E3 2009 Pre-Show Wrap-Up

GameSpot's E3 2009 coverage started off strong with tons of announcements at the Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft press conferences.

Day zero of E3 2009 was chock-full of press conferences as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft showed of their lineups. Check out these highlights for the biggest news stories, previews, and movies of June 1 at E3, or see all the day's updates here. And if you missed seeing any of the press conferences live, be sure to catch up with our video archives!

Press Conferences

* Microsoft E3 2009 Press Conference
* Electronic Arts E3 2009 Press Conference
* Ubisoft E3 2009 Press Conference

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News

* MGS Rising PS3, PC-bound, new PSP MGS revealed?
* Assassin's Creed 2 dated, Mizuguchi project revealed at Ubisoft E3 event
* Full game downloads, Avatar Marketplace coming to Xbox Live
* Crackdown 2 powers to 360
* APB, EA MMA top EA's E3 event, EA Sports Active sells 600,000
* Motion-sensing camera, MGS 360 debut at Microsoft E3 event
* Metal Gear Solid Rising on 360
* Halo Reach arrives 2010
* Forza 3 cruising in October
* Final Fantasy XIII arriving spring 2010
* Left 4 Dead 2 due November 17
* The Beatles: Rock Band first songs revealed; full downloadable albums available postlaunch

Previews

* No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle Q&A - Suda51 Talks Travis Touchdown
* Homefront Exclusive Impressions - E3 First Look
* Splinter Cell: Conviction Updated Impressions
* Mass Effect 2 - EA Press Conference Impressions
* APB EA Press Conference Impressions
* The Beatles: Rock Band Microsoft Press Conference Impressions
* Star Wars: The Old Republic Exclusive Q&A - The Smuggler Profession and E3 2009
* Metal Gear Solid: Rising Trailer Impressions
* Alan Wake Microsoft Press Conference Impressions
* Halo 3: ODST Press Conference Demo Impressions
* Forza Motorsport 3 Microsoft Press Conference Impressions
* Shadow Complex Microsoft Press Conference Impressions
* Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Microsoft Press Conference Impressions
* Final Fantasy XIII Press Conference Impressions
* The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition First Look
* Dirt 2 Hands-On Impressions

Movies

* Assassin's Creed 2 Cinematic Trailer
* Left 4 Dead 2 Teaser Trailer
* Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction - Pushed to the Limits Trailer
* Dragon Age: Origins - Stage Demo Official Trailer
* APB - Taking Out the Bigger Guy Official Trailer
* Star Wars: The Old Republic - Deceived Cinematic Trailer
* Fight Night Round 4 Live Demo
* Brutal Legend Trailer: Cast
* Final Fantasy XIII Game Demo
* Halo 3: ODST Game Demo
* Alan Wake - E3 Stage Demo Gameplay Movie
* Forza Motorsport 3 Stage Demo
* Homefront Teaser Trailer
* Crysis 2 Teaser Trailer
* Modern Warfare 2 Press Conference Demo
* The Beatles: Rock Band Press Conference Trailer
* Halo Reach Multiplayer Beta Teaser Trailer

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67 comments
msudude211
msudude211

Many cool announcements at the press conferences, especially L4D2, Crackdown 2, MGS: Rising, etc.

gmax
gmax

Pretty big checklist...

9th_SolBadguy
9th_SolBadguy

Microsoft is still stressing at Halo and people want to put them at top? sorry but i was more impressed with Sony's and Nintendo's conference they both had alot going for them in peripherals, consoles and especially the games that are exclusive to them most of the games that the 360 have still go to the PS3 so that doens't say much on Microsoft's part

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

I guess the reason Sony's conference didn't make much of a big impact was because we pretty knew what they were gonna announce for PS3. PSP owners must be enthralled by the news though, great year for them.

rooster0567
rooster0567

Where is the replay of the first e3 day 1???!?!?!?!?

pakhair
pakhair

Great E3, This Year.......................

easykill_astari
easykill_astari

I liked all three about the same this year... Microsoft is still the best... 2 HALOS!

jsnowbordr47
jsnowbordr47

1. Microsoft 2. Sony very close second 3. Nintendo very far third

Senrir
Senrir

Some corrections and additions ... PS3 exclusive - FF14 MMORPG *** Though they did say that they "may" make a PC version *** PS3 exclusive - Mod Nation Racers - The LBP of Race games - a fully customizable racing game

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

I was impressed with Alan Wake.

