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E307: Microsoft Games Lineup Best Ever?

Microsoft's E3 media briefing took place at Santa Monica High School's outdoor auditorium Tuesday night.

Microsoft’s E3 media briefing took place at Santa Monica High School’s outdoor auditorium Tuesday night.

A look at the crowd filling the auditorium for Microsoft's presentation.

A look at the crowd filling the auditorium for Microsoft’s presentation.

Microsoft provided handy seat cushions for the concrete seating of the auditorium.

Microsoft provided handy seat cushions for the concrete seating of the auditorium.

The three Xbox 360 consoles - core, premium and elite - with an empty pedestal for a fourth.

The three Xbox 360 consoles - core, premium and elite - with an empty pedestal for a fourth.

You can't talk about big title without mentioning Halo3, which got plenty of screen time during the media briefing.

You can’t talk about big title without mentioning Halo3, which got plenty of screen time during the media briefing.

Microsoft's Peter Moore helped kick off the media briefing by rocking out with some folks from Harmonix on the world premiere of Rock Band.

Microsoft’s Peter Moore helped kick off the media briefing by rocking out with some folks from Harmonix on the world premiere of Rock Band.

Moore showed off BioWare's Mass Effect, among other big titles for the Xbox 360 and PC.

Moore showed off BioWare’s Mass Effect, among other big titles for the Xbox 360 and PC.

New Orleans Saints running back and former USC standout Reggie Bush joined Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing at Microsoft, for a game of Madden NFL 2008.

New Orleans Saints running back and former USC standout Reggie Bush joined Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing at Microsoft, for a game of Madden NFL 2008.

A look at a creepy creature from the forthcoming title Lost Odyssey.

A look at a creepy creature from the forthcoming title Lost Odyssey.

The highly anticipated Assassin's Creed from Ubisoft.

The highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft.

Yes, it's true: Microsoft will offer a fourth Xbox 360 SKU - the Halo 3 special edition console.

Yes, it’s true : Microsoft will offer a fourth Xbox 360 SKU - the Halo 3 special edition console.