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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Coverage

03:58

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

03:59

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

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

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

04:04

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

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

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

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

04:25

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

04:28

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

04:32

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

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

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

04:34

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

04:35

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

04:38

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

04:39

"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

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

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

04:42

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

04:42

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

04:44

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

"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

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

04:46

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

04:53

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

04:54

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

04:54

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

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

04:56

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

05:09

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

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

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

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

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

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

05:14

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

05:15

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

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

05:16

"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

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

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

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

05:20

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

05:21

"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

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

05:22

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

05:23

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

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

05:24

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

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

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

05:26

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

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

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

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

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

05:29

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

05:30

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

05:30

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

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

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

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

05:33

"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

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

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

05:36

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

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

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

05:39

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

"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

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

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

05:43

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

05:44

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05:50

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

05:51

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

05:52

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

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

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

05:54

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

05:54

"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

"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

"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

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

05:58

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

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    Calgon 11 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.
    smelly 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    RE5 looks amazing, so does Mass effect, COD4,

    Halo 3 looked like shit, totally let down now about that game.
    brazzauk 11 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 11 years ago
    lennon 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    IronGiant 11 years ago
    Well, quite the disappointment.. plenty of what they showed aren't exclusive to the 360 and not much new. Next.
    captainrentboy 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    or it's not first party.
    old_skool 11 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 11 years ago
    Where was Shenmue3?
    Fernando 11 years ago
    eternal sonata not being talked about under the BD, LO and Mass effect pretty much confirms its not a 360 exclusive.
    JediMasterMalik 11 years ago
    Doesn't sound like anything special or out of the ordinary happenned, shame.
    DanMW 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    there's an impressive Too Human video on Marketplace now

    I think it's 08, same as Alan Wake and Resi5
    Calgon 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    It is all over. Halo 3 owns this XMas.
    Calgon 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    Ooooh, Blue Dragon demo - Thaaaat's more like it:-)
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    On reflection they did have a few decent announcements but the actual presentation itself was poor.
    gerald 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    Well that was dull with a capital DULL!

    Anyway, how can they mention the RPGs and not mention Eternal Sonata?
    Steroyd 11 years ago
    But all the stuff in the conference you might as well browse forums and get the same result.
    agparrot 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    Vandrius 11 years ago
    Wow, not a single piece of surprising news...

    Bleh. Hooray for boring press conferences and a toned down E3... not!
    Steroyd 11 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 11 years ago
    E3 is dead. Timing is all wrong. Already knew everything they said.
    Fernando 11 years ago
    no price drop? and the silence @ the new SKU?

    bahahaahah


    well atleast video marketplace is out this year for europe
    agparrot 11 years ago
    dunno about G4 feed it has just gone silent.
    Yossarian 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    do we have to do anything to get the g4 show or will the feed switch over?
    kissthestick 11 years ago
    lmfao at the muted halo 3 360 xbox, no one wants it


    i mean 4SKU's?!?!?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    All complaing about the lack of new stuff.
    GiantHaystax 11 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 11 years ago
    I think Nintendo will still manage to surprise all.
    Sony, not so much.
    DanMW 11 years ago
    No surprises, CoD 4 looked good
    agparrot 11 years ago
    my gamespot chatroom is in uproar!

    why is that then? did they want a longer Halo trailer?
    Sid-Nice 11 years ago
    Someone shoot the band; it's a bit like when the Titanic sank, the band kept playing to the end.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    There is sure to be some interesting post-match analysis on G4TV?

    probably lots of AWESOME!!!!! and stuff.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    my gamespot chatroom is in uproar!
    LeShin 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    No it wasn't you - there wasn't much applause for anything.
    Oh hum - off to bed I go...
    Syrette 11 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.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    It surely looked great....

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

    Still... wing commander arena.
    IMO 11 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 11 years ago
    I mean yeah, halo looked stunning... but god...
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Halo 3 trailer was amazing.

    MS's E3 conference was pathetic. I can't believe I stayed up for this.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Boring stuff.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    What have you done Microsoft...
    agparrot 11 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 11 years ago
    BOOOOO
    agparrot 11 years ago
    That was Earth then?

