Last night MTV aired its Xbox 360 special. There wasn’t a lot new regarding the Xbox itself — photos of the console and the controller have been on the Internet for a couple weeks. What caught my attention most was actual gameplay footage of Perfect Dark Zero. They even had a playable deathmatch level at the event. I look forward to playing Brown in some P Diddy Zero at some point in the future.
Now that the cat is officially out of the bag, websites of all parties involved have updated. MTV has its site. Xbox360.com has launched, and it has nice pseudo-3D views of the new system and the new, wireless controller. This article at Xbox.com caught my eye because it suggests that you’ll be able to plug your iPod into the Xbox 360’s USB 2.0 ports and listen to your music collection that way. That sounds like just about the best idea I’ve ever heard.
The 360’s hard drive appears to be removeable, meaning that it will likely be optional. If I could use my iPod in lieu of the Xbox-branded hard drive, I would almost certainly go that route. I read on one of the gaming sites that a third party — or Microsoft itself — could release a peripheral that you attach to the Xbox hard drive, turning it into a portable media player. Whatever works.