Monday, 6 June 2011

Live E3 Twitter Coverage

E3 2011 kicks off at 5.30PM GMT and I will be tweeting about the conferences as they take place. If you follow me on Twitter HERE you can keep up to date. I will also be posting my tweets here on the blog as well so those without Twitter can follow the action. If you refresh the page new information will be displayed.

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Nintendo Press Conference Coverage - Begins at 6pm GMT

17.01 - Welcome to today's coverage of the Nintendo E3 Press Conference at E3 2011. Be sure to follow me for continuous news. #Nintendo #E3

17.03 - We're minutes away from starting. The audience take their seats. #Nintendo #E3

17.03 - Will Nintendo be unveiling the sequel to the Wii today? We shall see, but rumours blaze on! #Nintendo #E3

17.05 - The conference has started. An orchestra begins playing as Zelda footage plays behind them. #Nintendo #E3

17.06 - The music continues. We're shown a montage of Zelda games from a mix of old and new platforms. #Nintendo #E3

17.08 - The montage slow. The orchestra slows. Footage of Link and the Princess is shown. There's no new footage so far #Nintendo #E3

17.09 - Very lengthy orchestral piece. Still going! #Nintendo #E3

17.10 - The Legend of Zelda 25th anniversary appears on screen. The music ends. The crowd cheer. Creator Shigeru miyamoto enters. #Nintendo #E3

17.11 - "Since we first released this game, the game play and the visuals have constantly evolved and so has the music". #Nintendo #E3

17.12 - "Since we have a full orchestra here today, I think we should ask they to play some of these songs live for us". #Nintendo #E3

17.12 - The orchestra are simulating sound effects from the game like inventory menu sounds. Very clever! #Nintendo #E3

17.14 - "For the 25th anniversary, we have prepared a new Zela game for all our platforms". #Nintendo #E3

17.15 - "It's great for people who are playing Zelda for the first time". Next weekend the Legend of Zelda:3D will launch on the 3DS #Nintendo #E3

17.15 - "We've included hint movies to help you along the way". The game is fun for newbies and veterans. #Nintendo #E3

17.16 - Coming on DSi, 'The Legend of Zelda: 4 Swords'. A 4 player co-operative Zelda! 'Skyward Sword' will also be out soon too. #Nintendo #E3

17.17 - A special edition gold Wii remote will be launched to coincide with the Zelda anniversary #Nintendo #E3

17.18 - "Skyward Sword is packed full of content". A round of applause. #Nintendo #E3

17.19 - The Zelda orchestra will be travelling the world. Pretty cool. 2 music CD's on the way - Ocearina of time #Nintendo #E3

17.19 - ..along with an album from the Zelda orchestra. #Nintendo #E3

17.20 - Zelda creator invites other influencial members of the team onto the stage. #Nintendo #E3

17.21 - The Zelda presentation ends. 'THANK YOU!' flashes onto the screen. The orchestra play another piece. #Nintendo #E3

17.22 - Nintendo President Satoru Iwata comes onto the stage. "Today, we have seen changes in who plays, how we play and where". #Nintendo #E3

17.23 - "We haven't yet achieved a game platform that is equally satisfying for all players. YET." He's hinting at something.. #Nintendo #E3

17.24 - "It will let everyone see games in a different way". What's 'It'!? #Nintendo #E3

17.25 - "Our new home console is the product to look forward to next year". WOW! #Nintendo #E3

17.27 - Nintendo president of America Reggie Fils-Aime joins the stage. "We hear you. You want something new". #Nintendo #E3

17.29 - First up - Mario Kart. "Now, it's a tricked out version you haven't driven before". A trailer plays. #Nintendo #E3

17.29 - Nice vibrant colour scheme on the 3DS screen. All the beloved Nintendo characters are making a return. #Nintendo #E3

17.30 - There's an underwater track, a jungle track and lots more. Vehicle customisation is also revealed. #Nintendo #E3

17.30 - The trailer ends. "This entirely new Mario Kart races into stores this holiday season". #Nintendo #E3

17.31 - Next up - Starfox on the 3DS. "Turning and tilting the system for yourself does the same for your [aircraft]". #Nintendo #E3

17.32 - As you're playing mutiplayer, you're able to turn your camera on and see other players! #Nintendo #E3

17.32 - Next up - Mario. "This is the first 3D Mario created from scratch for a portable system". #Nintendo #E3

17.33 - A trailer plays. Qwirky sound track, exciting jumping puzzles and raccoon suits! #Nintendo #E3

17.34 - We see Mario jumping across the keys of a giant piano, sliding down pipes and taking on Bowser! #Nintendo #E3

17.34 - Gamers will be able to play Super Mario before the end of the year. Next up - Kid Icarus: Uprising. Trailer time. #Nintendo #E3

17.35 - The trailer shows dragons and wide scale free roaming elements. The dialogue is crisp and multiplayer is possible. #Nintendo #E3

17.36 - A multiplayer fight is showcased. Looks exciting! There will also be boss battles to face. Trailer ends. #Nintendo #E3

17.36 - A Kid Icarus card game using the rear facing camera on the 3DS is also teased. #Nintendo #E3

17.37 - Lugi's Mansion 2! Looks lovely on the 3DS. Poor Luigi really is terrified of ghosts. #Nintendo #E3

17.38 - Lugi desperately tries to capture ghosts to varying success. Flying books, Egyptian tombs and mummy's! #Nintendo #E3

17.38 - "This is not a simple revision. It's an entirely new game featuring several new mansions". #Nintendo #E3

17.39 - Discussion moves to 3rd party developers. A trailer showcases their work. I see Resident Evil 3D and Ace Combat 3D #Nintendo #E3

17.40 - Tetris and Cave Story 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, Driver: Renegade, Pac-man Dimensions, Tekken 3D #Nintendo #E3

17.40 - The trailer ends with a shot of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. The Nintendo e-shop will allow digital downloads. #Nintendo #E3

17.41 - Game demos will be available on the store. Looks nice. You can download Gameboy titles too! #Nintendo #E3

17.42 - 3D Pokemon!? Sounds incredible. "With Nintendo 3DS, an enhanced Pokedex has arrived". #Nintendo #E3

17.43 - You can trade Pokemon with a friend and even take a picture of your real-life self with your Pokemon! #Nintendo #E3

17.44 - It's exclusively for the 3DS online store at this time. You'll get some free Pokemon when you download it. #Nintendo #E3

17.45 - It's time to introduce a 'new gaming companion'. I sense a BIG announcement.. #Nintendo #E3

17.45 - "Welcome to the world of Wii-U". "It's a system we will all enjoy together". #Nintendo #E3

