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Xbox E3 2012 Press Event Wrap Up

Xbox E3 2012

Microsoft just concluded their annual E3 press conference, and has opened the expo guns blazing. They kicked things off by showcasing eight minutes of Halo 4 single player, which highlighted a new, as yet to be named enemy and new UI elements. Following the stage demo, Ubisoft took the stage to introduce the sixth entry in the Splinter Cell franchise; Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Following Sam Fisher's renegade stint in prior entries, he is now back in an official capacity, as the leader of forth echelon. Blacklist features Kinect support, co-op, and spies vs mercs mode, and will ship sometime next spring.

A teaser trailer for the just announced Gears of War prequel was unveiled. Now officially known as Gears of War: Judgement, expect more information to come soon. Later, Yusef Mehdi, head of Xbox Marketing and Strategy, took the stage to announce new media and entertainment partnerships for the Xbox 360, as well as expanded bing voice search functionality. Soon, Xbox users will be able to search by genre, and the functionality will be expanded to 12 new countries, including Mexico. Four new entertainment providers - out of an additional 35 - were revealed; Nickelodeon, Paramount, Machinima, and Univision. In addition, expanded sports offerings were revealed; NBA, NHL, and new Watch ESPN functionality. Beyond third party entertainment, as largely anticipated, Microsoft has officially nixed the Zune Branding. Soon, Zune Music will be renamed to Xbox Music, and like Zune, will retain the branding across PC, Tablets, Xbox, and Windows Phone.



New Halo 4 Details Revealed

Halo 4

Following the unveiling of Halo 4's box art last Monday, Microsoft has dropped some new information on this highly anticipated game. The first, and possibly most exciting reveal came in the form of Spartan Ops, a side story told in weekly episodes. Part of the just announced Halo Infinity Multiplayer, this new mode, playable in both single player and co-op, is essentially a separate campaign. Although it intersects with the main story, SO features its own cinematics, its own missions, and even its own set of characters - a new group of Spartans dubbed Majestic Squad. Access to Spartan Ops will be included with the game at no extra charge.

Additionally, competitive multiplayer has been renamed as War Games in Halo 4. Although light on details, expect enhancements to loadout and player progression, as well as "fresh, immersive new game modes". The ability to augment your Spartan using combat enhancements (specializations, as they will be known in this game was also outed. Last, but certainly not least, a limited edition SKU of the game has been announced.



Halo 4 Dated

Halo 4

The highly anticipated forth chapter in the storied Halo franchise now has a release date. Today, developer 343 industries announced that Halo 4 will be available on November 6, 2012. Although Halo 3 brought closure to the original trilogy, many questions were left unanswered in regards to Master Chief and Cortana. This game will answer some of them, and serves as the first chapter in a new canonical saga in the Halo universe. To mark the occasion, Rooster Teeth has released a special "Save the Date" episode of Red Vs. Blue. Check it out below!

Information surrounding Master Chief's latest adventure has been deliberately scant, but fans of the series can watch "Conan", tonight at 11pm EST/10pm CDT on TBS for a special preview segment.


Xbox E3 Press Conference Wrap-Up: Halo 4, Dance Central 2, and More

Xbox E3

Microsoft held their annual E3 press conference at The Galen Center earlier today, detailing their plans for upcoming games, future Xbox Live enhancements, and not one, but two Halo announcements. As they had promised last year, several Kinect supported titles aimed at the core audience were shown, including:

Kinect Star Wars

Ryse (formerly known as Codename: Kingdoms)

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Forza 4


Fable: Journey

Mass Effect 3