Xbox 360 HD DVD Showcase Roundup

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Microsoft's still being coy about the HD DVD drive they showed off at the DVD Forum in Los Angeles. Despite the tight-lipped policy about not giving out price or launch date, we do know a few more things.

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The drive is about the size of a large hardcover book, and around half the size of the 360 console. The preliminary UI design was shown on Monday, and all guesses point to having a release date before Christmas time.

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Microsoft threw in a little bit about not including the HD DVD inside the Xbox 360 because they wanted to give the consumers a "choice" between two formats. Or most likely, they didn't want to pick a side before a winner was decided.

Xbox 360's HD-DVD Gets Displayed [Kotaku]
Microsoft's HD-DVD drive for the Xbox360 takes centre stage [Pocket Lint]
Microsoft unveils HD-DVD drive for Xbox 360 [Uber Gizmo]
Microsoft displays HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360 [Krunker]
HD DVD for the Xbox 360 [CNET]

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> The drive is about the size of a large hardcover book

Okay, Jason.. Fess up. What sort of books are you reading that are half the size of an Xbox 360?