The OurColony.net website has rewarded participants in the online game with a video revealing all about the Xbox 360, and presented by the key members of Xbox staff including J Allard.


still from Xbox 360 OurColony video


At the start of the 5 minute 49 second video an ant walks towards a training shoe - being worn by J Allard, who goes on to welcome viewers to Xbox 360, before a short animation reveals the Xbox 360 logo.

"The team that birthed Xbox 360 have an obsession with progression" comments Xbox 360's executive director J Allard during the video, which shows the designers at work creating the prototype mouldings for the control pad, individual components, and showing all angles of the console - even the water cooled CPU heatsink and dual exhauster fan system.


still from Xbox 360 OurColony video

still from Xbox 360 OurColony video


A number of different personalised fascias are revealed in quick succession, showing that there will be a huge amount of variety for the swappable front panel - flames, mahogany, rubber, a couple with "console" on them in different colours, and what appears to be an endless range of designs which will be made available for the machine.

Every game on Xbox 360 will be Xbox Live aware, and there will be your very own gamerscore counting up across all games. Customisable soundtracks will also be available in every game due to the new Xbox 360 Guide which works in the background of all titles.


still from Xbox 360 OurColony video

still from Xbox 360 OurColony video


The video ends with "more truth where the music is watched" - presumably MTV, which airs the "The Next Generation Xbox Revealed" show in America for the first time some 30 minutes after the OurColony video had been released.

Further coverage of the Xbox 360 announcement night:
Microsoft reveal Xbox 360 on Xbox360.com
Xbox 360 peripherals - full specs
Xbox 360 details leaked by Danish magazine

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