is actually making me feel ill
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    And most gamers i know either don't have a Wii or the ones that do haven't used it since Mario Galaxy 1 came out.
  • Raiko101 4 years ago

    Most casuals I know still put their Wii to good use.
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    That's how a gamer thinks, not a casual.



    Casual's see something they want and get it even if they're not going to use it all that much, hence casual.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    @spudsbuckley : Not sure.



    I think a lot of casuals will look at it and go "well i already have a wii which does that - and i never play that any more"



  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    'MS really dropped the ball this year'



    Did they though?



    I sincerely think that this waggle-eye-toy thing is going to trounce stuff like GoW3 and Fable 3 sales wise, which is a very bad thing for us gamers who like actual games and not mom-centric shovelware.



    If this does well, which i think it will, i'm very worried for consoles as a whole. Thank god for PC gaming :)
  • smelly 4 years ago

    New NFS looks ace!



    It REALLY looked like burnout ...

  • smelly 4 years ago

    WOWZER!! EA's one is ALREADY more interesting!

  • Findus 4 years ago

    @smelly watching it here



    http://www.justin.tv/sforsytosis
  • I\'mListening 4 years ago

    A life-draining, soul-sucking, energy-destroying conference. Tedious and mostly irrelevant to my gaming needs. Fuck Kinect and all the shit that comes with it. I wanted to be dazzled by Gamers games. MS really dropped the ball this year. And when I've only just bought a super elite to replace my old 360... I want to know what I'll be playing over the next year, not what the old grannies and Wii consumers would want to play. Leave that to Nintendo. Hopefully the Sony conference will show some love.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    Anyone know if any website has the EA conference on feed?

  • MaoZedong 4 years ago

    Hehe
  • smelly 4 years ago

    @superet:



    "Wow, that's so great, sis. What else can we do?"

    "Lets watch porn and virtually lez up on camera - i'm in my bedroom already!"

  • smelly 4 years ago

    >Glad they showed Fable III at least!



    Did they?



    I genuinely couldnt remember that bit!

  • smelly 4 years ago

    >I just find it odd that you haven't bought a PS3 yet. What gives?



    There's nothing on the ps3 yet that i want that i cant get on 360. There needs to be more than 1 game to justify taking up even more space under my tv.



    But after todays showing - and knowing what sony's got coming for the ps3.. that's gonna change very very soon.
  • sfp_noodle 4 years ago

    That whole e3 was embarrasing. Worst conference in years and the whole free 360 for the press thing at the end was the best way they could find to cover up the fact they have one good exclusive in Gears of War 3 coming out in 2011? Shocking and shameless. I'm actually considering selling my 360 as the PS3 has everything I want exclusive wise plus all the good multiplatform stuff. I'll probably play Gears of War 3 on my brother's 360 when it's released.
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Sony have announced sequels but they had first party studios to develop new games. MS need to sort that out as they rely to heavily on third party and this conference exposed that horribly.
  • Steroyd 4 years ago

    and Sony better have something more to show other than an endless list of sequels...

    I'll be surprised if they do because they've already "leaked" Socom 4, KZ3, Infamous 2 etc.
  • PsychoPriest 4 years ago

    My round up of the show - http://videogamesatemybaby.wordp
    ress.com...
  • SeesThroughAll 4 years ago

    The cheaper (hopefully more reliable) 360 "slim" (it's not really slim, although it sure is pretty) sounds like a good deal, and worth keeping an eye out for :). Other than hardware announcements, and a convincing exhibition of the Kinect peripheral, there wasn't really much new on MS's front. Far from disastrous, but far from amazing as well...



    I expect Nintendo to really excite us with the 3DS, and Sony better have something more to show other than an endless list of sequels...
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    haha I think anyone claiming this is anywhere near the level of fail that was seen at E3 2006 by Sony has to watch that again and stop fooling yourselves.



    As a core gamer I agree it was underwhelming, too much focus on the casual market, too cheesey, family friendly and nicey nicey ect. Im not at all suprised though theyve spent alot of money on Kenetic with the aim of bringing more casual gamers/none gamers to the 360 platform, I just hope its business as usual for core gamers after they've sold this to the casuals.



    Highlight of the show was the camp geeky looking guy doing the dance game as girly as possible.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    Thank you Ellie for making this tragedy of a conference somewhat entertaining. Except for the availability of the slim 360 (I really like the design) no suprises at all. To be honest I thought Kinectimals was the highlight of the entire conference. The presentation with the little girl was really cute and well done.
  • GamesConnoisseur 4 years ago

    Would be interesting to see if Nintendo ll better this and Sony's, I don't doubt that a major part of all conferences is about grabbing the bloated but thin casual marketshare that belonged to Nintendo up to now.



    Actually am thinking Sony may come out with rosier appreications from the core gamers, as doesn't see much beyond what we already expected from MS. I m not one of those who declares Gears of War 3, Halo Reach etc a lost causes, as these will do sells and yet I also expect would be actually much more enjoyable.



    Third parties core games are basically where all the action gonna be, will watch out for those during rest of E3.
  • GreyBeard 4 years ago

    Today was a good day for Giant Enemy Crabs.

    After this may our dishonour be forgotten.



    ;p
  • IronGiant 4 years ago

    Easily their worst E3, let's see if Sony can come up with something even worse! It's easy for Nintendo, announce and show the 3DS and watch the money roll in..
  • JaysonG 4 years ago

    we love you ron
  • RobotRocker 4 years ago

    That "Journalist Bribery" could also be an excuse to ship out new slim Debug units as well



    Relax children.
  • davisorle 4 years ago

    I dont know if you watched it but one of the best things I watched them announcing was that XBL will be available EVERYWHERE. There are shitloads of people like me ( I live in Greece again now ) that own a 360 and had to put fake / old adresses for accounts that support XBL and couldnt even download expansions like Gears of War 2 etc due to the restrictions even with a fake address etc...



    Oh and im selling my older xbox, keeping my Elite and getting the new one before its sold here in Greece and I have to give it cheaper :p
  • Nikanoru 4 years ago

    Haha oh man, I love how it was all just the usual explosions and grey action games with burly men, with the other half them trying to be nintendo.
  • ronuds 4 years ago

    Get over the "journalist bribery" folks - it happens all the time. I'm sure your favourite console maker is guilty of it, too.



    Good grief - of all the things to complain about.
  • ronuds 4 years ago

    A bit underwhelming.



    Glad they showed Fable III at least!
  • mossychops001 4 years ago

    The journalist bribery was shameless.



    +1
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    smelly(I do beleive you own a 360 I dont however beleive you have no bias for a second... dont confuse the two) you did do the same thing last year and the year before that, before you bought a 360 you were even saying the same thing... I just find it odd that you haven't bought a PS3 yet. What gives? You've consistantly done damage control for Sony in the past where there was obvious reason to be critical, you consistantly say "PS3's line up seems better to me this year" every E3, now its not that you aren't entitled to that opinion either but you clearly might have been better off with PS3 maybe by the looks of it... I couldnt disagree more personally but my tastes are obviously different.



    Its a genuine observation, nothing immature about it, vice versa if anything and how many times does it need to be said that owning a console doesnt mean you cant have biased against the platform holder.



    I have already said as a core gamer I was a bit underwhelmed by the E3 showing this year, alot of the focus is understandably on the casual market since Kenitic is all about bringing more of them to the 360 platform(hopefully thats not sign they are going to ease off on their support for core gamers).



    The positives are Kentic itself is looking anything but laggy(seriously you'd be lying if you came away trying to claim that based off what we saw) and GOW3 looked pretty close(although some direct feed footage will settle it fully) to the shots released that everyone was arguing whether they were pre-rendered or not(Epic rarely disappoint in the visual upgrade stakes and this is no exception... anyone claiming that looked grey there is no hope for).
  • CallousB 4 years ago

    I thought the pace of the conference was decent. I suspect the mass market will love what they have seen on Kinect..but other than the lightsaber game there was not that would make me "jump in". Every big casual Wii title cloned..and Nintendogs as well.



    I'm looking forward to the content from Nintendo tomorrow..but not the conference overall...no matter how many great announcements they have..they seem able to kill any hype with a haze of dullness for the next hour..by which time you've forgotten the good stuff.
  • Tallon4 4 years ago

    Worst E3 presentation in years....what a bummer
  • CASE 4 years ago

    http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox36
    0/4-/155...
  • smelly 4 years ago

    "This is really upsetting, seeing Microsoft attempting to bribe the people who already get the games for free. "



    NEWSFLASH - Game publishers and hardware makers give out free stuff to journalists all the time...

  • MilkYMoO 4 years ago

    Dissapointing indeed for hardcore gamers. Where were all the xbl arcade announcements?. The new 360 is stunning, easily the best looking console since the original megadrive, including even the black Wii.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >or do you like pretending to be a 360 owner with no bias against MS too much?



    My 360 gamertag - mrsmellyclam



    Yes i "hate" them. And the fact i found that presentation boring with nothing there for me to enjoy is because i "hate" them and have a "bias" against them. Hell that must mean i "hate" nintendo as i said the same thing 2 years ago during their boring performance...



