G4, the network dedicated to all
things video games, is preparing to cover an entertainment milestone -- the
launch of the massively anticipated Xbox 360. As the only television
broadcaster going live from four locations across the country, "Countdown to
Xbox 360" will be the destination for viewers to get wall-to-wall Xbox 360
coverage. The groundbreaking 3.6 hours of dedicated Xbox 360 programming
begins Monday, November 21, 2005, at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on
G4 -- videogame tv.
We're celebrating this night like New Year's Eve, with a countdown that
culminates when the sale of the first Xbox 360 is completed. G4 is ringing in
the next generation of gaming with extensive live coverage that will take
viewers out of their living rooms and into the excitement of launch events
across the country," comments Peter M. Green, Senior Vice President,
Programming & Production, G4. "Gamers are anxiously awaiting the launch of
the Xbox 360. It is a huge night in the history of video games and a
momentous occasion for our viewers."
Joining gamers from around the world who have made the pilgrimage, G4's
Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will host the special, reporting live from the
exclusive "Xbox 360: Zero Hour" launch event in the Mojave Desert. Viewers
will be granted an all-access pass to this true gaming paradise featuring
hundreds of gaming stations, live entertainment and around-the-clock gaming,
with the chance to play the full Xbox 360 launch line-up along with other
highly anticipated games scheduled for release next year.
Throughout the 3.6-hour countdown, Adam and Morgan will check in with G4
hosts at the three other launch events across the country. Geoff Keighley,
reporting from Seattle, will mingle with Microsoft executives as he works to
get the inside scoop. Meanwhile, Kristin Holt in New York and Kevin Pereira
in Los Angeles will be celebrating on opposite coasts and talking to fans who
will be lining up to be among the first to buy the new console.
This unprecedented night of programming will also provide viewers with the
ultimate buyer's guide for the new console. "Countdown to Xbox 360" takes an
in-depth look at the making of the 360, features interviews with key industry
experts, and reveals reviews, previews, tips and tricks for the new Xbox 360
games. The special will culminate in the sale of the first Xbox 360 when the
next generation video game system hits retail stores nation wide.
"When it comes to 'Countdown to Xbox 360', we're depending on G4 to
deliver comprehensive and captivating coverage capable of reaching both the
mainstream consumer as well as the avid fan," said Peter Moore, Corporate Vice
President of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing at Xbox.
Tune in to "Countdown to Xbox 360" Monday, November 21 beginning at 9:00
PM ET/6:00 PM PT on G4 -- videogame tv.