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First things first: the new Xbox will be called "Xbox 360"; its technical specifications are very impressive (I will post more details separately); its industrial design is much improved over the current Xbox, both aesthetically and functionally; there will be plenty of support from software developers and publishers, including some top Japanese companies; and the system will be released in North America, Europe, and Japan near the end of this year.
"MTV Presents: Next Generation Xbox Revealed" was run on on the east coast over two hours ago, leaving those of us elsewhere out in the cold. Those of us on the west coast—Microsoft's own coast—are still waiting for the program to begin. Luckily, Microsoft is not as eastern-centric as MTV, so there are plenty of images on both Xbox.com and the new Xbox 360 web site.
I will post more soon, but plenty of information is available from the official Xbox sites linked just above.
Update 1: The main Xbox 360 page on Xbox.com is both Firefox-unfriendly and Opera-unfriendly, probably due to the fact that its source HTML is invalid; its Flash-based navigation system is shrunken and positioned out of its intended place in both Firefox and Opera. It seems that Microsoft only wants to sell Xbox 360s to people who use Internet Explorer, so you might want to fire up the Web browser that encourages sloppy Web development before you follow the Xbox.com link above.
Update 2 (9:47pm): The MTV special is now in progress on the west coast; it started a bit early at 9:28pm. There have been some compelling video clips from games in progress, but unfortunately, the good stuff has been surrounded by a bunch of corny, annoying hype.
Update 3 (9:59pm): The MTV special has ended and it seems that I forgot to click on the second record button in WinTV (the one you click to actually start recording after opening the recording controls), so I will not be able to post any screen shots. Oops.
Posted by Brian Sexton at 8:42:29pm on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 (PDT)