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#1 Sonstwer

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 10:38 PM

There is something about the name (assuming that all the rumors calling the new box "Xbox 360") I don't like - it reminds me too much of IBM System/360, released 1964.

Slightly modified IBM announcement: jester.gif

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Xbox 360 Announcement

A new generation of electronic gaming equipment was introduced today by MS Corporation.

MS CEO Steve Ballmer called the event the most important product announcement in the company's history.

The new equipment is known as the MS Xbox 360.

It combines microelectronic technology, which makes possible operating speeds measured in billionths of a second, with significant advances in the concepts of computer organization.

At a press conference at the company's Redmond facilities, <insert-interesting-name-here> said:

"Xbox 360 represents a sharp departure from concepts of the past in designing and building gaming consoles. It is the product of an international effort in MS's laboratories and plants and is the first time MS has redesigned the basic internal architecture of its gaming systems in a decade. The result will be more processing power at lower cost than ever before. This is the beginning of a new generation - not only of gaming consoles - but of their application as the media hub of a digital home."

Single system

Xbox 360 is a single system spanning the performance range of virtually all current IBM computers - from the widely used 1401 to nearly twice that of the most powerful computer previously built by the company. It was developed to perform information handling jobs encompassing all types of applications.

Xbox 360 includes in its central processors 19 combinations of graduated speed and memory capacity. Incorporated with these are more than 40 types of peripheral equipment which store game data and enter it into and retrieve it from the console. Built-in communications capability makes competitive Xbox Live 360 gaming available to remote players, regardless of distance.

The equipment is supported by programs which enable Xbox 360 to schedule its own activities for non-stop entertainment that makes most efficient use of system's capabilities.

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The original is longer, so someone could probably improve this feeble attempt of humour.

Edited by Sonstwer, 15 April 2005 - 10:38 PM.


#2 mikeandbandit

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 01:28 PM

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Referral URL: www.melbourneit.com
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Updated Date: 14-feb-2005
Creation Date: 27-jan-2004
Expiration Date: 27-jan-2008

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Domain Name: XBOX2.COM
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Whois Server: whois.register.com
Referral URL: www.register.com
Name Server: DNS7.REGISTER.COM
Name Server: DNS8.REGISTER.COM
Status: ACTIVE
Updated Date: 20-feb-2004
Creation Date: 27-feb-2000
Expiration Date: 27-feb-2006

Domain Name: NEXTBOX.COM
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS2.FITCANADA.COM
Name Server: NS1.FITCANADA.COM
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 21-oct-2004
Creation Date: 19-apr-1999
Expiration Date: 19-apr-2007

Domain Name: XBOXNEXT.COM
Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.register.com
Referral URL: www.register.com
Name Server: NS3.MSFT.NET
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Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 22-jan-2005
Creation Date: 27-jul-2001
Expiration Date: 27-jul-2007

if i were a betting man guess which name i'd be banking on




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