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.
josh.miller6/10/2013 3:59:48 PM
Rich Brown6/10/2013 4:00:19 PM
Welcome, everyone. Thanks for stopping by.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:00:25 PM
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.
Rich Brown6/10/2013 4:00:36 PM
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.
Slickwraps6/10/2013 4:00:44 PM
Ready for some news!
josh.miller6/10/2013 4:00:52 PM
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:01:05 PM
Yep, Jeff, Eric and Josh Miller are sitting next to me.
Jeff Bakalar6/10/2013 4:01:17 PM
stuart b6/10/2013 4:01:19 PM
Hopefully info on price and that illusive rekease date
GoliathTL6/10/2013 4:01:45 PM
I'm curious what game you think Rare is working on. Apparently it's from a classic IP.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:01:54 PM
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.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:02:21 PM
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.
Blake Konrad6/10/2013 4:02:58 PM
I can't see anything yet... im hoping microsoft does good today guys. Unlike many others i'm excited for the one and i think its gonna be one hell of a console
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:03:15 PM
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.
Nate Adams6/10/2013 4:03:31 PM
It appears as much on their homepage where they say under the link to their live stream "Its all about the Games
ben mayes6/10/2013 4:03:55 PM
what if you wanna watch this and the apple keynote
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:03:58 PM
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.
Jeff Bakalar6/10/2013 4:04:01 PM
A new Banjo-Kazooie game from Rare!!! I've actually heard that rumor.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:04:15 PM
Check in with Gamespot for full E3 coverage.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:05:10 PM
Okay, the upper balcony is starting to fill up....we've got a decent crowd for this conference.
a_tek6/10/2013 4:06:07 PM
so it will start in another 30minutes?
Chris E.6/10/2013 4:07:18 PM
I'm predicting Microsoft drops a couple bombs today. They got all the negative press out of the way early and are just going to build positive momentum before the Xbox One's release. I'm expecting at least two console exclusives from established franchises that make Jeff say, "Wow!"
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:07:25 PM
@a_tek: It'll start in about 20 minutes now.
Matthew Johnson6/10/2013 4:07:58 PM
I just hope they don't announce Fallout 4 as Xbox only...
David6/10/2013 4:08:04 PM
You're the man Jeff Bakalar! Hoping fora great show!
Jeff Bakalar6/10/2013 4:09:20 PM
No. YOU'RE the man David!
St_SJ6/10/2013 4:09:49 PM
I don't know why a console is judged by the amount of exclusives, what's wrong with games that can be played on other consoles/PC
TonyRAnderson6/10/2013 4:09:52 PM
@ChrisE. Agreed. I'm thinking they'd only be forcing all these game publisher demands in exchange for something ...exclusive titles could be that. Perhaps even exclusive game publishers.
Stuart Bradshaw6/10/2013 4:09:58 PM
Poach a remake of FF VII from Sony, that would be massive to ms and Xbox One
Callum Wrigley6/10/2013 4:10:51 PM
Hopefully shed more light on their new and improved servers maybe ?
Bendy6/10/2013 4:10:54 PM
I really hope for a better second screen experience.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:11:24 PM
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).
Carolus Holman6/10/2013 4:11:26 PM
Call of Duty, I am hoping for better networking and online game play
Chris E.6/10/2013 4:11:31 PM
@St_SJ Console exclusives SELL CONSOLES! If I'm choosing between two consoles, I'm picking the one that has better exclusives, because I can play multi-platform games anywhere.
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:11:42 PM
So while exclusives aren't great for gamers, the industry loves em.
Stuart Bradshaw6/10/2013 4:12:18 PM
Free XB Live? One can dream!!
Bryan S.6/10/2013 4:12:22 PM
Exclusives leas to console wars which are pathetic and whiny.
Blake Konrad6/10/2013 4:12:35 PM
Jeff Bakalar good luck today. Knock our socks off
Bendy6/10/2013 4:12:48 PM
Microsoft said a lot of Windows is coming into Xbox. That either means Blue Screens replacing the red Ring Of Death or Office coming to Xbox.
Jeff Bakalar6/10/2013 4:12:48 PM
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.
GoliathTL6/10/2013 4:12:50 PM
Do we think that there is a new Gears coming for Xbox One? Or will they allow Epic Games to move on to new things?
Roger Cheng6/10/2013 4:13:48 PM
Our apologies for the lack of photos, but the Internet connection here is spotty and we're still trying to upload them.
Carolus Holman6/10/2013 4:13:55 PM
At $50 per year $5 per month for xboxlive and $65 per game (which I buy 1 or 2), per hour of gaming cost for me is pennies!