News Roundup: Xbox is unveiled

New device specifications, launch details come to light

With Bill Gates in Japan for the Tokyo Games Show, rumours and news about Xbox have been flying over the past week. Microsoft revealed new details of the console's specifications and plans for launch, which will take place as planned this autumn. Microsoft releases Xbox details
Fri, 30th Mar Quietly ramps up specs, adds digital TV support Interview: Xbox marks his spot
Fri, 30th Mar Games developer Seamus Blackley used to worry about being consumed by Microsoft - but that was before he came up with the idea for Xbox Xbox to launch under Sega power
Fri, 30th Mar Bill Gates said his new game system is on schedule for an autumn debut and will reap the benefits of Sega's new direction: game development Microsoft may delay Xbox online service
Thu, 29th Mar Multiplayer gaming is key for the success of Xbox against PlayStation2, but it may not arrive for some time, sources say Microsoft opens online avenue for Xbox games
Thu, 29th Mar Xbox will challenge PS2 on the high-speed Internet Consoles put the squeeze on PC games
Fri, 23rd Mar Quick gratification or deep immersion? Console or PC? These are the choices made by game players that industry execs are trying to predict For full coverage of the Tokyo Game Show Spring 2001, see GameSpot UK Gamespot UK has a channel devoted to the latest Xbox news, reviews and previews. Check it out here. Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet news forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read other letters.