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Xbox
Manufacturer Microsoft
Product family Xbox
Type Video game console
Generation Sixth generation era
First available NA November 15, 2001
JP February 22, 2002
AUS March 14, 2002
EU March 14, 2002
CPU Custom 733 MHz Intel Pentium III-based Mobile Celeron
GPU 233 MHz nVidia NV2A
Media DVD, CD
System storage 8-20GB Internal HDD, 8 MB memory card
Controller input 4 maximum (wired or wireless or combination of either)
Connectivity 100Mbit Ethernet
Online service Xbox Live
Units sold 24 million (as of May 10, 2006)[1]
Best-selling game Halo 2, 8.45 million (as of April 2, 2008)[2][3]
Successor Xbox 360

The Xbox is a sixth generation video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market, and competed directly with Sony's PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Europe and Australia. It is the predecessor to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. Image File history File links Microsoft_XBOX.svg‎ The logo of Xbox. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 333 KB) Summary This is a photo of my Xbox. ... A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Game console redirects here. ... 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Contents

History

The Xbox was Microsoft's first product that ventured into the video game console market, after having collaborated with Sega in porting Windows CE to the Dreamcast console. Notable launch titles for the console included Halo: Combat Evolved, Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Windows CE (also known officially as Windows Embedded CE since version 6. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... Super Mario Brothers was a launch title for the NES. A launch title is a video game that has been made available to consumers synchronously with its respective video game console, meaning they are the only available games at the time of the consoles launch. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... Dead or Alive 3 is a fighting game in the Dead or Alive series. ... Project Gotham Racing (PGR) is a racing game franchise developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Microsoft for the Xbox and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. ...


Development

The Xbox was initially developed within Microsoft by a small team that included game developer Seamus Blackley. Microsoft repeatedly delayed the console, which was revealed at the end of 1999 following interviews of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. Gates stated that a gaming/multimedia device was essential for multimedia convergence in the new times, confirmed by Microsoft with a press release. A May 2005 picture of Seamus Blackley, at his desk at CAA. Seamus Blackley is an agent with Creative Artists Agency representing video game creators. ... A news release or press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ...


According to the book Smartbomb, by Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby, the remarkable success of the upstart Sony PlayStation worried Microsoft in late 1990s. The growing video game market seemed to threaten the PC market which Microsoft had dominated and relied upon for most of its revenues. Additionally, a venture into the gaming console market would diversify Microsoft's product line, which up to that time had been heavily concentrated on software. Smartbombs cover SMARTBOMB: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution is a book written by the journalist Heather Chaplin and her husband Aaron Ruby. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ...


According to Dean Takahashi's book, Opening the Xbox, the Xbox was originally to be named "DirectX-box", to show the extensive use of DirectX within the console's technology.[4] "Xbox" was the final name decided by marketing, but the console still retains some hints towards DirectX, most notably the "X"-shaped logo, which DirectX is famous for, along with the "X" shape on the top of the system. Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. ...


As the console approached launch, Microsoft's J Allard was responsible for the hardware and system software development, Ed Fries was responsible for game development on the platform, and Mitch Koch was responsible for sales and marketing; all three reported to Robbie Bach. This team was also primarily responsible for Microsoft's follow-up product, the Xbox 360, which could also play online. J Allard (his legal name; formerly James Allard) (born January 12, 1969 in Glens Falls, New York)[1] is a Corporate Vice President and the Chief XNA Architect at Microsoft. ... Ed Fries was vice president of game publishing at Microsoft during much of the Xboxs lifecycle. ... Robbie Bach is the Chief Xbox Officer at Microsoft Corporation. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ...


