Microsoft unveils much-awaited Halo 4 at E3
A preview of the game Halo 4 is shown on screen at the conclusion at the Microsoft E3 XBOX 360 media briefing in Los Angeles. The game will showcase the Microsoft Kinect where the player will be able to use voice commands and body movements to control the gameplay.

With Microsoft's E3 press conference out of the way, the IBTimes wraps up the key products and services it chose to reveal and demo at this year's expo.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

As everyone suspected Treyarch's latest entry into its record breaking franchise did indeed make an appearance at this year's E3. Microsoft kicked of its press conference with a new video demo showing of the forthcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The video revealed a scuba section set in New York Harbor as well as several other underwater sections.

Forebodingly the video also revealed a section of the game that saw New York burning. Details regarding gameplay were not given.

The new Tomb Raider

E3 wouldn't be complete without an appearance from the now iconic Lara Croft, Tomb Raider protagonist.

This year she was introduced by Daniel Neuberger and Darrell Gallagher from Crystal Dynamics.

The game was revealed to be an origin story for the character. The video showed a rather fresh-faced 21-year-old Lara ship wrecked on an island being chased by the rather Temple of Doom-like inhabitants through a series of caves and skull laden catacombs.

The game was reported as being due for release in the fall of 2012.

Sports sports and more sports

Microsoft's press conference went on to reveal four new EA Sports titles set to recieve Kinect support in the next 12 months. They were, Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, FIFA, and one more "to be revealed later."

Mass Effect 3

As everyone expected the iconic Mass Effect franchise made an appearance as Microsoft showed off the newly added Kinect controls Mass Effect 3 will boast upon release.

The demo itself showed player's commanding their team using voice controls. The commands included everything from ordering companions to move forwards or backwards, to issuing orders to use specific powers or weapons. The demo also showed player's using the Kinect's voice recognition system to control the games dialogue wheel.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier also made an appearence during Microsoft's press conference.
The demo and video shown revealed that the game will indeed include Kinect support. It showed users demoing the game's "gun smith" mode, using Minority Report style gestures to create their weapons. Other Kinect features were also promised.

New Xbox Live features

Xbox Live's Marc Whitten also used the company's press conference as an opportunity to outline some of the new features and services users could expect for the Xbox Live.

First off was a demo of a new and improved Kinect controlled interface. Second was the revelation that YouTube and Bing services are to be added to the console later this year.

The Bing search engine will reportedly include Kinect voice recognition controls.

The new features are expected to launch this fall.

UFC for Kinect

UFC president Dana White also made an appearance to announce a forthecoming service that will allow Xbox owners to watch UFC live fights, "this holiday" -- it looks like this service will only be available for United States customers.

Gears of War 3

One of the most anticipated titles for the Xbox, the latest adventure of Marcus and Delta Squad also appeared during the press conference.

Unfortunately all that was revealed at this juncture was yet another trailer showing Marcus and his team fighting everything from Mechs to giant sea monsters.

Crytek's Ryse

The mysterious new game from Crysis developer Crytek also reared its hear during the conference. The game has been confirmed as being titled Ryse and as shown in a video at the conference is set in war-time Rome. The video also revealed that the game will support Kinect controls.
Halo HD remake

The recently leaked Halo High-Definition remake also appeared. The video showed what looked like the classic first game Halo: Combat Evolved remade using the Halo: Reach engine. The game is set for release November 15, 2011.

Forza 4

As expected the big-name racing giant Forza 4 was also revealed, as expected boasting Kinect controls. A new wireless steering wheel peripheral for the Xbox 360 was also revealed.

The game launches October 11, 2011.

The new Fable

Titled Fable: The Journey, Peter Molyneux personally took to the stage to announce his newest game.

The video trailer shown at the conference demoed several new features including Kinect support and first-person spell casting.

Minecraft for Kinect

The PC hit Minecraft was also revealed as coming to the Xbox at an as yet unspecified date.

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

The cyber world recreation of Disney's theme park was also shown off. The recreated Disneyland showed each of the different rides being played as minigames through the Kinect.

Kinect Star Wars

First revealed alongside the peripheral when it launched all the way back in Q4 of 2010, the long awaited Kinect Star Wars game also popped up during Microsoft's press conference.

Like its previous appearances the demo showed players wielding a light saber on an on rails path slicing and dicing all that came in their way.

Tim Schafer's Sesame Street game

A new Sesame Street game currently being developed by Veteran creator Tim Schafer was also shown-off. Titled "Once Upon a Monster" the game is set to allow players to befriend monsters to help them solve puzzles. The game will be Kinect enabled.

Kinect Fun Labs

During the conference Kinect creative director Kudo Tsunoda took the time to announce Kinect Fun Labs.

The Fun Labs will be a new permanent addition to the Xbox Live's dashboard and will allow users to download a host of independently and Microsoft made Kinect applications.

A few of the applications were demoed at the event. One showed the Kinect scanning the user and creating a replica avatar. The other was a type of art software that allowed the user to paint images onto the screen using their finger.

Fun Labs is already live on the Xbox's dashboard.

Kinect Sports Season 2

A Kinect Sports Season 2 trailer was also played at the conference.

Dance Central 2

As expected the release of a sequel to the highly successful Kinect enabled Dance Central was confirmed.

New Halo Trilogy

Having been accidentally leaked yesterday the news of a new Halo game came as little surprise, what did however was the revelation that it wouldn't just be one new game, but a new trilogy.

Details were few and the video played revealed little about the new story or gameplay mechanics.

At the moment all that is known is that the first new game Halo 4 is set for release in the holiday season of 2012.