    *sigh* grow up..
  • RobotRocker 4 years ago

    Hey EG. Yeah, you dont need that Slim 360 as you have enough in your office right?



    Can I have it?
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >God, I couldn't sit thru this a second time.



    LMAO!



    Yeah it was like watching that REALLY SHIT nintendo presentation from 2 years ago!

  • Calgon 4 years ago

    smelly didnt you say the same last year? You can always trade your 360 in and get PS3 plenty of people have done it both ways... or do you like pretending to be a 360 owner with no bias against MS too much?

  • drumbaby 4 years ago

    "Sony and Microsoft tomorrow."



    God, I couldn't sit thru this a second time.
  • MaoZedong 4 years ago

    @Calgon

    No I don't remember Sony giving away PS3 Slim or PSP Go. Maybe I'm wrong.
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    Sorry bout the multiposts, website took a shit.



    The slim 360, while nice, is what the 360 should always have been and the only reason i'll get one will be if my current one breaks.
  • Monkey_Puncher 4 years ago

    After last years show, that really was a damp squib. I was so bored for large parts of that...



    I hope there's some stuff on the show floor that interests me...
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Even the biggest 360 fanboys must of found that boring?



    360 Slim looks ace tho and my soon to be traded red Elite will go towards that.
  • TonyHarrison 4 years ago

    Casual games are cool all of a sudden. It's like the last few years of Nintendo abuse from Microsoft never happened...
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >Cue the 360 has no games predictable comments.



    Well those comments are only predictable because they didnt actually show anything!



    I was hoping for at LEAST one big game reveal at the end.. But at the moment i'm jealous of ps3 owners - they seem to have a better line up of games.. The new game from the ico guys looks especially good! And I want to play ico in hd (never played the original)

  • Liamario 4 years ago

    Poor showing. I suppose they have no more games to steal and now all they are left with is their own homemade games.
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    52pickup good timing lol.
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    MaoZedong didnt Sony do the same thing last year?
  • 52pickup 4 years ago

    That was boring and only 1 new hardcore game (GOW look alike). Cue the 360 has no games predictable comments.
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    I was hoping Rare had some suprises for us. There was one core game reveal from crytek the rest was all either already confirmed to be there or aimed at the casual market. So core gamers are going to predictably call fail forgetting that most of this is aimed at the Casual wii market(no reason other than the addon argument those games cant have the same success as the "crap cheesey wavey games" the same people pay full price for on Wii only this time they get it in HD with full body control) who probably wont be watching any of the E3 conferences oddly enough.
  • domoslaf 4 years ago

    Microsoft, you forgot Poland!
  • MaoZedong 4 years ago

    The journalist bribery was shameless.
  • king2001 4 years ago

    Echo...echo...
  • smelly 4 years ago

    And THATS how microsoft get good write ups.. Giving out free 360's to everyone....



    Cue lots of websites saying this was the best conference ever!

  • Rufus 4 years ago

    HOLY SHIT!
  • TaniumZX 4 years ago

    Ellie!! Ellie!! Your sooooo funny and cool, will you be my friend??



    Just have a tug and get over it!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    And THATS how microsoft get good write ups.. Giving out free 360's to everyone....



    Cue lots of websites saying this was the best conference ever!

  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Wow a Blu Ray xbox
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    PS360!



    Wonder what colour the RRoD will be now?
  • CallousB 4 years ago

    So Microsoft wins the conferences..with a bribe.
  • AOFanboi 4 years ago

    Ooh, they are doing an Oprah, "Everyone gets a 360 Slim!"
  • Rufus 4 years ago

    Slim got real!
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Looks like the old xbox :)



    Still built in Wi-Fi is good.
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    At last, the new 360:)



    I actually quite like the look of that...
  • smelly 4 years ago

    Hmm.. big reveal is a smaller 360... hmmm..



    Would making it smaller make it more reliable?

  • karaokequeen3 4 years ago

    Well, the Italian reveal was right after all...
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    What is the SDF standing for out of interest?
  • ccfb 4 years ago

    Still can't quite reconcile this business of games with the phrase VIP somehow.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    Come on!! Do a big end of conference reveal to blow my socks off!!



    PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!! Not been much i wanted to play yet!

  • basalarmageddon 4 years ago

    by the norse god's this is dire....
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    360 Slim...incoming
  • CallousB 4 years ago

    LucasArts must really hate Nintendo.
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    If that's the future, gimme the past...
  • smelly 4 years ago

    "That dance game seemed to fare a LOT better but the fitness game and other Kinect titles seemed to suffer to me... "





    Well the person was REPEATING what was on screen,.. She wasnt controlling the character... Which is why you didnt see any delay. You're basically putting yourself into poses at roughly the same time as on screen looking at it.. Basically it's got more in common with guitar hero.



    That's why there wasnt a lag on that one. The fitness game was recreating her moves exactly.

  • Calgon 4 years ago

    Capa26 the fitness game didnt seem to have any at all to me one of the best examples of it Id say. Also all pro 360 comments get negged on SDFgamer.net these days.
  • smallvillefan 4 years ago

    The Star Wars game was easily the best thing about that Kinect, and that looked pretty lame after about 10 seconds :/



    Am I right in thinking that all those Kinect games are full retail, disc based games? Fucking hell...
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    How is he accelerating?? Thats the question
  • bad09 4 years ago

  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    Forza 4?



    Oh thank fuck.



    Oh never mind, more waggle garbage.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    "Capa26 BS you need your eyes checked... there is no evedent signs of lag."



    Firstly I didn't neg you for that comment so obviously someone else thinks there is a lag issue.



    That dance game seemed to fare a LOT better but the fitness game and other Kinect titles seemed to suffer to me...
  • smelly 4 years ago

    YAY!! Starwars!



    Boo!! It seems to be on rails...



    This is like the wii all over again!

  • bad09 4 years ago

    ALL I FUCKING WANT IS BATTLEFRONT 3, YOU HEAR LUCASARTS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • laharl80 4 years ago

    If there is a cossack mode it might be entertaining
  • karaokequeen3 4 years ago

    LIGHTSABERS!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    "Came in the comments section hoping smelly was spouting bollocks to make this depressing presentation more entertaining... "





    Why thanks! Dunno what's "bollocks" about me saying the fitness game looking alright though.



    And there's still the big "end of conference" reveal.... High hopes for that... Hopefully it's not a shooter.

  • cheekyjay 4 years ago

    Thank you Harmonix for making the final scene of Napoleon Dynamite a reality!
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    This will be BIG!
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    Can you also punch that stupid looking hiphop smurf?
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    Lol camp nerd dancing. Shouldnt laugh but its hard not to.
  • Gaol 4 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH



    This is off the chart camp.
  • Rufus 4 years ago

    Mega 64's gonna have a field day with this guy dancing............
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    They missed a trick here, they should have got Jon Heder as Napolen Dynamite to demo this part.
  • karaokequeen3 4 years ago

    I wanna dance like Bez!
  • scagfest 4 years ago

    Sony, it's yours to loose...
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    'So they spend more time on this toss than on an MGS game?? '



    This shit will make many times more money than any MGS game.
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    Goddamn core gamers of EG. Shut up. This is some cool shizzle.
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    They should have got Donald Faison to do the Bell Biv DeVoe dance
  • laharl80 4 years ago

    So they spend more time on this toss than on an MGS game??
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    Capa26 BS you need your eyes checked... there is no evedent signs of lag.
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    Oh FFS, even Ellie is getting bored now. Why are you asshole devs ruining my hobby? I'm dreading the Sony conference now :(
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Now Just Dance
  • Rufus 4 years ago

    "That girl is POOOIIIIISSSSSON!"



    Always reminds me of Scrubs
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    Namaste.



    :(
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    25 calories? I wonder if they will fix it to say kcal once the game ships.
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Sony wont be cursing....they actually have core games with the Move. Thats the difference here. Anyway the lag is pretty noticeable
  • drumbaby 4 years ago

    They're only getting warmed up, peeps. Plenty more hot runny shite on the way!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    WATCHING SOMEONE DO TAI CHI? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?



    Can we go back to the pre-rendered cutscenes please?

  • Capa26 4 years ago

    The lag with this thing is still an issue... it's pretty noticeable in this footage...
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    I think all of this so far we knew was coming... it would be stupid not to do a fitness game with Kenetic.



    There doesnt appear to be any lag there from I see is the good thing.



    Nothing suprising so far all in all is the main critisism IMO.
  • kinky_mong 4 years ago

    Came in the comments section hoping smelly was spouting bollocks to make this depressing presentation more entertaining...



    THREAD DELIVERS! \o/



  • laharl80 4 years ago

    Michael George.
    Is he often found stoned in his car too?
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    Just wait till we get to the Move demos, what's the betting we'll be getting more of the same. I bet Sony will be cursing going third.
  • CallousB 4 years ago

    Don't forget to watch the Nintendo conference tomorrow



    .... to see what''ll be at the Microsoft conference next year.
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Haha! I still got this playing on the desktop monitor (out of morbid curiosity now) and my Mrs just said "this makes me want to sell my xbox" :)
  • smelly 4 years ago

    im not sure my living room is big enough for this though

  • smelly 4 years ago

    You know.. If this fitness thing is better than the wii version on the balance board.. i might be interested.. maybe...