Price history

Country Release price Release date
Europe 479.99 (price includes tax)[citation needed] March 14, 2002
Finland €499[citation needed] March 14, 2002
United Kingdom £299.99[citation needed] March 14, 2002
North America US$299, C$449[citation needed] November 15, 2001
Australia AU$699[citation needed] March 14, 2002
New Zealand NZ$499[citation needed] October 3, 2002
Japan ¥34,800[citation needed] February 2, 2002

With a price-dropped PlayStation 2 (PS2) and a comparatively inexpensive GameCube as competition, many users were naturally reluctant to invest in the console. Microsoft countered with a £100 price drop (and its equivalent in the rest of Europe) on April 26, 2002, just a month and 12 days after its initial launch in the UK. To avoid frustrating early adopters, they offered any two current games and an extra controller for free to any purchaser who could provide a sales receipt showing the original higher price. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... GBP redirects here. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... North American redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... C$ redirects here. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Yen redirects here. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


By September 15, 2005, Microsoft reported a four billion dollar loss in selling the Xbox gaming system.[5] is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Xbox 360

NVIDIA ceased production of the Xbox's GPU in August 2005, which marked the end of Xbox production and the quick release of the Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005. It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... A list of Xbox games that are backward compatible on the Xbox 360 stands at the heart of this article. ... The American multinational Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and handheld devices. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When equipped with a removable hard drive add-on, the Xbox 360 supports a limited number of the Xbox's game library through emulation. Emulation adds support for anti-aliasing as well as upscaling of the still standard definition image. These emulators are periodically updated to add compatibility for older games and are available for free through Xbox Live or as a file download to be burned to a CD/DVD from the Xbox web site. These updates are also available monthly as part of the demo disc that comes with each issue of Official Xbox Magazine. As the architectures are entirely different between Xbox and Xbox 360, software emulation is the only viable option for compatibility without including processors from the original Xbox . A list of Xbox games that are backward compatible on the Xbox 360 stands at the heart of this article. ... Official Xbox Magazine is a monthly video game magazine which started in November 2001 around the launch time of the original Xbox. ...


Hardware and accessories

Hardware

See also: Xbox special limited editions
Xbox drives
Xbox drives

Xbox was the first console to incorporate a hard disk drive, used primarily for storing game saves compressed in ZIP archives and content downloaded from Xbox Live. This eliminated the need for separate memory cards (although some older consoles, such as the TurboGrafx-CD, Sega CD and Sega Saturn had featured built-in battery backup memory prior 2007. Most of the games also use the hard drive as a disk cache, for faster game loading times.[citation needed] An Xbox user could rip music from standard audio CDs to the hard drive, and these songs were used for the custom soundtracks in some games.[6] The Microsoft Xbox was released in many editions other than its famous green and black color. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x981, 328 KB) Xbox (revision 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x981, 328 KB) Xbox (revision 1. ... A hard disk drive (HDD), commonly referred to as a hard drive, hard disk or fixed disk drive,[1] is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces. ... The ZIP file format is a popular data compression and archival format. ... Memory cards are solid-state electronic flash memory data storage devices used with digital cameras, handheld and laptop computers, phones, music players, video game consoles and other electronics. ... For information on the Japanese version of this console, see PC Engine The TurboGrafx 16 is a video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. ... The Sega Mega-CD (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia, and Japan. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... For the process of sawing wood along the grain, see Rip saw. ... Red Book is the standard for audio CDs (Compact Disc Digital Audio system, or CDDA). ...


The Xbox was the first product in the gaming industry to feature Dolby Interactive Content-Encoding Technology, which allows real-time Dolby Digital encoding in game consoles. Whereas previous game consoles could only utilize Dolby Digital 5.1 during non-interactive "cut scene" playback.[7]


The Xbox is based on commodity PC hardware and runs a custom operating system which exposes APIs based largely on DirectX 8.1; the API commonality led to a common confusion that the OS was, in fact, a stripped-down version of the Windows 2000 kernel.[8] API redirects here. ... Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor computers. ... In computer science, the kernel is the fundamental part of an operating system. ...


The Xbox itself is much larger and heavier than its contemporaries. This is largely due to a bulky tray-loading DVD-ROM drive and the standard-size 3.5 inch hard drive. However, the Xbox has also pioneered safety features, such as breakaway cables for the controllers to prevent the console from being yanked from the shelf. DVD is an optical disc storage media format that is used for playback of movies with high video and sound quality and for storing data. ...


