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We’re live at EA’s press conference here at E3 in Los Angeles…

  • 4:42 PM: Devin Coldewey Yo. We’re Live at EA’s press conf. Still a while before it goes live. Looped animations, Clif bars and an asset drive full of stuff we’ve already seen. Get ready for some Mass Effect 2 footage though, we’ll get it up as fast as is humanly possible.
  • 4:42 PM: Devin Coldewey
  • 4:50 PM: ThePeterHa Devin, any power outlets in there?
  • 4:50 PM: ThePeterHa ROFL
  • 5:02 PM: Devin Coldewey Damn, this wifi is spotty as hell
  • 5:04 PM: Devin Coldewey Lights are dimming. I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it!
  • 5:05 PM: Devin Coldewey starting right off with a trailer. Looks like Dragon Age: Origins.
  • 5:05 PM: ThePeterHa test
  • 5:06 PM: Devin Coldewey Neeeever mind. Dante’s Inferno.
  • 5:06 PM: ThePeterHa EA and Visceral want us to “Go to Hell”
  • 5:07 PM: Devin Coldewey Can’t get any sense of gameplay. Cinematic trailer. John Riccitiello is talking about the people here, etc…
  • 5:07 PM: ThePeterHa Didn’t Sims 3 get leaked the other week?
  • 5:08 PM: Devin Coldewey John is EA’s CEO. Showing Sims 3 now, which of course leaked onto torrent sites last week
  • 5:08 PM: ThePeterHa I think NA downloaded it
  • 5:08 PM: ThePeterHa 12 games will be showcased today from EA.
  • 5:09 PM: ThePeterHa “The Wii is a spectacular platform.”
  • 5:09 PM: ThePeterHa Chip Lang from Hasbro is on stage
  • 5:09 PM: ThePeterHa *from the Hasbro division
  • 5:10 PM: ThePeterHa Littlest Pet Shop. Over 2 million girls played the previous title. Three new adventures are coming: Country, City, Beach.
  • 5:10 PM: Devin Coldewey
  • 5:10 PM: ThePeterHa Coming to the Wii and DS.
  • 5:11 PM: ThePeterHa Devin, wake me up when this press conf gets exciting.
  • 5:11 PM: Devin Coldewey Got a daughter? Want her to spend all her time with a pretend plush dog? This is the game for you.
  • 5:11 PM: Devin Coldewey
  • 5:12 PM: Devin Coldewey You too, reader, can make friends in Littlest Pet Shop Online. Fall 2009. twee!
  • 5:12 PM: ThePeterHa Charm Girls Club
  • 5:12 PM: ThePeterHa BFFs
  • 5:13 PM: ThePeterHa Are we at the right press conference?
  • 5:13 PM: ThePeterHa “EA Girl”
  • 5:14 PM: Devin Coldewey Speed hair teasing! on the wii!
  • 5:15 PM: ThePeterHa Is this Sweet Valley High?
  • 5:15 PM: ThePeterHa LOL
  • 5:15 PM: ThePeterHa Now onto Need for Speed Shift
  • 5:15 PM: ThePeterHa 3 things to remember from this presentation
  • 5:16 PM: ThePeterHa Cockpit view completely redefines the driving experience
  • 5:16 PM: ThePeterHa New driver profile in Shift
  • 5:16 PM: Devin Coldewey BFF games – Charm Girls Club being previewed so the girls they brought can clear out before the Dead Space expansion trailer.
  • 5:16 PM: Devin Coldewey Are we at the EA press conference Peter, or Toys R Us
  • 5:17 PM: ThePeterHa Video died and they’re restarting
  • 5:18 PM: Devin Coldewey No matter what you stay in the race. Nobody loses!
  • 5:19 PM: ThePeterHa Demo with an M3 from the cockpit view
  • 5:19 PM: ThePeterHa Is this bumper cars or street racing?
  • 5:20 PM: ThePeterHa The gentleman playing just crashed into a railing
  • 5:20 PM: Devin Coldewey Nice framerate… looks good. Better than Prostreet anyhow.
  • 5:20 PM: ThePeterHa Oh jeez. EA is giving away a BMW M3.
  • 5:20 PM: ThePeterHa Now we’re onto Dragon Age Origins
  • 5:21 PM: ThePeterHa Violence, lust, betrayal are what we can expect from DAO
  • 5:21 PM: ThePeterHa New in-game footage coming up
  • 5:23 PM: ThePeterHa Sex scenes
  • 5:23 PM: ThePeterHa How naughty
  • 5:23 PM: ThePeterHa We’ll have video coming up
  • 5:23 PM: ThePeterHa October 20th launch date
  • 5:23 PM: ThePeterHa Mass Effect 2 is coming up
  • 5:24 PM: ThePeterHa Shepherd is a “kickass hero”
  • 5:25 PM: ThePeterHa ME2 is coming early next year
  • 5:25 PM: ThePeterHa New trailer is being shown now.