    Could do with losing a few lbs.

  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    The casual market is a goldmine obviously.



    Start saving for gaming PCs everyone!
  • karaokequeen3 4 years ago

    Ah, narcissistic sports pimp, eh?
  • Amazing-Bryan 4 years ago

    Innovate not imitate. Screw you Microsoft!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Free to feel the environment



    *sick bucket*
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >Welcome to the dawn of Wii60 everyone!



    That's what im thinking.. On a positive note.. Im hoping this means that nintendo will give up with all the mini game crap and move back to more games like mario/zelda/pikmin/etc.

  • Spydy 4 years ago

    All that SHIT MS were talking last year about new experiences. Kinetic looks utterly boring....and the lag...urgh
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Obligatory fitness game ahoy.



    This is fuck.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 years ago

    That Kinect stuff is extremely disappointing. I was hoping for something that the Wii(mote) can't but there is really nothing of interest. Not even sure if I want the controllerless input for the dash. At least Kinectimals looks cute but I highly doubt I'll get it.
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    Hey look, a bunch of women demoing the games for Kinetec which are all casual tat.



    Welcome to the dawn of Wii60 everyone!
  • laharl80 4 years ago

    Ellie's snide comments are the best bit of E3.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Fuck me this is dire...



    This is worse than Nintendo's conference last year....
  • coolbritannia 4 years ago

    urgh, it's like cbeebies
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Actually this could be quite good with some sort of force feed back vibrating suit
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    saying that kids will LOVE IT!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    How bad is all this? Where are the core games?
  • Gaol 4 years ago

    OOOOOHHH!!! LOOK AT THE WATER!!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    geees... They start with one extreme (boring shooters) and go to the exact polar opposite!



    Show me something *I* want to play dammit! (bah!)

  • karaokequeen3 4 years ago

    The boxing game - if it's a two player game, can you physically beat the shit out of each other and the Kinect thing picking it up?



    Oh, and deeply disappointing so far. Seems terribly forced, and wrongly pandering to the wider audience.
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    More stuff that'll be fun for only 10 mins...
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    "Thank you Lorenzo Lamas."

    "...what the fuck?"



    Best E3 quote ever.
  • siro 4 years ago

    Wii Fit Plus Mini Game is sure to be boring.



    How did the Wii Sports look? Didn't see that part.
  • Amazing-Bryan 4 years ago

    Awesome?
  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    Lorenzo Llamas. Funniest comment so far.
  • Machiavellian 4 years ago

    Its been said many times that Kudo has a light sensitive eye problem so that's why you always see him with the shades.
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    How was she accelerating?
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    So Gears Of War 3 and Fable 3 are the only interesting things for me so far.



    Can we see some more, oh i don't know, games for the fucking videogame console.
  • IronGiant 4 years ago

    Is this a microsoft presentation or fisher price?
  • Deckard2 4 years ago

    Hooray Nintendo have made a new Wii Sports!!!



    OH WAIT?!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Crowd sound bored as am i.



    Italy vs Paraguay it is
  • Findus 4 years ago

    I'm slowly losing the will to live..

  • Widge 4 years ago

    Most interesting thing so far: exlcusive Crytek game, and RPGish I'd hope.
  • Widge 4 years ago

    Most interesting thing so far: exlcusive Crytek game, and RPGish I'd hope.
  • Findus 4 years ago

    I'm slowly losing the will to live..

  • coolbritannia 4 years ago

    what a train wreck. games devs are not rock stars.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    gawd.. this is like watching a wii presentation circa 3 years ago... I wasnt impressed back then either...



    *snore*

  • spongebob 4 years ago

    Hehe. Chariots of Fire theme, sort of funny :)
  • IronGiant 4 years ago

    Is this a microsoft presentation or fisher price?
  • drumbaby 4 years ago

    EyePet no longer a PS3 exclusive by the sound of things ;)
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    Oh, dear god...
  • Byblos1 4 years ago

    lol they got the X Factor announcer.
  • smallvillefan 4 years ago

    Oh man this is excruciating. I thought the robot twins earlier was the worst it could get, but the ESPN crap(USA only sports crap means nothing here) coupled with "Skittles" is making my testicles slowly climb inside my stomach to escape.



    Show some fucking games already PLEASE!
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    Smelly whatever son... whether you've turned over another leaf or not there was pleny of SDF that original post was aimed at.
  • wayn3h 4 years ago

    ok, that Kinectimals looks kinda cool for kids. Though it has a somewhat unwieldy name..
  • siro 4 years ago

    Well, that kid was the best actor yet. Also, Kinectimals seems to be quite "questionable". :)
  • CallousB 4 years ago

    Well it's exactly the same as Nintendogs as far as I can see. You just move your hands instead of the stylus.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Cheers Widge.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    well it was cool until they did that awful acting of her being licked...

  • smelly 4 years ago

    okay.. i was sceptical about the pets thing.. but this does look cool for a kid!



    Im impressed IF it works as good as they say...

  • chessboxer 4 years ago

    You like that don't you Skittles? You naughty, naughty...
  • Widge 4 years ago

    http://www.twitter.com/charltonb
    rooker commentry!
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    So, am I the only one that wants the Tiger to get really pissed off and try to savage the player?
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    ARGH MILO HAS TURNED INTO A TIGER!!!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    why does this guy always wear sunglasses indoors? Does he have an eye problem? Or does he just think he's cool?
  • David_Richardson 4 years ago

    I can deal with grey skies in games. I can deal with hammy acting during demonstrations. I can deal with being shown things that will never be available here. I can't deal with people wearing sunglasses indoors.
  • Camorrista 4 years ago

    "Xbox, create a new internet meme!"
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Game 1... Crap
  • Ofoug 4 years ago

    Was watching this as a live video stream with this live blog in another window, but not even Ellie's brilliant commenting could keep me interested... after the cringeworthy dont'-we-just-sound-natural twin sister live chat I turned off the sound, once some ESPN sports stuff turned up I turned off the video and now I'm off to play a game instead. I will devour all of Eurogamer's content about the games tomorrow, but did MS really think they could keep all of us gamers interested with talk of family video chats? =)
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Looks like 360 slim will e the big reveal
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    What's with the sunglasses, Kudo? You're not playing Texas Hold'em here.
  • wayn3h 4 years ago

    Once again Microsoft shine through one of their greatest talents.... only David Brent could pull off a bigger train wreck than this.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    There had better be a Rare representative showing a GAME this time around...
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    ohhh free! :) I like free
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    "Xbox, cut this crap and get to the games!"
  • smelly 4 years ago

    "Its the attitude more than anything you do it every year and you are well known for it, to say you have no bias against MS is laughable. "



    I just slagged off nintendo.. look at my gamerprofile on 360, see how often i play it! Sheesh!



    And no, i dont use the 360 to watch some crappy yank football match. And yes - i DO like games which show imagination and innovations! If one shows up, i'll be singing it's praises here! Like castle crashers (for example).



  • drumbaby 4 years ago

    Let's hope the auto-cue doesn't stop, or the Xbox conference will too.
  • Amazing-Bryan 4 years ago

    My soul feels like it is slowly dying while watching this.
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    don't tell me it'll be like the crappy Sky Player i.e forced ads.
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    Where's the exclusive deal with Vivid and Wicked? Maybe Bang Bros channel? Woohoo!
  • bad09 4 years ago

    OK I'm off to watch the football this is a bunch of boring hairy arse and the Mrs is cringing at it to.
  • Gaol 4 years ago

    Worldwide leader in AMERICAN sports you chumps.
  • David_Richardson 4 years ago

    "A tie is sometimes more than just a tie".



    Hmmmm, no.
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    smelly carbon copy? You simply dont play shooters(its ok you dont get them dont know how to spot the differences between them), thats fine but dont act suprised like they shouldnt show them(it was the whiners acting suprised and disappointed get it right makes me cringe... people were actually looking forward to seeing those very games already you dunce) because you yourself prefer whatever it is that floats your boat, it doesnt make you cooler to hate western games or shooters... most people grow out of that phase when they leave college.



    Its the attitude more than anything you do it every year and you are well known for it, to say you have no bias against MS is laughable.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    do you think they'll have xbox 360 iPlayer?
  • Machiavellian 4 years ago

    First selling point for me with Natal. Video chat looks like a well made app that I can definitely seeing myself using.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Okay so obviously I don't give two shits about ESPN but seriously ALL of this is lame.



    This section was painful last year too. I get that the 360 and PS3 have all of these extra multimedia features but FFS the convention should ban this shit and make it about the GAMES again.
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    Dull Dull Dull!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    gah! My ign feed died!