The original game controller design, which was particularly large, was similarly often criticized since it was ill-suited to those with small hands and caused cramping in the hands of some users. In response to these criticisms, a smaller controller was introduced for the Japanese Xbox launch. This Japanese controller (which was briefly imported by even mainstream video game store chains such as GameStop) was subsequently released in other markets as the "Xbox Controller S". In addition, all future Xbox consoles were shipped with a "Controller S", while the original controller (known as Controller "0" or "The Duke") was quietly discontinued.[9] GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME), whose headquarters are in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas) is the worlds largest video game and entertainment software retailer. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America and Puerto Rico , then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ...


Several internal hardware revisions have been made in an ongoing battle to discourage modding (hackers continually updated modchip designs in an attempt to defeat them), to cut manufacturing costs, and to provide a more reliable DVD-ROM drive (some of the early units' drives gave Disc Reading Errors due to the unreliable Thomson DVD-ROM drives used). Later generation of Xbox units that used the Thomson TGM-600 DVD-ROM drives and the Philips VAD6011 DVD-ROM drives were still vulnerable to failure that rendered the consoles either unable to read newer discs or caused them to halt the console with an error code usually indicating a PIO/DMA identification failure, respectively. These units would not be covered under the extended warranty. Modding is a slang expression that is derived from the verb, modify, and the noun, modification. The term can refer to the act of modifying a piece of hardware or software to perform a function not intended by someone with legal rights concerning that modification. ... Xenium Mod Chip attached to an Xbox. ... The programmed input/output (PIO) interface was the original method used to transfer data between the CPU (through the ATA controller) and an ATA device. ... Direct memory access (DMA) is a feature of modern computers that allows certain hardware subsystems within the computer to access system memory for reading and/or writing independently of the central processing unit. ...


In 2002, Microsoft and NVIDIA entered arbitration over a dispute on the pricing of NVIDIA's chips for the Xbox.[10] NVIDIA's filing with the SEC indicated that Microsoft was seeking a US$13 million discount on shipments for NVIDIA's fiscal year 2002. Additionally, Microsoft alleged violations of the agreement the two companies entered, sought reduced chipset pricing, and sought to ensure that NVIDIA fulfill Microsoft's chipset orders without limits on quantity. The matter was settled on February 6, 2003, and no terms of the settlement were released.[11] The American multinational Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and handheld devices. ... SEC redirects here. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Central Xbox gaming units were manufactured in Hungary, while the controllers were manufactured primarily in Indonesia.


