Xbox 2 Launch

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  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/news/2005/0411-mtv.htm


    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 11, 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.”

    “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.”

    “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
     
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  2. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    old news. check out the other thread. sorry lol
     
  3. zeke_mo

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    I never read the old thread, thanks for the info lancer
     
  4. lancer

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  5. Hsn

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    9 days left 'til the unveiling. :cool:
     
  6. CoDeNcE

    CoDeNcE Gene Yuss?

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    Watch Microsoft will prolly make MTV postpone the showing just to make us really mad... i can see that happen
     
  7. Hsn

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    And why would they want to do that?
     
  8. ElementalDragon

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    that, hsn my friend, is simple. can explain it in two words. It's Microsoft. simple as that. :)
     
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    Yes, a MS conspiracy is behind everything evil.
     
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  11. Hsn

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    For fellow Canadians, the show will be aired on CTV Thursday midnight after The Daily Show. :cool:
     
  12. Shamus MacNoob

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    Oh goodie another MS bashing thread !
     
  13. Grandmaster

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    OH. MY. GOD.

    Gold.
     
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  14. ~bk

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    Hahaha! :laugh:
     
  15. melon

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    I've got to hand it to Microsoft. They certainly know how to market in style.

    Melon
     
  16. Electronic Punk

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    Really? You think I should get Elijah Wood to pimp osnn a bit?
     
  17. Xie

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    Filthy nasty hobbits! :p
     
  18. lancer

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    Crush them eat them, yes my precioussssss

    but he's been so good to usssss.

    :)
     
  19. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    apparently this has been confirmed as the new logo, not sure what i think about it.
     

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    Anyone have any idea just how much the new xbox will cost.