  • Findus 4 years ago

    Another feature that will never see the light of day outside of the US
  • Rens11 4 years ago

    video kinect demonstration = pure cheese
  • smelly 4 years ago

    "ARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH THIS IS HORRIFIC. SHUT UP. SHUT UP. SHUT UP. "



    You know.. this is one thing I *DO* blame nintendo for.. They started all this shit... Dammit!



    Maybe this will mean nintnedo will stop and go back to the hardcore next time around? (here's hoping!)

  • AOFanboi 4 years ago

    This stilted performance is to be expected from the company that gave us the "Windows 7 Launch Party" ads.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    what happens when little johnnies mum comes in and says "why dont you turn that XBOX OFF"?

  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    Ellie, you can make ANYTHING sound filthy:)
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    ARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH THIS IS HORRIFIC.



    SHUT UP. SHUT UP. SHUT UP.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    "Hey hot chick .. Want to watch this porn movie with me?"

  • Gaol 4 years ago

    HI KRISTEN!!!!!!!
  • Razzajazz 4 years ago

    Ellie is absolutely killing it with the porn references! This is just all so awkward.
  • siro 4 years ago

    The Video chat thing is quite cool though.
  • Rufus 4 years ago

    Whoah that acting is APPALLING!
  • Findus 4 years ago

    crinnnnnggge
  • siro 4 years ago

    Hehe, did you see: The Ron guy did the robot the whole presentation, not raising his hands properly while articulating. Someone didn't want to send wrong controls to the console, it seems. ;) That will never work properly if you have friends over. Or generally like moving. People will go on use their controllers, I guess.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Okay.... would it not be pretty funny if the voice recognition didn't work for this chick with the lisp....
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Anyone remember E3 being about games?
  • AOFanboi 4 years ago

    Kinect? Connect? The rumored Wave was a better word but I guess Google had that in the box.
  • David_Richardson 4 years ago

    So Apple and Microsoft have both tried to claim video conferencing as their own innovation in the last week?
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    mmmmm twins
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >I know you own a 360 unfortunately for you I have a good memory,



    Right.. so you know i find grey carbon copy shooters incredibly dull then. The first 20 mins - most of the games could've all been the same!



    It's called "having a discussion".. Or would you rather everyone here was jerking off going "ooh, that's bwilliant! ANOTHER grey FPS game! I wasnt expecting that!"

  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    Xbox Live on mobile, I am having deja vu!
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    XBOX, SHOW RROD!
  • smelly 4 years ago

    something tells me that "xbox pause" wont work properly.. voice recognition never does with my crappy accent! :-)

  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    So how does it tell if your trying to fast forward or pick your nose?
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Wonder what happens if you say porn....
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    boring again whats wrong with using a controller
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Hello XBox!



    / waves
  • bryanmcg 4 years ago

    The white xbox is on a big table and it's off centre to the left. I bet my RROD launch console that the slim is underneath.
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    smelly if I ask anyone who isnt an Anti MS tool their opinion of you, I know the answer I'll get... I know you own a 360 unfortunately for you I have a good memory, I remember your attitude before and after and its not changed, I could own a Wii or PS3 but am I fucking stupid enough to beleive people will buy that Im not biased when I take every opportunity to bitch about Nintendo, Sony or the consoles and exclusives?



    Smelly you are a complete tool, and an idiot and you're fooling nobody because you do this every year without fail.(plus damage control for sony thats made me cringe before even though I assume its Nintendo you favour) Also I said SDF, mentioned no names at all and you automatically assumed it was aimed at yourself... says it all really even YOU know how bad you are. ;)
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    "Here's a mic, Marc, please don't sing"
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    "Fair point... I'd personally like to see something about gameplay.. Like this halo trailer they're showing me now.. video tells me - more of the same.. wont bother."



    Couldn't agree more.
  • zoidberg 4 years ago

    HALO IN SPACE!!! SPACE SIM HALO! WOOOO
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    Oooh! Space Battle!



    lol
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    ooooohhhh Space combat
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >This is where game trailers can be better than film trailers... I don't want to see all the best bits before I get to play it.



    Fair point... I'd personally like to see something about gameplay.. Like this halo trailer they're showing me now.. video tells me - more of the same.. wont bother.

  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    Don't get me wrong I love my 360, but am so bored of Gears and Halo. I mean this Halo demo is not showing anything new; same old shit.





    Edit: typo
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >same thing all over again when they show Halo Reach.



    What - another shooter? About as interesting as nintendo showing endless minigame collections...



    >Its pathetic really nobody cares if you like the 360 or not.



    I like the 360, i own one.. It gets more play time than my wii.. So far this show has bored me rigid... I want to see innovation and fun like castle crashers (one of best games on 360 imho), not dull grey shooty, seen it all before, dull crap.

  • Capa26 4 years ago

    "Take that gladiator footage they just showed.. Told us NOTHING about it..."



    It told me there is a gladiator game coming out from Microsoft with a dull ass art style. I can imagine it'll be a God of War rip-off (Sparta of War?).



    A brief clip of the fighting/perspective etc. would be alright but I still don't want to see any lengthy segments of gameplay.



    This is where game trailers can be better than film trailers... I don't want to see all the best bits before I get to play it.
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    So far nothing surprising, really. It was nice to know that Crytek is on board the MS train but without any actual gameplay footage that was an anti-climax to say the least. Halo, COD, Fable III and MGS. Show us the good, NEW, stuff, plz.
  • Widge 4 years ago

    OMG! Calgon having an SDF rant!
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    We havent even got onto the numbers and stats yet
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    Can the SDF just get a grip for once... as if they didnt know Gears 3 or COD was gonna be shown, completely ignoring fable 3 and I'll bet they'll say the same thing all over again when they show Halo Reach. Its pathetic really nobody cares if you like the 360 or not.
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    Coming soon 2013
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >I don't want gameplay footage... what's the point?



    cutscenes tell us f-all about the game?



    Take that gladiator footage they just showed.. Told us NOTHING about it...



  • spongebob 4 years ago

    Well, that was a surprise...... Crytek doing an exclusive for MS.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    I don't want gameplay footage... what's the point?



    I'd prefer to wait and see the game myself.... I'm here for announcements. I don't want to see eejits play games on a stage.
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Isn't Fable 3 also on PC? Not "only on Xbox"
  • smelly 4 years ago

    oooh.. here comes molyneux.. here comes the bullshit!

  • smelly 4 years ago

    @Zomoniac - wake me up when i can PLAY those uninteractive cutscenes... For all intents and purposes - may as well be pre-rendered.

  • AOFanboi 4 years ago

    XShoot 360 - well, it's good to know at least. Other consoles for those who like other genres, then.
  • Capa26 4 years ago

    Good lord a colour in a Gears game beside red and variations of grey?



    Innovation is here.
  • Zomoniac 4 years ago

    We didnt see any "game" apart from the end chopping bit. We saw a load of pre-rendered guff.



    You saw a load of in-engine cut-scene. MGS has never used pre-rendered footage. For a start you wouldn't fit that much pre-rendered footage on a disc :)
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Anyone else disappointed so far?
  • David_Richardson 4 years ago

    It looks like UK:R's blue skies campaign still hasn't had any effect.
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    That tentacle alien that shot fire looked a bit silly. Still, must buy this game.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    >Bit pointless having Kojima there but game looked great



    We didnt see any "game" apart from the end chopping bit. We saw a load of pre-rendered guff.

  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Boring can he mention Shadow Complex follow up that was good
  • smelly 4 years ago

    I predict the next game they show will be ... a shooter!

  • Calgon 4 years ago

    Ellie checking out Cliffy B's package?
  • NotSoSlim 4 years ago

    Bit pointless having Kojima there but game looked great
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    ummm... so it's fun to cut people in 1000000 pieces? i guess, but it's also a bit unnerving
  • Deckard2 4 years ago

    Not auto updating in chrome either



    Byeeee
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Ha! Ninja Gaiden Solid looks a laugh though :)
  • Scimarad 4 years ago

    That looks hilarious - Especially the van:)
  • GooseUK 4 years ago

    So they are planning on keeping the xbox going for another 3 YEARS!..... brilliant... not
  • Martin 4 years ago

    @zoidberg: Not the same thing! Ellie adds a unique twist to it that I like.



    Prefer getting it filtered so that I can assimilate the info in my own pace.
  • smelly 4 years ago

    So far so dull.. oh look at load of grey fps games.. oh and pre-rendered footage of a grey mgs game!



    erm.. yay!

  • David_Richardson 4 years ago

    Especially when they effectively say the same thing three times in a row with slightly different wording.
  • Calgon 4 years ago

    I hate how they pause for the whoooping every other line, it's the same with Sony and Nintendo every year too.
  • zoidberg 4 years ago

    Oh, just WATCH IT LIVE on f-ing Youtube...

    http://www.youtube.com/E3
  • rotmm 4 years ago

    Yea, just stopped working for me too :(
  • Martin 4 years ago

    IE8 doesn't work on second computer either.



    Sod it - I'll grab Chrome just for this event then (see what I'm prepared to do for you EG?)
  • bad09 4 years ago

    Another COD, another FPS but to be fair the new COD does looks interesting.



