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You had to be there to believe it. The Beatles were live onstage at Microsoft's press conference at E3! Well, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Dhani Harrison all appeared onstage to promote the latest edition of Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band. As if that wasn't enough, Steven Spielberg introduced Project Natal. Part of the Project Natal presentation featured an A.I. friend, Milo, created by Lionhead Studio. Milo is an interactive, imaginary friend of epic proportions that can interact with users and even comment on pictures that are placed in front of the special camera that attaches to your T.V. set. I’m not sure that I’m quite ready for Milo, but the technology showcases the scope of the investment Microsoft has made into the next generation gaming experience. I enjoyed another Natal feature where an elephant was painted creating a whole new possibility for the casual gaming experience. There were also new collaborations of Facebook and Netflix with Xbox Live that make the gaming experience even more interpersonal and connected. You can update pictures of your performance in games via Facebook, and your friends can interact with your gaming experience. Now Xbox Live features 1080p HD videos which, through Netflix, are sure to accelerate the demise of a number of video rental stores. What is also great about the Netflix partnership is that you can also watch movies and stream live to up to seven friends. The Facebook, Netflix, Xbox Live news was great, but was for naught without the impressive new games. I can’t wait for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction to come out. The game play looks surreal and Sam’s new ability to swing off objects will only add to the intrigue. Modern Warfare 2 is self-explanatory with a two-worded comment: kicks ass. Forza Motorsport 3 is the best and the Audi R8 (my dream car) shines; the graphics and video footage are unbelievable and the wrecks look real. Alan Wake seems very intriguing with the plotline set within a novel and the author fighting to illuminate things. Shadow Complex arrives via Epic Games, the studio that produces Gears of War 2 and the game play seems fun. Speaking of Gears, there is a new expansion and map, Dark Corners, which is a must have for the over 5 million fans who bought Gears 2. Halo also returns with ODST and a new prequel, Reach, due next year. Metal Gear is coming to Xbox with a new Raiden title. Tony Hawk debuted a new game, Ride, with a skateboard controller that is sure to be loads of fun. Crackdown 2 and Left 4 dead 2 seem like some real bitchin’ sequels, along with Final Fantasy® XIII. But The Beatles: Rockband is my bet for game of the year with real cool merchandise and some of the greatest songs of all-time available for playing. What is also great is that proceeds from downloads of “All You Need is Love” will benefit Doctors Without Borders. There was also some Twitter info and Last.fm music. Did I mention a new Lips: Number One Hits? Anyway, I was so floored I’m sure I might have missed something, but fret not, visit www.xbox.com for more info.