Microsoft kicked off E3 this morning with their press conference at the Wiltern Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Here are some of the highlights:
Gone are the days spent worrying how to pronounce Natal correctly. Now it’s called Kinect. And from what I’ve seen from various articles and the Kinect section of the Xbox site, it looks like we’ve got ourselves a fancified Wii Sports. I’m really hoping that game developers will take advantage of the new technology and come out with some intensely creepy horror games. I want to see more than simple sports games and cute animal games for kiddos.
NEW GAMES TO COME
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Metal Gear Solid: Rising
- Gears of War III
- Fable III (shipping in October)
- Codename: Kingdom
- Halo: Reach
The Xbox 360 Slim features a 250 GB hard drive, built-in wifi (802.11N), and, like all other Xbox 360 models, support for Microsoft’s upcoming motion-sensing, controller-free device Kinect. The price is the same as the Elite at $299.