    (big Vietcong fan!)
  • MoGamer2006 4 years ago

    Excellent! Another FPS - we need some more of them.
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    Surely he's not ACTUALLY playing COD and it's just a screen capture?
  • GiarcYekrub 4 years ago

    Meh! Can't stand COD games
  • Martin 4 years ago

    Still no autoupdate in IE8. It worked before the "fix" so I'm sure it's not something I did...
  • Bremenacht 4 years ago

    It's Men in Holes.
  • Martin 4 years ago

    @rotmm: Hmmm... I'll restart something and see if that helps.
  • darleysam 4 years ago

    David Braben? Please be Elite 4.. or the Outsider looking good and finished.
  • rotmm 4 years ago

    IE8 here and auto-updating fine
  • Alatair 4 years ago

    Is Suda 51 a guy? If so that's an awesome name!
  • Martin 4 years ago

    I can confirm that it is now broken (doesn't update) in IE8 instead.



    Not cool EG. :(
  • spongebob 4 years ago

    Thank you EG that you put EG to comment this event! I just love Ellie's dry humour :D Go, Ellie! :)
  • Ranger_Ryu 4 years ago

    Doesn't seem to be updating automatically on Internet Explorer 8 for some reason.
  • Dolly 4 years ago

    Insert cock motif.
  • tap 4 years ago

    Will this update automatically on Safari on the iPad?



    It's now updating, and with the correct time now!
  • Bremenacht 4 years ago

    Hope this pre-show stuff doesn't out-shine the main show.



    Microsoft's colour scheme is disturbingly like that of BP's..



    :o
  • craigy 4 years ago

    Delling: should work now!
  • Mugwum 4 years ago

    If you're not getting live updates, do Ctrl-F5. Apparently you need to refresh some sort of library if you're running a particular version of Firefox. (They just tell me stuff.) Should all work now!
  • TheLittlestHobo 4 years ago

    I recommend Giantbomb to any uninitiates. It's the only US game site worth bothering about imo.
  • tap 4 years ago

    Will this update automatically on Safari on the iPad?
  • RobotRocker 4 years ago

    Speaking of Twitter, someone going by @taswell has actually photographed us mid-chat with Molyneux. Weird.



    Ellie being stalked by Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb. Oooo Er'
  • Delling 4 years ago

    It's not updating automatically for me, anyone know what's wrong? I'm using Firefox.
  • Martin 4 years ago

    Pic of Ellie and Peter: http://yfrog.com/msga9j



    At least it's not raining...
  • retr0gamer 4 years ago

    Ah yes Eliie reporting, I'm sticking around because I know it's going to be good fun!
  • 52pickup 4 years ago

    Ellie, be sure to give your verdict after the show. 7/10?
  • Duffking 4 years ago

    Are there any good e3 drinking games? I'm just thinking down your pint whenever someone tries to get the audience excited and ends up just looking really awkward.

  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    Prepare to hear the phrase 'year on year growth'.
  • DanWhitehead 4 years ago

    I'll give you a fiver if you stagedive.
  • bad09 4 years ago

    I really can't be bothered with the consoles these days but it's E3 week so I suppose I'll watch the business meetings for a giggle.



    Sales data and graphs in 3,2,1...
  • spudsbuckley 4 years ago

    Ugh. Ellie.



    Here come the 'jokes'.
  • Widge 4 years ago

    Built in wifi at last!
  • gott_sei_dank 4 years ago

    Xbox.com really expects me to install Silverlight, anyone have an official url yet.
  • Incarta 4 years ago

    Crap. 15 minutes to go and i've got to clear up after my dinner. Delicious bangers and mash folks!



    Edit: Unless it's been delayed... in which case I won't be here for the whole show! Curses....
  • Negotiator 4 years ago

    Its been delayed to 6.30, but that means its gonna be even better.
  • Gambit1977 4 years ago

    Oooh, this is going to get messy.
  • RobotRocker 4 years ago

    Toooooot. Hype Train is pulling in from Hypeadilly to Hypecross St. Pancras. All Aboard!
  • abot 4 years ago

    Ellie's comments will be cool but if you want to see the MS conference you can go here:



    http://www.gametrailers.com/e3/l
    ivefeed/...


  • VicViper 4 years ago

    Well given that their going to broadcast the conference on the big HD screen in Times Square they must have something amazing in the wings.
  • Negotiator 4 years ago

    This is gonna be special.
  • Mkwone 4 years ago

    I'm like a kid waking up christmas day. I love E3.
  • AliRay 4 years ago

    Just to be difficult: are there any iPhone-friendly streams about? I've tried looking with no success.



    Was hoping to watch this with the footy on the TV at the same time....
  • Siberian_Khatru 4 years ago

    Gonna live this running next to the live stream for full stereo experience.



    E3 channel on youtube also promises live streaming, something to fall back on if everything else fails.



    *beaten!
  • Mkwone 4 years ago

    Are gamespot steaming the conference?



  • CaptainQuint 4 years ago

    So MS are doing their conference a day early?
  • rotmm 4 years ago

    @beastmaster,



    Xbox.com are livestreaming it.



    Alternatively, Gametrailers say that are going to livestream the conferences. However, their video quality last year was so dire, I'd be slightly worried relying on it.
  • beastmaster 4 years ago

    Is there going to be a live stream?
  • Shinetop 4 years ago

    "All this and E3 itself doesn't even start until tomorrow. Amazing scenes. Stick with this page for our live Microsoft coverage, which begins below!"



    "The text is presented with the latest content at the TOP"



    Stop confusing me, Eurogamer!
  • reelbigkris 4 years ago

    @Arwin Thanks, but twitter boggles my mind! The last time i used it, I had to promote a new TV series, i got in trouble so I've stayed away from it :) lol. If anyone can recomend a decent twitter feed by 5PM, i'll re visit twitter temporarily!
  • irve77 4 years ago

    for anyone who's not read one of Ellie's conference blogs your in for a treat. Generally quite funny and much more entertaining than standard dry reports of the conferences
  • Machetazo 4 years ago

    #3: Don Mattrick hosted the last one.
  • Arwin 4 years ago

    @reel: I'm guessing you'll be able to find a decent twitter feed somewhere?



    This must be the fifth or sixth event that I'm going to watch live over the internet ... no, probably seventh at least - I'm sure I watched the one that launched the PSP. Pretty cool if you think about it! And pretty depressing that you can't just watch these things live on TV yet - I'm (much!) more interested in this than soccer!
  • LittleSacky 4 years ago

    Is it still 6:30pm (uk) for the actual meat and potatoes of the conference? I'll still be travelling home at 6, and sites before were saying the conference started at 6:30. Is it 6pm for doors open/start of blogging?
  • Bradach 4 years ago

    great, thanks Ellie.
  • Poorandugly 4 years ago

    So, who is Microsofts spokesperson for this kind of things nowadays? Seems like most of the big names have left the company lately, or gone on to other things.
  • reelbigkris 4 years ago

    I'll be on the train for several hours... Shame I don't have an android or an Iphone to catch up with this, it'll be a long and boring journey! My current phones internet browser does not like eurogamer unfortunately :(
  • killyourtv 4 years ago

    for sure

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

17:04 By Tom Bramwell

We're on our way to the conference... Not long now!


17:51 By Tom Bramwell

Still outside, no one let in yet. Peter Molyneux just came over and we had a nice chat. It looks like the conference itself is going to kick off at 10.30am PST / 6.30pm BST after half an hour of "pre-show". Or, from our perspective, queuing.


17:58 By Tom Bramwell

"Twitterverse, in a little over half an hour, you will begin to know what we know. Prepare." Stephen Toulouse writing on Twitter. We'll prepare by queuing some more.


17:59 By Tom Bramwell

Speaking of Twitter, someone going by @taswell has actually photographed us mid-chat with Molyneux. Weird.


18:03 By Tom Bramwell

Right, after just a few hours of waiting in baking hot sunshine on a blindingly white sparkly carpet - we're in!


18:04 By Tom Bramwell

The venue for this year's Microsoft conference is a bit different - it's a proper old theatre with ornate goldy bits all over the walls and ceiling. It's also a bit smaller than usual, which helps to explain why they've warned people the conference was over-subscribed.


18:05 By Tom Bramwell

Spotted so far, as discussed in our own pre-show: Peter Molyneux! Wandering outside and talking on his phone. He asked us what we thought of last night's event. We were honest.


18:05 By Tom Bramwell

Also spotted: Aaron Greenberg and Mark Rein. Mark's not in the VIP section this year, but in the pit with the rest of us. Keepin' it real.


18:08 By Tom Bramwell

Just texted Mark Rein asking him to tell us a pre-conference secret, as he has done in previous years. He doesn't seem to have noticed though. Come on Mark Rein! Check your phone!


18:11 By Tom Bramwell

As you'd expect, the theatre is all lit up in shades of green. There are living room-style set-ups on stage. Does this mean we are going to see business executives playing videogames and making tits of themselves? Let's hope so - E3 just wouldn't be E3 otherwise.


