To celebrate the Titanfall launch, Microsoft Stores want to send you to the next huge event in the industry: E3.
From today through March 16, all Microsoft retail stores will host an online and in-store contest where fans can enter for a chance to receive a trip to the most exciting event in the gaming industry, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 10-12, where I’ll show you some of the highlights.
A total of five winners will receive a VIP prize package including round trip airfare for them and a friend to LA, two nights’ hotel stay, a $3,000 Microsoft store gift card, admission to the Xbox press briefing where all the latest Xbox news is announced and new trailers are revealed.
Here’s the fine print: Rules and eligibility. Customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can enter for their chance to win on MicrosoftStore.com, in-person at Microsoft retail store locations, or via mail. More information on the E3 Sweepstakes can be found here, including official rules and eligibility.
At E3 I had the chance to spend some time with Conan O’Brien and tell him about Xbox One when he dropped by the show to check out the new consoles and games at the show. Sadly, they cut most of our conversation out and focused on Games which is really what E3 is all about…right?
We’ve rounded up some familiar faces in the gaming industry to join me for our "Xbox @ E3" Live Coverage that will happen this week. Sign into Xbox LIVE on your console and join us Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week for a live one-hour show each day from the show floor. During each hour we’ll take a closer look at some of the announcements, interviews with developers, game play and more.
Update: Today we announced “Killer Instinct” is coming to Xbox One. We will have it to play tonight at this meet up!
Also: The first 300 people there tonight will get a limited edition “Sunset Overdrive” t-shirt
If you are in the Southern California area, we’ve got a special Xbox Community meet up scheduled for Monday, June 10th at the Microsoft Store in Century City. 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
Here are the details:
Where: The Microsoft Store, Westfield Century City in Los Angeles (Directions) When: Monday, June 10th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm Why: Come meet members of the Xbox team and see the Xbox One with your own eyes, plus take the Xbox One controller for a spin and see (and feel) for yourself the improvements we’ve made to one of the best controllers in gaming.
The event is free and open to the public but we expect a crowd, so I recommend getting there there early.
The full show will be available later in the day for viewing via video on demand on Xbox.com and Xbox LIVE.
PLUS That Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be hosting a live one-hour show from the show each day. During each hour we’ll take a closer look at some of the announcements, interviews with developers, gameplay and more.
If you are in the LA area and you want to attend the Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing on Monday, June 10th at The Galen Center on the campus of USC this is your chance. I’ve got 250 tickets to giveaway so you can watch the show and see for yourself the games we have planned for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Deadline to enter is Monday June 3rd at 12n PT. If you are chosen, an email will be sent to you after this time with information on how to obtain your pass. Due to the way the registration works you’ll only win one pass.
Some details: Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email. If you are randomly chosen, you’ll win a single pass to they event. You must be able to be in Los Angeles on the morning of June 10th by 8:30am. Winners will not receive tickets to E3 show floor or any other related events. Winner must be over 18 due to the M rated content that will be shown at the briefing.
Update: The contest is now over. Check your email, winners have been notified!
If you are near your computer, you’ll also want to hit up Xbox.com/e3 where you can watch the stream as well as participate in an interactive chat with other viewers that I’ll be hosting along with Julie Alexandria.
Regardless of how you watch it, it will be presented live and commercial free. Plus if you miss it…you’ll be able drop by Xbox.com/e3 after the briefing to watch a replay.
Following the briefing, watch the Xbox 360 dashboard for video coverage directly from the show floor.
Update: The streams will be available in all regions.
An Xbox LIVE Gold membership will be required to watch the stream on the console. Anyone can watch it via Xbox.com/e3
I’ll also be posting from the show floor to Twitter and Google Plus:
Today Spike TV announced that they’ll be carrying our 90-minute E3 Briefing ‘Xbox: Entertainment Evolved’ LIVE from LA next month. Tune in to Spike TV on Monday, June 4th at 12:30p ET/ 9:30a PT to catch all the news .
In addition, for the first time ever you’ll be able to watch the event on Xbox LIVE.
Launching in early October, the Wireless Speed Wheel is completely wireless and controlled intuitively with precise steering, standard controller buttons/triggers, and haptic feedback with rumble. The device is compatible with all racing games right out of the box*. The Wireless Speed Wheel will be available for $59.99 (U.S. ERP) and will ship to retailers worldwide beginning September 26, 2011. This device combines a fun and immersive driving experience with the biggest racing game of the year, the best rated “Forza Motorsport.”
