E3 06: World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions

In addition to using digital cameras to map your face onto your created player's head, Tournament of Champions also supports camera peripherals during play, so you can read opponent's real-life facial reactions to the cards they're dealt or the bets made, commonly called “tells” (but who in their right mind would connect a camera and willingly give that information away?) Online play receives a better boost, now that up to 21 players can participate in a multi-table tournament.

Tournament of Champions is technically considered a budget title, but the Xbox 360 version is expected to sell for $40. The final prices won't be confirmed until the game is released in the fall.

May 12, 2006