E3 2009: News & Info


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Official E3 News Site

E3 Insider

Press Conference Schedule

June 1st, Monday

MS Press Conference (6:25 PM BST) ***See second post for summary***
EA Press Conference (10:00 PM BST)

June 2nd, Tuesday

Ubisoft Press Conference (1:00 AM BST)
Nintendo Press Conference (5:00 PM BST)
Sony Press Conference (7:00 PM BST)

June 3rd, Wednesday

Square-Enix Press Conference (7:00 PM BST)
Konami Press Conference (11:00 PM BST)

Stream the press conferences live

E3 Insider/Gametrailers


IGN E3 Homepage

G4tv.com @ E3

GameSpot E3 Homepage

Other E3 Coverage


1UP E3 2009 News and Coverage

Kotaku @E3

Joystiq @ E3

E3 2009 - Home Page - IGN

E3 2009 Latest Highlights at GameSpot

Games offcially confirmed to be at E3

2K Games
BioShock 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Borderlands (PC, PS3, X360)
Mafia II (PC, PS3, X360)

2K Sports
The Bigs 2 (X360)

Blur (PC, PS3, X360)
DJ Hero (PS2, PS3, Wii, X360)
Guitar Hero 5 (PS2, PS3, Wii, X360)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Modern Warfare 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Prototype (PC, PS3, X360)
Singularity (PC, PS3, X360)
Tony Hawk: Ride (PS3, Wii, X360)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen -- Autobots (DS)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen -- Decepticons (DS)
Wolfenstein (PC, PS3, X360)

Disciples III: Renaissance (PC)

Class of Heroes (PSP)
Droplitz (PC, PS3, X360)
Knights in the Nightmare (DS)
Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent (PC)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)
Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament (PSP)

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS)
Bionic Commando (PC)
Dark Void (PC, PS3, X360)
Dead Rising 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Fate/Unlimited Codes (PSP)
Lost Planet 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS3, X360)
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace (DS)
Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker (DS)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil (Wii)
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
Spyborgs (Wii)
Street Fighter IV (PC)
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (Wii)

CDV Software Entertainment
Divinity 2: Ego Draconis (PC, X360)

City Interactive
I Love Beauty: Hollywood Makeover (DS)
Logic Machines (DS)
Redneck Chicken Riot (Wii)
Sushi Academy (DS)

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PC, PS3, X360)

Rise of Flight (PC)

Crave Entertainment
Monster Mayhem: Build and Battle (DS, Wii)
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (PS3, X360)

DTP (Digital Entertainment Pool)
Black Mirror 2 (PC)
Drakensang: The River of Time (PC)
Ghost Pirates of Voojoo Island (PC)
Venetica (PC, X360)

Data Design Interactive
Battle Rage 3D: The Robot Wars (Wii)
Connie Talbot: Over the Rainbow (Wii)
Farmyard Party: Featuring the Olympigs (Wii)

Deck 13
Strain (tba)

Disney Interactive Studios
Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show (PSP)
Spectrobes: Origins (Wii)
Split/Second (PC, PS3, X360)
Toy Story Mania (Wii)
Wizards of Waverly Place (DS)

DreamCatcher Interactive
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (DS)
Arcania (PC, X360)
Prank Your Neighbor (DS)
Spellforce Faith in Destiny (PC)
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft (Wii)
The Legend of Kay (DS)
Yoga (Wii)

Eidos Interactive
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC, PS3, X360)
Just Cause 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Mini Ninjas (DS, PS3, Wii, X360)