17.46 - "This is the new controller for Wii-u". A picture flashes up. Very nice looking. I spy dual analog sticks too. #Nintendo #E3

17.47 - Wii-u trailer begins. It's essentially a controller with a screen! You can switch from the TV to the controller instantly! #Nintendo #E3

17.48 - The screen on the controller is touch sensitive and comes with a stylus. We see it being integrated with Wii Sports! #Nintendo #E3

17.48 - A girl steps on the Wii balance board with the controller in her hands. There's no need for a TV! #Nintendo #E3

17.49 - You can make video calls with this new controller. There's a built-in camera on the front. Browse the net too! #Nintendo #E3

17.50 - We see Zelda being displayed on the TV and the inventory displayed on the controller. Genius! #Nintendo #E3

17.51 - "The new controller with 6.2 inch screen means you wont need to give up your gameplay when somebody needs the TV". #Nintendo #E3

17.51 - "This device is designed to appeal to all people - particularly experienced and dedicated players". #Nintendo #E3

17.52 - "It enables a rumble feature." Includes speakers, touchscreen, microphone, gyroscope and camera. #Nintendo #E3

17.53 - Essentially it's a Nintendo tablet. Note - "It's NOT designed to be a portable gaming machine". #Nintendo #E3

17.53 - "You can play in a number of ways and you can enjoy the most up-to-date high quality HD images". #Nintendo #E3

17.54 - "Games can be structured to use [the TV and the remote] at the same time". Clever, clever. #Nintendo #E3

17.55 - "More than anything, I'm looking forward to new styles of play in ways we haven't thought of yet". #Nintendo #E3

17.57 - Smash Brothers announced for both 3DS and Wii-u. The crowd go CRAZY. #Nintendo #E3

17.58 - "Of course, this is a product of the future". I look forward to hearing more about Smash Bros! #Nintendo #E3

17.59 - We're shown a trailer that reveals what Wii-u is truly capable of. #Nintendo #E3

18.01 - "The new controller can take the game off the TV and spread it all around you". We're seeing tech demos. #Nintendo #E3

18.02 - We see a demonstration showing how the device can be used with shooter games. #Nintendo #E3

18.03 - A title that is development for the Wii-u is officially confirmed - Lego: City Stories. Looks like a family version of GTA #Nintendo #E3

18.04 - A trailer plays. Consists of game developers discussing potential ideas and concepts. #Nintendo #E3

18.05 - The EA president says the Wii-u will "revolutionise gaming". Batman Arkham is coming to Wii-u!! #Nintendo #E3

18.06 - Future titles on the new platform: Darksiders 2, Batman, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon! #Nintendo #E3

18.07 - The new Metro game is also coming! I've never seen graphics this good from Nintendo. #Nintendo #E3

18.08 - Tekken is shown, along with Ninja Gaiden 3! This gets a great reaction from the audience. #Nintendo #E3

18.09 - The game montaged ends. Applause. "We've got alot to look forward to". Lots of developers are adopting the new tech. #Nintendo #E3

18.10 - Electronic Arts CEO joins the stage. This looks exciting. #Nintendo #E3

18.11 - "Nintendo's new console will bring fantastic high definition graphics". The CEO says Battlefield 3 is made possible!? #Nintendo #E3

18.12 - The EA CEO rounds up. He looks forward to working with the new system. #Nintendo #E3

18.12 - Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii-u. "They share a common pedigree - Innovation". #Nintendo #E3

18.15 - Sounds like the conference is coming to an end. "On behalf of all of us, thankyou, and let the exploration begin". #Nintendo #E3

18.15 - This concludes my E3 coverage this year. Over 400 tweets later and we're done. Thanks for following! #Nintendo #E3
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Sony Press Conference Coverage - Begins at 01.00 GMT

23.54 - Just over an hour until the Sony conference. What are you hoping to see? #Sony #E3

00.51 - 9 minutes until this years Sony conference. Be sure to follow me for updates. #Sony #E3

00.54 - Will they open with an apology for turning the network off for so long? #Sony #E3

00.57 - Incredibly excited about this one. Lets hope Sony deliver. #Sony #E3

00.59 - The Sony live stream has begun. Here we go! #Sony #E3

01.09 - Sony are running late. The stream is now replaced with a 'Sony Press Conference Preview'. #Sony #E3

01.12 - "We're minutes away from the stream". Not long to wait now. #Sony #E3

01.12 - Right, we're back on track. The preview show has ended. Here we go. #Sony #E3

01.17 - The lights fade. The stage is set. We begin with a tease of Sony's new handheld and then a montage of upcoming games. #Sony #E3

01.18 - The 'NGP' is shown in the trailer. The crowd have been given 3D glasses for certain segments of todays show. #Sony #E3

01.18 - I can spot Twisted Metal, Ratchet and Clank and God of War, amongst others. #Sony #E3

01.19 - The montage continues with flashes of Battlefield 3, Oblivion and Uncharted. #Sony #E3

01.21 - The montage comes to and end. Very well put together. Applause. Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony America comes to the stage. #Sony #E3

01.22 - Jack Tretton refers to the Playstation Network outage. He wants to discuss it. #Sony #E3

01.22 - "To our 3rd party publishing partners, I know the network outage has costed you". #Sony #E3

01.23 - The Sony CEO is doing very well at addressing a touchy subject. #Sony #E3

01.23 - Tretton refers to the consumers as the "lifeblood of the company". "I know we took you away from connecting with gaming". #Sony #E3

01.24 - "We are committed more than ever to making sure the Playstation experience is secure for everybody". #Sony #E3

01.25 - The Playstation Network generates 30% of Netflix's total usage. #Sony #E3

01.26 - Tretton begins to talk about the history of the Uncharted series. #Sony #E3

01.27 - Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra from Naughty Dog take to the stage to show an Uncharted 3 demo. #Sony #E3

01.28 - The player is seen on a ship. The sea waves are huge, it's pouring with rain. Particle effects are stunning. We go inside. #Sony #E3

01.28 - Nathan Drake takes down an enemy using the cover system. There's a clear emphasis on stealth at this point. #Sony #E3

01.29 - The character returns outside. The boat rocks back and fourth. Lighting effects are being showed off well. #Sony #E3

01.30 - Drake descends further. "It's got to be this way", he says. #Sony #E3

01.31 - Drake is caught after he makes a wrong move. He throws a grenade and blows a hole in the side of the ship. Gunfight ensures. #Sony #E3

01.31 - The water is slowly filling up the room in real time. Impressive stuff. hand-to-hand combat is used to full effect. #Sony #E3

01.32 - Drake swims upwards. The boat is now on its side, which is disorientating for the player. #Sony #E3

01.33 - Drake is completely controllable underwater. He breaks open an air vent and swins through it to safety. #Sony #E3

