E3 2008: Microsoft Press Briefing quick rundown

E3 2008 Microsoft Press Briefing

Fallout 3
Resident Evil 5 (Dated for March 13th 2009 )
Fable 2 (Dated for October 2008 )
Gears of War 2 (Dated for November 7th 2008 )

Movie and TV content featured

A New Dashboard is featured with Avatars
Geometry Wars 2 shown for the first time to be available next month
Galaga Legions is shown for the first time and to be available next month exclusively on Xbox Live Arcade
Portal Still Alive on Xbox Live Arcade with new test chambers and achievements
Xbox Community games montage is shown
Netflix Partnership announced with no additional cost if you have a Netflix account already
Share your Netflix que with your Live Party

More titles are headlined for Xbox 360 (Mention of GTA IV downloadable count for later this year)
New Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts trailer is shown
New Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise trailer is shown

Original Banjo Kazooie coming to Xbox Live Arcade

Scene it? Box office Smash! shown for the first time
Your in the Movies is announced and is coming this holiday exclusively on Xbox 360, plus demoed live on the stage with Dan Mattrick. Several of the Vision Cam enable mini games are demoed on stage

Music/rhythm action Games are highlighted
80% of all song downloads attributed to Xbox Live only
Guitar Hero World Tour highlighted on Stage
REM 3 song track pack will be downlaodable from their album
Metallica and Van Halen is also mentioned

“Lips” is finally shown for the first time with its new microphone
Sing karaoke from your own collection of music

Rock Band 2 shown on stage (Coming this September)
84 track set list shown off (All master tracks)
Guns N’ Roses Highlighted
Bob Dylan Highlighted
AC/DC Highlighted (finally in a music game)
20 bonus tracks will be downloadable this fall for free
Rock Band 1 tracks will be exportable into Rock Band 2 (not disc swapping needed)

Square Enix RPG’s are highlighted
September 2nd is the release date for Infinite Undiscovery
Star Ocean coming spring 2009
The Last Remnant will be released on Xbox 360 first this holiday November 20, 2008(New footage is shown)
Lastly a mysterious trailer for ? Here’s the “Oh Shit” moment for RPG fan’s: Final Fantasy 13 will be coming to the Xbox 360

* Of note: No mention of what Bungie is up to or anything from Halo Wars even though it is at the show.

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-

5 Responses

  1. watched it live on ign, new dashboard is pretty intriguing, alot of cool stuff, im real excited for the party chat, thats all i cared about, haha

  2. What! If you didn’t watch it from GTR’s Vision cam that’s alright. Half way through their feed died. Dang! The Chat room that went with it was insane though. I don’t think I’ve seen so much hating in my life.

  3. haha, i tried it out, but it was too sketchy for me, so i jumped to ign, who was lik 4 mins behind, but had crystal clear feed…

  4. Justin.tv had really good, fast, clear, lagless feeds of the presentations from G4TV. I used that.

  5. Duffy was torture…..

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