Electronic Arts
Army of Two: The 40th Day (PS3, PSP, X360)
Battlefield 1943 (PC, PS3, X360)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Brütal Legend (PS3, X360)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (iPhone)
Dante's Inferno (PS3, PSP, X360)
Dead Space Extraction (Wii)
Dragon Age: Origins (PC, X360, PS3)
EA Sports Active (Wii)
FIFA Soccer 10 (Cell, DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Fight Night Round 4 (PS3, X360)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra -- The Game (Cell)
Grand Slam Tennis (Wii)
Littlest Pet Shop Online (Webgame)
Madden NFL 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360, iPhone)
Mass Effect 2 (PC, X360)
Mass Effect Galaxy (iPhone)
MySims Agents (DS, Wii)
NCAA Football 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, X360)
NHL 10 (PS3, X360)
Need for Speed Nitro (DS, Wii)
Need for Speed Shift (PC, PS3, PSP, X360)
Spore Hero (Wii)
Spore Hero Arena (DS)
The Saboteur (PC, PS3, X360)
The Sims 3 (iPhone)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)

Frogster Interactive
Runes of Magic (PC)

Genius Products
Scratch: The Ultimate DJ (PS3, X360)

Ignition Entertainment
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)
Nostalgia (DS)
The King of Fighters XII (PS3, X360)

JoWood Productions
Painkiller: Resurrection (PC)

Just Flight
757 Captain (PC)
Air Hauler (PC)
Traffic X (PC)
Warbirds of WWII (PC)
World Airports 3: North America (PC)

K2 Network Incorporated
OurWorld (PC)
Taikodom (PC)
Victory: The Age of Racing (PC)

Monster Racers (DS)
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll (PS3)
Warriors Orochi 2 (PSP)
Warriors: Legends of Troy (PS3, X360)

Kojima Productions Project [untitled] (tba)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
Zephyr: Rise of the Elementals (PS3, Wii, X360)

MTV Games
The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3, Wii, X360)

A Boy and His Blob (Wii)
Flip's Twisted World (Wii)
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010 (Wii)
Jillian Michaels' Pocket Trainer 2010 (DS)
My Hero: Astronaut (DS)
Our House: Party (Wii)
Pizza Boy (Wii)

Marvelous Entertainment

Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii)
Flower, Sun, and Rain (DS)
Little King's Story (Wii)

Microsoft Game Studios
Halo 3: ODST (X360)

NHN Games
Huxley: The Dystopia (PC)

Namco Bandai
Active Life: Extreme Challenge (Wii)
Dead to Rights: Retribution (PS3, X360)
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)
Tekken 6 (PS3, PSP, X360)

Adventures to Go (PSP)
Afrika (PS3)
Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition (Wii)
Cheer We Go! (DS)
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (Wii)
Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming (DS)
Harvest Moon: My Little Shop (Wii)
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (DS)
Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream (Wii)
Squishy Tank (DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

Paradox Interactive
East India Company (PC)
Hearts of Iron III (PC)
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (PC)
Mount & Blade: Warband (PC)

Perfect World Entertainment
Ether Saga Online (PC)
Jade Dynasty (PC)
Perfect World (PC)
Torchlight (PC)

Phantom EFX
Darkest of Days (PC, X360)

Realtime Worlds
APB (PC, X360)

Aliens vs. Predator (PC, PS3, X360)
Alpha Protocol (PC, PS3, X360)
Bayonetta (PS3, X360)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS, Wii)
Planet 51 (DS, PS3, Wii, X360)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (DS, PS3, Wii, X360)
The Conduit (Wii)
Vancouver 2010: The Official Videogame of the Winter Olympic Games (PC, PS3, X360)

Sony Computer Entertainment
Fat Princess (PS3)
God of War III (PS3)
Gran Turismo Mobile (PSP)
Heavy Rain (PS3)
Infamous (PS3)
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PS2, PSP)
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PS2, PSP)
Pain! Sore Spots (PS3)
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PSP)
PixelJunk Shooter (PS3)
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3)
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP)
Singstar: Queen (PS2, PS3)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
White Knight Chronicles (PS3)

Sony Online Entertainment
DC Universe Online (PC, PS3)
Free Realms (PC)
Kung Fu Hustle (PC)
Legends of Norrath (PC)
PoxNora (PC)
The Agency (PC, PS3)

SouthPeak Games
Dementium II (DS) NEW
Fast Food Panic (DS, Wii)
My Baby 2 (DS)
Section 8 (PC, X360)
Sled Shred (Wii)
Sushi Go Round (DS, Wii)

