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Microsoft's E3 announcements

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Prolly the big ones are: a dashboard update to feature Mii-like avatars; a Netflix partnership – netflix members will be able to access the Netflix catalogue from their 360s; and Final Fantasy XIII will be on 360 as well as PS3.

The 360 will see an upgrade to 60GB of hard drive (it used to be 20). Also, there were release dates for Fable 2 (october), Gears of War 2 (november 7), and Resident Evil 5 (march 13 2009). A new Portal game, Portal: Still Alive, will come to Live Arcade sometime in ’08. The Rock Band track list is revealed (“Livin’ on a Prayer”, sweet!) In non-sequel news, a karaoke game called Lips is on its way, and a camera-enabled game called You’re in the Movies.

There’s still supposed to be a big Bungie announcement today.

2 comments on "Microsoft's E3 announcements"

  1. ramanan says:

    Final Fantasy on the 360 sounds like a really big win for Microsoft. I wonder if news like that will have any effect on sales.

  2. D says:

    I don’t know if it translates into increased 360 sales, but it definitely takes a horse out of Sony’s stable. And presumably denies Sony some extra hardware sales because of it.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow!

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