March 10th 2014, 9:08 am PT

Enter the Microsoft Stores Titanfall E3 Sweepstakes and you could join me in LA

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, 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.

Good luck!

March 10th 2014 at 9:08 am | Contests, E3 | 11 comments

June 26th 2013, 6:23 am PT

Conan Visits E3 2013

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?


June 26th 2013 at 6:23 am | E3 | 23 comments

June 19th 2013, 11:11 am PT

Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show VOD

The live shows we hosted from E3 last week are now available on YouTube – or you can watch them below. We hope you enjoyed them.


June 19th 2013 at 11:11 am | E3 | 64 comments

June 11th 2013, 11:22 am PT

Watch our Xbox @ E3 Live Show this week

 The hosts of Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show

(From L to R  @aceybongos @MorganWebb @MajorNelson Tina Wood @kpereira  @Jessica_Chobot
@blairherter  and @theblairbutler)

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.

Show Day Time Where watch
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 11 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 12 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 13 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
  Click for local time  


June 11th 2013 at 11:22 am | E3, Events, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One | 707 comments

June 3rd 2013, 12:01 pm PT

Xbox Meet up in Los Angeles


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.

June 3rd 2013 at 12:01 pm | E3, Events, Xbox One | 194 comments

May 31st 2013, 2:11 pm PT

How to watch the Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing

E3 is almost here, so I wanted to let you know how you can watch the Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing show
“Xbox: A new Generation of Games Revealed.”

Watch the main event live at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT/16:30 GMT via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE and If you are in the US or Canada, you can also watch the broadcast on Spike TV. 
The show will be 90-minutes and be presented without commercial interruptions.

The full show will be available later in the day for viewing via video on demand on 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.

Show Day Time Where watch

Xbox: A new Generation of Games Revealed

June 10 12:30p – 2p ET Xbox LIVE &
Spike TV (US/Canada)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 11 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 12 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
Xbox @ E3 – LIVE coverage from the show June 13 7p – 8p ET Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold)
  Click for local time  

Update: Here is a trailer showing some of the hosts I’ll be working with for the Xbox @ E3 shows


May 31st 2013 at 2:11 pm | E3, Events, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One | 637 comments

May 28th 2013, 9:16 am PT

Win a pass to see the Xbox E3 2013 Media Briefing

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.  

Hit this link if you are in the LA area and want to enter to win.

Who: You
What: The Xbox E3 2013 Media briefing
Why: Be the first to see our line up of Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games
Where: The Galen Center on the campus of USC (directions)
When: Monday, June 10th,  2013. Briefing begins at 9:30am, but you’ll need to check in by 8:30am.
How: Enter using this form I have set up on my SkyDrive.

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!

May 28th 2013 at 9:16 am | E3, Events, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 389 comments

January 2nd 2013, 8:51 am PT

Countdown to E3 2013

And it’s on…

January 2nd 2013 at 8:51 am | E3, Events | 369 comments

May 30th 2012, 9:51 am PT

Where to Watch the Xbox E3 2012 Media Briefing

On Monday, June 4th at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT we’ll kick off E3 2012 with the Xbox 360 Media Briefing. For the first time ever you’ll be able to watch the briefing streamed directly to your Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE. In addition, Spike TV will also be airing the briefing live. If you are hanging out on Facebook, you’ll be able to watch the stream over there as well. Won’t be near your PC? Then point your mobile browser to where they’ll have a mobile version of the stream hosted.

If you are near your computer, you’ll also want to hit up 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 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

I’ll also be posting from the show floor to Twitter and Google Plus:


Google Plus:

May 30th 2012 at 9:51 am | E3, Events, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 71 comments

May 3rd 2012, 9:00 am PT

Spike TV to present “Xbox: Entertainment Evolved” From E3 2012

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.

Promo video below:

E3 All Access Live Preview
Spike Full Episodes Spike Video Clips Spike on Facebook

May 3rd 2012 at 9:00 am | E3, Events, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 50 comments

June 6th 2011, 9:00 pm PT

Announcing the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel

As we get ready for the Xbox E3 Briefing to begin later today, let’s kick off the week with a hardware announcement. It’s the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel and it goes on sale later this year for US $59.99. I‘ve uploaded a few photos so you can take a look at it for yourself.


Here are some details from the press release:

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

*Limited functionality in some games. See for details.

If you have any questions about it, post in the comments and I’ll try and answer them.


Update: The Wheel can now be pre-ordered.

June 6th 2011 at 9:00 pm | E3, Xbox 360 | 236 comments

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,, and

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

The stream will be available in most regions via  You can also go to for the stream

This year, you will be able to watch the stream on your mobile device at

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.

June 1st 2011 at 9:31 am | E3, Events | 71 comments

June 14th 2010, 10:27 pm PT

2010 E3 Xbox 360 Media Briefing



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June 14th 2010 at 10:27 pm | E3, Podcast | 144 comments

June 11th 2010, 8:56 pm PT

Where to watch the Xbox E32010 Action


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 and Facebook in UK, FRANCE, SPAIN and ITALY at 1830 UK time (BST)/ 1930 Central European Time (CET.)

If you don’t have access to Spike TV at that time (due to say, work or school) then I’ll be live blogging the briefing directly from backstage at the briefing.


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 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 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:, in conjunction with MTV Networks/, 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 during that time to see the future of Xbox 360 gaming.


June 11th 2010 at 8:56 pm | E3 | 66 comments

May 13th 2010, 5:00 pm PT

Can’t make it to E3? Tune in to MTV to see all the action


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


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.


More details in the official press release


Edit: Added Spike TV info.



May 13th 2010 at 5:00 pm | E3 | 32 comments

June 3rd 2009, 2:23 pm PT

At E3? Come by and get the first Xbox Avatar prop


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.

Tell them Major sent you.


June 3rd 2009 at 2:23 pm | E3, new Xbox experience | 63 comments

June 1st 2009, 5:40 pm PT

2009 E3 Xbox 360 Media Briefing

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June 1st 2009 at 5:40 pm | E3, Podcast | 43 comments

June 1st 2009, 4:54 pm PT

Metal Gear Solid franchise coming to Xbox 360

Kojima just confirmed that the next major release will be called Metal Gear Solid Rising, and that development is currently underway for Xbox 360.

June 1st 2009 at 4:54 pm | E3 | 30 comments

June 1st 2009, 3:42 pm PT

Beatles Rock Band coming Sept. 9th

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.

June 1st 2009 at 3:42 pm | E3 | 8 comments

June 1st 2009, 12:44 pm PT

Live blog of the E3 2009 Xbox 360 Media Briefing


We are just a few hours away from the annual Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing. This invite only event will broadcast on G4 (check local listings) but if you’re not near your TV, I’ve got you covered with the live blog I’ll be hosting direct from backstage. We’ve also got the IRC chat which is open 24/7 for you game chatting needs. If you’re lucky enough to be in the audience, and you are Twittering, be sure you use the #xboxe3 tag so everyone can keep track of the news.


June 1st 2009 at 12:44 pm | E3, Events | 22 comments

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