On Tuesday, Microsoft unleashes its next-generation video-game console, the Xbox 360. The $400 system promises a whole new level of graphics quality and a greatly refined interface with nice touches like remote on.
Microsoft apparently hopes to usher in a new high-definition era with the 360 — the Xbox 360 is HD-compatible out of the box — where everybody has expensive high-definition televisions. Load a game like the Wild West shooter Gun, and in HD you can make out each individual leaf on a tree — rather than the clumps of color you get with a standard television set.
If you already have an HDTV and want something to show it off, the 360 certainly does the trick.
Published in: Games Consoles on 2005-11-18