Microsoft’s E3 2011 press conference will be held at 9AM Pacific Daylight Time on June 6, 2011. For myself and our readers in the Mountain Time Zone, that’s 10AM.
You’ll be able to follow everything going on at the event right here, on this page. Bookmark this one now, because I will be liveblogging the event as it happens.
All times are Mountain.
12:00 And with a quick teaser of Halo 4, this things over. I’m free! I’m free!
11:58 Halo 4 just announced for 360! “Dawn of a new trilogy.” This is it folks.
11:56 Don Mattrick back to wrap up this abomination (I hope).
11:54 This might actually be the most boring conference in E3 history. Of all the live demos so far, this one might have the greatest GIF potential.
11:54 Dance Central 2 announced.
11:52 Now there’s dudes showing Kinect Sports Football. Wow the fake smack talk. Nintendo did this stuff, what, 5 years ago? Microsoft, you’re late.
11:52 Cheers from Kinect Sports make it sound like the actual audience is anything other than dead.
11:50 Oh good, another boring Kinect demo narrated by an awkward actor.
11:49 Kinect Sports Season Two debut.
11:48 Object capture lets you bring objects into games. Let’s see if anyone bothers to implement it. Kinect labs available today.
11:47 Hey, object capture is back. Finally, the promise of two years ago is (maybe) here. Scanning a stuffed animal gives you a stuffed animal in system.
11:45 Kinect lets you move around and put images together with your body. Draw three dimensionally with finger tracking.
11:44 Making an avatar with Kinect. Hey, I already did that with my 3DS. Innovation!
11:43 Kinect Fun Labs announced by Kudo Tsunoda. Play “Kinect gadgets” on XBL.
11:42 Tim, I hate your simulated family.
11:39 ANOTHER kid demoing.
11:38 Tim Schafer of Double Fine is here to talk about Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster. I’m not kidding.
11:35 Jedis don’t have to tell their lightsabers to turn on. I don’t get this. Wave those hands, move that ship! Where is your god now, hardcore XBoxers?
11:35 Hey, this Star Wars game is on rails too! What have you done to gaming, Microsoft?
11:34 This won’t be. Here comes the Kinect Star Wars.
11:33 Disneyland Adventures still might be the most playable Kinect game shown so far.
11:32 More kids. “We’ll get those other coins next time.” “This. is… so… cool.” ACTING!!! “FIST BUMP!” AHHHHHHH
11:32 Oh no, Captain Hook!
11:30 Kinect Disneyland Adventures. Explore the park in digital form. Oh kids are demoing. Oh good. ACTING!
11:29 Minecraft chat. It’s going to be Kinect compatible on 360.
11:28 Is this Fable on rails? Sure looks like it. Also: Fable the FPS.
11:26 In the new Fable, you can ride horses using Kinect, cast spells with hand motions.
11:24 Peter Molyneux is on talking Fable The Journey. Get ready for un-keep-able promises.
11:23 In game cars are shiny. Call the bros, we gun race. Kinect head tracking, that’s something.
11:22 Forza Motorsport 4 chat time.
11:21 Halo CE Anniversary looks like… Halo. Old maps are new again on XBLA. Remastered campaign. Co-op over online.
11:20 Halo Anniversary talk! Here we go.
11:20 Ohh, it’s a Kinect game. Called Ryse, it’s from Crytek.
11:18 The bro shooters are plentiful. Shocking. Crytek game.
11:17 Ice-T has a gift for CliffyB who has brought horde mode back. A song? When is this song?
11:15 They think they’re safe. “You know they ain’t.” – Ice-T, conference saver.
11:14 Cliffy brought Ice-T! Yes! Brovolution is nigh. Play that game, Mr. Ice-T.
11:13 CliffyB! CliffyB! Save the show!
11:12 Gears of War 3. Finally, an exclusive! Too bad we’ve already seen this.
11:09 Dana White’s here to talk UFC. Is this seriously all Microsoft has? Show us the Halos please.
11:08 It’s like talking to your dog.
11:07 Live TV coming to the system as well. News, sports, etc.
11:06 Her voice commands don’t seem to by syncing with the video.
11:05 Open Bing with your voice, search with your voice. Ooh ahh.
11:04 YouTube on XBox live? Can’t you do that now with the system’s browser?
11:04 Hey, it looks like Windows Mobile!
11:03 Hot chick is taking XBox home.
11:02 Mark Wittman says: voice commands on dashboard.
11:02 All future Tom Clancy games will be Kinect enabled.
11:01 Open and close your hand to fire with Kinect!
11:00 Shooting through hand motions!
10:59 Customize guns through gestures.
10:58 Ubisoft’s Yves is on. Body tracking and Voice in Ghost Recon.
10:56 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier being shown. Opera shooter has been done before, guys.
10:55 “Epic” count: 1.
10:54 Explore dialogue trees by saying the options you want.
10:53 You talk, Shep says.
10:53 Mass Effect 3 will be Kinect compatible with voice commands.
10:52 Bioware dude is out talkin’ Mass Effect 3. Promises new adventure, Earth has been taken. Promoting the action in the new game.
10:51 Other EA Kinect games: Sims 3 Pets, Family Game Night 4. “It’s in the game.”
10:50 Peter “Bald Space Marine” Moore is on. EA Sports will be Kinect compatible.
10:50 “Visceral” count: 2.
10:47 So Lara just talks to herself, like, the entire time you’re playing?
10:45 “Uhh ugh uhh.” – Lara Croft. This is hot.
10:44 Tomb Raider presented by dudes from Crystal Dynamics. There’s that word: “visceral.”
10:43 Kinect titles for everyone on the way. Promises, promises, promises…
10:42 Sales talk? Well, it’s better than the MW3 demo.
10:42 Don Mattrick is on! Now it’s serious!
10:41 Call of Duty devs are awkward. Nervous. I think there may be tears.
10:40 Already the most boring conference at E3. 10 minute demo of a game that looks just like its predecessor.
10:38 Time skip on the MW3 demo. Is this gameplay really live?
10:33 Personal subs are all the rage in the modern era of warfare. Oh no! Russians!
10:32 Modern Warfare 3 demo. Game loses connection with controller as its first official act.
10:32 Global Media Briefing is now.
10:30 Literally the most epic music I have ever heard is pumping.
10:30 Back to the stage green everywhere! Briefing about to begin!
10:23 Kotaku dude shows up to talk Halo 4, Halo CE Remake. Geoff apparently didn’t sleep very well thinking about the excitement. Me neither man.
10:21 Pach-Attack! Michael Pachter rolls in with his predictions/things Microsoft needs to do: MS hitting the “hardcore,” more Kinect (make it more relevant to everyone), more dashboard developments.
10:20 Phil Spencer is on! He’s talking Summer of Arcade. Fruit Ninja is on its way.
10:19 I see a live shot of the stage! There’s a lot of green!
10:15 iJustine is talking but I’m drifting. I haven’t seen anything this unprofessional since the SpikeTV VGAs… oh wait.
10:13 Resistance 3 trailer right now. Hey, get this Sony out of my Microsoft hype!
10:11 We’ve got an empty studio with iJustine on the laptop. Awesome!
10:08 Oh good, GameTrailers has iJustine running their Twitter.
10:06 And here’s Saints Row 3.
10:06 Ninja Gaiden 3 just revealed. Stream flipping between sound/no sound not helping.
10:02 And we’re live. Apparently, the event doesn’t actually start until 9:30PDT, but I’ll make due with the GameTrailers pre-show.