Microsoft's E3 conference Finished

This morning at 04:30 UK time Microsoft will take to the stage in the Santa Monica High School amphitheatre to deliver its E3 2007 Media Briefing.

It will be the first of the big three platform holders to be let loose on the press, and Tom will be bringing us Live Text commentary of all of it as it happens. Just sit back and watch the updates thunder in. There's no need to refresh or anything.

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  • Calgon 7 years ago

    Smelly yeah well they are the biggest first party publisher(I dont know where people got the idea Sony were unless that another spin on words again) and yes they have more classics or atleast high quality exclusives in their portfolio than anyone. Looking at the Wii library though you wouldnt think it would you? They are way behind infact, Im sure they are hard at work on those titles for their core fans, they just need to hurry up before the core audience loose their patience.
  • Kryon 7 years ago

    "True.. but then.. msoft is still miles off nintendos exclusive portfolio.."



    LOL, what, you mean another five Mario games? Comedy Gold!
  • smelly 7 years ago

    "I dont think Sony will be able to match MS' exclusive portfolio any time soon/ if ever(especially looking at this year... can anyone say MEH?) certainly not on quality which is what we want."





    True.. but then.. msoft is still miles off nintendos exclusive portfolio..



    (especially if you discount shooting games)







  • Calgon 7 years ago

    I think people are missing the point they have more of(by a long way) the biggest exclusives(no good having any old exclusives for the sake of it) this year... Sony or Nintendo cant match that, why would they try and cram any more big games into this year? They want the games to reach 1million sales each at the least(and they all look deserving of it is the point too) they are all high profile titles afterall. Looking at that lineup I think Halo3 has 'plenty' of competion for sales on the 360, who'd have thunk it?.



    I dont think Sony will be able to match MS' exclusive portfolio any time soon/ if ever(especially looking at this year... can anyone say MEH?) certainly not on quality which is what we want.
  • wanksta10 7 years ago

    good conference overall i reckon, AGAIN tho very few surprises which was annoying, but they have sooooo many games microsoft do, i didnt realise until then just how much they're gonna offer this year, im appreicative of that at least



    halo 3, im not a big fan of it myself but it does look like a decent shooter, very similar to halo 2 in my opinion tho
  • SniperWolf 7 years ago

    RE5 looks amazing, so does Mass effect, COD4,



    Halo 3 looked like shit, totally let down now about that game.
  • brazzauk 7 years ago

    "On the other side, the X360 lineup for 2007 is really impressive. I don't think, Nintendo and Sony can match that. "



    They only had 5 or 6 exclusives the rest will be multi format!



    Totally underwhelming start to E3. Nothing new apart from a crappy buzz rip off pad and a shite coloured console and Sonic 1.



    Agree about the Halo comments. Halo the new star wars?!?!? Total crap!
  • Dizzy 7 years ago

  • lennon 7 years ago

    @tigernuts - Dont panic normal service will be resumed when Nintendo hold their press conference and promise the world although wont confirm if the worlds coming this century or next! Everyone will go nuts about how great they are then in 6 months will be back moaning about how Nintendo always screw europe. :)
  • tigernuts 7 years ago

    Honestly I was expecting the following:



    1. A new i.p. based on Brass Bands.

    2. A price cut. I was, honestly.

    3. Free pot of raspberry jam with each new console purchase.

    4. X-ray vision goggles peripheral.

    5. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of bile thrown at Sony and Nintendo. "War! What is it good for! Huh!"



    What I got instead was:



    1. Games, games and more games that I know all about. How dare they. I bought a chuffin multi media centre not some games playing thing. What are MS playing at?!!?!?!?!

    2. And the presentation sucked so that must mean the games must suck as well.

    3. Halo 3, some people hate that so it shouldn't be shown AT ALL.

    4. No new games. I guess that means after christmas the 360, if it lasts that long, is to be phased out.

  • figaro7 7 years ago

    Havent even seen the conference, but read the textoversion while i was at work, (i live in australia you know), least you lot get to see the nintendo and sony conferences in the day!



    But after reading it, yes i felt the feeling of 'is that it'? Ive never played halo before so i have no idea what to expect when it hits later on this year. I dont know if i was hoping or not, but where have all the colourful games gone? Yes i get to indulge on some fine looking realistic games, but still!



    I hear there was a pretty good demonstration of assasins creed, its on my list of must gets, but when on earth do you showcase a 3rd party game in a conference like this. 3rd parties have there own err parties, have there own booths, where is the inhouse stuff?



    At least the near future looks great, but id like to know what games are on the go for 08 as well, a consoles supposed to go for 5 years at least right?
  • Darren 7 years ago

    Not exactly the most exciting of conferences from that text and there was a lack of any surprises which is a shame. Predictable sums it up nicely I think.
  • penguin_overlord 7 years ago

    And perhaps the two most important things that didn't happen was that no price drop was announced and MGS4 is not coming to the 360. I suspect there will be a price drop before Christmas when the new Falcon version is launched but the 360 will suffer before then. The PS3 is only $100 more expensive now in the US and will have a superior portfolio of new exlusives. And the Elite is only $20 cheaper and is apparently already suffering a sales drop as it lacks Wi-Fi, Blu-Ray and a good build quality. Have you see the PS3 is now no. 1 on Amazon and the 360 is at 17.
  • penguin_overlord 7 years ago

  • IronGiant 7 years ago

    Well, quite the disappointment.. plenty of what they showed aren't exclusive to the 360 and not much new. Next.
  • captainrentboy 7 years ago

    The most exciting news for me?....Fucking Scene It!!! My GOD, I love that game :) My film knowledge knows no bounds.

    Other than that, nothing was said or shown that we didn't know about already :/

    That's not to say the line up is poor for the remainder of the year, infact I don't think neither the PS3 or Wii have it quite so good for the next 6 months or so.

    Could have done with some more surprise announcements though....
  • Calgon 7 years ago

    old skool most innaccurate summary ever? What redesign?(what is it with that word? it has no relevance here there is none, just FUD started ages ago and a few are still clinging onto it for aslong as they can)Did you put your fingers in your ears every time he said exclusive or something?(its 360s year face it)



    Oh and he did say Eternal Sonata was exclusive when he talked about the Japanese support.
  • Calgon 7 years ago

    There is a video up for Too Human under the E3 category.



    On EG or live? The bring it home idea was one of their best e3 moves cant wait to beable to join in on that.

  • Steroyd 7 years ago

    or it's not first party.
  • old_skool 7 years ago

    Anti-climatic, that's the best summary I can muster. Games mostly multiformat and the halo 3 edition xbox360 can only mean that the redesigned box is months away from being ready. Maybe some people were expecting a price drop.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Where was Shenmue3?
  • Fernando 7 years ago

    eternal sonata not being talked about under the BD, LO and Mass effect pretty much confirms its not a 360 exclusive.
  • JediMasterMalik 7 years ago

    Doesn't sound like anything special or out of the ordinary happenned, shame.
  • DanMW 7 years ago

    Maybe they are saving their big surprises for after seeing what Nintendo and Sony have to offer. I doubt it though.



    Not many new stuff, CoD 4 looked pretty good, was that the 360 or PC?



    They didn't show Blue Dragon on the showreel of games coming out this year, but it's already been confirmed, right?
  • Scimarad 7 years ago

    There is a video up for Too Human under the E3 category.



    Looks like they didn't steal anymore big exclusives, then. Which is very good news as I'd rather Sony and MS keep competing as long as possible...
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    there's an impressive Too Human video on Marketplace now



    I think it's 08, same as Alan Wake and Resi5
  • Calgon 7 years ago

    Yossarian exactly I think they are taking it easy this year because theyve done all the hard work already, we know about all them games so its just a matter of reminding us and easing any concerns of delays(hopefully that means they are all deffinite 07 releases).



