AMONG the hype and the rush for PlayStation 3 consoles, Australia passed a significant gaming milestone last Friday.
The first next-generation game console, Xbox 360, turned one year old.
But rather than compete for attention with its new rival, Microsoft decided to wait until tomorrow to launch its birthday addition, the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player.
This accessory gives Xbox 360 users the option to upgrade their machine so they don't miss out on any aspect of the the high-definition revolution.
It will also put the Xbox 360 on a level playing field with PlayStation 3, as both will play high-definition DVDs, albeit in competing formats.