Rumor: Microsoft's CES keynote to be a yawnfest

Later this week, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer will be taking the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stage, filling Bill Gate's shoes to deliver the expo's keynote. Years past, we'd get excited at the possibility that Microsoft would reveal some juicy Xbox 360 news. But if TechCrunch is to be believed, this year's CES keynote will be yawn inducing.

According to TechCrunch and their new embargo breaking attitude, Microsoft has briefed them and other media outlets on their (lackluster) CES announcements, including the Xbox 360 news. Supposedly, Ballmer and crew's only Xbox news will be a reminder that Halo Wars and Halo: ODST will be releasing in 2009. That's it. So, if this turns out to be fact, we recommend looking forward to March's Games Developers Conference for a dose exciting Xbox news, because CES will be dull, dull, dull.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.