Senrir
Senrir

Dont know why its been cutted ... .. anyways here is the continuation ... Infos about God of War 3, White Knight Chronicles, Uncharted 2 ... FF7 ... finally on PSN new motion controller team ICO´s next game for PS3 lower PSP tools price ... ande more to write

Senrir
Senrir

Ummm ... I dont know why but IGN.com seem to get the news a little bit faster ... ... for those who dont bother going to their site ... Ima list some of Sony´s highlights ... PS3 Exclusive - Rockstar´s "Agent" PS3 and PC - FF14 MMORPG

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

This is a great article. I hope that by reading all of these, I might get the E3 Monster emblem.

sina69
sina69

I'm very surprised with big news but I wait for later days...

topsemag55
topsemag55

Nice work, Lark. Your article helps immeasurably.

Rizer
Rizer

Wow this was my E3. Practicaly all the games I on my wish was featured with new visual material. Can't wait till later this year.:D

claykenobi
claykenobi

Almost all of the Xbox games announced will be on the PS3 as well. I loved the original Xbox but the 360 is just milking the overrated Halo series to death! What's next? Halo 3 Reboot Recon Turbo X Special Edition?

Progamer258
Progamer258

mgsr will be waayyyyyyyyyyyyyy better on the ps3 then 360 cus for 360 it would be like 5 discs

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

With Japan in one of it's worst financial crisis's in it's history, it will be interesting to see if Sony/Nintendo can pull out all the stops. I doubt it. I just got back from Japan and saw nothing that impressed me. I have a feeling that Microsoft is getting tired of being beaten to the punch, and it's time to take the gloves off. Even if they appear to be incompetent at times while attempting to play catch up. American ingenuity should never play second(s) to anybody [country].

megarobotoman
megarobotoman

The xbox conference was mindblowing! The Beatles yay! Anyone else really disturbed by the Natal Project?

shinian
shinian

And to think that today is looking even better.

gmax
gmax

I guess it was a long day. The comments are cracking me up...

fatmike2127
fatmike2127

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ClayMeow
ClayMeow

I love how the Ubisoft press conference isn't listed under "Press Conferences". Even GameSpot wants to forget that debacle! lol. CLASSIC!

hondsekont
hondsekont

you see that 2 hours TBA on Thursday end of the show...that is going to be the mother of all stuff happening in there! I think in that time you'll see some very interesting stuff happening.

kurohubby
kurohubby

microsoft got to match it's self? lightwarrior179

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

Microsoft has set a pretty high bar on Day 1. Now it's upto Sony and Microsoft to match up with that.

guynamedyeah
guynamedyeah

@gamer4life yeah, your right. i was only impressed by the natal (stupid name), very bad news for nintendo (no such thing, but you get the picture). i'm more excited about sony.

colts93
colts93

Sonys is still better then xbox 360 but with that big press conference xbox is coming to play with the big boys but i know sony's has something for all to see today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to top xbox

iliastse
iliastse

Day 1 was really impressive, awaiting for Nintendo's and Sony's conference today :)

mrhuntin
mrhuntin

Mircosoft is doing a lot of things for Xbox360, what sony going to bring today?

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

It looks like Microsoft is ready to try to compete with Nintendo, as they showed a lot of new stuff at their press conference. Let's see how Nintendo replies to this.

ObsidianArbiter
ObsidianArbiter

I think a lot of people are forgetting that this was just the first of four days of E3. Just wait patiently for (insert game of choice here) and jump for joy when videos of it come in.

hondsekont
hondsekont

hee hee imagine EPIC games comes to front in the last minute of the show and show us Gears 3 sneek peek ( even if it is coming in 2010)

Gamer4Iife
Gamer4Iife

I thought TODAY was Day 1? Yesterday was the pre-show... right? :?

hesel
hesel

Watching the Ubisoft conference was boring, they could of cut out half of the talking.

Ardazu
Ardazu

The conferences are all good except Ubisoft. That was a pain. The games are well worth the wait. Today will be better than yesterday.

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

A lot of news, a lot of games - I like it!!!

Ronin893
Ronin893

The day had a downhill effect. Xbox had the best show and they everyone else just got a little less interesting. Ubisoft took forever to get interesting and they were my biggest disappointment.