01.34 - The demonstration ends. The crowd cheer. "We wanted to bring the excitement to multiplayer too". #Sony #E3

01.35 - A trailer for the game is now shown in full 3D. A new female antagonist is revealed. #Sony #E3

01.35 - Looks like Drake's in search of an ancient treasure in Arabia. We see cityscapes, deserts, jungles and villages. #Sony #E3

01.36 - A true showcase of the Playstation's graphical potential. "11-1-11" appears on the screen. #Sony #E3

01.37 - Tretton moves on to introduce Insomniac Games. Marcus Smith arrives to show off Resistance 3. #Sony #E3

01.38 - Smith describes the story. "The player will be introduced to several young rebels". #Sony #E3

01.39 - A demonstration begins. Again, it's being shown in 3D. The player is fighting the 'chimera' in a destroyed city. #Sony #E3

01.39 - Futuristic weaponary looks like it'll guarantee a varied experience. Spaceships fly overhead. #Sony #E3

01.40 - A giant robotic spider climbs over the fallen wreckage. "Let's get that power core out of here", shouts a comrade. #Sony #E3

01.41 - The player runs as fast as he can as buildings fall down around him. The spider jumps in front of you. The demo ends. #Sony #E3

01.42 - Jack Tretton returns. "Resistance 3 is a perfect example of imersive gameplay". The 'Sharpshooter bundle' is revealed - $150 #Sony #E3

01.43 - God of War: Origins is a remastered version of the 1st 2 games. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus will be re-released too. #Sony #E3

01.44 - Tretton discusses the pricing of 3D. "We'll make it more affordable than ever". 2 new 3D hardware products.. #Sony #E3

01.45 - Introducing a Sony branded 3D screen. Also comes with technology that is able to spit the 3D screen for co-op gaming. Big applause #Sony #E3

01.45 - Secondly, Tretton reveals the affordable 3D glasses. They'll be bundled with the screen, a HDMI cable and Resistance 3. #Sony #E3

01.46 - "We're focused on bringing 3D to a new market". #Sony #E3


01.46 - Talk turns to the Playstation Move. It supports over 200 games. "It's been a tremendous success". #Sony #E3

01.47 - The team behind NBA 2k 12 take to the stage. They're introducing a new feature, NBA on the Playstation Move. #Sony #E3

01.48 - They're showing how easy it is to control the game with this new device. #Sony #E3

01.49 - "Anybody can pick up and play". Kobe Bryant from the Los Angeles Lakers joins the team on stage. #Sony #E3

01.52 - Kobe Bryant leaves the stage. Nice guy! The team promise lots more surprises in the future. #Sony #E3

01.53 - Tretton's back. Introducing 'Medieval Moves', a fantasy game that utilises the Playstation Move #Sony #E3

01.53 - The Move is used to throw throwing stars, shoot arrows and punch. #Sony #E3

01.55 - The demo continues. "If you perform the action, you'll perform it straight away in-game". #Sony #E3

01.56 - Secret paths can be revealed by shooting your surroundings. #Sony #E3

01.56 - Puzzle elements are introduced. The player uses Playstation move controls to solve it. #Sony #E3

01.57 - The player is on a balance beam. As he holds his arms out, the camera tracks his movement. #Sony #E3

01.59 - Tretton introduces a trailer for Infamous 2, which launches tomorrow. New powers and characters revealed. #Sony #E3

02.00 - Impressive destruction physics shown. The trailer ends. #Sony #E3

02.01 - Tretton explains how players will be able to create their own online missions. Focus moves to LittleBigPlanet. Move will be added. #Sony #E3

02.03 - The next game is a sequel to Warhawk entitled 'Starhawk'. Set for an early 2012 release. A trailer begins. #Sony #E3


02.04 - Sly Racoon is back! It's been a while. the trailer is made up of cell-shaded goodness. Sly is on the run from a chopper. #Sony #E3


02.05 - Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time. It's set for release in 2012. Now the Sony CEO welcomes CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson. #Sony #E3

02.06 - 'DUST' is announced. It will feature support for the Playstation Move and a dedicated Playstation Home space. #Sony #E3

02.07 - A demo begins. The player is in a spaceship. Below is a landing station. Bombs rain down from the sky. #Sony #E3

02.08 - We're now in space. We see a large-scale fleet of ships. "The world will burn before your very eyes", says the narrator. #Sony #E3

02.10 - Dust is a Playstation Network exclusive. Bioshock Infinite comes onto the screen. It's set in a city suspended above the clouds. #Sony #E3

02.13 - Ken Levine of Irrational Games arrives on stage. He admits he was skeptical of Playstation Move once, but he's been 'converted'! '#Sony #E3

02.14 - Levine pulls the NGP out of his pocket. Could Bioshock be coming to a handheld device in the future? #Sony #E3


02.15 - Consumers who buy the PS3 version of Bioshock Infinite will also be given Bioshock 1 for free. #Sony #E3

02.16 - Saints Row 3 will also offer exclusive content to Playstation owners, as will the upcoming Star Trek game. #Sony #E3

02.19 - Tretton reveals EA will be giving exclusive content to Playstation owners on SSX, Need for Speed: The Run and Battlefield 3. #Sony #E3

02.21 - Sony's Kazuo Hirai comes onto the stage. He says he learnt alot about consumers during the Playstation Network's downtime. #Sony #E3

02.22 - Kazuo announces Playstation Suite. It'll mean Playstation content is avaliable on androids and tablets. #Sony #E3

02.24 - The focus switches to the PSP. "We've created our next generation portable, introducing a dual touch pads and cameras". #Sony #E3

02.24 - Here we go. "What you've come to know as the NGP, is officially named Playstation Vita". BIG NEWS. #Sony #E3

02.25 - "The features alone are cutting edge". 2 analog sticks, sixaxis motion tech, front and rear cameras and touch pads. #Sony #E3


02.26 - Wifi and 3G version will be avaliable. A nice piece of kit. "We'll be partnering with at&t". Mixed reactions from the crowd. #Sony #E3

02.27 - "PS Vita users can voice chat live no matter where they are or what game they're playing". #Sony #E3

02.27 - Social networking product 'Near' is built into the Vita. Think of it as a Sony version of Facebook. #Sony #E3


02.28 - Scott Rhode comes onto the stage to show Playstation Vita in action. "Advanced technology is packed inside". #Sony #E3


02.29 - Uncharted: Golden Abyss is to be demonstrated. It's a Vita exclusive. John Garvin explains further. #Sony #E3

02.30 - A camera points at the Vita as we're shown gameplay. The graphics look incredible for a handheld device. #Sony #E3

