Microsoft reveals details of public Xbox One LA event June 10th

Last week, Microsoft's director of Xbox Live programming Larry Hryb stated that the company will hold some kind of public event in Los Angeles on Monday evening on June 10th, after its invite only E3 2013 press conference, to show off its upcoming Xbox One console and controller. Today, Hryb used his Major Nelson website to reveal the full details of that public event.

Hryb writes that the event will be held at the Microsoft Store located in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center in LA from 7:30 to 9:00 pm local time on June 10th. Hryb states:

Join me and members of the Xbox team as we show off Xbox One to the public for the first time. Plus we’ll also have hands-on time with the new Xbox One controller. I may have one or two other surprises there as well.

He adds that Microsoft expects a large crowd for this free event so if you really want to attend, it's best to come early and not wait until the last minute. By the way, all of the Microsoft retail stores will be live streaming the Xbox One E3 2013 press event starting at 9:30 am Pacific time (12:30 pm Eastern time) on June 10th. As with the first Xbox One reveal in May, the first 25 people who show up to watch the E3 2013 live stream at each store will get a code for three free months of Xbox Live Gold service.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Microsoft

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I don't understand why MS (and Sony too, I guess) keep hosting their own events. Since when was E3 not good enough? This one is especially idiotic because it takes place a day before E3. What's the point?

spacer said,
I don't understand why MS (and Sony too, I guess) keep hosting their own events. Since when was E3 not good enough? This one is especially idiotic because it takes place a day before E3. What's the point?

Because this can be all about them. They don't have to share top of mind with the competition...

They'll all save plenty for E3 though.

M_Lyons10 said,

Because this can be all about them. They don't have to share top of mind with the competition...

They'll all save plenty for E3 though.


It's also about the schedule. Limiting announcements to established events is like forcing yourself against a deadline you had no say in.

There can be content at E3, but businesses want to announce according to their own strategies.

MrAnalysis said,
Its a nice VHS player design id give it that. But I have always been a fan of the Betamax myself.

LOL. Yep. Thank God this isn't a beauty contest... Hopefully the insides deliver.

I think he's just referring to the size and shape, not so much materials or quality. I'm curious about the size though. It definitely looks pretty big in the few pictures I've seen but I wonder what it looks like in person. In the few pictures with people actually next to it, the Xbox One looks a lot more sleek than it does in the picture in the article.

According to my calculations, it's about 2.75 disk slots wide, about .66 slots tall. Disks are 4.75" diameter making the front roughly 13"x3". Top view looks roughly square so about 13"x3"x13" all around.

The actual size is very similar to the original white Xbox 360. It's just a little bit longer and slightly shorter than the old Xbox 360. We're talking about a couple cm difference. It is smaller than the original PS3.

APAzero7 said,
According to my calculations, it's about 2.75 disk slots wide, about .66 slots tall. Disks are 4.75" diameter making the front roughly 13"x3". Top view looks roughly square so about 13"x3"x13" all around.

Ok cool, so if that's accurate, it isn't quite as big as the picture looks to me, but it is still pretty hefty.

myxomatosis said,
TV, TV, Television, Television, Watch TV, TV, Television

I bet for 90% of the Xboxes out there that 90% of the time they are indeed watching TV. BUt hey, its cool to ignore that and be stupid about what they really have going on amirite?

TV television Movies music tv television tv

I spend at least 60% of the time on my 360 watching video and I don't think I'm alone. Once cable TV is running through the Xbox I expect the system to be on practically 100% of the time we are awake. Xbox Live is going to be a serious competitor to Amazon Prime service as well with all the original TV content they're producing.

Good for MS for building a box that has more widespread appeal than to just hardcore gamers. I love core games like Halo/CoD/Gears, but who doesn't love watching videos and TV. Also being able to multitask with music services like Pandora/XboxMusic/Spotify while I'm playing games or chatting is nice. I love the fact that Skype video conferencing is free for Xbox Live users, but if they can combine that with the "game DVR" feature the XONE could turn into a podcasting box as well.