Technical specifications

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A floating-point number is a digital representation for a number in a certain subset of the rational numbers, and is often used to approximate an arbitrary real number on a computer. ... -1... In computing, single precision is a computer numbering format that occupies one storage locations in computer memory at address. ... For other uses, see MMX. Pentium with MMX MMX is a single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) instruction set designed by Intel, introduced in 1997 in their Pentium line of microprocessors, designated as Pentium with MMX Technology.[1][2] It developed out of a similar unit first introduced on the Intel... Not to be confused with Natural number. ... Gunning Transceiver Logic or GTL is a type of logic signalling used to drive electronic backplane buses. ... A typical north/southbridge layout In personal computers, the Front Side Bus (FSB) is the data transfer bus that carries information between the CPU and the northbridge of the Motherboard. ... A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-, meaning 1,000) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1,000 bytes or 1,024 bytes (210), depending on context. ... Diagram of a CPU memory cache A CPU cache is a cache used by the central processing unit of a computer to reduce the average time to access memory. ... Advanced Tranfer Cache (ATC) is a type of L2 cache contained within the Pentium III series processor that is embedded on the same die as the CPU itself. ... // Diagram of a typical Shared memory system. ... This article is about a unit of data. ... DDR SDRAM or double-data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory is a type of memory integrated circuit used in computers. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ... The Samsung Group (Korean: 삼성그룹, Samseong Geurup) is South Koreas largest conglomerate (chaebol) and one of the largest super-multinationals in the world leading several major global industries. ... GPU redirects here. ... Diagram of a motherboard chipset A chipset is a group of integrated circuits, or chips, that are designed to work together, and are usually marketed as a single product. ... This page contains general information about NVIDIAs GPUs and videocards based on official NVIDIA specifications. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The American multinational Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and handheld devices. ... In geometry, a vertex (plural vertices) is a special kind of point, usually a corner of a polygon, polyhedron, or higher dimensional polytope. ... For more background on this topic, see game physics. ... A pixel pipeline is a video card part that transfers pixel information. ... Texture mapping units are also known as graphical pipelines is a small stage in a video card that preforms a small task quickly. ... A pixel (a contraction of picture element) is one of the many tiny dots that make up the representation of a picture in a computers memory. ... ... S3 Texture Compression (S3TC) (sometimes also called DXTn or DXTC) is a group of related image compression algorithms originally developed by S3 Graphics, Ltd. ... Modern graphics_cards usually support some method of FSAA or Full Scene Anti-Aliasing to help avoid aliasing and jaggies on full screen images. ... Five dots forming a quincunx This aes grave coin is a Roman quincunx but the five pellets do not appear in the quincunx arrangement. ... Supersampling is an antialiasing technique, the process of eliminating jagged and pixelated edges (aliasing). ... Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) is a type of anti-aliasing, a technique used in computer graphics to improve image quality. ... A zoomed small portion of a bitmap of a cat, using nearest neighbor filtering (left) and bicubic filtering (right). ... Trilinear filtering is an extension of the bilinear texture filtering method, which also performs linear interpolation between mipmaps. ... An illustration of texture filtering methods showing trilinear MIP map texture on the left and enhanced with anisotropic texture filtering on the right. ... In computer graphics, texture filtering is the method used to determine the texture color for a texture mapped pixel, using the colors of nearby texels (pixels of the texture). ... The GeForce3 (codenamed NV20) was NVIDIAs third-generation GeForce chip. ... A GeForce4 (codenames below) is a fourth-generation graphics processing unit (GPU) manufactured by NVIDIA which forms the basis of many computer graphics cards. ... Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) refers to how information is written to or read from a rotating data disk. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... 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Official accessories

Audio/video connectors

  • Standard AV cable: Provides composite video and monaural or stereo audio to TVs equipped with RCA inputs. Comes with the system. European systems come with an RCA jack to SCART converter block in addition to the cable.
  • RF Adapter: Provides a combined audio and video signal on an RF connector.
  • Advanced AV Pack: Provides S-Video and TOSLINK audio in addition to the RCA composite video and stereo audio of the Standard AV Cable.
  • High Definition AV Pack: Intended for HDTVs, it provides a YPrPb component video signal over three RCA connectors. Also provides analog RCA and digital TOSLINK audio outputs.
  • Advanced SCART cable: The European equivalent to the Advanced AV Pack, providing a full RGB video SCART connection in place of S-Video, RCA composite and stereo audio connections (composite video and stereo are still provided by the cable, through the SCART connector, in addition to the RGB signal), while retaining the TOSLINK audio connector. As Europe had no HDTV standard when the Xbox was released, no high definition cable was provided in those markets.

