The Way A Company Trade Show Should Be – X06

For those who don’t like reading things like gaming websites, blogs, etc., I have news for you: Microsoft’s X06 has started. Needless to say, I am enthused, as MS will no doubt take advantage of the sucktastic PS3 offerings at TGS. In fact, this bombardment of goodness for my shiny white console has already begun. First of all, Assassin’s Creed. My game of the year 07 already, there is now even more proof to back up that statement. That proof comes in the form of a live demo shown at this morning’s press conference. If you feel like watching the deliciousness, visit this page.

Moving right along, MS also announced not one but two new titles in the Halo franchise. That would be Halo Wars and a yet-to-be-named Halo franchise from Peter Jackson (you know, the guy who was fat and made a few good movies then got skinny and made a really long one about a giant monkey. Yeah, that guy). Halo Wars looks promising and I honestly don’t care about Peter’s Halo opus just yet, as I haven’t seen anything.

Yet another good announcement is that the HD DVD addon will have an MSRP of $199.99 here in the states, and actually include the HD DVD of the aforementioned monkey movie. Will I buy it? Probably. Will I watch Kong on it? Heh, it’s free right? Might as well…

Guitar Hero II will be coming for the 360. This time, we get an absolutely insane wireless Explorer (or X-Plorer as they put it). As long as I can download some Coheed, I will buy it the day it comes out. Check out the guitar on Kotaku.

In other little news from the conference, Doom (or DooM…or DOOM…I don’t know) is now on Live. You can play 4 player co-op, surround sound, blah, blah, blah. I don’t like Doom. I said it.  GTA IV will also have two “epic episodes” as the slide put it, which should be good…let’s just hope they make this one pretty and fix that whole “same thing, new package” issue. It really is plaguing the series as of late (see GTA: Vice City Stories). Banjo-Kazooie 3 is going to be on the 360, twenty bucks says Rare screws up again. Bioshock and Splinter Cell 5 both exclusives. That’s about it.

If you want the whole liveblogged conference check out Joystiq. That’s it for me…actually, be sure to check out my Army of Two preview up now on CS. That is all.


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