    Did I miss Too Human or was it not there? I thought that was for 07 too?
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    Microsoft showed their hand and to be honest it's weak.



    actually what they did was they told us again about the hand we'd already been shown, and it's awesome. people are mistaking a lack of novelty and new announcements as Microsoft having nothing going for them. it's quite the contrary, they just did a bad job of reiterating how awesome their lineup between now and the end of the year is.
  • Dizzy 7 years ago

    It is all over. Halo 3 owns this XMas.
  • Calgon 7 years ago

    I dont know if it was just me that noticed it but everyone seemed a bit more nervous than usual when talking to the crowd was the stage closer to them than normal or something?



    Anyway I still say it was very positive overall just not many surprises, if anyone who actually owns a 360 here or is interested in owning one this year, isnt feeling positive after seeing whats on the 360 before the end of the year(not many delays at all which is unusual) then its not for you (you should give it away I'll have it). So they are on track to having the best games out this christmas, Sony need to convince me they have anything this year worth getting excited about(it all looks so meh so far to me), Nintendo too(something tells me Nintendo will have alot of new things to show but they need to, wheres all the serious/hardcore games?).
  • Jamaicangmr 7 years ago

    Am sorry but yeah i gotta agree with most everyone here, I was watchin it live on Gamespot and it was anti-climatic to say the least. The Halo milkin is rather taste less in my ever so humble opinion.



    I was expectin more. Nothing new was really shown. Well nothin all that interestin thats new anyway.



    All in all am not pumped, lets see what Sony and Nintendo has to offer. Microsoft showed their hand and to be honest it's weak. Except for RE5 that looked great but it's multiplatform so i'll be pickin it up on my PS3. Finally some actual gamplay of Assassin's creed an i dont know if it was the game or that young lady with the nice voice suckin so much but am not gettin the hype of this game.
  • Vandrius 7 years ago

    Calgon, your pro-360 comments never cease to amaze me. Microsoft should hire you into their PR department asap.



    I think I speak for 90% of people when I say it would have been nice to actually get something new, rather than a re-hash of old news in a bright cheery package.



    I'm not denying they have some potentially good games on the way, but the way they ran this could have been alot better.
  • Scimarad 7 years ago

    Ooooh, Blue Dragon demo - Thaaaat's more like it:-)
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    On reflection they did have a few decent announcements but the actual presentation itself was poor.
  • gerald 7 years ago

    Microsoft still wants to convince everybody, the a faceless spacemarine muttering oneliners is cooler then Han Solo? Please stop the "Halo is the new Star-Wars" bullshit. It's a kick-ass shooter, but nothing more. The "life-action" trailer looked like typical sciencefiction b-movie stuff. Good CGI, akwardly inserted actors.



    On the other side, the X360 lineup for 2007 is really impressive. I don't think, Nintendo and Sony can match that.





  • ejstyles 7 years ago

    Blue Dragon demo anyone? And the Live Arcade games are up for us too...got to appreciate the global releaseness! Wasn't all bad, was it? Whoo, Sonic! It's like the VC on Wii all over again!
  • Scimarad 7 years ago

    Well that was dull with a capital DULL!



    Anyway, how can they mention the RPGs and not mention Eternal Sonata?
  • Steroyd 7 years ago

    But all the stuff in the conference you might as well browse forums and get the same result.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Thank god I slept through this, am I right in summarising that this conference was an exercise in how cool Halo is, and convincing us how much the Xbox 360 isn't a shooterbox console STILL?



    Looks like MS still has to get the hang of E3.



    That is a reasonable summary. Oh, and that Assassin's Creed is still a bit buggy.



    edit: Oh and they have 'scene it' the board-game-converted-to-360-with
    -Buzz!-controller
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Hold on Blue dragon playable demo just went up on marketplace. Why didnt they mention that at all. There was barely a mention of bluedragon then they dump a demo out?? I'm not faulting this yearsline up in terms of games, but we had seen it all before. people watch for new announcements not footage of games that we have already all seen.Why would journalists fly half way across the world to sit there for an hour listening to stuff they already know. You could tell they were all bored.
  • Calgon 7 years ago

  • Vandrius 7 years ago

    Wow, not a single piece of surprising news...



    Bleh. Hooray for boring press conferences and a toned down E3... not!
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Alright peeps, it was fun, see you later today for some of the same :)
  • Steroyd 7 years ago

    Thank god I slept through this, am I right in summarising that this conference was an exercise in how cool Halo is, and convincing us how much the Xbox 360 isn't a shooterbox console STILL?



    Looks like MS still has to get the hang of E3.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    E3 is dead. Timing is all wrong. Already knew everything they said.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    The lack of new stuff is not bad. There's great games coming out on X360. The bad thing is that everyone who follows the industry and loves gaming waits for E3 for a whole year. Then when it's time, there's nothing new or special and it's a huge let down. People want surprises and hype, not cold facts about stuff we've known for ages. That's not what E3 or similar events are about.
  • Fernando 7 years ago

    no price drop? and the silence @ the new SKU?



    bahahaahah





    well atleast video marketplace is out this year for europe
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    dunno about G4 feed it has just gone silent.
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    pretty average conference, but that's what happens when you're basically repeating what everyone already knows about your great lineup through the rest of the year. X07/E308 will be where they make new announcements.



    all is redeemed by awesome awesome Halo trailer, though.
  • Inquisitor 7 years ago

    In fairness its more of a special edition isn't it, nintendo do that sort of thing all the time with the ds (so many different colours).
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Yeah, I mean if they add a GTA IV xbox that'd be great.



    And what about one for Assassins Creed?



    and CoD4?



    and Mass Effect?
  • Deepo 7 years ago

    My highlights of the show:



    Mass Effect confirmed for 2007



    and of course, all of the EA SPORTS games at twice the speed.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    do we have to do anything to get the g4 show or will the feed switch over?
  • kissthestick 7 years ago

    lmfao at the muted halo 3 360 xbox, no one wants it





    i mean 4SKU's?!?!?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    All complaing about the lack of new stuff.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Oh well. Good times for you Halo fans. I am waiting for Beautiful Katamari :) Anyway, see you at 1700 for the Nintendo event and 1930 for the Sony one. Hopefully they got some tricks up their sleeve. Even if it means hyping stuff that's going to come out next year.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    G4 will probably hype it up totally getting the wrong vibe. No coment really from EG yet. interesting to see what they say. while the lineup is good it wasn't anything new which is what everyone wanted and expects.
  • SeesThroughAll 7 years ago

    I think Nintendo will still manage to surprise all.

    Sony, not so much.
  • DanMW 7 years ago

    No surprises, CoD 4 looked good
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    my gamespot chatroom is in uproar!



    why is that then? did they want a longer Halo trailer?
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

    Someone shoot the band; it's a bit like when the Titanic sank, the band kept playing to the end.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    There is sure to be some interesting post-match analysis on G4TV?



    probably lots of AWESOME!!!!! and stuff.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    my gamespot chatroom is in uproar!
  • LeShin 7 years ago

    Halo 3 looked like fun, not ground breaking (that award goes to Call of Duty 4....holy crap that game looks good) but fun.



    Seems MS didn't get MGS4......
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    @spongebob: No, because it looked graphically amazing. Anyway, I've already said that MS have utterly screwed themselves here. Not a lot more to say. lol
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Does it really matter though? They didn't need to show anything spectacular did they? and is it just me or was there no applause for the Halo trailer?



    I think the audience were probably stunned that the rest of the show contained stuff they'd been flown in to see.... and they'd already seen it?
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    No it wasn't you - there wasn't much applause for anything.

    Oh hum - off to bed I go...
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Seriously, apart from a couple of party games, was there anything new on show?



