Hey all, Roger Cheng, executive editor for CNET News. We've just settled in to our seats for the E3 Xbox press conference, which kicks off in about 30 minutes.
Welcome, everyone. Thanks for stopping by.
We're at the Galen Center, which is where the USC Trojans (my alma mater) play basketball. Today the arena is awash in Xbox green, with three giant screens on stage. People are still filing in.
We'll have user comments going until the show starts. After that, Roger Cheng, Jeff Bakalar, and Eric Franklin will be covering the conference live from inside the event.
Yep, Jeff, Eric and Josh Miller are sitting next to me.
People are still filling in, but the floor seats, as well as the seats in the first mezzanine section, are already full. The upper balcony area is still empty though.
So after Xbox One's launch last month, there was some criticism that Microsoft was light on the gaming news. Hopefully, Microsoft rectifies that today.
If you don't see anything yet, it's because the live feed won't kick off until 9:30 am PT, when the show officially starts. Hang tight, folks.
Today is going to be a crazy one. Apple's WWDC starts a little later this morning, and Sony has its PS4 press conference tonight. In between, there are a few video game press conferences.
A new Banjo-Kazooie game from Rare!!! I've actually heard that rumor.
Check in with Gamespot for full E3 coverage.
Okay, the upper balcony is starting to fill up....we've got a decent crowd for this conference.
@a_tek: It'll start in about 20 minutes now.
No. YOU'RE the man David!
Well, exclusives are important for the companies because they give them bragging rights, and a reason for a gamer to pick one system over another. There's a reason why the Playstation ruled with the GTA franchise under lock and key (for a while).
So while exclusives aren't great for gamers, the industry loves em.
OK, so I think the consensus from the CNETers on the ground here is that MS will open up with a demo of Titanfall, the Xbox One exclusive from developer Respawn -- ex-Infinity Ward members.
Our apologies for the lack of photos, but the Internet connection here is spotty and we're still trying to upload them.