US, July 11, 2007 - Tuesday night Microsoft gathered a few thousand journalists at Santa Monica High School. While some thought they were coming to watch Battle of the Bands, it turned out Microsoft was holding a pre-E3 press conference. Three IGN editors and one former IGN editor gathered after the hour-and-a-half show to discuss what Microsoft showed.
All good things must come to an end. Fortunately, all mediocre things must also end. And so, despite having a sore back and bleeding eardrums, I held solace in the knowledge that at some point, Microsoft's press conference had to come to a close. The conference was low key as if the big MS seemed unsure how to approach the new format of E3. Rather than dropping megaton announcements, Microsoft focused on its previously-announced Xbox 360 '07 lineup