  • 5:25 PM: ThePeterHa “chances of survival are slim.”
  • 5:26 PM: ThePeterHa The soundtrack sounds pretty righteous
  • 5:26 PM: ThePeterHa This looks like a cleaned up version of what was leaked at GDC
  • 5:27 PM: ThePeterHa Now onto EA’s bread and butter
  • 5:27 PM: ThePeterHa football, tennis, golf, basketball
  • 5:27 PM: ThePeterHa and hockey
  • 5:27 PM: ThePeterHa and boxing
  • 5:27 PM: ThePeterHa and soccer
  • 5:27 PM: ThePeterHa Peter Moore now on stage
  • 5:28 PM: ThePeterHa applause
  • 5:28 PM: ThePeterHa cheers
  • 5:28 PM: ThePeterHa The most diverse product portfolio is coming up
  • 5:28 PM: ThePeterHa To start things off is Fight Night Round 4
  • 5:29 PM: ThePeterHa Visuals and gameplay have been updated
  • 5:29 PM: ThePeterHa Demo on the Xbox 360 coming up
  • 5:29 PM: ThePeterHa Moore says his dream fight would be Tyson vs Ali
  • 5:29 PM: ThePeterHa 60fps as opposed to 30fps from FNR3
  • 5:30 PM: ThePeterHa updated physics engine
  • 5:30 PM: ThePeterHa Ali just knocked out Tyson
  • 5:31 PM: ThePeterHa Reach and height make a big difference in FNR4 because of the new physics engine
  • 5:31 PM: ThePeterHa everything is “dynamically driven”
  • 5:31 PM: ThePeterHa “sweat, blood spray, muscle contractions”
  • 5:31 PM: ThePeterHa demo over
  • 5:32 PM: ThePeterHa FNR4 is coming a week earlyu
  • 5:32 PM: ThePeterHa launching June 25
  • 5:32 PM: ThePeterHa EA is coming to MMA
  • 5:32 PM: ThePeterHa Coming in 2010. Well under development at Tiburon.
  • 5:33 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:34 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:34 PM: ThePeterHa FIFA 09 Ultimate Team had 1.3 million downloads
  • 5:34 PM: ThePeterHa Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online coming this fall
  • 5:34 PM: ThePeterHa no disc needed
  • 5:35 PM: ThePeterHa EA Sports World launched today to track stats
  • 5:35 PM: ThePeterHa “Connected Features”
  • 5:35 PM: ThePeterHa Lots of user generated content
  • 5:35 PM: ThePeterHa All from your desktop
  • 5:36 PM: ThePeterHa customize stadiums, uniforms, etc.
  • 5:36 PM: ThePeterHa “Team Builder”
  • 5:36 PM: ThePeterHa for NCAA Football 10
  • 5:37 PM: ThePeterHa Get started now so you can have you custom team ready to go when the game launches next month
  • 5:37 PM: ThePeterHa Madden 10 online franchise
  • 5:37 PM: ThePeterHa iPhone App for Madden 10
  • 5:38 PM: ThePeterHa And now onto the Wii
  • 5:38 PM: ThePeterHa Active was launched two weeks ago
  • 5:39 PM: ThePeterHa Moore is extremely proud of EA Sports Active.
  • 5:41 PM: ThePeterHa Allison Sween or whatever her name from Biggest Loser is now on stage to talk about EA’s “new platform”
  • 5:41 PM: ThePeterHa She’s now a size 4
  • 5:41 PM: ThePeterHa She’s thanking EA Sports Active for that
  • 5:42 PM: ThePeterHa Moore and Sweeney are chatting about nonsense now
  • 5:42 PM: ThePeterHa EA moved 600k units of Active
  • 5:42 PM: ThePeterHa This coming holiday is the first DLC for Active
  • 5:43 PM: ThePeterHa 13 new exercises and activities
  • 5:43 PM: ThePeterHa currently in development
  • 5:43 PM: ThePeterHa Paddle boarding
  • 5:43 PM: ThePeterHa squash
  • 5:43 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:43 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:44 PM: ThePeterHa Grand Slam Tennis launches next week
  • 5:44 PM: ThePeterHa I played GST a few weeks back
  • 5:44 PM: ThePeterHa And it works great with WiiMotion Plus
  • 5:44 PM: ThePeterHa You can slice your shots
  • 5:44 PM: ThePeterHa Throw up a lob
  • 5:45 PM: ThePeterHa Pete Sampras is walking on stage
  • 5:45 PM: ThePeterHa Pete is standing behind Moore
  • 5:45 PM: ThePeterHa Moore doesn’t know he’s there
  • 5:45 PM: ThePeterHa And now Moore sees him
  • 5:46 PM: ThePeterHa Sampras is now strapping in and playing against the GST producer
  • 5:46 PM: ThePeterHa Wimbledon is in GST, which is a first
  • 5:47 PM: ThePeterHa Moore asks Sampras how this compares to the real thing
  • 5:47 PM: ThePeterHa Pete says, “it’s easier.”