    To be fair they did say from the start they'd only show stuff out this year, but it would have been worth letting slip some news about titles from beyond 2007.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    How did that Halo trailer look any more stunning than any other sci-fi shooter trailer we've seen? I guess because it's HALO. Jeez.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    It surely looked great....



    But what about the rest of it? All a bit.... familiar?



    Still... wing commander arena.
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Does it really matter though? They didn't need to show anything spectacular did they? and is it just me or was there no applause for the Halo trailer?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    I mean yeah, halo looked stunning... but god...
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Halo 3 trailer was amazing.



    MS's E3 conference was pathetic. I can't believe I stayed up for this.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Boring stuff.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    What have you done Microsoft...
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Yeah. Halo. That's the greatest thing in the world. Not really.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    that was a P**s poor showing. Im mad I stopped up for this nothing new news!!!



    Jump in, dude!



    It was our little community adventure!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    BOOOOO
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    That was Earth then?



    Spherelol
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    that was a P**s poor showing. Im mad I stopped up for this nothing new news!!!
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Nice little jig.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    No surprises. Nothing really special. And no Alan Wake for 2007. So sad :)
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    To keep up this level of excitement, Sony are going to have to re-show the 05 Killzone trailer
  • willvale 7 years ago

    Reading it backwards was confusing.
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    Scene It - oh the irony...
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Oh they have screwed this up so badly.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    halo 360, silence, noones bothered. lol
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    lol at nobody applauding a green xbox.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    That was the most stupid hardware announcement in a long time.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    That's an interesting way to kill your console sales for those waiting for halo.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    OMG Special Edition Halo XBOX OMG



    /sighs
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Has it got the quiet drive in it?
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    That's hot!
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    How was that trailer cool? I am not impressed, but then again, I am just some guy commenting anonymously here :)
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Very impressive.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    That's pretty cool. =)
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Where is that, a Lada factory?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    " a chance to believe" what are you on its a game ffs.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    The things crashed again. :|
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Show us a Trailer!
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Halo....



    Edit:Make that Halol
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Thought it was only supposed to be an hour long?
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Not quite, but close to PoP. Oh yeah, "Awesome" and girly giggles.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Seriously, when does this shit end?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    I don't think the graphical thing is a bug. Links to that whole futuristic aspect that got leaked... but never talked about.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Assassin's Creed looks more and more like Prince Of Persia: We Changed The Name.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    What happened to kicking people behind you and generally engaging more than 1 enemy at a time?
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Heh, body floating in mid-air - real smooth...
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Ahhahahah... nice dead body stuck in mid air. Jade shits herself.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Say something Jade
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    looks jsut the saem as the last time they showed it, sand coloured Doesnt look new at all.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    wtf is with the interference around the guards?
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    For one second there, I thought that was going to be Shenmue 3. I really did.

    Same here!



    /likes Jade's girly laugh
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Jade Raymond time.



    Is that like Hammer Time?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Come on read the lines, its not difficult.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Jade!
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    For one second there, I thought that was going to be Shenmue 3. I really did.



  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Jade... * falls asleep and dreams inappropriate dreams *
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    wow assasins creed, never heard of it....
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    RE5 takes place in Africa or Haiti or something? That's a nice concept. Original stuff for a change.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Jade Raymond time.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Crowned best action adventure last year!



    and here it is.... Again!
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Resident Evil 5!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    They needed a whole show of that kinda thing. Idiots.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    RE5!
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    ooh resi 5... but not this year!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    yeah true. think they are playing last years conference and not this years?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Woah... that's what I'm talking about.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Hoho good news for PS3 owners. The choppy framerate of the GTA trailer was from the 360 version.



    ;)



    lol.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Somehow I think I had seen and heard all that GTA information before...
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    How long is this due to last?
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    You... fucking... what? We already knew that!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    No you fuckers... what are you doing? Is this last E3 or something. Did I go back a year?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    @disc. =D
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Give us something NEW ABOUT IT!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Again... nothing we haven't seen.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Old trailer.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    GTA! BRING IT!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    COD4 had 2d grass, it didnt move when the walk through it low then.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Staffers moan about seat cushions... told ya. =)
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    That fella in COD4 incom is annoying. "Don't even think about it", "Let's go". Game looks atmospheric, though.
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

    I'll put the kettle on.



    Note: This isn't a 360 exclusive.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    CoD4 looks massively smoother than 2, they must be tapping some of that there non-cell power.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    There is a hud... it's tiny at the bottom of the screen.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    OK This looks very good.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    The New E3: No new stuff.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Personally I would love to see footage from some game we haven't heard anything for a long while, something no game publication has covered properly. Alan Wake, Halo Wars, better look at GTA IV. Something along those lines. Well, there's still time! There's still hope! :)
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    COD4 here does look hood but theres no hud?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    @TheCooler: Problem is... E3 is about showing us stuff we haven't seen. COD4 looks really nice, but it's not exclusive.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    teenage twat
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    "Going deep and going hard"... lol
  • TheCooler 7 years ago

    ''Does the "everything here is out in 2007" sound like a subtle way of saying "We've got nothing for 2008" to anyone else?''



    Oh they have tons of stuff coming in 2008. It's refreshing to see that they focus on things that will be available in the next 6 months instead of hyping stuff that will come in 2-3 years.
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

    I need a cup of tea, some nice looking games but not all of them will be AAA titles some will be 7/10 at best; there is absolutely nothing new here.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    not ingame cod4?
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    It's all decent so far, but nothing surprising which is something I always wait from E3. I guess I follow games sites and mags too closely. This all would be new to me if I didn't.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    I think this "games coming this year" thing is going to bite them... we've already heard about everything coming this year!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Sony and nintendo dont have to do much to beat this.not thegames coming out but the conference and unannounced stuff I mean.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Not enough Crysis.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Well, so far this conference has been totally meh other than arcade and video marketplace. Bring on the megatons!

  • agparrot 7 years ago

    So, Alan Wake is not out this year? dunno - they said everything they are 'showing' is out this year, and they did mention it by name.... but not sure.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Fianlly peters back,even though its ending by the look of it.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    So, Alan Wake is not out this year?
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Is Pete really Phil Harrison in a Mission Impossible mask? They both sort of sound the same.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Oh thank god... someone who can present is back.
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Not Vista exclusive
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Was that Vista AND XP?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    lol... he died against that boss... but didn't.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    5 new chapters?
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    No on-stage RROD so far :(
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Cliffy!
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    No... Zzz
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    why have they handed near enough the whole show over to these guys. Peter Moore should do the whole thing.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Gears on the PC? Shock horror!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    hehe, yeah. The voice work was terrible. =)
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    No! Not Windows! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    "It seems the people are calling you immortal". What great dialogue! :D I bet the game is good or something, but that trailer was rotten.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    anoher no conent whatsover announcement about peter jackson...
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Lost Odyssey? It is certainly full of enough angst to rival FF.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    LO... nice.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    PGR4 looks really good, but I think we knew that already.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    LOL, this is so acted and rehersed!
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

    My picture froze the Scouse bastards must have pinched my stream.
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    crackdown 2 please!
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    looking great
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    looks lush dunnit?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    PGR4 looks really good.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    looks nice - but why didn't he rehearse it?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    cant really see much other than a blur on this "700k stream" thats worse than the 300k one on g4
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Graphics look great. :)
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    This guy is boring.
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Is that a Scouser?!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Finally, some games... and he's a brit... and he can't talk. =)
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    okay, some good arcade titles and good news about digital distribution and blah blah. now let's never see Jeff Bell again, Microsoft.
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

    Lighting up homes in Canada and Europe; is this bloke an arsonist?
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    At last HDTV content in Europe. But this Jeff guy should go back to selling Ginzu knives.
  • IMO 7 years ago

    No price on the Elite? Twats
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    thats quite good euro video marketplace
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Global. :)
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Woohoo at Euro marketplace, woohoo at Elite in Europe.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    This guy is a total loser. SHOW US THE TATS!!!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    FINALLY!
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    He reminds me of someone....



