Check back this morning for full coverage of the Microsoft E3 Press Briefing to kick off E3 2009!
We’re also doing coverage on Twitter as well!
10:25am PST – the event begins
10:26am – Light are out and a video has begun.
10:27am – Video of Rock Band: Beatles to start.
10:30am – After the video, which was the opening video of the game, two dudes come out to remember The Beatles.
10:30am – Beatles Rock Band confirmed for Sept. 9th.
10:33am – Watching some guys play Beatles Rock Band. It looks the same but with Beatles songs and characters.
10:36am – Some of the tracks are announced. Oh good,”Taxman” made the cut. This is going on forever.
10:38am – Yoko is here.
10:40am – Going on 15 mins on Rock Band Beatles.
10:41am – Paul and Ringo are here too. Some videos are coming. When I can upload?
10:43am – They promise no charts and graphs, but 10 world premiere game announcements.
10:44am – Tony Hawk is here to show us Tony Hawk Ride and controller.
10:47am – Tony Hawk video playing… Interesting that MS is featuring two 3rd party, non exclusives to start.
10:48am – Video of Infinity Ward is next after Tony Hawk.
10:49am – Modern Warfare 2!
10:54am – Watching an ice level in Modern Warfare 2 in live gameplay.
10:58am – Two exclusive DLC maps to Xbox Live first.
10:58am – Final Fantasy XIII is up next.
11:01am – Gameplay footage of FFXIII plays. Graphics look incredible.
11:02am – Final Fantasy 13 coming spring 2010.
11:02am – Every game for the remainder of the presentation is Xbox exclusive.
11:04am – Epic Games announces a new XBL stealth/shooter type game.
11:05am – Game is called Shadow Complex and coming summer 2009.
11:06am – XBL racer called Joy Ride, which is an avatar-powered kart racer.
11:07am – Joy Ride will be free to download and play, with paid dlc, coming in winter.
11:09am – Crackdown 2 announced!
11:10am – Left4Dead 2 coming in November.
11:12am – Movie style video of Splinter Cell Conviction
11:19am – Forza Motorsport 3 announced and coming exclusively in October.
11:21am – Forza will have 400 cars and over 50 manufacturers.
11:23am – Forza 3 will build on community aspects and add new video upload capability.
11:27am – Halo 3 ODST video and gameplay.
11:31am – Halo 3 ODST hits Sept 22nd. Now another Bungie game is being announced…
11:32am – Halo Reach hits Fall 2010 and an online beta demo ships with Halo 3 ODST.
11:33am – Video and gameplay of Alan Wake is demoed next.
11:35am –Alan Wake and Splinter Cell both had cool in-game prompts integrated into the gameplay instead of popup textbox alerts.
11:39am – Alan Wake has a release date of Spring 2010.
11:40am – XBL updates – Last.fm powers music/radio through XBL for gold members later this year.
11:41am – Netflix upgrades – no more pc needed, queue and movies right in dashboard… Sky tv adds movies and tv to the UK.
11:43am – XBL is relaunching video as Zune Video. ZV will have full 1080p, instant access without delay or discs, doubling countries from 8 to 18.
11:46am – XBL adds Facebook functionality – link Facebook and XBL friends.
11:47am – XBL integrates with Facebook connect, future Tiger Woods game will support images and text in-game.
11:48am – XBL also adding Twitter. Both are coming this Fall.
11:51am – Kojima is here to announce Metal Gear Solid Rising for 360.
11:58am – Full motion control announed as “Project Natal.”
12:02pm – Steven Spielberg talks Natal. He says that MS isn’t reinventing the wheel – there is no wheel.
12:04pm – Live demo of the XBL dashboard using Natal with full body motion.
12:06pm – Natal games – Richochet is a full body breakout style game… Some waggle trash talk.
12:14pm – Long Natal painting demo followed by Peter Molyneaux.
12:19pm – Lionhead demo for Natal shows a boy named Milo and a mini adventure to fish and draw fish.
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