Microsoft has “bigger announcements” at E3 that’ll “top” last year’s Natal announce

Friday, 11th June 2010 14:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Do you hear that? That’s the megaton horn. It’s going off.

In an email to members of, Microsoft has promised it has announcements for this year’s main press conference that will even “top” last year’s announcement of Project Natal.

“E3 is the world’s largest gaming show,” read the email, “and the place where we make the BIG announcements about what’s coming up on Xbox. With the massive Project Natal announcement at last year’s event, you’d think we’d find it hard to top that. Well, think again.

“This year at E3 we’ve got even BIGGER announcements to share with you.”

Get ready, kids. ‘Tons are about to drop big time.

Microsoft will hold two events in LA next week: its Natal-centric event on Sunday night from 7pm PST, with its main presser at 10am Monday morning.

Get the skinny on them here.

Thanks, Videogamer.



  1. Erthazus

    Project Natal was a megaton reveal last year? Really?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. get2sammyb

    Just a shame big Microsoft announcements have to involve “PlayStation” in some way or another, isn’t it? /snark.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    It’s just hype. It will end up being 360 slim.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 Probably. Or maybe Xbox portable system? Nah, i kid… :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    @3 Correcto.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Panou

    I’ve never found that Natal was such a huge announcement… so maybe this time it will be a REAL big announcement, not another useless gimmick.

    And even if I’d like a 360 Slim, I still hope it’s not their biggest E³ surprise.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Raining_Upwards

    @3 Yep, completely correct. Odds are that they will announce a pack-in with Natal to stealth it into our living rooms too.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    Now that Robbie and J.Allard are gone will Mike Bowden be the key note speaker this year :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mington

    i experenced the megaton horn once before, whilst watching the destination unknown video

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Raining_Upwards

    @9 LOL.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. deanimate

    That won’t be hard considering natal is shit.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I think my bullshit horn just went off! :-D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. RomaTotti10

    Microsoft’s handheld gaming console.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. NiceFellow

    Natal seemed big, sure. But I note we don’t have it yet and indeed the latest material around it is less than flattering.

    Personally I’m not interested in BIG announcements unless they have substance and deliver.

    I’m wary this will be more ‘look at what’s coming’ before they’ve even delivered last years ‘look at what’s coming’.

    Just gimme substance over hype… which they won’t of course.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. mington

    maybe it’ll be about updating our gamertag live account thing

    #15 4 years ago
  16. SaintRasmus

    11# Have you tried Natal ? since you know its shit.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Razor

    “biggest moment in the history of the internet” yadda, yadda…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. JPickford

    It’s going to be a bigger Xbox.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. lirky

    I think they will announce them getting new franchises on their console “as well”.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Well, the first four Natal games are on MCV and they sound… completely shit. :-D

    12 more to come, apparently. Which may or may not sound less shit.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. blackdreamhunk

    mircosoft and sony is the worse thing that happen to gaming!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Kerplunk

    I think people are putting too much thought into the statement.

    Given how Square Enix and their recent “History Changing” statement turned out I would expect this bit of hype to end up being a less-than-megaton (meganot?) announcement but in a BIG font, written a line or two above something to do with Natal. ;)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. polygem

    What i think it will be: slim natal and some 3 d announcements…what i hope it will be: ff xiii versus on da box. ms handheld phone hybrid… I mean REAL gaming handheld no zune. Wont happen though….too bad

    #23 4 years ago
  24. FadeLive

    Avatar Shoe: The Game coooooome on. DO IT Microsoft. :P

    #24 4 years ago
  25. ybfelix

    Probably just Hulu. You all are too knowledgable with gaming news and assume it’s foregone conclusion, but casual gamers might didn’t heard a word of the rumor.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. LePlatypus

    Could be the 360 slim, if its what i hope (an xbox portable)than my plans to get a PSP won’t exist anymore

    #26 4 years ago

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