E3: Microsoft press conference

This post was blogged while I watched the press briefing online on IGN.com. I hope I got it all. Microsoft was the first company to hold their press conference at E3 2008. Sony and Nintendo will hold theirs tomorrow, Tuesday 15th.

  • Fallout 3 demoed
  • Resident Evil 5 demoed. Worldwide release on March 13, 2009
  • Fable II showed. The game will be released in October 2008
  • Gears of War 2 trailer. Available on November 7, 2008 worldwide
  • Games are bigger than music, DVD andmovies
  • 10.3 mill Xbox 360 sold in US
  • Last year: 6 million Live member, 12 mill. this year
  • Xbox Live world biggest provider of HD content
  • NBC and Universal Studios join Xbox Live Video Markedplace (i US)
  • Constantin Film and Metro Goldwyn Mayer join Europe’s Video Markedplace
  • New software update this Fall, new dashboard. New avatar system. Avatar of your friends will pop up when they log on. You can have a party with up to 8 friends.
  • Xbox Primetime – you can win real prices
  • Geometry Wars 2 coming to XBLA next month
  • Galaga Legions (XBLA) – next month
  • South Park on XBLA
  • Xbox Live Community games coming this Fall
  • Netflix will be available on Xbox. Movies and TV shows can be shared with your party.
  • 1000+ titles available at the end of 2008
  • Banjo & Kazooie trailer. The original game will come to XBLA
  • Viva Pinata – Trouble in Paradise trailer
  • Seen It? Box Office Smash trailer. Your avatar will be in the game.
  • Your In the Movie demoed. The game will make use of the Vision Camera. Videoes taken in the minigames will be insterted in a movie for playback. Look funny. The game will include a Vision Camera.
  • 3.5 million songs download from the Markedplace every month. That’s 80% of all songs on all platforms.
  • Guitar Hero – World Tour demoed. 85 songs. Wireless drumset. Game will include a music studio for making and sharing music.
  • Lips trailer. (like SingStar). You can sing along with your own music song collection. It will include mic which are motionsensitive.
  • Rockband 2 exclusive on Xbox 360 coming September 2008. All songs from the first Rockband game will be compatible with the new game.
  • Infinite Underscovery. Xbox 360 Exclusive. Coming this Fall.
  • Star Ocean – The Last Hope. Coming in Spring 2009.
  • The Last Remnant trailer. Coming this November 20, 2008 Worldwide. Also available for Games for Windows.
  • Final Fantasy XIII trailer.

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