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Major Xbox announcement coming tomorrow? [update 2]

Update 2: The announcement has been made. Click here for full details. We hope your weren't expecting too much.

Word on the street (that is, Gamertag Radio) is that a major Xbox announcement is dropping tomorrow, set to coincide with the final round of the Pac-Man World Championship. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg dropped the hint via an instant message session with GTR's Godfree. What the hell is this announcement about? We have no idea, only Greenberg's cryptic words, "we have a secret unveil for gamers around the world that I think will go down in video game history."

What in the world could it possibly be? Does it have anything to do with Ignition, Microsoft's new music initiative? We've contacted Microsoft to see if we can dig anything up, and we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

In the meantime, start speculating! What could it be?

Update 1
: We've learned from Aaron Greenberg that the announcement will take place tomorrow between 12:30 and 1:30 pm Eastern Time. And, before this gets out of hand, we've heard rumblings that this announcement won't be huge, but that it should be relatively cool nonetheless.

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61. New 200gb HD for $280.

Posted at 9:04PM on Jun 4th 2007 by h0mi

62. Yep, it is a Halo 3 announcement - Tomorrow Microsoft will officially "unmask" Master Chief publicly, revealing his shocking identity...I do not want to ruin the surprise for anyone, but here's a hint: The name rhymes with "Barkus Weenix."

Posted at 10:01PM on Jun 4th 2007 by Dorian

63. I won't hold my breath for this one.

Posted at 10:18PM on Jun 4th 2007 by Arno

64. I'm thinking that it will be old Nintendo games coming to the XBLM. While it may seem unlikely it is possible considering that Geometry Wars is coming out for the Wii. Imagine playing super mario bros 3 on your 360! that would kick ass.

Posted at 11:25PM on Jun 4th 2007 by Jason

65. MGS 3 woot

Posted at 12:14AM on Jun 5th 2007 by bob

66. ^^^^^ 4 haha my bad

Posted at 12:15AM on Jun 5th 2007 by bob

67. Metal Gear Solid 4 simultaneous release on xbox 360.

Posted at 12:23AM on Jun 5th 2007 by weapon of choice

68. Shenmue 3....

Posted at 12:33AM on Jun 5th 2007 by jojimbo

69. Portable Xbox. You gamertag (and achievements) will be transfer to the device via regular Memory Unit. You will also be able to migrate all of your purchased arcade games to the device. All new release will support achievements which work towards your gamerscore on Live.

Portable version of Halo 1 ready for a June 2008 release. This version of Halo had been in development for gizmondo and the DS. Xbox 1 titles will be downloable to play on either your 360 or the new portable device. Portable Xbox will use wifi (like to Zune) for multiplayer.

MS believes that taking out the PSP will be the final nail in the coffin for Sony.....

Mark my words.

Posted at 12:44AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Billy Carter Likes Beer

70. There was a bunch of Xbox portable hype before the Zune announcement, so it seems possible that it relates to this.

I actually hope it is not related to a portable Xbox system because all of you PSP players look like douches.

Posted at 12:56AM on Jun 5th 2007 by THX1979

71. 16:10 support for the Xbox 360?

Posted at 1:02AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Eric D.

72. It's more than likely got something to do with the things Bill Gates said about 'imagine if you could pick up your racket and play games with it' not a 'Wii Racket' either but a real racket, real guitar etc...

That's all very well but where do ya put the buttons etc.

Interesting!

Posted at 1:18AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Mike

73. Free 360's FTW!

Posted at 1:39AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Matt Campbell

74. fallout 3 trailer comes out the same day.....coinsidence? I think not. Perhaps microsoft bought bethsoft securing elder scrolls and fallout to just 360 and pc....

Posted at 3:24AM on Jun 5th 2007 by nickster84

75. @ 74,

Fallout would be cool.

Anyway, the more I think about it the more I think it will be something I don't care about. I figure if it was something highly wanted by the community (MGS4 or FF) Microsoft would hold out till E3 so that Peter Moore could put the announcment in tattoo form on his arm.

Posted at 3:37AM on Jun 5th 2007 by BlackBeltJones

76. @75

trying to stay awake for the fallout 3 trailer to hit. would be nice either way if it can to 360 whether bethesda is bought or nought. you guys seen the videos for the new vision computer? its like a table/computer that does some crazy stuff. look into it. might have some interface with 360/ videogames that would make history.

Posted at 3:52AM on Jun 5th 2007 by nickster84

77. I work at one of the MS teams and I'm pretty sure the announcement is going to be about the 360 Motion. We're just about finalizing it and all the prototypes have gone out to the appropriate people. 360 Motion is bascially a full body motion sensor, or rather, 5 sensors working together to create full body motion sensing. You wear 1 on each hand, 2 behind the knees and 1 on the back of the neck. The devices are all wireless and create a full body map...The demo tomorrow will probably be of Madden which takes advantage of body motions; juking, stiff arming etc, etc...Device pic here:
http://i12.tinypic.com/52xba6b.jpg

Posted at 4:30AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Anoly

78. PS3 finally admits that it sucks and quits. All thier factories are converted to Elite factories and oh yeah free fiber for everone!!!

Posted at 6:51AM on Jun 5th 2007 by jc

79. i hope they are to going admit responsibility for design faults (ring of death) and repair all 360's without the customer having to fork out £80, which is what it costs at the moment in the uk. Screw microsoft-they can drink my Wii.

Posted at 10:24AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Arch

80. It had better be GAMING related or it's NOT anything approaching a major announcement.

Posted at 10:30AM on Jun 5th 2007 by Brian

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