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Xbox Prototype

We're guessing that if Microsoft actually released an X-shaped Xbox back in 2001, sales would have taken off like a rocket immediately, but everyone knows that wasn't the case. The original console was officially unveiled to the public at CES 2001 in Las Vegas. However, due to the immense popularity of game consoles in Japan, Microsoft delayed the release of the Xbox in Europe to focus on the Japanese video game market. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Xbox One PS4 Laptop

Photo credit: Eddie Zarick

Master game system modder Eddie Zarick is back at it again, and this time, he has unveiled not one, but two, custom systems: a Captain America Xbook One and Iron Man Playbook 4. The former's shield was made with brushed metal vinyl work on top of acrylic to give it depth and the illusion of metal, while the star in the middle of the shield lights up when the system is turned on. Best of all, it has a built-in Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket capture card, which means you can simply plug in USB stick, mic (if you want to narrate) and begin recording your gaming session for Twitch, YouTube gaming, etc. Continue reading to see the Iron Man Playbook up-close.

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Halo Elite

Standing over 7-feet-tall, this insane Halo Elite costume is full of fancy animatronics, and looks to be straight from a live-action movie. It was designed and built by self-taught special effects artist Pete Mander. Yes, it's wearable and extremely detailed. Let's just hope if Hollywood ever decides to greenlight a Halo movie, based on the game, they have Pete Mander on their special effects team. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Xbox Technology

Similar to IllumiRoom, Microsoft's RoomAlive basically turns your living room into a giant Xbox game. Simply put, it uses Kinect and projectors to create an augmented reality experience that enables you to reach out and hit objects from a game, or simply interact with them by touching walls, etc. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Boeing Death Ray

Boeing has unveiled HEL MD (High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator), a truck-mounted weapon that uses an invisible laser beam to exact targets, the rounds are capable of taking down drones from the sky and even missiles in inclement weather. It's equipped with a 10-kilowatt solid state laser and a radar system mounted atop a heavy truck at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Are you attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend? Then you'll have a chance to win at least one of these awesome custom Xbox One consoles, which include Titan Fall, Nerdist, Twitch, Marvel Super Heroes, Forza Motorsport 3, and lots more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 amazing bets you will always win.

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Microsoft's Xbox One Stereo Headset is currently being offered for only $49.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $79.99. Immerse yourself in rich stereo sound with the Xbox One Stereo Headset. Easily adjust audio levels without taking your hands off the controller. You can even control the balance of game sounds and chat audio to focus on what you want to hear. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Sign in to Xbox Live to receive the latest console updates.

  • Unidirectional microphone for clear voice capture.

  • Includes detachable Stereo Headset Adapter that puts the audio controls at your fingertips including volume up/down, microphone mute, and controls game/ chat balance.

  • Easy to set up: No complex wires to your console. Wired only to the Wireless Controller.

  • Full range audio spectrum (20Hz-20kHz) for deep bass, all the way to crystal clear high frequencies.


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Did you know that Microsoft lost between $100-$125 per original Xbox console sold? In the first four years of its release, Microsoft may have lost in the upwards of $4 billion. Fortunately, the company has always been willing to operate at a loss in order to establish itself in the gaming industry. Continue reading for more cool facts you never knew about.

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Xbox One may still be a fairly new console, but the trolls are out in full force, and this sign out prank shows why. Simply put, this Call of Duty: Ghosts prank tricks players into using their own voice against themselves. Continue reading to see why it's received over 2-million-views in just a few days.

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Sure, lugging around any laptop with a screen that's 17" or larger may not be practical, but this Xbox One version is definitely unique to say the least. It features an ultra slim design - 2-inches thick (includes display) versus the 3.1-inches of the original - all original ports, top-mounted circular fan, "and the awkward USB port located on the side of Xbox One is now conveniently located on the front of the laptop for quick access." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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