Video Game Time E3 Edition

Where to begin, there was so much announced today that today’s Video Game Edition will pretty much be just bullet points of what was announced.

Project Natal is now know as Kinect and will be available November 4, 2010 for a rumored $149.99.

Eight games have been announced so far with more coming out by launch.  A few of the games that are coming out are reminiscent of Wii and Playstation Eye games, but we’ll see how that pans out in the months to come.  The only game that has me really interested is the Star Wars game that is not due until sometime next year.  Being able to force push you enemies with a flick of your hand seems pretty awesome to me.

New Slicker “Whisper-quiet” 360.  The new system, which ships out this week, has a sleek black glossy look.  Here is the official stat sheet information.

Xbox 360 is fully loaded with new features and still comes with everything you know and love. Here’s a feature list to make sure you don’t miss any of the newest Xbox 360 250GB parts.

Form Factor: Sleek, lean and gloss black finish with chrome accents. Place vertically or horizontally in any living room entertainment center.

Touch Sensitive Buttons: Turn the Xbox 360 video game system on/off and eject a disc with the swipe of a finger.

Whisper Quiet: Whether you’re playing a DVD disc or from the hard drive, or navigating the dashboard, with the all-new and much quieter Xbox 360, the only noise you’ll hear is your own laughing, cheering and playing.

Wi-Fi: Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi for fast, easy connection to your friends and entertainment on Xbox LIVE.

Hard Drive: 250GB internal, swappable hard drive for even more storage. To access, remove the bottom panel by pushing the small tab toward the front of the console.

Kinect-Ready: Custom Kinect port on the back of the console that directly hooks up to the Kinect sensor for controller-free fun.

USB Slots: Five USB ports; three in the back of the console and two in the front for easy plug and play.

AV Connections:

AV Cable included for standard definition TV connection.
HDMI port for high definition TV connection.
Optical Audio out port integrated on back of console for AV system connection.

Power Supply: Smaller and more efficient. Xbox 360 250GB and Xbox 360 Original power supplies are not interchangeable.

Wireless Controller: The award-winning Xbox 360 Wireless Controller matches the console in all black with color-matched thumsticks and directional pad with a touch of gloss and chrome to complete the look.

Backwards Compatible. Your favorite accessories and games will work with Xbox 360 250GB. (Xbox 360 External Hard Drives and Memory Units are not compatible.)

Accessories. Customize your Xbox 360 250GB with matching black accessories, including favorites such as Controllers, Wireless Headset, Chatpad, Quick Charge and Play & Charge Kits and more. Get a look at a few of these today.

Key Internal Components Changes:

Fan: Moved from two small fans to one larger fan for improved acoustics.
Chipset: 45 nanometer and integrated CPU and GPU.
Wi-Fi: Integrated wireless capability.

It seems like I am going to be pre-ordering a boatload of games in the months to come.  So many great titles announced and it is still only day 1 of E3.  While I do know that most of these titles will be multi-systems there are a few exclusives that have still yet to be announced.

Here is what was announced today.

During Xbox Presentation
– Call of Duty: Black Ops
– Metal Gear Solid: Rising
– Gears of War 3
– Fable III
– Codename Kingdoms
– Halo Reach
– ESPN on Xbox Live (Free for Gold members)
– Kinect Games – Kinectimals, Kinect Sports, Kinect Joyride, Kinect Adventures, Your Shape, Dance Central & a new Forza game.

EA Presentation
– Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit
– Dead Rising 2
– Medal of Honor
– EA Sports MMA – Cool feature is the EA Sports Live Broadcast. Where players will be chosen at random to fight in a live telecast that other players can watch.
– EA Active 2
– Madden 11
– The Sims 3
– Crysis 2
– Bulletstorm
– Star Wars The Old Republic (PC)
– Also announced was EA Gun Club which is a reward program for those that play EA games.

Ubisoft Presentation
– Child of Eden
– Assassins Creed Brotherhood
– Shaun White Skateboarding
– Battle Tag
– Innergy
– Motion Sports
– Raving Rabbids Travel in Time
– Ghost Recon Future Soldier
– Driver San Francisco

There are a few more presentations this week, Sony and Nintendo will present on Tuesday with Konami presenting on Wednesday.  I will make sure to keep you updated on all the news and any updates that may occur.

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