As we reported on Friday morning, the Microsoft Xbox will be making a pre-Xmas appearance in the UK, at the Xbox Xperience.

There's three zones to the "Xperience", with a Video Zone showing off the power of the Xbox, an X Zone where you'll be able to chill out and even pre-order the console, and best of all the Play More Zone where a number of titles including Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, Halo, Project Gotham Racing and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee will all be playable.

Four events are being held, starting days after the November 15th launch of the machine in America.

  • London Xperience
    Saturday 17 November - Sunday 16 December 2001
    Nutopia, 42 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2
    10am - 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Birmingham Xperience
    Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 November 2001
    The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9
    10am - 7pm
  • Manchester Xperience
    Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 December 2001
    Freemasons Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester M3
    10am - 7pm
  • Glasgow Xperience
    Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 December 2001
    The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1
    10am - 7pm

Further details are available at, where you can register for free to guarantee your place in the priority queue.

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