X-Box: The big picture

An overall look at the controversy and glitz surrounding the X-Box launch

Microsoft turned its attention from business and home desktop computer systems to the less familiar territory of high-end gaming on Friday with the announcement of its much anticipated X-Box console.

The event was not without controversy, however. At the last minute, Microsoft mysteriously decided to shun expected partner AMD in favour of its traditional microprocessor pal Intel. Question marks also remain over Microsoft's ability to capture gamers' attention from the likes of Sony and Sega, as well as deliver the console as planned.

Here is a round-up of all the news surrounding one of Microsoft's biggest ever gambles.

Bill Gates is like a pushy salesman. If he can get one foot in the door, he'll barge on through. Go to AnchorDesk UK with Jesse Berst for the news comment.

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