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X07 Not Happening This Year 47

Posted by Zonk
from the why-pay-when-you-get-it-gratis dept.
For the first time since 2004, there won't be an XO event in Europe this year. Gamespot suggests that Microsoft's annual press event is superfluous this year, as last year it fell directly within the timeframe of the Halo 3 launch. "Speaking on the E3 podcast of Microsoft fan site Squad XP, Xbox Live marketing manager Aaron Greenberg flatly said that 'There's not a real X07 this year.' And while Microsoft's official spokespersons refrained from comment, last night Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb posted a small note (pictured) on his heavily trafficked blog morosely confirming X07's demise."
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X07 Not Happening This Year

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  • WTF is XO? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 20, 2007 @09:30AM (#19926679)
    It would have been nice to at least give a short description of what XO is. From the blurb, we do understand it has something to do with Xbox, but for those of us who aren't Microsoft zealots, XO means nothing.
  • the big reason behind no X07 is the fact that there is no point paying to set up something like this, when others do it for you. ie E3 just gone, and the TGS (Tokyo Game Show) coming up shortly...
  • So I'm not surprised there is no X07.

    But, given the continuing losses for xBox, isn't another event just more dollars down the drain?
  • This rings of IE. Microsoft used it's game division to put all small designers out of business, as they planned. So don't expect anything out of XBox for the next 6 years.

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