02.30 - Advanced water effects and dynamic lighting are made possible with this new device. #Sony #E3

02.31 - You can use traditional controls OR touch controls on this handheld Uncharted game. Tilt functions are shown too. #Sony #E3

02.32 - The person playing drags his finger across the screen, making Nathan Drake swing from a branch. #Sony #E3

02.32 - I've never seen graphics this impressive on a handheld. Just saying. #Sony #E3

02.23 - The question on my mind is the price for this Playstation Vita. It hasn't been mentioned yet. #Sony #E3

02.35 - Jeff Richards and Travis Williams (I love Travis..) come onto the stage. Introucing 'Ruin', an action-based RPG. #Sony #E3

02.36 - "We've created a dynamic battlefield". We can see gameplay now. Your reflexes will be tested. #Sony #E3

02.38 - This is for the Playstation Vita primarily, but can also be played on the PS3 t any time! Very impressive save system shown off. #Sony #E3

02.39 - "Playstation Vita lets you play at home or on the go". You can transfer saves onto the PS3. #Sony #E3

02.40 - Modnation Racers for Playstation Vita is announced, it's NOT a port, it's entirely new. #Sony #E3


02.40 - Using the Vita, you can draw a track on the screen and then drive it! The touch controls are used to full effect. #Sony #E3


02.41 - The terrain can be altered using the touch panel on the back of the device. #Sony #E3

02.44 - Owners of Modnation Racers on Vita will have access to over 2,000,000 tracks made by PS3 owners. #Sony #E3

02.45 - Cloud saves, online competition and content sharing - The Vita and the PS3 can sync together. #Sony #E3

02.46 - A trailer for LittleBigPlanet on Vita begins. Looks beautifully simple yet complicated at the same time. #Sony #E3

02.48 - Tekken meets Street Fighter on the Playstation Vita!? A stunned audience. #Sony #E3

02.50 - The 'Street Fighter X Tekken project' is coming to Playstation Vita. Cole from Infamous will be in it too! #Sony #E3

02.51 - We're now shown some gameplay. The Infamous character makes an apperence. Lots of arcade-esque fighting goodness. #Sony #E3

02.53 - That seems to be the end of Vita discussion, but how much will it cost!? #Sony #E3

02.53 - We're shown a montage of games set to arrive on the Playstation Vita #Sony #E3

02.57 - Pricing time. WiFi model - $249 (£150) 3G model - $299 (£180) - That's a very good price, in my opinion. Very good. #Sony #E3

02.59 - This concludes the Playstation Vita talk. It looked great. Jack Tretton returns. Sounds like he's wrapping up. #Sony #E3

03.01 - We're now shown a final montage trailer. The screen lifts up to reveal a line of people playing drums. #Sony #E3

03.03 - This concludes my coverage of the Sony press conference. Be sure to join me tomorrow at 6pm GMT for Nintendo coverage. #Sony #E3

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Ubisoft Press Conference Coverage - Begins at 10.30 GMT

21.39 - What do Ubisoft have lined up for us? Follow me on Twitter when I begin my updates at 10.30 GMT #Ubisoft #E3

22.20 - 10 minutes until Ubisoft's press conference for E3 2011. Be sure to follow me for updates. #Ubisoft #E3

22.29 - The Ubisoft stream has begun. Here we go! #Ubisoft #E3

22.30 - We begin with a montage entitled "25 years of Ubisoft". We see some classics like Rayman and Splinter Cell #Ubisoft #E3

22.31 - It's nice to see a mixture of old and new in the montage. A nice way to start the conference. #Ubisoft #E3

22.32 - Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot comes to the stage. "There is no better time to be in gaming than right now". #Ubisoft #E3

22.33 - The CEO welcomes the creator of the original Rayman. "Rayman Origins" appears on screen. #Ubisoft #E3

22.35 - The players attempt to navigate through a temple ducking and diving to avoid danger. #Ubisoft #E3

22.36 - It's a side-scrolling platformer by the looks of it. Similar to the original, but remastered in HD #Ubisoft #E3

22.37 - The players are now underwater. The soundtrack is so beautifully quirky! The music suddenly stops and a sea monster appears! #Ubisoft #E3

22.38 - It looks like a mini boss fight. The players successfully escape. It's possible to play the game with a friend. #Ubisoft #E3

22.39 - A game that's extremely pleasing to the eye. The players are now on a mountain side. #Ubisoft #E3

22.40 - The players are working together to reach the end of the level. This will be great to play with friends. #Ubisoft #E3

22.41 - Looks like the demo's wrapping up. 4 player co-op is possible, says the creator. #Ubisoft #E3

22.42 - Ubisoft's Aaron Priceman comes onto the stage. Ubisoft's been going for 25 years. We're going for a trip down memory lane. #Ubisoft #E3

22.43 - "Today, gaming is sharing and gaming is life". #Ubisoft #E3

22.45 - "Gaming is adventure" says Aaron. Driver: San Francisco is announced! #Ubisoft #E3

22.45 - A trailer for Driver beings. A brand Ubisoft is proud of. We see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Fluid visuals. #Ubisoft #E3

22.46 - We see a police chase sequence. Presumably we'll be escaping police cars a great deal! There's hints of a prison break. #Ubisoft #E3

22.47 - The camera zooms outwards and we're greeted with an overview of the city. The trailer ends. Aaron promises "massive scope". #Ubisoft #E3

22.48 - "The multiplayer is ground-breaking", boasts the producer. Next up - Ubisoft Montreal's Dan Hay and Jamie Keen join. #Ubisoft #E3

22.49 - "You're trapped on a mysterious island with a dark secret" teases Hay. A trailer begins. We're in a jungle. Looks stunning. #Ubisoft #E3

22.49 - The player looks through a camera to see what looks like a group of hostages. The player is spotted and knocked out. #Ubisoft #E3

22.50 - The player awakes and is tied to a chair. A man is sat opposite. It's the same man who knocked you out. #Ubisoft #E3

22.52 - He gets uncontrollable. The player desperately tries to break free. The exotic setting looks fantastic. #Ubisoft #E3

22.52 - The player is pushed off the side of a cliff and is attached to a sinking stone. He tries to break free and just manages. #Ubisoft #E3

22.52 - The player rises to the surface and finds himself in a cave. He takes down a guard from behind and picks up a gun. #Ubisoft #E3

22.53 - The water effects are stunning and the wind seems to be having an effect on the surroundings. The player sprints to cover. #Ubisoft #E3

22.53 - We find ourselves in the compound from the start of the game. A helicopter circles above. #Ubisoft #E3

22.54 - A gunfight breaks out. The cover system is well implemented. A radar tells the player where he is being shot from. #Ubisoft #E3

