Next Generation Xbox Unveiling

AeroJonesy

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Next Generation Xbox Unveiling

http://www.xbox.com/en-us/news/2005/0411-mtv.htm?level1=enushome&level2=newsflash&level3=mtv

Newsflash:
MTV Debuts the Next Xbox!

Elijah Wood will host a half-hour global premiere, with a performance from The Killers, airing exclusively on MTV channels around the world on May 12 and 13.


April 18, 2005, New York City, N.Y.—MTV: Music Television and Microsoft® Corp. today announced a global marketing alliance to unveil the next-generation Xbox® video game system on MTV channels in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe, all within a 24-hour window, a first for the videogame industry.

The highly anticipated console will be revealed to videogame fanatics, music lovers, and MTV viewers via a high-energy half-hour program titled “MTV Presents: The Next-Generation Xbox Revealed.†The special will be hosted by entertainment icon, seasoned gamer, and Xbox fanatic Elijah Wood, known globally for the Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Island Records’ renowned Las Vegas rockers The Killers will deliver electrifying performances throughout the special.

The global broadcast will premiere Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 9:30 P.M. Eastern in North America and on Friday, May 13, 2005, in other regions around the globe (local air times below).

Viewers will get an exclusive look at the Xbox vision for the next generation—one that ensures that the user experience is always connected, always personalized, and always in high definition. The special will feature never-before-seen, action-packed gameplay of future Xbox games; a peek into the future of the Xbox Live™ online gaming service; backstage celebrity interviews; and exclusive insider footage on the making of the next-generation console.

The inside look at the next-generation Xbox will continue at MTV.com, where after the special, viewers will find extended event coverage, including behind-the-scenes video, photos, and other special extras. MTV.com will also provide ongoing in-depth coverage of the next-generation Xbox, highlighting the latest news, product details, and previews of hot next-generation games.

“We recognize and celebrate our viewers’ passion for gaming and are excited to be working with Microsoft to launch such a significant entertainment product,†said John Shea, executive vice president, Integrated Marketing and Sponsorship Development, MTV Networks Music Group. “We’re proud that Microsoft considers MTV the premier global network to launch its new Xbox gaming console and reveal the first look to MTV viewers around the world.â€

“Just as MTV revolutionized the way the world experiences music, the next-generation video game console from Xbox will spark a revolution in how consumers experience games and other forms of digital entertainment,†said Peter Moore, corporate vice president, Xbox Worldwide Marketing and Publishing, Microsoft. “We are ecstatic about our alliance with MTV and unveiling a video game platform in a way that has never been done.â€

“MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed†will be broadcast around the world. Local market times are as follows:

North America
Thursday, May 12, at 9:30 P.M. Eastern (21:30)

Japan/Asia
Friday, May 13, at 11:30

Europe
France: Friday, May 13, at 19:00
Germany: Friday, May 13, at 19:00
Italy: Friday, May 13, at 23:30
Netherlands: Friday, May 13, at 19:30
Poland: Friday, May 13, at 21:00
Portugal: Friday, May 13, at 20:00
Romania: Friday, May 13, at 20:00
Scandinavia: Friday, May 13, at 22:00
Spain: Friday, May 13, at 21:30
U.K.: Friday, May 13, at 20:00

Australia
Friday, May 13, at 19:00
As disappointed as I am that it's gonna be on MTV, I'm pumped to see that the unveiling is only a month away. I also like how Microsoft is unveiling it a week before E3 to draw the attention to it. If it's not backward compatible though, I'm gonna knock some heads.
 

AeroJonesy

Diabloii.Net Member
I would like to take a moment to tell everyone who has bought Microsoft products a big "thank you" for allowing Microsoft to have enough money to sell their gaming consoles below cost.
 

5Ws

Banned
I would like to take a moment to tell everyone that the combination of Microsoft and MTV is a sign that Apocalypse is near, very near.
 

toader

Banned
Cool.

Is Halo 3 out? Are kids under 18 banned from playing it?

If the answers to both those questions are YES..then wicked cool.

Otherwise....cool.
 
Toader, I am going to have to fix that avatar this weekend, no arguing.


I have heard things about the XBox 2 that aren't making me want one. Lack of a HD, etc.

Anyone got a list on some foggy details? Not necessarily specific details, but general ideas.
 

DurfBarian

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow, they're going to sell like eight of these in Japan.







(Kidding . . . actually MS has done a much better job of lining up game developers over here this time around. They'll probably sell eleven or twelve at least.)
 

bigD72

Diabloii.Net Member
{KOW}Spazed said:
Toader, I am going to have to fix that avatar this weekend, no arguing.


I have heard things about the XBox 2 that aren't making me want one. Lack of a HD, etc.

Anyone got a list on some foggy details? Not necessarily specific details, but general ideas.
Foggy details/ rumours that have been out for awhile are that there will be 3 versions.

One basically like the current PS2 (no HD) one like the current XBOX (with HD) and a third super model basically a computer (mouse and keyboard included) and the prices will be adjusted accordingly.

Halo 2.5 is the projected launch title. It is also rumoured that XBOX will lose roughly $150 on each console sold.
 

toader

Banned
{KOW}Spazed said:
Toader, I am going to have to fix that avatar this weekend, no arguing.
Have at it man. It used to be nicer the last time I used it...I dunno what happened to it.
 

chicagobullit

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow, lots 'o' hype for a video game box. Big stars, bands, MTV? I don't remember a promotion of that level when the Atari 2600 came out.
 
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