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Microsoft Details PAX East Plans

Microsoft will be at PAX East in a big way, offering up attendees the chance to get their hands on Gears of War 3 and a handful of new XBLA titles, test their grit in a Halo: Reach multiplayer tournament, and sit in on relevant panels.

Check out the extensive list of offerings below.

Xbox Core Booth #836

  • Gears of War 3 – First public hands-on with content from the upcoming multiplayer beta, featuring 20 stations of Versus Multiplayer
  • Fable III – PC version highlighting newly announced features like Hardcore mode and 3-D functionality


Xbox Kinect Booth #736

  • Kinect Sports – You are the athlete in the #1 best-selling Kinect game! Six sports to jump in and play: Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Table Tennis, Track & Field and Boxing
  • Dance Central – Connect with the music you love and get a sneak preview of the four new upcoming downloadable dance routines
  • Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do – First public hands-on with 20 new family-friendly, full-body games, only on Kinect for Xbox 360
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience – First public hands-on experience on Kinect for Xbox 360


Xbox LIVE Arcade and “Homefront” Booth #850

  • Homefront – Get an early hands-on with the gripping action before it hits stores on March 15
  • Fire Pro Wrestling – Bring your Avatar into the ring like a real wrestler! Perform special moves and team up with your friends
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet  – Blending exploration, intense shooter action, and puzzle-solving with gorgeous visuals, rich storytelling and Hollywood quality presentation, “Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet” draws you into an epic journey full of surprises, danger and wonder
  • Section 8: Prejudice – A sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat, where every decision drastically impacts the battlefield
  • The Gunstringer –Take control of an undead marionette in an epic Wild West stage production that requires your puppeteering and quick draw shooting skills to exact revenge on the Gunstringer's enemies – all controller-free on Kinect
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War – The Cold War is decided when ‘80s era action toys come alive and wage war! “Toy Soldiers: Cold War” blends intense first person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you’re scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends  
  • Trenched – Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this Tower Defense Shooter from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions


Booth Events
Cliff Bleszinski signing
Saturday, March 12, 2 – 3 PM ET, Xbox core booth #836 
Meet the “Gears of War” design director during this exclusive signing appearance

“Carnival Games” cotton candy giveaway and Barker photo opportunities
Friday, March 11, 1 – 3 PM ET, Xbox Kinect booth #736
Saturday, March 12, 1 – 3 PM ET, Xbox Kinect booth #736

Panels
Xbox LIVE Community Panel: Some Assembly Required and Batteries Definitely Not Included hosted by Eric “DMZilla” Doty
Saturday, March 12, 2 – 3 PM ET
Naga Theatre

Major Nelson Live Podcast with guest Cliff Bleszinski
Saturday, March 12, 5 – 6 PM ET
Manticore Theatre

Xbox LIVE Enforcement hosted by Stephen "Stepto" Toulouse
Friday, March 11, 6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
Manticore Theatre

Ancillary Events
“Halo: Reach” Tournament featuring the Defiant Map Pack
Sunday, March 13, 1 – 5 PM ET
Boston Convention Center – Console Tourney, Level 1, Room 102
Sign up at the tournament desk (same location) starting Friday, March 11 at 10 AM ET

Community Activities
Xbox Tweet-up with Major Nelson, DMZilla, Stepto, Eric Neustadter and Laura Massey
We’ve got food and beverages and some prizes to give away, so come meet some fellow Xbox LIVE members and the team right before PAX East kicks off 
Friday, March 11, 9 – 10:30 AM ET
Lucky’s Lounge: 355 Congress Street

PAX East is this weekend, March 11 – 13. Nintendo will also have a sizable showing, offering consumers a chance to check out the 3DS before its March 27 release.

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