22.55 - The player hijacks the helicopter and shoots from the window as it rises. It's hit by a rocket. #Ubisoft #E3

22.55 - The player drags himself from the wreckage of the fallen chopper. It's FAR CRY 3! #Ubisoft #E3

22.56 - Didn't see that coming!? Far Cry 3 looks fantastic. Next up - the president of gearbox Software Randy Pitchford. #Ubisoft #E3

22.57 - Pitchford discusses the 'Brothers in Arms' franchise. "This is an entirely new take on World war 2". #Ubisoft #E3

22.58 - "The story of this squad is incredible". A trailer plays. We're being introduced to the 'furious 4'. #Ubisoft #E3

22.58 - We're at a bar. Suddenly a fight breaks out. It's incredibly gory yet humorous too. reminds me of 'Inglorious Basterds'. #Ubisoft #E3

22.59 - It's almost cartoon-like. A massive change in direction for Gearbox studios.#Ubisoft #E3

23.00 - A new trailer. Stephen Spielberg is on screen. He's talking about 'Tintin'. "We based the world of the film around the game". #Ubisoft #E3

23.01 - "The adventure of Tintin is a co-operative adventure". #Ubisoft #E3

23.02 - It's a bright, vibrant game world. Almost looks cell shaded in segments, but not fully. Very 'Disney'! #Ubisoft #E3

23.02 - We see car chase sequences, fight sequences, jumping segments and sinking ship escapes! #Ubisoft #E3

23.04 - The trailer ends. We're now looking at Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier #Ubisoft #E3

23.05 - Time for some gameplay. Another jungle setting. We're seeing lots of jungle at this years E3! #Ubisoft #E3

23.06 - Admittedly the visuals aren't as impressive as those of Far Cry 3. A squad of soldiers hide in a river with the enemy up ahead. #Ubisoft #E3


23.06 - There's more of an emphasis of stealth here. In this way it's similar to other entries into the series. #Ubisoft #E3

23.07 - We're now looking at 4 person co-op. 3 people on stage grab a controller and join the action #Ubisoft #E3

23.08 - The squad works their way through a village in the jungle. A firefight breaks out. Civilians scream and run for cover. #Ubisoft #E3

23.08 - Reaching the oil harbour is the new objective. The player is able to place markers on a map. #Ubisoft #E3

23.09 - The player has some kind of invisibility device. Very futuristic as the title suggests! #Ubisoft #E3

23.10 - This invisibility device will add a new mechanic to the game. Looks similar to the 'Octocamo' in Metal Gear Solid. #Ubisoft #E3

23.10 - It didn't work perfectly, though. The team have been spotted. Teamwork will help them to navigate the area. #Ubisoft #E3

23.11 - It falls silent. Targets eliminated. The squad move on. The team open a hangar door to reveal a man with a bag on his head. #Ubisoft #E3

23.12 - He's being referred to as the 'VIP'. The squad attempt to leave the area but are met with more enemies. #Ubisoft #E3

23.13 - The demo ends. The game boasts the "most refined cover system out there". #Ubisoft #E3

23.14 - Developed by Ubisoft Singapore, Tom Clancy Online will be coming to the PC, FREE OF CHARGE! #Ubisoft #E3

23.14 - A trailer for the online entry into the series begins to play. "Alone you fight, together you dominate", says the trailer. #Ubisoft #E3

23.17 - That's all for Ghost Recon. We're now being introduced to Trickmania 2. #Ubisoft #E3

23.19 - We've just seen a trailer for Trackmania 2. Expect some fast-paced racing gameplay #Ubisoft #E3

23.22 - That's it for Trackmania. It turns out the 'Rabbids' are making their way to the Kinect. #Ubisoft #E3

23.22 - The demonstrator is waving his arms and hitting the Rabbids on screen! #Ubisoft #E3

23.23 - You will be able to play with up to 4 players on Raving Rabbids: Alive and Kicking. We're seeing mini-games now. #Ubisoft #E3
23.24 - The players are putting themselves into odd positions on the stage floor as part of one of the mini-games! #Ubisoft #E3

23.26 - Demonstration over. Now we're looking at the Just Dance 3 logo. A trailer beings. Shows people dancing in their living rooms! #Ubisoft #E3

23.27 - A very feel-good experience. People look very odd playing this game! Kinect and Playstation Move integration showcased. #Ubisoft #E3

23.28 - Tony Key comes onto the stage. "Just Dance is a brand that came out of nowhere and became a phenomenon". #Ubisoft #E3

23.30 - Tony introduces 'Rocksmith'."Rocksmith is able to teach you to play guitar with relative ease. #Ubisoft #E3

23.31 - "It's really fun for beginners and pros". You can play the game with a real guitar! #Ubisoft #E3

23.32 - The focus goes from music to fitness. We're now looking at Your Shape, a 'fitness experience'. A trailer plays. #Ubisoft #E3

23.33 - We see people jogging and dancing. This game looks like it was built with the Kinect in mind. #Ubisoft #E3

23.35 - Introducing Assassins Creed: Revelations! The crowd roars. #Ubisoft #E3

23.36 - Alex Amancio and creative director Martin Schelling take to the stage. After a short introduction, a trailer begins. #Ubisoft #E3

23.37 - A hooded man is seen being dragged by guards. The trailer consists of a beautifully pre-rendered fight sequence. #Ubisoft #E3

23.39 - The trailer ends with the hooded man about to be hanged. "What began as a pilgrimage has turned into a race against time".#Ubisoft #E3

23.39 - We're being spoilt! A liive gameplay demo begins. We're in the inner city. The player navigates through the streets. #Ubisoft #E3

23.40 - The player is handed a bomb by a friend. He works his way through the crowded town market. #Ubisoft #E3

23.41 - The assassin throws the bomb to the ground and the crowd disperse. Guards run towards him and a fight ensures. #Ubisoft #E3

23.42 - The assassin deals with the guards. He's at a ship dock. Using the chain of a docked ship he pulls down the lighthouse. #Ubisoft #E3

23.42 - Another fight sequence. The mechanics are similar to those demonstrated in the other games in the series. #Ubisoft #E3

23.43 - The player reaches a ship and mounts a large flamethrower. He burns down surrounding ships. The particle effects are great!#Ubisoft #E3

23.43 - The whole fleet of ships are surrounded by flames. The assassin uses the sails to swing to safety. #Ubisoft #E3

23.45 - Using the ships ropes as a zipline, the assassin continues to navigate hgimself to safety. It's confirmed - You play as Ezio! #Ubisoft #E3

23.45 - The trailer ends. The game looks like it will do the series justice. Great set pieces. #Ubisoft #E3

23.46 - This concludes the Ubisoft conference. It's been a great 25 years for the company! #Ubisoft #E3