    Spherelol
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    that was a P**s poor showing. Im mad I stopped up for this nothing new news!!!
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Nice little jig.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    To keep up this level of excitement, Sony are going to have to re-show the 05 Killzone trailer
    willvale 11 years ago
    Reading it backwards was confusing.
    ruckus 11 years ago
    Scene It - oh the irony...
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Oh they have screwed this up so badly.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    halo 360, silence, noones bothered. lol
    agparrot 11 years ago
    lol at nobody applauding a green xbox.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    That's an interesting way to kill your console sales for those waiting for halo.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    OMG Special Edition Halo XBOX OMG

    /sighs
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Has it got the quiet drive in it?
    JayeM 11 years ago
    That's hot!
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Very impressive.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    That's pretty cool. =)
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Where is that, a Lada factory?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    " a chance to believe" what are you on its a game ffs.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    The things crashed again. :|
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Show us a Trailer!
    IMO 11 years ago
    Halo....

    Edit:Make that Halol
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Thought it was only supposed to be an hour long?
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Seriously, when does this shit end?
    Psychotext 11 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.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    What happened to kicking people behind you and generally engaging more than 1 enemy at a time?
    IMO 11 years ago
    Heh, body floating in mid-air - real smooth...
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Ahhahahah... nice dead body stuck in mid air. Jade shits herself.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Say something Jade
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    looks jsut the saem as the last time they showed it, sand coloured Doesnt look new at all.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    wtf is with the interference around the guards?
    Syrette 11 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 11 years ago
    Jade Raymond time.

    Is that like Hammer Time?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Come on read the lines, its not difficult.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Jade!
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    For one second there, I thought that was going to be Shenmue 3. I really did.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Jade... * falls asleep and dreams inappropriate dreams *
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    wow assasins creed, never heard of it....
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Crowned best action adventure last year!

    and here it is.... Again!
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Jade Raymond time.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Resident Evil 5!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    They needed a whole show of that kinda thing. Idiots.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    RE5!
    agparrot 11 years ago
    ooh resi 5... but not this year!
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    yeah true. think they are playing last years conference and not this years?
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Woah... that's what I'm talking about.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Hoho good news for PS3 owners. The choppy framerate of the GTA trailer was from the 360 version.

    ;)

    lol.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    How long is this due to last?
    agparrot 11 years ago
    You... fucking... what? We already knew that!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    No you fuckers... what are you doing? Is this last E3 or something. Did I go back a year?
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    @disc. =D
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Give us something NEW ABOUT IT!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Again... nothing we haven't seen.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Old trailer.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    GTA! BRING IT!
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    COD4 had 2d grass, it didnt move when the walk through it low then.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Staffers moan about seat cushions... told ya. =)
    Sid-Nice 11 years ago
    I'll put the kettle on.

    Note: This isn't a 360 exclusive.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    CoD4 looks massively smoother than 2, they must be tapping some of that there non-cell power.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    There is a hud... it's tiny at the bottom of the screen.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    OK This looks very good.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    The New E3: No new stuff.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    COD4 here does look hood but theres no hud?
    Psychotext 11 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 11 years ago
    teenage twat
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    "Going deep and going hard"... lol
    TheCooler 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    not ingame cod4?
    Psychotext 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    Not enough Crysis.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Well, so far this conference has been totally meh other than arcade and video marketplace. Bring on the megatons!
    agparrot 11 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 11 years ago
    Fianlly peters back,even though its ending by the look of it.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Is Pete really Phil Harrison in a Mission Impossible mask? They both sort of sound the same.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Oh thank god... someone who can present is back.
    IMO 11 years ago
    Not Vista exclusive
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    lol... he died against that boss... but didn't.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    5 new chapters?
    agparrot 11 years ago
    No on-stage RROD so far :(
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Cliffy!
    ruckus 11 years ago
    No... Zzz
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Gears on the PC? Shock horror!
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    why have they handed near enough the whole show over to these guys. Peter Moore should do the whole thing.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    hehe, yeah. The voice work was terrible. =)
    agparrot 11 years ago
    No! Not Windows! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    anoher no conent whatsover announcement about peter jackson...
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Lost Odyssey? It is certainly full of enough angst to rival FF.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    LO... nice.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    LOL, this is so acted and rehersed!
    Sid-Nice 11 years ago
    My picture froze the Scouse bastards must have pinched my stream.
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    crackdown 2 please!
    Yossarian 11 years ago
    looking great
    agparrot 11 years ago
    looks lush dunnit?
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    PGR4 looks really good.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    looks nice - but why didn't he rehearse it?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    cant really see much other than a blur on this "700k stream" thats worse than the 300k one on g4
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Graphics look great. :)
    JayeM 11 years ago
    This guy is boring.
    IMO 11 years ago
    Is that a Scouser?!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Finally, some games... and he's a brit... and he can't talk. =)
    Yossarian 11 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 11 years ago
    Lighting up homes in Canada and Europe; is this bloke an arsonist?
    IMO 11 years ago
    No price on the Elite? Twats
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    thats quite good euro video marketplace
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Global. :)
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Woohoo at Euro marketplace, woohoo at Elite in Europe.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    This guy is a total loser. SHOW US THE TATS!!!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    FINALLY!
    agparrot 11 years ago
    He reminds me of someone....

    It's M-M-M-Max Headroom!
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Probably buy both sonic and golden axe even though i moaned.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Nice bunch of movies... WHERE THE HELL IS EUROPEAN VIDEO MARKETPLACE YOU TOSSERS.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    I'm just ignoring this TV bit - it doesn't really apply to us, does it?
    Sid-Nice 11 years ago
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Disney!
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Wow... Marathon? How did I miss that?

    Did you nod off?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    how about bringing it to the UK???? (video marketplace)
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Wow... Marathon? How did I miss that?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    tsk bit disapointing that. nothing totally new unanounced stuff for today
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Sonic!
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    some good stuff there in the arcade..
    Yossarian 11 years ago
    Sonic! Golden Axe! Mararthon! Track & Field! SWOS! Puzzle Quest!
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Some decent XBLA games tbf.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Track and field and sonic baby yeah!
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    Ooh, Geono - is that Marble Blast 2?

    OMG TRACK AND FIELD
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Oooh Wing Commander Arena?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    ok heer we go live acrade might get better now.
    Yossarian 11 years ago
    Eurogamer cynical about American football game?? surely not!
    Vandrius 11 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 11 years ago
    It's "I can't See - I can't See... Got your nuts in my mouth" or some such...
    IMO 11 years ago
    Heh, bunch of retards
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Madden 08. Wow

    Revolution.
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    they is so dope!
    JYM60 11 years ago
    fool like.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    HAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A TWAT
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    Wow, Madden looks revolutionary.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Is this some new sport based on rugby?
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    They'd better hope they have some megatons coming.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Bush!
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Reminds me of the 'In Sport' radio skit from Vice City...
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Wow some new EA sports games!!!! oh...
    Yossarian 11 years ago
    this Jeff guy is probably the worst thing to ever appear at a MS conference
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    not going down too well in my gamespot chat room so far
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    hehe, that buzz thing is so blatant. Naruto looked interesting though.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    lol. if you punch someone like that in real life they'd die, I expect an AO rating.
    Yossarian 11 years ago
    Microsoft are all about courting the casuals this year, huh
    agparrot 11 years ago
    lol

    So they are basically after the Wii target demographic?
    IMO 11 years ago
    I would have pissed myself laughing if he said that controller had motion sensing...
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    booo
    JayeM 11 years ago
    I don't like this guy.'
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Naruto is the special guest from Japan? Not Hideo?
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Wasn't interested till he mentioned this controller.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    It's buzz!
    ruckus 11 years ago
    LOL
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    The family guy turned up... O_o
    agparrot 11 years ago
    lol... way to make it look like you have all those games on your console.
    JYM60 11 years ago
    Moore is funny, in a shit kinda way.
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL KATAMARI.

    I knew there was a reason I was watching this.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    zzz. I'm doing my best to complain about the gamespot feed quality so I expect to get moderated again soon.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    show us the games you boring cnut
    Syrette 11 years ago
    I really don't care, Peter.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    It's not been great so far.
    GiantHaystax 11 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 11 years ago
    Yawn.

