Introducing the Xbox 360 (and a Cool Video)

Tonight, MTV presented Xbox: The Next Generation Revealed and gave everyone a sneak peak at the next version of our console, called the Xbox 360. Although the system looks very sleek and cool, I personally thought the show was a bit light on details; frankly, I had hoped for more. I'm sure we'll learn a lot at next week's E3 in Los Angeles, but who can wait that long!? To be fair, MTV does have a page with some awesome system specifications. Excuse me while I drool!

So, in the meantime, visit the mysterious Our Colony site and download a much more informative and entertaining 6-minute video. Or, if you don't want to wait, Engadget has provided a pointer to the high-quality version of the video for your immediate viewing pleasure.

Two thoughts come to mind:

  • Will the light-colored components start looking dirty after hours of intense use? Especially the controllers? We have a lot of smart people, and I'm sure we're putting the hardware through its paces, so I'm guessing we have this covered.
  • Wireless controllers rock! But, for public installations, is there any way for me to lock them down? Or connect them to a secure cable? I didn't see anything like this on the controller, but it seems like it'd be easy to add.

Minor concerns aside, this looks like an amazing package: customizable faceplates, three screaming processor cores, a 500MHz ATI graphics processor, streaming media features, WiFi support, hi-definition output, 256 audio channels, and Xbox Marketplace!? Un-freakin-believable!