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After almost 20 years of showcasing its products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft has revealed that 2012 will mark its last keynote presentation and booth at the event.

Tom Curtis, Blogger

December 21, 2011

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Newsbrief: After almost 20 years of showcasing its products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft has revealed that 2012 will mark its last keynote presentation and booth at the event. This marks the end of an era for the company, which historically made some key announcements at the show. Though some of those announcements were game-centric (such as revealing the original Xbox on stage in 2001), the company does not typically have a significant video game presence at CES, saving those announcements for later in the year, primarily E3. Microsoft's Frank X. Shaw explained that the company decided to move away from CES because "our product news milestones generally don’t align with the show's January timing." Microsoft's final CES keynote will take place Monday, January 9, 2012 in Las Vegas.

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Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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