Then we got a full explanation of the Xbox One's plans for indie developers. It's offering up a service called ID@Xbox that will let devs go big on the platform, offer them two free dev kits, and charge zero administration fees.
Then it was Sony's moment to strike. The big news here was the release date, with the PS4 now officially set to hit the US on November 15 and the UK on November 29. Microsoft hasn't given us a solid figure for when the Xbox One will appear – could it still slip in ahead of Sony? Time's a-ticking.
Oh yeah, did anyone else get as excited as we did about blue and red variants of the PS4 DualShock? Anyway, taking the past few months into consideration, here's where we stand with the PS4 and Xbox One right now:
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GTA 5 soundtrack is music to our ears
WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD
Just a few hours ago, between 20 and 30 hours of audio from GTA 5 was reportedly leaked online. The source was the game's pre-install files that several keen beans managed to crack into.
As we were writing this, the list was only part way through completion. But so far, assuming this is the real McCoy, it's looking to be one of the strongest GTA soundtracks of all time.
As for the names of the radio stations themselves? So far it's reported that we'll be able to choose from Radio Los Santos, Soulwax FM, West Coast Classics, Rebel Radio, San Juan Sounds, and plenty others too.
We know there has to be more to come. For one thing, French electronica artist Kavinsky is believed to be featuring heavily on the radio and currently rumoured to have his own station. Yes, we can now all pretend we're in Drive. Scorpion jacket and hammer not mandatory.
Sony may have just pulled a George Romero and brought the PS Vita back to life. During Gamescom this week it took a moment to announce that the handheld is getting a healthy price drop down to $199/€199, while UK retailers seem to be going for around the £150 mark.
And to make that even sweeter, it was confirmed that both the Vita and PS4 will be getting a shedload of indie titles in the coming months, including Binding of Isaac and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.
There was also confirmation that we'll be able to use the Vita for remote play on almost every PS4 game. The Vita has had it rough, but by making its handheld the new home of indie gaming Sony could have a winner on its hands.
Woodroffe said that Rare has an idea for a new Perfect Dark that would incorporate Kinect, and apparently "a lot of people" in the team also want to do something with Banjo too.
And on that exciting note we'll finish up with some links from around the Future web. Oh, and Gabe Newell, if you're reading this (as we suspect you are) how do you fancy being the new Microsoft CEO? All we're saying is - just think about it.