E3 2018: 10 Ups & 5 Downs From Microsoft's Conference

Microsoft's best show in years?

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Microsoft's 2018 E3 conference has now concluded, and the general consensus online seems to be that it was in the very least a rock solid offering from the company, if not one of their better shows of the last few years.

There will be misgivings about this and that, absolutely, and the show certainly could've offered up a little more in the way of shock and awe, but the consistent, steady stream of intriguing announcements nevertheless made for a stacked conference serving up something for everyone.

Was it the jaw-dropping show of force that could've given Microsoft a dramatic turnaround this generation? Not a chance, but between the long-awaited sequels revealed, compelling new IP debuted and the company's persuasive investment in the future, the show nevertheless left gamers as a whole with a lot to be excited about.

It's obviously far too early to start calling E3 in anyone's favour yet, but Microsoft decisively wiped the floor with EA's rather tepid showing in the very least...

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