Monday, June 1, 2009

E3 2009: Microsoft

This year’s E3 started off with a bang, as Microsoft brought the awesomeness back to the show. No graphs. No charts. No numbers. Nothing but trailers, game announcements, and live demos. Here is a breakdown of Microsoft’s show at E3.

(still being updated as videos become available)

-Facebook and Twitter have teamed up with Microsoft to let you use both services on Xbox Live. We will also be able to watch Netflix with our friends, each being on a seperate console.

-The Beatles Rockband will be released on 9-9-09. The first DLC will be Abbey Road (full album). “All You Need Is Love” will be an exclusive Xbox Live DLC and proceeds go to Doctors without Borders.

-Left 4 Dead 2 will be released on November 17, 2009.

-Splinter Cell: Conviction gameplay and trailer.

-Final Fantasy XIII gameplay on the Xbox 360. Spring 2010 target release.

-Halo 3: ODST gameplay and debut trailer for Halo: Reach. Halo 3: ODST will be released 9-22-09. If you purchase Halo 3: ODST, you will get a code for the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta.

-Metal Gear Solid franchise is coming to the Xbox 360. Debut teaser for Metal Gear Rising.

-Forza Motorsport 3 is coming out October 27, 2009. Will have over 400 cars in the game. Will also allow users to create designs to throw on cars.

-Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will have two map packs, both of which will be released on Xbox Live first.

-Crackdown 2 is coming.

-Alan Wake is still coming out. Here is some gameplay.

-Joyride is an XBLA game that integrates your avatars.

-Project Natal is Microsoft's answer to the Wii. The difference is that Project Natal doesn't use any controllers. YOU are the controller. Face and voice recognition plays a major role as well. You can log into your Xbox account just by looking at the sensor.

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