Xbox 360 Revealed: Total Coverage!
An interesting evening reveals several new facts and slick insight into the new Xbox. Video inside.
So, it's finally happened! Tonight, millions of gamers learned all the facts about Xbox 360, as J Allard became a bigger celebrity than he was before, and stepped on an ant that came from Our Colony. Or something.
And it's a bit of a relief to hear him saying "Xbox 360" after all this time. We all knew, of course - but what if they tricked us? Not to worry now - it's all true - and now you can even see what looks like the boot-up sequence that proves it.
So that's how it started, and in a video which you can acually download below, there's all sorts of stylish hardware shots and discussion about the apparently "unimaginable" power of the new hardware. The video also has cool Japanese people wearing sunglasses.
Tonight's MTV special confirmed the final name, design and features of Xbox 360 that we have all known for months, thanks to deliberately planted, hype-generating Microsoft leaks, and gave the lowdown on what next-gen gamers can expect from Microsoft with a number of internal development, hardware and manufacturing bods. Well, at least it doesn't have Elijah Wood in it.
In a true example of groundbreaking games journalism, Kikizo brings you these two new hardware shots. Unfortunately this high standard cannot match the seductive efforts of those listed in the credits of the video below. Intriguingly, these credits are followed by yet another viral guessing-game invite, almost as if everyone hasn't had enough of it by now!
Like many of its peers, Kikizo has chosen to toss aside its generously lavished embargoed information, which enabled us to write tens of thousands of detailed words in a huge and fully unpretentious feature, in favour of sleeping and collecting our thoughts as a degree of reality sets in, and people get over the astonishing climax of this official unveiling. The best is, they say, yet to come.
In other exciting news, Kikizo even had to take down screenshots of a game everyone knows is coming to Xbox 360 as a launch title, but nobody is allowed to talk about, for some reason! Nevermind, at least we now know that, after all, the top of the 360 unit is not plain, but actually has "XBOX 360" emblazoned upon it.
Arrestingly, Microsoft has finally confirmed the first wave of Xbox 360 titles, including Perfect Dark Zero (the system seller), Project Gotham Racing 3 and Kameo.
Meanwhile, take a look at the exciting video below, and be sure to check proper sites for really detailed features (or if you're lucky, blog-style fanboy updates on previously respectable websites) on Xbox 360, as it becomes one of only two machines to be unveiled next week that are actually coming out this year.
Oh and by the way, it's water-cooled! Apparently that's, um, cool. Oh, and xbox360.com isn't owned by some dodgy guy in Europe somewhere any more; shockingly, as of just now, it's owned by Microsoft - and get this, it's even the official website for this whole thing. Right - signing out now, probably for good!
Maybe we'll bump into one of the cute chicks from the video at the party next week. Or maybe not.
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Xbox 360 Unveiled: Official Video
You're "in control", apparently. See J looking cool! (640x480, 1.4Mbps)