Microsoft Xbox E3 Liveblog!

We're here in Los Angeles for Microsoft's big Xbox announcements. Stay tuned as we report the morning's events and you can join in and share your thoughts.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Haha I am also on my way to E3 just glad it's in LA, Ca :-P
  • I'm not on my way.
  • Lol! Me either...
  • Gears 4!!
  • Word!! :D
  • There's alot of things I hope they announce and also I hope they announce some windows phone Xbox live games
  • Someone did call Master Chief. Woot.
  • F••• I need an Xbox.
  • Don't have an Xbox.... Dude you are missing out BIG TIME!!!
  • Here's a screenshot of an AT&T Nokia Windows Phone from today's XBox E3 presentation:

    That does NOT look like a Lumia 900.
  • Nope, that's minecraft...try again.
  • The WPCentral app doesn't preserve the capital letters in the link. View this comment from Mobile IE or on your PC and you'll see the right image.
  • That smart glass stuff looks pretty dang awesome!!!!! ^.^
  • So sad I can't watch the live stream on my phone.
  • It worked well on mine.  I went to the full site on IE on my WP, then clicked the little Play button.  Saw the whole thing!
  • Yep, it was streaming on YouTube so that would only mean you could get it on your phone also.
  • oh man, I was trying g4tv & ign and both were flash only, so I had to follow live blogs.
  • Good lord the fanboys are gonna lose their damn minds over this Usher mess, lol
  • Holy crap, Microsoft is hitting Consumer hard! I'm not even a gamer, but got excited about this stuff.
  • Joe John who cares what his name is, just play the damn football game already. LMAO!!!!!
  • So with Smart it tablet and phone to Xbox only or phone to tablet also. That's what I need.
  • I'm sure the communication will be universal. I think MS didn't go into detail cause they had to stick with the game theme.
  • I do not think it is going to be Phone to Tablet talking (a DLNA replacement).  It is going to be the Xbox Companion with a TON more features and available on iOS and Android also.
  • The features on glass are.... How do I say it... AWSOME!!!!!!. Pinch to zoom IE and Bing. Its soo exciting to be a Microsoft fan right now. IPhone and Android eat your heart out.
  • Can't wait to be able to use Xbox Music on all my MS devices.
  • Isn't this the same thing as Zune? They only changed the name
  • I had the same thought... Zune already handles Music + Music Videos for all three devices. A little disappointed that it's being renamed "Xbox Music." Even with them rebranding Xbox as an all-in-one entertainment machine, it still seems weird.
  • I was a bit confused on how that whole Smart Glass thing in relation to gaming is used. I notice the guy drawing up a play with Madden. Did he also use the tablet to control the game as well? I couldn't tell. My issue is how feasible is it to scroll through menus on one device and then grab a controller to execute the play? Otherwise, the conference was good if you are excited about the additional content and controls coming to XBL. But as far as gaming goes, it was more of what we already knew and nothing that really stuck out. I felt like last years (or maybe two years ago) conference ended with a COD game as well.
  • He did...he drew up the play...hiked the ball from the tablet, pulled back on the quarterback ala Angry Birds Slingshot controlling the QB Vision that way and then swipped to the receiver.  That whole example was lead with "WHAT THEY COULD do"...not what they are currently implementing.
  • Not sure what is being emphasized with the caps. But thank you for clarifying whether or not he was controlling the QB with the tablet. I still don't know how that will work or whether your average gamer cares to replace a controller with touchscreen controls. But its interesting nonetheless
  • So cool that...1. There broadcasting on Xbox. 2. Making it work not only in U.S. This is unique as we have never seen live casting on Xbox
  • So the 30 baseball games I watched on this were were..........not as live as this was live or something? And what about UFC? And all of ESPN?
  • It's a great time to be a Microsoft fanboy... Yeah Buddy!!!