E3 2012: Microsoft Xbox 360 live blog

Yes, we have arrived for the first of the four E3 2012 press conferences that we are supposed to cover today. We are inside the Galen Center in Los Angeles waiting for Microsoft to begin its Xbox 360 press event. Everything is supposed to start at 9:30 am Pacific time (12:30 pm Eastern time). Stay tuned.

NeoGamr and Neowin's coverage of E3 2012 is sponsored by War Inc. Battle Zone.

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Jun 4, 2012 Dave Legg Welcome to this Neowin.net live event. Coverage will begin shortly.
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham The Galen Center is filling up nicely..the event should start in about eight minutes.
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham We are starting!
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Beginning with a Halo 4 trailer it looks like
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham A massive alien attack is shown
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Master Chief sees a huge alien sphere on an unknown planet
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham And now we switch to live gameplay
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Master Chief is exploring some kind of jungle enviroment.it looks spooky.
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Some familar looking grunts and an unfamilar alien
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham A new alien..lots of small ones that swarm
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Another new alien...who can spawn little aliens
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham New weapon for Master Chief...big energy weapon dropped by the new alien
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Anothe new alien..this one can teleport
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now we get some clips from other parts of Halo 4
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Cortana looks upset
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham That's the end..looks pretty amazing
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Microsoft's Don Mattrick is on stage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham He's patting the Xbox 360 on the back for its sales
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Talks about taking Xbox to smartphones, PCs and tablets
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Another game trailer..it looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Nope
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham It's Splinter Cell!
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Sam Fisher is back at the Iraq-Iran border
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham He's doing some serious damage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Just killled about six people in 10 seconds
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now for some stealth kills for Sam
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Kinect is used for voice; you can call an enemy over so Sam can take him out
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham More brutal kills for Sam in the compound
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Even a big machine gun can't stop him
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You can call in an air strike with Kinect voice command.
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Sam breaks into a building, kills some more terrorists and find his target
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham But his target shot himself
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Splinter Cell Blacklist looks impressive
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Coming Spring 2013
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham EA Sports head Andrew Wilson is on stage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Madden 13 and FIFA 13 to support Kinect this year
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham First, a FIFA demo
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham FIFA 13 will have voice support only for Kinect
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now Madden 13..with former 49rs QB Joe Montana on stage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Madden 13 will let players call plays via Kinect voice
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham He seems to really enjoy it, actually
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Touchdown for Montana
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Next: Fable The Journey
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Throwing some fireballs
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Microsoft's Phil Spencer is on stage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham He's introducing Forza Horizon
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Or not..he's actually introducing Gears of War Judgement
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Lots of the Gears action we have come to expect
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now its Forza Horizon
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Combo of on and off-road action
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Night racing too
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Coming October 23
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now we are going to get some non-gaming Xbox news
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham This fall people can use Kinect to say which movies or TV genres they want to watch.
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Adding more languages this fall as well for voice search
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Speaking in Spanish
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Microsoft plans to double the amount of entertainment sources it will have for the Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Paramount Movies
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Univision
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Machinima and Nick
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham NBA will be added to Xbox Live with 2400 live games
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham NHL is coming too with over 40 games per week
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham ESPN will get 24/7 access via Xbox Live with lots of its shows
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham A video is being shown that shows Kinect voice bringing up sports coverage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now to music
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Xbox Music is announce
Jun 4, 2012 Dave Legg We think we just spotted Windows Phone 8 running on that Lumia 900
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham 30 million music tracks
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Coming to Xbox 360, PCs, tablets and smartphones this fall
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Watching a demo movie of Xbox Music, with a tablet that looks like it runs Windows 8 Metro
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Kinect for fitness is next
Jun 4, 2012 Dave Legg That confirms the rebranding of Zune to Xbox Music, and it's looking good!
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Nike is a new partner in this
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Nike+ Kinect Training announced
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Will give an assessment of a person's training and technique
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Xbox Live will help people find others to train with
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Demo video shows lots of sweating athletes
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Head of Xbox Live is on stage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Looks like we are getting a demo of Xbox on tablets and phones
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Xbox SmartGlass is confirmed
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Showing a Windows 8 tablet demo
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Sending a movie from the tablet to the Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham SmartGlass gives info on the movie while the movie plays on the Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Phone and tablet are keeing up with what is being shown on a TV
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You can watch Game of Thrones and see a map of the TV's world on a tablet
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham It's coming to games too
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Playing a football demo with a Windows 8 tablet..calling plays
