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It's been a hard past few years for Atari, but they have come back strong and it only seems like they're coming on stronger. They came to this year's E3 to say â€˜Hey, we're not out of this business,' and they said it well.
â€œI saw with my own eyes that the Xbox continues to bring together players from around the world while constantly welcoming new friends into the gaming community,â€ said president of Square Enix, Yoichi Wada. â€œSince the launch of the Xbox 360, we the Square Enix Group have been building a strong partnership with Microsoft. Our aim is to provide a new generation of entertainment to the gaming community of Japan, North America and Europe.â€
Microsoft is introducing, for the first time, and entirely new interface for the Xbox 360, and are making some serious additions. â€œ[We are going to be] greeted by entirely new interface and dashboard,â€ said John Schappert, corporate Vice President of Xbox Live software and services. â€œ[We are] creating a brand new Xbox through the magic of software.â€
Microsoft wants to prove that the Xbox 360 can last. In doing so, it is, intentionally or unintentionally, revolutionizing the console system. Starting this fall, the 360 is no longer just a machine for gaming. It is an entertainment system.
Microsoft's E3 2008 press conference was all about the games this year. Sure, they talked about the new 360 interface they have in the works, but there was no talk about price cuts or a wireless motion sensor or any of the topics that the Wall Street Journal had leaked ahead of time. Instead, Microsoft senior Vice President Don Mattrick spend his time talking about what games the XBox has in store for us. Here are their big four games they have slated for release.