    It's M-M-M-Max Headroom!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Probably buy both sonic and golden axe even though i moaned.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Nice bunch of movies... WHERE THE HELL IS EUROPEAN VIDEO MARKETPLACE YOU TOSSERS.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    I'm just ignoring this TV bit - it doesn't really apply to us, does it?
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Disney!
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Wow... Marathon? How did I miss that?



    Did you nod off?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    how about bringing it to the UK???? (video marketplace)
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Wow... Marathon? How did I miss that?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    tsk bit disapointing that. nothing totally new unanounced stuff for today
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Sonic!
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Some really nice XBLA games coming.. Especially of puzzle variety. Not bad. Also, Marathon = pre-Halo :)
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    some good stuff there in the arcade..
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    Sonic! Golden Axe! Mararthon! Track & Field! SWOS! Puzzle Quest!
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Some decent XBLA games tbf.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Track and field and sonic baby yeah!
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    Ooh, Geono - is that Marble Blast 2?



    OMG TRACK AND FIELD
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Oooh Wing Commander Arena?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    ok heer we go live acrade might get better now.
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    Eurogamer cynical about American football game?? surely not!
  • Vandrius 7 years ago

    I just realised as I read this what it is that annoys me about Microsoft (and most big corporations) the most.



    They're the stereotypical big US company.



    They are all glitz and glamour, self-absorbed and bullheaded. Addicted to PR and marketing, trying to sell their products to babies before they can speak, twisting words into the most positive spin possible.



    I'm not saying this as a hater - Sony has more than enough things to dislike about it as well, and they have their americanisms (eg, the spin), but at their heart they are still more japanese than anything.



    In Australia we currently have a situation with the new head of Telstra, the incumbent telecommunications provider. They brought in a yank and his friends to manage it, and they've been trying to strongarm the government and overawe the country with a media and PR blitz. That kind of stuff just sticks in my craw.



    I really dislike that kind of corporation.



    That was a kind of directionless rant at the world, but I feel better now :-)
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    It's "I can't See - I can't See... Got your nuts in my mouth" or some such...
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Heh, bunch of retards
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    This Madden presentation made me go back to sleep. Wow. So great... not.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Madden 08. Wow



    Revolution.
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    they is so dope!
  • JYM60 7 years ago

    fool like.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A TWAT
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    Wow, Madden looks revolutionary.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Is this some new sport based on rugby?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    They'd better hope they have some megatons coming.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Bush!
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Reminds me of the 'In Sport' radio skit from Vice City...
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Wow some new EA sports games!!!! oh...
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    SceneIt! is Buzz. Might be good, though? I don't know. But that Naruto really doesn't appeal to me at all. I guess there's mass of fans for that franchise.
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    this Jeff guy is probably the worst thing to ever appear at a MS conference
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    not going down too well in my gamespot chat room so far
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    hehe, that buzz thing is so blatant. Naruto looked interesting though.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    lol. if you punch someone like that in real life they'd die, I expect an AO rating.
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    Microsoft are all about courting the casuals this year, huh
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    lol



    So they are basically after the Wii target demographic?
  • IMO 7 years ago

    I would have pissed myself laughing if he said that controller had motion sensing...
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    SceneIt! and Naruto. Oh well....
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    booo
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    I don't like this guy.'
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Naruto is the special guest from Japan? Not Hideo?
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Wasn't interested till he mentioned this controller.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    That montage was good, although there was nothing new in there. Lots of games I am waiting to try out.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    It's buzz!
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    LOL
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    The family guy turned up... O_o
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    lol... way to make it look like you have all those games on your console.
  • JYM60 7 years ago

    Moore is funny, in a shit kinda way.
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL KATAMARI.



    I knew there was a reason I was watching this.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Thank you agparrot! :)
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    zzz. I'm doing my best to complain about the gamespot feed quality so I expect to get moderated again soon.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    show us the games you boring cnut
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    I really don't care, Peter.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    It's not been great so far.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    This is not too interesting.I fear they maybe doing a sony. Are we going to see anything we dont already know about? (other than that mario party rip off)
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Yawn.



    Financial shit.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    http://www.g4tv.com/e32007/spotl
    ight.html



    just goes straight in yer browser
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Thanks evilashchris!
  • Sid-Nice 7 years ago

    I might have an early night, why are Microsoft or more precisely Peter Moore so boring?
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    Great voice acting in Mass Effect.
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    that looks ace!

  • IMO 7 years ago

    Mass Effect looks class
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Mass Effect looks incredible.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Stupid IGN!
  • JYM60 7 years ago

    lol
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Well, I've lost both of my feeds. Bleh.
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    http://www.g4tv.com/e32007/spotl
    ight.html



    there you go spongebob
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    I think IGN are using XBMC as a server or something. :|
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Nice blank screen on G4.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Where can I watch a live video stream?
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    He paused it. :p
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    There is a break on G4TV? Commercials?! WTF?



    thankfully not, it would seem

  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Hey guys! I am here, you are here. I am ready for some good time and cool announcements. Bring em on, MS!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    wow this could be as bad as sonys last here!
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    IGN's feed cut to XBMC for some reason. :|
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    FFS STOP
  • conrad 7 years ago

    Lol, I can't believe he's trying to sing
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    lol... comedy gold.
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    Oh God, make them stop.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    ok im watching both. gamespot is very poor
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Screw this, after that Rock Band demo, I'm never playing games again. Seriously - that was embarassing.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    That singer has put me right off Rock Band already.
  • Darkbeat 7 years ago

    I wonder if one of their announcements is gonna be that they've finally fixed my 360...
  • ecureuil 7 years ago

    I'm not watching it, is these guys?



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V
    Lt5_ME_2_M
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Rock Band :D



    /excited
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    what is it, rent-an-applause audience?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    ok wheres the g4 stream this is crap.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Did his voice just break?!
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    OMG! XBMC?



    What was that?
  • IMO 7 years ago

    Violinist was pretty skilled
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Here he is!
  • Dermoth 7 years ago

    Oh God, make them stop.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    g4 feed makes much more sense than Gamespot one at this stage... MUCH more sense
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    I'm expecting Peter Moore to come out moshing any second now.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    hold on do we see the stage or just the screen!!
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Is that Ellie Gibson on the Electric Violin?



    ;)
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    violin player. would.
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    Are they shy or something?
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Nice. Live Halo theme tune.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    thast being played live
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Well done everyone for making it this far. Enjoy.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Nice clean direct feed at gamespot.
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    oh they really are twats! eeeeee
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    STOP SAYING AWESOME!



    edit: Makes Yossarian Coffee.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    I really hope these G4 twats shut up during the conference proper.



    I second that.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Ok I now have 10 moderators in my chat room.I know i got told off last year for "trolling" but 10!





    Now 13!
  • Yossarian 7 years ago

    I need coffee but it's too cold to go downstairs and make some
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    got G4TV now - not sure if that is a good thing or not!



    High-Fives everyone else in the comments thread!
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    I really hope these G4 twats shut up during the conference proper.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    oo sounds gone down!! O it's back
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    WTF is this music!!!
  • evilashchris 7 years ago

    Could i have a link to the g4 vid please? the gamespot one doesn't want to work..
  • AHiFi 7 years ago

    Lol, I saw that Gamertag too.



    Giant - Only VIPs. Hence why you see Jeff from Gamespot's gamertag and Ellie's one too, lol.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    @ruckus: Ahh, Didn't see the "'s". I'm sure there's a site that lets you search for gamertags though.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    IGN stream has started. :D
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    Is the guy in the middle on ket?
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    If you click my link, the full URL will come up in your browser address bar.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    "I share my husband" is a gamertag?!? =D
  • ilmaestro 7 years ago

    10 more minutes.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    anyone seen there own gamertag yet or isitjust VIP's?
  • AHiFi 7 years ago

    Ah well, I'm not in with ya Giant. Room below. Can't get in either.
  • ruckus 7 years ago

    "I share my husband's"

    ...anyone know what the rest is?
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Erm, the G4 vid I've got going is a news show. That sound right?



    Dunno, but if you paste



    http://www.gamespot.com/live/str
    eam_asx....


    into your WMP 'open URL' that should give you it
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Haha... now we're at E3. NeoGAF fell over.
  • Syrette 7 years ago

    These guys are already annoying me.



    (presenters on G4)
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    ha ha told you the first update would be about the seating arrangements! Video should be crap music and gamertags flying across screen.
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    IGN stream is still playing music for me.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    First one room 0. Has 7moderators. im in trouble!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    That's some freaky video right now.
  • AHiFi 7 years ago

    What chat room you in Giant?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    URL thing worked, thanks.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    You can rightclick it and change the zoom - not sure if that helps?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    re gamespot video, right click, selet properites, copy the massive location address, paste into media player, job done. Iv'e got there chat room going below so ill leave it how it is though.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Anyone know if you can get the gamespot feed to play in WMP rather than in a browser?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Gamespot video now live!!!
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Prediction: Metal Gear Solid 4 announced for Xbox 360 with a special Metal Gear SKU!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Bleh, I really should have set up two monitors for this.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Ill just use 1 tab for text, one for comments and gamespot video on another window over the top.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Probably Sakaguchi
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Now this is poor, the live text doesnt come up on anything but the first comments page. tsk!



    We could all open two browser windows and retreat back to the forums? It would all be a bit Monty Python though.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Theresa drum kit on the right with amps around it so someones going to play something?
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Kojima?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Gamespotsworkingfine at the moment. Video button not live yet though.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Apparently there's going to be a special guest from Japan on stage. Also, Rock Band confirmed PS3 and 360 at xmas.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    G4 says page not found... maybe they are just getting their stuff together
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Now this is poor, the live text doesnt come up on anything but the first comments page. tsk!
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    ...and NeoGAF starts to crumble too.
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    That's where the "Is it white, is it grey" xbox was earlier... hmm
  • JayeM 7 years ago

    Four stools? Hmm...
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    OOooooh. the 4th Stool!
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Not really.. But they usually say it every year and it jsut gets ignored.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Surely mobile phones are allowed?



    Or is it like the cinema?



    edit: and the fricking LIBRARY. Boooo! This ain't a Library - give us GAME TEXTS!
  • GuiltySpark 7 years ago

    They said no laptops last year as well though.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    News just in no mobile phones or laptops...
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Epic typos incoming...
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    Probably yeah... no doubt we'll hear whining about it. =)
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    I hope we get commentary on the queue and how longit takes to get in. Also won'tthose concrete seats be a bit unconfy?
  • Psychotext 7 years ago

    * Stabs the next poster to enter the thread *
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Think they were yes. THen everyone ripped it off.
  • Calgon 7 years ago

    Were EG the first to do the live text thingy? Seems like alot of sites are doing it tonight, even IGN are doing it.
  • Darkedge 7 years ago

    @Paukl



    Translate for the non ban speak:

    You frikking moron, the world just revolves round you and where you are doesn't it? no if it isn't in your timezone it's unfair boo cnuting hoo.



    Think please and don't act a cnut like this post makes me out to be. Tell me you have 2 or 3 braincells at least or do you just buy everything apple produces (for example, more likey it's the cult of Sony) - If you do thats most likely because you have been brainwashed into a cult, there are people who can help, honest.
  • Xerx3s 7 years ago

    Too bad Tom is going through all that effort while the rest is asleep. ;p
  • Xerx3s 7 years ago

    for any old skool gamers, i found a cool video from angrynintendonerd



    http://screwattack.com/Flash%20H
    TML/ANN/...


    I just think it's cool.



    Talking about the prototype nerd... He even comes with pencils, isn't it cute?
  • Xerx3s 7 years ago

    Hmmm, that's 5:30 over here. I guess I will skip this year then. Sleep > news that will still be there a couple of hours later.
  • spongebob 7 years ago

    Tom's the man. I'll set my alarm clock so I can be here at 4:30, sharp. See you!
  • JediMasterMalik 7 years ago

    No chance I'm staying up that late. Hope it's good though.
  • captainrentboy 7 years ago

    OOOOhhh, Shenmue 3, now that would be a glorious announcement :)

    We've probably got more chance of winning the lottery three times over, but hey, one can dream.

    I wonder if there will be much from Rare, they're working on two potential biggies aint they?
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Shenmue 3...If only. We can but hope.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

  • Penguinzoot 7 years ago

    >"Worth getting up early for? "



    Only if a Shenmue remake and Jet Set Radio online is announced.



    Ahhh.... Jet Set Radio ... loved that game :-)

  • The-Bodybuilder 7 years ago

    >"Worth getting up early for? "



    Only if a Shenmue remake and Jet Set Radio online is announced.
  • penguin_overlord 7 years ago

    Fair enough, captainrentboy. Point taken.
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    @GiantHaystax

    Anyone stopping up/getting up early to watch (and read the text updates)?. Must be someone surely.



    Probably - my insomnia has been in full effect lately and there really ain't a lot else to do at that time of day.
  • Carlo 7 years ago

    Worth getting up early for?
  • captainrentboy 7 years ago

    Yes, yes Mr Penguin, we all gave MS a group bashing last week with regards to the massive failure rates/warranty issues.

    At the least, couldn't you save the mass negativity with regards to their E3 presence until after they've actually given their presentation. If it turns out shit, then by all means go nuts on those bastards.
  • penguin_overlord 7 years ago

    I know I'm going to be shouted down by the 360 fanboys who take every negative comment as a personal attack BUT I will say that this is not the best of times for Microsoft at the moment. The fiasco over the 360's reliability has given them a lot of bad press and although the new three year warranty and upcoming Falcon model goes someway to improving things Microsoft should never have let the problem go this far. The fact that it's expected to cost them $1 billion to put right proves how big a problem it was.



    Plus, the PS3 price cut has greatly boosted sales and I would be surprised if the PS3 does not outsell the 360 this week in the US.



    Plus, well, let's face it, the 360 is basically a dead duck in Japan. Ok, I know the PS3 is not exactly flavour of the month at the moment but there have been plenty of reports to suggest Japanese gamers are looking forward to a lot of upcoming PS3 games.
  • GiantHaystax 7 years ago

    Anyone stopping up/getting up early to watch (and read the text updates)?. Must be someone surely. I work nights so i'm still in nights mode so I shall be going to sleep when it finishes then getting up in time for the Nintendo and Sony ones.

    Deffinatly going to be a surprise arcade game as there has been no announcement on what tommorows release is going to be....
  • brandon-flowers 7 years ago

    Wow thats Ace i am working till 06:45!
  • smoothn00dle 7 years ago

    The press conference is at 1:30pm on Brisbane, Australia time.



    I want to know about MGS4. Now or never.
  • penguin_overlord 7 years ago

    I don't really see what Microsoft will do this year to excite people. The Halo Wars and Halo 3 trailers were crowd pleasers last year but the slightly muted response to the Halo 3 beta will I think stop the same thing happening again. They don't have as much to gain this year as Sony does so I think Sony will gain the upper-hand.
  • TheStranger 7 years ago

    "@edward gamer

    are you for real? or just 12? nobody's that must of a fanboy not even smelly (oh wait, no he is!)

    MGS4 may well appear on the 360, but as it's been developed on the ps3 something tells me i don't think ms will be stealing this one too...

    you'll be claiming GT5 will be a 360 exclusive soon, or mario even..."



