Video games at CES

Videogames never have a huge presence at CES, since the main events for that industry at E3 and the Game Developers Conference. But there will be a few big players from the game space speaking and/or showing off cool stuff. Here’s what to expect

as always, will have a big presence and give the keynote address. I
expect they’ll be touting the latest stats that over 28 million Xbox
360s have been sold, giving it a comfortable lead over Playstation 3
(never mind that pesky Wii), touting the success of Netflix streaming
on the box, showing more content from “Halo Wars” and “Halo 3: ODST”
and maybe a few new things. In addition to covering the keynote and
checking out the products, I’ll be talking one-on-one with Microsoft’s
entertainment and Sf4devices president Robbie Bach, who usually has good insights on his own company and the market.

will be in town showing off “Street Fighter IV” and “Resident Evil 5,”
complete with a “SF IV” match-up between players picked by Microsoft
and Sony (details here). If I get any hands-on time, hopefully I won’t be quite as humiliated at “Street Fighter IV” as I was at E3.

-Sony Computer Entertainment. Though the Playstation 3 and PSP — and their games — got virtually no mention at the ocmpany’s press conference Wednesday afternoon, they’re sure to ge ta spot in CEO Howard Stringer’s keynote Thursday morning.

-Sony Online Entertainment will be at CES with “DC Universe Online” and “Free Realms.”

-Activision Blizzard publishing president Michael Griffith is giving a speech on Friday. Perhaps not coincidentally, the website for Activision game “Prototype” is counting down to tomorrow, indicating he’ll be bringing a new trailer or something with him for the game.

[Cross-posted on The Cut Scene]

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