June 1st 2011 9:31 am PT

Where to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing

On Monday, June 6th the 2011 Xbox E3 Media Briefing will be held at E3 in Los Angeles. The invite only* event will be held at USC’s Galen Center and begins on Monday June 6th at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT (what time is that in your region?) If you can’t attend, don’t worry….Spike TV will be carrying the entire 90-minute event live and commercial free in HD.  In addition the briefing will air live in Times Square, and be available for live streaming on Facebook, mobile platforms, MTV.com, Spike.com and Xbox.com/E3.

Again, that’s this Monday June 6th at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT.

The stream will be available in most regions via Xbox.com/e3.  You can also go to http://www.facebook.com/xbox for the stream

This year, you will be able to watch the stream on your mobile device at xbox.mobi/e3

If your school or work place blocks any of the streaming sites (or maybe this blog) I’ll be posting Tweets in real time from the briefing, so be sure to follow me for updates.

Download this iCal file and add it to your calendar so you won’t miss the event or scan one of these tags to download the iCal file directly to your mobile device.


*If you are already in the LA Area, I will have a small number of briefing tickets to give away at our Tweet-up.

Note: The briefing will not be streamed LIVE over Xbox LIVE, but will be available later in the day for on demand playback from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

E3, Events By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/gregmcclendonjr Greg McClendon Jr

    Error when scanning the barcode: “Can’t download file! Windows Phone doesn’t support .ics files.”

    ……whut? o_O

    • Robert Pendell

      The irony of it all.

    • http://twitter.com/ShahnHogan Shahn Hogan

      Ditto! #fail

    • http://twitter.com/ShahnHogan Shahn Hogan

      Ditto! #fail

  • Anonymous

    G4 will also be airing ALL of the major press conferences, including this one and even the ones for major publishers like EA and Ubisoft, live and commercial free.

    • jarrodwesley

      Wish I still got G4 on Directv. Makes me mad that they did away with it. Only time I watched it at all during the year was E3 week though for the coverage. Guess I’ll have to catch some of the pressers online.

  • Evan goldanthrO


  • Pingback: TTgowings » Blog Archive » Xbox Live’s Major Nelson » Where to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing()

  • AmpliHelix

    Just scanned the barcode with my iPhone 4 and it prompts me to open the ICS in Dropbox?

  • Robert Pendell

    Seeing the issues with ics on other phones makes me glad I have an Android phone and use Google for my calendar support.  Google Calendar has native support of ics format and Android has built in capability to sync with Google Calendar.

    • Anonymous

      You can do the exact same thing on the other phones mentioned.

  • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

    Major, I’m attending the tweet meet up at Lucky Strike, but I want to take my Kinect and possibly my 360 S so you guys can sign it for me.. you think that would be possible? if not so I don’t even bother bringing them.

  • http://profiles.google.com/hoyty76 Brian Hoyt

    Xbox E3 Keynote head to head against Apple keynote, the live bloggers heads are going to explode.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait for E3, games games games

  • http://twitter.com/SithKnightmare Spider

    Sweet! Glad I will be able to stream it to my iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    My expectations are at an all time low for you guys.  Hopefully you guys don’t make it any lower by focusing completely on Kinect again and not having any games….and by games I don’t mean kinectimals 2 and dance central 2….where is mechwarrior 5?  Crimson skies 2?  A real Banjo game?

    • http://profiles.google.com/dfpg86 Décio Gonçalves

      But but but… you will get to see first gameplay on stage of Modern Warfare 3 and exclusive (coff coff for a week coff coff) maps!!! Why do you need exclusive games?

      • Anonymous


    • http://farzansreviews.blogspot.com/ NEW P4TH

      I agree, my expectations are pretty low too. Other than Forza 4 and Gears 3, theirs nothing I’m looking forward from them. We need more first party games Major! Give us new IPs that aren’t Kinect only games. You guys had a ton of creative and ambitious games last gen. I don’t want to keep playing the Gears, Halos, Forza games only.

      • Anonymous

        Pachter has already seeing Microsoft’s conference for Monday.  He said it was great…bad sign….

        • fsdsafd fdsfas

          I think you can expect the same as 2010. Great focus on kinect and entertainment services, less on core games.

      • Anonymous

        Also agreed.  They have all kinds of ip properties that they can pull from, such as Mechwarrior, Brute Force, Hunter: The Reckoning, etc, but they refuse to use any of them.  At this rate, we’ll be lucky if we get a sequel to an Arcade game like Shadow Complex…

  • Pingback: Xbox Live's Major Nelson » Where to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing | XBOX()

  • Pingback: X Box » Blog Archive » Xbox Live's Major Nelson » Where to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing()

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1545302476 Jose Silva

    Sigh… Windows Phone 7 does not support .ICS files… Sad!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

    You know it’s a sad E3 when you have to mention a Forza title that you always end up giving away with bundles. Not a Gears fan since I bought the first one, and I don’t find Halo relevant to gaming anymore. Would love to hear some more about BioShock Infinite, love Levine and cannot wait to get my hands into Columbia. Rage and Battlefield 3 are also top priorities. I’ve been waiting almost five years for Rumble Roses XXX, Konami help me! I am just hoping the only announcement is the Dashboard isn’t being used as an MS advertisement anymore. Also, you sold a buttload of Kinects but now realize it isn’t really working with games or major devs. Cheers.

  • Pingback: SideQuesting | We Love Videogames! » Telecommute to E3 2011: Most of the Fun, None of the Travel()

  • http://twitter.com/troyBORG troyBORG

    What is this iCal thing?  Can us Android users get something that works?

  • http://twitter.com/MajorXpro Emanuel Correia

    Cmon Major give me Xbox 3

  • Anonymous

    Why did you choose such an early time to have this thing, won’t people be at work and in school? No one will be able to watch it =(

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    I wonder if you can top last year’s E3 in awfulness?

    I love you Microsoft, but you need more than two franchises.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001615074663 Elias Gonzalez

    how can you watch E3 through your phone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards

      Convert to Apple ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/Robborboy Paul ‘Chinny’ Chinn

        Works on my LG Optimus just fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

    whats up with avator kinect

  • Steven Wilson

    If there is an appearance from Bungie at all , I will explode. In my pants.

  • http://twitter.com/Major0wnage Obie

    oooh wait, does this mean Podacast 400 is coming…

    I can see the headlines now,

    E3 SPECIAL *and barely any mention of the state of XBLA, but there are a few demo’s for games you played and traded last year*

  • http://www.supermangamesite.com/ Desanka Sakich

    Stream on my phone…Nice..

  • P Ziglor

    So wait… This is a Microsoft site… a Microsoft event… and my Microsoft product (which is a mobile device) will not work with this!?!?! Not a good look for WP7 Major.

  • Pingback: Xbox Live's Major Nelson » A few stats before we head into E3()

  • Pingback: A few stats before we head into E3 | MensaDad News()

  • Pingback: A few stats before we head into E3 | Jsmpsn's Xbox 360 Portal()

  • http://twitter.com/Ponderous Ponderous

    Windows Phone 7 does not support .ICS file…

  • Pingback: A few Xbox stats before we head into E3 | Lost Game Manuals()

  • Pingback: Xbox 360 Still Selling, What Will Microsoft Unveil at E3? - GamezFast()

  • Pingback: A few Xbox stats before we head into E3 « Xbox 360 « ConsoleXXX.com()

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards

    Unfortunately, I’m predicting that this E3 Xbox conference is going to be a dog.  Recent conferences have been too contrived and making BIG news out of small developments.  The audience of the presentation will likely be focused on ‘fun, fun happy family’ Kinect prospects.  We could be surprised, I supposed, but I’m not holding my breath.  With the recent ‘40% of Xbox time spent on non-gaming’ we will see more announcement on services….for Americans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards

    Larry – is there any reason you posted a file that no devices other than Apple iPhones (and I suspect iPads) can read?  Hope you have your excuses ready when you meet with your Windows Mobile counterpart next week.

  • Pingback: FLASH PRO SQUAD » Xbox 360 still selling what Microsoft will cap at E3? (PC Magazine)()

  • Pingback: A few Xbox stats before we head into E3 — CONSOLE DEMON()

  • Pingback: Code Retard: Anything Geeky Goes()

  • Pingback: Xbox 360 Still Selling, What Will Microsoft Unveil at E3? - dotmem.com | random technology news, one post at a time()

  • Pingback: A few Xbox stats before we head into E3 | Game Junkies()

  • Pingback: Xbox 360 Still Selling, What Will Microsoft Unveil at E3? | pcgamestore.co.za()


    That QR code doesn’t work with iPhone either. I’m not sure what you can use it for if not on iPhone or MS devices. Kinda pointless.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Tjoeb123 Tyler Beale

      I don’t know about WP7 but for iOS you need to use a PR scanning app.  Don’t worry, there really is one that’s free.

      Also, Apple’s WWDC keynote is happening at the same time…

  • Pingback: Xbox 360 Still Selling, What Will Microsoft Unveil at E3? (PC Magazine) : Online Video Games()

  • Pingback: Where to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing! «()

  • Edward Dennekamp

    Give me the ability to watch this directly on my Xbox and I will be happy!

    • http://conversations.nokia.com/ Adam Fraser

      Actually, this is a really good idea. Would be great to watch it through my Xbox.

    • http://twitter.com/MCSpartan017 Craig Otten

      Though you will not be able to watch it live on the Xbox, you will be able to download it sometime after the Keynote is over. At least thats what Microsoft is saying.

  • Anonymous

    I just tried this on my Samsung Focus.
    “Can’t download file!
    Windows Phone doesn’t support .ics files.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703880639 Chris Rackley

      Aha!!! That’s way too hilarious!

  • Pingback: E3 2011()

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    totally waiting for forza 4 !