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June 2, 2009 at 1:13 AM

E3: Party time, with Xbox, Guitar Hero and Jay Z

LOS ANGELES — A few scenes from around town, the night before E3’s official Tuesday opening, including the temporary Xbox HQ in downtown L.A.:

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Activision pulled out the stops to promote its new “DJ Hero” game, plus “Guitar Hero 5,” with a concert featuring Jay Z and Eminem at the Wiltern Theater.

Plus a few warm up acts, including the house band from Guitar Hero studio, Neversoft. Playing “GH5” on the hardest setting and nailing it, of course:

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Then there was a house demo of “DJ Hero”:

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DJ AM and Travis Barker had some appropriate graphics:

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Jay Z said he’s enthused about “DJ Hero,” and they didn’t make him say it; he was “compelled” to say so on his own:

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