ROUNDUP: Microsoft E3 press conference

Microsoft has just finished off its very impressive E3 presentation, leaving both Sony and, in particular, Nintendo with plenty to do to live up to it.

Highlights included full body motion control system Natal, which as well as allowing game control also boast facial, voice and pattern recognition. There was also the news retail didn’t want to hear – Microsoft will become the first platform holder to allow users to bypass retail altogether.

Software highlights include Halo: Reach, Final Fantasy XIII, the exclusive Left 4 Dead 2 and of course, a brand new Metal Gear Solid!

Global ‘Games on Demand’ service heading to 360

Natal is the Xbox 360 successor

New motion-sensing camera revealed

Metal Gear Solid IS coming to 360

New Splinter Cell is 360 exclusive

Forza 3 officially announced

Crackdown 2 confirmed

Valve readies biggest ever push for Left4Dead 2

Alan Wake coming next spring

Bungie reveals Halo Reach

Spring release for FFXIII

Xbox teams up with, Facebook and Twitter

Epic unveils Shadow Complex for 360

Microsoft secures Modern Warfare 2 DLC

Exclusive Beatles Rock Band DLC on Xbox Live

The Beatles kick off E3

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