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E3 2011: Microsoft Press Conference Liveblog

News; Jun. 6, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman, Kyle James Hovanec
Subtypes: Liveblog, News
We're live from Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Check back here regularly for our Liveblog of Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference. We'll keep you updated.

Liveblog done!


10:57:01AM

Closing to the show. Halo 4 is officially announced.

10:52:55AM

Harmonix is on stage. Dance Central 2 is announced with voice mode and new songs. All original songs can be imported. 

10:49:25AM'

Kinect Sports Season 2 announced in-game voice, Kinect gestures, and new sports including football and golf. 

fun labs

10:46:43AM

Another feature allows you to scan your favorite objects and put them in game. You can create a digital copy of items.

10:44:37AM

Another feature is allowing finger tracking and digital art.

10:42:35AM

Kinect Fun Labs announced. Will allow people to control their avatars and for the creation of one that looks just like you.

10:40:04AM

Uses full Kinect support.

10:38:42AM

Tim Schafer from Double Fine on stage. Showing Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster.

star wars

10:35:32AM

Star Wars Kinect is being shown. Full spaceship and lightsaber combat support. 

disney

10:30:11AM

Disney Partnership with 360. Disneyland Adventures announced. Will allow players to use Kinect to explore the Magic Kingdom. 

10:29:21AM

Minecraft will be released exclusively on 360 with full Kinect support.

10:28:10AM

Fable: The Journey will be released for 360. First person view with full Kinect support.

10:27:26AM

Forza 4 announced with Kinect support

halo

halo

10:21:54AM

Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary announced with updated graphics, campaign, and online co-op and multiplayer. Nov. 15 release date.

10:19:42AM

Crytek shows a Kinect-supported Ryse

10:17:21AM

Crytek is on stage.

10:15:37AM

Huge mechs and monsters are present.

gow 3

10:11:13AM

Gears of War 3 on stage.

10:09:28AM

Kinect will allow a user to predict UFC fights, wins, and outcomes. Essentially interactive TV. 

ghost recon

10:06:42AM

360 will use Kinect, YouTube, and Bing to have a full entertainment user list. Will all be voice commanded with Kinect.

10:01:22AM

All future titles in the Tom Clancy line will support Kinect.

10:00:35AM

Can fire weapons through movement with Kinect.

9:57:46AM

Ghost Recon will allow gunsmith for full weapon customization. Kinect will allow full support for touch-based customization and voice customization.

9:56:01AM

UbiSoft is on stage with Ghost Recon: Future Warfare

9:54:00AM

Player speaks the dialog options.  You can also voice command your squad during combat. 

9:51:59AM

Mass Effect 3 is on stage, announcing Kinect voice recognition.

9:49:04AM

Lara appears weak and unprepared.

9:47:02AM

Looks like Uncharted, uses a lot of environmental puzzles.

9:45:13AM

Levels appear dark and grim. Evokes survival horror with her exploring caves and crazed people chasing her.

9:41:58AM

Crystal Dynamic has taken the stage. Showing the new Tomb Raider.

9:40:52AM

Sledgehammer games gave a thanks to the fans. Map packs launch first on 360.

9:39:23AM

Level now features a raft shootout, and it finished by viewing a war-torn New York. 

MW3

9:35:07AM

Level has surfaced on top of a Russian Sub. New York is in the background.

9:33:01AM

Level is set underwater as soldiers navigate mines in a flooded subway.

9:31:24AM

Someone is playing a level from MW3. Controller got disconnected.

9:29:36AM

Briefing is beginning

9:27:44AM

Conference will begin in less than 5 minutes.

9:19:14AM

Still waiting for the show to start. Was just warned to not block fire exits. Would have been better if GLaDos said it.

9:09:40AM

Stage

We're sitting here, waiting for the press conference to begin. The Galen Center is filling up with excited gamers and media members alike.

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