    Oh, Final Fantasy is tied to Sony is it? What about Final Fantasy XI? Seems to my mind it was on the 360.



    Seems also, that there is a DS title, and a Wii title coming up.



    Oh, and a Square Enix title will be coming to the 360 too.



    You clearly can not differentiate between first party and third party.
  • Ihya 7 years ago

    Redmond will announce a free tube of Preparation H with every new 360 to help players who get the dreaded red ring.
  • JYM60 7 years ago

    I'll check in after the baseball AllStar game.
  • dredd97 7 years ago

    @edward gamer



    are you for real? or just 12? nobody's that must of a fanboy not even smelly (oh wait, no he is!)



    MGS4 may well appear on the 360, but as it's been developed on the ps3 something tells me i don't think ms will be stealing this one too...



    you'll be claiming GT5 will be a 360 exclusive soon, or mario even...
  • old_skool 7 years ago

    Wait, I got it !



    It's an 6 months exclusive on PES !



    /runs
  • zuljin 7 years ago

    @captainrentboy

    "Surely only the most die-hard microsoft loyalists will be here at 4:30, well that, and the die-hard Sony loyalists too, hoping to piss on the parade."



    You have such a dim view of people... I'll probably watch, but I wouldn't categorise myself in either of those. But I'd do the same for Phil H or Miyamotos speech...



    EDIT: All three are doing speeches right?
  • Edward_Gamer 7 years ago

    Someone mentioned that Square-Enix doesn't have Final Fantasy 13 listed as a game that they are showing. Not that it matters, because I'm looking forward to Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey a LOT more than Final Fantasy.



    But, FF13 was shown at the last two E3 events. So, i would agree with the people who say it is weird that FF13 isn't listed as being shown this year. I wonder if Peter Moore will have a tatoo of FF 13 on his arm, too!
  • Edward_Gamer 7 years ago

    There is no way it's worth spending $500 for a Playstation 3 if you already have an Xbox 360. Of the 100 PS3 games Sony is hoping to have available at some point in 2008, only 15 of them are exclusive. I read that many of those exclusives like NBA 07, Genji, and Untold Legends are some of the lowest rated games ever.



    And all the third-party games released on both systems always end up better on the Xbox 360 with better graphics and more features and online capabilities. Just look how the new Virtua Fighter 5 has better graphics, better artificial intelligence, and online play in the Xbox 360 version.
  • Edward_Gamer 7 years ago

    I bet we hear announcements that Metal Gear Solid 4 will be released for the Xbox 360.



    If it is a simultaneous released with the PS3, I think it will end up with a tatoo on the arm of Peter Moore.



    There are actually rumors on the Internet saying that Metal Gear Solid 4 will be doing what games like Fatal Inertia and Katamari did, where they started out as PS3 exclusives, but will actually end up as an Xbox 360 exclusive. Seeing MGS4 as an Xbox 360 exclusive game would be cool. If it was rated high, I would make sure to buy it on my Xbox 360.
  • killyourtv 7 years ago

    save me from another peter moore conference
  • Foxclose 7 years ago

    I am a Gamespot Total Access Member!!!



    Live pictures on Gamespot. Much better than Eurogamer!!
  • reddevil93 7 years ago

    il just stay up and check this out after the brazil v uraguay match is over
  • Ihya 7 years ago

    Pah, I'll check in at 8:00
  • octo 7 years ago

    I expect him to turn into the Thing at any moment.
  • stuarty_2003 7 years ago

    With that Konami chap making comments about MGS IV perhaps being made on other consoles, I'd have to agree with the Captain of Rent Boys above...it seems logical that the next step is for MS to steal it.
  • old_skool 7 years ago

    zzzZZZ



    /snore
  • Razzajazz 7 years ago

    He'll have the new 360 prices tattooed on his bell-end or summat like that....
  • bauhaus 7 years ago

    Mr Moore looks like Himmler on the homepage
  • captainrentboy 7 years ago

    Surely only the most die-hard microsoft loyalists will be here at 4:30, well that, and the die-hard Sony loyalists too, hoping to piss on the parade.

    As Bungie aren't one of the scheduled developers/publishers set to make an appearance, does this mean if there is going to be any Halo 3 news it'll be done here.
  • DUFFKING 7 years ago

    I'll be staying up for this*

















    *maybe not
  • the_dudefather 7 years ago

    please tell me your not being serious Paukl
  • Paukl 7 years ago

    Why is it on so early?



    Microsoft shafts Europe again :(
  • agparrot 7 years ago

    Don't seem to have slept more than about 10 hours since Saturday anyway - and being in mainland Europe this will mean 05.30 for me, but what the hell - sleep is a waste of time anyway.
  • david78 7 years ago

    Fuck that at 4:30 in the morning. Seriously.
  • BBIAJ 7 years ago

    One to set the alarm clock for then!



    Better put some coffee on standby too...
  • captainrentboy 7 years ago

    4:30!! Fook that! I gotta get up at 7:30, although I'm sure all of the comments will make a fascinating read when I get back home from work.

    Edit- Surely the only thing tattoo worthy would be to announce that MGS4 is no longer a PS3 exclusive, although I really can't see that happening just yet.

    What other games are there to make such a huge deal about?..The new Katamari now being exclusive? No, not quite.

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

03:58 By Robert Purchese

We're in. It's a big round bowl of an auditorium with little round squishy Xbox pads under every bum.

03:59 By Robert Purchese

Core, Premium and Elite Xbox 360s sit on little green barstools next to the screen. A fourth stool sits in line. It's unoccupied. New SKU?

04:00 By Robert Purchese

They're repeating the trick of having attendees' Gamertags crawl across the screen. Ellie's "Mrs Tom Selleck" floats past in massive letters.

04:01 By Robert Purchese

We're making predictions. Mine: Peter Moore roars on-stage to expose a Prince Albert with Solid Snake swinging merrily below.

04:04 By Robert Purchese

Ellie suggests something unprintable about green hair. She's sat behind another girl, so there's a 480 per cent chance they'll pick her out of the crowd.

04:09 By Robert Purchese

There's a round area next to the big screen with a speech podium. In front of it something pointy about a metre cubed is covered in black sheet.

04:10 By Robert Purchese

Johnny's recording me doing a Live Text. I think I should send this one home just so you have that degree of authenticity.

04:21 By Robert Purchese

"I think Microsoft's determined to make everyone look like vomit." EGTV's Johnny Minkley weighs in on the ambiance.

04:25 By Robert Purchese

Smoke rolls onto the stage ominously. We're ten minutes away according to a Tannoy announcement. I mean PA.

04:28 By Robert Purchese

Five minutes. The sky's gone dark in preparation. We're outside, so let's hope it rains. Seriously, I'd laugh.

04:32 By Robert Purchese

Right. Very little space left. Only a couple of dozen people still standing. E3 may have changed, but the scale and expense of Microsoft's conference hasn't.

04:33 By Robert Purchese

Peter Moore has told us in the past that he reads these backstage. Peter, cross your arms in an X to show you love us.

04:33 By Robert Purchese

"Please welcome five Halo fans from Libertyville, Illinois." It's a band. Halo tune, with a starry sky on-screen.

04:34 By Robert Purchese

They're not bad actually. On-screen, screenshots float through the cosmos.

04:35 By Robert Purchese

The violinist goes for a stroll down by the pond in the middle. She's loving it.

04:38 By Robert Purchese

Peter Moore arrives. "Woo," he says, and says he found them on the net. "Thanks again Corporeal."

04:39 By Robert Purchese

"This will be the first E3 briefing in which every demo you see will be coming this year." Promises "the greatest holiday line-up in videogame history".

04:40 By Robert Purchese

They whip the black wrap off and it's Rock Band's stuff. Peter picks up a guitar. "This is Harmonix, and this is Rock Band." "Let's pump it up to 11."

