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Xbox turns 10 in EU, VG247 releases The Xbox Story ebook

The original Xbox was released in Europe ten years ago today, marking the start of a Microsoft mission that changed gaming forever.

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The Xbox Story headlines

  • The Xbox Story, Part 4: Launching and Beyond

    The name was decided and the hardware shown: but what of the games? Patrick Garratt looks at the original Xbox’s launch line-up and the console’s release in the final part of our four-feature special.

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  • The Xbox Story, Part 3: Facing the Public

    With the Xbox project finally greenlit, the Microsoft team prepared to show it to the world. Patrick Garratt tells the story of the GDC and CES Bill Gates reveals and why you were nearly playing the “Microsoft 11X”.

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  • The Xbox Story, Part 2: Gunning for Greenlight

    In the second part of the story of the original Xbox’s launch, Patrick Garratt charts the terrific obstacles facing the console’s team as it pushed towards a final greenlight from Microsoft boss Bill Gates.

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  • The Xbox Story, Part 1: The Birth of a Console

    Xbox celebrates its tenth birthday this year, having launched in the US on November 15, 2001. In this four-part special, Patrick Garratt talks to members of the console’s original team and tells its release story.

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