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Microsoft Xbox 360: "D'oh! Edition"

It looks as though the Xbox 360 Elite isn't the only new variant of Microsoft's gaming console. The company will also give away 100 Xbox 360s that are dressed up to promote "The Simpsons Movie."

Despite the fact that these are limited edition consoles, they won't be based on the newer Elite, but rather the older Premium system. That means no 120GB HDD and no HDMI output. Lucky winners will also miss out on getting a copy of the newly announced THE SIMPSONS GAME which isn't due to be released until later this year.

According to the press release, Microsoft will be giving away the 100 consoles in a "series of special events and promotions." Microsoft points fans to http://www.xbox.com for further details, but the site has not yet been updated with additional information.

The Simpsons movie will hit the big-screen on July 27. The various Microsoft promotions will take place during the weeks leading up to the release of the movie.



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RE: Err...
By boss coffee on 5/10/2007 1:02:57 PM , Rating: 5
There was no market for non-Disney, animated movies during the golden years of the Simpsons. It took a huge ramp up from Pixar, Dreamworks, etc., to create the mass market demand we see today.

But I agree with you: I think the Simpsons missed the boat by 4-5 years. They could have really capitalized on their once dominant following. Now they have to compete with every other animated show that slaps 3 normal episodes together and puts it on the big screen.


RE: Err...
By Nightskyre on 5/10/2007 2:47:05 PM , Rating: 2
Which full length Pixar flick is not affiliated with Disney?


RE: Err...
By Kromis on 5/10/2007 8:32:05 PM , Rating: 2
Lol, doesn't Disney own Pixar?


RE: Err...
By KHysiek on 5/11/2007 1:49:43 AM , Rating: 2
Dosne ows Pixar sinca last year, but not before. They've had just distribution agreement for long time (since 1993 AFAICR). Pixar movies' scenarios and creation were independent from Disney.


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