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Come Full Circle With Xbox 360
Movies, music, downloadables. And, oh yeah, games

Believe it. We're nearing the end of the lifespan of another videogame console. This means both die-hard players and weekend warriors will soon be sacrificing hefty chunks of life to prettier, faster, cooler games, movies, music and downloadable goods that'll make your current console look about as sophisticated as an Amish buggy ride. Well it's your lucky day, here's the detailed download on what to expect from the next-generation Xbox.



- The 360 plays progressive-scan DVDs, CDs, MP3s, VMA files and more
- Customizable faceplates for the 'box and "skins" for the interface screen
- Rip CDs directly to the hard drive to create custom soundtracks
- Connect to your PC (360 will stream the digital media from your desktop) and share pictures, audio, whatever with your friends
- Plug in the 360 camera peripheral for real-time video chat



- Dozens of game-makers have signed-on to make games for 360 - look for launch titles from Microsoft, EA, Activision, THQ, Majesco, Tecmo, Sega and others
- All 360 games in high-definition with widescreen and multichannel surround sound
- Accepts four wireless controllers at once
- With Xbox Live Gold, a subscription service, multiplayer action, stats and tournaments are at your command
- Xbox Marketplace gives you downloadable levels, weapons, maps, episodic content, costumes



- IBM PowerPC based CPU with three cores at 3.2 Ghz apiece
- 500Mhz ATI graphics processor with 10MB DRAM
- Detachable, upgradeable 20GB hard drive
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Built-in Ethernet port
- Built-in 802.11a, b, and g Wi-Fi
- All games support16:9 widescreen, 720p and 1080i resolution (and standard definition output)
- 48Khz 16-bit audio, 32-bit processing and over 256 audio channels




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