Madden NFL 2006 definitively did not look like this on Xbox 360.
Forget that false first impression, though. When E3 2005 kicked off, Xbox 360 came out swinging with announcements for Gears of War, Dead Rising, surprises like Hironobu Sakaguchi's duo of Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, and a bombshell Grand Theft Auto IV announcement. Microsoft made a definitive statement that day: Xbox 360's here to play. The console went on to redefine the competitive landscape of the gaming business. Nine years later, Xbox 360 is riding out its last strong days as a major competitor heading into an E3 where its descendant, Xbox One, has much to prove.
Let us ignore the fate of Xbox One in the third week of Joystiq's grand E3 2014 giveaway, and turn our heads back to the 360. Write to us at email@example.com with the subject line "E3 2014 Giveaway Week 3" and tell us about a past E3 announcement for an Xbox 360 game that got you so pumped you decided to buy the console. The contest will close at 10AM EST on Monday, May 12.
What 14 Xbox 360 games will one lucky winner get their hands on? The full list and contest rules after the jump.