Microsoft's Xbox was the last great CES reveal

CES was a different show 17 years ago. In 2001, the Best of Show award went to the DataPlay disc, a postage-stamp-size memory card that held up to 500MB of data. If you can't remember it, don't worry -- the company went out of business shortly thereafter as SD became the de facto standard. Microsoft was still the biggest tech company on the planet at that point -- Apple wouldn't release the original iPod for another nine months -- and each CES began with a keynote hosted by Bill Gates.

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FallenAngel1984374d ago

I wouldn’t say that we didn’t have any great new CES reveals after 2001, but I will say that the Xbox brand has had been an interesting part of the industry.

PhoenixUp374d ago

“The Xbox might have been the most powerful console, but by the time it was in stores, Sony had an insurmountable lead.”

Now why does that scenario seem so familiar?

morganfell372d ago

Yeah watching Bill Gates on stage with Seamus Blackley talking about the Xbox was something,

"One of the basic premises of the Xbox is to put the power in the hands of the artist," Blackley said, which is why Xbox developers "are achieving a level of visual detail you really get in 'Toy Story.'"

goatking372d ago Show