04:41 By Robert Purchese

Peter's on bass. They're doing Main Offender by The Hives. Peter gets the first Game Over!

04:42 By Robert Purchese

Peter pauses the game by accident. Brilliant. "Bring it back up!"

04:42 By Robert Purchese

And he's paused it again during the conclusion. Oh Peter. m/

04:44 By Robert Purchese

Peter plays tribute to Rock Band, saying more bands will be announced later this week. Oh my God and it's a new Viva Piata!!!

04:45 By Robert Purchese

"Become the ultimate party animal." It looks like a party game, then. They're smashing stuff in gardens, racing around a town, belching boats down a stream.

04:46 By Robert Purchese

Viva Piñ: Party Animals. JUMP IN EVERYONE. It's not Rare though. Krome Studios. Over 50 mini-games. Now onto Mass Effect.

04:46 By Robert Purchese

A nasty alien with an army is going to wipe humanity from the galaxy, apparently. Best shoot him then, which we do, with third-person gunnery.

04:47 By Robert Purchese

Lots of space battles, epic in scale. Looks a bit Battlestar Galactica. The in-game sections were as nice as anything else on 360's been. Due out in November.

04:48 By Robert Purchese

Peter shifts chat to growth. It's about total consumer spending not hardware sales, apparently. They've got those too. NPD: 5.6m in US, 2.8m Wii, 1.4m PS3.

04:49 By Robert Purchese

Since the other launches: "We're in a tight race with Wii, and outselling PS3 two to one," he says. "Xbox 360 is selling more games than anyone else."

04:50 By Robert Purchese

Shows a chart for the number of third party games that broke the top ten on Xbox 360. 18. Adds the numbers for PS3 and Wii: "Nil, for the Brits in the audience."

04:50 By Robert Purchese

"Xbox 360 is driving this industry." Last generation's top 5. "These came from two franchises - and I've got them both tattooed on my arm."

04:52 By Robert Purchese

GTA, Vice City, San Andreas, Halo, Halo 2. The top five of the last generation, he says. "Three years later, this same perfect storm will touch down for holiday."

04:52 By Robert Purchese

GTA IV, Madden 08 and Halo 3. "This holiday will be unlike anything that's come before it." Trailer reel kicks off.

04:53 By Robert Purchese

PGR4. Dynasty Warriors Gundam. Call of Duty 4. Stranglehold. Guitar Hero III. Beautiful Katamari. Lost Odyssey. NBA Live 08.

04:54 By Robert Purchese

Mass Effect again. Fatal Inertia. Medal of Honor Airborne. Tiger Woods 08. Ace Combat 6. NHL 08. Assassin's Creed.

04:54 By Robert Purchese

Spider-Man Friend or Foe. Simpsons. Splinter Cell Conviction. We're being shown very little we've not seen yet. NASCAR 08. Everything's a snapshot.

04:55 By Robert Purchese

Eternal Sonata. BioShock. Madden. Tony Hawk. Crash of the Titans. Harry Potter 5. The Orange Box - woo TF2. Bee Movie Game.

04:56 By Robert Purchese

Rock Band again. Naruto. JUMP IN. God. That was the first I'd seen of Spider-Man, and it looked a bit ropey to be honest. Jeff Bell's up now.

04:56 By Robert Purchese

He's going to talk family. New one: "Scene it?" made by Screen Life. Based on the boardgame. New trivia questions, puzzles and HD movie clips.

04:57 By Robert Purchese

New controller. Handheld with a Buzz-style button on the top, and the face buttons positioned in a line below. Four bundled with Scene It for usual game price.

04:58 By Robert Purchese

"I think we have seen it," says Johnny. It does look VERY similar to Buzz's controller. Now they're demoing Naruto. Number one for young boys, apparently.

04:59 By Robert Purchese

Naruto's running around a big city, jumping and prancing like a pubescent ninja. The combat has that Zelda pause on impact. It's very slick; looks like a cartoon.

05:01 By Robert Purchese

Bell recalls the EA commitment to Live a few years ago. "Tonight I'm proud to announce that this incredible line up of EA Sports games ... will run twice as fast than last year's." "In sport, speed is everything." Some US sportsman called Reggie Bush is up.

05:02 By Robert Purchese

He makes a crack about Microsoft guys cheating as they play Madden. I think I've got you stopped buddy, you haven't been to training camp yet have you."

05:06 By Robert Purchese

Reggie is utterly failing to use the prompter. It's quite funny, because we can see his lines. "Lets get it on." Is what he would have said. "I'm not even watching Jeff. I'm not even watching." I'm not sure he's playing, either. That was odd. And scripted.

05:04 By Robert Purchese

Bell turns to Xbox Live. "Last year we said Xbox Live would grow to six million members. I'm happy to announce we've eclipsed the seven million mark."

05:04 By Robert Purchese

"Before next year's E3, we're forecasting that we will cross the 10 million mark." Turns to Live Arcade. Says it attracts new users. 45 million game downloads to date.

05:05 By Robert Purchese

Over 100 games total by year end. Shows some. Bomberman Live. Undertow. Hexic 2 (wow - looks more like Tetris). Sonic. Sensible World of Soccer. War World.

05:07 By Robert Purchese

Every Extend. Geon. Wing Commander Arena. Feeding Frenzy 2. Track & Field. Spyglass Board Games. Golden Axe. Space Giraffe. Super Puzzle Fighter. World Puzzle.

05:07 By Robert Purchese

Marathon. Poker Smash. Tetris Smash. Boku Sudoku. Two being added tonight: Sonic and Golden Axe.

05:09 By Robert Purchese

Now he's going to talk about the Video Marketplace. The only place to offer this, he points out. Over 2000 hours, from 28 networks and studios. Twice the size of the nearest cable provider, he says. In the US, anyway. USD 125m spent on DLC so far.

05:10 By Robert Purchese

They've announced a partnership with Disney to bring their films to live. They show a reel of classics - Tarzan, Pooh's Heffalump Movie, Atlantis, Hercules, Emperor's New Groove, Armageddon, Sky High, Waterboy, Bad Company, Unbreakable...

05:11 By Robert Purchese

On and on it goes. Coyote Ugly. Deja Vu. Primeval. The Queen. Venus. All in high definition. All available tonight. All Disney films from now to follow.

05:11 By Robert Purchese

High definition video to go global in autumn. Canada and Europe this year. "We're committed to bringing Xbox 360 to the world." August 24th: X360 Elite in Euro.

05:12 By Robert Purchese

They're bring out Shane Kim. "As Jeff said, everything starts with the games, which is why with all due respect to Mr Gates I have the best job in Microsoft."

05:13 By Robert Purchese

Pays tribute to Sakaguchi, BioWare, Bungie, and says their "masterpieces" will join a great run of first-party titles.

05:14 By Robert Purchese

Says PGR4 will follow Forza 2 in "a one-two punch". He welcomes Brian Woodhouse and Craig Howard from Bizarre Creations.

05:15 By Robert Purchese

They're showing the bikes racing through a rain-swept New York. The frame-rate's about 30. Doing wheelies and stoppies. Kudos galore.

05:16 By Robert Purchese

Oops, Shanghai, not New York. Not sure what that says about me. Or the game. A tropical storm promises to affect gameplay.

05:16 By Robert Purchese

"PGR On Demand" will allow you to share videos and photos. It's coming in September. They go off to a new trailer.

05:17 By Robert Purchese

The snow looks great. The reflections are epic. The raindrops on the car race along as the wind strikes them and a car duels with a bike on various terrain.

05:18 By Robert Purchese

He points to Alan Wake, Too Human, Fable 2, Halo Wars and Banjo as examples of X360's aceness. Peter Jackson's Halo story partnership is referenced.

05:19 By Robert Purchese

There's now new info though, it seems. Sakaguchi's Lost Odyssey is about to be shown.