Numerous unofficial third-party cables and breakout boxes exist that provide combinations of outputs not found in these official video packages; however, with the exception of a few component-to-VGA converters and custom-built VGA boxes, the four official video packages represent all of the Xbox's possible outputs. This output selectivity is made possible by the Xbox's SCART-like AVIP port. Composite video, also called CVBS (Composite Video Blanking and Sync), is the format of an analog television (picture only) signal before it is combined with a sound signal and modulated onto an RF carrier. ... Label for 1. ... Label for 2. ... A panel of four RCA jacks, and three RCA (cinch; phono) plugs of various quality RCA jack in PlayStation 2 An RCA jack, also referred to as a phono connector or CINCH/AV connector, is a type of electrical connector which is commonly used in the audio/video market. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An RF connector is an electrical connector designed to work at radio frequencies in the multi-megahertz range. ... S-Video (also known as Y/C) is a baseband analog video format offering a higher quality signal than composite video, but a lower quality than RGB and component video. ... TOSLINK is a standardized optical fiber connection system. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Three cables, each with RCA plugs at both ends, are often used to carry analog component video Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more components. ... S-Video (also known as Y/C) is a baseband analog video format offering a higher quality signal than composite video, but a lower quality than RGB and component video. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ...


Networking

  • Ethernet (Xbox Live) cable: An Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connection for connecting the Xbox to a broadband modem or router. The Xbox also can connect to Xbox LIVE.
  • Xbox Wireless Adapter: a wireless bridge which converts data running through an Ethernet cable to a wireless (802.11b or 802.11g) signal to connect to a wireless LAN. While the official Wireless Adapter guarantees compatibility with the Xbox, almost any wireless bridge can be used.
  • Xbox Live Starter Kit: A subscription and installation pack for the Xbox Live service, as well as a headset (with monaural earpiece and microphone) that connects to a control box that plugs into the top expansion slot of a controller. The headset can in fact be replaced with most standard earpiece-and-microphone headsets; headset specialist Plantronics produces various officially-licensed headsets, including a special-edition headset for Halo 2.
  • System Link cable: A Cat 5 Ethernet crossover cable for connecting together two consoles or a Cat 5 straight through cable used in conjunction with an Ethernet hub for connecting up to four consoles, for up to 16 total players. This functionality is similar to Sega's DirectLink for Sega Saturn.

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Multimedia

  • DVD Playback Kit: Required in order to play DVD movies, the kit includes an infrared remote control and receiver. DVD playback was not included as a standard feature of the Xbox due to licensing issues with the DVD format that would have added extra cost to the console's base price. By selling a DVD remote separately, Microsoft was able to bundle the cost of the DVD licensing fee with it. Although there is nothing to prevent the Xbox from acting as a progressive scan DVD player, Microsoft chose not to enable this feature in the Xbox DVD kit in order to avoid royalty payments to the patent-holder of progressive scan DVD playback. The DVD Playback kit only plays DVDs from the local region. The DVD Playback kit will also allow the Xbox to play VCD movies. By default, the Xbox can only play Xbox games and audio CDs.
  • Xbox Music Mixer: A utility software bundled with a microphone that connects to an adapter that plugs into the top expansion slot of a controller. It provides a music player with 2D/3D visualizations as well as basic karaoke functions. It also allows users to transfer pictures in JPEG format (to create slide shows) as well as audio in MP3 or WMA format (for karaoke or a custom game soundtrack) from a Windows XP or Windows Vista machine running the Xbox Music Mixer PC Tool.

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Controllers and removable storage

The original Duke controller and Controller S

The Xbox controller features two analog sticks, a directional pad, two analog triggers, a White button, a Black button, a Back button, a Start button, two accessory slots and six 8-bit analog action buttons (A/Green, B/Red, X/Blue, Y/Yellow, Black).[13] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (985x438, 135 KB) Xbox original Controller The Duke and newer Controller S. Photographed by Swaaye. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (985x438, 135 KB) Xbox original Controller The Duke and newer Controller S. Photographed by Swaaye. ... An analog stick from the Nintendo GameCube game controller An analog stick, sometimes called thumbstick, often mistakenly referred to as a joystick, is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input. ...


