When it comes to big surprises at E3, no one does it like Microsoft. The software giant has stolen Nintendo and Sony’s thunder in the past, so don’t be astonished if it does it again. We’ve seen many an announcement on the platform holder’s stage, haven’t we? Everything from the new Xbox 360 Slim unveiling when Microsoft gave every journalist in the room a console, to the reveal of Kinect, back then known as Project Natal. Those were all memorable – but below the break you’ll realize the top five biggest moments Redmond’s had at E3, and yes, one’s a megaton.
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The first screenshot of Project Natal’s River Rush game was revealed earlier today by The Los Angeles Times. Judging by the screenshot, the game looks really, really good compared to previous Natal game Ricochet.
Who would have ever thought we’d come this far in the gaming industry? No longer is the artform something for kids only. No, gaming has extented its reach and come E3, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are planning to take the revolution even further.
But Microsoft’s plans are more ambitious than Sony and Nintendo’s combined in the motion sensing department. In fact the software giant is planning something so big, so great, that it’s hired one of the most popular networks, MTV, to witness the Project Natal experience live.
And what’s this “The Lo” that’s getting Matt Singley, Sr. Dir. of Social Media Strategy for the Xbox and Zune divisions so excited?
It’s not about reinventing the wheel, it’s about no wheel at all. That’s what Microsoft is trying to do this generation by introducing Project Natal. Los Angeles Times has revealed a new list of games that they were able to play with Project Natal, and a short description of them. LA Times also confirms that Microsoft will be showcasing over a dozen more Natal-licensed titles from other game developers this Monday and Tuesday
Hour zero for Project Natal is just around the corner, lucky members of the media are getting their first play test with natal just before E3. The latest hands-on impressions come straight from Dublin by video games website, The Gaming Liberty. Two skeptics from TGL attended a behind closed doors first look at Microsoft’s Project Natal and their overall consensus was extremely positive, shedding some light on Natal’s possible lag problem.
Project Natal and Move will be all the rage at E3 this year, as the two giants go head-to-head showing off their latest motion devices. Although Sony’s Move has received its fair share of media spotlight already at GDC, the hardware giant has promised to wow its fans even more at E3.
On the other side of the fence, Microsoft is planning to push its new tech, Project Natal, no holds barred and because of that, Pachter fears the worst for Sony.