"Once again, Microsoft hit the stage at E3 to tout new a host of new corporate partnerships for its Xbox Live service. However, those expecting talk of a new console will have to wait.
This is the first of our Conference Reaction columns -- we'll be publishing one for each of the major console manufacturers' press conferences. Keep it mind, this is our gut reaction based on watching the conference. So, we'll shoot from the hip and try to give you our best analysis as events unfold throughout the day."