Xbox 360 hyperbole soars
Despite being a cynical hack immune to - and sick of - the divisive ploys of videogame firms to get our attention, I can't help but be a little excited having just watched a trailer for MTV's forthcoming Xbox 360 exposition. The trailer promises a 'momentous' event that will forever change 'entertainment', its also rather slick and feature plenty of Xbox-style 'greenness'. Of course, this hyperbole is typical of the atmosphere Microsoft are trying to engender ahead of the new Xbox's unveiling, and it isn't just MTV that are humming to Redmond's tune. As well as the March 12th broadcast to be hosted by Elijah Wood, the Ourcolony.net site continues to titillate.
Those unravelling the viral marketing site's cryptic puzzles will now be presented with a small snapshot of what looks like some form of chrome coloured hardware, not dissimilar in the shot offered to a Dell minitower PC case. Is this the Xbox 360 (the Xbox 2, if you prefer)... who knows? But we're certainly intrigued - previous speculation had the new console down as white.
Demonstrating that retailers aren't immune to the bug either, Amazon.co.uk have begun listing both the Xbox 2 / Xbox 360 for pre-order, along with Sony's PS3. Forthcoming games have also been listed, optimistically, though we're warned that it's all rather vague and subject to change. Still, it's a definite sign that the next-generation is beginning to gain velocity as it approaches; not that we can be too surprised with perhaps the most important E3 show ever but weeks away. More on all things next-gen soon.