The standard Xbox controller (also known as the Duke controller, originally the normal Xbox controller for all territories except Japan) has since been quietly discontinued and replaced in Xbox packs by the Controller S. The Duke controller designed for the American market was larger than the "Controller S" designed for the Japanese market and smaller hands.[14][15] The Duke controller has been criticized for being relatively large and bulky compared to other video game controllers (it was awarded "Blunder of the Year" by Game Informer in 2001).[16] The black and white buttons are located above the A, B, X, and Y buttons, and the Back/Start buttons are located between and below the d-pad and right analog stick. Also, the standard face buttons (A, B, X, and Y) were oriented in an oblong parallelogram rather than a uniform diamond, which was very unusual compared to other standard controllers.[citation needed] Game Informer (often abbreviated to GI) is an American-based monthly magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of popular video games and associated consoles. ...


The Controller S, a smaller, lighter Xbox controller was originally the standard Xbox controller only in Japan (codenamed "Akebono").[17] It was subsequently released in other territories by popular demand, and eventually replaced the standard controller in the Xbox's retail package. The white and black buttons are located below the A, B, X, and Y buttons, and the Back/Start buttons are similarly placed below the left analog stick. This controller has received its share of criticism as well, especially with regards to placement of the black/white and back/start buttons.[18]


An 8 MB removable solid state memory card can be plugged into the controllers, onto which game saves can either be copied from the hard drive when in the Xbox dashboard's memory manager or saved during a game. Xbox saves are digitally signed, each console has a unique signing key, and many games (e.g., Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball) will not load saved games signed by a different Xbox, limiting the utility of the memory card. Additionally, game saves can be tagged as uncopyable, or simply padded to over 8 MB (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic). The signing mechanism has been reverse-engineered by the Xbox hacking community, who have developed tools to modify savegames to work in a different console, though the signing key of the recipient Xbox (the 'HDkey'), and the ramped-up title key of the game (the 'authkey'), must be known. It is also possible to save an Xbox Live account on a memory unit, to simplify its use on more than one Xbox. This article refers to both flash and DRAM-based solid state drives. ... Four major types of memory cards (from left to right: CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, and xD. A memory card or flash memory card is a solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device used with digital cameras, handheld and Mobile computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other... Ninja Gaiden is a 2004 action-adventure video game developed by Team Ninja. ... Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball is a beach volleyball game by Tecmo released in 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ...


Games

Halo: Combat Evolved proved to be a great success for Microsoft Game Studios.
Halo: Combat Evolved proved to be a great success for Microsoft Game Studios.

The Xbox launched in North America on November 15, 2001. The greatest success of the Xbox's launch titles was Halo: Combat Evolved which was well received by critics.[19] Its sequel, Halo 2, is the best-selling first-generation Xbox game worldwide.[3] Other successful launch titles included NFL Fever 2002, Project Gotham Racing and Dead or Alive 3.[20][21][22] However, the failure of several first-party games (including Fuzion Frenzy[23] and Azurik: Rise of Perathia[24]) damaged the initial public reputation of the Xbox. This is an incomplete list of launch titles for various games consoles. ... This is a list of all 948 games for the Microsoft Xbox video game console, organized alphabetically by name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), branded with current logo and moniker in 2002 (formerly the Microsoft Game Division or Microsoft Games), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Super Mario Brothers was a launch title for the NES. A launch title is a video game that has been made available to consumers synchronously with its respective video game console, meaning they are the only available games at the time of the consoles launch. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... Halo 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. ... This is a list of video games that have sold one million copies or more, including the top ten best-selling franchises. ... Project Gotham Racing (PGR) is a racing game franchise developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Microsoft for the Xbox and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. ... Dead or Alive 3 is a fighting game in the Dead or Alive series. ... Fuzion Frenzy is a launch title for the Microsoft Xbox. ...


Although the console enjoyed strong third party support from its inception, many early Xbox games did not take full advantage of its powerful hardware, with few additional features or graphical improvements to distinguish them from the PS2 version, thus negating one of the Xbox's main selling points. Additionally, Sony countered the Xbox for a short time by temporarily securing PlayStation 2 exclusives for highly anticipated games such as the Grand Theft Auto series and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (although they were later ported to the Xbox and are no longer exclusive). Grand Theft Auto redirects here. ... Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (commonly abbreviated MGS2) is a stealth-based game that was developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. ...


