E3 is a good and bad time for gamers. Good, because they’re hearing all kinds of fantastic reports about new games and devices, but bad because they can’t hear or see these announcements for themselves. They have to wait for reporters to write it up and get it online for them. The press conferences are the ones that really get to people, since that’s when the big three (Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft) make the best announcements. This year it’ll be much easier for people to see what Microsoft has to offer, as the company’s E3 2012 press conference will be broadcast via two additional means. On June 4, 2012, you can watch it on Xbox Live or on Spike TV.
As crazy as this is going to sound, this is the first time people will be able to watch the Microsoft E3 press conference on Microsoft’s own console. Even though it’s been capable of streaming videos and such for a while, I guess it never occurred to Microsoft that their consumers would want to see the latest announcements on the console the announcements concern.
In any case, the Xbox: Entertainment Evolved presentation begins at 9:30am PT on June 4, 2012. It’s an hour and a half long, with no breaks, so be prepared to sit still and pay attention. As of right now, it sounds like Spike is only going to be televising the live event, as it hasn’t mentioned anything about rerunning the show later. If you’ve got Tivo or a digital recorder, you may want to set it to catch that!
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that there will be some major Halo 4 announcement. Mainly because the first Halo‘s subtitle was Combat Evolved. Aside from that, I have no idea what we’ll see. The Xbox 360 and Kinect are both in pretty comfortable places and I doubt we’ll see a next Xbox announcement. I’m thinking it’ll mostly focus on games.
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