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We can't tell you anything about the new xbox 360 that made its debut for the first time at the shoot for the MTV special that will air next week other than that, fanboys, you need to turn it upright. It stands, baby. We were asked not to scoop the show, though, so we're not going to but we can tell you what to expect.

The celebrities in attendance played head to head in Perfect Dark Zero. There will be several segments (none of which we got to see at the live event) focusing on mobility, interactivity, and personalization as well getting an inside look at game creation for the new console. The Killers performed six tracks and one of their songs, it appears, will be heavily featured in the general marketing of the gaming system (we think it was Somebody Told Me but free booze is like a memory wipe). Snow Patrol performed at midnight but we're not sure if they will make it to air.

Our personal thoughts? It is going to rock. We're not sure we like white for the controllers but going wireless and making the system compact and mobile is a definite plus (one of the big things we love about the gamecube is that it is easy to take places). The graphics, from what we saw, weren't a mindblowing leap ahead but the lighting effects, smoothness of character motions and detail work were all very impressive. Perhaps more impressive is the incredible marketing blitz/concept going into the project. It'll be interesting to see how Sony and Nintendo will deal with what is obviously an intentional flurry of jabs and punches to try to score an early knockout in the next gen console race by Microsoft.

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