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Just weeks after Microsoft unveiled its next-generation video game console, the company is back at it again at this year's E3 conference. The press conference begins at 9:30 am P.T. on Monday, June 10. We'll kick off the live blog about 30 minutes early to get things warmed up for the big reveals.
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While Microsoft unveiled the hardware and talked a lot about the Xbox One's entertainment capabilities last month, it has yet to talk about what most gamers want to hear about: the actual games themselves. The software titan is expected to dive into its lineup for the next-generation console, and make its case for why it is superior to Sony's own next-generation PlayStation 4, which will get its own big conference treatment later the same day.
Also anticipated is a potential price cut to the Xbox 360, which is in its last legs as the premiere console for Microsoft.
Microsoft is attempting to use the Xbox One to dominate the living room, positioning its console as more than just a video-game machine. Instead, the company has focused on the entertainment aspects of the large device.
The stakes are high as Microsoft and Sony will likely release their next-generation consoles later this year in an environment when some are questioning the need for more hardware, and customers are increasingly gravitating towards mobile games on their smartphones.
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This original version of this story was published June 5 at 9 a.m. PT.