  • 5:48 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:48 PM: ThePeterHa Now onto The Saboteur
  • 5:48 PM: ThePeterHa
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  • 5:50 PM: ThePeterHa WWII game from Pandemic in case you don’t know what’s goin on
  • 5:50 PM: ThePeterHa The particular demo we’re seeing takes place in Paris
  • 5:51 PM: ThePeterHa There’s a vast world that Pandemic built for this game
  • 5:51 PM: ThePeterHa It’s mostly black and white with spots of color
  • 5:51 PM: ThePeterHa We’ll have video later tonight
  • 5:52 PM: ThePeterHa The objective in this demo is to blow up a gas depot of some sort
  • 5:52 PM: ThePeterHa there are various hiding spots, like the redlight district
  • 5:53 PM: ThePeterHa Coming this holiday season
  • 5:54 PM: ThePeterHa Tim Schafer from Double Fine productions is now on stage to talk about Brutal Legend
  • 5:55 PM: ThePeterHa Tim’s talking about all the rock legends that he wanted to see in this game
  • 5:56 PM: ThePeterHa Lenny Kilmister’s character is being shown
  • 5:56 PM: ThePeterHa he’s a Killmaster
  • 5:57 PM: ThePeterHa Ozzy is the “Guardian of Metal”
  • 5:58 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:58 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 5:59 PM: ThePeterHa *Lemmy Kilmister. may bad.
  • 5:59 PM: ThePeterHa Lita Ford will also be in the game
  • 5:59 PM: ThePeterHa Jack Black is the voice of Eddie Riggs
  • 6:00 PM: ThePeterHa Brutal Legends comes out on October 13
  • 6:02 PM: ThePeterHa Cevat Yerli from Crytek is now on stage
  • 6:02 PM: ThePeterHa Crytek is working with EA on Crysis 2
  • 6:02 PM: ThePeterHa Crysis 2 will be coming to the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3
  • 6:03 PM: ThePeterHa All thanks to CryEngine 3
  • 6:03 PM: ThePeterHa More details to come later this year
  • 6:03 PM: ThePeterHa No demo or video of C2
  • 6:04 PM: ThePeterHa EA has inked a new partnership with Realtime Worlds
  • 6:04 PM: ThePeterHa All Points Bulletin is the new title
  • 6:04 PM: ThePeterHa “online city full of life, streets full of vehicles, thousands of pedestrians”
  • 6:05 PM: ThePeterHa Customizable characters
  • 6:05 PM: ThePeterHa This is an MMO
  • 6:05 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:05 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:06 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:06 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:07 PM: ThePeterHa Trailer for APB being shown
  • 6:07 PM: ThePeterHa We’ll upload this video as well soon
  • 6:07 PM: ThePeterHa Star Wars!!!
  • 6:07 PM: ThePeterHa WHoa
  • 6:07 PM: ThePeterHa Lots of Jedis on stage
  • 6:08 PM: ThePeterHa With varying lightsabers
  • 6:08 PM: ThePeterHa Two jedis are walking down the aisle to the stage
  • 6:08 PM: ThePeterHa Bioware and Lucas are showing off Star Wars The Old Republic
  • 6:09 PM: ThePeterHa PC MMO
  • 6:10 PM: ThePeterHa TOR will be the first fully voiced MMO
  • 6:10 PM: ThePeterHa Thousands of lines of dialogue
  • 6:11 PM: ThePeterHa The first cinematic trailer is now being shown
  • 6:12 PM: ThePeterHa There’s a lady boba fett
  • 6:12 PM: ThePeterHa bounty hunter, i mean
  • 6:14 PM: ThePeterHa Wow
  • 6:14 PM: ThePeterHa The Jedis just got pwned
  • 6:15 PM: ThePeterHa And that’s a wrap
  • 6:16 PM: ThePeterHa We’ll be back in two hours from the Ubi press conf
  • 6:16 PM: ThePeterHa Devin and I will be uploading video in the meantime

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