Square Enix

Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers (Wii)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Dark Lord (Wii)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Wii)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, X360)
Front Mission Evolved (PC, PS3, X360)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
Nier (PS3, X360)
Order of War (PC)
Supreme Commander 2 (PC, X360)

All Star Cheer Squad 2 (Wii)
Cars: Race-O-Rama (tba)
Darksiders (PS3, X360)
Homefront (PC, PS3, X360)
MX vs. ATV Reflex (DS, PS3, PSP, X360)
Marvel Super Hero Squad (DS, PS2, PSP, Wii)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (PC, PS3, X360)
SpongeBob's Truth or Square (DS, PSP, Wii, X360)
UFC 2009 Undisputed (PS3, X360)

101 Minigolf World (DS)
Ball Fighter (DS)
Forsaken Patrol (PC, PS3, X360)
Hubert the Teddy Bear: Holiday Island (PC, Wii)
My Fitness (PC)
Robot Rescue (DS)

Tomy Corporation

Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 (Wii)
Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 (DS)
Pangya: Fantasy Golf (PSP)

Trion World Network
Heroes of Telara (PC)

Assassin's Creed II (PC, PS3, X360)
Imagine: Family Doctor (DS)
Press Your Luck 2010 (DS, PC, Wii)
Rabbids Go Home (Wii)
Red Steel 2 (Wii)
The Price is Right 2010 (DS, PC, Wii)
Splinter Cell: Conviction (X360)

UserJoy Technologies
Adventure Generation Online (PC)
Kingdom Heroes 2 (PC)
Project Heroes (PC)

Vogster Entertainment
CrimeCraft (PC)
Robocalypse: Beaver Defense (Wii)
Unbound Saga (PSP)

Warner Bros. Interactive
LEGO Rock Band (DS, PS3, X360)
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (DS, Wii)

Xseed Games
JU-ON: The Grudge (Wii)
Ragnarok Online DS (DS)
Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (Wii)

No Publisher Announced
City Life DS (DS)
No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle (Wii)
Scrabble Interactive: 2009 Edition (DS, Wii)
So Blonde (DS, Wii)
Summer Athletics 2009 (PC, PS2, Wii, X360)
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (ARC)
The Grinder (Wii)
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From 1UP

Today's press conference ran nearly two hours and saw members of The Beatles take the stage, microphone issues, game announcements, Xbox Live improvements, and so-called "historic" announcements all come together to formally kick off E3. Even though a number of the announcements were spoiled ahead of time (Halo: Reach and Forza 3 come to mind), there was quite a lot to get excited about. Unless, of course, you're a PC gamer -- in which case the glaring omission of seemingly anything tied to the Games for Windows brand will really sting. Read on for a brief look at the major announcements that were made both at the conference and the post-conference luncheon.

Natal: A New Way to Play

Easily the biggest announcement was Project Natal -- an entirely different way to interact with videogames and the Xbox 360. After years of rumors that a motion controller was coming to 360, it finally has -- except, there's no actual controller. Instead, Natal will detect your body and respond to your movement and voice in a number of ways. The functionality was shown interacting with the dashboard, painting a picture, and playing games. After a number of different demonstrations, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux came out to show a virtual boy by the name of Milo that can be best described as a (virtual) human version of Seaman. In a video, a woman had a conversation and interacted with Milo using the Natal functionality.

Metal Gear Solid on Xbox 360

The mystery of the Kojima countdown website continues to linger, but at least one of the secrets that Kojima Productions has up their sleeves has been revealed. Hideo Kojima took the stage and announced Metal Gear Solid: Rising, an MGS outing on the Xbox 360 starring none other than... Raiden.

Halo: Reach Announced

If you were hoping Bungie was ready to move on from Halo, you'll be sorely disappointed. Halo 3 ODST was played for the crowd, only to be followed by the announcement of Halo: Reach, which appears to be a prequel to the Halo series that takes place in or around the events of the novel The Fall of Reach. ODST sales were guaranteed to be extremely plentiful, as multiplayer beta invites for Recon will be handed out with ODST.

