Watch The Microsoft E3 Keynote Live On Fox8

Turns out the recent Microsoft/Foxtel partnership to bring Pay TV to the Xbox 360 has a few fringe benefits, like Fox8 broadcasting Microsoft's E3 keynote next week live next Tuesday morning.

The event will happen at 3:30am EST on June 15 on Fox8, and will be airing live and commercial free, which must be a world first for Fox8. If you don't fancy getting up in the wee hours of the morning, they'll be replaying it at 3:30pm the same day. The program will apparently include some exclusive demos of games including Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3 and Fable 3.

And for everyone excited by Project Natal, the pay TV station is also planning on broadcasting the "World Premiere" of Project Natal, with a performance by Cirque du Soleil specifically created to show off controller-free gaming. This show will hit Fox8 airwaves on Saturday June 26 at 7:30pm.

This is a pretty big step forward into the mainstream for video game coverage. Here's hoping we see more of it (and they don't black out the game footage demo like they did for the CES live stream this year...)

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    Already got it ready to record so I can watch it when I get up! :D

    I mean, if they are going to go to the effort of replaying it, why won't they at least do it when people are home.

      Because Simpsons and all the cartoons are on when people are home and more people would want to watch that then a video game announcement

    I agree. Its a bit stupid that I'll miss it live because I'm asleep, and miss the replay because I'm working.

    And yeah I don't have IQ =(

      You don't need iQ to record. Have your foxtel set on Fox 8 before you go to bed and timer record your VCR/DVD recorder for the time.

    Not showing up on their online guide yet?

    Gonna have to program it in manually, sheesh.

    I couldn't find it in the online guide yet.

    But I found it using the planner on my IQ itself - weird.

    Anyways, I only care for PS3 but it should be interesting to watch the xbox one - first time its been on Aussie TV I think!

    dam it , i dont have a foxtel :S

    i hope its going to be on the net on the day

    Yippee Set to record
    I hope they don't make an ass out of Natal

    Ad free and Fox8 in the same sentence...well, I guess I'll be heading to the sanitarium, it appears I've gone mad!

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