    Financial shit.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    http://www.g4tv.com/e32007/spotlight.html

    just goes straight in yer browser
    Sid-Nice 11 years ago
    I might have an early night, why are Microsoft or more precisely Peter Moore so boring?
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    Great voice acting in Mass Effect.
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    that looks ace!
    IMO 11 years ago
    Mass Effect looks class
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Mass Effect looks incredible.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Stupid IGN!
    JYM60 11 years ago
    lol
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Well, I've lost both of my feeds. Bleh.
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    http://www.g4tv.com/e32007/spotlight.html

    there you go spongebob
    JayeM 11 years ago
    I think IGN are using XBMC as a server or something. :|
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Nice blank screen on G4.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    He paused it. :p
    agparrot 11 years ago
    There is a break on G4TV? Commercials?! WTF?

    thankfully not, it would seem
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    wow this could be as bad as sonys last here!
    JayeM 11 years ago
    IGN's feed cut to XBMC for some reason. :|
    agparrot 11 years ago
    FFS STOP
    conrad 11 years ago
    Lol, I can't believe he's trying to sing
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    lol... comedy gold.
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    Oh God, make them stop.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    ok im watching both. gamespot is very poor
    IMO 11 years ago
    Screw this, after that Rock Band demo, I'm never playing games again. Seriously - that was embarassing.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    That singer has put me right off Rock Band already.
    Darkbeat 11 years ago
    I wonder if one of their announcements is gonna be that they've finally fixed my 360...
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Rock Band :D

    /excited
    agparrot 11 years ago
    what is it, rent-an-applause audience?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    ok wheres the g4 stream this is crap.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Did his voice just break?!
    JayeM 11 years ago
    OMG! XBMC?

    What was that?
    IMO 11 years ago
    Violinist was pretty skilled
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Here he is!
    Dermoth 11 years ago
    Oh God, make them stop.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    g4 feed makes much more sense than Gamespot one at this stage... MUCH more sense
    Syrette 11 years ago
    I'm expecting Peter Moore to come out moshing any second now.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    hold on do we see the stage or just the screen!!
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Is that Ellie Gibson on the Electric Violin?

    ;)
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    violin player. would.
    ruckus 11 years ago
    Are they shy or something?
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Nice. Live Halo theme tune.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    thast being played live
    agparrot 11 years ago
    Well done everyone for making it this far. Enjoy.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Nice clean direct feed at gamespot.
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    oh they really are twats! eeeeee
    agparrot 11 years ago
    STOP SAYING AWESOME!

    edit: Makes Yossarian Coffee.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    I really hope these G4 twats shut up during the conference proper.

    I second that.
    GiantHaystax 11 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 11 years ago
    I need coffee but it's too cold to go downstairs and make some
    agparrot 11 years ago
    got G4TV now - not sure if that is a good thing or not!

    High-Fives everyone else in the comments thread!
    Syrette 11 years ago
    I really hope these G4 twats shut up during the conference proper.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    oo sounds gone down!! O it's back
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    WTF is this music!!!
    evilashchris 11 years ago
    Could i have a link to the g4 vid please? the gamespot one doesn't want to work..
    AHiFi 11 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 11 years ago
    @ruckus: Ahh, Didn't see the "'s". I'm sure there's a site that lets you search for gamertags though.
    JayeM 11 years ago
    IGN stream has started. :D
    Syrette 11 years ago
    Is the guy in the middle on ket?
    agparrot 11 years ago
    If you click my link, the full URL will come up in your browser address bar.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    "I share my husband" is a gamertag?!? =D
    ilmaestro 11 years ago
    10 more minutes.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    anyone seen there own gamertag yet or isitjust VIP's?
    AHiFi 11 years ago
    Ah well, I'm not in with ya Giant. Room below. Can't get in either.
    ruckus 11 years ago
    "I share my husband's"
    ...anyone know what the rest is?
    agparrot 11 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/stream_asx....
    into your WMP 'open URL' that should give you it
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Haha... now we're at E3. NeoGAF fell over.
    Syrette 11 years ago
    These guys are already annoying me.

