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T-57 days and counting… X-Box 360 is Coming!

Ok, so this may be a bit off topic, or maybe not.  As I have mentioned in my earlier “Calling all X-Boxers” post:

“Well, you know the old saying, ‘All work and no play…’ So if you are anything like me (I know, scary thought for those of you who actually do know me), after a long, trying day at the office, you know the therapeutic value of “X-Box Therapy.”

Well now that therapy session is about to get a MAJOR adrenaline boost! On November 22nd, the brand new X-Box 360 System launches here in North America and it is awesome! From the sleek new console, to the all wireless setup, to the “Ring of light,” and everything else in between, this new X-Box is going to deliver a great experience to all who dare pick up a controller. Just take a look at some of these new enhancements:

Sleek New Console
– This bad boy now runs on THREE symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each!
– 1MB of L2 Cache
– ATI graphics processor with 10 MB of embedded DRAM!
– Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive
– Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
– Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
– Video camera ready
– Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
– Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and Windows XP-based PCs
– Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
– Stands vertically or horizontally

Also, check out some of the games already in works for X-Box 360, including Project Gotham Racing 3, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Quake 4, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 3.

Ok, enough of the trip down X-Box Therapy lane and back to reality.  For those of you who are true X-Box fanatics, be sure to check out the X-Box Community for even more X-Box info.

Have yourselves a wonderful day and be sure to mark November 22 on your calendars for your first X-Box 360 Therapy session, because the “doctor” will be in stores near you…

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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