Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of gaming to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

Microsoft’s Press Conference

Though all of Microsoft’s surprises appeared to have been leaked prematurely, the company still had a few tricks up its sleeves, demonstrating major titles like Tomb Raider and Modern Warfare 3 while also announcing highly-anticipated games like Halo 4.

Xbox’s E3 Portal Prematurely Leaks Halo 4 and Kinect Fun Labs
Microsoft Kicks Off Press Event with Modern Warfare 3 Demo
Mass Effect 3 Gets Kinect Integration
Microsoft Shows Off Updated Xbox Experience with YouTube, Live TV, and Bing (Updated)
New Tomb Raider Game Goes Back to Lara’s Origins
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Remake Announced‎ (Video)
Microsoft Officially Unveils Halo 4, Slated for Holiday 2012 Release (Video)
Kinect Star Wars Shows Its Lightsaber Fighting Prowess
Minecraft Headed Exclusively to the Xbox 360 with Kinect Compatibility
Microsoft Kicks Off E3 With Multiple Major Titles (video)

EA’s Press Conference


With gameplay demos as far as the eye could see, EA’s press conference featured blockbuster titles such as Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. Each title had something unique to contribute to EA’s overall lineup. Battlefield 3‘s graphics were mind-boggling, Mass Effect 3 was looking more and more like an actual shooter, SSX was full of excitement, and Need for Speed: The Run actually contained sequences in which your character is forced to run…on foot!

BioWare Demos Mass Effect 3, Sets Release Date (Video)
SSX Heads Back to the Snowboarding Hills in Jan. 2012
Black Box Shows Off Need for Speed: The Run, Now with Running (Video)
Battlefield 3 Set to Launch on October 25, Beta in September (Video)

Ubisoft’s Press Conference


Though Ubisoft’s press conference was full of flat jokes (yes, we’re looking at you Mr. Caffeine), it was still full of great announcements. The major publisher announced that it will be reviving both the Far Cry and Brothers in Arms franchises. Additionally, the company played an extremely impressive trailer for Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

Far Cry 3 Slated for a 2012 Launch on Multiple Platforms
Brothers in Arms Furious 4 Reimagines the World War II Shooter
Ubisoft Impresses with Assassin’s Creed Revelations Trailer (Video)

Sony’s Press Conference


Despite the fact that Sony’s press conference started with a solemn introduction in which Sony executives apologized for the PSN’s recent outage, its event was still full of announcements and demonstrations. Notably, the NGP finally has a name, the PlayStation Vita, and will go on sale in the United States this holiday season.

Sony Kicks Off E3 Event with Apology for PSN Outage
Sony Confirms God of War and Team ICO Collections
Sony Makes 3D Affordable with PlayStation 3D Monitor and Glasses
Naughty Dog Gives Players an Early Look at Uncharted 3′s Campaign
Sony Unveils PlayStation Vita. NGP No More.