18:11 By Tom Bramwell

Mark Rein has texted back. He's not spilling. Oh well, thanks anyway Mark Rein. You may live to regret that decision when Gears of War 3 gets 4/10.


18:14 By Tom Bramwell

Can't picture what the Microsoft E3 conference stage looks like? Imagine the inside of the Tardis crossed with a DFS showroom.


18:15 By Tom Bramwell

Oli's just sorting out some photos. What do you think of the Microsoft conference so far, Oli? "It's really green." [This is breathtaking stuff guys. -Ed]


18:16 By Tom Bramwell

Molyneux told us he wasn't nervous earlier - he's confident that what he's got to show is the futhamucking shizzle dizzle, although he may not have used those exact terms. As long as he's got Fable III though, innit.


18:17 By Tom Bramwell

According to Pierre Molynoire, as he is known in France, today's conference goes "hand in hand" with the Cirque de Soleil event at the Galen Center last night. Is he subtly hinting that Don Mattrick is going to come out dressed as a crusty fairy?


18:19 By Tom Bramwell

Mark Rein texted back again! Apparently he has something to show us later in the week. "Is it Gears of War 4?" I replied. I am sure a response is just moments away.


18:22 By Tom Bramwell

Unfortunately the VIP area is upstairs and hidden from view, so we can't see if there are any big names here. GamesIndustry.biz's Matt Martin has suggested I make some up. Great to see Ben Fogle in the house. And hey, there's Lee from 5ive!


18:24 By Tom Bramwell

Actual non-fictional spotted: Hideo Kojima and Suda51, sitting next to each other in the VIP area.


18:25 By Tom Bramwell

"The briefing will begin in five minutes," says the PA lady.


18:27 By Tom Bramwell

I heard earlier that Sony Europe boss Andrew House, big fish little fish cardboard box, was at the Cirque de Soleil Xbox 360 event last night. Nice of them to let him in. Or was he in disguise? Would have been easy with all those white space ponchos they made everyone wear.


18:28 By Tom Bramwell

Matt Martin had breakfast with the artist formerly known as Sony's David Reeves this morning (now at Capcom, of course). He was also at the briefing last night. He said he didn't find the space poncho "very comfortable".


18:30 By Tom Bramwell

Oli has some kind of verbal tick which means he keeps referring to the new name of Project Natal as Kinetic. Better than referring to it as EyeToy. [Ooh, burn. - Ed]


18:30 By Tom Bramwell

David Braben has just twittered that something of his is being shown today. Is it a new haircut, Dave?


18:30 By Tom Bramwell

"The briefing is about to begin." Bring out Don Mattress!


18:31 By Tom Bramwell

The music just got a bit louder and more pumpy. Something must be about to happen, surely. Oh! It's all going dark!


18:32 By Tom Bramwell

A trailer! Explosions. It's for Call of Duty: Black Ops (out November 9th). "Just because they write it down and call it history, doesn't make it the truth." Men jumping out of helicopters, blowing up jungles, abseiling down mountains etc.


18:33 By Tom Bramwell

Stealth bombers, slow-mo, more helicopters, bigger explosions. 11.9.10. So in America, that's 9th November, right? Mark Lamia, head of Treyarch, is on the stage.


18:34 By Tom Bramwell

On the big screen we're seeing the game in action. We're creeping down an earthen tunnel, past a chopped up dead body. Nice.


18:34 By Tom Bramwell

There's a bloke in front of us leading the way. It's all very claustrophobic. An enemy comes out and batters our mate before there's time to react. Back down the tunnel alone, then.


18:35 By Tom Bramwell

"In the interest of time..." appears on the screen. Odd. Cut to a jungle clearing. Helicopter!


18:35 By Tom Bramwell

Looks like we're invading the enemy's jungle camp. Hiding behind some trees. It all looks beautifully detailed, very lush and realistic.


18:36 By Tom Bramwell

Now we're moving in, shooting all the troops in the clearing. We take a hit and the screen is fully spattered with blood for a few seconds.


18:36 By Tom Bramwell

Into the helicopter! Has it got cameras? Anyway, looks like we're going to fly it.


18:37 By Tom Bramwell

And we're off. Flying up through the trees and over a mountainous valley. Just blew up a rope bridge below. Marvellous.


18:38 By Tom Bramwell

Billions of explosions now. Makes that scene in Tropic Thunder look like an indoors fireworks display.


18:39 By Tom Bramwell

And it's over. That 11.09.10 date again, and Lamia is off. Here comes... Don Mattrick!


18:39 By Tom Bramwell

His hair is AMAZING. It looks like he borrowed it off an Xbox Live Avatar.


18:40 By Tom Bramwell

Multi-year agreement between Activision and Microsoft. All COD add-ons will launch first on 360. First on Xbox in 2010, 2011 and 2012.


18:40 By Tom Bramwell

That's game add-ons AND map packs. "So when you play COD in the next 3 years, you'll want to play it on Xbox 360."


18:42 By Tom Bramwell

This is "a year of transformation", says Mattress. "If you love games, Xbox is the only place for you and your friends to play all three of the biggest blockbusters in our industry - Halo, Gears and COD."


18:41 By Tom Bramwell

What about Uncharted, Mattress? Oh I see.


18:42 By Tom Bramwell

"We're going to world premiere an impressive collection of new experiences today." Are you sure that's a verb, mattress?


18:42 By Tom Bramwell

Hideo Kojima comes on stage, to thundering visuals and drums. He's speaking English.


18:43 By Tom Bramwell

"I felt it was important for my team to come up with something enw and unique for the first Xbox 360 project. Today we will premiere the first footage of the game in action. But just like Snake passed the torch to Raiden, allow me to pass the torch to my young producer for Rising," Shigenobu Matsuyama is on stage.


18:43 By Tom Bramwell

MGS Rising is "unlike anything you've seen before", says Matsuyama. We've heard that one before. No offence.


18:44 By Tom Bramwell

A trailer now. A close-up tracking shot of a big old sword.


18:45 By Tom Bramwell

A big guy in shiny black armour is stalking someone in a rusty old factory. It's Raiden! He leaps in and slashes the guy in half at the torso.


18:45 By Tom Bramwell

And pulls out his glowy electrical spine before crushing it in his fist. "Metal Gear Solid Rising - Lightning Bolt Action."


18:46 By Tom Bramwell

Now we're seeing him slice whole vans in half. He cuts enemies limes off as if with a pair of scissors. And finally, a couple of watermelons. It's Metal Gear meets Cooking Mama!


18:46 By Tom Bramwell

Phil Spencer is on the stage now. He's the corporate VP of MIcrosoft Game Studios, and has hair a bit like Christopher Reeve in the original Superman.


18:47 By Tom Bramwell

"This is our biggest year ever. With our teams delivering exclusive franchises like Halo Reach, Fable 3, Crackdown 2..." And now he's banging on about Kinect.


18:48 By Tom Bramwell

It's all about "exclusive experiences". Everything he's going to show us today is available only on 360.


18:48 By Tom Bramwell

It's CliffyB! He's holding a RED Xbox 360 controller because he is ROCK HARD.


18:50 By Tom Bramwell

In-game four-player co-op demo of Gears of War 3. Marcus appears to have just been in a car crash. He gets to his feet, swings round and sees an enemy ripping his mate's limb off and beating him with it. Marcus impales him on his sword by way of payback.


18:50 By Tom Bramwell

Now Marcus is racing round the battlefield, taking cover, taking enemies as shields and generally blowing all manner of shizzle sky high.


18:50 By Tom Bramwell

Just saw one of his new female mates. She looks ROCK HARD.


18:50 By Tom Bramwell

It looks like they're using ANOTHER giant worm!


18:51 By Tom Bramwell

Oh ho, they're going to bring the hammer online. They're being overrun by lambent - and to be fair, they are, with loads of massive tendrils appearing out of the ground and groping nearby buildings.


18:52 By Tom Bramwell

Lambent are bursting out of the ground all over the place. Marcus and chums are doing a storming job of taking all those pesky enemies out, using a winning combination of shooting and then shooting some more. "Mutating," one of the players yells out to Cliff.


18:53 By Tom Bramwell

More new lambent - this one's a lambent version of the mental blind woman Berserker. It's got bonkers tentacles with razor-sharp claws on the end.


18:53 By Tom Bramwell

There's some sort of column of fire chasing Marcus now. He races round the corner to safety.


18:53 By Tom Bramwell

Hang on though - something is putting huge dents in the metal gate. It's the berserker again, leaping over the gate now and... The end.


18:54 By Tom Bramwell

"We'll be unveiling a new mode called Beast," says CliffyB. Is this what Mark Rein has to show us? Shame, I was hoping for a Just Dance sequel built with UE3.


18:54 By Tom Bramwell

Molynoire! Hello, Molynoire! Yes, it's Fable 3. "An incredible story, a cast second to none, the great British humour - we know what that means." So Fable 3 will feature drawings of nobs on all the walls then?


18:54 By Tom Bramwell

Release date: October 26.


