A sneaky shot from the MTV shoot (which has revealed a November release in the USA) – I guess more will leak out before the program on Thursday. Rumours include:
Tivo like functionality
Media centre aware – will work with media centre pc’s (and others?)
Wireless controllers – crap – batteries? Shortcuts via the xbox logo in the centre (numbers around it)
Comes with camera – won’t be able to scratch my balls while playing Live
Web browsing, instant messaging – always online no matter what you are using it for i.e. playing music, watching dvd’s
Skinnable – buy different exterior finishes for your Xbox
Also plays games – allegedly. Perfect Dark Zero was one of the demo’s thats been played. Talk of Halo 2.5 and PGR3 also.
The new pad looks pretty good – at last there are four shoulder buttons and we’ve lost the black and white buttons which were always awkward to get to. The console is also finished in a mac white but I’m sure this is to emphasise the skinning possibilities which I’m guessing will end up being a pretty big market not just for M$ but all the third party manufacturers. New movies coming out could produce skins for the Xbox and I’m sure there will be loads of folk wanting Star Wars, Matrix and Lord of the Rings skins. I wonder if there will be something for Batman Begins? Anyway – some more leaked shots to finish off.