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New Microsoft Prouduct launching tonight?
« on: May 29, 2007, 12:59:28 PM »

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/trick-or-treat%3F/top-secret-microsoft-product-to-launch-at-midnight-264082.php

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I'm told that tonight, at 12:01am EST (okay, so tomorrow), the division of Microsoft that launched the Xbox and the Zune will unveil something very special . What it is, we do not know for sure, but it's "something totally new coming out of the Entertainment and Devices division, and it's going to change the way people interact with technology." The email (which was not a tip but rather was mistakenly sent to me through official channels) also stated that "you really have to see it to believe it." How tantalizing.

The timing is good, since tomorrow is when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs get to point fingers at each other under the grandfatherly gaze of Grand Vizier Walt Mossberg, and in these heady iPhone days, Gates needs all the ammo he can get. But what the heck is it? We're convinced Zune 2.0 is still a ways off, but then again, what else would this division be up to? Stay tuned, and we'll get back to you with the details right around midnight. Wilson Rothman

So what do you all think? 

Is there something coming or is this just more BS rumors?
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Re: New Microsoft Prouduct launching tonight?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 01:06:15 PM »

Total BS in my opinion. But if this is true, the failure of the Sega Saturn comes to mind, I mean who launches a product and doesn't tell anyone?
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Re: New Microsoft Prouduct launching tonight?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 01:07:20 PM »

Well if true, they would be telling people tonight at 12:01.  Also if it's true, how did MS manage to keep the product a secret? 

Most MS products are heavily rumored months before launch.  The Zune logo and a picture of the white Zune were leaked out way back in June of 2006.  MS didn't officially announce it until September. 
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Re: New Microsoft Prouduct launching tonight?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 01:07:58 PM »

personally I would have to say it's BS. I thought M$ was going to give us news etc on June 1st, so why bring something totally new out 2 days before that? it just doesn't make sense. and I only really care about firmware updates (since I won't be buying a new zune etc)
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 01:09:16 PM »

Today is the release date of Halo 2 for the PC.
Is that what they're talking about?
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2007, 01:23:03 PM »

Quote from: Antonella on May 29, 2007, 01:09:16 PM
Today is the release date of Halo 2 for the PC.
Is that what they're talking about?
Nah, that was announced a while ago. 
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Re: New Microsoft Prouduct launching tonight?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2007, 01:28:47 PM »

Quote from: AK Water on May 29, 2007, 01:23:03 PM
Quote from: Antonella on May 29, 2007, 01:09:16 PM
Today is the release date of Halo 2 for the PC.
Is that what they're talking about?
Nah, that was announced a while ago. 

I thought they put of the launch of that because of naked people (shock!, naked people, we've never seen that before)? or was that halo 3?
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007, 01:41:14 PM »

maybe tonight is the official launch of the rumor campaign...  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007, 01:44:55 PM »

Maybe this is what they're talking aboot:


"Shadowrun" will be the first game to debut the highly anticipated Games for Windows - LIVE system on May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers."


I guess windows Live is the PC version of XBox Live.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007, 01:50:32 PM »

it'd be awesome if it were a handheld gaming device...

the xboy?  the xzune?  the xtoy?

you get the idea.

it's only a matter of time before microsoft joins that market...
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2007, 01:56:19 PM »

Quote from: AK Water on May 29, 2007, 01:07:20 PM
Well if true, they would be telling people tonight at 12:01.  Also if it's true, how did MS manage to keep the product a secret? 

Most MS products are heavily rumored months before launch.  The Zune logo and a picture of the white Zune were leaked out way back in June of 2006.  MS didn't officially announce it until September. 

Yeah from what I have seen MS is really bad at keeping secrets.  Anyway we will find out at midnight.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 02:00:24 PM »

Quote from: Antonella on May 29, 2007, 01:44:55 PM
Maybe this is what they're talking aboot:

"Shadowrun" will be the first game to debut the highly anticipated Games for Windows - LIVE system on May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers."

I guess windows Live is the PC version of XBox Live.


They are full of it.  I haven't read any HYPE for this game since MS announced the price of the game($50 pc/$60 360).  But I would guess it's the Windows Live official launch.

Quote from: xoom on May 29, 2007, 01:50:32 PM
it'd be awesome if it were a handheld gaming device...

the xboy?  the xzune?  the xtoy?

you get the idea.

it's only a matter of time before microsoft joins that market...

Doubt it.  I think they will develop sooner or later but not this year.  Nintendo DS already is leading by a wide margin.  And MS is trying to turn a profit this gen.  And launching a new handheld system doesn't help that out.
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Re: New Microsoft Prouduct launching tonight?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 02:39:22 PM »

Maybe its not a consumer electronics product at all.  It could be software related or a new technology that MS will sell to hardware vendors for phones and other devices. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 03:02:54 PM »

Oh great this story has made it to Digg:
http://digg.com/gaming_news/Top_Secret_Microsoft_Product_To_Launch_At_Midnight
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 03:51:52 PM »

I want all of them!
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