Joel Taveras writes, "For what it’s worth, Microsoft’s morning announcements for the Xbox One at Gamescom proved that the company is locked and loaded for the upcoming holiday shopping season. 23 launch titles is certainly nothing to scoff at and out of those titles there are more than a handful of exclusives. Today, Microsoft made a case as to why you’re going to want to spend your gaming dollars on an Xbox One.
However, media and gamers alike were looking for something else that was was still up in the air – and has been since E3. Sure, more games and official announcements are great and all but the holid[ay shopping season is roughly 12 weeks away and well — the biggest standout, in my opinion, from today’s revelations was that Microsoft omitted a concrete launch date."