For the first time since 2004, there won't be an XO event
in Europe this year. Gamespot suggests that Microsoft's annual press event is superfluous this year
, as last year it fell directly within the timeframe of the Halo 3
launch. "Speaking on the E3 podcast of Microsoft fan site Squad XP, Xbox Live marketing manager Aaron Greenberg flatly said that 'There's not a real X07 this year.' And while Microsoft's official spokespersons refrained from comment, last night Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb posted a small note (pictured) on his heavily trafficked blog morosely confirming X07's demise."