The first press conference of a very busy Monday is about to begin as Microsoft takes the stage at the Galen Center to discuss the future of the Xbox One. It’s going to be hard to follow up Bethesda’s impressive showing from Sunday night, but Microsoft has a lot to prove with the PS4 regularly trouncing the Xbox One in sales.

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Last year, Microsoft split the show into two distinct sections: games coming out before the end of the year and games that we wouldn’t see on store shelves until 2015 at the earliest. Personally, I was a huge fan of that format, effectively managing the expectations of the audience and viewers around the world.

This year, we expect to see plenty of screen time for Halo 5, some new footage from Forza 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider and an announcement of a new game from Rare. Third parties are sure to be present as well – it will be interesting to see who shows up at Microsoft’s conference and who shows up at Sony’s later today.

The live stream for the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing begins at 9:30 a.m. PDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT. You can watch it via Twitch below and follow along with our live blog at the bottom of the page.

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Check back soon for more live streams from EA, Ubisoft and Sony!

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And that’s it folks. Incredibly impressive showing from Microsoft this morning. Gonna take a while to digest all of that.

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Gears 4 from The Coalition, coming holiday 2016.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition coming to Xbox One. Beta begins today.

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More new at Minecon in a few weeks.

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Minecraft on HoloLens looks like the only way to play it. Please give me a HoloLens.

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Alright, HoloLens is insane.

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HoloLens gaming demo coming up.

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Looks like Microsoft has a partnership with Valve VR as well as Oculus, as announced last week.

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Enjoyed what I played of this last year at E3, but I hope it got deeper over the past year of development.

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Looks like Fable Legends now.

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Multiplayer pirate game, Sea of Thieves.

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And now a new Rare game.

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Rare Replay is coming out in August.

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Rare collection for Xbox One – it’s happening!

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Lara’s getting the crap beat out of her – it’s Tomb Raider alright.

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And now time for the game of the show, Rise of the Tomb Raider. World premiere gameplay.

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Early access games coming to Xbox One too.

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Looks like the internet’s back up. Dark Souls 3, Garden Warfare 2, a bunch of great-looking indie games (like Cuphead!)

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Fallout 4 mods created on the PC can be shared with Xbox One players.

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Kind of strange to watch a lot of the same footage we all saw last night today at Microsoft’s event.

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Bethesda’s Todd Howard on stage with Fallout 4 now.

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Getting a first look at the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, with swappable components and waaaay more buttons.

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Some backwards compatibility games available today for preview members, coming this holiday for the rest of us.

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Wow, backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

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Internet is atrocious here, but Halo 5 definitely looks like Halo. Now we’re looking at a first-party game from Microsoft Studios called Recore.

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Live stream should be starting within the next few minutes.

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Ready and waiting.

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