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Then the play is executed on the Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Halo 4 demo, getting info on the game on the tablet as you play on the Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Take that, Nintendo....
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham SmartGlass will act as an Xbox 360 controller
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Metro UI and Kinect is used to access IE on Xbox 360
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Watching a web movie of Prometheous on IE on the big screen
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Microsoft claims this will be the first fast and fluid web experience for a console
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You can control and scroll with a tablet or smartphone
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham It's all coming this fall
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Windows 8 to get Xbox Live
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham But we already knew that :)
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Tomb Raider demo is next
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Lara Croft is kicking some butt
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Running, jumping and sliding on a zip line
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham She took a bow and arrow and set a bunch of folks on fire
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Some sweet looking shooting and jumping
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham This is definately more action packed than the Tomb Raider demo at E3 2011
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham She's being swept up into a river
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Falling now
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham But she managed to pop a handy parachute
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham She's on the ground..battered and bruised
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Xbox 360 to get first DLC pack
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Three new games to be demoed next
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Signal Studios (Toy Soldiers) with Xbox 360 and Windows Phone
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Ascend: New Gods
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Fantasy action game with lots of blood
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Very God of War-ish
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham 2013 launch
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham New demo...about some kind of assassin
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham LocoCycle..from Twisted Pixel
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham no gameplay..just a teaser..coming in 2013
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Another game that looks a bit like Portal
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham It's called Matter..made for Kinect ..again 2013
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Capcom demo is next
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Resident Evil 6 :)
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham The city is in flames and there are lots of zombies
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Leon is on the run, shooting and jumping as well
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Lots of zombies on screen
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham But Leon is doing some damage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Leon just got bit
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham A plane crashes and explodes
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Setting off a big chain reaction
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Leon is running to get picked up by a Helicopter
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Leon is running to get picked up by a Helicopter
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham But its doing down
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Leon is trying to pilot it
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham But he just ran it into a subway train
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham And it crashes
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham And now he's surrounded by zombies
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham That's it for RE6
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Weckateer is next
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham It's an Xbox Live Kinect game
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Medieval game
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You use Kinect gestures to fire at castles to destroy them
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Lots of different "balls" to choose from
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Coming this summer
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham South Park game is next
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Jesus with a machine gun
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham March 5th, 2013
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Trey Parker and Matt Stone are here
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham They just made a bit of fun at Xbox Smart Glass :)
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham They are mapping out South Park for the first time with this game
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Apparently they never did this for the TV show
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham No live demo unfortunately
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Harmonix is next
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Dance Central 3
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham He's here live
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Doing some dance moves with a quartet of dancers
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham More dancers just showed up
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham More singing and dancing
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham If you like that sort of thing, this is what you will like :)
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Usher will do well with Dance Central 3
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Microsoft's Don Mattrick is back on stage
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Looks like we are coming to an end for this press conference...but maybe there will be a surprise
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Looks like we are getting a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 demo
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham We are riding in a vehicle in a war torn city
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Helicopter gets shot down
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham It makes a mess of things
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You manage to survive, though
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You are on foot..on the streets of LA
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Manning an anti-air cannon
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Blowing up jets
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham A VTOL jet is on screen
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham You provide cover for a team..sniping enemies
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now get a brak and move to another part of the game
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Shooting up a shopping center
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Lots of unmaned air drones
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Moving and shooting through the shops
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham A jet just crashed into the center
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham And a big skyscraper just toppled
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham We hate it when that happens ;)
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Now we are getting on board the VTOL
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Going in the air
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Providing an escort for a ground team
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham More shooting
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Eneny gunships in sight
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Going after air drones
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham And that's it
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham That's all from the Xbox 360 press event..sorry, not even a hint about the next console
Jun 4, 2012 John Callaham Thanks for coming..now onto EA's press event at 1 pm PT
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