23.47 - Be sure to follow my updates when I continue coverage at the Sony conference later, starting at 1am GMT. #E3

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EA Press Conference Coverage - Begins at 8.30 GMT

19.41 - Looking forward to today's EA conference. On a personal note, I'm excited to see more of SSX. EA's conference will begin at 8.30GMT. I'll be posting live updates. #EA #E3

20.02 - I can guarantee we'll be seeing some Battlefield gameplay at this conference. Exciting times. #EA #E3

20.20 - The EA conference begins in 10 minutes. Follow me on Twitter or on the blog to stay up to date #EA #E3

20.29 - The live stream has begun. Be sure to follow me for live coverage. #EA #E3

20.32 - We open with a trailer for Mass Effect 3. The crowd cheers. The stage welcomes Casey Hudson #EA #E3

20.33 - "We're giving players new to the series the chance to jump into the universe when the action is at its peak". A live demo begins. #EA #E3

20.34 - The gameplay we're seeing is impressive. The commander opens a 'blast shield'. A missile is launched into the opening. #EA #E3

20.35 - Enemies on jetpacks are dropped from a ship hovering above. The player is in the heat of battle. #EA #E3

20.35 - The player grabs a turret mounted to a vehicle and attempts to destroy a gigantic mech spider #EA #E3

20.36 -The mech isn't going down without a fight! A chase sequence follows. The demo ends. The crowd cheer. #EA #E3

20.37 - "Mass Effect 3 will be the best game in the series". Set release date - March 6th #EA #E3

20.37 - The Mass Effect 3 showcase finished up with a trailer. The focus for this entry is on large-scale battles. #EA #E3

20.40 - EA CEO John Riccitiello is on stage. Next up is a racing franchise - Need For Speed. #EA #E3

20.40 - "Need for Speed: The Run is packed with the hottest cars on the planet". #EA #E3

20.41 - "Every second of every race counts". For the first time ever, players will be able to travel on foot. #EA #E3

20.41 - We're now seeing a live demo. A race beings in Chicago. Intense soundtrack and intense fast-paced gameplay. #EA #E3

20.45 - The chase continues. Helicopter gunfire, police brutality. An exhilarating experience. #EA #E3

20.46 - Bioware's Greg Zeschuk comes onto the stage. Star Wars: The Old Republic logo displayed behind him. #EA #E3

20.47 - "The Old Republic represents huge devotion and sacrifice and its been absolutely worth it". #EA #E3

20.48 - Zeschuk leaves the stage. A trailer plays. "For centuries, the galaxy knew peace - until the empire returned". #EA #E3

20.49 - The trailer reveals a battle of good and evil. The Jedi and the empire. Intense space battles and ground combat. #EA #E3

20.50 - "Choose your side", says the trailer. It looks like players will decide their own path. #EA #E3

20.51 - The EA logo fades onto the screen. Smoke is poured into the room. We see an icy mountain. It's SSX, surely!? #EA #E3

20.52 - It is SSX! I've never seen this trailer before, It's an E3 exclusive. Gameplay looks to have an arcade feel. It's all about scale. #EA #E3

20.52 - It looks remarkable. Players are seen dropping from helicopters onto the mountain side. Set for a January 2012 release date. #EA #E3

20.53 - "We're reinventing this incredible franchise". Players will be able to drop into 'every major mountain range on the planet'. #EA #E3

20.54 - Not all the SSX characters have been revealed yet, but they will be shown on EA's Facebook page #EA #E3

20.54 - Talk moves to FIFA 12. FIFA 11 earnt 51 awards around the world. #EA #E3

20.55 - "FIFA is quite simply, the world's game". EA Sport's Matt Bilbey takes to the stage. #EA #E3

20.55 - "This will be the most realistic FIFA ever". Tactical defending, advanced tackle physics, off-the-ball control. #EA #E3

20.56 - The new 'Player Impact Engine' has been the product of 2 years development. #EA #E3

20.57 - Matt ends his speech and a trailer begins. We see famous personalties such as Wayne Rooney discussing the game. #EA #E3

20.58 - Jack Wilshere of Arsenal FC shares his love for the franchise. #EA #E3

20.59 - The trailer ends and is met with applause. "Our game brings people around the world closer to the sport they love". #EA #E3

21.00 - Matt announces 'EA Sports Football Club'. "At it's core, it's social. A revolutionary way for fans to compete". #EA #E3

21.00 - EA Sports Football Club will also be pushed onto other platforms such as mobile devices and the iPad. #EA #E3

21.01 - Players can play matches based on recent real-world matches. #EA #E3

21.01 - "With EA Sports Football Club, FIFA 12 is the next generation of sports game". #EA #E3

21.02 - FIFA talk ends with a trailer. Next up - American football! A trailer plays for the new entry into the Madden series. #EA #E3

21.04 - NFL personalities take to the stage. Unfortunately my knowledge here is lacking, not sure who they are. #EA #E3

21.06 - It's Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Peyton Hillis of the Green Bay packers and Clay Wilson. #EA #E3

21.07 - The players leave the stage looking rather sweaty. #EA #E3

21.08 - The Sims Social is announced, bringing the Sims experience to Facebook. "It's completely different - you play with your friends". #EA #E3

21.08 - A trailer for the Sims demonstrates its relationship with Facebook. Friends can send invites and join each other in-game. #EA #E3

21.09 - "How will you play?" asks the trailer as we fade to black. Next up, 2 new games coming from EA partners. #EA #E3

21.10 - Founder and CEO of '38 studios', Curt Shilling announces 'Reckoning'. A trailer plays. #EA #E3

21.12 - "Potentially hundreds of hours of gameplay". Looks like an action RPG. Another trailer shows what to expect. "A hero is born". #EA #E3

21.12 - There's a emphasis on the use of magic and combat. Trolls, Knights, Dragons. Coming in 2012. #EA #E3

21.13 - Ted Price of Insomniac Games joins the stage. "We're excited to expand to the Xbox audience". Introducing Overstrike. #EA #E3

21.14 - The Overstrike team in the game are described as 'misfits'. Trailer plays. Visuals are impressive. #EA #E3

21.15 - A character says "I'm a people person". The trailer cuts to him beating up enemy soldiers! #EA #E3

21.15 - The trailer is introducing us to the team of misfits person by person. There's a sense of humour engrained in the gameplay. #EA #E3

21.16 - Kinect hasn't been mentioned so far at the EA conference. Strange as it was focused upon so heavily at the Microsoft conference. #EA #E3

21.17 - Overstrike finishes. We're onto Battlefield 3. The crowd cheer. A trailer plays. Chaos everywhere. #EA #E3

