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June 1, 2009 at 2:39 PM

E3: Pics of Xbox event – Gates mug, Facebook 360 and Natal boss

LOS ANGELES – Here are the wizards of Oz who ran Microsoft’s Xbox press conference, putting on the show for 2,500 journalists and analysts at USC’s Galen Center today:

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Here’s Tony Hawk showing his skateboard controller, which may be obsolete next year when Microsoft’s Project Natal lets you just wiggle in front of the screen:

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Check out the t-shirt worn by Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski during the Xbox press conference. If you can’t tell, that’s the Bill Gates arrest mugshot:

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Actress Felicia Day demonstrates how Facebook and Twitter will appear on your TV screen via Xbox Live (if you buy and Xbox and subscribe to XBL):

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She also showed how, starting with the new Tiger Woods title, you’ll be able to share screenshots on Facebook from within Xbox games. By pressing the “A” button:

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Mr. Project Natal – Kudo Tsunoda, the project director and creative director – unveiling the new device in his trademark shades:

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