18:55 By Tom Bramwell

Trailer: An evil count type is informing us that people will do as he says or die. Two brothers - one is on a quest to save Albion.


18:56 By Tom Bramwell

Hand-holding, sword fighting, swan diving, fireball throwing, naval battles, explosions. What no dogs?


18:56 By Tom Bramwell

Spencer's back now. Babbling about independent developers and the power of Xbox 360. "I'm thrilled to announce an exclusive title from a leading industry developer."


18:57 By Tom Bramwell

Trailer: A barren, burnt landscape. A gladiator wanders across it, looking a bit grumpy. He's still wearing manacles. Blood drips down his sword.


18:57 By Tom Bramwell

Crytek!


18:57 By Tom Bramwell

Another gladiator type appears, this one wielding an axe. And another with a shield. "Codename Kingdoms", it's called.


18:57 By Tom Bramwell

Is that an actual codename or the name name?


18:58 By Tom Bramwell

That looked brilliant. But now Spencer's moving on to Halo.


18:58 By Tom Bramwell

Over 2 billion online hours played, he says. "You haven't experienced the world of Halo until you've played it from the beginning." Bungie's Marcus Lehto takes to the stage.


18:59 By Tom Bramwell

"Halo Reach is the most ambitious game Bungie has ever created."


18:59 By Tom Bramwell

Halo Reach is shipping this September, of course (14th if memory serves). We're seeing a trailer now.


18:59 By Tom Bramwell

SPACE. The final frontier etc. Bits of rock floating about.


18:59 By Tom Bramwell

A green planet. What looks like Earth, but with a big old hole in one of the continents.


19:00 By Tom Bramwell

We're on the planet now. Looks like in-game footage. "Is there any place the covenant isn't?" As dozens of ships fly above.


19:01 By Tom Bramwell

Our hero is crossing a dusty landscape, blasting the enemies that pop out of pods fallihg from the sky.


19:01 By Tom Bramwell

Racing towards a big industrial structure now, taking cover behind rocks and blasting at more enemies along the way.


19:02 By Tom Bramwell

The soundtrack is rawking guitar music. You half expect Jack Black to turn up.


19:02 By Tom Bramwell

Looks like pretty classic Halo, all in all. "Spartans coming in." Shiver.


19:02 By Tom Bramwell

We're inside the structure now, racing down metal corridors and battering more enemies. It's all gone a bit Alien.


19:03 By Tom Bramwell

We're entering a large chamber open to the sky. More ships zoom above. Our man retreats bac,k into the corridor.


19:03 By Tom Bramwell

The rawking guitars are replaced by soaring strings. We see a rocket launching out of the structure and soaring high above the planet.


19:04 By Tom Bramwell

This looks new - playable starfighters. Dogfights in space!


19:05 By Tom Bramwell

Only a brief glimpse though, and now Marc Whitten, another corporate VP is on the stage. "Xbox Live has changed the way the world plays videogames" AAAA have we really got three days of this still to go


19:05 By Tom Bramwell

Xbox Live has 25 million members.


19:05 By Tom Bramwell

He's talking about Kinect. "With technology like this there are no barriers and no learning curves."


19:06 By Tom Bramwell

"It's a revolution not just for your games, but for all of your entertainment." Including your pornography?


19:07 By Tom Bramwell

A bloke called Ron is demonstrating how Natal works. You wave to sign in and it recognises you.


19:07 By Tom Bramwell

The Kinect Hub - this is where you can access Facebook, Netflix, games, Zune etc.


19:07 By Tom Bramwell

You can also use your voice - "Just say it and you'll see it."


19:08 By Tom Bramwell

Zune Marketplace will work with Kinect - you can use your hands to select the movie you want to watch. Our man wants to watch Alice in Wonderland, Wouldn't bother, it's rubbish.


19:08 By Tom Bramwell

You can use your hands to find your favourite scene on a virtual timeline. People are actually applauding that. (There's more of that in our Kinect family video thing.)


19:09 By Tom Bramwell

"Xbox, pause" says Ron. The movie pauses. IT'S LIKE LIVING IN 20342


19:09 By Tom Bramwell

"Xbox, play" starts it again. Now: "Xbox, play music." It works!


19:09 By Tom Bramwell

He's using his hands to swipe between albums now.


19:10 By Tom Bramwell

Xbox Live now. First Facebook mention of the show! Hi5!


19:10 By Tom Bramwell

Kinect and Live are coming to every country where the 360 is sold. Well, yes.


19:10 By Tom Bramwell

Live is coming to Windows Phone 7 too. Your achievements and avatar will be with you wherever you go.


19:11 By Tom Bramwell

Sounds like he's going to show us Skype sorry Kinect Video Chat now.


19:12 By Tom Bramwell

They've got a woman to show us how video Kinect works! Perhaps even I will be able to understand it!


19:12 By Tom Bramwell

Some of her friends are on Live, some are on MSN. She can see pics of them all on the 360. She's got a twin sister in Texas, and she lives in Seattle, so Video Chat is a great way to keep in touch. What's wrong with ChatRoulette?


19:13 By Tom Bramwell

He's phoning her twin. "I can see you're busy!" "Yeah, I'm here at E3!" This is like the start of a porn film.


19:13 By Tom Bramwell

"We can watch a video together!" I bet we can.


19:13 By Tom Bramwell

"Hey, that's the last airbender! Wasn't there a videogamer about that?" "Yes, there was! My co-workers played it just to boost their gamerscore!"


19:14 By Tom Bramwell

You'd never believe this was scripted. If you were mad.


19:14 By Tom Bramwell

Kinect can track body movement and the camera moves with you. "Wow, that's cool! It's following me!" It's stalking you, love.


19:15 By Tom Bramwell

Video Kinect lets families talk to families. No headsets. No controllers. No.


19:15 By Tom Bramwell

Video Chat is coming to Microsoft's Live Messenger network too.


19:16 By Tom Bramwell

Some sort of ESPN trailer now. NBA, MLB, "soccer".


19:17 By Tom Bramwell

A couple of hilarious American sports presenters are explaining that sports fans will get live on-demand access to 3500 sports events. College football, etc.


19:17 By Tom Bramwell

Josh Elliott and Trey Wingo are on stage. Trey Wingo! I think they're from ESPN or something. USA's answer to Adrian Chiles and Andrew Castle.


19:17 By Tom Bramwell

I want to marry you just so I can be Ellie Wingo.


19:18 By Tom Bramwell

"Wuick shout out to the USA - GOOOOOAL! No English goalie jokes here!" What?


19:18 By Tom Bramwell

Thousands of sports events, "Most of them in fabulous HD."


19:18 By Tom Bramwell

We're going to see a clip of USC vs. Ohio State.


19:19 By Tom Bramwell

"Watch this: Xbox, join USC." You can show which team you support basically.


19:19 By Tom Bramwell

"Xbox, replay!" says Trey Wingo. The Xbox obeys.


19:19 By Tom Bramwell

Something just happened in the football match. The Americans are cheering. I have no idea why.


19:20 By Tom Bramwell

You can enjoy sports trivia questions while watching the sports. "How many times has Ohio State won the Rose Bowl?" Um, 2903?


19:20 By Tom Bramwell

Oh. 7.


19:21 By Tom Bramwell

51 per cent of viewers are supporting USC, the rest are supporting the other one. Can you do virtual hooliganism as well? "Xbox, riot!"


19:21 By Tom Bramwell

The ESPN men are going. Bye bye, Trey Wingo.


19:22 By Tom Bramwell

All the ESPN stuff will be available free to Gold Live members. If they live in America, presumably? Wonder if Sky is up to something similar.


19:22 By Tom Bramwell

And now... Kinect creative director... It's Kudo! He's wearing sunglasses what a shock.


19:23 By Tom Bramwell

Lifestyle photography alert: An Asian gentleman and lady playing Kinect in a white living room. Do they have a factory where they produce these things now?


19:23 By Tom Bramwell

A small child just ran on the stage. Ah, she's playing Kinectimals. Kudo is standing behind her rubbing his hands. I'm not making it up.


19:24 By Tom Bramwell

The girl is petting a virtual tiger cub. "Yeah, you like that, yes you do."


19:24 By Tom Bramwell

She's tickling the tiger. It really is very cute. Now she's telling it to sit and jump. Can you also tell it to sick balls?


19:25 By Tom Bramwell

The tiger cub has a toy now. She's hiding from it. It's looking for her through the camera.


19:25 By Tom Bramwell

The tiger cub is called Skittles. She's making it skip with a virtual skipping rope now.


19:26 By Tom Bramwell

Skittles has gone feral. He's biting her face off and slicing her abdomen open like a carrier bag full of sausages. I am making this up.


19:26 By Tom Bramwell

Bye, little girl! Bye, Skittles! Hello, Kudo! He's telling us about Kinect Sports with the help of a chap from Rare.


19:27 By Tom Bramwell

There's a big crowd in the virtual stadium, doing Mexican waves, waving sponge fingers and letting off fireworkds. The Rare guy is telling them to cheer and wave and they respond.


