The death of South Africa's liberation leader and first democratic president Nelson Mandela triggered an unprecedented worldwide chorus of awed respect.
Xbox One E3 2013: Price and release date
Back to the star of the show though, and Microsoft announced that the new Xbox One console will be available from November 2013 and will cost £429 (MYR2,103) in the UK.
When you buy your Xbox One you'll get the new Kinect sensor in the box, along with the newly-designed Xbox One controller, which contains over 40 ergonomic tweaks over the last generation.
The Xbox One will come with a 500GB hard drive and Wi-Fi, as well as a Blu-ray player. Those new to Xbox Live will receive a 14-day Xbox Live Gold membership trial.
To sweeten the deal, there will be a Day One bundle for those who reserve the Xbox One. Not only will you get limited edition packaging, but you'll also get a special Day One commemorative controller.