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E3 2009 Microsoft Conference Thread


he's Virgin Tight™
Apr 16, 2007

Starts Monday June 1st 10:00AM PST, 1:00EST.

Download the Conference Here: http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/e309/watchagain.htm

Space Reserved for Big News

Xbox 360

● EA's cooperative shooter Army of Two: The 40th Day has new media for consumption. (T, I, V)
● Yeah, Platinum Games' Bayonetta has plenty of T&A to go along with your Kamiya badassery. (V)
● Bioware's Mass Effect 2 looks incredible, and is sure to fix many of the problems people had with the first if the trailer is anything to go by. (V, T)
● Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony as part of their DLC exclusivity deal for Microsoft. (P, Lo, T)
● Bioshock 2 has a firm release date of November 3rd. (L)
● Bethesda announced Brink from Splash Damage! (L / V, T)
● The Tekken 6 E3 Trailer! (V)
● Sega has announced Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. Oh boy. (L, P, W, T)
● Supreme Commander 2 Revealed! (V, T)
● Mear Gear Rising announced. It stars Raiden. (V, A)
● Halo Reach announced. Not much is not, except it is about the last holdouts on planet Reach and will be released in 2010. (V, A)
● Halo: ODST was demoed, and it looked pretty fucking rad. (A, V)
● The much rumoured Xbox Live "Motion Camera" has been revealed. Called NATAL, it requires no controller and is much like an advanced EyeToy. (V)
● Crysis 2 has officially been announced for PS3, 360 and PC. It will further demonstrate Crytek's capabilities on consoles apparently. (T, P)
● Alan Wake is finally slated for release in Spring 2010. It was demoed on stage and seemed incredibly thrilling. (A, V, I)
● Left 4 Dead 2 is announced for release this winter. Changes include new melee weaponry, special infected and characters. (A, V, I)
● Splinter Cell: Conviction was shown at the event. Looks badass. (A, V, I)
● The GAF favorite is receiving a sequel in Crackdown 2. Almost nothing is known about it as a computer generated teaser was shown. (A, I)
● Final Fantasy XIII was demoed at the Microsoft event, with a tentative release window of Spring 2010. Cross your fingers. (A, V)
● Forza 3 looks insanely feature packed. With over 400 cars from 50 different manufacturers, it is being heralded as THE sim racing event of the generation for 360. (A, I)
● Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is not only looking insane, it's also getting exclusive DLC on the 360. (A, I, V)
● Rock Band: Beatles is set to bring the iconic group to your music gaming love. (V)

Thansk Ami!

Post E3 Megatons
Microsoft has a special conference tomorrow at 2PM PST, 5PM EST!
Kojima Pro New Website: http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/?ref=fb


What to expect?

1) Xbox 3D Camera (check)
2) Some approach to casual gaming (check)
3) Rock Band Beattles (check)
4) A Rare Game
5) Epic Game (check)
6) Megaton (...half check?)
7) MGS? (Check)
8) Fable 3? Lionhead will be there! (Meh check)
9) Forza 3 (Check)
10) Zune HD
11) New Avatar integration (Check)
12) 5 Minutes earlier!! =O! (Check.. for the Beattles!)

Where to watch Live Streams
1. G4 TV!
2. http://www.gametrailers.com/e3/?show=Press+Conferences#Content (HD! Will appear here soon!)
3. http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/microsoft-e3/
4. http://video.ign.com/streaming/e3-2009/
5. http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/e309/default.htm
6. http://www.majornelson.com/e3 For our Iphone users!!

Like last year I posted the thread one hour or so before the conference so people can get into a happy mood. I am NOT exactly sure if we are gonna have specific company threads, but I honestly forgot to ask the mods. If it's not right, or someone else signed up to do this thread... then kill it with a fire!! =O!

Enjoy guys =). This E3 should be awesome.
EDIT: BAH! Accidentally hit submit on the wrong tab... great. Well, it's up 2 hours earlier. >_>


GAF's Bob Woodward
Jun 8, 2004
I've a bad feeling my stream will die. Gonna go look for liveblogs just in case.


Jun 7, 2004
No popcorn, but nachos. A good substitute. This is going to be hilariously awesome.