21.18 - General Manager of Battlefield devloper DICE Karl Magnus Troedsson joins the stage. The game uses a new engine, 'Frostbite 2'. #EA #E3

21.19 - A trailer showcases what the new game engine is capable of. Collapsing buildings. Collisions. Scale. Very impressive. #EA #E3

21. 19 - A great response from the audience. "The game comes alive with the sights and sounds of real war". #EA #E3

21.20 - We're now shown multiplayer. A map set in central Paris. Players are seen in tanks and jeeps. An abandoned subway is also shown. #EA #E3

21.21 - "Today, I'm happy to announce you will experience all this with our multi-platform open beta in September". #EA #E3

21.22 - Executive producer of Battlefield 3 now plays a segment of the game. We're in the desert. The draw distance is incredible. #EA #E3

21.22 - Smoke effects are stunning. The player is in a convoy driving towards the smoke. Radio static hums. #EA #E3

21.23 - Tanks roll along with the convoy. The sun obscures the players vision. A nice but subtle effect. #EA #EA #E3

21.24 - Suddenly tanks open fire on the convoy. The player is in control of the turret as the convoy attempts to defend itself. #EA #E3

21.25 - Again, particle effects look great. The audio is also very well done. Missiles rain down from the sky. #EA #E3

21.25 - The player switches to an alternate vision allowing him to see through the smoke. The convoy successfully defend themselves. #EA #E3

21.26 - The player switches to a birds-eye view, allowing him to control an airstrike. #EA #E3

21.27 - This is a long gameplay demonstration. Clearly there's alot to show. #EA #E3

21.28 - I believe this gameplay is taken from the PC version. It'll most certainly be visually superior to the console versions. #EA #E3

21.30 - The player continues to destroy the enemy compound. Jets fly overhead. The demonstration ends with a release date - October 25th #EA #E3

21.31 - The EA conference is wrapping up. We've seen some interesting titles. #EA #E3

21.32 - I'll be continuing my E3 coverage at 10.30 GMT. See you at the Ubisoft conference! #EA #E3

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Microsoft Press Conference Coverage - Begins at 5.30 GMT

17.05 - Just under 30 minutes until E3 kicks off this year. The first press conference will be Microsoft's. I'll be posting updates here and on the blog. #E3 #Microsoft

17.18 - The official Battlefield Twitter account hints we'll be seeing some Battlefield 3 gameplay today, but we already knew that. #E3

17.25 - 5 Minutes until the opening conference. Rumours of a new Batman game and Modern Warfare 3 gameplay are making the rounds #E3 #Microsoft

17.30 - IGN's live coverage has begun. Lets hope for a good show. #E3 #Microsoft

17.32 - The conference opens with Modern Warfare 3 gameplay. Looks like a partial playthrough of the "hunter killer" level. #E3 #Microsoft

17.34 - Underwater gameplay from the latest entry into the Call of Duty series. Graphics look impressive, gameplay's fluid. #E3 #Microsoft

17.36 - The players are asked to use the sonar to navigate. The player rises to the surface. A fight on ground level breaks out. #E3 #Microsoft


17.37 - Visually the game's very impressive. Water effects in particular very nicely done. We're now seeing a submarine escape! #E3 #Microsoft

17.39 - Fighter jets fly ahead. The battlefield we're looking at is massive. The player escapes in a boat as gunfire rains down. #E3 #Microsoft

17.41 - The Modern Warfare 3 demonstration comes to an end. It looks fantastic. Great set pieces and visually stunning. #E3 #Microsoft

17.42 - Microsoft's Don Mattrick takes to the stage. "I'd like to thank our fans for their loyal support". #E3 #Microsoft

17. 43 - Don steps to the side. Crystal Dynamics take to the stage. "We're here to give you a world premier of Tomb Raider". #E3 #Microsoft

17.44 - Tomb Raider demo begins. Lara is seen suspended from the roof in a bag. She wriggles free. #E3 #Microsoft

17.45 - In terms of content, It looks like a much darker and spookier take on Tomb Raider. #E3 #Microsoft

17.46 - Lara looks much younger in this game. She's been given a complete redesign.  #E3 #Microsoft

17.47 - The use of fire is key to Lara's survival. Jumping mechanics look great.  #E3 #Microsoft

17.48 - Lara falls down a rock shaft. Boulders falling all around her. Escape sequence. #E3 #Microsoft

17.49 - Silence. Looks like she escaped! Camera pans to reveal a coastal setting. #E3 #Microsoft

17.50 - President of EA Sports takes to the stage. Discusses the use of 'Kinect' with sports games. #E3 #Microsoft

17.51 - Bioware's Ray Muzyka takes to the stage. Mass Effect 3 gameplay coming up? #E3 #Microsoft

17.52 - "I'm pleased to announce Mass Effect 3 will also use Kinect". Gameplay comes onto the screen. #E3 #Microsoft

17.55 - Mass Effect 3 will make use of the Kinect's voice recognition software. Gameplay continues. #E3 #Microsoft

17.56 - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon trailer plays on screen. Desert setting. Tactical Gameplay. #E3 #Microsoft

17.57 - Slow motion, operatic trailer! A nice effect. Showcases damage and gore. #E3 #Microsoft

17.58 - Co-founder of Ubisoft takes to the stage to discuss Ghost Recon and its relationship with Kinect #E3 #Microsoft

17.59 - Ghost Recon: Future Soldier uses Kinect's body tracking to customise guns at the 'gunsmith' menu #E3 #Microsoft

18.00 - The demo shows Kinect using its tracking capability being used at a target range. #E3 #Microsoft

18.01 - Ubisoft co-founder - "All future titles in the Tom Clancy franchise will leverage Kinect". #E3 #Microsoft

18.03 - Xbox Live now becomes the focus. "Through the magic of Kinect, you can use your voice to control your entertainment". #E3 #Microsoft

18.04 - The Xbox Live HUD is being controlled entirely through Kinect's voice recognition. #E3 #Microsoft

18.05 - "YouTube is coming to Xbox Live". The crowd cheers. How will this be integrated? #E3 #Microsoft

18.05 - "We're excited to announce Bing is coming to Xbox". You can search the web by speaking aloud what you're looking for. #E3 #Microsoft

18.06 - "Bing on Xbox gives you effortless discovery. You say it, Xbox finds it". #E3 #Microsoft

18.07 - "This is the year live television comes to Xbox 360". Microsoft is doing its best to develop relationships with networks. #E3 #Microsoft

18.07 - A trailer plays on the screen, summarises what's just been discussed. #E3 #Microsoft

18.09 - Trailer shows pause functions, play functions, search functions. Dana White, president of the UFC, takes to the stage. #E3 #Microsoft

