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Old 05-09-06, 01:41 PM
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Microsoft Press Conference (aka The Halo 3 Trailer)

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Old 05-09-06, 01:48 PM
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can someone post the link where we can watch it? The nintendo one was good and hopefully the microsoft one is good too. Stick it to Sony
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I don't think Microsoft is letting anyone stream it live, Gamespot will have a stream 1 hour tape delayed so 1pm PST.
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http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3live.html

So any rumors on what big announcements (other than Halo 3) might come from Microsoft? I'm guessing by the end of the year we'll see a small price drop and upgrade to a 60GB HD with the Premium system, but it's obviously too early for that kind of info. As someone who never owned an Xbox, for me it would be huuuuuge if they came out with better backwards compatibility. Is this even a possibility?
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if MS comes out with the HD-Drive being $150....it will be great.... but they better show us some good new stuff
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Originally Posted by maxfisher
http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3live.html

So any rumors on what big announcements (other than Halo 3) might come from Microsoft?
The focus will be on software, but there should also be a big push for the HD-DVD drive, options for new hard drives, and the new camera.
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So no live websites updating for this one?
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Oh, my bad, here we go:
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/09/en...box-360-e3-ev/
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11:21: Booming but nasal voice tells audience that the show will start in 10 minutes. Blaring big-beat techno resumes playing.

11:26: A big screen at the front of the theater is displaying the Xbox Live GamerTags of conference attendees.

11:28: A curtain goes back on the left-hand side, revealing a series of recessed green alcoves, each with a 360 inside, behind a podium.

11:30: Scheduled start time reached, but dozens of attendees still mill about the hall, waving to each other. Some look very disoriented. Other just looked tired.

11:32: Even with the carefully selected techno-rock soundtrack inducing premature hearing loss in the first three rows, the sound of laptop keys clacking is clearly audible.

11:33: Rival game journalists in the audience exchange handshakes, waves, nod, and the occasional hostile stare.

11:33 Still more stragglers arriving. Apparently they got lost on the 200-foot section of Hollywood Boulevard lined with Microsoft banners.

11:34: One nervous usher waits patiently as a burly man well over six feet talks obliviously on his cell phone in the middle of the isle.

11:35: A contingent of huge bodyguards in suits walks down the far left isle of the theater. Could Gates be here?

11:36: Another reminder of the ban on photography. More flashes.

11:37: Another wave of attendees mills in. Apparently they were on a stand-by list, which Microsoft has opened up in order to fill all the seats.

11:38: "Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats, the show is about to begin," says the voice from the speakers. Sounds like a weird mix of Rick Moranis and Charlton Heston.

11:39: The huge screen in the front swirls with various namer tags and the music dies.

11:40: SHOW BEGINS.

11:41: Gears of war trailer. It's a spectacular battle with giant spider-thing crushing people. Locust troopers rip apart humans.Insane fire fight, blood and fire everywhere. No date given.

11:42: Cliffy B takes on stage to show off level of Gears, mission has two troopers trying to escape area. Cut to underground bunker, troopers then go up stairwell to ruined city for airlift, locust troops everywhere.

11:43: Shotgun blast purees locust guy--blood EVERYWHERE, close-up shotgun blast splatters another, lead trooper now in firefight in hall,bullets flying everywhere, frame rate a tad chuggy. Antoher close-up shotgun blast rips Locust apart. His severed arm plops onto a large stone.

11:45: Heat effects blur fire from the guns in Gears of War. It's these details and its visceral combat that evoke Halo. Close combat melee moves, shotguns to the face, and bullets, bullets, bullets are the plan to make this a hit with the kids.

11:46: Grenade blast takes out last of locusts, troopers emerge into open. Another firefight. More blood. Frame rate totally chugging at this point, but it's definitely real-time. Lead human trooper--Marcus--slaughters the last of the locusts. Blood jets everywhere when he sticks his chainsaw bayonet into a locust and rips him in half.

11:47: The ruined city of the game is in shambles. Enemies are relentless, as the oafish soldiers can take bullets with the best of them. The action is in intense. This is the first level. I repeat, this is the first level. Marcus can shoot blindly from behind cover, as he spends most of his time moving from cover spot to cover spot. The AI looks fabulous.

11:48: Message over radios warns of movement below ground. Whole earth shakes, cocrete snaps like peanut brittler. HUGE spider locust coomes out. Trailer ends with no release date. Cliffy B cedes stage to Peter Moore, who talks about "the most powerful next-generation experience ... with the most spectacular games ever."
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11:49: 11:47 Talks organizational changes, says games are driving Microsoft's entire agenda. "Your lifestyle always takes center stage," he tells the crowd.He says Xbox 360 generated more interest than anticipated. Jokes that shortages were not due to consoles being hidden in Area 51. Few laughs.
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It's already started?
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11:50 As the end of May, Microsoft will have sold over 5 million 360s--the faster console seller everywhere. He says the goal is to catch up to iPod in cultural signifance. He gives more stats, notes three of top 10 March games were Xbox 360.

11:52 Moore says three pillars are "Your lifestyle, your games, and your friends." Says 360 isn't a hub, it's a "gateway to all kinds of HD entertainment." Moore moves onto Xbox Live. Says it is the "One true unified gamespace." Friends lists, matchmaking--6 million members by next E3.
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2:55 pm - A brief montage of Xbox Live Arcade games: Pac-Man, Contra, Galaga, Contra, Sonic, Defender, SF II Hyper Fighting, Time Pilot, Ultra Mortal Kombat 3, Scramble. Track and Field, Time Pilot, Contra, Super Contra, Paperboy, Rally-X, Frogger, too.
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11:54 He says current attach rate for XBL is 57 percent, adds that Xbox Arcade is the secret to the success. Announces series of new games: Pac-Man, Contra, Galaga, Frogger, Sonic, Defender, Street Fighter II, Time Pilot, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Rally-X, Dig Dug, Ms. Pac-Man, PaperBoy, and Rootbeer Tapper.

11:56: Namco, Konami, Sega, and Midway all on board. All arcade classics will have updated HD graphics, some will have XBL muliplayer. "With Xbox Live Arcade, we're doing for games what Sundance does for movies," says Moore. "We provide up and coming talent with a venue to show their skills." He adds that Lumines Live will be coming to the system.

11:58: Moore announces deal with Warner Bros. Music to put music videos--Madonna shown as an example--in the background of Lumines Live.
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Lumines Live. Shit, Arcade may be the thing to get me on the Xbox360 bandwaggon.
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Originally Posted by darkside
Lumines Live. Shit, Arcade may be the thing to get me on the Xbox360 bandwaggon.
Lumines is still to this day my favorite PSP game.
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Galaga? Sold. Oh wait, I already have a 360
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Fable 2 being shown.
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3:09 pm - Announces new wireless headset and Xbox Live Vision Camera. These three new accessories will be available this fall.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Fable 2 being shown.
We shall see if this lives up to its initial potential, and try to carry itself after Oblivion.
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3:11 pm - "We're committed to bring inspured content to the Japanese market. And we have the help of Sakaguchi's exclusive title 1: Blue Dragon." Moore confirms the title will be available in Japan this fall.

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Awesome.
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http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/05...s_6124454.html
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ULTIMATE MORTAL KOMBAT 3!!! Man, they cant release these classic fighters fast enough. I WANT THEM ALL!!

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