- Grand Theft Auto 4 will be hitting the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on October 19th, 2007. Rockstar will also be producing exclusive episodic content for Xbox Live.
- Lumines, the smash-hit puzzle game for the PSP, will be available in the Xbox Live Arcade.
- Microsoft announced a new wireless force feedback steering wheel for Xbox 360, a new wireless Xbox Live headset, the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player, a receiver for your PC so you can use the wireless Xbox 360 controller and wheel on your pc, Xbox 360 camera, and a bigger Xbox 360 memory unit that now has 256MB of space.
- With Windows Vista, Microsoft wants to implement an all-inclusive gaming world between the Xbox 360 and PC. There will be a common Marketplace, Live online service, and PC and Xbox 360 gamers will be able to play together.
- For the most part, the rest of the show was just Microsoft showing off stuff we already knew about. Forza 2, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Saints Row, Ninety-Nine-Nights, Lost Planet, and Gears of War were all shown.
- Oh, and a little game called Halo 3 was unveiled for the first time. You can download the trailer here Halo 3 trailer. Itll give you goosebumps, I promise.
- The Halo 3 trailer and many, many more are available for download in the Xbox Live Marketpalce.
- The Xbox 180 (cute new nickname for the original Xbox that is sweeping the nation) didnt have much of a presence. Just that games such as Mortal Kombat Armageddon, Destroy All Humans 2, and LEGO Star Wars II will all be playable at E3.
Overall, Microsoft had a pretty decent showing. There wasnt anything really new or groundbreaking but everything that was shown just solidified and strengthened what Microsoft is already doing. When going up against two brand new systems, all Microsoft could really do was hunker down and show people what they wanted to see and that is what they did.
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