more Xbox 360 / Xenon Dev Kits Pictures



.....basicly what we're looking at here is a pic of the Xenon Development Kit
exterior and possibly an internal pic also.

Apple G5 PowerMac, dual 2.0 or 2.5 GHZ PowerPC CPUs - plus ATI Radeon 9800
Pro or Radeon X800 series graphics. this adds up to the 'Alpha' Xenon Dev
Kit, a long ways away from 'Beta' or 'Final' Xenon / Xbox360 hardware......

Xbox 360 Revealed?
By: César A. Berardini - "Cesar"
Apr. 21st, 2005 1:59 pm
Following our previous story of the first pictures of the Xenon Development
Kit, now comes another shocking image to keep us awake until May 12th. Oh
you damn Gamem8ker!

The latest challenge has revealed a new photo and this time it could be the
real deal. The big question is, what exactly are we looking at?

The picture, which is taken from an odd angle, still brings up many
questions. This could be a removable hard drive and the button on the top
could be the cover for the dock in which a removable HDD would plug into.
Perhaps the silver part is a handle that can be lifted out for easy
carrying. There have been rumors that the Xbox 360 can stand up vertically,
so this could be a picture of the console when placed vertically.

Last year, when we ran our first big editorial on the Xbox successor, we
predicted the next Xbox could end up sporting a grey, metallic look, like
the Satin Silver PlayStation 2. We went even further, hoping that the next
Xbox could mimic this design of Apple's 1U rack-mount Xserve which also has
an anodized aluminum case.

If the picture above is a photo of the exterior of the Xbox 360, then the
following picture, seen a few days ago, might showcase the innards of the
new console:
Xbox 360 Update 4.21.05
An image of the new Xbox console?
by David Clayman
April 21, 2005 - The advertising pioneers at 4orty2wo Entertainment are at
it again. Recently, Microsoft launched another viral campaign which leads to
snippets of information regarding the next Xbox. These viral campaigns are a
form of alternate reality game (ARG) that create in- depth "narratives" that
ultimately draw the players of the game towards a reward wrapped in an
advertisement. Until the game ends on May 12th we will be following the
progress of this campaign along with new Xbox 360 information.

Fans of Halo 2 will remember the last 4orty2wo campaign that was based
around This URL was released along with the Halo 2 trailer in
theaters and led millions of visitors on a wild goose chase. People who
followed the game to its completion were given access to events on November
4th, where they were able to play Halo 2 before its release to the general
public. 42 Entertainment's web site claims they create large scale "search
operas," designed to cause consumers to look for the product.

The new campaign also starts with a website called, which
hooks visitors with some cryptic blurbs of information, images, and some
riddles. There is an image gallery which features the website's logo in
various locations around the country. The logo is an ant. This not only
alludes to the name of the site, but follows the "hive" allusions in the campaign, and the general behavior of consumers who play the
game. At GDC this year, J. Allard sported a t-shirt bearing the ant logo,
and sparked some of the first discussions relating Microsoft to It appears that bugs are the best way to create a buzz.

Gamers are encouraged to register with the site and either join a colony, or
create their own. It is heavily emphasized that only players who work
together and spread the message will be successful in advancing the game.
The site features a leader board that awards points to colonies that sign up
more members and answer questions correctly.

Like the previous ARG, features a timer that counts down to
May 12th. Up until this morning participants could only speculate at what
would occur when the clock reached zero. Then, Peter Moore, corporate
vice-president of worldwide marketing and publishing for Xbox, announced
that the Xbox 2 will be revealed to the world on MTV on May 12th. You can
read more about the recently announced event here.

The latest puzzle on was solved to reveal another image which
is displayed below. This image is most likely a partial shot of the next
generation Xbox system which is rumored to have a single button and be able
to be placed on its side like the PS2. It also jives with previously leaked
information that the system will be a metallic-silver color.


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