Tag Archives: microsoft e3 press conference 2009
Fri, Jun 05, 2009 | 09:25 BST
And that’s that. One of the greatest E3s for years is done. There were megatons. People are still hiding under their kitchen tables. The conferences were nothing if not sensational. Our goosebumps refuse to settle.
But let’s not be rational. Let’s mark the platform holders’ performances out of ten. Let’s say who “won”. Why not?
Hit the link.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 23:06 BST
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 12:56 BST
Steven Spielberg has told the BBC that everything he’s working on with EA is now in the bin. Why? Because now he’s got Natal.
“I’m currently making videogames through EA, and right now I’m so excited to be able to write for [Natal],” he said, talking alongside MS entertainment boss Don Mattrick after the Microsoft E3 press conference last night.
“That’s what I’m most excited about, because it sort of changes the paradigm of what I would have written for last week, now all that has been thrown away and it’s a whole new world, a whole new beginning.”
The body-sensing tech, the creator said, will pull down the barriers experienced by many when they first pick up a game controller.
“This is going to try to bring those that are intimidated or scared of the technology, with what the buttons do or what the controller does, this is going to give people that don’t usually play videogames access to a whole new world that we know is compelling but they haven’t quite discovered yet,” he said.
“I think they’ll discover it through Natal.”
Spielberg added that Natal is a step in allowing developers to create truly emotional content.
“I don’t really know of a convergence, and I can’t give you a date for convergence, but so far, the videogame industry has not allowed us the opportunity to cry while we’re playing a videogame because we’re too busy putting our adrenaline rush into the controller, or to wherever we have to swing our arm with the Wii controller, to get a result, to achieve a level of success,” he said.
“Because of that there’s no room for a videogame to break your heart. I think, in terms of a technology, we have a little more room, to be much more emotional with the Natal technology than we ever have before.”
You must watch that interview. Hit this for details on the Nintendo and Sony conferences today. Let’s see if they can do better than this.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 10:42 BST
There’s a trailer of the customisation aspects of Forza 3 after the break, and very cool it looks too.
We’re still looking for a movie of the E3 press conference demo from yesterday, which was apparently amazing.
We’ll let you know when we get one. It’s out in October.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 09:36 BST
You must watch this. It’s Peter Molyneux’s Milo project for Natal, the Xbox 360 camera announced in the Microsoft press conference yesterday.
You’d probably already seen it, but still. Bonkers.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 00:16 BST
Hit the link for a demo video of Microsoft’s full-body motion-sensing camera, Project Natal, in action.
The company announced the device in its E3 press conference in LA earlier today.
If it really does do all this then, well, it’s pretty much amazing.
Look at see. No release date as yet.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 08:26 BST
In a word, “blimey”. Microsoft’s E3 press conference is now over, and to say it was “news-heavy” is something of an understatement.
- Complete video of Microsoft’s E3 press conference
- The full liveblog transcript
- Peter Molyneux is making game for Project Natal
- Microsoft’s Project Natal camera in action – video
- Microsoft E3 game announcement round-up
- Microsoft unveils motion sensing ‘Project Natal’
- Metal Gear Solid Rising confirmed for Xbox 360
- Microsoft to partner with Last FM, not sure how just yet
- Xbox 360 teams up with Facebook/Twitter
- Facebook and Twitter integration screened for XBL
- Alan Wake releases in Spring 2010
- Alan Wake video shows a man on a mission
- Halo: Reach beta coming with ODST, releases in 2010
- Halo: Reach trailer shows a possible prequel
- Halo ODST demo reveals September 22 release
- Forza 3 to be released in October
- Forza 3 officially announced at Micrsoft’s E3 press conference
- Splinter Cell: Conviction demo trailer shows a renegade Sam
- Left 4 Dead 2 confirmed at E3 as exclusive to Xbox 360
- Crackdown 2 Trailer shown at Microsoft’s E3 press conference
- Crackdown 2 gets trailered: enjoy it
- Cliffy B demos new XBLA game called Shadow Complex from Epic
- FFXIII set for spring 2010 on Xbox 360
- Final Fantasy series has sold over 85 million units, world’s first look at FFXIII on 360
- Two maps for Modern Warfare 2 are timed exclusives for XBL
- Modern Warfare 2 gameplay shown at Microsoft’s E3 press conference
- All You Need is Love to be 360 exclusive
- Yoko Ono, Ringo Star, Paul McCartney surprise guests during Beatles: Rock Band reveal
- Beatles Rock Band shown at MS E3 presser
- The Beatles: Rock Band gets screened, trailered
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 18:26 BST
Update – We’re now live!
