Well, Looks like we wont have to wait for E3 to find out what Microsoft is hiding. Among the things revealed include: Forza Motorsport 3, first video of Silicon Knights' The Crucible, Lips- a singstar type game, and the new Microsoft avatar system.
Seems to be looking good. On the game front there's first word on Forza Motorsport 3 (as if it wasn't coming), which according to Intellisponse will include over 100 tracks and 400 cars on a two-disc set. Let's hope they sort out the walkover AI this time.
Even better is the first video of Silicon Knights' The Crucible, which looks a bit like Eternal Darkness meets Diablo with lots of hack 'n slashing. Watch the video (leaked from a marketing firm who left a huge security hole in their site) on YouTube before it gets pulled.
On the causal front there's the once mentioned but never seen Lips, which turns out (as expected) to be a Singstar-style game on Xbox 360.
According to the Intellisponse blurb, "Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones, the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service. Designed to have fun with friends, Lips scores you on your singing (pitch, rhythm and tune) and your overall performance." Nan'll love it.
And of course we've also got our http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=190989 at Microsoft's long-rumored 'Mii' avatar system, which will replace Gamerpics when it launches at the end of the year.
That's your lot then. Microsoft's press conference is going to be a lot less exciting now. We contacted the UK arm of the publisher who wouldn't comment on any of it.