The first Xbox was a hit, it came out AFTER the Playstation 2 that was a huge hit too, but it’s game “Halo” redifined FPS’s and set a standard for online play, with the ability to talk to others in the same game being played online. When the Xbox 360 came out it was so popular and it was the highest console in demand as it was the first next-gen console to come out and the only one before the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii came out. The Xbox 360′s we first seen in my eyes as this beautiful, giant iPod that did video games like no one has ever seen:
*Sparkle Sparkle*, right?. Well after 5 years of the console being released, take a look at what people have done:
So people did not do this specifically to the Xbox 360, it just happened. But one main cause was heavy usage though that’s not our faults either. But it was common to happen. All that hype faded with the console being out for a few months with this happening pretty commonly.
This I found in Google Images. Yeah it looks like someone burned a hole in the side of their 360, but why?.
Some people think they are better than God himself, so they write their names on their 360′s just to make themselves feel good about themselves. This guy certainly felt good about himself. And that wraps it up for the famous things people did to their Xbox 360′s, wearing the name down from “Next-gen” to “just a game console, like any other”. I bought one off a crack head for 60$, giving it to a friend of mine just so that everytime I come over I don’t have to bring MY OWN Xbox 360 over too each time. It still remains the most heavily played console in the multiplayer world. Playstation 3′s online multiplayer service that has always been free, was shut down by hackers a few months ago, check more info out on that here. For me, I find Xbox Live to be the most user friendly online service I’ve ever used, compared to any other PC game’s GUI for multiplayer, and the Xbox 360′s own GUI itself, offline or online is specifically aimed towards being user-friendly. But now to the point:
Microsoft’s next-generation console to be either called the “Xbox 3″ or the “Xbox 720″ is rumoured to be released in 2013 according to a report. The amount of time between the original or first Xbox and the Xbox 360 was almost exactly four years. The gap between the second console (Xbox 360) and the third console (Xbox 720?) may end up being twice as long.
Reports from developers show that chip manufacturers and some software middleware firms are expecting the next generation console from Microsoft to be announced at E3 in 2013. And with that, the release day being following just in time for the holidays. This is the same as the release for the Xbox 360, right before christmas. The Xbox 360 was revealed just six months before the console hit retail stores in November 2005.
It is also suggested in the report that Lionhead is already working on their next title called “Fable Next” for the fouthcoming console coming out. Other software developers which include EA, and Crytek are also rumored to be creating their games currently with “preliminary hardware”.
The reports are following a pretty recent confirmation that a number of employees working for Microsoft are already on the console team for the upcoming console. A number of LinkedIn accounts made for Microsoft employees are being listed as working on their hardware. As Jeff Faulkner being the creative director for the “Xbox Next Gen”.
Microsoft is currently refusing to comment, as said by “Develop”.
This post was originally made on Gamespot, except for the information in this post discluding news on the next generation Xbox.