Microsoft E3 press event set for June 6

Software giant will hold early morning conference to tout its latest game wares at industry expo, preceding Sony and (presumably) Nintendo.

Last week, Sony announced it would hold its Electronic Entertainment Expo press briefing on the afternoon of Monday, June 6--the day before the all-important trade show begins in earnest. Now, a second console maker has revealed it too will hold its E3 media gathering on the same day--albeit much earlier.

Gamers should set their calendars for 9 a.m. PDT on June 6.

This morning, Microsoft announced its press briefing will be held at 9 a.m. PDT on June 6, making it the earliest press briefing yet announced. Sony's conference will be held at 5 p.m. on the same day, with Nintendo having not yet announced its press briefing time and date. Traditionally, the House of Mario has held its media event at 9 a.m. on the Tuesday of E3 week, most recently at the Nokia Center in the LA Live complex.

Other than the locale--the University of Southern California's Galen Center, site of its E3 2009 press event--Microsoft offered few details about its E3 2011 media briefing. Last year, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant used its event to reveal the launch date of Kinect, show off the motion-sensing system's launch lineup, and not only unveil the new slimline Xbox 360, but also reveal it was shipping immediately.

GameSpot will be on hand at Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's E3 media briefings, as well as those held by major third-party publishers, such as Ubisoft and Electronic Arts. For more on last year's E3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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133 comments
Masta_Rix
Masta_Rix

Reminds me of this old game called toobin for the nes.

chyng85
chyng85

Hope it is a blue ocean tactic~

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

here's hoping that Halo: CE HD remake rumour is true

Franzkill
Franzkill

@shadowsea OMG what on this green earth were Ubisoft thinking with that Tag game thing? I was sitting there thinking like when did Fischer Price start invading game expos LOL was truly shocked :0

dinslacck
dinslacck

tell me about NGP and let me touch that sacred device for game demo!

freema
freema

Cant wait!!! Maybe theyll finaly reveal the next chapter in Master Chief Saga. Or better still some sweet sweet DLC for Gears 3. Or even awesomerer temprorary exclusive content in next Call of Duty. Xbox will truhly kill the compatition in 2011

method115
method115

@bub166 I don't see casual gamers even ever hearing about or knowing what E3 is.

bub166
bub166

@a1450358509 Except it seems that the Wii was very successful sales wise, and I'm sure that the more casual players would in some way find out about it through E3. And I believe there were enough hardcore titles (SMG2, DKCR, etc.) for the loyal Nintendo fans to be roaring about it regardless of how much better it is.

bub166
bub166

Alright, this will definately be a day of deliverance. See what I did there?

pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

@blackace Oh, I see. Thanks for the info!

blackace
blackace

@MJ12-Conspiracy Does this mean we get the Kinect Show all over again? ******************************************************************* It'll be the Kinect Games show this time, as Microsoft should have a slew of new titles to show for the add-on. They need more 360 games as well. They just don't have enough exclusives each year. The original XBox always had a ton of exclusives. Sure, they all weren't great, but they still had them. Microsoft needs to have at least 10-15 XBox 360 exclusives each year. Maybe 5-8 Kinect exclusives.

blackace
blackace

I told you Microsoft would have their Press Conference before Sony. Hehehe!! They better have a of games to show this year. ****************************************************************** @pizzamuncher I love e3. But why can't they be weekend shows? -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Because the weekend isn't a business day. The E3 is all about business for the developers, publishers, retailers, etc... Even the journalist and media press have work to do. The show it not all fun and games like BlizzardCom and Pax Convention. I can't remember when the last time the E3 included a Saturday. I haven't been to an E3 in like 5 years.

damaster101
damaster101

Hoping to see some Silent Hill 8 and Skyrim!Also expect Nintendo to pull some hat tricks

fadersdream
fadersdream

@hamza141 I'm a "noob", what a retarded thing to say. They are the best tomb raider games ever made, but that is all. I was talking about exclusives this year, what's come out has been kinda good but not better or memorable. what is it with angry little kids like you anyway? you always diverge away from what was actually said and try to counter them, then you use recycled arguments you've heard smarter people use in the past.

Hamza141
Hamza141

@fadersdream hav u even tried uncharted 1 or 2 or even any of the twisted metal or god of war games ur a total noob these games are 1 of the best on the planet

pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

I love e3. But why can't they be weekend shows?

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I just love E3, not just the MS event, but Sony and 'N' aswell (even though i dont own a PS3 or 'N' platform). Personally, i would love to hear something from VALVe on HL2:Ep3 (not holding my breath though), and am really intruiged about the Crytek exclusive and any info on X-Com would also be welcomed. Whatever they pull out of their hat i hope the MS focus is on games and not irrelevant 3rd party XBL addons such as netflix and other useless garbage. Im sure it will be a great event no matter what platform(s) you have.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Last year I said it and meant it when I proclaimed I'd have considered 360 the best if it got Kingdom under fire 2 but it's so sad that it got postponed so much (and put in limbo it seems). That would have been such a good title. Hopefully MS put some money toward acquiring that company and getting it exclusive as that would make me play my 360 night after night. This is just me wanting that game though since the ones on the old xbox were awesome and some of my favourite games ever.

fadersdream
fadersdream

Sony has exclusives, but none of them are very good. I want them to be, but they've only been okay. I have little big planet 2 with about fifteen minutes game time on it, and that's just sad.

IAPrino
IAPrino

Nintendo will most likely be the talk of the show, basically releasing two new consoles within two yrs of eachother. And as far as exclusives go, MS doesn't really need as many as Sony. Due to the massive success of XBOX LIVE, they make the experience of multi-platform games better. I mean look at the success of COD and Halo on the system. They are raking in money with DLC and online gaming. IMO.

a1450358509
a1450358509

Wii 2 will be the biggest reveal by far. Whether it will be better built for the future, i do not know. But to be honest, I am looking forward to only a couple things... First and foremost, Uncharted 3... :D Next I would have to say that im curious to what kind of response M$ and Sony have to Nintendo.... If the Wii successor is revealed, they will have to go big. Although, I dont think the announcement of a new console by Nintendo would steal the show. After the hardware limitations of the Wii lost so many hardcore gamers, it will be hard for them to earn them back....

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

My guess is most of the games will be for kinect and there might be very few exclusives much like last year. Sony so far has a ton of exclusive titles for the ps3 and psp. But either way i await all three press conferences this year.

OleanderX
OleanderX

This years is gonna kick SO much A**!!

wahyudil
wahyudil

microsoft and sonny don't want to be missed if they lost attention because off nintendo wii2 announcement ... clever strategy

advanracer
advanracer

Can't wait to see more marketing for Kinect like last year.woo.right. gahd.

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

i wonder if ubisoft will fail like they did last year with the stupid lazer tag display?

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

@Ryking stop! we get the new ngp and wii 2 release dates ;P man i hope alot of games get announced. i'm waiting on xenoblade and tales of graces this year and i guess the inevitable pokemon gray.

HiramJ866
HiramJ866

Hey Microsoft, Give me a reson to keep your console past 2012. The only games i've got for your system is Alan Wake, Fable 2 & Halo Reach. and i'm a ready bored with all 3 games and the only games i see coming out that i want are XCom, Forza 4 & project kingdoms. i don't give a rats *** about Gears 3. All i've got to say is Microsoft you better "STEP YOUR GAME UP" or you are out of my gaming life for good and replaced by Nintendo's new system if rumours are true.

darkfox101
darkfox101

Great ill be in basic on june 1st.. gg

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

we'll have to see what Microsoft as in store for the 360 this year and I hope for more exclusive's

Ryking
Ryking

Come on big money!! NO whammies!!!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@liam82517 Ahh nice one. So I'll have to watch Sony's on demand then :P I ain't stayin up til 1am, balls to that!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Decent games please, screw the gimmicks and peripherals..... surely MS can squeeze out more decent exclusives than just Gears this year?

Johny_47
Johny_47

Looking forward to seeing some GOOD games for Kinect and more of Gears of War 3.

BattleOfGrace
BattleOfGrace

I hope they announced Half-Life 3 , Xbox 720 , Ps4 and more cool stuff! Yeah right..... atleast we know they are announcing the new Nintendo.

plaintomato
plaintomato

Moore's law states that a 10 year cycle for console generations is the stupidest idea anyone ever had. Patent law says, "Moore's law doesn't mean sheet unless I say so, and I say no."

Cillerboy
Cillerboy

ok maybe with the bad reaction they got last year, sony and m$ will cut the crap and just show games

Haasdude
Haasdude

Why are there so many people who want Microsoft to throw their hat into the handheld market? Just let Sony and Nintendo (and to a growing extent, Apple) duke it out. I'd rather see Microsoft focus more on expanding XBOX LIVE and realizing the massive potential of Kinect.

lilboicookie
lilboicookie

E3 is like a present from Jesus to us gamers

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

E3 is like Christmas, can't wait! Well, it's like telling me what i'll be buying for Christmas! Either way, can't wait!

atopp399
atopp399

Considering Sony and M$ are on the 10 year plan for their consoles I would expect more motion control BS and hopefully a few good games. The NGP may make a showing but not sure how much. Sony probably wants to keep most of those goods to their own conference that will not be overshadowed by Nintendo. Nintendo will win E3 this year with the unveiling of their new console in addition to the fact that a few good first party 3DS games will probably go on sale at the time of the conference.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

We need new consoles. I have had my SAME xbox for over 5 years now.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Does this mean we get the Kinect Show all over again?

zidan4000
zidan4000

i wish from all my heart that they will not talk about kinect as much , last year's Sony and MS E3 conferences were ruined because of these so called motion controllers , i want to see REAL games this year and MS should better pull off some non kinect exclusives.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

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