With trigger buttons for gas and brake, combined with a rumble feedback, the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel provides intuitive standard controller buttons that immerse the driver into the game, whether you like to white knuckle it down the race track with your hands at “10 and 2” or “9 and 3.”
The new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel balances the realism of a wheel with the feel of a controller for greater user edge in game play. It includes buttons for game specific functions including triggers, ABXY and D-pad along with green bands of lights on each handle to provide visual cues when necessary.
For more information on the Wireless Speed Wheel, visit www.xbox.com.
*Limited functionality in some games. See www.xbox.com/wsw for details.
If you have any questions about it, post in the comments and I’ll try and answer them.
We have a lot of things going on at next weeks E3 Show. If you can’t attend, allow me to do a run down of a few of the places you’ll be able to jack in and keep track of what’s going on.
Xbox 360 Media Briefing
Monday, June 14th at 1:30p ET/10:30a PT/1730 GMT tune into to SPIKE TV to watch the Xbox 360 Media Briefing. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, it’s is set to air live and commercial-free in high-definition. Also, the Media Briefing will be live streamed on Xbox.com and Facebook in UK, FRANCE, SPAIN and ITALY at 1830 UK time (BST)/ 1930 Central European Time (CET.)
PLUS: If you are If you’re in New York City on Monday June 14th, watch the Xbox E3 briefing LIVE in Times Square on the MTV Billboard at 44th and Broadway. (note: I’d love to see some high quality pix of the briefing on the big screen…any one up for that challenge?)
World Premier of the “Project Natal Experience”, imagined by Cirque du Soleil.
Tuesday, June 15th at 3:30 PM on MTV, and at 9:00 PM on Nick at Nite, MTVu, MTV Hits, and Logo.
If you are in France, Italy Spain or the US, hit up Xbox.com where they’ll be streaming the Media Briefing from LA.
Plus, I’ll be in LA all week covering all of the action for Inside Xbox as well as Xbox.com so follow me on Twitter if you want to keep up on all the latest Xbox and gaming news.
Whether you’ll be watching live or following the live blog, be sure to drop by our chat to speak your mind about all the E3 news. For the best experience be sure to register or login prior to the event, and be sure to read our chat FAQ if you have any questions.
Edit: Xbox.com, in conjunction with MTV Networks/GameTrailers.com, will be streaming the Xbox E3 Media Briefing live in HD from 10:30 am until 12 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, June 14. Visit www.xbox.com/E3inHD during that time to see the future of Xbox 360 gaming.
Even if you are not going to E3 next month, we’ve got you covered. This year, we’re teaming up with MTV Networks to provide end to end coverage of our Media Briefing and our special ‘World Premiere of Project Natal’ event. Both events are shaping up to be pretty solid. We’re going to try and keep you entertained, we have some of the worlds most creative minds involved in putting on the Project Natal show. I can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned.
Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing: Microsoft’s E3 media briefing will air live on Spike TV on Monday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT. Both events can also be viewed live on GameTrailers.com.
The World Premiere of ‘Project Natal’ for Xbox 360: As imagined by Cirque du Soleil airs commercial-free on MTV, Tuesday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, and on Nick at Nite, mtvU, MTV Hits and Logo, Tuesday, June 15, at 9 p.m. EDT.
In his letter to the community yesterday, Xbox LIVE’s Marc Whitten (Notwen) outlined some of the new things we’re bringing to the Xbox LIVE service later this year. One of the new features we have is called props which will allow you to add cool new items for your avatar to interact with. If you are attending E3 this year, you have a very special opportunity to get the very first prop: An 2009 E3 Trophy cup that will commemorate your attendance to this years show.
All you need to do is drop by the Xbox 360 booth and sign up. Later this year, we’ll email you a code for your prop that you can download from the upcoming Avatar Marketplace. Look for the special sign up computer we’ve set up in the Xbox LIVE section of the booth. (South Hall, Booth 1523) If you’re having trouble finding the right section, it’s on the side facing Ubisoft’s booth.
The show audio from the 2009 E3 Xbox 360 Media Briefing
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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on stage at the Xbox 360 Media Briefing when it was announced that Rock Band Beatles will be releasing on September 9, 2009. With all proceeds from All You Need Is Love to go to Doctors without Borders.