CGR's On This Day in Gaming - Xbox 360 Launches, November 22

"... Classic Game Room presents CGR's ON THIS DAY IN GAMING! On November 22, 2005, the Seventh Generation of Video Games began, as the Xbox 360 launched in North America. The console, like its competitors, would see many changes in the industry over the course of its long life-span, including the extinction of retail rental, the advent of motion control, and the rise of the storytelling blockbuster. Though the 'Next Box' would be scrutinized for its early cases of hardware failure -- the Red Ring of Death -- the system, with its Xbox Live Service, would notably regain American ground in the market long lost by Atari in the early '80s."

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