In 2002 and 2003, several releases helped the Xbox to gain momentum and distinguish itself from the PS2. The Xbox Live online service was launched in late 2002 alongside pilot titles MotoGP, MechAssault and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Several best-selling and critically acclaimed titles for the Xbox were published, such as Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Ninja Gaiden and LucasArts' Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Take-Two Interactive's exclusivity deal with Sony was amended to allow Grand Theft Auto III and its sequels to be published on the Xbox. In addition, many other publishers got into the trend of releasing the Xbox version alongside the PS2 version, instead of delaying it for months. Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... MechAssault was the first Mech video game for the Microsoft video game console, Xbox. ... This article is about the Ghost Recon video game series. ... This article is about the Splinter Cell video game series. ... Ninja Gaiden is a 2004 action-adventure video game developed by Team Ninja. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... Take Two redirects here. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Grand Theft Auto III (abbreviated as GTA III or GTA3) is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and video game developed by DMA Design (now Rockstar North), and published by Rockstar Games. ... Grand Theft Auto redirects here. ...


In 2004, Halo 2 set records as the highest-grossing release in entertainment history making over $125 million in its first day,[25] as well as being a successful killer app for the online service. That year, Microsoft and Electronic Arts reached a deal that would see the latter's popular titles enabled on Xbox Live. Halo 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. ... A killer application (commonly shortened to killer app) is a computer program that is so useful that people will buy a particular computer hardware, gaming console, and/or an operating system simply to run that program. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ...


The last widely released game for the original Xbox will be Madden NFL 09 on 12th August 2008. Madden NFL 09 is the 2009 edition of the American football video game series published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. ...


It is believed that a total of 949 commercial games were released for the Xbox during its lifespan.[citation needed]


Xbox Live

Main article: Xbox Live

On November 15, 2002, Microsoft launched its Xbox Live online gaming service, allowing subscribers to play online Xbox games with (or against) other subscribers all around the world and download new content for their games to the system's hard drive. This online service works exclusively with a broadband Internet connection. Approximately 250,000 subscribers had signed up within two months of Xbox Live's launch.[26] In July 2004, Microsoft announced that Xbox Live had reached one million subscribers, and a year later, in July 2005, that membership had reached two million. Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... Broadband in telecommunications is a term that refers to a signaling method that includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies, which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ...


Xbox modding

Xbox motherboard with installed modchip
Xbox motherboard with installed modchip

The popularity of the Xbox, as well as its relatively short 90 day warranty, inspired efforts to circumvent the built-in hardware and software security mechanisms, a practice informally known as modding. Within a few months of its release the Xbox BIOS was dumped and hacked by MIT student Andrew Huang so that it would skip digital signature checks and media flags, allowing unsigned code, Xbox game backups, etc., to be run. This was possible due to flaws in the Xbox's security.[27] Modding an Xbox in any manner will void its warranty, as it may require disassembly of the console. Having a modified Xbox will also disallow it from accessing Xbox Live as it contravenes the Xbox Live Terms of Use,[28] however most modchips can be disabled, allowing the Xbox to boot in a "stock" configuration, softmods can be disabled by "coldbooting" a game (having the game in the DVD drive before turning the console on, so the softmod is not loaded) or by using a multiboot configuration. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x973, 515 KB) Xbox (revision 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x973, 515 KB) Xbox (revision 1. ... Xenium Mod Chip attached to an Xbox. ... Modding is a slang expression that is derived from the verb, modify, and the noun, modification. The term can refer to the act of modifying a piece of hardware or software to perform a function not intended by someone with legal rights concerning that modification. ... bunnie Andrew bunnie Huang is an American hacker, who has a Ph. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Four main methods exist of modding the Xbox:

