McLoving plays The Beatles: Rock Band, while Jay-Z and Eminem are all about DJ Hero.
Microsoft's evening press event, featuring The Beatles: Rock Band, plus playable demos of Halo: ODST and Left 4 Dead 2, continued the celebrity theme. We got a chance to play "Back in the USSR" and "Taxman," but the real excitement started when we left the stage and were replaced by the unlike combo of Dhani Harrison and Christopher "McLovin" Mintz-Plasse. Later that evening, Activision brought out the big gun in support of the Guitar Hero family of games, which is now expanding to include the turntable-based DJ Hero game (more on that later this week) -- namely Eminem and Jay-Z. Check out the gallery below to see what game industry types get up to when they're not actually playing, making, or writing about games.
'Little Big Planet' downloadable content for Valentine's Day
On this extended episode of Digital City, we talk mainly about E3--the highlights and the lowlights--as well as the upcoming Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Putting one of the best-known video game franchises together with the music industry's all-time biggest brand name seems like a no-brainer way to sell a lot of plastic discs.
Video games, video games, video games on today's show, specifically about the new XBox 360 Project Natal, Halo sequels, new Metal Gear Solid, the Beatles: Rock Band, and even Facebook and Twitter! Wake me up when it's over.
This week was a fun one, no matter what kind of geek you are.
If the hallway buzz is any indication, this year's show was well-received, with most people we talked to pleased to see E3 return to its traditional large-scale format after two years of a stripped-down version held in a series of drab meeting rooms.
Michael Birch, who sold his site to AOL for $850 million, says he'll match all of the proceeds at Monday night's Charity Water benefit.
Divisions of the company have been renamed to bring the word "AOL" back into them, according to Twitter posts coming from a massive staff meeting hosted by CEO Tim Armstrong.