19:28 By Tom Bramwell

Now the Rare bloke and a random woman are warming up on the track. It's hurdles.


19:28 By Tom Bramwell

The woman won the hurdles. I suspect performance enhancing drugs.


19:29 By Tom Bramwell

A video of Kinect Sports now. Soccer. Bowling.


19:29 By Tom Bramwell

Javelin. Long jump. Table tennis.


19:30 By Tom Bramwell

Boxing. Beach volleyball.


19:30 By Tom Bramwell

Kinect Joy Ride now. Another woman is showing the game off. Women are a key theme of this year's Microsoft press conference.


19:30 By Tom Bramwell

She is using her invisible steering wheel to career round a desert track.


19:31 By Tom Bramwell

She is drifting all over the place. Now she's doing a double flip through the air.


19:31 By Tom Bramwell

There are coins to collect and turbo pads to drive over for speed boosts. Where do they get their ideas.


19:31 By Tom Bramwell

She came third. Well done love, never mind.


19:32 By Tom Bramwell

"Thank you Lorenzo Lamas," said the chap now taking over from Kudo. No idea.


19:33 By Tom Bramwell

Now we're seeing the Kinect Adventures game where you're on the moving mine cart platform, catching all the balls.


19:33 By Tom Bramwell

There's a split-screen multiplayer mode . The camera takes photos of you as you play.


19:33 By Tom Bramwell

(You can already read our hands-on impressions of all of these elsewhere on Eurogamer, incidentally.)


19:34 By Tom Bramwell

"Awesome job!" says Kudo. Now we can check out the "great action photos of Darren and Oscar while they played". They are great.


19:34 By Tom Bramwell

Two more women are showing off River Rush. They've gone women MAD.


19:35 By Tom Bramwell

They're both on the same screen, in the same raft, leaaning left and right to collect things.


19:35 By Tom Bramwell

After this they might watch the Sex and the City movie again and get a Chinese. I expect.


19:36 By Tom Bramwell

Kudo is talking very fast. It's almost as if he's not sure if this whole thing is a good idea and he just wants it to be over. Almost.


19:36 By Tom Bramwell

Kudo's off. Now we're seeing a video. People in lycra skipping, running.


19:36 By Tom Bramwell

Shooting virtual balls through hoops.


19:37 By Tom Bramwell

A hot man is inviting the woman in lyrca to follow him. He's a cardio coach. Very nice.


19:37 By Tom Bramwell

Another block is punching coloured balls, which explode into showers of pixels.


19:37 By Tom Bramwell

It's "YOURSHAPE - Fitness Evolved".


19:37 By Tom Bramwell

It's a Ubisoft title, exclusive to Kinect. Again, one we played the other day.


19:38 By Tom Bramwell

Felicia Williams is on stage now. She's from Ubisoft. Where's Peter Moore in shorts when you need him?


19:38 By Tom Bramwell

"Hello, come on in to your own personal gym," says the Wii Fit trainer.


19:38 By Tom Bramwell

She's taking her jumper off. Her on-screen avatar does the same. Amazing scenes. People are whooping.


19:39 By Tom Bramwell

Kinect is scanning her body. Good grief this is like something out of Total Recall I am terrified.


19:39 By Tom Bramwell

Now it's calibrating... Something.


19:39 By Tom Bramwell

It's measuring her arm length, shoulder span, the lot.


19:39 By Tom Bramwell

She can choose from gym activities, personal training and fitness classes.


19:40 By Tom Bramwell

She's inviting Hollywood personal trainer Michael George on stage. He's very excited to be here.


19:40 By Tom Bramwell

He worked on the game, apparently. It gives you the freedom to choose how you workout. You can take martial arts or yoga classes, play "fun gym activities" or work with a personal trainer.


19:41 By Tom Bramwell

Felicia is showing us the personal training. The trainer avatar does knee lifts and she copies. Instructions from the coach appear in the upper right corner so you can correct your moves as you play.


19:41 By Tom Bramwell

Squat punches now. Felicia has burned 25 calories, according to the bottom left of the screen. Time for a biscuit?


19:42 By Tom Bramwell

No, time to punch some virtual bricks. They explode into smaller bricks.


19:43 By Tom Bramwell

Now it's time for the cooldown - it's all about being conscious of the relationship between our breath and movement.


19:43 By Tom Bramwell

I'm more conscious about the relationship between my bottom and this very hard seat. Hurry up, Felicia.


19:44 By Tom Bramwell

It's over. Now the Harmonix logo is on the screen. It's... Dance Central.


19:45 By Tom Bramwell

A woman is doing some awesome moves to Poison by Bell Biv Devoe. I think she might have been in Steps.


19:45 By Tom Bramwell

Two men are sitting watching her, jiggling along to the music. They have yet to produce any dollar bills.


19:46 By Tom Bramwell

Alex Rigopulos is on stage now. Dance Central is coming this holiday, exclusively for Kinect.


19:46 By Tom Bramwell

"Posing with handheld controllers just doesn't capture the real spirit of dance." OOH BURN.


19:46 By Tom Bramwell

The soundtrack features pop, hip hop, RNB, Beastie Boys...


19:47 By Tom Bramwell

They've worked with world class choreographers. There are over 600 moves and 90 routines, including some from the actual music videos.


19:47 By Tom Bramwell

Kasson Crooker from Harmonix is going to show us that Dance Central is easy to play even if you're rubbish at dancing. This looks like the demo we saw last night.


19:48 By Tom Bramwell

The on-screen coach slows his moves down so Kasson can copy them.


19:49 By Tom Bramwell

Lots of punchy elbows, thumbs up, wiggly hips.


19:49 By Tom Bramwell

Put your hands in the air like you just don't care! But are contractually obliged to dance in front of 500 journalists!


19:50 By Tom Bramwell

Kinect will launch worldwide this holiday, starting in North America on November 4th.


19:50 By Tom Bramwell

15 titles at launch. 40 million+ Xbox 360s now sold.


19:51 By Tom Bramwell

Exclusive deal with LucasArts. Yeah we know.


19:51 By Tom Bramwell

Here's a trailer. Star Wars! A man holding a light saber! The video we saw last night! Again!


19:51 By Tom Bramwell

We can expect to play this next year apparently.


19:52 By Tom Bramwell

It's hard to tell if it's on-rails but it looks like it could be that way.


19:52 By Tom Bramwell

A spaceship lands. Darth Vader is on it! Booom! Coming 2011! End of trailer!


19:52 By Tom Bramwell

Bill Giese from Turn 10 and Dan Greenawalt are on stage now.


19:53 By Tom Bramwell

You can play this racing game with a virtual steering wheel, turning your head to look around.


19:53 By Tom Bramwell

Yep, it's a Forza Kinect game.


19:54 By Tom Bramwell

"Radical new car experiences" are being promised. Video: lots of close-ups of a nice red Ferrari. Rawk guitars. Desert landscapes. Rrwoworrr.


19:54 By Tom Bramwell

Using Kinect you can walki up to and around the car. You can hold your hand over the headlights to take a closer look. "Sold!" says Oli.


19:55 By Tom Bramwell

"This is catnip for car nerds," says Oli. It's certainly making me consider retaking that driving test.


19:55 By Tom Bramwell

You can open the door and sit inside the Ferrari. "I love this part," says the man on stage. He closes the door of the car and the rawk guitars are suddenly muffled.


19:56 By Tom Bramwell

Coming 2011.


19:56 By Tom Bramwell

Don is back! It's the Mattress king!


19:56 By Tom Bramwell

"This is the biggest year in Xbox history." Wasn't that last year? And the one before that?


19:57 By Tom Bramwell

"We believe fun is a universal magnet that binds us together." Amazing.


19:57 By Tom Bramwell

"We are launching a whole new era of entertainment." Again.


19:57 By Tom Bramwell

He's going to share something special with us today - It's a new Xbox 360.


19:58 By Tom Bramwell

It's all shiny! Like a PS3!


19:58 By Tom Bramwell

Built-in Wi-Fi. About time.


19:58 By Tom Bramwell

Ready for Kinect. The New Xbox 360 - here today, ready for tomorrow.


19:59 By Tom Bramwell

"Sleeker, smaller, whisper quiet, and with a 250GB hard drive" says Mattress. "The fastest wireless network for any console." It will cost the same as the regular 360 - $299.


19:59 By Tom Bramwell

It's shipping to retailers today. They've done an Apple!


19:59 By Tom Bramwell

"It will be available in stores later this week. Unless you were here in the theater, in which case we are shipping the new 360 to you, right now, on us."


19:59 By Tom Bramwell

Woo! They've done a Sony!


19:59 By Tom Bramwell

Mark Rein is standing up and applauding.


20:00 By Tom Bramwell

Everyone is very excited. It's like when Oprah gave them cars away.


20:00 By Tom Bramwell

"Thank you, and have a wonderful E3."


20:01 By Tom Bramwell

Well, that's it. Sony and Microsoft tomorrow. Here's hoping they're giving away 3DSs and magical wangs, eh?


20:01 By Tom Bramwell

FIN!