Microsoft's Xbox is something of a Trojan horse. The company has conquered the desktop and now seems intent on sneaking a PC into your living room. Of course, this black behemoth of a system looks and acts just like a video game machine -- and a state-of-the-art one at that. But with built-in support for high-speed networking, a 8GB hard drive, DVD playback capabilities and display support for HDTVs, the Xbox does more than just play games. NEWS:
Xbox set for friendlier European arrival
Thurs 14 Mar: Microsoft is struggling to conquer Japan, but Xbox is likely to find a warmer welcome in the UK Fans throng to UK Xbox launch
Thurs 14 Mar: Amid green elves and fanfare, Microsoft has launched its entry into the console market across the UK and Europe Q&A: What next for Xbox?
Wed 13 Mar: As the Xbox ships in Europe, Microsoft's general manager of the platform talks about what the future holds for the games console UK Xbox launch plans mass sickies
Wed 13 Mar: Three out of four people who plan to buy Microsoft's Xbox when it goes on sale in the UK tonight also plan to take a sickie tomorrow Hacker 'improve Xbox'
Wed 12 Dec: Microsoft's next-generation game console's PC-derived design is encouraging unprecedented tinkering Sony says Xbox launch could bring PS3 closer
Thurs 15 Nov: Release of the PlayStation3 could be brought forward as Sony sees Microsoft take over from Nintendo as its biggest rival