Kotaku writes: 2009 was a good year for the Xbox 360, but based on Microsoft's showing at E3, it felt more like a warm up for 2010, the year the company will launch Project Natal.
Now this year was no slouch, with Xbox 360 console exclusives Halo 3: ODST, Forza Motorsport 3, Left 4 Dead 2 and a pair of Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable episodes-not to mention Live Arcade hits Shadow Complex, 'Splosion Man and Trials HD-making Microsoft's console a solid platform of choice. But the console's third party efforts, particularly Modern Warfare 2, sometimes outshine the first-party content.
Fortunately for Xbox 360 owners, 2010 starts off strong with new games that won't be available on its chief competitor, titles like Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake and Splinter Cell Conviction. But will Microsoft's focus on motion control with Project Natal leave "core gamers" wanting?