Final Fantasy XIII Played on Xbox 360

Spring 2010 is the current release window for Final Fantasy XIII, but you won't have to wait until then to see how the game runs on 360. XIII was running on the 360 hardware at the conference and it looked as good as you could hope.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Accompany The Beatles Rock Band

The Beatles

Microsoft kicked things off with a long look at The Beatles Rock Band. The game supports up to six players -- as many as three players can sing in addition to the usual instruments -- and was accompanied to the stage by none other than two of the Beatles themselves: Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney.

Crackdown 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Alan Wake, Forza 3 and Others Shown

Sequels to a number of big franchises were shown, including several huge surprises. Left 4 Dead 2 was announced as an exclusive to Xbox 360 and PC; Crackdown 2 was confirmed and shown; an extensive demo of Splinter Cell: Conviction had a nice 24 vibe; Forza 3 will have an in-car view at long last; Alan Wake is alive and was shown in action; Epic Games is working on an XBLA game by the name of Shadow Complex that looks an awful lot like Bionic Commando and Super Metroid; Joy Ride is a cutesy kart racing game that supports microtransactions; and Modern Warfare 2 on 360 will find itself with two (timed) exclusive map packs from Infinity Ward.

Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, and Live Party on Xbox Live

Rounding out the non-game announcements at the conference was the announced Xbox Live implementation of two of the most popular social networking services around: Twitter and Facebook. Coming this fall, you'll be able to access both services right on your Xbox 360. Alongside that functionality will be support for last.fm that will enable listening to all sorts of music right on the 360, as well as the ability to watch live television from Sky News (in the U.K.). Netflix will be getting various improvements, most notably the ability to edit your queue right on the 360. Combine that with 1080p content that plays instantly from the Video Marketplace (which is to be branded with the Zune name) and the long-forgotten but finally-coming Live Party support that lets you watch movies with others over Xbox Live, and you're looking at a lot of new content and functionality on Xbox Live.

Not at the conference...

Even more announcements were made at the post-conference luncheon. The biggest of these was a Games on Demand service that will offer up retail games for download over Xbox Live. This will launch in August with around 30 titles at launch, including Assassin's Creed. The new music service will have its own blade in the New Xbox Experience that includes a storefront for Lips downloadable content. 1080p content through the Video Marketplace will require "something like" an 8 megabit per second download speed, with the quality of the video downscaling to cater to your available bandwidth. And Avatars -- which weren't mentioned much outside of the Natal presentation -- will be getting new gear. Support for games to award clothing and other goodies for your Avatar from things like Achievements is being added, as is a section on the Marketplace to sell branded apparel and things of that nature. Props for your avatar, such as an RC Warthog from Halo that circles around your feet, will also be made available.

Created this thread in anticipation of all the E3 threads sure to pop up next week, hopefully we can keep it all together for easy reading :smashin:
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The Bass

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Hey, you just stole my post and made it better! :D

I only watched the big 3 last year but I'm looking forward to EA, Ubi and Square now.

Going to be a great 3 days :smashin:


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I would probably add E3 2009 Latest Highlights at GameSpot as they have a full live schedule for the days of E3 featuring game demos and interviews with the devs...

Gamespot schedule E3 09 Live Video Game Demos at GameSpot


2:00 PM (10pm uk time)
The Beatles: Rock Band The Beatles: Rock Band
Splinter Cell: Conviction Splinter Cell: Conviction
Brutal Legend Brutal Legend

3:00 PM
Unannounced Title Unannounced Title
Unannounced Title Unannounced Title
God of War III God of War III

4:00 PM
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

5:00 PM
Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer
Guitar Hero 5 Guitar Hero 5

10:00 AM (6pm UK Time)
Lost Planet 2 Lost Planet 2
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

11:00 AM
Spyborgs Spyborgs
Tekken 6 Tekken 6
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

12:00 PM
Pixel Junk Shooter Pixel Junk Shooter
Fat Princess Fat Princess
LittleBigPlanet LittleBigPlanet

