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Microsoft E3 2012 Press Conference Live Blog

Microsoft's conference is first, starting at 9:30 am PST, or 12:30 pm EST. We'll see how they plan to address their competitors with new hardware in the next year. Click "Keep reading" to see the live blog! Next after this is EA at 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST.

Edit!

The conference is over, and you can find it on youtube here. You can also see Bosskey's live blog after the break, as well as a summary of the important news from the conference.


Halo 4 - new, non-covenant enemies, further focus on Cortana and Master Chief as characters.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - return of "mark and execute" with improvements, plus general action. New voice actor for Sam Fisher.

Fifa and Madden 13 have voice commands by way of Kinect.

Gears of War: Judgment was teased.

NHL and NBA streaming added to their sports offerings.

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Smartglass! It looks like it's a rudimentary answer to the Wii U's tablet controller. Great article here on it. It's a tablet/phone based app that offers connectivity to your Xbox, syncing data, allowing you to browse the Xbox menus during play or while watching a movie, and there was some mention of game features, though the demo was theoretical rather than anything that's been developed already.

Nike Kinect Training - another fitness game.

South Park: Stick of Truth had a new trailer, Matt Stone and Trey Parker came on stage. They were awesome.

Dance Central 3 was unveiled, and then Usher performed, completely unrelated to the game.

Wreckateer, an XBLA game was demoed by a charming young lady. Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle, Signal Studios' Ascend: New Gods, and Gore Verbinski's Matter were also unveiled.

Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 6, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 made demo appearances.

Fable: The Journey was teased.

Forza Horizon was teased.