Microsoft San Francisco Press Event 2011 – Round Up

Run down to all the news in Microsoft San Francisco news Event.

At the Xbox press event today in San Francisco as promised an announcement was made about Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta, as well as additional news for Xbox 360, Kinect, Windows Phone 7 and PC gamers via Major Nelson.

Here is the run down to all the news:

  • Gears of War 3 beta kicks off mid-April, will feature three new versus multiplayer modes on four new maps.
  • Halo: reach Defiant Map Pack will be available on Xbox Live on March 15 for traditional 800 Microsoft Points. Defiant Map Pack comes with three new multiplayer maps – Condemned, Highlands and Unearthed.
  • Halo Waypoint on Windows Phone 7 released today will give you access to new stat-tracking features allowing you to share in-game stats on web and compare with your friends.
  • Fable III Traitor’s Keep game add-on will be released on March 1 and will cost you 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live marketplace.
  • Crysis 2 3D to launch on Xbox 360.
  • Child of Eden of have a Kinect version.
  • Once Upon a Monster a puzzle adventure game announced for Xbox Live.
  • The Gunstringer will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and is Kinect exclusive title.
  • The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile announced – another Xbox Live Arcade game.
  • Fable III for Windows will makes it way to PC on May 17.
  • Age of Empires Online announcement – will feature Free to Play and Premium content business model.
  • Fable Coin Golf – Launching March exclusively on Windows Phone 7.
  • Plants vs Zombies, Hydro Thunder Go, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I,  geoDefense, Doodle Jumpand will make their way to Windows Phone 7 along with many more.

So, who is not excited ?

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