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Microsoft E3 Conference Recap: Games, SmartGlass and More Media Content (Video)

Microsoft set the bar pretty high during its conference at E3 today. I have in front of me an extensive list of what the company just announced and it’s hard not to get excited about what’s has in store: Halo 4, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Gears of War: Judgement, streaming media apps and Xbox SmartGlass, which is a pretty amazing new feature similar to Apple’s AirPlay, but better. That’s just a fraction of what’s coming to the Xbox 360 this year. There’s also Nike+ integration, Internet Explorer and so much Kinect support that I can already feel the calories being burned. The Xbox 360 is only going to get bigger.

E3 has started off with a bang. What are you most excited about so far?

Xbox E3 Conference

  • Halo 4 trailer and information
  • Microsoft announces Xbox 360 is top selling console worldwide
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
    • Game demo
    • The game uses Kinect for voice commands
    • Single player, co-op, and spies vs mercenaries modes
    • Ships Spring 2013
  • EA
    • Madden NFL 13 and Fifa 13 wil have Kinect integration
    • You can make team changes using voice commands
    • Demoed on stage (Madden)
    • Madden NFL 13 will be released August 28th
  • Fable: The Journey
    • Trailer shown
    • Release: Holiday 2012
  • “Biggest year for Xbox games”
  • Gears of War Judgement
    • World premiere trailer
    • Coming 2013
  • Forza Horizon
    • Trailer
    • Has street racing in it like the Need For Speed series
    • October 23rd 2012
  • New Kinect voice commands for movie searching
    • “Xbox… Comedy…”
    • Search will bring results from all apps and services like Hulu/Netflix
  • Bing voice search coming to new countries
  • “Over the next year we plan to double the content you can find on Xbox”
    • New partners: Nickelodeon, Paramount movies, Machinima, Univision
  • NBA coming to Xbox
    • NBA Game Time with League Pass
  • Hockey also being added
  • ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, and ESPN U also being added to the ESPN app
  • Music
    • Xbox Music
  • 30 million tracks available for Xbox, Windows 8 PCs, Phones, and tablets
  • Nike+ coming to the Xbox and Kinect
    • On stage demonstration
    • Nike Fuel compatible
    • “Virtual personal trainer”
    • Standalone game that will released this holiday
  • Xbox SmartGlass
    • Works with Windows, iOS, and Android
    • Works like AirPlay for sending content from the device to the Xbox
    • Your mobile device will give you content details while the video is still playing on your TV
    • Can also be used for games
  • In Madden you’ll be able to choose your play or draw routes
  • Internet Explorer
    • Coming this year to Xbox
    • Kinect voice integration
    • You can use your smartphone as a trackpad to scroll
  • Xbox Games coming to Windows 8 tablets and PC’s
  • Tomb Raider
    • On stage demo
    • First DLC for the game will be an Xbox exclusive
  • Ascend: New Gods
    • Coming 2013
    • Trailer shown off
  • LocoCycle
    • Demo showed
  • Resident Evil 6
    • Demo shown off
    • DLC first on Xbox
  • Wreckateer
    • Xbox Live title
    • Kinect controls
    • Summer
  • South Park RPG, South Park: The Stick of Truth
    • Coming March 5th, 2013
    • Trailer
  • Dance Central 3
    • Trailer shown off
    • Usher on stage dancing
    • Enhanced UI
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    • Exclusive Xbox DLC
    • Trailer shown off
    • Demo on stage
    • 11/13/12

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...