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The Xbox 360 was the second gaming console produce by Microsoft, hey partnered up with ATI, IBM, and SiS. The 360 was started in early 2003. This is considered a seventh generation console and competes with Sony's Playstation 3 and Nintendo's Wii. The Xbox 360 was revealed on MTV on May 12, 2005. The launch and more information about the console was released later that month at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). Microsoft held an event for 400 developers in Bellevue, Washington, to recruit support for the system. ATI signed on for the graphic proccessing unit. IBM then a month later agreed to produce the triple core CPU for it. The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and CAN. The Xbox completley sold out at release all over the where the it was sold excpet the country of Japan.The 360 is considered a seventh generation console and competes with Sony's Playstaion 3 and Nintendo's Wii.

Above: The Unveiling of the Xbox 360 on MTV

The New Xbox had a new home page called the xbox dashboard. From this home screen you can do anything thats possible to the 360. You can watch movies, music videos, play arcade games, listen to music, go on xbox live.

Left: The new Dashboard on the Xbox360 Right: The old home screen for the original Xbox

The Xbox Live Online program that is unique to the Xbox is a markeplace where you can buy every type of entertainmen. You can also buy things for the dashboard or your gaming profile on the market place such as gamerpics or dashboard layouts. But what makes the marketplace so unique is the fact that you can buy full length games online without going out to the store. You buy all the things with Microsoft points which are obtained by ether buying a card that you enter online or you can have your credit card wired to your online account. But added to the market place Live also allows you to play Live compatible games online with other Live players.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Xbox 360 was the next console for gaming designers to explore new possiblities due to the newest hardware. The most popular games for the xbox transfered over and showed the next-gen look and feel.

Above: The Xbox 360 Elite

Above: The Limited Edition Halo 3 Xbox 360 Premium

Above: The Xbox 360 Premium

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