Xbox 360 Was Announced Eight Years Ago On This Day

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The seventh generation of videogame consoles was the first to feature HD technology and on this day eight years ago, the Xbox 360 console from Microsoft was showcased during an MTV special feature. Unfortunately I never watched it, did you?

On May 12th, 2005 “MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed” – it was a special hosted by actor Elijah Wood and featured a musical performance by the The Killers. The Xbox 360 was also featured on the cover of TIME Magazine’s May 23rd, 2005 issue with an article written by Lev Grossman. The cover showed Bill Gates holding up one of consoles with a quote: “It’s perfect… The day Sony launches PlayStation 3, and they walk right into Halo 3.”

The console and a host of amazing games were featured at the E3 2005 Media Briefing, why not watch it all over again in prep for this years “new generation” announcement on May 21st 2013. You’ll be quite surprised how bad early Xbox 360 games looked compared to how the evolution of engines has harnessed the console to its maximum potential.

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