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E3 ’09 – Microsoft Press Conference live blogging

I will try to do a live blogging of the Microsoft Press Conference in Los Angeles. Watching it live online, and will try to write what I manage.

They start off with showing The Beatles Rock Band.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Star enter the stage.

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John Sheapard, vise president of Microsoft enters.

Tony Hawk comes in showing an talking about a new skateboard controller for the new Tony Hawk Ride.

They playing Modern Warfare 2.

 They showing Final Fantasy XIII which will come to Xbox 360 sping 2010.

Epic showing Shadow Complex fow Xbox Live Arcade. It will launch this summer.

Joyride is a free game, you can share track with each other.

Splinter Cell: Conviction trailer, also demoing the game.

 Forza Motosport 3 trailer showing. It will have over 400 cars. The game also comes with an video-editor. Ships in October.

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 Joe Staten enters showing Halo 3 ODST. September 22 worldwide. Bungie also announced Halo Reach for Fall 2010.

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Remedy enters: Alan Wake. Demoing Alan Wake. Looks cool. Will be released in Spring 2010.

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Music is coming to Xbox Live thourgh Last.FM. It will be free later this year worldwide for Gold Members.

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They will update the Netflix on Xbox. Zune Video store: 1080p, viewed instantly, doubling available countries for the service.

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Partnership withFacebook on 360. Nice, Facebook on Xbox 360. You will also be able to use Twitter on Xbox. It wil come this Fall.

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Metal Gear Solid is coming to Xbox 360. They show the trailer for MGS – Rising.

 A new way to controll games – No Controller. Recognice 3d-movements, face recognition, voice recognition. It’s called Natal

Steven Spielberg enters.

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Kudo Tsunoda, creative director of Project Natal, is showing demo on stage. Facerecognition logs you in. Full body motion detection. Use your hand to navigate the Dashboard. You can movie in 3D-space and the device will detect your movement. Full body tracking. Will also work with multiplayer.

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Paint Party demo – You can paint just using you hands and say the colour you want to use.

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Peter Molyneux from Lionhead shows a new demo using Natal. Interacting with a virtual character.

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That’s it!

Pre-E3: PSP Go leaked by Sony

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(Picture from Eurogamer.net)

The new rumored PSP Go is indead real and video of it was leaked a bit early by Sony themself. It was in June edition of Qore (which you can buy from the US Playstation Store), they talked a bout the the new PSP Go which would have been shown for the first time on Sony’s press event Tuesday June 2nd. This Qore edition is now pulled from the Store.

The big news with the new PSP is that is now lack a UMD drive, but have 16GB flash onboard instead and you have to slide to get to the controlls.

 Thanks to Engadget, here’s the rundown of the new features of PSP Go:

  • 3.8-inch display (resolution is undisclosed)
  • 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000
  • 16GB of Flash storage
  • Bluetooth built-in; supports handset tethering and BT headsets
  • No UMD drive
  • Memory Stick Micro slot
  • New Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet and new Metal Gear Solid (!) on the way
  • Full PlayStation Network support (movie and TV rentals / purchases)
  • Integration with PlayStation 3 (works the same as the PSP-3000 does)
  • Sony views each of its products as “10-year lifecycle products,” so the PSP “needs to live on.”

Here is also the pulled Qore video:

Pre-E3: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing trailer

Sega have announced Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. The game will be out next year. The trailer looks cool, and I think this can become a great game. (Source: Joystiq.com)

I found the pressrelease on Kombo.com:

Race into Pole Position with Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (May 28th, 2009) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® America, Inc., today announced Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, a fast and furious battle to the finish line in this supercharged racer. Developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the home video game system, Wii™ and the Nintendo DS™ system, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing will speed into stores in early 2010.

In a frantic battle to the chequered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA. Fan favourites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack. Each character will race around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in AiAi’s case – a banana mobile! Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium.

“Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is no ordinary racing game. Its huge variety of characters and vehicles, plus the ability to play both online and off set it apart from other games of this type” commented Gary Knight European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe Ltd. “The team have pushed the boundaries on what you would normally expect and created a different and unique party racing title whereby you really can’t take anything for granted!”

And winning is only part of the fun in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing! Each character has a specific All Star move such as Super Sonic, Banana Blitz and Tails Tornado, allowing a quick way for competitors to get back into the race! Power ups and weapons can also be collected around the tracks and used against the opposition to ensure they don’t become a threat to that number one position… Players can battle it out in single or multiplayer mode, allowing up to four friends to race in frantic split-screen action, or up to eight players to compete online in the ultimate racing showdown.

Can Amigo scramble Dr. Eggman? Will AiAi say bye-bye to Tails? Are you gonna be faster than Sonic? The race will start in 2010… For more information please visit: www.sega.com/sonicracing.

E3 2009 – One week left

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This years E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) will be in Los Angeles June 2-4. That’s only one week away. The last couple of years, the show have been toned down. But this year, it’s back with a big show.

Microsoft start it all with its press conference on Monday June 1st at 10:30AM PST, that’s 19:30 (or 7.30 PM) European time (like Oslo, Berlin, Rome). Check out timeanddate.com for your local time.

Nintendo will have their press conference on Tuesday June 2nd at 9.00 AM PST, that’s 18.00 (6.00 PM) European time. Check timeanddate.com for your local time.

Here are some details taken from GoNintendo.com:

WHAT: Consumers responded to Nintendo this year, as evidenced by continued growth of the Wii™ home video game system, record-breaking sales of the Nintendo DS™ portable franchise and the introduction of the newest hand-held iteration, the Nintendo DSi™ system. Nintendo will provide information about upcoming products at its media briefing, which kicks off the year’s biggest video game event, the E3 Expo.

Who:

  • Mr. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo Co., Ltd., global president
  • Mr. Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer
  • Ms. Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America executive vice president of Sales & Marketing

Sony will have theirs at 11.00 AM PST, or 20.00 (8.00 PM) European time, check timeanddate.com for your local time.

Everything and more will be streamed live from different sources around the Web. According to xboxprimetime.com the following sites will stream live: Gametrailers.com, Gamespot.com, IGN.com and G4tv.com. You can also go to the same site for full coverage from E3 in LA.

Gametrailer.com’s E3 Coverage Promo

Gamespot.com E3 Preview