18.09 - UFC montage plays on screen. No gameplay yet, the footage comes from actual fights. #E3 #Microsoft

18.11 - Phil Spencer of Microsoft Studios takes to the stage. Gears of War 3 trailer plays on screen. #E3 #Microsoft

18.13 - Clif Bleszinski takes to the stage. Thanks those who took part in the beta. GOW3 gameplay begins. #E3 #Microsoft

18.14 - Gameplay demo begins. Visuals are impressive. Some kind of sea monster smashes through building. #E3 #Microsoft

18.15 - Randomly, Ice-T is playing the game alongside Bleszinski. Gameplay continues. #E3 #Microsoft

18.16 - The players confront the giant sea monster. It looks angry! Cover system being used to full effect. #E3 #Microsoft

18.17 - The leviathan is massive. It's spitting out smaller enemies at the players. #E3 #Microsoft

18.18 - The demo ends. A cheer from the crowd. Crytek logo fades onto screen. A Roman coliseum is seen in the trailer. What is this? #E3 #Microsoft

18.19 - The trailer for this unknown game shows a dog walking through a ruined Rome. "A hero will rise". Kinect support demonstrated. #E3 #Microsoft

18.20 - "You are the warrior" boasts the trailer. The game is called Ryse. Halo theme music begins to play #E3 #Microsoft

18.21 - "The campaign of the decade remade and remastered". Looks like the old Halo's being revisited! "Enhanced and updated". #E3 #Microsoft

18.21 - Co-op will be added. "Halo - Combat Evolved Anniversary". The crowd cheers. #E3 #Microsoft

18.22 - Forza Motorsport 4 promises to "transform the racing genre". No more news from Halo. #E3 #Microsoft

18.22 - "Today, we're proud to show you Forza Motorsport 4". Trailer plays. Graphics are stunning. Customisation looks extensive. #E3 #Microsoft

18.23 - "Power" by Kanye West accompanies trailer. The game will integrate Kinect. #E3 #Microsoft

18.24 - Trailer ends. Available October. Creative Director of Lionhead Studios Peter Molyneux takes to the stage. #E3 #Microsoft

18.25 - Trailer for Fable: The Journey begins. "When heroes are no longer born. They must be made". #E3 #Microsoft

18.26 - "Albion's end is coming. All that matters now is the journey". Trailer ends, gameplay demo begins. #E3 #Microsoft

18.26 - Kinect is being used in a number of ways, including navigating a horse and cart and casting magic spells. #E3 #Microsoft

18.27 - Fireballs flung at gremlins by the player. A town bell rings. Looks like the players been spotted. #E3 #Microsoft

18.28 - The gameplay demo ends with a shot of a large enemy charging at the player. Phil Spencer returns to the stage. #E3 #Microsoft

18.29 - Phil Spencer discusses Minecraft, which is 'making its console debut exclusively this Winter on Xbox 360 and Kinect'. #E3 #Microsoft

18.30 - Kinect: Disneyland Adventures is announced. The actual park has been entirely recreated digitally. Looks impressive. #E3 #Microsoft

18.31 - 2 Children on stage playing Peter Pan mini-game using the Kinect. Nice cartoony visuals. #E3 #Microsoft

18.31 - Phil returns. "Let's jump through the looking glass into Alice in Wonderland". Another mini-game. #E3 #Microsoft

18.32 - Characters race down a hill in bubbles. Demonstration ends. The game will be available 'this holiday'. Another exclusive. #E3 #Microsoft

18.33 - Star Wars theme starts playing. The crowd roars! Trailer begins. #E3 #Microsoft

18.34 - Kinect: Star Wars trailer shows how the technology is used to control planes, podracers and lighsabers! #E3 #Microsoft

18.37 - Kinect is really being pushed here. It seems to be vital to the games mechanics. #E3 #Microsoft

18.38 - The demo ends. No more Star Wars for now. Tim Schafer of 'Double Fine' takes to the stage to show Sesame Street game! #E3 #Microsoft

18.39 - The game is being used to teach children 'valuable lessons'. Interesting idea. The monsters are strangely adorable. #E3 #Microsoft


18.39 - A man and a boy take to the stage to demonstrate how the game works. They're dancing around and growling! #E3 #Microsoft

18.42 - Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster demo ends. It'll come out 'this fall' exclusively for Kinect. #E3 #Microsoft

18.43 -  Kinect creative director Kudo Tsunoda announces 'Kinect: Fun Labs". #E3 #Microsoft

18.44 - Fun Labs demo shows how it's possible to put yourself into the game. You can create an avatar of yourself by taking a picture #E3 #Microsoft

18.46 - "With Kinect: Fun Labs we're going to unlock your creative side". 'Finger tracking' tech is showcased, allows drawing in 3D #E3 #Microsoft

18.46 - "With Kinect, developers can build any type of experience." Good Science studio head takes to the stage. #E3 #Microsoft

18.47 - The demonstrator takes a cuddly toy, the camera takes a picture and the tech makes a digital version of it in-game! #E3 #Microsoft

18.48 - "Kinect: Fun Labs highlights new Kinect features". "Always fresh, always new". It goes live TODAY. #E3 #Microsoft

18.50 - Kinect: Sports trailer begins. We see skiing, golf, darts, tennis and more. Producer Nicole Makila takes to the stage. #E3 #Microsoft

18.50 - Nicole begins to play Golf. She uses Kinect's motion tracking to tee off. Luckily didn't land in the sand bunker! #E3 #Microsoft

18.51 - Nicole uses her voice to change which club she's using. "I'll adjust my body position to line up the putt". #E3 #Microsoft

18.52 - We're now looking at 2 guys on stage playing American football. Using body motions to pass and run #E3 #Microsoft

18.52 - These guys are funny. They're really getting into the game. Lots of shouting and football chants! #E3 #Microsoft

18.53 - Kasson Crooker from Harmonix takes to the stage. He's here to show Dance Central 2. #E3 #Microsoft

18.54 - We're now seeing a dance battle unfold. 2 players take to the stage. Impressive moves! Kinect looks well integrated. #E3 #Microsoft

18.56 - Dance time is over. Don Mattrick takes to the stage. He summarises what we've seen. "A new generation of interactive games". #E3 #Microsoft

18.57 - "Games like Mass Effect 3 , FIFA and every Tom Clancy game will get better with Kinect". #E3 #Microsoft

18.57 - It's wrapping up. A final trailer begins. I'm excited. #E3 #Microsoft

18.59 - HALO. HALO. HALO. A short trailer ends to reveal the text: "HALO 4". The crowd goes insane. 'Holiday 2012'. #E3 #Microsoft

This concludes my live coverage of the Microsoft Press Conference
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