  • Modchip: Installing a modchip inside the Xbox that bypasses the original BIOS, with a hacked BIOS to circumvent the security mechanisms.[29]
  • TSOP Flashing: Re-flashing the onboard BIOS chip with a hacked BIOS to circumvent the security mechanisms. The Xbox BIOS is contained on a commodity EEPROM (the 'TSOP'), which can be made writable by the Xbox by bridging points on the motherboard.[30] Flashing is usually carried out by using a specially crafted gamesave (see 'Game save exploit', below) to flash the onboard TSOP, but the TSOP can also be desoldered and rewritten in a standard EEPROM programmer. This method only works on 1.0 to 1.5 Xboxes, as later versions replace the commodity TSOP with an LPC ROM contained within a proprietary chip.[31]
  • Softmods: Installing additional software files to the Xbox hard drive, which exploit programming errors in the Dashboard to gain control of the system, and overwrite the in-memory copy of the BIOS.[32] Soft modification is known to be safe for Xbox Live if the user enables multibooting with the Microsoft dashboard and an original game disc is used.[33]
    • Game save exploit: Using select official game releases to load game saves that exploit buffer overflows in the save game handling.[34] When these special game saves are loaded, they access an interface with scripts for installing the necessary softmod files. Disassembly of the Xbox is not required when installing most game save exploits.
    • Hot swap: Using a computer to change the data on the hard drive. This requires having the Xbox unlock the hard drive when it is turned on, then swapping the hard drive into a running computer. From there it can be accessed by a special LiveCD. The user installs the softmod files directly to the Xbox hard drive. This technique has been used extensively to harbor cheating on many online games. Disassembly is required to install this softmod.

Beyond gaming, a modded Xbox can be used as a media center with the Xbox Media Center.[35] Xenium Mod Chip attached to an Xbox. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... EEPROM (also written E2PROM and pronounced e-e-prom or simply e-squared), which stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory, is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices to store small amounts of data that must be saved when power is removed... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Hot swapping is the ability to remove and replace components of a machine, usually a computer, while it is operating. ... Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a free open source media player and entertainment hub software distributed under the GNU General Public License. ...


There are also distributions of Linux developed specifically for the Xbox, including those based on Gentoo, Debian (see also Xebian), Damn Small Linux, and Dyne:bolic. Xebian is a Debian Linux distribution for Xbox Preparing the Xbox for Xebian Installing Xebian requires that the Xbox be modified, which can be accomplished through a number of ways. ...


Alternative operating systems: Xbox Linux is a project that ported Linux to the Xbox. FreeBSD has also been ported to Xbox. Xbox Linux booting Xbox Linux is a project that ported the GNU/Linux project to the Microsoft Xbox gaming console. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through the 386BSD and 4. ...


One advantage over a regular, unmodded Xbox, is the ability to use a Trainer. Trainers are programs made to modify behaviour of a computer game, usually u addresses and values, in order to allow cheating. ...


UK advertising controversy

In 2002 the Independent Television Commission (ITC) banned a television advertisement for the Xbox in the United Kingdom after responses from certain members of the public deemed it distasteful. It depicted a mother giving birth to a boy who is fired like a projectile through the hospital window and ages rapidly as he flies through the air screaming, before crashing into his own grave. The advertisement ended with the slogan Life is short. Play more.[36] The ITC has been superseded as the British commercial television regulator by Ofcom (the Office of Communications). ...


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Microsoft Office Live is an Internet-based software service designed for small businesses with fewer than ten employees launched on February 15, 2006,[1] and is part of Microsofts Windows Live initiative. ... Office Live Workspace is a Microsoft Office Live-branded online storage and collaboration service for Microsoft Office 2007 documents. ... SQL Server Data Services is a cloud-based service from Microsoft offering relational data storage capabilities. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... MSNBC logo MSNBC (Microsoft & National Broadcasting Company) is a 24-hour news channel in the United States. ... ninemsn is a 50/50 joint venture between Microsoft and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) . It effectively acts as the website for both the Nine Network and MSN, and is one of Australias websites. ... This article is about the Internet service provider and Internet portal. ... Hotmail is a free webmail e-mail service, which is accessible via a web browser. ... 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