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In 1998 four engineers from Microsoft’s DirectX team, Kevin Bachus, Seamus Blackley, Ted Hase and DirectX team leader Otto Berkes, disassembled some Dell laptop computers to construct a prototype Microsoft Windows-based video game console. The team hoped to create a console to compete with the Sony's coming soon PlayStation 2
During development, the original DirectX box name was shortened to Xbox. Microsoft’s marketing department did not like the Xbox name, and suggested many alternatives. During focus testing, the Xbox name was left on the list of possible names to demonstrate how unpopular the Xbox name would be with consumers. However, consumer testing revealed that Xbox was preferred by far over the other suggested names and “Xbox” became the official name of the product.
The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, in the United States and Canada; December 2, 2005, in Europe and December 10, 2005, in Japan. It was later launched in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, and Russia. In its first year on the market, the system launched in 36 countries, more countries than any other console has launched in a single year
Since 2005 i've seen my friends abandon the console/s we grew up with in favour of this online play with Xbox Live (XBL)..
Online play you ask? Of course you don't ask, you are all well versed in etiquette, throw a dice before you speak dammit!!
XBL or Xbox Live is the medium in witch you will participate in multiplayer mayhem.... and in time, XBL will be renowned worldwide, if it isn't already.
The only thing that's stopping it right now, or rather holding the fort... is PC
Cos everyone knows PC is hardcore.
My personal opinion
Xbox 360, since it was born, has evolved to a level beyond what could be dreamed, but it's limited.
Anyway Girls and Guys, i apologise if my first thread was crap and if i trailed off toward the end regarding info posts, constructive criticism is welcome.
Originally posted by On the level
All the smug pc gamers, wait till the next gens come out next year, they will wipe the floor with the most powerful of pcs and have the better games life come in cycles
Originally posted by aRogue
To the PC gamers. Yes the PC is superior in terms of graphics, and the ability to mod etc but consoles are the reason gaming is as big as it is today. There is no denying this. You can only call yourself a true gamer if you own and play a console.