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Video Game Brief

At this weekend's 2001 International Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled the company's entry into the video game console arena with the highly anticipated Xbox video game console.

As the finale of his keynote, Gates showed off the Xbox console and game controller and demonstrated two exclusive Xbox games that highlight the console's capabilities. Gates was joined on stage by the WWF Wrestler "The Rock".

"Xbox is the future of video gaming," Gates said. "With its breakthrough technology and incredible graphics capabilities, Xbox will set the standard in gaming for years to come. It enables game designers to create a whole new world of gameplaying experiences that will captivate the imagination and competitive spirit of gamers like no other console."

The Xbox is expected to be released in fall 2001.