05:20 By Robert Purchese

The cinematics are ludicrously epic, as the player character wonders about the cost of his immortality. Sounds like Planescape: Torment.

05:21 By Robert Purchese

"If you are an RPG fan, Xbox 360 is simply the best console to own this holiday," says Kim, thanks to Blue Dragon, Mass Effect and Lost Odyssey.

05:21 By Robert Purchese

PC news time. Viva Piñata for Windows!!11 And Gears of War. "Surprise." Laughter.

05:22 By Robert Purchese

With "completely new content, a game editor and a couple of other surprises". CliffyB takes the stage.

05:23 By Robert Purchese

He talks about how things have changed since he showed it last year. "Gears was celebrated for its integrated co-op... and we're bringing that to Windows".

05:23 By Robert Purchese

They're using Games for Windows Live, of course. Five new single-player chapters, new multiplayer mode and arenas, plus new achievements.

05:24 By Robert Purchese

We're going to get to fight the Brumack (sp?) that we saw in the trailers. Marcus and Dom go for it as it fires stuff off its head cannon.

05:25 By Robert Purchese

They're using big concrete pipes to hide. "Target those arm guns." BOOM. "One down." The guns are gone, but not the one on its head.

05:25 By Robert Purchese

"Unfortunately I don't want to spoil how this battle ends," he says, before walking off. PC version's out this Christmas.

05:26 By Robert Purchese

Moore's back. SEGA, Eidos and THQ have adopted Games for Windows Live, he says. More than a dozen Live-enabled PC titles this year.

05:26 By Robert Purchese

Games for Windows will now be built into Unreal Engine 3. "That's right, it's a big deal," he says as a few applaud.

05:27 By Robert Purchese

Moore says the "unified brand presence" in 10,000 stores worldwide has helped to... do... something. Make money, presumably. I wasn't listening.

05:28 By Robert Purchese

He's showing a Games for Windows reel. Flight Sim X: Acceleration. Thrillville: Off the Rails. Bee Movie Game. (They love that one, innit).

05:28 By Robert Purchese

Hellgate. Age of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasty. Stranglehold again. Gears, of course. BioShock. Crysis. Universe at War. Blacksite.

05:29 By Robert Purchese

World in Conflict. Age of Conan. Lost Planet. Kane & Lynch. Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts. Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals. Juiced 2.

05:30 By Robert Purchese

Viva Piñata. Spider-Man. End of reel. Clappety clap.

05:30 By Robert Purchese

Call of Duty 4 to be shown next, having been lined up for 360 and PC. Not clear if he's about to announce it's exclusive, but we'll see.

05:31 By Robert Purchese

Promises "an intense and cinematic campaign" as we slip into a trailer. My arse really hurts, by the way. I hope he finishes soon.

05:32 By Robert Purchese

In the future, people fight with guns. In Prypyatt. An explosion levels an entire city, and looks a bit in-game. Could be anyway. Won't be fooled again.

05:33 By Robert Purchese

Grant Collier and Jason West come on-stage to give us a "deeper look". How about a deeper cushion?

05:33 By Robert Purchese

"We're making a more sophisticated, deeper Call of Duty experience." Promises variety. "We're going deep, and we're going hard." Moore shakes his head.

05:34 By Robert Purchese

Moore is sulking next to a TV as they play the game. A sniper comes out of the low, greyed grass, bleeding out of the scenery to expose his perfect camouflage.

05:35 By Robert Purchese

This looks properly amazing. The limited palette and detailed, grassy camo coupled with brilliant animation give it an incredibly coherent look.

05:36 By Robert Purchese

They skip a couple of cinematics. Inside a building, bazookas lie against the wall. The use of foliage is extensive and varied as they sneak past a chopper.

05:38 By Robert Purchese

Enemies slowly sweep the area as you lie in the grass. Exclusive to X360 is a multiplayer online beta. CharlieOscarDelta.com for details.

05:38 By Robert Purchese

Now they're going to show Splinter Cell, with the next version this Christmas, of course. Exclusive to Xbox 360.

05:39 By Robert Purchese

We knew that at X06, of course. They're going to show the second GTA IV trailer on our big screen, claiming the footage was captured on a 360.

05:40 By Robert Purchese

"Where the GTA IV experience stops on other platforms, it continues on Xbox 360." Two new exclusive episodes by spring, he re-confirms.

05:41 By Robert Purchese

Moving away from GTA onto Japanese partnerships. He says all publishers are committed to 360. They show emblems for all sorts including Beautiful Katamari.

05:42 By Robert Purchese

"The only game that won't launch this year" is being shown. Resident Evil 5. Bleeding eyes in hot, dusty slums.

05:43 By Robert Purchese

The full trailer to be shown on Live on 26th July.

05:44 By Robert Purchese

And it's Jade Raymond. And Patrice Desilets. They're going to play Assassin's Creed for us, which is sexy of them.

05:45 By Robert Purchese

They're showing the Jerusalem demo we'll play at the show. Altair walks through crowds and kicks up a fuss with the locals, which Raymond advises against.

05:46 By Robert Purchese

We'll need to get to know the people as well as the city, says Jade. Having shown us the monks last year, they're going for a new approach.

05:46 By Robert Purchese

Altair distracts by throwing someone off a building, and free-runs over arches and up walls. Jade giggles weirdly at the killing that ensues.

05:47 By Robert Purchese

Altair's caught in a trap. Talal, the level's badguy, emerges and taunts the assassin. "I cannot allow my work to be threatened, " he says, as his goons attack.

05:48 By Robert Purchese

Combat will be based on timing rather than lots of landed blows. Timing counters allows you to take people down elegantly and effectively.

05:49 By Robert Purchese

Talal legs it up a ladder, and now we're to see the chase AI. "No two chases will be the same." Altair bounds over beams, ramps, stairs, barging people aside.

05:49 By Robert Purchese

Free-running helps Altair catch up over beams and hanging planks. When he gets to him, he leaps onto him and knifes him ferociously. And they're off.

05:50 By Robert Purchese

Moore's back, and starts talking about stories that revolutionised entertainment, like Star Wars.

05:50 By Robert Purchese

"30 years later a new generation is claiming a new story and a new hero." It's time for Halo, then.

05:51 By Robert Purchese

Nope. We're being shown a live action short created in concert between Neill Blomkamp (the abandoned film's director) and Bungie.

05:52 By Robert Purchese

A red sun burns through an industrial background, as we close in on machines whirring and smelting. Familiar helmets and vehicles are being made.

05:53 By Robert Purchese

Marines pick from racks of familiar handguns and rifles. A dropship emerges from a trapdoor. That's it. Hrm. A sort of fancy trailer, then. "Finish the fight."

05:53 By Robert Purchese

"We're announcing a new console for Halo nation." It's brown. "The Halo 3 Special Edition console." In September.

05:54 By Robert Purchese

Green or brown, Ellie reckons. "So there you have it - the greatest holiday line-up in videogame history," says Moore.

05:54 By Robert Purchese

"Tonight, we let the games talk." Lines them up to illustrate his point. He's not wrong - I'd buy Viva Piñata again.

05:56 By Robert Purchese

"We're adding even more family and social blockbusters" like Rock Band, Dance Dance, Simpsons and Beautiful Katamari. "This is who we are and what we'll deliver to you this holiday." He's wishing us all a wonderful week. And now, Halo 3 trailer.

05:57 By Robert Purchese

"You are in the dirt... thinking what? That you might escape the coming fire. Your world will burn until its surface is but glass."

05:58 By Robert Purchese

All your favourites - Cortana. Chief, Covenant, Warthogs, dropships, gigantic-scale gun battles. There's an enemy that fills the whole screen.

05:58 By Robert Purchese

And the lights come up, and we're off. Good night. See you for Nintendo and Sony later today.