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E3 2012: A Brief Account Of Microsoft’s Press Briefing

Today, Microsoft unveiled a portfolio of games demonstrating that no matter what kind of game gets your heart pounding, Xbox 360 is the only place to play all of this year’s biggest blockbusters and brand-new titles.

Spearheaded by the return of Master Chief in the most-anticipated entertainment launch of the year, Halo 4, Microsoft showcased a spectacular lineup of titles found only on Xbox 360, including Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey and the world premiere of Gears of War: Judgment — setting the stage for the platform’s biggest holiday yet.

Delighting music fans around the world, global entertainment icon Usher lit up the stage at Microsoft’s E3 media briefing with a surprise performance of his smash hit Scream. Backed by amazing in-game visuals, Usher blew the crowd away with a dance routine created for Dance Central 3, the next installment of the bestselling dance game on Kinect for Xbox 360. Microsoft also unveiled brand-new titles Ascend: New Gods, Wreckateer, Matter and Lococycle.

In addition, the industry’s biggest and best publishers were on hand to showcase why the most highly anticipated games are best played on Xbox 360. Activision wowed gamers with the first live gameplay demonstration of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Making their worldwide debuts on Microsoft’s E3 stage, Ubisoft Entertainment’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and THQ’s South Park: The Stick of Truth were both confirmed to feature Kinect voice-recognition functionality.

With the help of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, EA SPORTS showed off the future of sports videogames with demonstrations of Madden NFL 2013 and FIFA 2013 using the power of voice on Kinect. Microsoft further delighted audiences with news that Capcom’s Resident Evil 6, Square-Enix’s Tomb Raider and THQ’s South Park: The Stick of Truth will all feature add-on DLC content that will be available first only on Xbox 360.

With immersive games for the adventurous hero, racing fiend and dance superstar within us all, Xbox 360 is poised to unleash an unprecedented landslide of blockbuster games for everyone.

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