Big guns, big announcements and a big, hairy man who made a film about a big, hairy ape. X06 was Microsoft's most assured stage performance yet, backing up a solid Christmas games line-up with a bunch of major new games and exclusives as it threw down the gauntlet to Sony just ahead of the PS3 launch.
Despite having stayed up all night to 'network' at Microsoft's swanky post-conference bash (the 30-minute queue for the barbecue drove us to drink, your honour), we dutifully hauled ourselves up at the crack of dawn to spar with Xbox top dog Peter Moore. On good form as ever, he attempted to explain what on Earth it is Peter Jackson's supposed to be doing, while promising more games for the masses and taking the now traditional swipes at Sony.
Games Asylum: "Apologies if you were expecting to see ten entries spread out below. The official UK software sales chart didn’t begin until 1984, giving us just six games to cover."
This week Drew(@Nintendrew_) from Youtube and Ben(@BCTerps) join Tiny (@Tiny415) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) talk about: Nintendrew, Source Film Maker, Too Many Games, Walker Stalker Con, Mindfare, RetroCon, Andre the Giant, GPD Win, Radar Scope, Virtual Boy, Donkey Kong, Punch-Out!, Force Friday, League of Heels, Wrestlemania 2000, The Defenders, Iron Fist, Earthworm Jim 3D, WireWay, MC Groovz dance craze, Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, Bio Force Ape, Diddy Kong Pilot, The Shadow, Sound Factory, Sim Tunes, Wii Music, Electroplankton, Gauntlet DS, Destiny 2, Pop Tarts, Uncharted Lost Legacy, Breath of the Wild Hard Mode, X-Com 2: War of the Chosen, Mario + Rabbids, Piczle Line DX, Boost Beast, Necrosphere Deluxe, Skeleton Boomerang, MagiCat, Songbringer, Stereo Aereo, The Lost Bear, Time Recoil, Planet of the Eyes, Resident Evil 4, All-Star Fruit Racing, Life is Strange Before the Storm, XBLIG, Creator Club, Brave, Mr. Shifty, Hotline Miami, Wrecking Crew and more.
Stormcloud Games' Brutal aims deliver that frenetic, dungeon crawling experience Gauntlet gave us, and Ground Punch's Jeremy Winslow takes the dive.