WORLD'S FIRST XBOX
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What was the world's first Xbox?
On November 15, 2001, the Xbox was
released into the North America market to join the other gaming consoles that
lined the shelves of electronic departments and stores all over the continent.
The Xbox was Microsoft Corporation’s first chance at getting their feet wet in
the gaming industry on something other than PCs. Of course, Microsoft was a
conglomerate among the computer industry but had yet to conquer the gaming
world. With the Xbox, Microsoft was well on its way.
The Xbox runs on an operating system that’s very
comparable to Microsoft’s Windows 2000. The user can interact with the gaming
system by using the Xbox Dashboard. This dashboard allows the user to play DVDs
or CDs and can even burn a CD onto the Xbox’s hard drive. The dashboard keeps
within the console’s color scheme of green and black and can be used if there is
no movie or game in use at the time. In addition to the dashboard, the Xbox also
featured Xbox Live, which would allow the user to play games online with friends
by signing into their account using the Xbox dashboard. Although the console was
released in 2001, it wasn’t until 2002 that Xbox Live was released, which
required additional accessories to be purchased.
Shortly after Microsoft’s second masterpiece, Xbox
360, was released, the original Xbox was discontinued. The Microsoft Xbox was
officially taken off the shelves late in 2006 although new games were being
developed until August 2008.
The First Xbox
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