The lights are on
Did you miss any of the big stories this week? Want to find out how the pieces fit together? You're in the right place. This week's big story was the reveal of the Xbox One (and almost everyone else just got out of the way of that freight train).
The Xbox One, follow-up PR, and the rage of a million core gamers
We've extensively covered this week's Xbox One news (you can see every story we published in our Xbox One Reveal Headquarters), but I want to draw your attention to a couple of key pieces.
There's a lot of information right now on the hardware, Kinect 2.0 (with a new report suggesting additional functionality), the controller, the television functions, and more. We are still waiting on the thing that most of you are probably interested in: games. We've been told that Microsoft is working on 15 exclusives in the first 12 months, and we've known since the reveal date was announced that this week was about platform and services. E3 is where we'll be seeing the good stuff. This could be the first time in years that Microsoft doesn't disappoint with its keynote. A press conference light on Usher and creepy kids and heavy on new game announcements would go a long way to winning back the core segment of the market.
More news on Nintendo's E3 Plans
Bad news for us, good news for you. This is going to make coverage tricky, but on the first day of E3 (Tuesday June 11), Nintendo will be presenting its next Direct program at 7 AM Pacific. This week, company president Satoru Iwata teased a new Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and 3D Mario title. We're hopeful we'll have hands-on with those when we visit the booth later that morning.
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