Microsoft press conference coverage from E3 is up. I caught an early, early flight from Providence this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to meet an old acquaintance on the connecting flight from Atlanta. Nothing much to report on yet. The day before E3 is when things always heat up, and this year and tomorrow are no exception, with conferences by Sony, Nintendo, Konami, and Nokia. The latter two conflict, and I have decided to let second- and third-hand reports fill me in on Nokia's presentation. I suspect the essence of the N-GAGE unveiling will be easier to capture than that of, say, new Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill games. Time will tell.

As with last year, an E3 photo gallery will be made available, but not until later in the week, or possibly upon my return to Massachusetts.