By now I'm sure everyone has heard about Microsoft closing down Ensemble Studios, it's sad news for PC gamers and of course for the folks that work there. One of those being a cousin of mine who has been with Ensemble for 5 years. I'm sure he'll find work at some other studio as most of the guys there will, but many gamers are worried about what this means for Microsoft Game Studios and the future of the Xbox 360. This year MS has seen a lot of its first/second party studios go the way of the Dodo or just get bought out from under them. BioWare became part of the EA family, Bizarre Creations is now part of the dark empire that is ActiBlizzard, FASA closed down, and Bungie became independent again. While Bungie is still tied in some ways to it's former masters, everyone else is gone baby gone. So what's left?