E3 — the Electronic Entertainment Expo –is the video game industry’s huge yearly trade show, where the players show off all their game and console tricks for the coming year. Wired report from the press conferences of the big three names in console gaming: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

Microsoft’s announcements: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr present The Beatles: Rock Band, Tony Hawk shows off his new skateboard game (with real skateboard) and a new 3D motion sensor technology.

Nintendo’s announcements: Two new Super Mario Wii games and more sports games:

Sony announcements: a new PSP and a Playstation 3 video download store: