X-Box gimick!

Pure gimick!

Aside from functioning as a just another on/off switch, the Xbox 360 power button is surrounded by a ring of colored light, divided into four quadrants. Depending on the individual game and programming by individual developers, these lights can be used to communicate certain info. For example, let's say you're playing Halo 3 splitscreen with three other friends and one of them gets an invite over Xbox Live - his quadrant of the circle could light up red as an alert. How the ring of light will work in practice with actual games remains to be seen. Since the Xbox 360 can stand vertically or rest on its side horizontally, an internal gyroscope sensor will let the machine know its orientation and adjust its circle of light quadrants accordingly.
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Evan Ackley 2005-05-25 05:47am - No Email - Logged IP:

Wow this is so revolutionary, probably the greatest invention in gaming since thumbs. Crap, meet pants because this light is awesome.

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