Despite ending its E3 2008 media briefing with a huge bang - Final Fantasy XIII is coming to Xbox 360 - Microsoft's conference was missing a few big names that had been strongly rumoured.

One of the titles everyone was expecting to see was Alan Wake, but once again remains out of the public eye. In the run up to E3 there was also strong rumours that a new Bungie developed Halo game would be announced, but was no where to be seen.

The other surprise no shows included the next instalment in the Forza Motorsport franchise and the "so heavily rumoured it must be real" Xbox 360 motion controller.

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