1:00 PM
Assassin's Creed 2 Assassin's Creed 2
Rabbids Go Home Rabbids Go Home
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up

2:00 PM
Red Steel 2 Red Steel 2
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Modern Warfare 2 Modern Warfare 2

3:00 PM
Star Wars: The Old Republic Star Wars: The Old Republic
Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman: Arkham Asylum

4:00 PM
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Appearance NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Appearance
Halo 3: ODST Halo 3: ODST
Dead to Rights: Retribution Dead to Rights: Retribution

5:00 PM
Unannounced Title Unannounced Title
Unannounced Title Unannounced Title
Dark Void Dark Void

10:00 AM
DC Universe Online DC Universe Online
Singularity Singularity
Army of Two: The 40th Day Army of Two: The 40th Day

11:00 AM
Lego Rock Band Lego Rock Band
Blur Blur

12:00 PM
Wolfenstein Wolfenstein
Battlefield 1943 Battlefield 1943
Need for Speed: Shift Need for Speed: Shift

1:00 PM
The Saboteur The Saboteur
Darksiders Darksiders
Supreme Commander 2 Supreme Commander 2

2:00 PM
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Need for Speed: Nitro Need for Speed: Nitro
Dead Space Extraction Dead Space Extraction

3:00 PM
Split/Second Split/Second

4:00 PM
DJ Hero DJ Hero

5:00 PM
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Wonder what that could be? Seems pretty dam last in the day to still be adding new things into the presentation.


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I'm putting money on Paul McCartney being on stage to reveal Rockband Beatles


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You forgot to add Splinter Cell Conviction to the Ubisoft Lineup. They're confirmed on Gamespot and also there is a big banner for it outside the convention centre.


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I know it's far from the most exciting release, but here's hoping 'Vancouver 2010' on the 360/PS3/PC is better than the mixed bag that was 'Beijing 2008'. I think less really would be more as far as that game is concerned.


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Not the sort of thing you'd add at the last minute is it? You would think something like that would have been planned months in advance

No, but then they could have always planned to do it to help stoke the fire. There's nothing like a bit of extra media hype on the day is there?

5 minutes is also plenty of time to show off a teaser trailer too. We know that there is supposed to be a new AAA exclusive that will be shown behind closed doors so it could also be to do with that.

Its all just speculation of course ;)


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I predict huge disapointment after the conference because hype always gives people huge expectations , it happens every year and I look forward to the posts showing exactly this ;) :rotfl:

Sniper Ash6

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im really looking forward to this

it gonna be great - a huge amount of great games on show

Sniper Ash6

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@ miket: in post number 4 of this thread, why is every game title written twice? is it just how it was on their site and how it copied over?


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IGN: Pre-E3 2009: Beyond Microsoft's Press Conference

As soon as the conference ends, we'll have exclusive previews of three of the biggest games shown during the press conference. Here's a hint: one was announced a while back, two are being announced at the show. While you'll see demos of both during the press conference, we'll have brand new bonus videos for each game and greater details. Trust us -- these games will not disappoint.

Hope these 2 are good :thumbsup::thumbsup:


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It wont be this year, but I'm hoping for the new Rainbow Six game to be atleast sneak-peaked. But I think it will be released November 2010 so E3 2010 :(.


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The first of the 3 has to be Alan Wake, Im sure about that. Lets hope the other 2 are something really big!

I just hope theres new of Forza 3 to come, its the only game I am really waiting for


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Trailers n stuff popping up alreadly on E3 Insider/ Gametrailers

DJ Hero Gameplay Trailer
Just Cause 2 Trailer
Mass Effect 2 Trailer
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My guesses for the new games are alan awake, forza 3 and the new peter molenux game.

Which is a shame as i was hoping for metal gear.


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Looking foward to the MS tonight.

Its also been confirmed crysis 2 is coming to console.

Halo 4 maybe?


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cant see it being halo 4, wouldnt want to compete with halo odst, however peter jacksons halo project mabey?

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