Bill Gates to Announce "Something" at CES Next Week

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Supposedly, Bill Gates is going to make an “important announcement” regarding the Xbox 360 at next week’s CES show in Las Vegas. According to speculation from the Seattle Times, it might be an announcement regarding yet another Xbox 360 SKU with built-in HD-DVD playback.

“Microsoft may be preparing to license the Xbox gaming platform to consumer-electronics companies,” says Seattle Times columnist Brier Dudley. “In particular, Microsoft could work with Toshiba to develop a digital video recorder with a hard-drive, high-definition HD-DVD drive and Xbox gaming capabilities. They’re already allied against Sony and other backers of the Blu-ray DVD format, and Toshiba could help Xbox finally penetrate the Japanese market.” He goes on to say that “Microsoft could also make a splash by announcing plans to give the Xbox 360 an internal HD-DVD drive, putting it on par with Sony’s PlayStation 3 that has a built-in Blu-ray drive.”

This is just speculation of course, he could really be announcing his plans for world domination or his being nominated as the GOP candidate for President. Either way, we will just have to wait until next week when the CES show goes into full swing in Sin City.

Thanks: CVG

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12 Comments on Bill Gates to Announce "Something" at CES Next Week


On January 2, 2008 at 10:48 am

Hmm…could it finally be IPTV? It was supposed to come out late 2007, but I still can’t watch my shows off my Xbox 360!


On January 2, 2008 at 11:28 am

Hey Bill if your listening, How about a free upgrade to the Hard drive to at least 100 gigabytes


On January 2, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Just what we need, a 3rd party xbox that costs $600.


On January 3, 2008 at 5:53 am

itl be another xbox, and u xbox owners will be raving and ul all but ANOTHER version of a cheaply built machine- and uv all still got the gall to mention the price of ps3s even tho uv probably all bought 2 or 3 xboxes due to their rubbish quality! microshaft are takin the piss out of u all worse than sony ever has out of their following, but ur all too “we love u bill” to realise it! what a , richest man in the world and he still campaigns for the normal average joe to part with their money to feed africa- the in hypocrite!


On January 3, 2008 at 6:49 am

This will be what? The 8th or 9th SKU so far? :lol:

gotta collect ‘em all!


On January 3, 2008 at 11:44 am

O god will the HD guys leave our game systems alone! At least we have a choice with Xbox unlike yknow Sony who is desperate not to be a 2 time loser in format wars.


On January 3, 2008 at 11:55 am

@ Kareem, sony is not even a first time loser :???: how can they be a second, i think you mean MS, is going to be 0 for 2 it’s ok, rest your mind and you may come up with intelligent thought, seems doubtful though


On January 3, 2008 at 11:56 am

Betamax is still used by tv studios all over the world, and minidisc is used by radio stations all over the world, what you fanboys don’t understand is that there is a market for everything


On January 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Warner have just gone Bluray exclusive so if he might be announcing a BluRay add on for the 360 :lol:


On January 6, 2008 at 6:50 am

hd-dvd is pretty much dead now after Warner pull the blu-ray stunt. I hope is not the new integrated hd-dvd xbox 360. If this is true, xbox 360 long term strategy could have a serious problem.


On January 6, 2008 at 9:35 am

Hahaha, it’ll be a blu-ray xbox 360…

or it’ll be an xbox 360 hdd with a resonable price, i mean wtf omg hax0rz.


On January 6, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Well the only 360 announcement so far has been IP TV….which is what they announced last year :???: