May 29th 2009, 1:53 am PT

How you can prepare for E3

It’s almost E3 ! Despite the turbulent past this event has had it is now slated to be back in full force.  To prepare for the flurry of gaming news that will be flying around next week, we’ve beefed up our chat server ( to ensure that console gamers from all platforms have a place to hang out and chat about the latest headlines in real time.


Whether you’re all about Xbox, the Playstation, Nintendo, or any other gaming platform; whether you’ve only got a few minutes to get filled in on the latest and greatest, or you want to be filled in on everything going on during every second of E3 we’ve got you covered. Before you hit the chat, check out the Chat FAQ for everything you need to know before you go or if you’re confident you’ve got it all down feel free to dive right in.


Of course, I’ll be live blogging the Xbox 360 Media Briefing Monday morning at 1:30p ET/10:30am PT/17:30 GMT so open up two browser windows: one for the live blog and the other for the chat.

May 29th 2009 at 1:53 am | E3 | 40 comments

May 26th 2009, 6:21 pm PT

Win tickets to the Xbox E3 Media Briefing


If you’re in the LA area and you want to attend the Xbox E3 Media Briefing on Monday, June 1st at The Galen Center on the campus of USC let me know.

I’ve got 100 tickets for winners (and guests) to giveaway. How do you win? Read on.


Who: You and a guest
What: The Xbox 360 Media briefing
Why: To see the cool stuff we are announcing this year
Where: The Galen Center on the campus of USC (directions)
When: Monday, June 1st 2009. Briefing begins at 10:30am, but you’ll need to check in by 8:30am.
How: Send me an email with the subject line ‘Ticket to the Xbox 360 E3 briefing’ Please include your first name, last name and your gamertag*


A couple of details:
Limit of two tickets per person (each winner will get two tickets, one for them and one for a guest)

Must be able to be in Los Angeles on the morning of June 1st by 8:30am.

If you win, you will get two tickets to the invite only Xbox Press briefing.
This does NOT include tickets to E3 show floor or any other related events.

Winner and guest must be over 18 since we’ll be showing M rated titles


I’ll choose 100 random winners from the emails I receive before this Thursday, May 28 at 12n PT. You’ll win two for you and one for a friend. Everything else is up to you. If you get picked, I’ll send you an email with additional details and how to pick up your tickets by Friday at 12n PT.


Good luck and I’ll see you Monday.


*This information will only be used to contact you if you are chosen to win tickets. It will not be used for any other purpose.

May 26th 2009 at 6:21 pm | E3, Events | 35 comments

April 17th 2009, 6:55 pm PT

How you can win a trip to E3 2009 (and a car)


If you’re in the U.S., you’ll want to head over to where you can enter to win the chance to win a pretty amazing grand prize package:

  • A trip for two to LA to attend the Microsoft E3 Press briefing
  • $3000 cash  (1k for travel and 2k for car taxes)
  • A home theater system that includes a Flat-Panel HDTV, Bose Home Theatre System, Xbox Elite Console, 120gb Zune, plus one year of Xbox LIVE Gold and Zune Pass. (valued at $4,800)
  • A 2010 Kia Soul Sport (valued at $18,000)

Before you enter, be sure your Xbox LIVE account information is correct since that is how we’ll contact you if you win! Good luck and maybe I’ll see you this year at E3.

Check your account information and enter the contest

Click here to add the Gamer Picture pack to your download queue.

Edit: The gamer picture you need to download to enter will go live on Saturday the 18th. The picture is now available for download.



April 17th 2009 at 6:55 pm | E3, Events | 68 comments

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