Microsoft - Bringing it home once again

Microsoft – Bringing it home once again

Published On September 18, 2006 | By Anthony Barker | News

Remember during E3 we were deluged with daily content on the Xbox Live Marketplace? Well boys and girls, we are in for some treats over the next coming weeks. Microsoft has announced that it will be ‘bringing it home’ once again from the Tokyo Game Show and soon after the X06 event in Barcelona.

Behold the press release of goodness…

Enjoy Tokyo Game Show and X06 direct from your living room with an all-access pass to the biggest video game events of the fall

Xbox Live is “Bringing It Home” and invites Xbox 360 owners to check out games, demos, trailers and news from the show floors

Gamers don’t have to be on the Tokyo Game Show and X06 guest lists to have a front row seat to all of the action, because this year Xbox brings these event show floors to you. Following on from the success of “E3: Bringing It Home,” Xbox is inviting all gamers to enjoy exclusive access via Xbox Live Marketplace to Tokyo Game Show, the largest show from the world’s second largest gaming market, and X06, the ultimate Microsoft games showcase.

Starting Wednesday, September 20, through Friday, September 29, connected gamers can access the best content from the Tokyo Game Show in Japan and X06 in Barcelona, Spain, including highlights from both press briefings, daily updates and behind the scenes videos from the show floors as well as the hottest playable game demos and videos in high definition. The majority of this content will only be available until 12:00 a.m. PDT on September 29, so be sure to download everything you want while it is available.

In total, more than 100 pieces of new downloadable content will be available to gamers during the nine day period, including a never before announced major franchise on Xbox Live Arcade. In addition to new playable game demos, there will also be new game videos from the following titles being showcased at Tokyo Game Show and/or X06:

oCall of Duty® 3 (Activision)
oForza Motorsport 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)
oKane & Lynch: Dead Men (Eidos)
oKingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom (Microsoft)
oProject Sylpheed (Square-Enix)
oShrek the Third â„¢ (Activision)
oViva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)
oPlus additional high definition videos from games to be announced at Tokyo Game Show and X06

For gamers looking to further personalize their Xbox 360 experience Xbox Live will feature new picture packs and themes for titles including Alan Wake, Fable 2, Mass Effect and Forza Motorsport 2. Gamers also will be able to download a free picture pack, theme and an exclusive scene prior to the SCI FI Channel’s Battlestar Galactica season premiere on October 6th (US only).

Stay tuned to the Xbox Live Calendar pages on Xbox.com (xbox.com/bringingithome) for more information on the schedule of events taking place during the Xbox Live is “Bringing It Home” week. If you’re not yet connected to Xbox Live, sign up today to Bring Tokyo Game Show and X06 Home on your Xbox 360. What are you waiting for?

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So there you have it, Xmas has come early for us 360 gamers, So clear your Hard Drives and make sure you make a note in your diary, 20th September, for when it all kicks off!

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Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.