    (presenters on G4)
    GiantHaystax 11 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 11 years ago
    IGN stream is still playing music for me.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    First one room 0. Has 7moderators. im in trouble!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    That's some freaky video right now.
    AHiFi 11 years ago
    What chat room you in Giant?
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    URL thing worked, thanks.
    agparrot 11 years ago
    You can rightclick it and change the zoom - not sure if that helps?
    GiantHaystax 11 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 11 years ago
    Anyone know if you can get the gamespot feed to play in WMP rather than in a browser?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Gamespot video now live!!!
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Prediction: Metal Gear Solid 4 announced for Xbox 360 with a special Metal Gear SKU!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Bleh, I really should have set up two monitors for this.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Ill just use 1 tab for text, one for comments and gamespot video on another window over the top.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Probably Sakaguchi
    agparrot 11 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 11 years ago
    Theresa drum kit on the right with amps around it so someones going to play something?
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Kojima?
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Gamespotsworkingfine at the moment. Video button not live yet though.
    Psychotext 11 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 11 years ago
    G4 says page not found... maybe they are just getting their stuff together
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Now this is poor, the live text doesnt come up on anything but the first comments page. tsk!
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    ...and NeoGAF starts to crumble too.
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    That's where the "Is it white, is it grey" xbox was earlier... hmm
    JayeM 11 years ago
    Four stools? Hmm...
    agparrot 11 years ago
    OOooooh. the 4th Stool!
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Not really.. But they usually say it every year and it jsut gets ignored.
    agparrot 11 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 11 years ago
    They said no laptops last year as well though.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    News just in no mobile phones or laptops...
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Epic typos incoming...
    Psychotext 11 years ago
    Probably yeah... no doubt we'll hear whining about it. =)
    GiantHaystax 11 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 11 years ago
    * Stabs the next poster to enter the thread *
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Think they were yes. THen everyone ripped it off.
    Calgon 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    Too bad Tom is going through all that effort while the rest is asleep. ;p
    Xerx3s 11 years ago
    for any old skool gamers, i found a cool video from angrynintendonerd

    http://screwattack.com/Flash%20HTML/ANN/...
    I just think it's cool.

    Talking about the prototype nerd... He even comes with pencils, isn't it cute?
    Xerx3s 11 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.
    JediMasterMalik 11 years ago
    No chance I'm staying up that late. Hope it's good though.
    captainrentboy 11 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 11 years ago
    Shenmue 3...If only. We can but hope.
    GiantHaystax 11 years ago
    Penguinzoot 11 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 11 years ago
    >"Worth getting up early for? "

    Only if a Shenmue remake and Jet Set Radio online is announced.
    penguin_overlord 11 years ago
    Fair enough, captainrentboy. Point taken.
    agparrot 11 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 11 years ago
    Worth getting up early for?
    captainrentboy 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    Wow thats Ace i am working till 06:45!
    smoothn00dle 11 years ago
    The press conference is at 1:30pm on Brisbane, Australia time.

    I want to know about MGS4. Now or never.
    penguin_overlord 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    I'll check in after the baseball AllStar game.
    dredd97 11 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 11 years ago
    Wait, I got it !

    It's an 6 months exclusive on PES !

    /runs
    zuljin 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago
    save me from another peter moore conference
    Foxclose 11 years ago
    I am a Gamespot Total Access Member!!!

    Live pictures on Gamespot. Much better than Eurogamer!!
    reddevil93 11 years ago
    il just stay up and check this out after the brazil v uraguay match is over
    Ihya 11 years ago
    Pah, I'll check in at 8:00
    octo 11 years ago
    I expect him to turn into the Thing at any moment.
    stuarty_2003 11 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 11 years ago
    zzzZZZ

    /snore
    Razzajazz 11 years ago
    He'll have the new 360 prices tattooed on his bell-end or summat like that....
    captainrentboy 11 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 11 years ago
    I'll be staying up for this*








    *maybe not
    the_dudefather 11 years ago
    please tell me your not being serious Paukl
    Paukl 11 years ago
    Why is it on so early?

    Microsoft shafts Europe again :(
    agparrot 11 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 11 years ago
    Fuck that at 4:30 in the morning. Seriously.
    BBIAJ 11 years ago
    One to set the alarm clock for then!

    Better put some coffee on standby too...
    captainrentboy 11 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.