This is it! Microsoft will take to the stage at the USC Campus’ Galen Center at 10.30am PST this morning to deliver its E3 2009 keynote, and anticipation is running white hot.
Nathan’s on his way there now, so you’ll be able to read the whole thing as it happens, right here on VG247.
Forza 3, motion-sensing, a new Crackdown, Alan Wake, Halo ODST and many more are being heavily tipped for the event, as is some kind of exclusivity on Modern Warfare 2. You cannot miss this.
If you’re in the UK, it starts at 6.25pm BST, and that’s 7.25pm CET if you’re in mainland Europe.
The CoverItLive window’s through the link. We’ll put it live once Nathan’s up and running.
For details of sites streaming video live from the conference, hit this.
Don’t forget that EA’s conference is to follow at 2.00pm PST (that’s 10.00pm BST, 11.00pm CET), followed by Ubisoft at 5.00pm PST (that’s 1.00am BST and 2.00am CET). We’ll be liveblogging both.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 13:16 BST
Get pumped. Microsoft’s E3 press conference kicks off at 10.30am PST (6.30pm BST, 7.30pm CET) and you’ll probably want to watch it as well as tuning into our sure-to-be-amazing liveblog.
So. All the streams available are listed below. Remember that both EA and Ubisoft follow today, at 2.00pm PST and 5.00pm PST respectively.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 07:42 BST
Good morning, internet. We have arrived. Microsoft’s E3 press conference starts in LA today at 10.30am PST (or 10.25am if you’re being pedantic).
Just so you’re clear, that’s 6.30pm UK time (BST) and 7.30pm in mainland Europe (CET).
Nathan’s safely ensconced in his hotel, so we’ll be liveblogging the whole thing. You can watch it right here.
We’ll publish details of all the live video streams we can find just before things kick off.
We’ll be getting increasingly pumped throughout the day. We’ve only got a mild pump on at the moment because it’s early morning here and we haven’t had enough caffeine yet.
Rest assured, though, we’ll be stupidly excited before the curtain goes up. Why wouldn’t we be?
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 07:16 BST
Tony Hawk’s confirmed on Twitter that he’s going to appear with his plasdtic skateboard game, Ride, in the Microsoft press conference today.
“Just practiced my part for Microsoft’s E3 keynote tomorrow (introducing #thride),” Hawk said.
“First time I’ve ever had to wear make-up for a rehearsal.”
Just a hunch, but exclusivity may be involved here.
The conference starts at 10.30am PST today.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 07:06 BST
Microsoft has apparently warned journalists that its press conference today will start five minutes earlier thanks to the inclusion of a “very special” announcement.
We quite literally do not know what this could be.
The conference was scheduled to start at 10.30am PST (6.30pm BST) today, but will now begin at 10.25am.
Xbox 5 confirmed. More on Joystiq.
Sat, May 30, 2009 | 09:16 BST
Microsoft’s E3 press conference is shaping up very nicely, with Bungie all but confirming it’s going to show Halo 3: ODST in the showcase on Monday in its weekly update.
Our E3 Strike Team is being deployed and confirmed fully operational. Some of the more astute among you have already had eyes on some of the groundwork that’s already been laid to set the stage for their arrival. If you’re scratching your helmet-less little head right now, head over to GameTrailers and get yourself briefed. You’ll find a brief shot of some of the booth assets that frame what we’ll be putting on display and a little nugget of information dropped by Tricia Helfer, the actress who plays Dare in Halo 3: ODST. (Actually, that is the nugget of information.)
For those who can’t make it to Los Angeles to check out the coverage in person, don’t worry, we’ll save you a seat right here at Bungie.net. See you on Monday.
Lionhead confirmed itself for the presser yesterday, in addition.
Here that? It’s the hardcore siren. Hit this for the E3 conference timings.